New Weekend Camp set for Dec. 6-8 near Charlotte


Camp Blue Skies will offer a new Weekend Camp for adults with developmental disabilities on Dec. 6-8 (Friday-Sunday) at YMCA Camp Thunderbird near Charlotte.

"As a result of our success, we have reached capacity at the four camps we host in March and October. There is always a wait list," said founder Dick Sesler. "Our hope is that a Weekend Camp will alleviate the wait list and offer opportunities for more campers who work or who may not be interested in a weeklong camp."

Camp Blue Skies is partnering with Levine Jewish Community Center and YMCA of Greater Charlotte to assist with camper and volunteer recruitment and programming needs.

Priority for attending our Weekend Camp will be given to:

  • New campers.

  • Campers who were waitlisted and did not attend the most recent NC and/or GA session.

  • Campers with work or personal commitments preventing them from attending a 5-day session.

Applications open Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. (Eastern). The camper fee is $100.

Volunteers can sign up anytime! Click here to volunteer.

Questions? 704-266-2267 or

YMCA Camp Thunderbird, accredited by the American Camp Association, is about 20 miles south of uptown Charlotte. Athletic fields, basketball courts, and challenge and ropes courses are just part of camper year-round adventure. Plentiful cabins (most with heat/AC), an operational dining hall, amphitheater, camp fire ring, multiple indoor and covered recreation spaces, and nature trails all overlook 1.7 miles of pristine shoreline. Download a map of the camp.