Partnership Camps

YMCA Camp Shady Brook is proud and honored to partner with the following organizations. Please follow the web site links to find out more information on each camp and to see if your child would qualify for the program.

Serving Our Military Children

Since October 2001, the world in which American military children grow up has been changed dramatically by unprecedented levels of deployment and the increased reliance on Reserve and Guard members. To date, a total of over 2.1 million American men and women in uniform have deployed and of those Service members, approximately 44 percent are parents.

Camp_CorralCamp Corral, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, is a free, one-of-a-kind summer camp for children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members. Since its founding in 2011 as a one-camp pilot program, over 6,500 children have been served and the program has expanded to 23 camps in 19 states. Although any child from a military family is eligible, registration priority is given to children of wounded, disabled or fallen military service members.

For more information or to register please visit campcorral.org.


A Fun Place for Learning, Playing and Healing

Camp_OasisDealing with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as a child is incredibly challenging. That’s why the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) proudly established Camp Oasis over a decade ago. This co-ed residential summer camp program enriches the lives of children with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis by providing them with a safe and supportive camp community. Watch our video and see what your children can experience!

Since all of the campers (and many of the adults) at Camp Oasis are living with IBD, our supportive community allows them to:

  • See that they are not alone
  • Try all sorts of new sports and activities
  • Create friendships with people who truly understand them
  • Gain confidence and independence
  • Put aside their troubles and just be a kid

For more information or to register, please visit ccfa.org.


Providing Balance To Kids

Ages 10-15

Yunasa (the Lakota word for ‘balance’) is a weeklong summer camp for gifted youth between the ages of 10 and 15. Yunasa unites gifted kids with experts in the social and emotional development of highly able youth to help them explore and grow in all aspects of self. For more information and to apply visit educationaladvancement.org .