Overnight Camps at Sherman Lake YMCA
Welcome to Sherman Lake YMCA Camp!
“My child comes home full of confidence and joy in himself and his new friends.”
“She loves the resident camp. It’s one of the places she really pushes herself.”
Overnight Camp Availability : Click a Camp to Learn More!
|CAMP NAME||TYPE||AGES||Session 2||Session 3||Session 4||Session 5||Session 6||Session 7||Session 8|
|2017 Summer||July 5-7 (Wed-Fri)||July 9-14||July 16-21||July 23-28||July 30-August 4||August 6-11||August 13-18|
|Classic Overnight Camp||Traditional Camp Program||8-16||$370||$615||$615||$615||$615||$615||$615|
|A Taste of Camp||Traditional Camp Program||6-11 (Sun-Tues)||-||-||$370 |
|A Taste of Camp||Traditional Camp Program||6-11 (Wed-Fri)||$370|
|Adventure Leadership||Leadership Program||13-15||-||-||-||$698|
|Saddle Up: First Time Wranglers||Horse Program||8-14||$475|
|Rodeo Wranglers||Horse Program||12-16||-||-||$680|
|Wild, Wild West - Wranglers||Horse Program||13-16||-||-||-||$680|
|Sherman Lake Survival - Fishing Adventure||Special Interest||10-15||$680 |
|Gilmore Piano Camp||Performing Arts||8-16|| $725||-||-||-||-||-|
|Culinary Academy:||Performing Arts||12-16||-||-||-||-||-||$660|
|Sherman Lake Art Prize||Performing Arts||12-15||-||-||$660|
|Lights, Camera, Action! Theatre Camp||Performing Arts||12-16||-||$655 ||-||-||-|
|Thrills & Chills||Climbing & Water Adventure||12-16||$710|
|Wet & Wild Water Sports||Climbing & Water Adventure||12-16|| $710||$710|
|Ultimate Thrills & Chills||Climbing & Water Adventure||13-16||-||-||-||-||$710 |
|LARP Quest||Special Interest||12-16||-||-|| $680|
|Robotics||Special Interest||9-16||$760 |
|Robotics 2||Special Interest||11-16||$760 |
Why Choose Overnight Camp?
Overnight Camp runs from Sunday to Friday each week – six full days of mind-blowing fun and opportunities to develop skills and make new friends!
- More in-depth camp program with the opportunity to master skills!
- More opportunity for choices, independence and responsibility!
- Building life skills such as teamwork, decision making, critical thinking, and the opportunity to take a risk in a safe environment.
- Learn to live in a community, share space, time and develop deeper relationships!
- Experience campfires, traditions and closing ceremonies!
- Time spent outdoors supports children’s overall health!
- Promote Summer Learning Gain!
- In a high paced, high tech world, resident camp gives the time for self-exploration, developing deep friendships and benefit from positive adult role models!
Classic Camp Programs
For the camper who wants to try it all, Classic Overnight Camp (our most popular option!) offers the widest array of activities and experiences – a little bit of everything! After raising the flag and eating a hearty breakfast, every morning begins with WOW time – Words of Wisdom to start your day off in the right direction. Each action-packed day is filled with rock climbing, fire building, archery, canoeing, kayaking, swimming at the waterfront, capture the pig, orienteering arts & crafts, and GaGa – just to name a few. All-camp games, campfires, a weekly closing ceremony, night hikes, and more await campers in the evenings. All of our activities are counselor-led, and designed to give every child the opportunity to be successful and learn new skills.
Specialty Camp Programs
Sherman Lake YMCA offers a wide range of specialty summer camps for all interests and ages! Our Climbing and Water Adventures Camps pair traditional camp with fun activities like rock climbing and high ropes courses at Thrills & Chills (ages 12-16) or Ultimate Thrills & Chills (ages 13-16) next offered in summer 2017, sailing and tubing at Wet & Wild Water Sports (ages 12-16), or the best at Ultimate Wet & Wild (ages 13-16).
Fine Arts and Performing Arts camps offer the opportunity to sculpt, do mosaic tiling and candle making, painting, collages and more at Art Prize Sherman Lake YMCA (ages 12-15), play piano at Gilmore Piano Camp (ages 8-16), and take to the stage with Lights, Camera, Action! Theatre Camp (ages 12-16), or create a culinary masterpiece at our new and improved Culinary Academy camp.
Special Interest camps engage campers who love strategy games and role playing: LARP Quest (ages 12-16), and new this year for those interested in technology, Robotics Camp 1(ages 9-16) and Robotics Camp 2 (ages 12-16). For our horse lovers, we have a wide variety of horse camps for every age and skill level. First Time Wranglers (ages 8-14) is perfect for beginning riders. Rodeo Wranglers (ages 10-15) covers obstacle riding, barrel riding, roping and a rodeo at the end of the week to showcase what you’ve learned. Wild Wild West (ages 13-16) is a true rustic experience – trail rides, cowboy skills, and a showdown hoedown at the end of the week. Wranglers in Training (ages 16-18) is offered through our High School Development Program for those who would like to be a Wrangler counselor.
At Sherman Lake YMCA Camps, campers experience the power of living through HCRR (Hick-er). The Y’s four core values – Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility – are emphasized in each camp program. Through discovery of the great outdoors, skill development and guidance in the importance of building healthy relationships, campers leave with a renewed sense of achievement, belonging, confidence and courage to try new things. The Sherman Lake YMCA Outdoor Center is an inclusive
organization that welcomes all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion or disability.