About Us

Who We Are

Since YMCA Camp Carter opened its gates in 1948, thousands of kids, adults and families have enjoyed the property, activities and lodging at this unique location. Located on 360 acres of beautiful land just 7 miles from downtown, our property serves as a great retreat and oasis inside the city of Fort Worth. YMCA Camp Carter is a part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth – to learn more and find a Y near you, visit ymcafw.org.

What We Do

YMCA Camp Carter offers something for everyone. It’s a place where kids can enjoy the outdoors and make new friends, families can spend time together in our heated and air conditioned cabins and students can experience classroom lessons in a hands-on natural environment. Camp is an excellent place to host your next gathering, celebrate memorable times, host a corporate meeting or retreat, or just get away for a day or two with your friends. And since the beginning, YMCA Camp Carter has been for all – offering scholarships and assistance to families and groups in need. To learn more about financial assistance, please click here.

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History of Camp Carter

As a 10 year old boy, Amon G. Carter Jr. went to the YMCA Camp Holland near Weatherford, Texas and had the time of his life. His joyful experience caused his father to hope that someday the Fort Worth YMCA would have a camp of its own. In 1948, YMCA Camp Carter opened its gates to the children of Fort Worth and has been impacting the lives of all who have entered for the last 70+ years.