The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

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teen camps


Teenagers, regardless of background, face choices that can positively or negatively influence their lives. The Y helps teens and their families to reach new heights and is committed to programs that offer character development, citizenship, leadership and service.

We offer a variety of Teen Camps, such as our Counselor in Training camp which provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting counselors with younger campers; as well as amazing outdoor experiences at our overnight camps.

Teen Overnight /  Sleep-Away Camps

Teen Camps

Teens (12+ to 15 years old) participate in a week-long camp. This high school summer camp is geared for middle school up to teens that just completed their 9th grade year. Teens must have completed 6th grade to be in the camp if they are twelve years old.

Summer camp activities for teenagers include, interactive field trips, swimming, educational activities, team-building activities, guest speakers, learning new skills, decision-making, service projects and character building based around a different weekly theme. Don’t let the summer learning loss happen to you!

Counselor in Training

Counselor in Training (CIT) is a youth leadership program designed for high school kids. The Counselor In Training program focuses on leadership training, team building, personal growth, and the necessary skills to one day become a YMCA camp counselor.

The program involves a certification training and volunteer time in camp. Program start times and fees vary by branch, so ask your Welcome Center for more information.

Available at the following branch(s) White Rock Family YMCA.

horse back riding at camp
Camp Grady Spruce - Frontier Camp for Teens

rock climbing at collin county adventure camp
Rock Climbing at Collin County Adventure Camp
Counselor in training
Counselor in Training