Day Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.
With Healthy Living experiences woven throughout, camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership. The Day Camp experience is built on the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper. Accomplishments are marked with special beads for every camper to collect.
Activities include swimming, canoeing, archery, fishing, environmental education, cookouts, arts and crafts, and more.
Develop a greater passion for the things you love, or try out something new at one of our specialty camps!
Arts and Imagination Camps
Kids are encouraged to express themselves, increase self-awareness and foster the creative spirt.
Culture and Discovery Camps
Kids develop an appreciation for different places, times and settings.
Nature and Science Camps
Kids are inspired to explore our natural environment and delight in the wonders of discovery.
Outdoor Sports Camps
Kids have fun in the fresh air learning about equipment and technique.
Water Exploration Camps
Young people develop life-long skills with opportunities for water safety and recreation.
Come experience the joys of horseback riding at Horse Camp! Day Camp Spring Lake riding program is progressively structured to provide campers with a fun experience.
Teens and Leadership Camps
Young people build self-confidence and leadership skills through new adventures and experiences.
Peak Adventure Camps
The great outdoors is yours when you choose a Peak adventure Camp week filled with outdoor adventures and lasting memories. meet new friends and learn new skills as you enjoy hiking, outdoor cooking, campfires, and swimming.
Fall Winter & Spring Programs
Discover fall, winter and spring adventure at YMCA Day Camp Spring Lake. Programs are designed to get kids outside, into nature and discovering the wonders of fall/winter/spring fun.