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YMCA Camp Thunderbird

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Thank you Richmond for voting Camp Thunderbird as one of the Best Summer Day Camps! Don’t let another summer go by without experiencing the camp that’s got people talking!

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Established in 1966, YMCA Camp Thunderbird boasts breathtaking natural beauty while providing a structured camp environment full of all the amenities a camper could ever want. One hundred acres of pristine woods encompass six-acre Lake George and many camp attractions including swimming pools, rustic cabins, trails, and more!

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The Y-Guides, Y-Princesses and Y-Papoose programs are unique opportunities for fathers to spend uninterrupted time with their children. The purpose of the programs is to strengthen families. Learn how fathers, sons and daughters participate in fun and educational activities that help them grow closer together.

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Accreditation requires us to meet 300 standards for health, safety, program quality and were re-visited for renewal inspections every 3 years. To visit the ACA website for more info

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  • Join us for a Walk of YMCA Camp Thunderbird

    September 25, Noon - 1:30 p.m.

    • 50+ years of age

    • Transportation available for Y members (leaving the Manchester YMCA at 11:30 a.m. returning 2 p.m.)

    • 2 miles on a variety of terrain including gravel and steep hills

    • FREE lunch provided for those who participate in the walking tour

    • Register by September 22 by phone at 804.276.9622 or by stopping by the Manchester Y front desk.

  • Now accepting registrations for Y-Guides and Y-Princesses!

    The Y-Guide and Y-Princess Programs are unique opportunities for fathers to spend uninterrupted time with their young children. More >

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