Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
Ys in NY offer 12 different overnight camps that run from a few days to a few weeks in scenic outdoor areas that span from all over the state. Camp programs offer a wide variety of outdoor adventures led by trained and experienced leaders who guide children and teenagers in having an unforgettable experience. Expect new and fun activities that will add not only build skills but great new friends and character values for life.
Camp Y-Owasco, Auburn, NY: 315-253-5304: Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Frost Valley, Claryville, NY: 845-985-2291: Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Camp Onyahsa,Dewittville, NY:716-664-2802:Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Camp Gorham, Eagle Bay, NY:315-357-6401:Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Camp Weona, Gainesville, NY: 716-565-6008: Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
New York YMCA Camp, Huguenot, NY: 845-858-2200:Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Camp Chingachgook, Kattskill Bay, NY: 518-656-9462:Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Camp Kenan, Lockport, NY:716-434-8887:Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Camp Cory,Penn Yan, Keuka Lake, NY:315-536-3840:Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Camp Hough, Perry, NY:585-344-1664:Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp
Silver Bay YMCA Conference & Family Retreat Center, Silver Bay, NY: 518-543-8833: Co-Ed Summer Resident Camp & Conference Center
Day camp can offer almost all of the benefits of traditional camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — in rural and urban settings while allowing campers to return home each afternoon. YMCAs across the nation offer day camps for elementary children and some have offerings for pre-schoolers and teens.
Contact your local Y to find a day camp.