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Diverse Talents, One Passion


I’m often questioned about where our staff come from. My simple answer is: Passion! If we can find passionate people who are eager to make Camp Letts a safe and fun environment, then that’s who we have on board. Having a passion for youth development means our counselors are doing what they love. Once that happens, everything… Read more »

Dance With All Your Heart


This Valentine’s Day, we’re hosting our first-ever Zumbathon at YMCA Camp Letts! Join Camp Letts staff, volunteers, families and alumni as we raise money to send deserving kids to Camp. You don’t have to know Zumba to love this amazing workout… we will have fun moves for everyone, from the beginner to experienced Zumba fan. Click here to learn more… Read more »

What’s in Store for Summer 2015?


Dear Camper: Summer Camp—that long anticipated stretch of days free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, explore from the treetops to the bay, and make new friends. At YMCA Camp Letts, we believe that each summer is a gift, and only you can decide how you use… Read more »

What Will You Give on Giving Tuesday?


The Penney Family spent their summers at YMCA Camp Letts. Led proudly by their matriarch Leonie Penney, this family left a legacy with Camp Letts that allows families in financially trying times to return every year. We are privileged to share our summers with campers like the Penneys. Good values, healthy living, lifelong friendships and exploring… Read more »

Camp Is Quiet


It’s November and Camp is quiet. Not the silence of winter that is unavoidable and will come in due course, just much quieter than we’re used to around here. It’s easy to forget that, just a few weeks ago, Camp was loud! Really loud! Chants from the Mariner girls were echoed by the younger Bos’n… Read more »

Spend School Holidays at Camp Letts!


When school is out, camp is in at YMCA Camp Letts. Instead of staying in, use Anne Arundel County Public School holidays to keep your kid learning and growing! Your child will be supervised by professional staff and will enjoy a full day’s worth of fun and exciting adventures, including arts & crafts, nature hikes, games and… Read more »

Looking Back on Summer 2014


The end of summer camp means 10 long months of anticipation… especially considering the amazing summer we just had! With an unbelievably (and refreshingly) mild summer, camp was extra special – with sweatshirts in August and all! Summer 2014 can only be characterized by caring and attentive counselors, and inspiring campers learning and trying new things… Read more »

Parents: Your Voice Matters!


Dear Parent: Thank you so much for sending your child to YMCA Camp Letts this summer. We hope that both you and your child enjoyed the experience. An excellent way to learn more about your camper’s time with us and shape the experience for years to come is to have your child sit with you… Read more »

A Letter to Session 3 Parents


Dear Session 3 Parents: On July 9, 2014, YMCA staff detected that the pool pump was malfunctioning and chlorine was being released into the pool. The staff took immediate action by evacuating all the children in and near the area, and getting them into showers. Although this was not a life-threatening incident, staff took additional… Read more »

Family Camp Survey


At Family Camp, parents experience the power of pure play as their children lead the way. And we want to know if your experience lived up to our promise! Family Camp is one of our most beloved programs, and we’re always looking for ways to improve it and add even more bonding and adventure in… Read more »