Camp Is

Best Summer Ever!

The Licking County Family YMCA offers Licking County children a host of opportunities for summers of fun. Our goal is to provide an environment where campers can grow physically, mentally and spiritually through challenging activities in both small and large group settings under the guidance of experienced YMCA staff. Our Summer Camp programs are designed for children ages 5—16. We offer a host of safe, structured and fun activities. All camps focus on friendship and exploration with activities that include: swimming, environmental learning, physical fitness and field trips*. Lunch and a snack are included for all Newark campers. Western Branch campers please bring a packed lunch and snack. All campers please bring a water bottle.

At YMCA Camp every day is an adventure. Youth and teens learn to be honest and care, to respect, to be responsible for themselves and the environment. These are the values that make YMCA camping different and extraordinary. Join us for an adventure — learn something for a lifetime!

The Licking County Family YMCA is an American Camping Association Accredited Camp.

Camp registration begins March 11th

Camp Brochure Camp Forms


  • Newark Branch:
    470 West Church Street
    Newark, OH 43055
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  • Western Branch:
    Licking Heights North Elementary
    6507 Summit Rd SW, Pataskala, OH 43062
    740-927-3268 opt 2

Traditional Camp

Traditional Day Camp offers recreational swimming, games, an introduction to team sports, theme based arts and crafts activities, environmental projects, skits, storytelling, and special guests.

LIT Programs

The YMCA offers exciting opportunities for teens, ages 13—15, to experience summer fun and develop leadership skills through LIT summer programs. LITs have an opportunity to begin friendships for the summer while getting the training they need to be successful as volunteers helping our day camp. LIT campers work as a group to explore and enhance their leadership skills, self-confidence, self-esteem while learning the importance of responsibility. LITs participate in team building activities, receive American Red Cross certification in First Aid and CPR.