Goals for Campers


Camp is a powerful experience that can strengthen the values that parents are teaching daily. Whether it’s through arts & crafts or swimming, field trips, sports or adventure activities, Y camps have allowed kids to be kids and stay safe during school breaks for the summer and holidays.


Every summer, over 2,000 children have the chance to experience a unique, one-week adventure at YMCA Camp Twin Lakes. During their stay, we’ll help them achieve the following goals:

Grow in the Y’s five core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith

Throughout the week, kids will face a number of challenges designed to help develop their character. We’ll provide positive feedback and reinforcement each time a camper displays one of these values, helping the camp as a whole learn and grow.

Learn to make good decisions

Every day, kids will have the chance to make choices regarding their schedule, activities, meals, hygiene and more. We’ll help them act independently and give them tools to continue making good decisions after camp ends.

Create lifelong friendships

Camp Twin Lakes is a safe environment where kids can build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories.

Develop an appreciation for nature

Hiking, swimming, kayaking, fishing, star-gazing, team sports — the number of outdoor experiences your camper will be exposed to is almost limitless.

“At Camp Twin Lakes, we’ll provide the support, guidance and resources our campers need to achieve greater health and well-being for their mind, body and spirit.”