Coming to camp
Camp Henry is a place where kids can just be kids. Truly.
From getting up early to swim in the lake, singing camp songs around the fire, making new friends in the mess hall, and trying new activities and nature adventures - your child will never have a dull moment.
Explore our Camp Henry Info Guide and learn everything you need to know about coming to camp!
YMCA Camp Henry 2017 Programs
Session 1 – July 16 – 21
Session 2 – July 23 – 28
Session 3 – July 30 – August 4*
Chickadees - August 7 – 11
Session 4 – August 13 – 18
Session 5 – August 20 – 25*
Family Camp – August 27 – 31
*Leadership program for participants aged 13-15 years in Session 3 and 5
Ages 6 - 15
All of our numbered sessions (1 through 5) serve as our traditional camp program. Campers join us for this five night camping experience, with drop-off on Sunday afternoon and pick-up on Friday evening. This program balances group cabin activities with independent program selection for each camper. Throughout the week, campers will participate in many activities with their cabin mates allowing for time to establish strong friendships and try all of our programs. Campers will also have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills in activities of their choice! If your camper is interested in trying out canoeing for the first time with their friends, but is really hoping to spend more time perfecting their archery skills, this is an ideal set up!
Chickadees (August 7 - 11)
Ages 5 - 12
Our Chickadees program is for those not quite ready for a week, but are really excited to try overnight camp! During this condensed, four night program, campers arrive at YMCA Camp Henry on Monday afternoon and head home on Friday. The program structure will be very similar to our typical Session programs and campers will have the same opportunities to participate in our activities throughout their stay. If your camper is ready to dip their toe into overnight camping, this is the perfect introduction!
Leadership Programs (Session 3 & 5)
Ages 13 – 15
If your teen is registered in Session 3 or Session 5 at YMCA Camp Henry this summer, they will take part in the Camp Henry leadership program! This program will have the same activity opportunities as all of our camp programs, but will also have a focus on leadership development. Participants will have the opportunity not only to be part of programs, but also learn how to lead and mentor younger campers. Teens registered in all other sessions will be a part of our regular camp program.
Typical Day at Camp
What does a typical day look like at Camp Henry? Here’s a breakdown of all the cool activities your child will participate in!
7:30 am.............Wake Up Bell & Morning Dip
8:15 am............. Flag Raising
8:30 am............. Breakfast
9:15 am............. Cabin Clean Up
9:45 am............. Personal Choice Activities
12:45 pm........... Lunch
1:30 pm............. Rest Hour
2:30 pm............. Cabin Programs
5:45 pm............. Dinner
7:00 pm............. Free Choice (optional activities, waterfront)
8:00 pm............. Evening Program (cabin, group, or camp-wide)
8:45-9:45 pm.... Bedtime prep/check in/lights out
What to pack?
First time at camp? No problem. We'll have you covered with a full list of suggestions on what to pack before camp kicks off.
What happens if my child is homesick?
At Camp Henry, our highly experienced and trained Y staff will be with campers at all times, ensuring they are always safe. The campgrounds are secure, and all camp facilities are fully accessible.
Each day, campers can receive a little piece of home! Any emails you write, we will distribute to campers so they know you are always thinking about them. We will also accommodate friends and family members in the same cabin upon request. Plus, we will be sharing fun photos on our social channels so you can follow along on your children’s adventures!
Camp Henry Merchandise
We have a number of YMCA Camp Henry items available for sale this season! These items will be available for purchase at camp on all arrival and departure days, as well as on July 8th during our open house. We encourage families to complete and submit the order form available here so we can be sure to reserve the correct size and number of items. We will have all pre-ordered items ready for your camper on the first day of camp! If you would like to arrange a pickup of these items at our London office during the month of June, please email firstname.lastname@example.org directly.