Two Nearby Camps Give Kids Safe Socialization & Summer Magic

Ymca charlotte camp Feature

As our communities slowly reopen, many parents are eager to find opportunities for their children to get active, socialize and have fun. After a safe and successful summer in 2020, the YMCA will continue to operate its two Overnight Camps in the greater Charlotte community!


Camps Have Impressive Safety Measures in Place

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte has been adaptable and innovative to ensure their camper’s safety.

YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie, SC, and YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer, NC, have implemented:

  • Facility Sanitation: The Y has hired extra staff to perform thorough cleaning of all of their facilities. They will even disinfect every item that campers are going to share between each use.
  • Coronavirus Training for Staff: Every staff member participates in coronavirus-specific training during their 30-hour training plan.
  • Frequent Camper Health Checks: Campers will be monitored when they first get to camp and each day after that.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: All staff will wear face covers when indoors and when six feet of distance isn’t possible outdoors.
  • Handwashing Stations: Handwashing stations have been installed all around Camp Thunderbird and Camp Harrison.


Campers Will Have Fun While Staying Safe

Although some things will look different, kids will still form deep bonds, explore the outdoors and have exciting experiences this summer!

Ymca Camp Thunderbird

Campers at YMCA Camp Thunderbird get to experience outdoor adventure in an inclusive environment. Their action-packed two-mile shoreline is the perfect backdrop for activities like:

  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing & Wakeboarding
  • Paddle Sports
  • Paintball
  • Horseback Riding



Ymca Camp Harrison

At YMCA Camp Harrison, campers discover their best self and enjoy God’s creation in the mountains of North Carolina. Set on over 2,000 acres of land, streams and trails, campers get to experience activities like:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Target Sports
  • Adventure Hiking

Give your kids the chance to unplug this summer. Whether they’re on a rope course, playing tennis, creating art, cruising on a sailboat, performing for their friends, taking a swim or sitting around a campfire, they’ll safely experience the magic of summer.

 → Register for Overnight Camp at Camp Thunderbird (SC)

 → Register for Overnight Camp at Camp Harrison (NC)