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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
Payment Schedule
  Contact Us  

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 week before your child’s camp begins. Please read through it thoroughly. If you do not receive an email the week prior to camp starting, please email us.

View our Parent Handbook >>
Drop-off and pick-up locations will be included in an information email that will be sent the week prior to 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 AM - 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 PM - 1:30 PM: Drop-off
1:30 PM - 5:30 PM: Camp in session
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Pick-up

Full Day Camp
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Drop-off
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Camp in session
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Pick-up

See map (Morrison YMCA) >>
See map (Ballantyne Arts Center) >>
See map (Bojangles Pavillion) >>
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 week 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.
Individual camp schedules and agendas vary. Select your camp to view details.
Arts Camp
Cooking Camp
Dance Camp
Day Camp
Gymnastics and Youth Fitness Camp
Preschool Camp
Sports Camp
Teen Camp
Themed and Aquatics Camp
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 >>
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 SPRAY sunscreen labeled with your child’s name on it
  • If you prefer that your child uses a lotion sunscreen, please specify with camp leadership staff if your child will need help applying it.
Log on to our Y Camp Life portal to check out fun photos of your camper in action! Visit Y Camp Life >>
Want to learn more about child safety at the Y? Here is our commitment to ensuring the protection of every child. Learn more >>

2019 Parent Handbook >>
Member/program participant rates are determined based on the child’s YMCA membership status. All balances must be paid in full in order for a camper to attend. If your membership status or program adjusted rate changes before the week your child attends camp, the payment will be adjusted accordingly.

  • Deposits collected at the time of registration are deducted from the total balance due for that week of camp. 
  • All registrations require a $10 deposit for each camp. 
Program Adjustment Rate
As part of our My Y Pricing rate structure, an adjusted program rate is available to all who qualify. Both members and program participants must provide income verification at the Sales & Service Desk in order to receive an adjusted program rate. 

Payment Options
  • Pay in full at time of registration.
  • Automatic draft with a credit card according to the payment schedule on the right. In the event a draft is returned subsequent drafts will occur until the draft is successful. 
  • Payment in person. Payment will be accepted at the Sales & Service desk in the form of cash, debit, or credit card before the due date.  Payments not made by the due date will be automatically charged at that time using the card on file.
Late Payment Policy
Failure to make a payment by the balance due date will result in a $25 charge per child, per session. If payment isn’t made in full upon notice, the camper will be removed from the session.

Cancellation/Transfer Policy
  • Cancellations and requests to transfer programs must be made in writing by visiting our Sales & Service Desk or emailing morrisoncamps@ymcacharlotte.org. 
  • Cancellations or requests for transfers must be received at least eight days prior to the start of the requested camp week to qualify for a refund or transfer of money paid. 
  • Cancellations not received by the designated day will result in a forfeiture of all deposits and fees paid towards that camp week and the balance due will still apply.
Day Camp Payment / Cancellation Schedule
June 3 – June 7 May 1 May 26
June 10 – June 14 May 15 June 2
June 17 – June 21 May 15 June 9
June 24 – June 28 June 1 June 16
July 1 – July 5 June 1 June 23
July 8 – July 12 June 15 June 30
July 15 – July 19 June 15 July 7
July 22 – 26 July 1 July 14
July 29 – August 2 July 1 July 21
August 5 – 9 July 15 July 28
August 12 – 16 July 15 August 4
August 19 – 23 August 1 August 11


Camps that drop-off at the Main Building at the Morrison Family YMCA: 

Camps that drop off at the Pavilion at the Morrison Family YMCA: 704 589 0250

Camps that drop off at the DeFeo Hockey Rink at the Morrison Family YMCA: 980 240 6137

Camps that drop off at the Ballantyne Arts Center: 980 240 6179

Contact us via email at morrisoncamps@ymcacharlotte.org
Camp Directors
Marie Duty - Preschool
Andie Maloney - Visual and Theatre Arts
Meghan Cooper - Cooking
Meghan Hitt - Fitness and Gymnastics
Bernie Rapp - Sports
Amanda Kennedy - Day Camp
Stephanie Wilson - Dance
Caleb Ayres - Teens
Brittney Jolley - Themed
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For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4600