YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake
For over 100 years, YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake has provided excellent outdoor programming for youth and families based around the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Our Youth Development Mission is well served in this diverse natural setting where wildlife is abundant and landscapes provide opportunities for education, personal growth and connection with the natural world. Our enriching programs promote collaboration, leadership, empowerment and personal accountability. Through our work we hope to build the next generation of dedicated stewards, compassionate individuals and confident leaders.
We're an inclusive organization with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living and foster social responsibility.
To build a community where all people are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind and body.
YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake has a values-based program dedicated to enriching the lives of children and teens. The following are goals and objectives for campers at YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake:
YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake's staff are carefully screened and selected to ensure a safe environment and the highest quality experience for your camper. Each staff member participates in a week-long training, during which they learn safety awareness, camper relations and programming options. Y Camp staff are required to have current certifications in CPR, First Aid and AED. We use a 8:1 camper to staff ratio.
Camp staff are trained to deal with inappropriate behavior in a constructive, safe and non-degrading fashion. Campers will be held responsible for their actions in a positive manner. YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake reserves the right to send a camper home at the parent’s expense if the camper’s behavior consistently takes away from the experience of others or endangers his/her safety or others. A camper will immediately be sent home for incidences concerning violence or threats of violence. Again, parents are responsible for transporting campers from camp and are expected to respond in a timely fashion.
YMCA Camp Sequoia Lake aims to provide a safe environment where everyone can learn and grow. Everything we do presents a unique challenge to each person, and campers are empowered to always choose the level to which they participate. "Choose Your Challenge" is a tool used for all camp activities. This provides our campers the chance to try a potentially difficult challenge in an atmosphere of support and caring.