Adventure Starts Here

A summer at YMCA Camp Letts is an opportunity to unplug and discover the world around you.

Days are filled with fun land and water activities led by our diverse and caring counselors. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of getting outdoors, making new friends, and building character.


Morning Activities

The morning activity periods each day are devoted to acquisition of new skills and the mastery of old ones. Under the instruction of our staff, campers will be able to learn everything about the chosen activities and go home an expert.

Overnight Campers will choose up to 3 activities to participate in all week Monday through Friday.

Day Campers will choose a new activity period each day with the option of up to 10 different activities throughout the week.

  • Archery
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Basketball
  • Camp Fire Cooking
  • Canoeing
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Free Swim (double period) – Overnight Camp only
  • High Ropes (double period) – Overnight Camp only
  • Kayaking
  • Soccer
  • Street Hockey
  • Swim Safety (red band swimmers) – Overnight Camp only
  • Survival Skills
  • Team Games
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Elective Activities*

*Overnight Campers only – For the Elective Activity period campers will be able to choose 4 unique activities; a different one each day Monday through Thursday. This is the opportunity to try something campers have never tried before: something new and exciting!

  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Capture the Flag
  • Dodge Ball
  • Fort Building
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Gaga Ball
  • Introduction to Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Kickball
  • Ninja Obstacles
  • Orienteering
  • Paddle Boating
  • Soccer
  • Team Games
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

Cabin Activities/Specialized Camp Activities

Campers will engage in our wide variety of specialized camp activities with their assigned cabin/group. Activities are assigned based on the cabin/group and all campers will get a chance to participate throughout the week.

Day Camp

  • Archery
  • Camp Wide Games
  • Canoeing
  • Sea Sled
  • Pony Rides* (choice of Pony Rides or Zip Line on Friday)
  • Tie Dye
  • Zip Line* (choice of Pony Rides or Zip Line on Friday)

Overnight Camp

  • Archery
  • Sea Sled
  • Swimming
  • Tie Dye
  • Zip Line
  • Free Day (campers and counselors will choose an activity during the assigned free day)

Add On Programs

  • Horse Masters – $200/week
  • Paintball – $200/week
  • Sailing 1 – $150/week
  • Sailing 2 – $150/week
  • Sailing 3 – $150/week
  • Trail Ride – $35/ride (one ride/camper – Overnight Camp only)
  • Water Skiing & Wake Boarding – $200/week

Our add on programs occur usually during morning sessions and replace first, second, and third activity periods. Campers that are enrolled in Horse Masters, Paintball, Sailing 1 or Sailing 2 will be limited to making afternoon activity period selections only. Sailing 3 occurs from after lunch to lowering the flag in the evening, and therefore replaces the Elective and Cabin Activity Periods. Water Skiing and Wake Boarding participants will be assigned a morning activity period in advance, and choose the other two open periods.

Due to camp scheduling campers are limited to participating in one add on program per week and one trail ride (overnight only) per week. These programs can sell out quickly so early registration is essential.


Ensigns & Commodores Only

*New this year* – Keep the excitement alive at camp with a new variety of activities that you must be in Ensign or Commodores to participate in.

Morning Activities

*Activities available for Ensigns & Commodores exclusively for one period

  • Basketball*
  • Camp Fire Cooking*
  • Canoeing*
  • Kayaking*
  • Soccer*
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Yearbook

Elective Activities

  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Wood Burning

Extras

  • Hammock Village
    • Commodore Only Village
    • Ensign Only Village

Leadership Programs

  • LEADERS IN TRAINING (LIT) PROGRAM
    • 2 week program for participants ages 16 or just finished sophomore year of high school
    • July 28-August 9, 2019
    • Progressive lessons and tasks centering on leadership with activities such as:
      • group discussion
      • team development
      • practical exercises to explore and develop your new skills
      • problem-solving
      • communication
      • program planning
      • conflict resolution
      • fun and challenging team building activities
  • COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM
    • 4 week program for participants ages 17 or just finished junior year of high school
      • June 23-July 19, 2019
    • First Two Weeks: training similar to our full-time staff
      • How to create a memorable camper experience
      • Immersion into a camper-centered community
      • How to connect with campers
      • Development of transferrable practical skills
      • Develop leadership responsibilities
      • The creation of positive first impressions
      • How to cultivate friendships
      • Importance of building a positive customer service experience
      • How to assist campers in the develop of independence
    • Second Two Weeks: an immersive experience as an assistant counselor in a cabin
      • Will be assigned to a different cabin and role model counselor each week

* Please note that while many of our American LITs and CITs are former campers, this is not a prerequisite for enrollment. International LITs and CITs, however, must have previously been campers or LITs at Camp Letts to participate in the LIT or CIT programs. Camp Letts is a screen-free zone. LITs and CITs will not be able to use their cell phones during their stay at camp. Cell phones should be left at home or given to a staff member upon arrival.

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