Goochland Camps

Looking for something fun and engaging to do this summer? Try out one of our amazing camps!

Goochland Camps


Summer camp has come to a close.  But read below what exciting programs we offered.  Program offerings, prices and other details may change in 2019.

Registration for YMCA members begins February 1 and for non-YMCA members on February 15.


Camp Gooch

Camp Gooch offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Gooch, you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Gooch may include:

  • Camp Arts: creative arts, camp songs & skits, music, drama & dance
  • Outdoor Sports: archery (basic and advanced), sports & field games, gaga ball
  • Outdoor Education: outdoor education & survival
  • Aquatics: swim lessons, free swim

Ages: Rising Kindergartners – 5th graders
Times: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 11
YMCA Member: $169 per week   Non-Member: $193 per week


Final Four is our post-camp experience* that happens the week after camp ends and before school begins. It runs Monday through Thursday at Camp Thunderbird!  We offer bus stops at Tuckahoe, Shady Grove, Downtown, Midlothian and Manchester. Come celebrate the end of summer at Camp Thunderbird with swimming, fishing, gaga, crafts, reading and a few more surprises!


Ages: Rising K – 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: August 27 – August 30
YMCA Members: $183   Non-Members: $217

*Camp activities and availability will be adjusted due to staffing during this week.  

Bus Pick-Ups available at the Downtown, Manchester, Midlothian, Shady Grove and Tuckahoe YMCAs.

Goochland Leaders In Training (LIT)

The LITs of Camp Gooch participate in typical camp activities but will also have supplemental projects focused on service and team building. The LIT staff use an experiential learning approach to leadership development. Lessons focus on the progression from personal development and exploring many leaderships styles and learning what works for you.

Ages: Rising 6th – 8th graders
Times: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 11
YMCA Member: $169 per week   Non-Member: $193 per week

Camper In Leadership Training (CILT) at Goochland

The Camper in Leadership Training (CILT) program is designed to teach and inspire rising 9th and 10th graders. Hands-on training experiences and professional development workshops provide the foundation of the program. Participants will learn basic safety, group control, games, camp best practices and engage in activities that provide valuable employment skills, healthy relationship and opportunities to lead.

Ages: Rising 9th – 10th grade
Times: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 1 three-week session beginning July 2
YMCA Members: $240 per session   Non-Members: $265 per session

Camp Forms

Most information is now collected during the registration process.  But for the small number of additional forms needed, you can find them on our Camp and Child Care Forms page.


For information about summer day, sport, teen or specialty camps, please contact our Camp Director:

Camp and CILT Director: Amber Holloway
Regional Director: Clare Smith