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This summer let YMCA Hargis help your child develop self-confidence, make lasting friendships, and learn life-long skills, all while have fun in the great outdoors!

Traditional Day Camp
Navigator Track
Specialty Camps

• Swimming
• Archery
• Arts & Crafts
• Chapel
• Canoeing
• Hiking
• Field Games
• Fishing
• Lunch & Snacks
• Rock Climbing
• Inflatable Toys

• Mountain Biking
• Top Shot
• Outdoor Survival
• Fishing
• Rock Climbing
• Ultimate Disc
• Adventure Sports

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YMCA Rags and Leathers

To register online for Day Camp, click here.

• Weekly Sessions - Register for as few or as many as you would like
• Bus Pick-up Along 280 & Valleydale Corridors
• Lunch and Snacks Included
• Kindergarten through Ninth Grade (must be at least 5 years old)
• 9 out of 10 Hargis Day Camp parents would recommend us to other families

Join us at Open House to register, meet the counselors and enjoy a hotdog cookout & camp activities. We will have Open Houses on Saturday, March 15th, Sunday, April 6th from 2-5 pm, and Sunday, April 27th from 2-5 pm. The registration fee is waived if you register at Open House.

Helpful Forms and Information
2014 Registration Packet
Transportation Schedule
Drop/Add Form
Medication Form
2014 Parent Survival Manual

Thank you for considering sending your child to YMCA Hargis Retreat’s Summer Day Camp! Here at Hargis we strive to partner with you as parents to provide, not just a place for your children to “be,” but a place for them to learn, grow, flourish, and, of course, have fun. In order to accomplish that, safety is our number one priority – from the counselors and bus drivers that we hire, to the number of campers per group, to the activities that we offer, safety is always at the top of our list.

As you look over the website and the downloadable forms, we hope that you will see that Hargis is a bit different from other day camps. It really is camp! Located on 200 beautifully wooded acres complete with hiking trails, a pool, fields for games, and our own lake, it is the perfect backdrop for the traditional camp activities that we offer.

Additionally, campers are placed in small groups with a counselor that is “their counselor” for the whole week. These counselors are outstanding individuals who go through an extensive interview and background / reference check process, as well as an intensive training. They are selected based on their previously demonstrated leadership abilities, strong character, and love of children. The camp-like atmosphere and traditional camp activities combined with small groups and strong counselors allow campers to enjoy many of the benefits of overnight camp, such as personal growth, skill and confidence development, and the establishment of strong friendships, while still getting to return home every evening. In many ways, it is the best of both worlds.

What parents are saying about Hargis Summer Day Camp

“I have been recommending it to everyone I know with kids. This is our first year but not the last!”

“No child gets left behind. You all work hard to make things happen...You teach kids so many things about Nature and animals and how to take care of them while enjoying God’s landscape, and also y’all teach respect for themselves and others while everyone is learning and playing. You teach with patience and love and with a kind sense of humor. I have no doubts that this camp really loves children and wants to teach them by example and allowing them certain freedoms to try things that they haven’t gotten to try before.”

“I have no worries with Camp Hargis which makes my life and work easier. My daughter loves her counselors and feels very safe at Hargis.”

© 2012 YMCA Hargis Retreat | 928 Hargis Drive, Chelsea, Alabama 35043 | 205-678-6512

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