Memories in the Making
Resident Camp…the flicker of the camp fire, the wind in the pines, the moon in the heavens, the stars that shine. A place where all can gather to make friends and build a camp community. spend some time at Resident Camp where friendships are strengthened, discoveries are made and campers go home with memories that will last a lifetime.
The Y welcomes all who wish to participate and believes that no one should be denied access to the Y based on their ability to pay. Through our Partnership with Youth Scholarship Program, the Sheridan County YMCA provides assistance to youth, adults and families based on individual needs and circumstances. Please click HERE for a scholarship application form.
Youth Resident Camp
June 25-30 * July 16-21 * August 6-11
Discover the magic of camp and enjoy fun activities in the great outdoors. Activities provide new friendships, adventure and personal growth creating days as unique as each of our campers.
All youth camps offered at Y Resident camp are co-ed. Campers will be assigned to gender specific cabins with counselors in each cabin. Campers gain independence as they spend 6 days and 5 nights away from home in an atmosphere committed to building healthy youth. Campers learn responsibility as they take care of themselves and their belongings (with proper guidance), and gain respect for
others as they share a living space with fellow campers. Campers learn to live the core values of the YMCA
CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY
in terms of themselves, others and the environment. The value of Y Camp extends well beyond the camp session.
Up-A-Notch Teen Camp
June 25-30 * July 16-21 * August 6-11
Up-A-Notch Teen Camp is the ultimate summer camp experience for teens. This is the camp our youth campers look forward to as they near the teenage years. Many of our activities remain traditional but with a higher level of adventure and skill. Up-A-Notch camp weeks includes resident campers ages 9-11 and throughout the day there will be a blend of all camp activities, shared meals, shared bunkhouses and shared counselors. There are specific activities for the older campers signed up for Up A Notch Camp as well as an opportunity to spend a night under the stars in the great outdoors. Our focus is still the same: the values and lessons taught at camp help each child to grow in Spirit, Mind and Body, and contribute to the building of memories that last a lifetime.
Ages 10-13 * July 30-Aug. 4
Travel back to the 1800’s. Frontier Camp is a week long experience for those who would like to experience the life of a mountain man by traveling back to the 1800’s. Campers will explore the contributions mountain men like Jim Bridger or Daniel Boone made to the growth of our country. Campers will pitch in and enjoy activities such as stories around the campfire, dutch oven cooking, blacksmithing, gold panning and much more. Great
adventure, great, fun, great learning.
Ages: 12-13 * July 9-13
This camp is aimed at the younger, perhaps less experienced hiker. If you want to share in the adventure of backpacking, we encourage you to sign up for this trip and challenge yourself to a fun and rewarding experience. We will learn the basics of backpacking while based at YMCA of the Bighorns Camp Roberts and work our way up to an amazing 3-day/2 night backpacking trip. Enjoy s’mores, campfires and majestic views on this fun-filled introduction to backpacking. This is an introductory backpacking expedition, and all you will need is an adventurous spirit! No previous experience is necessary. Fee: $275
Ages: 13-15 * July 30-Aug. 4
If you are a true outdoor adventure seeking enthusiast you will want to join us while we explore the wonderland with high mountain meadows, huge clear lakes and stunning mountain peaks. While
previous backpacking experience is encouraged it is not required. Join us if you have an understanding of your physical ability to carry a backpack, camp in a tent under stars and share in a group setting. As a group you will actively participate in all that is necessary to keep a clean, environmentally healthy campsite. Fee: $275
Ages: 9-15 * July 30-Aug. 4
Cast a fly. Drown a worm. Get your feet wet. The Bighorn Mountains and surrounding area are a fisherman’s paradise and we are excited to share some of its great fishing with our campers. This camp is designed for all skill levels with a variety of activities. Come learn basic spin fishing and fly fishing, understand the aquatic life of a fish, what they eat during the year, habitat, basic lure-making and basic fly-tying. We’ll be fishing at many great locations ranging from Camp Roberts stocked trout pond to many trout packed fresh water streams and lakes. Fee: $275
Ages: 9-15 * July 9-13
What is Art? Where is Art? Where is it not?
Uncover and explore the life of art. Several local artists will provide insight and support to discover several genres of art. View the world through their eyes, tools, habitat, and story! Know more, see more, feel more as everyday life takes on a new hue!
Learn to Shoot / Hunter Safety Course
Ages 12-15 * July 9-13
A riflery/archery camp teaches kids calm deliberation and concentration. Because of the nature of riflery/archery, attention to detail is also cultivated in each camper. Y Camp has devised ways to make the activity more enjoyable through end of camp competitions or getting to take home their first bullseye. Before shooting campers are given courses on firearm safety, how not to handle a gun and the basics of marksmanship. Because safety is the primary concern, riflery camps are offered to older campers ages 12-15. At this time we are pursuing offering a Hunter Safety Course during this camp.
Shooting camp is designed to ensure safety and strict rules are enforced.