YMCA Camp Heron - Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA | YMCA of South Hampton Roads
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At YMCA Camp Heron at the Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA, kids will enjoy a summer full of nature, water fun, games, field trips, sports, arts & crafts, and new friendships. Weekly themes allow your child to make new discoveries and explore activities of interest such as a variety of sports, art/theater/music, science and more.

Click to view the association camp guide. (PDF)

Preschool Camp for ages 4 and 5
This is the perfect adventure for the first time-camper! This half-day camp focuses on learning new skills and character development while participating in enjoyable, traditional camp activities.

Register online for preschool camp.

Traditional Day Camp for ages 5 to 12; Sports Camps and Specialty Camps for ages 7 to 12

In day camps for ages 5 to 12, kids can choose traditional camp activities or to explore new interests like Awesome Art, Crazy Science, Multi-Sports and more. Click here for a list of session descriptions.

Register online for school-age camp.

Tween Adventure Camp for ages 11 to 13
Teen Adventure Camp is designed to keep teens active and engaged in a variety of activities designed to build friendships and develop interpersonal and leadership skills. Campers spend their week travelling to local venues and participating in exciting activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, beach trips, overnights and more!

Register online for Tween Adventure camp.

Leadership Development Camp for ages 13 to 17
Teens will discuss a series of topics to help develop into leaders in their communities. They will focus on learning about themselves, what they have to offer, college and career planning and 21st century skills.

Register online for Leadership Development.

Registration opens February 1. To complete your registration, please bring the following documents to the Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Up-to-date shot records
  • Up-to-date physical
  • Medication form (if applicable)

When you register, there is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee and a $25 deposit for each week of camp, which is refundable until June 1. Register in February and save 50% off the registration fee.

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.