Camp: More Than Summer Fun

Camp Blob
Camp Blob

At the Y, we help children and teens realize their potential to be active, engaged and thriving members of the community. Our youth programs nurture social-emotional, cognitive and physical development from birth to career, providing kids with the skills and support they need to be successful in school and life.

Summer camp is a cornerstone of youth development at the Y. When kids have a chance to break from the routine of school and explore in a new setting, YMCA camps are there to help them discover who they are and all they can achieve. At camp, youth have the opportunity to build new skills and talents, foster relationships with friends and role models, and develop a sense of belonging so they feel comfortable to be themselves. Welcoming and inspiring settings motivate kids to push past their comfort zones to try new things and build confidence in their abilities.

The Y has supported the health and well-being of youth through camp for 130 years and today is one of the largest providers of camp programs in the U.S., serving more than 1.3 million kids and adults a year. Whether day camp or resident camp, family camp or specialty camp, youth can find a program that best meets their needs and summer schedules. With financial assistance available, all kids have an opportunity to experience camp.

Rooted in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y’s holistic approach to youth development helps kids grow in spirit, mind and body, all while having fun. To learn more about camp at the Y and what programs are available in your area to help youth learn, grow and thrive this summer, visit or speak to the staff at your YMCA. 


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Authored by: YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas