Our Story

Service to North Texas

Since YMCA Camp Carter opened its gates in 1948, thousands of kids, adults and young people have enjoyed the property, activities and lodging at this unique location. Since the beginning, YMCA Camp Carter has been for all; offering scholarships and assistance to families and groups in need.

Location, Location, Location

YMCA Camp Carter is located on 360 acres of beautiful land just 7 miles from Downtown Fort Worth. Our property serves as a great retreat and oasis inside the 14th largest American city.

That means we are close to home, school and work. School trips don’t require hours on a bus. Business retreats don’t require overtime pay or large travel budgets.


YMCA Camp Carter offers it all. We have a top notch Outdoor Education team armed with a menu of classes that meet TEKS stands. Our Retreats department has experienced facilitators who can take your team through the paces on our low ropes or high ropes courses. Our chef can prepare great tasting and affordable meals that will make your forget you are at a camp. Our cabins are heated and airconditioned and have restrooms and showers inside each.

Overnight Camp Closing Campfire

Overnight Camp Closing Campfire