YMCA Camp Carter

YMCA Camp Carter YMCA Camp Carter offers campers and guests the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and discover themselves. YMCA Camp Carter offers a positive environment for campers to try new experiences and make new friends.
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Phone: 817-738-9241 Address: 6200 Sand Springs Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76114

Phone: 817-738-9241 Address: 6200 Sand Springs Rd. Fort Worth, TX 76114

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Operating as usual

Have you heard the exciting News!  The YMCA is helping relieve some election day stress by offering FREE childcare, whil...
10/24/2020

Have you heard the exciting News! The YMCA is helping relieve some election day stress by offering FREE childcare, while you vote, on Election Day (Nov. 3rd).
See which locations below:
▶️ PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED (LINK BELOW)
▶️ Capacity will be limited
▶️ Three locations and times to choose from:
Northwest YMCA - 8 am – 12 – ages 3 – 12
YMCA Camp Carter - 10 am – 2 pm – ages 5 – 14
Airport Area YMCA - 3 pm – 7 pm – ages 3 – 12
▶️ Youth will get to do activities with trained staff in a fun, supervised environment.
▶️ All CDC safety guidelines will be in place
▶️ FREE TO ALL (Thanks to a generous donor thru the Armed Services YMCA)

REQUEST YOUR CHILD'S SPOT TODAY: https://YMCAFortWorth.formstack.com/forms/nov_3rd_election_day_free_childcare

10/24/2020

Another busy weekend at Camp!

We are enjoying a cool weekend with our Alumni retreat group. Folks from Camp Carters past are sharing stories and laughs as they walk down memory lane.

Fort Worth Rising Stars are enjoying Camp as they take advantage of our team building classes and enjoy being out in nature.

We also have our VIPS and Trail rides going at our barn. The horses are always willing to put a smile on the faces of everyone they encounter.

10/21/2020

Team member meeting today.

We are so excited to have the Northpark YMCA Adventure Guides at Camp this weekend! They are making memories, tent campi...
10/17/2020

We are so excited to have the Northpark YMCA Adventure Guides at Camp this weekend! They are making memories, tent camping, climbing our ropes course, riding horses, shooting archery and rifles together. One parent said "it's just so nice to see the kids laughing and having fun outdoors after being cooped up inside all year."

On the other side of Camp we have the Lonestar Sea Cadets. They have some Cadets graduating and some new youth signing up to be a part of their program. Camp Carter allows this group the space to practice drill and our rifle range is the perfect size for their marksmanship. They sure look sharp marching and doing the morning and evening flag ceremony.

Our Retreat Center is housing our YMCA Fort Worth after school new hire training. Properly trained staff is extremely important to our successful youth programming.

Came Carter is a great place to get your eco therapy fix. Give us a call and we can tell you more about our retreat options.

YMCA Camp Carter
10/15/2020

YMCA Camp Carter

Now more than ever, your donations matter. Help rebuild community...one piece at a time.

We have a variety of puzzle pieces that make YMCA Camp Carter such a magical place. Any challenging puzzle can benefit from the community coming together; each person doing their part bringing all pieces together to reveal the big picture. We would be honored if you can pledge your gift for our 2021 annual campaign. Click the link below and say "I want to help Camp complete their puzzle in 2021."

https://ymcafortworth.formstack.com/forms/pledge

Together we can achieve our goal and keep these amazing programs as a vital part of our community. Single dollars turn into tens and tens turn into hundreds so please don't feel like your donation won't make a difference because it most certainly will!

Your donation may be exactly what we needed to say yes to another single parent who might need a little assistance to send their kids to summer camp.

Your donation might be the last dollar we needed to receive a matching grant from a generous company.

Your donation could allow a child that is visually impaired to attend Camp Can Do.

Your donation could allow a child to have a horse experience that may not ever have that opportunity gaining positive life experiences teaching them that they can overcome their fears because of YMCA Camp Carter and your support.

Now more than ever, your donations matter. Help rebuild community...one piece at a time. We have a variety of puzzle pie...
10/15/2020

Now more than ever, your donations matter. Help rebuild community...one piece at a time.

We have a variety of puzzle pieces that make YMCA Camp Carter such a magical place. Any challenging puzzle can benefit from the community coming together; each person doing their part bringing all pieces together to reveal the big picture. We would be honored if you can pledge your gift for our 2021 annual campaign. Click the link below and say "I want to help Camp complete their puzzle in 2021."

https://ymcafortworth.formstack.com/forms/pledge

Together we can achieve our goal and keep these amazing programs as a vital part of our community. Single dollars turn into tens and tens turn into hundreds so please don't feel like your donation won't make a difference because it most certainly will!

