The YMCA of Frederick County operates beautiful Camp West Mar, a 72 acre Overnight and Day Camp in the foothills of the stunning Catoctin Mountains. While the American Legion owns the property, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to host our summer camps in this incredible location. YMCA Camp West Mar gives campers an amazing opportunity to both experience the rugged beauty of the Catoctin Mountains and have the exciting camp experience we all dreamed of as kids. Campers will have daily outdoor adventures and engage with each other and nature in events like archery, canoeing, hiking, and team challenges, and still have time to enjoy our sparkling swimming pool! Campers can choose to join us for daily activities only, or maximize the fun by sleeping in one of our comfy on site cabins for the week.

Unsure if your camper is ready for Overnight Camp? Register for a one night Overnight experience to try it out. On Wednesdays of the weeks that Overnight Camp is being held, those that register for the one night Overnight option will extend their Day Camp experience into the night by joining us for dinner, night time activities, and late night fun in our cabins. We are proud to have been able to create an environment that promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility while also preserving the American Legion owned property and look forward to a safe, fun experience with your camper this summer!

We are also happy to announce that this year we have partnered with the YMCA of Hagerstown and will be offering member rates for Camp West Mar registration to all members of the YMCA of Hagerstown community. We are very excited to work with our surrounding communities and share such a unique experience and opportunity with our neighbors.

Have questions? Please send us an email: west-mar@frederickymca.org

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