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Summer Camps

A true summer experience when children need it most.
Summer Day Camp
Find meaningful activities and fun experiences
Overnight Camp
Camp Harrison
7901 South NC 18,
Boomer NC, 28606
Camp Thunderbird
1 Thunderbird Ln,
Lake Wylie SC, 29710

Take Back Your Summer


Summer will look different for many of us this year and families will seek socialization at a safe distance in more ways than before as a result of how COVID-19 has changed our world. As families continue to plan for the upcoming season, the Y wants to be a resource for you.

Whether your camper wants to explore endless days full of adventure at one of our branch-based day camps, open-air adventure in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains in Boomer, NC at Camp Harrison or a water-based voyage on the shores of Lake Wylie, SC at Camp Thunderbird, the Y has something for everyone.


Updated Safety Measures in Place

With guidance from Y-USA, the American Camping Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are following COVID-19 safety precautions within our programs that include practices such as lower staff to camper ratio, social distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.


Campers Will Have Fun While Staying Safe

As the premier provider for a world-class camp experience, the Y ensures our programs are safe and despite increased safety precautions, provide an unforgettable summer that campers deserve.

At the foundation of our summer camp programs, we believe in each child’s individuality and continue to focus on three areas of development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging. It is important that all campers have the chance to experience our core values: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith.

One of the most fun parts of growing up is trying something new and loving the experience. Every single week at summer camp offers so many unique themes and opportunities for preschoolers, school-age children and teens.

From athletics and arts to zip-lines and Zumba dancing, there is something for every child at the Y. Our priority is to give everyone the chance to unplug and grow during summer camp, all with your family’s safety in mind.


YMCA Statement on Camp CMS

Summer is a critical time in a child’s life. At the Y, we understand the importance of academic enrichment during summer months, and we support Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ new Camp CMS program. The Y is proud to offer a variety of summer programs for families throughout the community, including students not served by CMS and those families with unique scheduling needs. The YMCA will continue to offer summer programs like day camp, and will be adding additional programs to supplement Camp CMS. We also hope to partner with local CMS schools to support their efforts this summer.