Friends & Fun

During your camper’s adventure at YMCA Camp Willson, campers will get to experience so many new activities unique to our natural setting. During the week (or more!), activity and cabin groups will be able to explore our beautiful 500 acres, Lake Mac-O-Chee, participate in fun games like GaGa, work together to solve challenges, or even ride a horse! During their stay, campers, depending on age, get to participate in morning activities to help master skills like target sports, outdoor living skills, waterfront, creative arts, Wranglers (our horseback riding program for Pathfinders), and many others.

Friendships grow deeper, children escape the frantic pace of life (especially without technology), and a sense of belonging to their groups and cabin mates can have a profound effect upon one’s life. Our entire camp program is geared toward helping campers build friendships and develop a sense of community with one another.



Healthy & Safety

Health & Safety

Camper health and safety is our first concern. A Registered Nurse is available 24 hours a day, and our star are first aid and CPR-trained. Our camp is accredited through the American Camp Assoication (ACA) and the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA).


Nurturing & Caring Staff

Nurturing & Caring Staff

YMCA Camp Willson understands the importance of positive role models for today’s young people. Each summer 40 enthusiastic and caring staff come to YMCA Camp Willson to shape lives - one Camper, one summer at a time.


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Outstanding Facilities

Camp is nestled among 500 acres of woods and meadows overlooking the majestic Lake Mac-O-Chee. This is a perfect backdrop for a memorable week with friends in the outdoors. Our modern facilities combined with our historic buildings provide campers with one of the premiere camp experiences in the country. View Camp Map

Horse Programs

Camper Ages & Programs

While we firmly believe in younger and older children learning together, our camps are divided into different programs that help ensure your child’s experience is age appropriate. View all camps

Activity Areas

Activity Areas

Swimming, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, making music, creating art and roasting marshmallows by the fireside -- your child will never be bored at Camp Willson, there's something for everyone!  Activity Areas

Financial Assitance

Financial Assistance Available

Camp is open to ALL! Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to provide assistance to those in need with summer camp costs. Financial Assistance Application


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