Helena YMCA
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Camp Child

IT'S OUR 75TH YEAR CAMP-A-VERSARY AND WE WANT TO CELEBRATE WITH YOU!

BUY TICKETS ONLINE

caretakers cabinIt's hard to believe it's been 75 years since Harry W. Child donated the land that would become YMCA Camp Child.  His legacy and passion for the outdoors lives on through the many kids and families who were lucky enough to spend a week or even a summer at Camp Child.  Over the past few years the YMCA has made many improvements to camp, yet the charm and character that is Camp Child remains unchanged.   Join us June 18th for a BBQ and community event celebrating summer camp.  You will have an opportunity to not only see camp, but experience camp activities - like archery or the ropes course.  Or maybe you'd just like to listen to the blackbirds surrounding Lake Ellen while enjoying lunch catered by Chili O'Briens-then watching your kids or grandkids zooming along the zip line.

Click here to PURCHASE TICKETS for our 75th Camp-A-Versary

Rentals:  Occasionally Camp Child is available to rent.  If you are interested in renting camp please click here and answer a few questions.

SUMMER 2016

CAMP PACKING LIST

After you click the "register online" button, camps are listed under "outdoor activities" reg_online_green

Nestled among the backdrop of the Continental Divide, Camp Child offers a gorgeous mountain setting complete with  blue birds, fox, moose, and eagles.  During our week of camp, we will literally learn to climb mountains, both real and perceived.  Through a series of carefully planned challenges campers will face down fears and overcome them on their own personal journey of growth and development.

Our camp staff is super excited to bring you the very best is outdoor education and programming.  We are gearing up for the 2016 season and are making some exciting changes this year that we can't wait to share - This year look for a new high ropes course, new archery range and an improved waterfront.

FAMILY CAMP

IMG_6073We do the work, you connect with your kids. No need to rush out of town to grab your camp spot because your cabin is warm and ready for you when you get here!

Ages:  ALL!

Dates:  May 28th-30th

Fee:  $50 per person

(There is a $15 non-refundable deposit required to hold a spot.  The balance of $35 per person is due at least 14 days before the start of camp)

OUTDOOR COUNSELORS IN TRAINING

Mtn Skills Big Wall Climb ColeAGES: 14-15

DATES: June 12-17

FEE:  $475

The enhanced CIT/LIT program builds interpersonal and communication skills while fostering independence, self-awareness, and outdoor leadership skills. Participants have the opportunity to place the needs of others ahead of their own, share what they are learning and be a good role model for younger campers. CITs & LITs may choose to volunteer for a week later in the summer or receive a 50% discount to another week of camp.

(There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold a spot.  The balance is due at least 14 days before the start of camp)

 

EXPLORERS

mtn skills kayak 2AGES: 8-10

Fee:  $325

Session 1 : June 12th-17th

Session 2 : June 19th-24th

Session 3 : June 26th- July 1st

Session 4 : July 17th- 22nd

 

Rooted in the Y’s core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, the Y’s holistic approach to youth development helps kids grow in spirit, mind and body, all while having fun.

(There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold a spot.  The balance is due at least 14 days before the start of camp)

PATHFINDERS

AGES: 11-15

Fee:  $325

Session 1 : June 12th-17th

Session 2 : June 19th-24th

Session 3 : June 26th- July 1st

Session 4 : July 17th- 22nd

 

Youth of all ages are able to develop positive relationships and a sense of belonging. YMCA resident camps nurture the potential of youth and create a sense of community among campers of all ages through a wide variety of skill building outdoor program activities.

(There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold a spot.  The balance is due at least 14 days before the start of camp)

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WRITER'S CAMP WORKSHOP

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Fee : $175

DATES: August 7, 8, & 9* (updated 4/29/16)

Writer's Camp at YMCA Camp Child is BACK! This weekend camp will be three days of creative activities, fun, and good campiness. This is a partnership with Lewis and Clark Library and Helena YMCA. Please register online with Helena YMCA.

(There is a $50 non-refundable deposit required to hold a spot.  The balance is due at least 14 days before the start of camp)

CAMP HUFF 'N PUFF - ASTHMA CAMP

(we are sorry, online registration is not available for asthma camp)

AGES:  going into 2nd-9th grade

DATES:  July 10 - 15

FEE:  $100.00 per camper

The goal of camp is simple, to offer a summer camp for children with asthma where they can learn the necessary skills to mange their asthma while at the same time enjoying hiking, running , swimming and other activities - just like kids at traditional summer camps.

Asthma Camp Registration 2016  (This form is for asthma camp only)

Operating Hours

Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-10 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-5 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-5 PM

Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-1:15 PM & 5-7 PM
Ages 3 months to 8 years

Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577