Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
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Camp Child


IMG_6869Nestled 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.





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


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.



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.


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.



270352_566519973394711_332017701_nAGES: 11-17

Fee : $175

DATES: June 24-26

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.


AGES:  going into 2nd-9th grade

DATES:  July 11 - 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 2015  (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