Northside Camps

Looking for a great camp experience in the city? The Northside Family YMCA has what you need!

Northside Camps

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

 

Camp Braveheart

Camp Braveheart 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 Braveheart you belong here!

DSS Accepted and Financial Assistance Available.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Member: $128 per week   Non-Member: $162 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.

Weekly Themes:
Week 1: Superheroes
Week 2: Game Mania
Week 3: Camp USA (no camp on July 3rd)
Week 4: Camping With the Stars
Week 5: Camp Rock
Week 6: Under the Sea
Week 7: Camp Chef
Week 8: Out of This World
Week 9: Art Party
Week 10: Summer Fiesta

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Camp Braveheart Week 11

Camp Braveheart 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 Braveheart you belong here!

DSS Accepted and Financial Assistance Available.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: August 24 – 28
YMCA Member: $128 per week   Non-Member: $162 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
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Camp EDGE at Braveheart

Explain, Demonstrate, Guide, and Enable. The Camp EDGE program focuses on personal development, goal setting and learning to work as a member of a group. The program prepares campers for leadership roles at camp and in their communities. The campers participate in typical camp activities but will also have supplemental projects focused on service and team-building. Each camper has one field trip and one service task per week.

DSS Accepted and Financial Assistance Available

Ages: Rising 6th – 8th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Member: $128 per week   Non-Member: $162 per week

  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.
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Leaders in Training (LIT) at Northside

The Leaders in Leadership Training (LIT) 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. Each session contains one association wide meet-up that engages all of our LIT’s from all of our camps into one day of leadership development and fun. While at camp, campers engage in all day camp activities but also get to observe and help counselors, specialists, and leadership staff.

Ages: Rising 9th – 10th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 4 two-week sessions beginning July 6
YMCA Members: $184 per session   Non-Members: $206 per session

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FINAL FOUR at YMCA CAMP THUNDERBIRD

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 31 – September 3
YMCA Members: $182   Non-Members: $211

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

Bus Pick-Ups available at the Shady Grove Family YMCA, Tuckahoe Family YMCA and Millworks Center (across Woolridge Rd from the Midlothian Family YMCA).

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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 camps, please contact our Camp Directors:

Camp Braveheart: Joi Smith smithjo@ymcarichmond.org 804.729.4570
Camp EDGE & LIT Director: Jasmine Hires hiresj@ymcarichmond.org 804.729.4570