Overnight Camp at Camp West Mar YMCA is back

Summer full of swimming, the great outdoors, and friendships to last a lifetime.

This summer the YMCA of Frederick County brings back overnight camp at Camp West Mar, after two long years of isolation due to the Covid-19 virus. The overnight camp is open to ages 9-14. Overnight camp is a great opportunity for our young adults to explore the great outdoors, make new friends, and “spread their wings” in a safe environment.

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. The camp features a dining hall, 5 cabins, a lake for canoeing and fishing, hiking trails, archery, ropes course, meals in the “mess hall,” and our outdoor pool.

“After two years of challenges and unknowns, we are extremely excited to have the opportunity to offer overnight camping once again and provide a safe and fun place for kids to be kids while making memories that will last a lifetime,” says George McDonnell, Executive Director of Camps 

The benefits of overnight camp are numerous. This outdoor experience helps children grow in all areas of leadership, responsibility, building relationships, communication, participation, and so much more. Some of the activities include campfires, cabin competitions, and time to spend with their bunkmates and counselors.

Overnight camp is available at Camp West Mar in one-week blocks for eight weeks (June 12-August 4). Parents drop off on Sunday afternoon and pick up Friday evening. Overnight Camp registration is now open but don’t wait too long, spots are filling up fast! The YMCA of Frederick County also offers financial assistance through their Annual Campaign, apply here

For more information, about the Overnight Camp at Camp West Mar, visit our camp webpage or view our summer camp guide. Camp West Mar will host a Camp Open House on April 23 from 10am-2pm at 14509 Brown Rd., Sabillasville, MD. For additional questions, contact Camp West Mar at west-mar@frederickymca.org.


About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Y’s engage 21 million men, women, and children – regardless of age, income, or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.frederickymca.org