YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina

Camp Kirkwood Teen Camp

For more than 50 years, Camp Kirkwood has been a place for campers to enjoy the classic summer camp experience.  Campers are immersed in the beauty of God’s breath-taking natural world beyond modern life distractions. They will be encouraged to explore the outdoors and participate in new and exciting adventures each and every day. A typical day at Camp Kirkwood includes a variety of activities from archery and canoeing to zip-lining and conquering scenic hiking trails. Our goal is to help your child grow mentally, physically and spiritually while they are with us. We strive to provide a safe and fun environment for campers to learn new sports and games, create arts and crafts, develop good sportsmanship, learn to be a team player, build new friendships, and learn how to have fun in healthy and creative ways.

Our camp environment provides a unique opportunity for teens to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting counselors with younger campers. The Y’s LIT program operates hand-in-hand with our Youth Day Camps providing young leaders the opportunity to mentor younger kids, participate in daily activities, and help counselors execute programming. 

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Camp Site
YMCA Camp Kirkwood
2015 Camp Kirkwood Rd. Watha, NC 28478

13-15 Years

2019 Teen Day Camps
Jun 10th - 14th
Jun 17th - 21st
Jun 24th - 28th
Jul 1st - 3rd
Jul 8th - 12th
Jul 15th - 19th
Jul 22nd - 26th
Jul 29th - Aug 2nd
Aug 5th - 9th
Aug 12th - 16th
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Times
Monday-Friday from 7:30am - 5:00pm
Drop Off: 7:30am-8:00am (Breakfast Included)
Pick Up: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Bus Stops

Camp Kirkwood is now providing bus pick-up and drop-off at the following locations:

Topsail Presbyterian Church                               
       16249 US Highway 17                                
       Hampstead, NC 28443                                
       Pick-Up: 7:00am - 7:10am                           
       Drop-Off: 4:45pm - 5:30pm                         
       Midtown YMCA
       709 George Anderson Dr.
       Wilmington, NC 28412
       Pick-Up: 7:00am - 7:10am
       Drop-Off: 5:00pm - 5:30pm
       Paul's Place
       11725 US 117
       Rocky Point, NC 28457
       Pick-Up: 7:00am - 7:20am
       Drop-Off: 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Camp Meals

Full-day campers are provided with free breakfast, lunch and snack each day while preschool campers are provided with a free snack.  

Weekly Fees
$175 / Week

Registration is now open! Camps do fill up and we recommend you sign up early, and pay non-refundable, non-transferable $10 deposits for each camp week you know your child will be attending in order to reserve a spot. Registration must be completed by the Wednesday before the camp week begins.

  1. Register In Person: Visit our Nir Family YMCA at 2710 Market St. Wilmington, NC or our Midtown YMCA at 709 George Anderson Drive, Wilmington, NC 
  2. Register Online: Click the link above to register online! 
Financial Assistance

At the Y, we think summer fun, new friends and positive role models should be available to every child. That's why we provide scholarships to families who need help making camp a reality. If your family needs a little help, scholarships are available at our Membership Desk at the Express Y and are kept completely confidential. Funds are made possible because of the generous donations made through our Annual Giving Campaign. You can send a child to camp by making a tax-deductible gift online to the Y's Annual Giving Campaign.

Luke Dooley, Camp Kirkwood Director
(336) 409-7938