Summer Day Camps

At YMCA Camp Carter, Summer Camps are an Adventure

Camp at the Y is a time for kids to explore, discover and create in a place that encourages confidence and community. Whether you are interested in day camp, overnight camp, or one of our specialty camps, YMCA Camp Carter offers opportunities for kids to experience new hobbies, interests and adventures while learning what it means to be a good friend and leader.

Find a Day Camp

You can count on safe, high-quality, fun-filled summer camps at YMCA Camp Carter. For branch specific day camps, please click here.

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Jun 17
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Jun 21
Half Day
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Age 5
Sprockets 1/2 Day Camp: Neverland (Camp Carter)

Member: $

180

Non-Member: $

180
Jun 17
-
Jun 21
Full Day
,
Ages 7 - 12
Specialty Day Camp: CLIMB (Camp Carter)

Member: $

275

Non-Member: $

325
Jun 17
-
Jun 21
Full Day
,
Ages 13 - 15
Teen Leaders Day Camp: Neverland (Camp Carter)

Member: $

275

Non-Member: $

325
Jun 17
-
Jun 21
Full Day
,
Ages 5 - 12
Traditional Day Camp: Neverland (Camp Carter)

Member: $

275

Non-Member: $

325
Jun 24
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Jun 28
Full Day
,
Ages 8 - 12
Specialty Day Camp: WATERFRONT (Camp Carter)

Member: $

275

Non-Member: $

325
Jun 24
-
Jun 28
Full Day
,
Ages 13 - 15
Teen Adventure Day Camp: Jungle Cruise (Camp Carter)

Member: $

275

Non-Member: $

325
Jun 24
-
Jun 28
Full Day
,
Ages 5 - 12
Traditional Day Camp: Jungle Cruise (Camp Carter)

Member: $

275

Non-Member: $

325
Jun 24
-
Jun 28
Half Day
,
Age 5
Sprockets 1/2 Day Camp: Jungle Cruise (Camp Carter)

Member: $

180

Non-Member: $

180

Our Commitment

We wholeheartedly commit to safeguarding youth in our programs by employing vigilant supervision, certified staff, thorough safety protocol and emergency preparedness. Program handbooks provide detailed policies and procedures.

Child Safety

Our teams are trained and certified to protect and care for children.

Parent Resources

Answers to your questions regarding policies & procedures can be found in our guides & handbooks.

Get in Touch

Use our easy-to-use form to contact us about questions you have.

Featured Program

Military Campership

YMCA Camp Carter offers Military Camperships to families currently serving as active duty, deployed, reserves and veteran service members and their family. Camperships are based on a tiered system of support based on rank and status and are available for both Day and Overnight Camp. Click the link below to get started. We look forward to serving you and your family this summer!

Say What?! Stories from Camp

"If you’re looking to get out and into the woods without driving out too far, this is the place. Fun for everyone that loves the outdoors. . ."
Samuel
Camp Carter Guest
"Wonderful place to bring your kids for camp or rent a cabin with family or friends."
Dee
Outdoor Education School Staff
"Love these stables!"
Lindsey
Camp Carter Equestrian Mom
"The sheer variety of activities (rappelling, rock climbing, swinging, hiking, gaga ball, nature center, etc.), and the opportunity to swim (canoe, paddle board, fish, etc) in the lake and in the pool were highlights to keep {my boys'} interest up on a daily basis."
Vanessa
Camp Carter Day Camp Mom
"I trust the staff! I appreciate the character development. And, of course, the price point."
Christy
Camp Carter Day Camp Mom

Financial Assistance Available

The Y is here for ALL. Financial assistance, including income and needs-based scholarships, are available.

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Support YMCA Camps

Each year, the YMCA receives multiple requests for scholarships and financial support to ensure youth in our community have a safe, enriching, and fun summer. Our unique curriculum combines outdoor exploration, physical activity, STEM, arts and experiential learning delivered by highly engaged staff. As our area’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y uses your gift to make a meaningful, lasting impact.
Now more than ever, your donations matter. Learn how you can build our community through a meaningful gift.

Frequently Asked Questions

We promote a friendly and inclusive environment. Our staff is trained to encourage positive interactions among campers, and we monitor group dynamics to ensure everyone feels comfortable and engaged. Campers are grouped by age and grade.
If a camper loses something, our lost and found is accessible for parents to check during pick-up. We encourage labeling your child’s belongings to help us return items promptly.
We have a behavior management system in place to address any issues that might occur. Our approach is focused on positive reinforcement and open communication. If a camper poses harm to themselves or others, we may need to excuse them from the program. If this occurs, no refunds are available.
Photo release forms are built into every registration form. We use photos on our social channels and in marketing and promotion of the program. We also share on parent portals. Photos will only appear on approved channels owned/operated by the organization.
Cancelations and program change requests must all be made within the appropriate time frame outlined in the parent handbook. The handbook for each program details the timing and process for cancelation and changing weeks. This cannot be managed at your child’s program site.
Once your Campership form has been completed, you’ll receive a letter of qualification from our staff. Please sign and send the letter back and then proceed with registering your child for your preferred week. An adjustment will be made to your account after you register. We look forward to serving you and your family this summer!

Please read our Parent Handbook for a complete list of drop off and pick up times, what to bring to Camp, example schedules and more.