Camp Thunderbird Alumni

Since 1966, YMCA Camp Thunderbird has the setting for lifelong memories for countless campers, counselors, volunteers and more! Whether you visited last summer or a lifetime ago, you always belong at YMCA Camp Thunderbird.

Camp Thunderbird Alumni

Alumni Update

YMCA Camp Thunderbird continues to create magical experiences for campers each and every year.  As I began looking at our history, I took a trip to the arts and crafts cabin.  The panels and walls are decorated with staff quotes, names, and pictures dating back to 1986.  We realized that there are so many stories out there that have yet to be told or written down.  Camp staff have now opened the doors for you to stay connected with the CTB family and make the memories last for generations to come! You have an incredible opportunity to share your story about YMCA Camp Thunderbird and how it may have impacted you, your camper, or someone that you may have known.  We will continue to think of all the people that have come before us, and look ahead for more amazing adventures.

Your Camp Director,
Jason Ching

Stay Connected

We’d love to hear about your YMCA Camp Thunderbird story and keep you updated on what we’re doing.  We want to highlight these stories of success to our members, campers, staff and volunteers.  Your story of impact could ultimately impact today’s campers and staff!

Camp Thunderbird Alumni

We'd love to hear about your connection to YMCA Camp Thunderbird and keep you updated on what we're doing!
  • Please provide your current first and last name.
  • Formerly known as Indian Guides/Princesses or Y-Guides/Princesses, the program is now known as Adventure Guides.
  • This could be any program (staff, camper or guides) and you can estimate your years!
  • Please share any positive stories about your experience at YMCA Camp Thunderbird and how it impacted you.

Y Stories

Meet Jessie

"I live and breathe camp. This is my dream job."

Jessie Huennekens grew up in Y camp. Now she’s giving back to the next generation of campers.  The YMCA of Greater Richmond provides activities and learning opportunities for over 4,000 children at YMCA Day Camps.

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