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YMCA of Greater Charlotte
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We prepare appealing and nutritious meals under the careful supervision of our trained dietary staff. A registered dietitian approves all camp meals. We offer fresh fruit, cereal, hot breakfasts and vegetables every day. Most lunches and dinners includes salads. Vegetarian options available.
We strive to meet each child’s dietary needs and successfully accommodate most food allergies. Our Dining Hall does not serve products that contain peanuts or tree nuts.
YMCA Camp Thunderbird’s Dining Hall maintains a Grade “A” rating from the South Carolina Board of Health.
We hire the most highly qualified staff to teach your students. We screen each applicant with an in-depth interview, multiple reference checks and background checks by state and national authorities. All staff reflect our five key character traits of caring, respect, responsibility, honesty and faith. All staff are certified in First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP.
Water & Land Activities
Safety and quality instruction are paramount in all activities. We require campers to wear Coast Guard approved life jackets at all times while participating in lake activities.
  • All our waterfront staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and Lifeguarding. 
  • All our land staff are trained in CPR and First Aid.
  • Land staff also receive training on safety and instructional methods. 
Security & Emergency Services
River Hills Security patrols our grounds 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Located immediately outside our front gate, they also provide ambulance service for emergency situations. The nearest emergency room is Carolina Medical Center - Steele Creek, four miles from YMCA Camp Thunderbird.