YMCA Camps. Where kids get outside, unplug and have fun!


Camps at the YMCA share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories—and they’re fun too!


YMCA camp has a way of transforming kids. It takes a child away from their normal routine and creates a safe environment for them to overcome challenges. With the outdoors as a backdrop, staff design activities to teach life lessons, like persistence in completing a difficult task, creativity when solving problems, and working together as a group to achieve a goal. Each camp experience nurtures character development through our core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.


Our camp programs offer youth opportunities to experience camping through both overnight and day camps. Y camps are not just for summer. Year-round opportunities exist at many of our membership centers and resident camps.


Enroll in one of our Y camps today!


Summer Day Camp


The YMCA offers your child more than just a safe, fun experience. It’s a place where children will grow, meet new friends and experience new things. YMCA Day Camp programs seek to build character, demonstrate values and develop skills for life.


Resident Camp – Camp Peggy Lake


YMCA Camp Peggy Lake is surrounded by 320 acres of rustic wilderness located about 100 miles north of Anchorage of the Parks Highway. The camp is a wonderful setting for campers to enjoy water activities, hiking trails, forests, marshlands and the beauty of Alaska’s magnificent environment.

Midtown Location (Main)

Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211


Southside Location

Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788


Mat-Su Location

The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE

Youth Development Center