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Camp CentralWelcome 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.

Preschool AM Camp
9:00 AM: Drop-off *There is no early drop-off*
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Camp in session.
1:00 PM: Pick-up *There is no late pick-up*

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

See map (Morrison YMCA) >>
See map (Ballantyne Arts Center) >>
See map (Bojangles Pavillion) >>
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.
Campers should:
  • Dress comfortably in clothes that can get dirty.
  • Wear closed-toe tennis shoes to protect their feet during camp activities.
  • Pack a healthy lunch, refillable water bottle and 2 snacks for morning and afternoon.
  • Bring any spray sunscreen or bug spray they might need (labeled!)
  • Pack an extra change of clothes.
  • Come with a backpack they can carry full of the things they’ll need that day. 
If your child is in Day Camp, Sports Camp, or Splash Camp:
  • Campers will be outdoors 90% of the day, so they need to be prepared!
  • Please dress your kids in cool clothing for hot weather days (light colors, light fabric, hat and visor).
  • Pack a swimsuit and towel.  Sandals may also be worn to walk from the program area to the pool and back.
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
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.
Camp Schedule

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 on extremely hot days. 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
Want to learn more about child safety at the Y? Here is our commitment to ensuring the protection of every child. Learn more >>
Contact Us

Sales & Service
704 716 4600
Morrison Family YMCA Cell Phone
980 214 1514
Pavilion Cell Phone
704 589 0250
Hawk Ridge Elementary
980 240 6137
Teen Camp Cell Phone
980 240 6179
Ballantyne Arts Center
704 716 4670

Camp Directors
Marie Duty – Preschool Camps
Andie Maloney – Arts Camps
Jenn Thome – Gymnastics
Meghan Hitt – Fitness
Charlie Murphy – Sports Camps
Kelly Brown – Cooking Camps
Amanda Kennedy – Outdoor Adventure Camp
Stephanie Wilson – Dance Camps
Caleb Ayres – Themed & Teen Camps
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For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4600