help build strong futures
Every summer, Camp Shand’s day and sleep over camping programs create opportunities for youth to unplug, step out of everyday life and have a great time while also learning new skills, exploring nature, making new friends, working in a team and gaining self-confidence. In all that we do, our dedicated staff works to instill the core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.
As you likely know, kids don’t spend as much time outdoors as they once did. Beyond the many benefits of exercise and group play, simply spending time in nature is beneficial to children’s overall well-being and healthy development. At Camp Shand, we get outside for hiking, swimming, kayaking, archery and more and encourage campers to discover what the natural world has to offer along the way.
Your child will never be lost in the crowd at Camp Shand. We offer a personalized camping experience that sets us apart and brings campers back year after year – to reconnect with this special place, mentors and friends. Day and sleep over camping programs are designed to work with your family’s busy schedules and meet the needs of each child. Your cautious first-time camper can test the water with our 3-day/2-night Resident Camp Lite, while our Teen Service Camp and Counselor in Training programs teach the skills needed to be the future leaders of tomorrow while teaching the value of giving back.