Phantom Lake YMCA Camp is a nurturing environment unknown to most children. Where campers help each other, build each other up, include one another. Where the chaos of overly structured, daily life washes away. Where children find themselves in a place they don’t have to be anything else.
Our summer camp offers options for every family’s comfort level. And, we guarantee the experience will change your child’s life. Most families discover us by talking with other moms, dads and kids who share similar wants, needs and concerns. What they find is an environment built on safety, respect and just the right mix of structure and free time.
Every summer camp experience depends most on those entrusted with your child’s well-being. Our counselors are trained to build family-like structures to take care of each other. Frankly, it’s why parents have selected Phantom Lake for more than 115 years. It’s why 90 percent of our counselors return year after year. And, it’s why competition is stiff for counselor positions every year. Our counselors want younger kids to experience camp just like they did.
If a camper finds a more accepting place, they must be at home with family. If they find a place where summer becomes a foundation for life—where values are caught, not taught—there’s only one place to get this experience. That’s at Phantom Lake YMCA Camp. Where kids are free to just be.