group-staff-teens-standingYMCA programs provide activities for teens that allow them to shape their values and discover their special talents. Teen programs are designed to take teens on a journey of discovery that encourages a life of community service with them as well. With an “asset-building” approach, teens can develop life-long skills and the understanding they the need to become successful in life.

Youth & Government

Youth and Government is a nation-wide YMCA program, active in nearly 40 states. Nationwide, nearly 25,000 students attend state Youth and Government conferences each year, with 3,300 adult volunteers and YMCA staff serving as adult advisors.

The Metropolitan Fort Worth YMCA Youth and Government is a youth-led, experiential learning opportunity which involves many Texas students each year.

The Metropolitan Fort Worth YMCA Youth and Government programs are organized throughout Tarrant and Hood counties to serve high school students. There are several components that make up Texas YMCA Youth and Government, including:

  • Legislative Branch
  • Executive Branch
  • Judicial Branch
  • Media
  • YMCA Youth Conference on National Affairs
  • Retreats and Training Session

Students can participate in one or more program offerings and register through their local YMCA or school delegations. For more information, click here!

Summer Resident Camp

Since 1948, Camp Carter YMCA has been a special place for youth to grow. Created especially for the youth of our community, there are few places where values are so important. At Camp Carter, each camper has the opportunity to learn, grow and have fun as they meet new friends, try new things and develop greater confidence in themselves.

At Camp Carter, children can be themselves in a fun and challenging environment where self-confidence, individuality and camaraderie flourish. The program is customized to the camper’s age and level of development. Every day is packed with sports and activities, which leave each camper with improved skills and exciting memories.

Year-Round Programs

Camp Carter also offers a host of programs that are enjoyed year-round by our guests.

Outdoor Education

During the fall, winter and spring months, Camp Carter provides hands-on learning and discovery through the Outdoor Environmental Education program for public and private schools in grades 2 – 6.

Challenge Course

A confidence building program for teams or individuals, the Challenge Course is available to all church, business and social groups.

Equestrian Program

Riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties, and half-day rides are only a few of the events offered at the Camp Carter Stables.

Conference and Retreat Center

Camp Carter hosts many retreats and group outings during the fall, winter and spring months.

For more information regarding any program or facility at YMCA Camp Carter, call 817-738-9241 or visit their website.