Y camp has a way of transforming a child. Children can break out of their normal routine in a safe and fun environment and build their own special character. With the great outdoors as a background, highly trained staff lead them through activities that teach life lessons like persistence, creativity when solving problems and working as a group to achieve any goal. Whether it's mastering the climbing wall or hitting their first bullseye, your child can build their own adventure.
While resident camp teaches your child independence, the cabin atmosphere shows them how to live cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each other's differences. Around the campfire, your child will be encouraged to share stories and opinions, learning to be open-minded and supportive as they listen to others. All of these adventures are designed to help shape your child's future, building a happier, healthier adult. The YMCA of Metro Chicago has the following resident camps:
YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois
YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin
YMCA Camp Pinewood in Twin Lake, Michigan