YMCA Camp West Mar

The YMCA of Frederick County operates beautiful Camp West Mar, a 72 acre Overnight and Day Camp in the foothills of the stunning Catoctin Mountains. While the American Legion owns the property, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to host our summer camps in this incredible location.

YMCA Camp West Mar gives campers an amazing opportunity to both experience the rugged beauty of the Catoctin Mountains and have the exciting camp experience we all dreamed of as kids. Campers will have daily outdoor adventures and engage with each other and nature in events like archery, canoeing, hiking, and team challenges, and still have time to enjoy our sparkling swimming pool! Campers can choose to join us for daily activities only, or maximize the fun by sleeping in one of our comfy on site cabins for the week.

Unsure if your camper is ready for Overnight Camp? Register for a one night Overnight experience to try it out. On Wednesdays of the weeks that Overnight Camp is being held, those that register for the one night Overnight option will extend their Day Camp experience into the night by joining us for dinner, night time activities, and late night fun in our cabins. We are proud to have been able to create an environment that promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility while also preserving the American Legion owned property and look forward to a safe, fun experience with your camper this summer!

We are also happy to announce that this year we have partnered with the YMCA of Hagerstown and will be offering member rates for Camp West Mar registration to all members of the YMCA of Hagerstown community. We are very excited to work with our surrounding communities and share such a unique experience and opportunity with our neighbors.

Have questions? Please check out our new website, give us a call, or send us an email.

west-mar@frederickymca.org


Overnight Camp

Our overnight camp will operate Monday through Friday.

Overnight Camp Weeks

Week 1: Jun 24 – Jun 28
Week 3: Jul 8 – Jul 12
Week 5: Jul 22 – Jul 26
Week 7: Aug 5 – Aug 9
Week 9: Aug 19 – Aug 23

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

AT YMCA CAMP WEST MAR
Parent Drop-Off at camp: Monday 7:30-9am
Parent Pick-Up at camp: Friday 4-6:00pm

AT THE DOWNTOWN Y
Bus From Downtown Y – Drop-Off: Monday 7-8am
Bus To Downtown Y – Pick-Up: Friday 5-6pm

YMCA CAMP WEST MAR
Sleep-Away Camp
AgesHousehold Member RateCamp Participant Rate
4 Night Overnight (Mon-Fri)8-14$360$450

Day Camp

What better place is there to camp than the wonderful Catoctin Mountains? Our campers will experience the great outdoors while learning and practicing new skills like archery and canoeing, building relationships, and having a blast. We will be providing lunch & snacks at no additional cost, along with an adventure packed day!

Day Camp Weeks

Week 1: Jun 24 – Jun 28
Week 2: Jul 1 – Jul 5*
Week 3: Jul 8 – Jul 12
Week 4: Jul 15 – Jul 19
Week 5: Jul 22 – Jul 26
Week 6: Jul 29 – Aug 2
Week 7: Aug 5 – Aug 9
Week 8: Aug 12 – Aug 16
Week 9: Aug 19 – Aug 23
Week 10: Aug 26 – Aug 30

*Four day week for day camps; fees will be prorated.

TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

AT YMCA CAMP WEST MAR
Parent Drop-Off at camp: Mon-Fri 7:30-9am
Parent Pick-Up at camp: Mon-Fri 4-4:30pm

AT THE DOWNTOWN Y
Bus From Downtown Y – Drop-Off: Mon-Fri 7-8am
Bus To Downtown Y – Pick-Up: Mon-Fri 5-6pm

YMCA CAMP WEST MAR
Day Camp
AgesHousehold Member RateCamp Participant Rate
Day Camp6-14$195$225
Wednesday Night West Mar Overnight Experience8-14$40$40

Camp Property Rentals Available!

YMCA Camp West Mar is available for group rental throughout the year. Please visit our website to download the Reservation Request Form.

  • Family Reunions
  • Educational Clubs
  • Wellness Retreats
  • Hobby Groups
  • Company Retreats
  • Small Weddings
  • Birthday Parties
  • Outdoor Education
  • School Field Trips


Camp West Mar Staff Directory

YMCA CAMP WEST MAR……301-416-0980
Nathan Jones, West Mar Branch Exec Director
nathan.jones@frederickymca.org


Camp Documents