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We are thankful for you!

We want to wish all of our Camp Wood YMCA families and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for this year including each and everyone of you. We hope you have a great holiday! We are thankful for a loving and dedicated group of staff...

Your Next Family Vacation

Could your family use a few days away from the busyness of everyday life? Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills and surrounded by Tallgrass Prairie is a peaceful vacation just a two hours away from the Kansas City area. With accommodations that can fit the needs of...

WoodFest Schedule 2018

10:00 am Music, Prairie & Art Classes 11:00 am Music, Prairie & Art Classes 1:00 pm Music, Prairie & Art Classes 2:00 pm Music, Prairie & Art Classes 3:00 pm Music, Prairie & Art Classes 4:00 pm Music, Prairie & Art Classes Class...

A Playground Like No Other

Camp Wood YMCA is located on over 800 acres of picturesque Tallgrass Prairie in the heart of the Flint Hills. This unique landscape provides visitors to camp with a front row seat to explore an ecosystem that has been molded to perfection over millions of years. From...

Saying Goodbye

Saying Goodbye

It’s Friday night and 200 campers and counselors are gathered around a blazing campfire. Silly songs, chants and skits have filled the evening with laughter and excitement. Then with a slow strum of a guitar string the crowd is settled down and a sudden realization...

The Sunflower Shines

The Sunflower Shines

A young sunflower tracks the suns position in the sky which is called heliotropism. May I grow so tall and bright,So free and wild,So brave and vibrant,That when you see me standingYou think I am a Sunflower.-g.c.Some people see tree leaves change color and fall to...

Camp By The Numbers

Camp By The Numbers

Summer of 2018 has been another record-breaking year. Camp Wood YMCA has been honored to serve well over 1000 campers this summer. But for us, camp represents even more than camper numbers. Here are just a few stats that make those campers come back year after...

Camper Testimony – Zeke

Camper Testimony – Zeke

Name & Age – Zeke, 16How many years have you been coming to Camp Wood YMCA? – 9 yearsWhose idea was it for you to come to camp the first time? – I came with a friend of mine because we wanted to do skate camp together.Describe what you remember from...

How To Talk To Your Child About Their Camp Experience

How To Talk To Your Child About Their Camp Experience

You’ve wondered, worried and waited all week to hear about your child’s stay at camp.  The anticipation to hear stories about friends they’ve made, activities they’ve done and experiences they’ve had is unbearable. It’s Saturday morning, their bags are back in...

Camp Creates Careers

Camp Creates Careers

It's graduation season! It's an exciting time for many college seniors but it can also be a time of stress and anxiety.  As lifelong students, these young adults find themselves having to navigate their futures through the "real world".  With careers often...