Summer Day Camp

Summer day camp: ages 5-12

All kids deserve a great summer and YMCA Camp Carter is the perfect summer destination! Our day camp offers a safe, exciting and memorable experience where kids have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence and creativity. At Camp Carter, kids make friends while learning the values of diversity and cooperation and parents have peace of mind knowing your kids are in a safe and enriching place.

camp At a glance

Camp hours

Monday through Friday


Members: $220/week per child
Non-Members: $270/week per child

Summer Day Camp Dates & Themes

Date Theme Register
Week 1
May 31 - June 3
Adventure is Out There: Jump into nature, make new friends and challenge yourself with new experiences, friends and memories with us. Week 1 Registration
Week 2
June 6 - June 10
Where the Wild Things Are: Have you ever ventured into the forest or explored the legend of the tucker truck and grandmother oak? We invite you to come adventure, backpack and explore with us while becoming one with nature. Week 2 Registration
Week 3
June 13 - June 17
Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Spend the week exploring your natural surroundings. Unleash your imagination with creative crafts, Outdoor activities and learn more about the outdoors and the wildlife in the Fort worth area at Camp Carter! Week 3 Registration
Week 4
June 20 - June 24
Get Outside: Explore and get outside free of distractions and allow yourself to experience the magic of camp! We will offer outdoor exploration, activities and engaging opportunities for your child. Dress Up: twin day Week 4 Registration
Week 5
June 27 - July 1
Survivor Skills: Could you survive in the wild? What skills do you need to spend the night in the outdoors without the conveniences of home? Join us as we learn how nature can provide everything we need. Ready yourself for your next adventure! Week 5 Registration
Week 6
July 4 - July 8
Forces of Nature: Join us as we discover the natural world around us and use STEM to better the environment around us. Challenge yourself and take your imagination to new heights! Week 6 Registration
Week 7
July 11 - July 15
Wilderness Wanderers: If you love to camp, hike, fish and test your limits then grab your backpack , your bestfriends and come join us! We’ll start learning about gear, navigation and head into the wilderness to test our skills. Are you up for the challenge? Week 7 Registration
Week 8
July 18 - July 22
Water-we Doing this Week: Water is LIFE! Spend the week soaking in every aquatic opportunity at camp. Learn about the water and spend the heat of summer paddling around, fishing the depths and swimming of course! Week 8 Registration
Week 9
July 25 - July 29
Expeditions: An adventurous and engaging experience for your explorer. Our expedition week offer immersive and differentiated camp experience where campers are immersed in nature and encouraged to step outside of their comfort zone. Week 9 Registration
Week 10
August 1 - August 5
Camp Wilderness: Challenge your inner adventurer and warrior while learning valuable camping skills first hand in a whole new light! Week 10 Registration
Week 11
August 8 - August 12
Adventure Challenge: Learn new skills and then put yourself to the test with your crew during challenges throughout the week which build team work and leadership skills during this week! Week 11 Registration