+ Week Dates & Theme
Sessons & Themes Canoes

Summer 2024 Theme:

Magical Moments
 

Week Dates  
Week 1 June 9-14 Register
Week 2 June 16-21 Register
Week 3 June 23-28 Register
Week 4 (mini) June 30-July 3 Register
Week 5 July 7-12 Register
Week 6 July 14-19 Register
Week 7 July 21-26 Register
Week 8 July 28- Aug 2 Register
Week 9 Aug 4- 9 Register
+ Typical Daily Schedule

Typical Daily Schedule
 

7:45 Rise and Shine
8:00 Cabin Clean-Up
8:15 Flag Raising
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Morning Paths (Areas of Focus)
11:40 Cabin Activity
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Siesta
2:40 Activity Period 1
3:50 Activity Period 2
5:00 Free Time
6:15 Flag Lowering
6:30 Dinner
7:15 Evening Watch (Reflection)
7:45 Evening Program
9:00 Cabin Talk/Ready for Bed
10:00 Lights Out
+ Discounts and Financial Assistance

YMCA of Central Ohio members receive an 11% discount on all camps.

For financial assistance, we invite you to fill out an application. Please Email your application to heather.graham@ymcacolumbus.org

Camps, Dates & Rates

Rangers

Rangers

Ages: 6-8
Weeks Offered: 1, 2, 3, 4 (mini), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 
This week, our youngest campers will have the opportunity to explore their interests with their fellow rangers. Campers will experience different activities every day, including swimming, boating, target sports, campfires, singing, athletics, and cooking over the campfire! 

  • Register before January 1st, 2024: $630
  • Register on/after January 1st, 2024: $665
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Ranch Mini-Camp

Ranch Mini Camp

Ages: 6-8
Weeks Offered: 5, 9, pick up 6pm 
You have been asking and we are excited to offer a Mini Ranch camp for our youngest ranchers! Spend a mini week your new best friends: some with two legs, some with four! Three days for our youngest horse lovers to get a taste of ranch camp! Spend your time riding and caring for your new pal. During that time, you'll learn from one of our instructors and trail ride all over our 500 acres. Of course, you'll also get to enjoy tons of traditional camp activities! Parents will pick up at 6pm on Wednesday night to enjoy a horse show and a cookout while picking up their little rancher! 

Fee: $450

 

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Pathfinders

Pathfinders

Ages: 9-11
Weeks Offered: 1, 2, 3, 4 (mini), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Pathfinders advance together throughout the week, taking on new challenges such as lake hikes, our giant swing, fishing, boating, team building and target sports. The Pathfinder experience allows kids to focus on skills that interest them while making friendships and connecting with nature at Camp Willson. 

  • Register before January 1st, 2024: $630
  • Register on/after January 1st, 2024: $665
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Trailblazers

Trailblazers

Ages: 11-13
Weeks Offered: 1, 2, 3, 4 (mini), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Trailblazers get even more independence to make the camp experience their own. Your camper won't want to miss this action-packed week of camp! 

  • Register before January 1st, 2024: $630
  • Register on/after January 1st, 2024: $665
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TEENation

Teen Camp

Ages: 14-16
Weeks Offered: 1, 2, 3, 4 (mini), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 
Join the cause for Teen Independence! It's waiting here for you at Camp Willson... high ropes, Lake Mac-O-Chee, disc golf, boating, night hikes, team building, and the privilege to call yourself a member of TEENation.

  • Register before January 1st, 2024: $630
  • Register on/after January 1st, 2024: $665
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Sr. & Jr. Ranch Camp

Wranglers

Ages
Junior: 9-12  
Senior: 13-16

Weeks Offered
Junior: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9  
Senior: 6, 7, 8, 9

Spend your week with your new best friends: some with two legs, some with four! You will find the horse that is the perfect match for you and spend the week riding and caring for your new pal. During that time, you'll learn from one of our instructors and trail ride all over our 500 acres. Of course, you'll also get to enjoy tons of traditional camp activities!

 

Weekly Fee: $765

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Fishing Camp

Ages: 12-16
Weeks Offered: 1, 2, 3
This week, young fishermen and fisherwomen can enjoy the sport they love! Campers will explore beautiful Lake Mac-O-Chee with other kids their age, perfecting their casting skills. One top-notch fisher will even be crowned Angler of the Week!

  • Register before January 1st, 2024: $630
  • Register on/after January 1st, 2024: $665
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CIT

Counselors-In-Training/Ranch Counselor-In-Training 

Ages: 16-17
Weeks Offered: 2, 3
This program fosters and develops group dynamics, problem-solving, and the leadership and camping skills found in future staff members. The CIT program helps teens take on the responsibility that will benefit them not only at camp but also at home. Additionally, CITs are asked to volunteer for at least one week during the summer. 
Fee: $630

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Cabins, Meals, & Counselors

Learn about the cabins, meals & counselors at Camp Willson.  

FAQs

All your summer camp questions answered here!