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To learn more, visit our Camp Carter Page.
Youth & Teens
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.
Camp Carter also offers a host of programs that are enjoyed year-round by our guests.
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.
A confidence building program for teams or individuals, the Challenge Course is available to all church, business and social groups.
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 Camp Carter, call 817-738-9241.
Visit the Camp Carter website at www.campcarter.org
YMCA Summer Camps provide opportunities for teens, too. From exciting Teen Camp adventures to leadership opportunities through counselor-in-training programs, to opportunities to lead campers at Camp Carter, teens can find a great way to spend their summers in YMCA camps.
Teen Leadership Camp –TLC
TLC is a camp for teens where they engage in a variety of activities that build their leadership skills. During the week teen campers participate in team-building activities and gain an understanding of behavior and risk management, supervision, water safety, and project planning. Working with trained YMCA staff, teens learn effective methods for interacting with younger children. Each week has a unique focus and includes fun field trips, swim days, and other teen-chosen activities.
- Benbrook Community Center/YMCA
- Camp Carter YMCA
- Eastside YMCA
- Northwest YMCA
- Ryan Family YMCA
- Westside YMCA
Leaders In Training- LIT
The LIT program is a supportive atmosphere for teens to develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of themselves and others, experience volunteering, and meet new people. The LITs will assist in day camp programs and field trips. Moreover, they will have special activities/field trips throughout the summer.