Youth

Afterschool Care

When school’s out, let your child come to the Y for some fun, education and exercise!

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Aquatic Conditioning

Ages 6 to 14 years. Aquatic Conditioning focuses on continuing to build endurance and stroke technique on all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Basketball

Basketball Clinics, Camps, Leagues, and Pickup for boys and girls.

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Day Camp in West Branch

The perfect way to introduce your camper to the summer camp experience

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Easter Egg Dive

Hop in the pool and collect Easter eggs to turn in for a prize and opportunity to get a picture with the Easter Bunny.

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Family & Open Gym

Enjoy activity in our gyms.  Y Member Benefit. Non-members: Day Pass needed

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Family & Open Swim

Enjoy activity in our pools - see schedules. Y Member Benefit. Non-members: Day Pass needed

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Girls on the Run

Is there anything better than running with antlers on your head?

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Group Retreats

Whether the event is a small leadership retreat or a large youth event, YMCA Camp Timbers has the facilities, activities, and staff to meet your group’s individual needs.

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Healthy Weight and Your Child

Healthy Weight and Your Child focuses on healthy eating, regular physical activity and behavior change to empower children to live a healthier and active lifestyle.

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Herter Music Camp

This summer, why not have some fun with your instrument and make lots of new friends? Come up to Camp Timbers in West Branch and advance your musical ability while having fun.

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Holiday Camp at the Y

Parents, are you looking for a safe, fun, but inexpensive place for your kids during the holiday break? Then turn to the YMCA!

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Home School

Swim lessons and gym time for youth who are currently being home schooled.

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Horse Specialty Camp

Spend two hours each day focused on basic horse care and knowledge, riding instruction, and horseback rides along the trails surrounding camp in West Branch. For Horse Specialty, participant must be ages 9-14 and be comfortable riding and working around horses.

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Kid Zone

In the Kid Zone, children ages six weeks to 10 years old play under the supervision of caring, trained adults.

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Mini Camp

Mini Camp in West Branch is a perfect option for younger campers that might be experiencing overnight camp for the first time.

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Parents Night Out

Parents can get out for the night and leave the kiddos with us. The YMCA will provide the staffing and facilities for a fun filled night.

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Pickleball

Come and play Pickleball, a paddle sport for all ages and skill levels. Combines elements of badminton, tennis, and ping pong.

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Racquetball

Challenge courts on Tuesday will be for those looking to sharpen their skills in a fun game situation. Thursdays will consist of league play open to all levels.

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Robotics: Robot Battles

This LEGO® Robotics: Robot Battle curriculum is designed to introduce students at YMCA Camp Timbers to the world of building and programming basic robots. Taught by Engineering for Kids.

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Safety Around Water

A large percentage of children drown within 6-10 feet of safety. Most of these drownings happen because of lack of basic water safety knowledge and skills.

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School Programs – Outdoor Education

Ranging from 1-day trips to 3-day (2-night) programs in West Branch, MI, YMCA Camp Timbers provides enriching experiences through our education curriculum, adventure challenge, and team building focused learning opportunities.

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Scouts Swimming Merit Badge

Is your scout looking to earn his swimming merit badge?

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Sharks Swim Team

The Sharks swim team is set up in three levels based on age and skill level: Mini Sharks, Jr. Sharks and Sharks. Swim team competes in both the YMCA league and Michigan Swim League.

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Specialty Time at Camp Timbers

Summer Camp Specialty time offers campers the opportunity to pursue a passion or explore an emerging interest for 2 hours daily.

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Summer Overnight Camp

Our flagship program is summer overnight camps for boys and girls ages 7-17, YMCA Camp Timbers in West Branch, MI.

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Summer Program

When school’s out, let your child come to the Y for some fun, education and exercise!

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Swim Lessons

As America's favorite swim instructor and leader in water safety, we offer swim lessons for every age and skill level

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Swim Tests

Ages 3 to 12 years. Free swim assessment for all youth who are new to our swim lesson program.

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Team Building and Specialty Groups

YMCA Camp Timbers is the perfect venue for your next team, church or business retreat! Located near West Branch, camp provides a beautiful natural setting for retreats ranging from partial day to multiple day overnight retreats.

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Triathlon – Youth

Triathlon for youth up to age 12.  Age groups will race separately.

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Valentine’s Weekend Kids Camp

2-day, 1-night winter adventure at YMCA Camp Timbers. Give your kids a weekend of memories, friends, and fun while you enjoy a quiet evening for Valentine's Day.

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WallyBall

The name wallyball comes from a combination of the words “wall” and “volleyball.”

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YMCA Camp Timbers

Beautifully situated on 300 acres of nature, YMCA Camp Timbers has specialized in summer overnight camps since May 28, 1967, we also offer year round programs.

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Youth Martial Arts

Design to build up and improve youth self-confidence, and physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing through the development of martial arts skills and abilities.

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