Your donation may be exactly what we needed to say yes to another single parent who might need a little assistance to send their kids to summer camp.

Your donation might be the last dollar we needed to receive a matching grant from a generous company.

Your donation could allow a child that is visually impaired to attend Camp Can Do.

Your donation could allow a child to have a horse experience that may not ever have that opportunity gaining positive life experiences teaching them that they can overcome their fears because of YMCA Camp Carter and your support.

We are honored to have been the location of two weddings today. Need help planning your upcoming events? Give us a call ...
10/10/2020

We are honored to have been the location of two weddings today. Need help planning your upcoming events? Give us a call for a custom retreat package at one of Fort Worth's best kept secrets, YMCA Camp Carter.

Congratulations to the happy couples!

YMCA of Fort Worth
10/09/2020
YMCA of Fort Worth

YMCA of Fort Worth

We’re excited to be selected as one of nine local nonprofits in the 2020 #TEXpressGivesBack campaign with TEXpress Lanes. Your vote can help the Y win up to $7,500 to continue supporting our community.
It’s easy:
- You can vote one time each day, per valid email address
- After your first vote, you will receive a confirmation email to validate your email
- Vote each day until the contest ends on October 16th

Did you know we can set up a Birthday party at our barn to fit your group size and needs? Here is what one of our Moms h...
10/06/2020

Did you know we can set up a Birthday party at our barn to fit your group size and needs? Here is what one of our Moms had to say...

"We had a fantastic time! Thank you for asking, and thank you to your entire team for such a wonderful experience. The kids have chatted on and on about their fun adventure. We all enjoyed it, and look forward to visiting again!"

We are honored to have been a part of their special day. We invite you and your family to make some memories at YMCA Camp Carter Barn this fall.

For information on how we can help with your event give us a call at 817-738-9241

10/03/2020

Happy Saturday!

We are ready for a busy day at YMCA Camp Carter. Cancer Care is hosting their annual fishing derby on our 12 acre lake. We are having a volunteer day from 9-12 focused on on the Alexander Trail to remove fallen trees. Our Barn Wranglers are helping to celebrate a birthday with a VIPS program and some arena riding.

We are so blessed to have over 350 acres to social distance and experience the outdoors so close to downtown Fort Worth. If you are looking for a place to host your event ( wedding, birthdays, family reunions, girls weekend, anniversary celebrations, and much more)we would love to be able to help make it happen.

Do you know what made these tracks?
09/30/2020

Do you know what made these tracks?

Our new lawn care fertilizer program is working out quite well.
09/29/2020

Our new lawn care fertilizer program is working out quite well.

We were visited by some very important VIPS today! Brownie Troop 3002 earned another patch by learning how to care for a...
09/28/2020

We were visited by some very important VIPS today! Brownie Troop 3002 earned another patch by learning how to care for a horse. They got to feed, groom, and ride as part of our VIPS program. If you would like more information on this exciting YMCA youth program give us a call at 817-738-9241.

We can’t think of a better way to close out the North Texas Day of Giving than to have the honor to be gifted these two ...
09/18/2020

We can’t think of a better way to close out the North Texas Day of Giving than to have the honor to be gifted these two buddy benches. Special thanks to Mr. Sahil Makhani and Troop 758 for thinking of YMCA Camp Carter when it was time for his Eagle Scout project! These will be put to good use for years and years to come.

SIGN UP FOR FAMILY CAMP  Nov. 20 - 22. REQUEST A RESERVATION HERE :    https://YMCAFortWorth.formstack.com/forms/family_...
09/17/2020

SIGN UP FOR FAMILY CAMP Nov. 20 - 22. REQUEST A RESERVATION HERE : https://YMCAFortWorth.formstack.com/forms/family_camp_2020
YMCA Camp Carter Family Camp is a chance for families to enjoy the same activities that our summer campers do, while spending a great relaxing weekend with the whole family make memories of a lifetime.

It’s North Texas Giving Day! As school districts continue to alter their plans due to COVID-19, the Y’s Distance Learnin...
09/17/2020

It’s North Texas Giving Day! As school districts continue to alter their plans due to COVID-19, the Y’s Distance Learning Support program is here to assist in virtual learning and keep children active and engaged during the day. Right now, we are currently serving over 500 youth in our childcare programs. Your gift on #NTxGivingDay helps us continue to serve children and families in our community! Donate today: https://bit.ly/3hwjgkA

YMCA of Fort Worth
09/15/2020

YMCA of Fort Worth

The Y is invested in helping you meet your goals - whether that means losing weight, gaining strength, or simply finding ways to increase energy and decrease stress. If you join the Y before September 30th, you’ll receive 20% OFF your monthly membership dues through the end of 2020. Join online today: https://ymcafw.org/join

We would LOVE for you and your family to join our Y!
09/15/2020
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We would LOVE for you and your family to join our Y!

