2024 Summer Program Guide

School is out. The Y is in! When school is out for the summer, stay active with the Y. We have classes, programs, camps, and events for every age and interest. Sports camps, action and adventure, swimming, STEM classes, martial arts, fun runs, and day camps. Learn more about summer child care or overnight camps

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March 1, 2024

Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir Wins ACA Award

The Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is honored to receive a 2024 Eleanor P. Eells Award for Program Excellence from the American Camp Association® (ACA). This award is designed to honor programs that develop effective, creative responses to the needs of people and/or societal problems using the camp environment or programs which demonstrate the positive

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January 4, 2024

A Y Camp Turning Point – A Y Story

Building confidence at Y Camp.

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February 17, 2022

Early Bird Registration for YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir

Campfires, ziplining, archery, new friends, fishing, and more! Early bird registration for YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir opens on Nov 1!

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October 21, 2021

Get to know Y Camp’s New Associate Executive Director! A letter from Lincoln McLain

Hi Y Campers! As a lifetime lover of the outdoors, I deeply believe that the world would be a better place if we all could go to Y Camp. Empathy does not happen accidentally and camp is the best place to learn about each other’s differences and grow together. As a child, I went camping on the shores

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April 14, 2021

Rediscover The Great Idaho Outdoors

After the difficult year that the pandemic has dealt us, there has never been a greater need for youth to reconnect with nature, one another, and the exemplary role models and mentors that Y Camp has to offer. 

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March 2, 2021

YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir will open camps this summer

YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is planning to host campers this summer with camps running from June 14 to August 7, 2020. Camp leadership has initiated several changes in camp guidelines to increase safety, including cleaning protocols and physical distancing. As part of our summer camp check-in process, we will be taking the temperature of

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May 15, 2020

Volunteer Day at Y Camp

Help Y Camp awaken from its winter slumber and prepare for the busy spring and summer ahead. Bring your friends and family to meet the Camp team and set our 2020 campers up to have the best summer ever! Volunteers work side-by-side with staff in beautiful scenery to set up program areas, prepare our equipment

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March 3, 2020

YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir 2020 Early Bird Registration

October 31, 2019 The seasons are changing in Idaho and the spirit of fall is settling in. For all of us at YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir, this is a daily reminder that SUMMER IS COMING! Registration opens Nov 1 for the 2020 Summer Camp Season and when you register your camper before November 22 you get $30 off the price of Summer

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October 30, 2019

Community Open House | YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir

HANG OUT FOR THE DAY! AT YMCA CAMP AT HORSETHIEF RESERVOIR Cascade, ID Saturday, July 6, 10 AM – 4 PM Don’t miss your chance to visit YMCA Camp! Spend the day exploring YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir and taking in the nearly 415 acres of forest, mountains, wetlands, and waterfront, one could not ask

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June 24, 2019

Y CAMP: Volunteer Day

  Apr 6 10am – 4pm Y Camp at Horsethief Reservoir, Cascade, ID. Volunteers work side by side with staff to open camp and prepare our equipment and facilities for all of the people we will serve in 2019. Invite your friends! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by emailing the Y Camp Team at

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March 19, 2019

Fish & Game Seeks Horsethief Reservoir Camp Host

The Idaho Fish & Game is looking for someone friendly and professional to work with staff and volunteers at the YMCA Camp and Fish and Game to host camping at the Horsethief Reservoir Access Area. The position is available during the late spring, summer, and early fall of 2019. For further details call Joe Kozfkay

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March 1, 2019