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!

Teen Quest

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $225/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $250/week

Week of June 19

Teen Quest is an exciting day camp program geared toward teens that want total outdoor fun! As a group quest, you 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.

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Teen Water Adventure 

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $255/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $280/week

Weeks of July 10 and July 31

It’s the hottest way to cool off this summer! Spend a full week enjoying an awesome array of water activities including canoeing, kayaking, swimming, paddleboarding and sailing.

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Teen Archery

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $250/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $275/week

Weeks of July 24 and August 14

Fine tune your archery skills and learn new ones. Archery games will help you discover the science behind drawing and releasing the bow. Instructors will show you proper grip, stance and aim alignment. Equipment will be provided. Campers will go on a field trip to a local archery range.

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Teen Service Learning (NEW!)

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $225/week
Non-Member Program Participants: $250/week

Week of August 7

Grow your leadership and teambuilding skills, while bolstering self-confidence through giving back to the community. Earn volunteer hours and improve your skill set while actively participating in traditional camp activities like swimming,
canoeing and kayaking, and high ropes course. Service projects take place at camp and in a National Park. You will receive a certificate with the number of service hours completed. It’s a win-win for you and the community!

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Leaders-In-Training

Entering grades 7 – 9 in fall, 2017

Member Participants: $295/two weeks
Non-Member Program Participants: $320/two weeks

Two-Week Sessions: Weeks of June 12, June 26, July 10, July 24 August 7 and August 21

Rise to the challenge in Leaders-in-Training Camp and discover your leadership qualities. You will learn and develop the necessary camp skills needed to lead camper activities, as well as group responsibility through activity planning. You will have opportunities to shadow counselors and assist staff in camp activities. There will be plenty of time to hang out with friends – new and old. Come experience camp from a whole new perspective!

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Junior Counselor Program

Ages 14 – 17

Volunteer Program

Do you 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 high 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.

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