Customize Your Adventure

We design and provide a wide range of fun, character building activities for campers that speak directly to their age, interests and abilities.

Our land and water activities provide adventure as vast as the great outdoors. Exploring nature builds knowledge of the environment and an appreciation for the delicate balance of the world around them. Our staff creates a safe and challenging environment in which campers thrive as they accomplish their goals.

 

Water Activities

Our excellent waterfront activities present the challenge of learning new skills through quality instruction and participation.

All campers get to take part in every water activity during their stay at YMCA Camp Harrison.

  • Boating
    • Sailing
    • Canoeing
    • Kayaking
  • Fishing/Creeking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Toys
    • The Octagon
    • Inflatable Slides
    • The Blob
    • Wet Willy
    • Lake Flume
    • Water Zipline

 

Safety

All staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The majority of our staff are certified lifeguards or hold a YMCA water certification.

We require campers to wear Coast Guard approved life jackets at all times while participating in lake activities. Every camper must participate in a swimming skills assessment in accordance with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte.

Land Activities

Choose from traditional to innovative land activities.

Every camper participates in six pre-selected land activities; 3 on A-Day and 3 on B-Day. This allows campers to experience the most that YMCA Camp Harrison offers. Parents receive instructions for choosing land activities with their camper after completion of camp registration.

 

Adventure & More

  • Adventure Hiking/Survival Skills
  • Aerial Adventure
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Beanstalk Mountain Climbing Wall
  • Farm To Feast
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Scooters
  • Paintball
  • Puppy Training

 

Performing Arts

  • Dance
  • Drama

 

Sports/Games

  • Basketball
  • Field Games
  • Flag Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball/Baseball
  • Volleyball
  • Ultimate Frisbee

 

Target Sports

  • Archery
  • Riflery
  • Slingshot Paintball

 

Safety

All staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Our ropes course, target sports, shooting clay and equestrian instructors undergo special training or hold program specific certifications in accordance with ACA standards.

There's so much to do at Camp Harrison...

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