YMCA Summer Camp
Summer Fun and Leadership Development for ages 7-17
Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
Our Day Camps offer almost all of the benefits of traditional camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — in rural and urban settings while allowing campers to return home each afternoon. Each program focuses on creating intentional outcomes which provides campers with a safe, happy, healthy, fun-filled experience.
We have more than 130 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover the creativity and health benefits of the outdoors, and make lasting friendships and memories. Our Camps are accredited by the American Camping Association and our well-trained team makes safety the first priority.
YMCA Camp Cory is located on Keuka Lake in Penn Yan, NY. Camp Cory’s picturesque waterfront offers plenty of opportunities for water fun, including sailing, water-skiing, kayaking and canoeing. YMCA Camp Cory also offers Golf Camp, Adventure Camp, as well as Leadership Training programs for teens.
If an Adirondack Adventure is more your speed, check out YMCA Camp Gorham, nestled on 1100 picturesque acres in the Adirondack Mountains. Along with our 50 year old traditional general camp experience, we offer specialty Sailing, Waterskiing, and Horseback Riding.