THERE IS A CAMP…
The decision to send your child to resident camp for the summer is a great act of faith by families. At YMCA Camp Hough we take this responsibility very seriously as we seek to provide a nurturing environment that focuses on relationship building and personal growth. Our beautiful campus on the shores of Silver Lake provides the perfect backdrop for campers to expand their horizons. As campers develop their skills in areas such as sports, arts, and drama they are also developing their social skills, resiliency, and independence.
Located in the rolling hills of Wyoming County, just west of the Finger Lakes in Upstate New York. Camp Hough’s 400 feet of lake shore combined with huge hardwoods, open fields and a grove of Red Pines, provides a beautiful natural backdrop to a wide range of land and water based activities for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. Campers may have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities such as boating, swimming, rock climbing, arts and crafts, team building, drama, low and high ropes, archery, cook outs, sleep outs, and so much more.
NEW FRIENDS BECOME OLD FRIENDS
The most important and lasting relationship campers have while at YMCA Camp Hough is with each other. To ensure a positive experience and foster strong bonds, camp staff keep cabin groups small and divided by age and gender. Beginning on Sunday with the camp tour and orientation, moving through the week with meals, programs and the Battle for the Paddle, and culminating evening activity; every camper will be a valued and contributing part of a team. This fosters a sense of family and produces friendships and lessons that will last well beyond the week of summer camp.
DEVELOPING THE POTENTIAL OF EVERY CAMPER
The YMCA and Camp Hough have long been in the Youth Development business. Developing the potential of every child is a focus of the YMCA and the reason that YMCA Camp Hough was created and has existed for more than 100 years.
Camp is a place were kids can be just that—kids; without the pressures of the outside world to influence who they are and how they act. The Y's summer camping program offers a safe, positive environment that provides opportunities for young people to discover who they are and get a glimpse of what they can achieve. With the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility as their guide, YMCA Camp Hough staff work every day to help campers have fun and begin to realize their potential. At YMCA Camp Hough every camper is valued, every camper is special, and every camper is encouraged to discover the unlimited potential that is unique to only them.
ADVENTURES TO LAST A LIFETIME
At YMCA Camp Hough we have a wide variety of activities for youth to enjoy. These include but are not limited too:
· Environmental Education
· Rock Climbing
· Team Building Activities
· Low Rope Elements
· High Rope Elements
· Arts and Crafts
· Tye Dye
· Field Games
· Court Games
· Nature Study
· Outdoor Survival Skills
FROM MORNING DIP...TO CAMPFIRE FUN!