Warlick Family YMCA – Traditional and Sports Camps

Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Take a look below for details!


  • Season: June 11 – August 24
  • Parent Orientation
  • Registration: Now Open!
  • Swim  Schedule
    • Tuesday and Thursday: Rising Kindergarten-Rising Second Grade
    • Wednesday and Friday: Rising Third Grade – Rising Middle School
  • Camp Tuscarora Details – Click here!
  • Sports Camp Details – Click here!

Contact Cody Carpenter with questions at ccarpenter@gastonymca.org or 704.830.9622.


Trekkers (Rising K) 

A focus on fun AND education. Our goal is to help prepare our KinderCampers for school by reinforcing the value of educational fun! Each week will include elements of language, science, technology, the arts, and more!

  • WEEKS: 1—11
  • COST: Member $130, Program Participant $160


Traditional Day Camp (Rising 1st—6th)

This camp focuses on character development, leadership, skill building, relationships and learning. Campers will be divided into small groups based on rising grade—, Pathfinders (Rising 1st), Discoverers (Rising 2nd), Navigators (Rising 3rd), Trailblazers (Rising 4th and 5th). Campers swim and go on weekly field trips.

  • WEEKS: 1—11
  • COST: Member $130, Program Participant $160
  • Field Trip Schedule – Coming Soon!

Teen Camp (rising 6th – 7th)

Teen Camp combines the fun of traditional camp with leadership and service learning.  Teens will travel away from the Y once weekly, participate in programs, swim, and active games. They will also have the opportunity to opt into  junior lifeguard training, .

  • WEEKS: 1—11
  • COST: Member $137, Program Participant $170


CILTS (rising 8th –10th)

The Counselors In Leadership Training camp is designed to incorporate leadership opportunities, hands on learning, and job-skills training to teens interested in working with children. This weekly camp is also a lot of fun!

  • WEEKS: 1—11
  • COST: Member $90, Program Participant $110

Teen eXtreme (rising 7th – 10th)

Teen eXtreme Camp will enjoy a week of field trips through the Gaston/Charlotte region. Each day, teens will leave the Y and take a day-long trip to one of the many great sites throughout the area. All trip fees are included in the total price, excluding special stops for snacks! Some trips are subject to change or repeat based on interest. Lunch is not provided. The Warlick Family YMCA is a shuttle stop to this Stowe Family YMCA teen camp. All participants must arrive by 8:25 am daily.

  • WEEKS: 1, 3, 5, and 9
  • COST: Member $247, Program Participant $280
  • Field Trip Schedule – Coming Soon!

Camp Resources-

Medicine Form – Does your child take medicine throughout the day? Please fill out this form and give it to your Camp Director.  All medicines, with the exception of Epi Pens and inhalers, will remain in the camp office.

Program Addition Form – Did your camper have so much fun that you want to send them for another week?  Or do you want to add gymnastics or swim lessons?  If you have already turned in the complete 2018 camp form please use this form to add to your session.  This form will not be accepted if your full camp form is not on file.

At a Glance Weekly Detailed Information – Each location has an At a Glance Information perfect for your fridge!  Please take a look for information such as swim days, lunch program, drop off and pick up, as well as field trips.

Program Cancellation – Do you need to cancel a week? Please stop by the front desk of your YMCA a week prior.  There is a special form in triplicate that we would like you to fill out in full.