YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Harris YMCA

Day Camp

Keep your kids active and happy this summer! When you bring your child to YMCA summer camp, you're not just dropping off your child for a day of fun activities, you're tapping into an expert summer camp resource committed to providing a high-quality, age-appropriate experience.

At the Harris Y, we are passionate about quality and safety. Parents can enjoy peace of mind that their child is participating in meaningful activities and experiences that align with their needs and abilities. 


Camp runs from JUN 16 – AUG 22.
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The Harris YMCA offers something for everyone:
  • Day Camps and Half-Day Camps
  • Preschool Day Camps
  • Sports Camps
  • Aquatics Camps 
  • Dance Camps
  • Gymnastics & Cheerleading Camps
  • Arts Camps
  • Themed Camps
  • Teen Camps
  • And more!
Camp Guide

Parent Information
Whether you are sending your child to camp for the first time or the fifth time, it can be both an exciting and nerve-wracking experience for you and your child. Check out our FAQ and Parent Packet to find important information that will help you be as prepared as possible.

Keep Cool at Camp
When weather reports indicate an unhealthy heat index or poor air quality, we adjust our camp day to safeguard campers from dehydration and overexposure to sun and heat. We provide cool, indoor or shaded places for camp activities, provide frequent water breaks and monitor sun exposure.

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“The camps offer a lot of different activities every day. I like that
there is a good amount of both
indoor and outdoor activities
with it being summer.
My daughter comes home from camp happy and tired.”

- Feedback from a 2013 Harris YMCA
Day Camp Parent


YMCA Camp Thunderbird  |  Ages 7-16 
For more than 75 years, Camp Thunderbird has provided campers an unforgettable experience that includes adventure, fun and friendship. With nationally recognized water programs that include wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, water slides and paddle boarding, Thunderbird is a leader in water sports activities.
YMCA Camp Harrison  |  Ages 6-16  
Founded on Christian values, Camp Harrison is located in the mountains of Boomer, N.C. Campers choose from over 21 land activities including archery, paintball, ropes course, sports and crafts. Adventure tracks allow campers to create their own personalized experiences including Dude Ranch,  Sportsman, Farm to Feast, Beyond the Ridge and more.

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte recognizes the individuals, families and communities are diverse. The YMCA values and respects this diversity and chooses to be inclusive through its acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ability or cultural identity.

YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.