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Camp Central

Welcome to Camp Central at the Morrison YMCA!

At the Y, we work hard to develop safe and exciting day camps that help children thrive. Camp Central is your one-stop information center providing all the camp details and information you need to be prepared and know what to expect. Our hope is to create a worry-free experience where parents feel secure about their children in our care. We hope day camp at the Y will be one of the best parts of your child’s summer!




Drop-Off and Pick-Up

What to Bring/Wear

Lunch Information

Camp Schedule

Medical Authorization Form​

Swim Assessment

Heat Advisory

Sunscreen Application

Camp Photos

Parent FAQ’s

Contact Us
Parent Tips
We are committed to giving you all the information you need to be prepared and have an awesome camp experience! You’ll receive a “Welcome to Camp” email with detailed camp information the Friday before your child’s camp begins. Please read through it thoroughly. If you do not receive an email the Friday prior to camp starting, please email us.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Drop-off and pick-up locations will be included in an information email that will be sent the Friday before each scheduled week of camp. Please help us keep camp on schedule by dropping off and picking up your child on time.

Half Day AM Camp
7:30-8:30 AM: Drop-off
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Camp in session
by 1:00 PM: Pick up
Half Day PM Camp
1:00-1:30 PM: Drop-off
1:30-5:30 PM: Camp in session
5:30-6:00 PM: Pick-up

Full Day Camp
7:30-9:00 AM: Drop-off
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Camp in session
4:00-6:00 PM: Pick-up
Please note: Preschool Camps do NOT have early drop-off or late pick-up. Participants must be dropped of at 9:00 AM and picked up by 1:00 PM.

See map (Morrison YMCA) >>
See map (Ballantyne Arts Center) >>
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See map (Morrison Hawk Ridge Elementary) >>
What to Bring/Wear
Check the weather daily and dress your camper accordingly — the camp day will continue rain or shine! Be sure to label EVERYTHING you send to camp with your camper and check the camp’s lost and found at the end of the week before items are donated. Information specific to your camp program will be sent out in an email the Friday before camp begins.
  • Children should dress comfortably in clothes that can get dirty
  • Close-toed tennis shoes to protect their feet during camp activities
  • Pack a healthy lunch, refillable water bottle and 2 snacks for morning and afternoon
  • Swimsuit and towel with sandals to walk to the pool and back from the changing area
  • Plastic bag for the wet swimsuit and towel
  • Spray sunscreen and bug spray
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Day pack or small book bag to hold all belongings that your child can comfortably carry
  • Campers will be outdoors 90% of the day so be prepared for hot weather days
  • Please dress your kids in cool clothing for hot weather days (light colors, light fabric, hat and visor)
We recommend that the following items stay at home:
  • Any food containing nuts (we are a nut-free program!)
  • Electronics (Teen Camps do have specific times when they are allowed to use devices)
  • Toys
  • Anything you would be sad to lose 

Campers are very active and will get hungry! Pack a healthy, satisfying lunch every day. We aren’t able to refrigerate lunches, so please pack them in a small cooler/lunch box with ice packs or frozen water bottles. Label everything!
  • For AM camps: 1 snack, 1 lunch and 1 refillable water bottle
  • For PM camps: 1 snack and 1 refillable water bottle
  • For full-day camps: 2 snacks, 1 lunch and 1 refillable water bottle 
We offer Chick-Fil-A on Thursdays
All of our school-age or teen camps that do not travel are eligible to purchase Chick-Fil-A lunches for Thursdays. To order Chick-Fil-A, please register online or with our Sales & Service team by the end of day Tuesday that week. Chick-Fil-A lunches include a plain chicken sandwich, an applesauce cup and a bagged snack.
No Nuts Please
We are a nut-free program and the foods we provide as a part of the program are allergy-friendly. Please DO NOT send your child with any food containing nuts. We have children in our programs with severe allergies and you can help prevent a life threatening emergency by selecting alternatives to pack in your child’s snacks and lunches.
If you’re wondering why we serve Chick-Fil-A when we are a nut-free program: 
While Chick-Fil-A does cook with peanut oil, they use a highly refined version that the FDA does not consider to be an allergen. Chick-Fil-A’s peanut oil suppliers use a complex process to purify the oil, which removes the protein from the peanut that triggers an allergic reaction. None of their menu items contain nuts. If you are concerned about whether or not Chick-Fil-A would be safe for your child, please consult with your pediatrician. If you would prefer for your child not to eat with others who have Chick-Fil-A meals on Thursdays, let us know and we will help arrange their lunchtime accordingly.
Camp Schedule
Individual camp schedules and agendas vary. Select your camp to view details.
Arts Camp
Dance Camp
Gymnastics and Youth Fitness Camp
Sports Camp
Teen Camp
Preschool Themed Camp
School Age Themed Camp
Cooking Camp

Medical Authorization Form
Please administer all medications at home before arriving at camp. If your child needs to take medicine during the camp day, a “Medication Authorization Form” must be filled out and provided to the camp office staff. All medication (including over the counter items) must be dispensed by the camp office personnel. Please contact the camp director if your child has an allergy that requires special attention. These guidelines are for your child’s safety. Print and complete form >>

  • Before swimming at camp each week, all campers are swim tested in the pool under the direct supervision of certified lifeguards and camp staff. In the event that a child is considered a non- or weak swimmer, or if they opt out of the swim assessment, they will be able to participate in the Splash Pool, which ranges from 0 to 1.5 feet.  Throughout the week, we do not require that kids retake their swim test, but we do offer it as an option Tuesday through Friday for kids who want to move to the big pool, or who have been practicing and want to try their skills in an assessment. Learn more >>
The safety and comfort of our campers is always our top priority and we want you to be aware of the changes we will make to our camp schedule with the heat is on. Read our policy >>
Sunscreen Application
Protecting skin from the sun’s damaging rays is important. If you have specific questions about sunscreen application or if you have a child with a sunscreen allergy, please contact your branch camp director. 
  • Apply sunscreen to your child before arriving at camp — we can assist in reapplying as needed
  • Send your preferred sunscreen labeled with your child’s name on it
Camp Photos
Log on to our Y Camp Life portal to check out fun photos of your camper in action! Visit Y Camp Life >>
Parent FAQs
Still have questions? Get answers to our most frequently asked questions about day camp at the Morrison Y. Browse FAQs >>
Contact Us
Day Camp
704 716 4650
Sales & Service
704 716 4600
Morrison Family YMCA Cell Phone
980 214 1514
Pavilion Cell Phone
980 240 6179
CHMS Cell Phone
980 240 6137
Teen Camp Cell Phone
980 259 3271
Camp Directors:
Marie Duty – Preschool Camps
Andie St. Clair – Arts Camps
Jenn Thome – Gymnastics & Fitness Camps
Steven Crespo – Sports Camps
Kelly Petrere – Themed Camps
Mallory Choate – Cooking Camps
Amanda Kennedy – Outdoor Adventure Camp
Stephanie Wilson – Dance Camps
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For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4600