Teen Specialty Camps

Developing leadership qualities and abilities are important life-long ingredients that help build character within the YMCA’s framework of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Our leadership camps develop the total person – spirit, mind, and body – through a variety of service projects, hands-on activities and team-building exercises. Our leaders of tomorrow begin with our youth of today!


Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Teens rise to the challenge of Leaders-in-Training Camp and discover their leadership qualities. Participants will learn and develop camp skills needed to lead camper activities, including personal development through confidence building and responsibility management, as well as group development through activity planning and event organization. They’ll have opportunities to shadow counselors of younger campers and assist staff in their camp activities. There will also be plenty of time to hang out with friends – new and old. Come experience camp from a whole new perspective!

Teen Quest

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Teen Quest is an exciting day camp program geared toward teens that want total outdoor fun! As a group quest, participants will decide and plan out many of the camp activities and events throughout the week. This program develops valuable life skills such as open communication, team building, cooperation and conflict resolution. Campers choose from a variety of activities including canoeing and kayaking along the shores, climbing the rock/obstacle tower, nature studies, environmental education, service projects and much more!

Junior Counselor Program

Ages 14 – 17

Volunteer Program

Love working with kids in a camp setting? Here’s your chance to take a leadership role! Junior Counselors are assigned to a group and assist the Senior Counselors in leading and carrying out a variety of Day Camp programs. Junior Counselors help campers acquire feelings of self-esteem, self-worth and competence in an outdoor setting. Previous experience in the LIT program or working with children is required. Candidates will be selected through an application and interview process. This is a volunteer position. Contact Camp Kici Yapi to apply.

Teen Water Adventure 

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

The hottest way to cool off this summer! Campers will spend a full week enjoying an awesome array of water activities including canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. They will also enjoy a day at a water park.

Teen Archery

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Campers discover the science behind drawing and releasing the bow while fine tuning their archery skills. Instructors show campers the proper grip, stance and aim alignment. Equipment will be provided. Campers will go on a field trip to a local archery range.