Fort Worth

YMCA Camp Carter Day Camp Themes

February 9, 20240 min

Quick Day Camp Guide for Camp Carter

This quick guide to themes, dates, and drop-off schedules will help you plan the perfect summer for your Y Camper!

In addition to each ultimate theme week, campers will have an opportunity to choose their clinics for each activity period AND of course, they’ll get to experience all their camp favorites like the challenge course, canoeing, swimming, archery, fishing, and more!

Need to know:

  • Daily drop-off: 7 – 8:30 am
  • Daily pick-up: 4 – 6 pm
Please bring a valid ID. Only authorized adults with a valid ID can check campers out of day camp.

Please pack swimming suits/trunks, towels, wide-mouth refillable water bottles, sunscreen, and an easy-to-use backpack. Please leave all electronics at home!

For a full list of items to prepare, please read our parent guide.

Lunch and snacks are provided daily.

Weekly Themes

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Week 1: May 28 – May 31 – Adventure Week

Are you ready to get outdoors? Adventure week offers an opportunity to put your inner explorer to the test as you dive into our options for outdoor experiences while making new friends, building your skills, getting unplugged and experiencing the great outdoors!

Week 2: June 3 – June 7 – Star Wars Week

PEW PEW! Did you hear that? It’s the sound of an amazing week at Star Wars camp, which means you will get to train for the rise of the resistance, enjoy themed crafts and more! Journey with us through this week of camp and find if you have what it takes to become one with the Jedi!

Week 3: June 10 – June 14- Camp Olympics

Don your face paint and camp spirit as we embark, train, and challenge in the ultimate first-ever Camp Carter Camp Olympics! We will experience teamwork, friendship, and creativity as we complete challenges, activities, and games throughout the week. We will also have our walk of champions and torch lighting ceremony to “Let the Games Begin.”


Week 4: June 17 – June 21 – Neverland Week

Join us in a week of adventure when we will journey to Neverland through mermaids, pirates, lost boys, and fairies. This week will test your exploration skills and put them to use in our all-camp experience! Come join us in this fun-filled and action-packed week full of adventure, character-building, friendship, and a sense of camp MAGIC.

Week 5: June 24 – June 28 – Jungle Cruise Week

The myth is real…the expeditions you will embark on will leave you wanting more through hiking, survival skills and a few more surprises along the way.


Week 6: July 1 – July 5 – Red, White and Blue Week

Cue the Bald Eagle, fireworks and RED, WHITE & BLUE as you jump in for an entire patriotic experience. We will start this week off with a bang while getting creative, competitive, and a little bit messy to bring in the holiday week!

*Camp will be open and operating on the 4th of July!

Week 7: July 8 – July 12 – Super Week

The Marvel Heroes from Overnight Camp have taken over camp…we need you to help us in taking back camp! The camp leadership staff has been working tirelessly in efforts to keep the heroes out, we need you to be equipped and ready to go! We challenge you to go through training, meet the team and help to defeat the heroes throughout this week while building relationships, super power training and more. Do you have what it takes?


Week 8: July 15 – July 19 – Fantasy Week

Be everything you want to be at camp—a wizard, hobbit, a donkey, ogre, princess, prince, gingerbread man, 3-legged half faun half man, or any other wild creature you can imagine! This week we will creatively enter into a world of imagination and exploration!


Week 9: July 22 – July 26 – Color Craze Week

Get ready to fight to the finish in our Second Annual, Day Camp Color Craze! You will be equipped and ready to uphold your tribe’s color throughout the week as you compete, build new relationships and get a little messy…you’ve never seen camp like this!


Week 10: July 29 – August 2 – Warrior Week

Adventure outside and put on your imagination hats because we’re stepping into the great outdoors. As you go throughout the week, you will get to compete, challenge, train, and design to see which crew is the greatest Warrior!


Week 11: August 5 – August 9 – Water Wars Week

As we wind down the summer, we’re not done yet. Join us for our wildest week through water balloons, swimming, lake activities, and more! Let’s beat the heat and bring on the water toys as we cool off for our last week of camp!

Get ready for your Best Summer Ever! Register today!

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