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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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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 Thunderbird.
  • Paddlesports
    • Canoeing
    • Corcling
    • Kayaking
    • Paddleboarding
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
    • Kneeboarding
    • Skiiing
    • Wakeboarding
    • Wakeskating
    • Wakesurfing
  • Water Toys
    • Super Inflatables
    • The Banana
    • The Blob
    • Tubing
    • Water Slide
  • Swimming
    • Recreational Swim
    • Swim Classes
We schedule waterfront activities by cabin groups. Each activity lasts 45 minutes or 90 minutes (sailing and wakesports). We also offer Advanced Wakesports as an add-on for campers. More details >>
All our waterfront staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and Lifeguarding. Boat drivers are U.S. Coast Guard certified and have a National Safe Boaters License. Specific staff receive additional training and certification depending on activity requirements. Staff continue to receive training throughout the summer to enhance their ability to provide a safe atmosphere while supervising our waterfront areas.
Every camper must participate in a swimming skills assessment in accordance with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte >> 
We place water stations at every water activity to ensure campers and staff stay properly hydrated.