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I Love Y Camp – A Y Story

Stories and Videos
November 18, 2021

“My daughter has attended YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir for the last 5 years or so. She loves it always! This year she was very excited about how ashes are taken from campfire and put back as a part of the next session.”

"My daughter feels welcome and safe during the programming. I have always felt comfortable with staff caring for my child. I am grateful for the role Y staff has played in my daughter’s life. I believe it has encouraged her to try new things and build confidence. She has made friends and learned socialization skills." —YMCA Member

At the Y, we believe children discover themselves through interactions with others and having the freedom to explore. Summer Camp immerses children in a community where making friends is natural, exploring new interests is encouraged and discovering inner strength is guaranteed. 

YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir teaches self-reliance, instills a love for nature and the outdoors, and builds character and leadership—all amidst the fun of campfires, canoeing, archery, friends, zip-lining, paddleboarding, mentorships, ropes course, and so much more. YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is positively the best way to change a child’s life.