Teens in our teen camp are engaged in spirit, mind, and body through programming that focuses on health, arts, STEM and giving back through community service. The camp provides teens a voice in their experience with a variety of opportunities that support their interests while exploring new ones. This month-long camp is free for teens in St. Louis City who meet financial need requirements.

  • Fosters Community
  • Make New Friendships
  • Develops Leadership Skills
  • Achieves Personal Goals
  • Safe Summer Activities

We provide a fun, safe experience for teens to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships.

Please contact Caitlyn Dorion at caitlyn.dorion@gwrymca.org. or 314-776-7102 for more information.

Our Teen Camp is currently located at the Bayer YMCA.


The day has four sections, Spirit, Mind, Body, and Community.  Each section works on cultivating and growing new skills such as critical thinking, leadership, creativity, and health. Teens have the freedom to select any programs offered during a given block allowing them to shape their own experience. Teens also attend weekly swim classes and field trips.

What is the age range for the camp?
Campers are between the ages of 13-17.

Is food provided?
Yes, breakfast and lunch are provided.

Is there a cost associated with the program?
There is no cost associated with the camp for teens who meet financial need requirements.

What is the capacity of the camp?
25 campers

When is the registration deadline?
Registration is due by Wednesday the week before the camp runs. 

Innovative Concept Academy
Mentors In Motion
Building Futures
Money Matters
Family Nutrition Education Program
Urban Strategies Inc.

Is your organization interested in becoming a community partner? Please email Caitlyn Dorion at caitlyn.dorion@gwrymca.org.