YMCA Camp Thunderbird has a long and rich history in the YMCA. We believe that YMCA Camping has the capacity to transform young lives in many ways. With such a concentrated amount of time, a pristine natural environment and campers being surrounded by positive role models, the combination is perfect for enhancing lives and building positive character traits.
It is our goal to help children to make the connection between God, nature and daily life. With our beautiful camp and great learning environment, we are well equipped to help children make this connection.
The YMCA of Greater Charlotte welcomes children of all faiths as well as no faith at all. Our goal is to be the most welcoming, inclusive organization anywhere. As we live out the “Christian mission” of our YMCA, it is our hope that each child would feel their own great value as a child of God, as a result of their camping experience. It is our desire that each child would know of God’s great love for all people. We celebrate the individual value and accomplishments of each child and expect our leaders to be not only strong role model, but spiritual encouragers.
We are all children of God, and at Camp we have a unique opportunity to explore what that means, in a safe, supportive and enriching environment. We look forward to sharing life-long experiences with your child while growing in spirit, mind and body at YMCA Camp Thunderbird.