YMCA Camp Anderson has been exciting, motivating, and inspiring more than 7,000 kids every summer for more than 50 years. Located on Lake 16, just east of Conway, YMCA Camp Anderson is 40 acres of nature that sparks imagination, builds self-esteem, forges friendships, and gives kids the summer they will always remember. Safety, high-quality staff, Y core values, and great activities are the foundation of our Camp.
Campers will spend their time at Camp Anderson on Lake 16 doing things such as archery, arts and crafts, small group games, sing songs, skits, swimming canoeing, pedal boating, paddle boarding, fishing, team building activities, and games in the woods! Campers also enjoy fun fill field trips to the waterslides, baseball game, aquarium, and other exciting locations in the area.
Children entering grades 1-8.
Explorers: 1-3 graders
Trailblazers: 4-6 graders
Challengers: 7-8 graders
Camp is located on the shores of Lake 16.
Campers will be picked up and dropped off at the YMCA Sports Center or Conway Elementary.
Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm.
Extended care available from 7:30am-5:30pm at the YMCA Sports Center only.
Explorers: entering grades 1-3
Trailblazers: entering grades 4-6
Field Trips: Wednesdays
Campers every day but Wednesday at YMCA Camp Anderson playing in the woods, swimming and making memories. Every Friday morning is spent playing Capture the Flag in the woods, make sure to come dressed in camo.
Challengers: entering grades 7 & 8
Field Trips: Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Camp Anderson: Mondays & Fridays
YMCA Camp Anderson Challengers is a fun, field trip based day camp. Days at YMCA Camp Anderson will be spent doing archery, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, team building activities skits, games in the woods, and much more! Every Friday morning is spent playing Capture the Flag in the woods, make sure to come dressed in camo.
"I love letting kids enjoy and appreciate the great outdoors and strengthening the Y four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in each Camper."
Summers at YMCA Camp Anderson: 14 and counting
Favorite Camp Activity: Man-Eating Chipmunk
Outside of Camp Anderson: 3-8 grade PE Teacher at Bay View Elementary, coaches various sports with his 4 children.