Camp

Corey Maarschalk
Calvary Baptist Church Camps
Youth Development Director
(910) 251-9622 ext. 255
Katie Wayman
Wilmington Family YMCA Camps
Youth Development Coordinator
(910) 251-9622 ext. 257
Tatiana Munn
Camp Kirkwood Camps
Camp Kirkwood Weekend Coordinator
(910) 833-4782
Mark Sinclair
Sports Camps
Sports Director
(910) 251-9622 ext. 229
Lee Spooner
Soccer Camps
Soccer Director
(910) 251-9622 ext. 232
Wilmington Family YMCA Camp
Overnight, day, or sports camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.

Summer Day Camps

Day camp at the YMCA offers almost all of the benefits of traditional camp- new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships- in an urban setting allowing campers to return home each afternoon. When you bring your child Camp at the YMCA, you’re not just dropping off your child for a day of fun activities, you’re tapping into an expert summer camp resource committed to providing a high-quality, age-appropriate experience for campers.

Preschool Day Camp

For our youngest campers, this half-day program provides enriching learning experiences for your preschooler. Children will enjoy activities organized around our weekly themes including games, sports, swimming lessons, arts and crafts, story time and more. We emphasize a hands-on learning curriculum, motor skill development and creativity as we strive to provide an environment for preschoolers to learn, gain self-confidence, make new friends and respect others. Please view our 2016 Summer Camp Guide for full details.
Ages: 3-5
Location(s):
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)

Youth Day Camp

Every summer we offer new experiences and create day camp activities for hundreds of young people. The YMCA’s Youth Day Camp offers a classic summer camp experience filled with weekly themes, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, games, educational components and friends, all led by well-trained and enthusiastic staff. Additionally, we give our campers at the Wilmington Family YMCA location the opportunity to explore the great outdoors, conquer low and high ropes courses, zip-line, canoe, shoot archery and engage in wildlife educations with two visits to Camp Kirkwood each week! Our campers at Calvary Baptist will have the opportunity to swim at Brunswick Community College twice a week with additional surprise field trips through the summer! Parents can enjoy peace of mind knowing that their child is participating in meaningful activities and experiences that align with their needs and abilities here at the Y. Please view our 2016 Summer Camp Guide for full details.
Ages: 5-12
Location(s):
Calvary Baptist Church (Shallotte, NC)
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)

Leaders in Training

The camp environment provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting counselors with younger campers. The Y’s LIT program operates hand-in-hand with our Youth Day Camp, providing our young leaders the opportunity to mentor younger kids, participate in daily activities, and help counselors execute programming. Leaders in Training day camp goals are to teach the general skills of leadership that can be used at school, home and within the community- not just at camp! Young teens will learn specific skills for working with kids and co-workers, and gain experience planning and leading activities. The LITs will always have an adult counselor with them and this Y camp program gives teens the opportunity to build their skills, confidence and capacity for working with people of all ages. Please view our 2016 Summer Camp Guide for full details.
Ages: 13-15
Location(s):
Calvary Baptist Church (Shallotte, NC)
Camp Kirkwood (Watha, NC)
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)

Specialty Day Camps

These camps will provide unique opportunities to teach campers specific skills or provide campers with new experiences. The majority of each day will consist of activities that relate to the specialty camp theme while other times will be spent doing traditional camp activities such as swimming, sports, games, and more.
Ages: 8-17
Location(s):
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)

Camp Kirkwood

For more than 50 years, Camp Kirkwood has welcomed campers, giving them a chance to escape the distraction of modern life and experience God’s breath-taking natural world through exploration and adventure. Camp Kirkwood is located just outside of Watha, North Carolina and is managed by the Y. At Camp Kirkwood, the Y is able to create a one-of-a-kind opportunity for kids to build character, develop self-confidence and encourage self expression.

Youth Day Camp

What makes Camp Kirkwood especially unique is its location and ability to provide your child with a number of summer camp activities that are usually exclusive to residential camps. Your campers will enjoy activities like zip lines, archery, canoeing, swimming, ropes courses, arts and crafts, hiking, bb guns and more- just like they would at residential camp! Please view our 2016 Summer Camp Guide for full details.
Ages: 5-15

Residential Camp

Camp Kirkwood’s Residential Camp gives children a safe environment to overcome challenges like hitting their first bullseye or completing the high ropes course. With the great outdoors as a background, staff designed activities teach persistence in completing a difficult task, creativity when solving problems and working together to achieve a common goal and other age appropriate life lessons. Please view our 2016 Summer Camp Guide for full details.
Ages: 7-15

Sports Camp

Perfect your game, learn new skills and have fun at our Sports Camps! The Y’s Sports Camps focus on developing skills for specific sports while learning the importance of teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Daily drills and weekly competitions ensure skill development; team building exercises, swimming and games promote the development of the whole athlete.

Baseball Day Camps

New this summer, the Wilmington Family YMCA is offering both T-Ball and Coach-Pitch half-day Baseball Camps at Temple Baptist Activity Center fields, perfect for all skill levels and experience. These camps will focus on safety, technique, skill development, competition and most importantly – fun!
Ages: 5-14
Location(s):
Temple Baptist Activity Center (Wilmington, NC)

Basketball Day Camps

The Y’s Basketball Day Camps are either half or full days. Experienced coaches, referees and instructors provide campers the opportunity to build and practice basketball skills under the direction of strong role models while building character and having fun.
Ages: 5-12
Location(s):
Temple Baptist Activity Center (Wilmington, NC)
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)

Flag Football Day Camps

New this summer, the Wilmington Family YMCA is offering a full-day flag football camp for beginners to advanced. This camp will focus on technique, skill development, competition and fun. It is a combination of traditional day camp programing and athletic development.
Ages: 5-12
Location(s):
Temple Baptist Activity Center (Wilmington, NC)

Lacrosse Day Camps

New this summer, the Y is offering a half-day Lacrosse Day Camp that focuses on developing skills while learning the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Your little athlete can work on perfecting their game and most importantly- have fun!
Ages: 5-12
Location(s):
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)
Calvary Baptist Church (Shallotte NC)

Soccer Day Camps

Perfect your game, learn new skills and have fun at the Y’s Soccer Day Camps! Camps focus on developing skills while learning the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Daily drills and weekly competitions ensure skill development, team building exercises, swimming and games promote the development of the whole athlete. This year we are partnering with British Soccer to provide campers the opportunity to build and practice skills under the direction of strong role models.
Ages: 3-16
Location(s):
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)

Soccer Residential Camps

The Y’s Residential Soccer Camp focuses on developing skills while learning the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship. Your little athlete can perfect their game while enjoying all of the activities Camp Kirkwood has to offer including archery, zip line, canoeing, swimming, ropes courses, arts & crafts, hiking, bb guns and more!
Ages: 8-14
Location(s):
Camp Kirkwood (Watha, NC)

Volleyball Residential Camps

New this summer, the Wilmington Family YMCA is offering a half-day Volleyball Day Camp for players of all skill levels nd experience. This camp will focus on technique, skill development, competition and most importantly- fun!
Ages: 5-18
Location(s):
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)

Ultimate Frisbee Camp

New this summer, the Wilmington Family YMCA is partnering with North Carolina Ultimate to offer a half day camp to introduce youth to the ultimate sport: Ultimate Frisbee! Experienced instructors will teach the rules, tactics and techniques in this exciting, fast-paced sport that can be played anywhere. All equipment is provided.
Ages: 7-14
Location(s):
Wilmington Family YMCA (Wilmington, NC)
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