It’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.
Directions to Camp Child
Take Highway 12 West over the Continental Divide towards Elliston about 18 miles. Right before reaching Elliston, turn left at the sign that says “YMCA Camp Child”. Go about 3 miles. You will see a sign on the left that says “Helena Family YMCA Camp Child”. Turn left. That dirt driveway will lead you into Camp.
From Missoula, Butte, etc.:
Take Highway 12 off of Interstate 90. Go about 25 miles through Elliston to your first right (If you get to the Continental Divide you have gone about 5 miles too far). There will be sign on the road that states “YMCA Camp Child.” Turn right. Go about 3 miles. You will see a sign on the left that says “Camp Child”. Turn left. That dirt driveway will lead you into Camp.