Residential and Summer Camps

DEVELOPING LIFE SKILLS AND HEALTHY HABITS

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THE CHALLENGE

When school lets out for the summer, children who don’t continue to read, learn and keep their minds active may find themselves falling behind their classmates who do.

Some parents don’t have the resources required to keep their kids engaged in productive activities all summer. Many families can’t afford to enroll their children in a structured summer program.

THE SOLUTION

The Y developed resident and day camp programs that go far beyond the typical camp experience.

Campers have the opportunity to learn, play, explore and make lasting memories while participating in experiences that build their confidence and self-esteem. The Y offers scholarships so all children/teens have an opportunity to enjoy this enriching experience.

CURRICULUM

Our camp programs are packed with activities, day trips, adventures and cool things for kids/teens to do with their friends. But it’s more than fun and games. Campers also learn the importance of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith, and are encouraged to exhibit these values in all of their actions. The camp curriculum places a strong focus on learning, reading, and developing the skills and self-esteem that children need to succeed throughout their lives.

In addition to being a great learning experience for young campers, camp counselors learn leadership skills that last a lifetime.

ACTIVITIES

Camp Wewa
Our residential camp program is a 55-acre camp in North Orange County. The camp is located on two small lakes so campers can enjoy canoeing and water skiing. Campers stay in 30 cabins, each built for 10-12 campers and counselors. The property also features a swimming pool, outdoor pavilion, outdoor chapel, dining hall, outdoor basketball courts, and multiple-station ropes courses that promotes team building.

SUMMER DAY CAMPS

To ensure that all kids/teens can fully embrace their camp experience, the Y offers summer day camp programs focused on several different interests. Children can learn about the environment, technology, science, philanthropy, the arts and more. Well-trained and expert staff encourage every child to explore their creativity and engage in fun activities while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

SUPERVISION

All camp staff members are carefully screened, well-trained and fully prepared to help each and every camper get the most out of their camp experience.

Camp Wewa employs 30 trained and qualified counselors to lead campers. The program also has a Camp Director, Aquatics Director, Dining Hall Manager, Ropes Course Director and Program Director.

Summer Camps are lead by teachers, educators and camp directors with decades of experience in camp administration.

AVAILABILITY

Camp Wewa is offered to all children in the state of Florida and across the nation. Summer Day Camps are available to Central Florida kids/teens.

AFFORDABILITY

Scholarships are available for families who cannot afford camp programs on their own. $275,000 in scholarships are awarded each year.

ESTABLISHED

SERVES

LOCATION

HOURS

Opened in 1950

Kids 7-18 years old

CAMP WEWA
In Apopka, Florida

SUMMER DAY CAMPS
Select Y Locations

CAMP WEWA
Open year round

SUMMER DAY CAMPS
Times Vary

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First Lady Michelle Obama
personally visited the Blanchard Park YMCA
and praised the summer camp program

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ABOUT 10% OF CAMPERS
become camp counselors, Y employees
and/or Y board members

OUR MISSION

The purpose of this association is to improve lives of all in Central Florida by connecting individuals, families and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen Spirit, Mind and Body.

OUR CAUSE

The YMCA is committed to strengthen communities. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, is provided with opportunities to learn, to grow and to thrive.