A Summer to Remember

Sun-kissed mountain peaks and crisp starry nights. Forests filled with homemade forts and magic (and the occasional gnome!). The happy song-filled chaos of dinner followed by quiet moments around the campfire.

YMCA Camp Watia is a place for children to unplug from devices and connect with the outdoors, new friends, and caring counselors. Fun, meaningful activities are carefully planned to help them explore new interests and build confidence. Campers learn what they can achieve with courage, perseverance, and support from those around them.

Make this summer special. Sign up your child for Camp Watia today.


Make Lasting Memories

Each overnight camp session is filled with friends new and old, adventures big and small, and connections that will last a lifetime. Our camp programs are led by positive role models and filled with opportunities for your child to grow, and of course are full of fun and exciting activities!

We’re here to help your camper discover their best self. Learn more about a day in the life of a YMCA Camp Watia camper. click here.

During their time at YMCA Camp Watia, campers live in cabins with their fellow campers of the same gender and similar age. Each cabin is led by our highly trained and passionate college-aged counselors, with a staff to camper ratio of 1:6. Our waterfront and specialized program areas are led by trained and certified counselors. Learn more about safety at YMCA Camp Watia. here

2018 Dates and Rates

YMCA Camp Watia is open to campers ages 7-15. Youth ages 16-17 may sign up as counselors-in-training (CITs). Financial assistance and payment plans are available.

Weekly camper sessions

  • Session 1: June 10-June 15
  • Session 2: June 17-June 22
  • Session 3: June 24-June 29
  • Session 4: July 1-July 6
  • Session 5: July 8-July 13
  • Session 6: July 15-July 20
  • Session 7: July 22-July 27
  • Session 8: July 29-Aug. 3


  • Returning camp families, register by Oct. 31, 2017 for the early bird rate of $400
  • Nov. 1, 2017-Jan. 31, 2018: $500
  • Feb. 1-April 30, 2017: $598
  • May 1-Start of Camp: $650

*If a camper is staying for consecutive weeks, a $25 fee will be applied per Saturday stay. (Not available between Sessions 4 and 5.)

CIT Sessions

This year we will be offering two CIT sessions. The price for each is $885, regardless of registration date.

Prospective CITs must apply for acceptance before registering. Download the CIT Application Packet here.

  • CIT Session 1: June 17-July 6
  • CIT Session 2: July 8-July 27

Other Camp Options

The YMCA also has a variety of great summer day camps. Learn more.




For more information, please email Ryan Hove, executive director of YMCA Camp Watia.