Staff Report

The Stuart C. Gildred Family YMCA has plans for another summer of adventure, laughter, and enriching the lives of Y campers, parents and staff. 

Y camp creates a world of good where children find a sense of belonging, and parents are assured their child is safe and making new discoveries every day, a Y spokesman said. 

 Y Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, which recognizes that the YMCA facilitates summer camp programs that are committed to building a safe, nurturing environment for their children. 

 The memories, friendships, and skills from summer camp stay with a child long after back-to-school.

 “I was a bridesmaid in a wedding of a friend I met at Y Camp. We were campers, then camp staff together. I led her entire wedding party in a repeat-after-me song we learned while at Y Camp. It was a full-circle moment,” said Shianne Motter, a former Y camper.

Summer Camp at the Y is structured with adventure, songs, sports and crafts, which serve as powerful forms of self-discovery, and teachable moments. 

 Enrollment and registration can be completed online for the first time this year, and camp is filling up at record speed, a Y spokesman said.

To register, visit