Camp Information

Make 2017 the best summer ever!

The YMCA of Western North Carolina offers a variety of award-winning summer day camps throughout the region. Science, sports, arts, and adventure—we’ve got a camp for every child.

Interested in overnight camp? Learn more and register your child for overnight camp at YMCA Camp Watia today!


Summer Day Camps for 2017

ATTENTION: If the day camp week(s) you want are showing up as unavailable for registration, please contact the Y Business Center at 828 251 5910 or [email protected] for assistance.

Buncombe County

Adventure Camp (Glen Arden Elementary School in Arden and YMCA Youth Services Center in Asheville)
Off-site, field trip-based camp for the true outdoor enthusiast. All campers must be able to pass a swim test and be ready to hike, swim, and explore the Blue Ridge Parkway. Open to rising third through ninth graders. Learn more here. 

Camp Kiddos (Asheville YMCA, Corpening Memorial YMCA, and Reuter Family YMCA)
Camp Kiddos introduces younger children to the structure of camp through a half day of arts and crafts, science, water safety, and sports. Campers experience new things in a safe and secure setting while having fun just like the big kids! Open to ages 3 through 6 years old (Corpening's Camp Kiddos is open to ages 4 and 5 years old). Learn more here.

Counselors-in-Training (Corpening Memorial YMCA, Glen Arden Elementary School in Arden, and YMCA Youth Services Center in Asheville)
Counselors-in-Training (CITs) will learn leadership and basic job skills in a fun camp environment. Field trips, lock-ins, and time with friends are high points of the CIT experience. Open to ages 13 through 16 years old. Learn more here.

Discovery Camps (locations in Buncombe County)
Our three Discovery Camps mean there’s something for everyone. All three camps offer traditional camp activities such as swimming, campouts, and adventure in addition to themed activities. Lunch is provided. Open to rising first through sixth graders. Shuttle service provided among Discovery Camp locations. Please click here for more information about Discovery Camps.

Explorer Camp (Glen Arden Elementary School in Arden and YMCA Youth Services Center in Asheville)
Time to get outside! Explorer Club is a traditional outdoor adventure day camp. Activities include archery, high and low ropes, gardening, forestry, field trips, and more. Open to rising kindergartners through sixth graders. Learn more here.

Half-Day Camps (Various locations)
Soccer, tennis, basketball, field hockey—even theater—our half-day camps are the perfect place to learn new skills and have fun. Learn more here.

Henderson County

Explorer Camp (Hendersonville)
A full-day traditional outdoor summer camp that includes swimming, sports, arts and crafts, team building, weekly field trips, and activities to help prevent summer learning loss. Camp is held at French Broad Baptist Church, 182 Grandview Lane, Hendersonville. Open to rising kindergartners through sixth graders. 
Learn more here.

McDowell County

Camp Discovery (Corpening Memorial YMCA)
School-age children will have theme weeks, reading fun, field trips, sports, outdoor learning, hiking, swimming, and more. Lunch is provided. Open to rising kindergartners through fifth graders. Learn more here.  

Camp Kiddos
See description and link for Camp Kiddos under Buncombe County above.

See description and link for "Counselors-in-Training" under Buncombe County above.

Leaders-in-Training Camp (Corpening Memorial YMCA)
Watch your child blossom. Leaders-in-Training camp offers leadership skill-building, archery, drama, field trips, sports, swimming, and more. Lunch is provided. Open to rising sixth through eighth graders. 
Learn more here.





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