Overnighters are here!
Experience the magic of Camp. Spend the entire day plus an overnight at camp enjoying a mini version of all the great things camp has to offer; kayaking and/or canoeing, outdoor games, hiking, crazy skits, plus an awesome campfire. Don't worry if the weather is cold and rainy - we have great indoor program areas and everyone will be warm and cozy in the lodge. Join us for a super charged fun filled weekend. Transportation is provided.
Grades: K - 6
Bus leaves 10am Saturday
Bus returns 11am Sunday
Magical Holiday Overnighter
Saturday & Sunday, December 13th & 14th
Spring Spectacular Overnighter
Saturday & Sunday, March 24th & 25th
Cost: $45 members, $55 program members
YMCA Summer Resident Camp Programs 2015
YMCA Camp Bishop is a traditional YMCA summer camp program committed to ensuring a positive and safe camping experience for each child. Our mature, well-trained counselors are outstanding role models. They are trained as mentors who put campers first, helping our campers to grow in independence, confidence, and self esteem.
Our Facilities foster the friend-making emphasis of our mission and programs. The beautiful waterfront setting and attractive cabins and lodges blend well into what we do best. In a relaxed, beautiful wooded setting, on the edge of the lake, we don’t only enjoy recreation; we aim to “re-create” in the Great Outdoors. Our Legacy extends beyond a summer. The values learned in such a fun and friendly place live even beyond the memories.
Email questions about our summer camp programs, activities, and life at camp to Tim Webb.
Pioneer Mini Camp: Grades 1-3
A great introduction to resident camp! Pioneers enjoy all the magic of camp participating in traditional camp activities: canoeing, swimming, inner tube rides, campfires, and fun in the great outdoors.
Resident Camp: Grades 2-6
The YMCA Resident Camping Program encourages friendship, cooperation, tolerance and teamwork with a group living environment. Campers are assigned cabins according to their age, gender, and friend request preferences. The values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility are at the core of every activity. Camp duties and activities are scheduled and undertaken as a cabin group. However, campers also have the option of signing up for programs independent of their cabin. Sign up today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime at Camp Bishop this summer!
Jr. High Camp: Entering Grades 7-9
This action-packed week of adventure for older youth will have them coming home with new friends they
Choose your programmable activities when you register.
Plan to learn which programmable activities your child will participate in when you check in at camp. We call them programmable because they will change according to campers' skill levels and interests. Simply write numbers 1-6 on the Camper Registration form next to their favorite programs and we will enroll them in their top choices according their registration date.
Please mail your form to the YMCA of Grays Harbor if registering online.
Programmable Activities include:
Arts & Crafts
Bouldering & Slacklining
Canoeing (including a fully restored large canoe)
Field & Court Sports
Low Ropes Course
Orienteering & Hiking
New for 2014, Alternative Daily Programs
Join graduated members of the Montesano High Drill Team for Cheer Camp.
Participants with little or lots of experience will learn techniques including hand position, toe touch, stretching, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle through games, cheers, and learning and performing the Camp Dance, 90 minutes daily, Monday through Thursday. Camp participants will also enjoy a host of other supervised activities, and build friendships in an atmosphere that only resident camp can offer. Campers will have opportunity to choose different evening programs along with other campers.
Check out their fantastic performance after a week with Bubbles!
Campers join our dedicated staff, including certified lifeguards and coaches with years of experience, for 90 minutes of daily training and a practice biathlon/triathlon on Thursday. Campers can choose events they would like to compete in for a timed 1/4 mile swim, run, and bike legs (course will be longer during Jr. High Week). Campers must supply their own swim goggles, bike (with tires appropriate for gravel and pavement) and helmet if they wish to participate in the biking leg. Campers will have opportunity to choose different evening programs along with other campers.
Sports Camp participants will have 90 minutes of daily sports action including baseball, basketball, (flag) football, soccer, and volleyball. Staff, coaches, and community volunteers will highlight sportsmanship and fair play along with technique and competition to help campers learn and improve skills and confidence on the field and court. Participants are encouraged to bring personal protective and other gear for sports they participate in. Campers will have opportunity to choose different evening programs along with other campers.