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With homework and school taking up most of their days during the spring, fall and winter, summer offers kids the perfect chance to nurture their passions and explore their hobbies.
That’s why the YMCA of Greater Charlotte offers specialty Summer Day Camps for kids in Charlotte and surrounding counties. Since some of the biggest growth that kids experience happens during the summer, the Y has camps that build children’s confidence through activities they love.
Camps for kids who love to explore the outdoors
Held at Camp Eagle Rock at the Hemby Program Center, campers play games in the woods and build the kind of forts they could only imagine in their dreams.
Campers learn the basic nomenclature of sailing, wind direction, points of sail, knot-tying, furling of sails and basic water safety on Lake Norman.
Discover the thrill of the wilderness in this camp that focuses on becoming one with the outdoors!
Camps for kids who love to create
Through hands-on experience, young cooks are inspired to try new foods and become more nutritious and adventurous eaters.
Build it far and wide or as high as the sky! Campers use their hands and imagination to construct inventive creations.
Photography and Scrapbooking
Try this hands-on camp that explores camera use, photo composition, perspective and lighting that will bring out your young Ansel Adams.
Camps for kids who love to discover
Campers will discover the world of dinosaurs, fossils and clues left behind so many years ago.
Through a variety of experiments, campers will learn about basic chemical reactions and science in the world around us.
Calling all Muggles and Harry Potter fans! Campers learn to play Quidditch, perfect potion-making skills and let the Sorting Hat choose their “house.”
Camps for kids who love to dance
Campers will enjoy their favorite music, make friends and learn a fun, rhythmic dance routine for a showcase performance.
Lights, Camera, Dance
Campers will learn all the latest moves and choreography and create their own music video.
Dancers learn basic ballet steps and new ways to express themselves. From Elsa to Snow White, they will celebrate a different princess each day.
Camps for kids who love sports
Triathlon Camp gives athletes the opportunity to train for the swim, bike and run portions of a triathlon.
Campers play their favorites: basketball, flag football and soccer. They’ll also be challenged with popular camp games like dodgeball, gator ball and more!
This camp makes exercise fun and to help young athletes move better, safer and more effectively.
Reserve your child’s spot
These are just a few of the Y’s most popular camps. They have so much more to offer your child. Act fast to secure your camper’s spot at their favorite day camp. Click here to explore and register for YMCA Summer Day Camps.
Ready for more summer memories? Try Overnight Camp!
Whether kids are enjoying horseback riding and woodland adventure at Camp Harrison or camp games and lakeside fun at Camp Thunderbird, your camper will make unforgettable memories at overnight summer camp!