Offer ends September 30th

Dollars add up so if you’re able please consider donating to YMCA Camp Carter. You can help us make a positive impact in...
09/11/2020
YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

Dollars add up so if you’re able please consider donating to YMCA Camp Carter. You can help us make a positive impact in our community! We are all in this together and we are asking for your support.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/index.php?section=organizations&action=newDonation_org&fwID=1811

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to....

We are all in this together! YMCA Camp Carter once again adjusting 2020 to better meet the needs of our community. Dista...
09/09/2020

We are all in this together! YMCA Camp Carter once again adjusting 2020 to better meet the needs of our community. Distance Learning Programs are allowing working parents an option for their children while attending online school. We still have space - register here: https://bit.ly/CC-DLSP

YMCA of Fort Worth
09/03/2020

YMCA of Fort Worth

Are you whistle worthy? We are looking for certified lifeguards for our indoor pools this school year. Not certified? No problem! We are offering FREE lifeguard training classes for future employees. Click the links below to apply online:
• Southwest Region - https://bit.ly/3hQBzln
• Northeast Region - https://bit.ly/3lLk1cB

Have you heard the news?  DISTANCE LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAMS (DLSP) at YMCA Camp Carter - NOW ONLY $30 per week!   Regis...
09/01/2020

Have you heard the news? DISTANCE LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAMS (DLSP) at YMCA Camp Carter - NOW ONLY $30 per week! Register today at: http://bit.ly/CC-DLSP

If you have opted for virtual learning this semester, the Y’s Physical Distancing Enrichment Program can help keep your children socially engaged during the school year, while still receiving the benefits of online learning. While school may look a little different this year, the Y is here to help bring some fun and enrichment to your child’s day.
For more information go to: https://ymcacampcarter.org/distance-learning-program

SIGN UP FOR FAMILY CAMP Oct 4-6 and Nov. 20 - 22. REQUEST A RESERVATION HERE :      https://YMCAFortWorth.formstack.com/...
09/01/2020

SIGN UP FOR FAMILY CAMP Oct 4-6 and Nov. 20 - 22. REQUEST A RESERVATION HERE : https://YMCAFortWorth.formstack.com/forms/family_camp_2020
YMCA Camp Carter Family Camp is a chance for families to enjoy the same activities that our summer campers do, while spending a great relaxing weekend with the whole family make memories of a lifetime.

YMCA Camp Carter
08/29/2020

YMCA Camp Carter

YMCA Camp Carter Family Camp is a chance for families to enjoy the same activities that our summer campers do, while spending a great relaxing weekend with the whole family make memories of a lifetime. Request a reservation at: https://YMCAFortWorth.formstack.com/forms/family_camp_2020

08/14/2020

Special thanks to our amazing staff who helped make this unusual summer a success! We were blessed with a really talented, caring, passionate, hardworking, adaptable group of people this year. While summer is extended we wanted to recognize our staff some who are heading back to school themselves. While not everyone is pictured rest assured they are all greatly appreciated! Thanks you all for all the hard work and we hope to see you next year.

Photos from YMCA Camp Carter's post
08/14/2020

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08/13/2020
Introducing our brand spankin new VIPs barn program!

https://bit.ly/CC-TrailRides

We have had requests from our community to offer a horse experience for younger riders who are not ready to hit the trails just yet. At the Y we are always looking for ways to better meet the needs of our community. So, as requested, we are thrilled to announce our brand new VIPs program at our barn. Very Important Pooper Scoopers! We allow only the most important VIPs behind the scenes access to get up close and personal with our horses. VIPs assist with turn in, morning feed, clean up, and turn out. One of our professional Camp Carter Wranglers will then instruct our VIPs on the important parts of a horse, teach the importance of proper care and grooming, then saddle up for a wrangler-led arena ride. This horse experience takes about an hour and sessions must be reserved in advance. We look forward to seeing you at our barn!

YMCA Camp Carter Family Camp is a chance for families to enjoy the same activities that our summer campers do, while spe...
08/13/2020

YMCA Camp Carter Family Camp is a chance for families to enjoy the same activities that our summer campers do, while spending a great relaxing weekend with the whole family make memories of a lifetime. Request a reservation at: https://YMCAFortWorth.formstack.com/forms/family_camp_2020

We are so blessed to have these little humans as part of our Camp Carter family!
08/13/2020

We are so blessed to have these little humans as part of our Camp Carter family!

