THE BEST WEEK OF YOUR LIFE! YMCA CAMP GRADY SPRUCE SUMMER OVERNIGHT CAMP
See Our Programs & Register for Camp
WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO!
DATES & RATES DATES June June June July July July July
9-15 16-22 23-29 8-13* 14-20 21-27 28-Aug 3
$690, $790, $790, $690, $790, $790, $690,
$790, $890, $890, $790, $890, $890, $790,
$890 $990 $990 $890 $990 $990 $890
*Sessions begin on Sunday and end Saturday, except the session of July 8th, which is a Monday start.
FUN AND ADVENTURE FOR KIDS on the shores
of beautiful Possum Kingdom Lake, 100 miles west of Dallas! Wakeboarding, sailing, horseback riding, Oh my!
YMCA Camp Grady Spruce is the Overnight Camp of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. We are one camp with three separate campsites: A site for boys 7-12, girls 7-12, and coed teens 13-16. We know the positive, life-changing impact camp can have on children’s lives. Using camp activities, staff focus on helping kids form strong friendships and develop strong character. CGS exists to deliver exceptional outdoor programs that inspire, build, and strengthen relationships with God, His creation and each other!
WHY THREE PRICES?
You pick your price. Our top rate is the cost we spend on your child’s experience. The YMCA and CGS believe every child deserves the camp experience! We understand that every family has a unique ﬁnancial situation. We are committed to make camp available to all by offering subsidized rates. Regardless of price chosen, each camper receives the opportunity to participate in all activities. If you need additional ﬁnancial assistance, please see the information on scholarships.
REGISTER ONLINE.....................CampGradySpruce.org CALL US................................................................. 214 319 9944 DAY CAMP .............. Please call 214 628 9055 for info.
RAY BEAN CAMP
GIRLS EMPOWERED! Whether it is learning to water
THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
For Girls 7 -12
ski, horseback ride, or having a slumber party under the stars, new adventures abound for girls at Ray Bean Camp! Directed by an allfemale staff, a camper’s week is full of making new friends, singing silly songs, and belly laughing. The staff helps girls become stronger individuals and teaches them how to approach the adventures of life. This staff is specially selected and committed to role-modeling Christian leadership and values.
For Boys 7 -12
for boys! Fly high on the wakeboard, learn to capture the wind on the Hobie Cat, cook out, camp out, and gain a whole new group of brothers & friends! Our well-trained and speciﬁcally selected male staff model Christian values and serve as mentors. There’s something special about the relationships that campers and staff make at an all boys’ camp. Not a father-ﬁgure or big brother, but that “cool uncle” who has the best toys and creative ideas. We are Main Camp!
SPECIALTIES = SPECIAL LESSONS
GIVE IT ALL YOU’VE GOT!
While all campers enrolled in camp can participate at least once in the activities below, a camper enrolled in a specialty group spends a minimum of 2 hours a day, weather permitting, in this chosen activity. Watersports: Ages 11 & older Premiere wakeboard and waterski programs are offered at CGS. Whether you are a novice or learning to barefoot, we have a program for you! Equestrian: Ages 10 & older Learn all about our four-legged staff members… the horses! Spend extra time riding, and receive instruction in: Advanced Riding Skills, Horse Care, Grooming, & more. Sailing: Ages 10 & older Our specialty sailing program is lead by A.S.A. certiﬁed instructors. Campers receive in-depth instruction in sailing technique, boat care, and take extended sailing trips!
Take a leap of faith on the challenge course, learn a new skill on the wakeboard, or really get to know another person. At Frontier Camp, teens learn that it is wonderful to be you! True to it’s name, Frontier Camp provides a setting where campers push themselves and explore what it means to be a person of character. Here, campers get to fully experience the stunning beauty of Possum Kingdom Lake! Lakeside tents nestled in the shade of our oak groves disconnect campers from electronics and connect them with the natural world. Our Frontier Staff has a heart for working with teens and are committed to providing a fun and caring community based upon Christian values.
ADVENTURE TRIPS For Teens Only
ROCK CLIMBING TRIP: Test your gnarly climbing skills! Looking for a challenge beyond climbing the wall? Join us on an overnight rock climbing adventure at Mineral Wells State Park. Camp provides all equipment.
BRAZOS RIVER TRIP: Travel back in time! This is what Possum Kingdom Lake area looked like before the dam was built. 2 days. 1 night. 20 miles of paddling adventures! This is true camping! You pack all your provisions and gear.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING THE NEXT LEVEL! You have been waiting your whole camp life for this! Campers 16 years of age or entering 11th grade, have the opportunity to participate in our Counselor In Training program. This job training program helps CITs take the ďŹ rst step in becoming a counselor. You will develop your personal leadership style, learn how to teach activity skills, and practice leading younger campers. This 3-week program will be some of the most memorable weeks of your life! CITs are a special group that work, learn, and have ridiculous fun together!
SCHOLARSHIPS CAMP FOR ALL! Camp Grady Spruce recognizes the life-changing effect camp can have on a child! It is the policy of the YMCA and Camp Grady Spruce to provide services for any person who desires to participate, regardless of ability to pay the standard program fee. Those not able to pay the fee may be awarded ﬁnancial assistance based on the individual need and the ability of Camp Grady Spruce to fund the subsidy. It is through the generosity of many donors that this assistance is provided. Applications are available online. For further information, or to assist in sending a kids to camp, please call 214 319 9944.
BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER Group & Family Camping • Bring your mom, dad, church group, or family reunion to camp! Rent a cabin and enjoy Possum Kingdom Lake! • Weekend Rate: $330 Y Members, $370 Non-Y Members
RAGGERS & LEATHERS The YMCA Raggers and Leathers Program is centered on personal growth. Through goal setting, commitment, and positive values, campers learn to assess their strengths as well as areas in their personal lives needing improvement, usually with a focus on behavior or spiritual growth. This is an optional program for campers wanting to dedicate themselves to continued self improvement.
Fourth of July Family Camping • The Thursday to Sunday surrounding the 4th of July is Family Camp. • Activities: riﬂery, canoeing, archery and horseback riding. A live band and a spectacular ﬁreworks display over Hell’s Gate celebrate the 4th of July on Saturday night. • Rate:$750 Contact: Allison Schwartz 214-319-9944 THE NATURE OF EDUCATION Outdoor Education • Our learning is all about hands-on experiences! Bring your school group and hike a mountain, barge across the lake to devil’s island, and have the most fun ever learning science! • The OE Program operates during the school year and is available to ﬁfth and sixth grade students. Contact: David Touchon, 214 628 9055 ext. 331 for more info
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