YMCA Camp Y-NoahOvernight CampS
Overnight Camp offers fun and independence in a safe, nature-filled environment. Campers learn to make decisions and grow in independence as they choose the activities they want to participate in throughout the week. Campers also create lasting bonds and memories in their cabin groups, all while learning valuable social and interpersonal skills.
"Camp represents the best part of my childhood. It was a place where I felt safe and comfortable to just be myself, and truly feel accepted."
– Kerri Symes
Mini Week is specifically designed for first time campers, this 3 night session will allow your child to see what camp is all about. Campers will sleep in cabins, make new friends, and experience all the fun of archery, canoeing, climbing, swimming and so much more. Mini Week is a great way to test the waters and prepare for a longer camp session.
What is the magic of Camp? The magic is in the friendships you make, activities you try, the skills you learn, and the beautiful environment. Campers build friendships, and skills with experienced staff that are kid focused. Activities include: climbing, archery, canoeing, arts & crafts, creek stomping, and much more.
A great introduction for young campers who want to give camp a try but aren’t sure they can stay a full week yet. We fit a week of excitement into just 4 days and 3 nights. The Mini Ranch program lets campers between ages 8-12 experience the joy of caring for their own horse through daily riding and chores. Campers go on a trail ride and take lessons on grooming and horse care. Along with participating in the ranch program campers also experience traditional camp activities for a portion of their day.
Grab your reins and lets hit the trail! Ranch campers spend the week building the special bond that forms between horse and riders. In addition to arena lessons and trail rides, each day campers will be learning to tack and groom horses, minor vet care, anatomy, breed specialties, feeding, and barn chores. Our campers take pride in sharing the responsibility of caring for the herd of horses. Our trained and experienced staff who know our horses intimately will ensure that campers are safe, comfortable and challenged regardless of the skills they bring with them. Ranch campers will also join in activities with traditional camp when they aren’t at the ranch.
Let’s saddle up and explore Camp Y-Noah’s 250+ scenic acres on the back of a trusty steed. Trail Blazers is the perfect week for those campers who LOVE to trail ride! Along with daily trail rides and horsemanship lessons, campers will follow the outline of the CHA Trail Guide program; learning how to care for themselves and their horse along the trail in all types of situations. This camp is designed specifically to give campers a more in-depth horse experience— and after a long ride, campers will still have the opportunity to cool-off in our lake or participate in many other traditional camp activities.
(Camper must meet pre-qualification to register)
Crossrails is specifically designed for those who ride in a lesson program at home, and are up for a challenging week of English and Western riding. The exercises during each lesson are designed to help fine-tune your position and communication with your horse, as well as improve your timing and athleticism over jumps. With basic dressage incorporated into the flat work, you will take home tools that will not only help you with your horse for the week, but build you as a rider.
During the evening you will grow close to other campers who are just as dedicated to riding as you. Together you will participate in a variety of camp programs; archery, canoeing, climbing, swimming and much more. Please contact Camp Y-Noah for eligibility requirements.
FULL IMMERSION CAMPS
Legend of Zelda
Deep within the lost woods, a great power lies dormant. Delve into the ancient secrets of Hyrule, discover mysterious treasure, and defend the land against denizens of the dark. Awaken power, wisdom and courage within you. Don your sword, shield, bow, bottles, hat, fairy, masks, hammer, bomerang....or maybe just pick a few and become the hero the kingdom needs.
Sunday Check In 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday Check Out 8:30 am
Cost per week:
YMCA members: $540
Non members: $590
Sunday Check In 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday Check Out 8:30am
Cost per week:
YMCA members: $540
Non members: $590
Camp Ceodwig (pronounce said-wig) is a summer camp for truly gifted witches and wizards who wish to continue their magical education. Campers will receive owl post, learn how to craft their own wands, attend potions, charms, divination, and even muggle studies classes. But beware, there is something stirring in the dark forest.
It’s time to get creative, and there are more than enough blocks for everyone. Join other adventurers in the unexplored chunk of land at Y-Noah. This literary camp is open to campers starting at the age of 8, making it the ideal program to try out full immersion themes for the first time. Whether you are building a base that will withstand zombie attacks or uncovering the legend of the infamous Ender Dragon, there are sure to be rich rewards to be gained! Dust off the armor and start gathering coal, we’re going diamond hunting this summer!
Demigods of all backgrounds shapes and sizes, this is the camp for you! Camp Halfblood’s new location in Green, Ohio will serve as a prime training location for the heroes of tomorrow. Craft your weapon in Hephaestus’s forges, compete against the other cabins in the ultimate game of capture the flag, and defend camp from any monster incursions. Though the magic barrier will hold this year for sure (third times the charm)!
The First Order’s strength is growing and the New Jedi Order is all but wiped out, at least, that’s what everyone believes. On the remote planet of Dantoine, in the forest ruins of what was once a magnificent Jedi temple, the order has survived. If you are receiving this transmission, you have much training left to complete. Come learn the skills of combat, meditation, stealth, and finally, build your lightsaber and join the ranks of the New Jedi Order! Be warned, the agents of the First Order are always on the lookout.
Legends of Hidden Lake
QUEST week is one of Camp Y-Noah’s longest running traditions, and throughout that time we have created the world of Weynoah. Regardless of what weeks of camp you have been to in the past, Legends of the Hidden Lake will explore our immersive medieval world from a totally new angle. In this truly collaborative story telling experience, the campers will be able to exercise their creativity to the highest degree. They will create their own character, backstory, assemble their costume, and forge their weapon to defend the land. Whether you carry a sword, staff, wand, or tome, you must negotiate with pixies, fend off zombies, and uncover the secret that sleeps deep in the forest. Join us for an experience like no other!
Boys and girls who will be 15 or 16 years old by June 17, 2018 are eligible for our unique LIT Program. This program is significantly different than our traditional overnight adventure camp, and is set up as its own entity. The primary purpose of this intensive, two-week program is to teach leadership skills that will benefit the LIT in his/her home, school, and community.
Campers form lasting bonds while learning about project development and management. LITs work with camp leadership to develop a service project and follow the initiative from concept to completion. Each LIT will play an active roll in the process. Throughout the two weeks campers will find solutions to real problems that involve communication, decision making and conflict resolution.
In their downtime campers participate in the main camp activities and programs while still focusing on their leadership skills and program development. The LIT program is a stepping-stone for older campers who are interested in transitioning into future camp leaders or want to develop leadership skills but still enjoy the magic of being a camper.
Check Out- June 30, 2018 8:30 am
CIT is a four week experience for those who have a sincere desire to develop their leadership abilities. CITs live side-by-side with counselors and campers in cabins developing a variety of skills and gaining new experiences. It has been a huge focus for our leadership team at Camp Y-Noah to continue to better this program so that we not only create a highly skilled applicant pool for future staff but we are also sending CITs home who are better prepared for school, college and the workforce.
This program offers you the opportunity to work on counseling skills, conflict resolution, behavior management, teaching techniques, program development and more. This program is designed to transition CITs from being a camper to focusing on becoming mentors and roles models for others. CIT must be at least 16 years of age at program start date.
The first week of programming includes extensive training and a behind the scenes experience of camp followed by assisting in our day and overnight camp programs. CIT will also spend time training at Akron Rotary Camp for special needs campers.
The CIT program is held over 4 consecutive weeks. CIT’s are at Camp from Sunday to Saturday and are encouraged to spend time at home on their day off.