Summer Day Camp

Northwest YMCA

YMCA Summer Camps


Our Camp Whatchawannabe Summer Camp is gearing up for the 2018 BEST SUMMER EVER! We are ready for exciting trips to the Fort Worth Zoo, Perot Museum, a trip to the movies to see Incredibles 2 and more!


About our Camp:

Our Day Camp provides campers ages 5-12 with theme-based activities that teach YMCA core values. Children spend time indoors and outdoors as camp staff lead campers in a wide variety of activities each day including arts and crafts, group games, skits, songs, sports, swimming, archery, music programs and off-site field trips!


June 4th – August 16th

Monday – Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

*Camp will be closed Wednesday, July 4th and Friday, August 17th*

2018 Day Camp Calendar

Parent Handbook


Our day camps take place at local schools in EMS-ISD. Summer Day Camp will be offered at the following locations for 2018:

  • Bryson Elementary
  • Commanche Springs Elementary
  • Lake Pointe Elementary

Friday Camps: Will take place at the Northwest YMCA


Registration Fee: $60

All participants are required to pay the one-time non-refundable camp registration fee. Discounts/Scholarship may not be applied to this fee.  

YMCA Members: $125/week; Non-Members: $145/week

OPTION A Participants: Do not pay registration fee. Pay regular weekly rate as paid all school year.

*Financial assistance is available.
*If you are needing to apply for Financial Assistance, you must apply at the Northwest YMCA facility.

Our Staff:

Let our summer camp counselors create a great summer camp experience for your child! All staff are at least 18 years of age and receive over 40 hours of training along with CPR/first aid training. Background checks are completed along with personal and professional references. All of our camps are licensed by the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services.


What can my child expect at Day Camp?  

Each week at Camp Whatchawannabe campers can expect a week full of adventure! Camp is a place where they will make new friends while participating in a variety of activities like crafts, and games, all geared toward a specific theme. Our trained staff will lead the campers in character development activities, team building games, and weekly field trips. 

What is the staff/child ratio at camp? Our camp follows a ratio of 1 staff to 10 children. During some activities and field trips the ratio is lower.

What does my camper need to bring to camp? Please label everything your child brings. A few camp necessities include lunch, water bottle, backpack, swim suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, tennis shoes, and comfy clothes.

Does the Y provide snacks? Yes, we provide a morning and afternoon snack. Please be sure to list any allergies on your enrollment form. Snack menus will be available each month.

What about swimming? Campers will have the opportunity to swim each Friday at the Northwest YMCA, with additional days during weeks 5,10, & 11. Campers who wish to swim in the deeper end of the pool will be tested by YMCA lifeguards each day. Campers will wear flotation devices if they are not strong swimmers and all swimming is supervised by YMCA lifeguards and camp staff at all times. Swim lessons are available – ask any membership service staff at the Northwest YMCA for times and availability.

How can I reach camp? Each camp has a cell phone – numbers will be provided in our Parent Handbook and at our Parent Meeting on May 31st at 7pm – location TBA. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Program Director, Barbara Cooper at [email protected] for specific information or call 817-237-7237.

Save by becoming a member!

Join the Northwest YMCA as a family and save $20 a week on childcare. That is $80 per month of savings!

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

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 Camp Carter, call 817-738-9241.