Resident Camps at Sherman Lake YMCA
Resident Camp Availability : Click a Camp to Learn More!
|A Taste of Camp||Traditional Camp Program||6-11 (Wed-Fri)||$311 ||$311 |
|A Taste of Camp||Traditional Camp Program||6-11 (Sun-Tues)||-||$311 ||-||$311 ||-||-|
|Classic Resident Camp||Traditional Camp Program||8-16||$544||$544||$544||$544||$544||$544|
|Sherman Lake Amazing Race||Special Interest||12-15||-||$581||-||-||-||-|
|LARP Quest||Special Interest||12-16||-||-||$579||-||-|
|Sherman Lake Art Prize||Performing Arts||12-15||-||$581 ||-||-||$581
|Culinary Academy: New!||Performing Arts||12-16||-||-||-||-||-||$581
|Lights, Camera, Action! Theatre Camp||Performing Arts||12-16||-||$602 ||-||-|
|Gilmore Piano Camp||Performing Arts||8-16||$659 ||-||-||-||-||-|
|Adventure Leadership||Leadership Program||13-15||-||-||-||$618||-|
|Saddle Up: First Time Wranglers||Horse Program||8-14||$602||$602||-||-||-||$602
|Wild, Wild West - Wranglers||Horse Program||13-16||-||-||-||$602||-||-|
|Rodeo Wranglers||Horse Program||12-16||-||-||$602 ||-||$602 ||-|
|Wet & Wild Water Sports||Climbing & Water Adventure||12-16||$631 ||-||$631 ||-|
|Scale 'N Sail||Climbing & Water Adventure||13-16||-||-||-||-||-||$652
|Thrills & Chills||Climbing & Water Adventure||12-16||$631 ||$631 ||$631 ||-||-|
|Ultimate Thrills & Chills||Climbing & Water Adventure||13-16||-||-||-||-||$652
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Why Choose Resident (Overnight) Camp?
Resident 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 Resident 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), sailing and tubing at Wet & Wild Water Sports (ages 12-16), or the best on land and water at Scale & Sail (ages 13-16).
Our 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.
Our Special Interest camps engage campers who love strategy games and role playing: LARP Quest (ages 12-16), and adventure, exploring and puzzle solving: Amazing Race (ages 12-15). 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, cowboying 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.