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Overnight Camp Covid-19 Update




We know things will look different for many of us this summer. As families continue to plan for the upcoming season, the Y wants to be a resource for you. Our children will seek socialization at a safe distance in more ways than before as a result of how COVID-19 has changed our world.

Overnight camps at the Y have developed a model that will put the health and safety of our campers and staff first, while providing care to your children in even more ways than before. Our goal is to give your camper an experience that will still capture the magic of summer amidst all of these additional steps.

With guidance from Y-USA, the American Camping Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are following COVID-19 safety precautions within our programs that include practices such as lower staff to camper ratio, social distancing, frequent handwashing and enhanced sanitation practices.

We have also updated our check-in and check-out procedures, added daily temperature and health screenings, adjusted dining hall/food service schedules and will no longer serve food family-style. Additionally, we have installed sanitation stations for all program areas and hired more staff that are exclusively responsible for disinfecting and cleaning our camp ground. To ensure your camper’s safety we have also developed Coronavirus-specific staff training and campers will now stay in smaller groups as determined by state and local guidelines.


YMCA Camp Thunderbird

YMCA Camp Thunderbird is a co-ed overnight resident camp for kids (ages 6 - 16). Offering programs since 1936, Camp Thunderbird boasts a rich history of giving generations of kids, teens and adults memories that last a lifetime. As a result of the COVID-19 situation, Camp Thunderbird has recently added a partnership with Atrium Health as the onsite healthcare provider.

For more details, visit the Camp Thunderbird Home Page.


YMCA Camp Harrison

YMCA Camp Harrison is a co-ed overnight camp for kids (ages 6 - 16). Our big backyard in the lush, serene mountains of North Carolina, offers 2000 acres of woods, streams and trails to be explored, all centered around private Lake Broyhill.

For more details, visit the Camp Harrison Home Page.