Located on beautiful southern Puget Sound, YMCA Camp Seymour isn't your ordinary camp. With activities for new campers as well as veterans of all ages, the days we create here are as unique as each of our campers.
Founded in 1905, YMCA Camp Seymour is located in Washington State on beautiful Glen Cove, only 30 minutes from Tacoma, Washington (just off scenic Carr Inlet in southern Puget Sound). Our site features 160 acres of forested hills and half a mile of saltwater shoreline on a protected estuary teeming with wildlife (including river otters, bald eagles, salmon, seals, and great blue herons). This is the setting for our year-round operation, offering programs to develop spirit, mind, and body in the YMCA tradition.
Summer Camp offers progressive, values-oriented, kid-centered programs for new and veteran campers 7-17 years old. With activities that combine exciting adventures, new friendships, and personal growth, the days we create are as unique as each of our campers. No wonder campers come back year after year.
Summer programs include Resident Camp (in-camp overnight programs for youth entering 2nd-8th grade); Teen Adventure Trips (out-of-camp backpacking, sea kayaking or caravan adventures for youth entering 8th-12th grade) that develop outdoor, leadership and group living skills; and Teen Leadership Programs (for youth entering 9th -12th grade) that develop group leadership, membership, and interpersonal skills.
Family Camps let you bring your family here to experience the magic of camp together! Come share in the fun at YMCA Camp Seymour. Our program includes a variety of activities led and supervised by certified, well-trained staff, including campfires, canoeing, climbing wall and more. The whole family can join in, or you can take some time on your own. It's up to you!
Conferences and Retreats are held here often - our site is ideal for day or overnight use. Close enough for convenience, far enough to feel like wilderness, we offer the amenities of home for group rental from late August to mid-June.
Outdoor and Environmental Education adds a new dimension to outdoor education for youth, improving outdoor skills and environmental awareness. Going to school in an outdoor classroom is an experience students will treasure. We can host your school for just a day or an entire week.
All programs are accredited by the American Camp Association.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis Non Denominational
Outdoor Activities General Outdoors Climb and Rappel Ropes Course Backpacking Hiking
Performing Arts General Performing Arts Dance Drama Music
Competitive Events Competitive Events Intra Camp Competition
Individual Sports General Individual Sports Archery
Team Sports General Team Sports Basketball Soccer Volleyball
Water Sports General Water Sports Instructional Swimming Recreational Swimming Canoeing Fishing Rowing Kayaking Sailing
Arts and Crafts General Arts and Crafts
Miscellaneous General Miscellaneous Actvities Color War Environmental Farming Leadership Skills Photography
Other Activities Teen Wilderness and Caravan Trips Teen Leadership Programs