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YMCA Summer Camps

We promise your kids will be

Accepted: be yourself, belong to a group

Challenged: by choice, by new experience

Empowered: at camp and when you go home

About Y Camps

The YMCA of Greater Tulsa has decades of experience in creating the ideal summertime environment for kids and teens. Through age-appropriate programming, our highly trained counselors and staff make sure all campers have a positive experience they’ll never forget. 

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Activities
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Teens
Ages 13-17. Westside and Camp Takatoka.

The strongest bonds kids make are born at camp. There’s something about camp that allows teens to show others who they really are, whether it’s in traditional camp or in one of the leadership camps. 

Trekkers
Ages 10-12. All Camps.

The Trekkers program includes traditional camp games and activities with program choice, as well as low- and high ropes courses, rock wall climbing and extended nature hikes. At Camp Takatoka, Trekkers will experience waterfront activities such as water skiing, wakeboarding and the inflatable free fall slide on the lake. 

Swim Lessons
All Ages. Westside Only.

Each session consists of eight classes over a two‐week period, Tuesday through Friday. Participants must be enrolled in Westside Day Camp during the two weeks of lessons. Morning classes run 8:00-8:45 a.m. Afternoon classes run 4:30‐5:15 p.m.

Explorers
Ages 5-6. Day Camps Only.

Full of wonder and ready for action, Explorers experience age-appropriate programming geared toward developing their motor skills, education and socialization. 

Challengers
Ages 7-9. All Camps.

Challengers explore exciting activities like rock wall climbing, canoeing, archery, and hiking. Challengers are also ready for their first week at Camp Takatoka or Destination ½ and ½.

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Overnight Camp (Takatoka)
For ages 13-15. Two weekly sessions of traditional overnight camp.
Teen Camp (Westside)
For ages 13-15.
Camper-In-Leadership Training 1 - CILT (Takatoka)
For ages 15-16.
Camper-In-Leadership Training 2 - CILT (Takatoka)
For ages 16-17. CILT 2s participate in junior staff training and are assigned to a cabin group, culminating in the chance to interview to return the following week as a junior counselor.
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Day Camp
Weekly sessions of traditional day camp at three of our branches: Westside, Owasso and Daily Family Y in Bixby.
Camp Takatoka Overnight Camp
Two one-week sessions or one two-week session of traditional overnight camp.
Hot Shots Basketball Camp (Westside)
The fundamentals of teamwork and basic skills form the foundation of this session.
Extreme Week (Westside)
Pushing their limits, campers challenge themselves on the low and high ropes courses all week long.
Bull’s-Eye! (Westside)
Bull's-eye campers work hard to perfect their archery, laser tag, and paintball skills. This specialty camp puts you right on the mark! Bull's-eye campers work hard to perfect their archery, laser tag, and paintball skills. Whether your camper is a beginner or a skilled marksman, this specialty camp will be an absolute bull's-eye!
The World of Art
Taking pictures is a great way to remember a moment, but there's something extraordinary about making a memory with paint or clay. These campers learn how to use all the materials of an artist. Who knows? Maybe your young artist will be the next Michelangelo!
Circus Camp
Circus Camp is designed to introduce your camper to circus, performing, and visual arts in a safe, non-competitive environment. Be sure to mark your calendar for our week’s end performance where you will be wowed by your camper’s progress in just days!
Gone Fishin' (Westside)
Campers focus on fishing and conservation, visit local fishing holes, and take field trips that give them a great “fish story” to share all year long!
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Polliwog
Beginner level
Guppy
Intermediate level
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Mighty Mite Soccer Camp
A great introductory skills workshop for the little kicker in your family.
Super Science!
Get ready for things to goop, ooze, fizz, bang, bounce, and bubble.
Day Camp
Weekly sessions of traditional day camp at three of our branches: Westside, Owasso and Daily Family Y in Bixby.
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Camp Takatoka Overnight Camp
Two weekly sessions of traditional overnight camp.
Destination ½ and ½
Spend Monday and Tuesday at one of our three day camps, leave for overnight camp at Camp Takatoka on Wednesday morning and then return home on Friday afternoon.
Gone Fishin'
Your camper will spend an educational and exciting week focused on fishing and conservation. Campers visit local fishing holes and experience hands-on lessons, and take field trips that give your campers a great “fish story” to share all year long!
All-Star Soccer
Build on the fundamentals with an emphasis on teamwork, leadership, and self-esteem, and hone their skills in a fun, non-competitive environment. All-Star campers play games and participate in skill competitions at several parks and recreation centers in Tulsa.
The Artist Within
Campers explore their artistic ability using a multitude of different materials, studying world-renowned artists and then making their very own creations. Teachers give students extra guidance and help campers polish their artistic skills.
Super Science
Old clothes are a must at this camp, where campers spend their week exploring the world of science. From microscopes to rockets, campers work together to create explosions and explore the microbiology at Westside, including one-on-one time with a Science Specialist.
Bull's-Eye!
This specialty camp puts you right on the mark! Bull's-eye campers work hard to perfect their archery, laser tag, and paintball skills. Whether your camper is a beginner or a skilled marksman, this specialty camp will be an absolute bull's-eye!
Circus Camp
Circus Camp is designed to introduce your camper to circus, performing, and visual arts in a safe, non-competitive environment. Be sure to mark your calendar for our week’s end performance where you will be wowed by your camper’s progress in just days!
Day Camp
Weekly sessions of traditional day camp at three of our branches: Westside, Owasso and Daily Family Y in Bixby.
Hot Shots Basketball
Shoot for the stars in a non-competitive environment designed to promote teamwork, leadership, self-esteem, sportsmanship, and techniques.
Dance Dance Dance
Girls and boys can get their Hip Hop on and learn the newest dance moves!
Testimonials

"...the memories she has made will last her a lifetime."

“Camp Takatoka and the Westside Y summer camps are amazing! The unique opportunities that the wonderful staff, volunteers, property, and camp activities provide to kids are incredible. My daughter has attended for four years at both camps and the memories she has made will last her a lifetime.” 

—Katy (Camper’s mother)

“I am thankful that we have had the opportunity to send our son to YMCA Westside Camp and Camp Takatoka. He had the chance to experience crucial events in a young boy’s upbringing like fishing, swimming, arts and crafts, the wilderness and being a part of a team with his fellow campers. [He] makes us promise him every year when we pick him up from camp that he will get to return the next year.” 

—Craig (Camper’s father)
Schedules

2016 Y Camps will fill up fast, so register today!