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.


Giving kids confidence and connections

Arthritis_Foundation_CampersJA Camp Colorado is a fun, co-ed overnight camp for kids between the ages of 8 and 16 (at time of camp) who have been diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis and other pediatric rheumatic conditions. Juvenile arthritis (JA), also known as pediatric rheumatic disease, is not a specific disease. It’s an umbrella term to describe the inflammatory and rheumatic diseases that develop in children under the age of 16. These conditions affect nearly 300,000 kids and teens in the United States. JA Camp Colorado provides kids and teens with more information about their disease as well as letting them know that they are not alone. For many of our campers, traditional camp would not be an option. Our camp gives them the confidence and connections they need to help them navigate their own disease. To learn more about JA Camp, please visit arthritis.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.