YMCA Camp Harrison

Get away, enjoy the open-air beauty of nature and grow closer to God.Get away, enjoy the open-air beauty of nature and grow closer to God.
7901 South NC 18, Boomer, NC 28606 | Directions
7901 South NC 18, Boomer, NC 28606
704-716-4330 | Contact Us
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YMCA Camp Harrison


Located between Lenoir and North Wilkesboro in North Carolina, YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge gives kids ages 6-16 the chance to make life-long memories on over 2,000 acres of land, streams, and trails just 90 miles from Charlotte in the mountains of North Carolina.

When someone joins us at YMCA Camp Harrison, they can expect to enjoy God’s creation, build relationships and challenge themselves as they learn new skills. Our campers develop lifelong friendships by embracing authenticity and accepting their differences. While many of our visitors join us as guests, they leave as family.

When traditional overnight camp is not in session, YMCA Camp Harrison operates family camps, weekend camps and as a retreat center for groups of all kinds.

NEW MEMBER PERK! We invite members to experience the magic of camp! Come visit us at YMCA Camp Harrison in the beautiful mountains of Boomer, NC. We’ll give you a taste of camp life with hiking, biking, arts & crafts, sing-alongs, & more! Come join the fun and discover why we’re the highlight of every camper’s summer. If planning to visit, let us know so we can better serve you.

Saturdays @ YMCA Camp Harrison            
7901 South NC 18                    
Boomer, NC 28606                    

Mar 1 – May 18th

Open: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Arrive any time between 10:00 am-12:00 pm    

No food will be provided

Please no pets                

Activities will include:

Climbing wall, Zipline, Aerial adventure course, Paintball, Gelly ball, Wagon rides, Mountain biking, Archery, Skeet shooting age dependent 14 plus, Mountain Bounce, Guided lake tour, Guided trail hikes, Bird watching, Shelter building,Fire starting, Fishing clinics, Open fire cooking, Dutch oven cooking, Canning.Pickling, Gardening 

Have you heard about our NEW(!) Gap Year Program? Feel free to email Colton.Bunt@ymcacharlotte.org for any questions related to this exciting opportunity.

Mission Statement: Faith, Character, Confidence.

Our mission is to develop your faith, character, and confidence in a community grounded in the teachings of Christ. Through intentional mentorship, immersive wilderness experiences, and practical skill development, we aim to equip you with a strong foundation of Christian values, leadership skills, and a deeper understanding of your identity in God’s love.

Throughout the 16 weeks, room and board will be provided, and you will have the opportunity to learn skills including trade work, professional career development, personal finance management, and more. In addition, we will embark on a variety of excursions from backpacking in the mountains to attending town events as a group! In the final weeks, you’ll work as a team to complete a mission project, utilizing many of the skills you learned during the program. By the end your time at Camp Harrison, our goal is to inspire you to embrace your unique gifts and prepare you for the next step in your walk with God. Click Here for More Information

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