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.


Camp is held weekly from June 10 – August 16.

Registration Now Open!

Helpful Documents

2019 Summer Camp Guide

2019 Summer Camp Parent Handbook

2019 Summer Camp In-House Registration Form

Note: A $10 non-refundable deposit per week is required to reserve your spot.


Refer to our Parent Handbook or contact Paul Sadler at 803.359.3376.

Outdoor Adventure 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 Y Members
$175 per week for Non-Members

Overnight Excursions

Can’t get enough of Outdoor Destination camp? Add an overnight excursion as a great way for your camper to continue the camp experience by engaging in safe and fun nighttime activities. Friday Overnight Excursions are deeply rooted in traditions, stories and creating long-lasting memories! The Lexington Family Y 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 starts on Fridays at 6 pm with pick up on Saturday by 11 am.
Ages: 7-14 years old
$35 per Friday night for Y members
$40 per Friday night  for non-members

2019 Dates:
May 31

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. Only 16 spots per week, so register early!

Ages: 7 -15 years old
Days: Monday-Friday
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
$315 for YMCA Family Members
$330 for Non-Members

2019 Weeks:
June 10-14
June 17-21
July 1-5
July 8-12
July 22-26
July 29-August 2
August 5-9
August 12-16

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.
$440 for YMCA Family Members
$480 for Non-Members

2019 Weeks:
June 23-28
July 14-19

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 Paul Sadler by May 11, 2019.