Summer Camp


YMCA of Columbia camps offer a mix of fun and educational activities
aimed at improving kids’ well-being. Our program centers on three areas proven
to impact kids’ development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging.

Through the Y’s day camp program, kids participate in fun and educational activities that help them grow.

Campers Will:

  • Learn and master skills that help them realize their passions, talents and potential;
  • Build friendships with new friends and staff role models, adding to their well-being;
  • Help them feel like they belong so they feel safe, welcome and free to express their individuality.

Stay tuned for information regarding Camp 2018! 

Helpful Documents

Parent Handbook

In-House Registration Form – print, complete and return to your local branch


Please contact Amanda Lorick, Branch Resource Director.

Outdoor Destination Camp

Explore the great outdoors while meeting new friends. Camp Lexington will provide campers with an outdoor residential camp with the peace of mind of returning home every night. Campers will take part in activities such as horseback riding, archery, bb guns, camp crafts, low ropes team building, nature hikes, camp songs, and more fun games. A healthy lunch and snack are provided.

Ages: 6 – 11 years old
Days: Monday – Friday
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$135 per week for YMCA Family Members
$175 per week for Non-Members

Overnight Excursion Add-on

Can’t get enough of Outdoor Destination camp? Add on Overnights as a great way for your camper to continue the camp experience by engaging in safe and fun nighttime activities. Thursday Overnight Excursions are deeply rooted in traditions, stories and creating long-lasting memories! The Lexington YMCA offers comfortable air-conditioned cabins complete with showers, restrooms and dinning services. Dinner and breakfast will be provided in addition to the normal lunch and snack. Some of the activities include an evening swim, boating, campfire, s’mores, outdoor movie and morning devotional. Please bring a change of clothes, toiletries (towels, soap/shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste), flashlight, pillow, bedding or a sleeping bag. Drop off on Thursday morning and pick up Friday afternoon!
Ages: 7-14 years old
$30 per Thursday Night for YMCA members
$50 per Thursday Night week for non-members

2018 Dates: TBA

Equestrian Day Camp

A horse lover’s dream! With over 160 acres of pristine land, miles of riding trails, and a full-service stable, the Lexington Family YMCA offers camps that help the beginner to advanced rider hone their skills.

Riding campers will spend their day at the barn for the complete horse experience. This camp is for the true horse enthusiast! Campers will learn horse care, feeding, grooming, barn work, and riding lessons (both mounted and unmounted), trail riding and many other fun activities and will be divided into groups by ability and knowledge.Campers must weigh under 180 lbs.

Ages: 7 -15 years old
Days: Monday-Friday
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$300 for YMCA Family Members
$315 for Non-Members

2018 Weeks: TBA

Equestrian Girls’ Overnight Camp

Campers will experience Equestrian Day Camp then get to spend the night at the Lexington Family YMCA! Campers will be housed in air-conditioned cabins and meals are included. A packing list will be emailed to you 2 weeks prior to camp.

Ages: 7 -15 years old
Drop Off: Sunday 3 – 4 p.m.
Pickup: Friday 3 – 4 p.m.
$400 for YMCA Family Members
$440 for Non-Members

2018 Weeks: TBA

Teen Camp

Teens have a reason to step away from their screens and get out and have some face-to-face interaction at Teen Day Camp. They will learn life skills such as communication, collaboration and social skills that will help them down the road in college and beyond. Enriching and interactive activities teach the Y’s five core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Teens have the ability to make activity choices in a fun, safe environment while making lasting friendships.

Ages: 12 – 14
Days: Monday-Friday
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$140 per week for Y members
$190 per week for non-members

Counselor in Training

The Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program provides teens with training in how to use effective leadership skills throughout their lives and how to effectively lead children. CIT’s are provided with training, leadership, and mentors as they assist in day camp programs and field trips. CIT’s must participate in the training week (includes First Aid/CPR) that will ensure they are comfortable and prepared to work with youth! The CIT program takes place throughout the summer, coinciding with regular camper sessions. CIT participants must attend the Training Week before being placed at a Day Camp location.

Ages: 14 – 16
Days: Monday-Friday
Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$50 per week for Y members
$75 per week for non-members

Required training: Date to be Determined

CIT Program Perks:

  • Teens will be mentored by positive YMCA role models.
  • Teens will be certified in First Aid and CPR.
  • Teens will learn the importance of water safety.
  • Teens develop and improve leadership skills to use throughout their life.
  • Teens develop friendships with other teens that share their passion for working with children.
  • Teens gain real world skills that they can use in future careers.
  • Teens have fun serving as role models making an impact on the lives of younger children.
  • Teens earn community service hours that will help with college applications, presidential awards, and more.

Applications are due to Amanda Lorick.