YMCA CAMP BURGESS & HAYWARD

Activities

There are many exciting things to do each day at camp!  We strive to have all of our campers participate in as many activities as possible during the session, and to offer programming that is fun, challenging, creative, active and educational. We believe in a mix of skill development and exploration with team building and bonding. Please click on the different activities listed on the left hand side, to see all the options!

Interest Groups

Our morning activities (Interest Groups) focus on areas that individual campers have an interest. They are selected weekly on Sunday evenings. Most activities are 1-hour long allowing campers to choose two different activities in the morning.  We offer over 18 different activities and are always evolving to offer the best programming. Most Interest Groups take place on the campers respective side of the pond, however there are a couple of co-ed activities offered each session. Friendship, fun and skill development are all important aspects of each interest group.

                                                 Cabin Activities    

The afternoons and evenings focus on fun, adventure and camp spirit, as campers spend time with their cabin groups participating in a variety of activity areas. Some of these activities maybe similar to interest groups, so new interests can be explored even if they were not chosen as a morning activity. We also encourage cabins to have creative Cabin Activity Periods (CAPs) to move out of comfort zones and bond as a cabin. 

 Learn more about the Daily Schedule