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

NEW IN 2019! Horseback and Sporting Clays are included in the free land activity choices!

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

 

Performing Arts

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics

 

Sports/Games

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

 

Target Sports

  • Archery
  • Riflery
  • Slingshot Paintball

We also offer a Counselor In Training (C.I.T.) track for rising juniors in high school. Learn the leadership and supervisory skills it takes to become part of a future YMCA Camp Harrison Counselor Staff. CITs get hands on experience through interaction in our cabins, leading devotions, team building projects and teaching activities.

 

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.

Teen Leadership

At YMCA Camp Harrison, teens gain valuable leadership skills while developing their work ethic.

These positions prepare teens to become staff members at camp as well as productive members of their home community.

 

Counselor In Training (CIT) | For Rising High School Juniors

Our 4 week, CIT (Counselor-in-Training) Program, is focused on leadership development and growth of spirit, mind, and body. As a CIT, you will participate in team building activities, go on a special excursion, hear from guest speakers, take strengths assessments, and set goals for yourself as you prepare for the next phase of your life. You will leave with a better understanding of yourself and equipped to be a better leader. In addition, you will form friendships with your peers and counselors that last a lifetime.

This program is not limited to those who want to become camp counselors, but is open to anyone who is interested in nurturing their leadership potential. If this sounds like you, you will find the information you need using the links below. Please, feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, and we hope you will consider being part of our 2019 CIT Program.

 

Program Dates

CIT A: June 9 - July 6
CIT B: July 7-August 3

 

Program Costs

$3000 per session

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