CAMPING SINCE 1896
PHANTOM LAKE YMCA CAMP
WHERE KIDS ARE FREE TO JUST BE

Your Money In Action

Camp actively reaches out to families in times of need. Towns destroyed by tornados. Siblings separated by death. Kids with cancer. Thousands of stories illustrate camp’s commitment to kids. But Jack’s story is exemplary and representative of the Phantom Spirit.

Jack is a cancer survivor. Often defined by his brain disease and a deep scar, Jack’s camp experience provided a place where he was free to just be a kid. Nervous as most campers are on day one, Jack’s anxious exterior quickly transformed to confident camper. Jumping on the aqua tramp. Running through the woods. Playing kettle games. Roasting marshmallows. Telling tales with tent mates. Smiling his days away. Stressing no more.

For a week, Jack was free. Free from cancer. Free from labels. Free to leave his troubles behind.  As he strolled into the Square Ceremony to memorialize his week at camp, only a few knew what he escaped that week. Jack was just one of the boys.  A boy with a quick wit, a big heart, and a warm smile.

However you decide to invest in perpetuating camp’s life-shaping experience, children like Jack benefit. Whether Planned Giving to guarantee camp’s future or Direct Donations to ensure children experience camp here and now, we guarantee your support makes a difference.