YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Lake Norman YMCA

Summer Camps

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.  

We are passionate about quality and safety. Parents can enjoy peace of mind knowing
that their child is participating in meaningful activities and experiences that align with their needs and abilities. 


Camp runs from June 16 - August 22.


Reserve a week of camp for only $10 

Register online

Registration Form   Camp Guide Parent Packet   

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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"Everyone seems to know
who my child is. This has been
his first experience at camp
in an unfamiliar environment
and he's done great
and really enjoyed it!"

- Feedback from a Day Camp Mom 



Camp HarrisonYMCA Camp Harrison | Ages 6-16
Just over the ridge, beyond the apple orchard and away from the distraction of modern life, kids experience God's breath-taking natural world through exploration and adventure at our 2000-acre camp in the mountains. At Camp Harrison, we believe in the God-given potential of every child and create a one-of-a-kind opportunity to build character, develop self-confidence and encourage self expression. Resident campers choose from a variety of both land and water activities including archery, paintball, ropes course, fishing, sailing and more.
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YMCA Camp Thunderbird  | Ages 7-16   
Camp ThunderbirdFor more than 75 years, Camp Thunderbird's 100-acre campus on South Carolina's shores of Lake Wylie has welcomed campers wanting to escape the buzz of city life. Thunderbird is a leader in water sports activities with programs that include wakeboarding, water skiing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, water slides and paddle boarding. Campers also take part in many land activities such as ropes courses, extreme sports, laser tag and more.
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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.