Camp Heron | Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA

Today's camper. Tomorrow's changemaker.

YMCA Camp Heron at the Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA provides day campers with new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships. Campers will enjoy a summer full of nature, water fun, games, sports, arts & crafts and more. Fun and engaging weekly themes allow your child to make new discoveries and explore activities of interest. Camp options are available for ages 5–15.

Camp Hours

  • Monday–Friday, 9am–4pm
  • Camp drop-off begins at 6:30am
  • Camp pick-up ends at 6pm

Join the Y and save up to $440 per camper with your membership discount!

Camp Options

Activity Central


For campers ages 5–9

Activity Central provides campers with a variety of daily activities like character development, active play, creative arts, science, swimming and camper choice.


Weekly Fees



A $10/week deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Tween Camp


For campers ages 10–12

Tween campers have a style and pace all their own so we've designed activities to meet their needs and interests. Tweens will enjoy time with friends, choosing activities like service learning, active play, creative arts, science, swimming and more.


Weekly Fees



A $10/week deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Specialty & Sports Camps


For campers ages 5–12

Specialty camps allow campers to spend more time focusing on activities they most enjoy. Camp Heron offers the following specialties this summer:

Alien Invasion 

Basketball Camp

Cheerleading Camp

Flag Football Camp

Floor Hockey

Heroes vs. Villains

Robotics & Coding


Fees vary by specialty.

Leadership Development


For teens ages 13–15

Our Leadership Development Program focuses on fun activities that help teens develop into leaders in their communities. They will focus on learning about themselves, what they have to offer, college and career planning and developing 21st-century skills.


Weekly Fees



A $10/week deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Camp Add-Ons


Add swim lessons or field trips to your camper's experience for just $30/week.


So that your camper doesn't miss out on any of the fun, swim lessons will be held before 9am and after 4pm.