DISTANCE LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAMS (DLS) at YMCA Camp CarterIf you have opted for virtual learning this semester, the Y’...
08/11/2020
Distance Learning Program - YMCA Camp Carter

DISTANCE LEARNING SUPPORT PROGRAMS (DLS) at YMCA Camp Carter
If you have opted for virtual learning this semester, the Y’s Physical Distancing Enrichment Program can help keep your children socially engaged during the school year, while still receiving the benefits of online learning. While school may look a little different this year, the Y is here to help bring some fun and enrichment to your child’s day. For more information and to register go to: https://ymcacampcarter.org/distance-learning-program

NAVIGATING A NEW WAY OF LEARNINGAs the landscape of learning continues to change, the Y remains committed to serving you and your child through extended learning opportunities. As area school systems adjust calendars due to COVID-19, we will adjust our programming for the 2020-2021 school year. DIST...

We can’t believe this is week 10!
08/07/2020

We can’t believe this is week 10!

Come ride with us! Registration is now open online! Click link for more information. https://bit.ly/31xEo42
08/06/2020

Come ride with us!

Registration is now open online! Click link for more information.

https://bit.ly/31xEo42

Summer Day Camp Week 10
08/05/2020

Summer Day Camp Week 10

Address

6200 Sand Springs Rd
Fort Worth, TX
76114

General information

Live what you love. It’s a simple yet powerful concept. Campers and staff do that on a daily basis at YMCA Camp Carter. Summer camp is full of great adventures for all children – a time to make new friends, participate in awesome activities, spend time exploring the outdoors, having fun and making memories that will last a lifetime. Many of our staff have grown up at Camp Carter and are living their dream by serving as camp counselors, being great mentors, and creating the magic of camp. We can’t wait to share that magic with you and your camper. YMCA Camp Carter has been serving the Fort Worth community for almost 65 years! Our summer camping programs offer activities steeped in tradition while balanced with fun and exciting adventures. Whether it’s slithering down our waterslide into our cool blue pool, canoeing on our lake to an adventure on Goat Island, learning marksmanship in our riflery program, working on team building on our high and low ropes courses or fostering that sense of leadership in our Teen Leadership Program, Camp Carter YMCA is looking forward to being a part of the Fort Worth community and your family for the next 65 years!

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(817) 738-9241

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What a special day at Camp Carter with all the campers and the Sewing Sisters of Texas! Thank you Chris and Stephanie for making this such a special day!
My grandson Kolynn attended Camp Carter overnight! He had great things to say about all the counselors especially his counselor Blake being so hands on and playing with him the entire time! Hats off to these young adults for being so involved and helping shape the community! Highly recommended lots of fun, no technology for a week, all types of activities for all childeen
Where do we find out information about what we need to bring/pack for the day and overnight camps?
Is this still happening?
Special prayers tonight for all the mothers who have lost a child in service
Is there a suggested packing list for the camp?
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS MADE A STAR WARS FAN FILM ABOUT CAMP. It's a comedy parody between Disney's 'THE PARENT TRAP' and 'STAR WARS' called 'THE PADAWAN TRAP'. Thought you might enjoy!
The Texas Outdoor Education Association State Workshop is coming soon, September 29-October 1. Once again, it will be held at the beautiful HEB Family Foundation Camps near Leakey, TX. This year’s schedule and session descriptions are full of exciting choices. Go to www.toea.org or our TOEA page to find out more! The registration form and PayPal are both on the website. This is not just for teachers, but anyone who works with or enjoys the out of doors! Registration is now open and cabins are being assigned. We would love to see you this year. Sally McAfee VP Membership
Hi everyone, I know you are all interested in outdoor activities. The Texas Outdoor Education Association State workshop is coming soon, Sept 29 - Oct 1 at the HEB Family Foundation Camps near Leakey, Texas. It is on the Frio river and beautiful. You don't have to be a teacher to attend. Go to www.toea.org to see a full list of this year's sessions. There is also a TOEA page. The best, most hands-on workshop you could attend. 2 nights, 6 meals, as many as 10 session times, The Buffalo Soldiers, and free time. Must be at least 18, no alcohol, stay in cabins, meals in dining hall (ranch house).
So Camp Carter, I mustache you a question...did you have an epic summer?!
Was walking around with a camp shirt on, and a child saw it and his face lit up with a big smile. He started to get his parents attention. Felt great to know camp changes kids life's.