Camp Bull Run

Located at the Lakewood YMCA, Camp Bull Run packs a lifetime of memories into a week of summer fun. Kids at Camp Bull Run get to experience new activities, participate in group activities, discover their artistic side in arts and crafts, and make new friends.

From fun field games, to archery, gym activities, crafts and swimming, our counselors use activities and camp experiences to teach values like caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith in God – things that last long after summer is over. Camp Bull Run is open to campers in rising grades K – 5.

OUR STAFF

Camp Bull Run staff are ages 16 through early college. Most were campers themselves. Each YMCA camp counselor is hand-picked for their enthusiasm, energy, eye for safety and maturity. All counselors go through 30 hours of hands-on training in everything from managing a group of energetic kids to basic first aid. 

*Interested in working with the Y?  See current postings for Summer Day Camp counselor opportunities!

Camp Bull Run

2019 WEEKLY FEE

Member: $197
Participant: $237

Billing and payment information

CAMP TIMES

Camp Bull Run operates from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Thursday, July 4. 

DATES 

June 17 - 21
June 24 - 28 

July 1 - 5 (No camp July 4, fees are adjusted)
July 8 - 12 
July 15 - 19 
July 22 - 26 
July 29 - Aug. 2 
Aug. 5 - 9 
Aug. 12 - 16

Camp Bull Run

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP EACH DAY

Backpack
Sunscreen (please apply it before you arrive)
Water Bottle
Sneakers or sandals with a heal strap
Bathing suit and towel 
Nutritious Bag Lunch (non-perishable)
Two snacks
 

WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME

Electronics, games, phones or music players
Candy
Personal sports equipment
Money or valuables
Toys
Flip-flops or open heeled sandals
Weapons
 

DAILY SCHEDULE

Although daily schedules vary based on themes, special events and weather, a typical day at Camp Bull Run looks like this:

7:30-8:50 a.m. Rides In
9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. Group Time: Character Counts
10:30 a.m. Activity Period 1: This rotating activity time may be swimming, archery, arts & crafts, or field games.
11:15 a.m. Activity Period 2: This rotating activity time may be swimming, archery, arts & crafts, or field games.
12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Activity Period 3: This rotating activity time may be swimming, archery, arts & crafts, or field games.
2:30 p.m. Activity Period 4: Clinics – This activity time is an elective. Campers are given options of special activities to participate in.
3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. Rides Out

SWIMMING

Children take a swim assessment on their first day of swimming at camp. The swim evaluation is designed to gauge a child's swimming skills and comfort level.

Once assessed, swimmers wear a swim band indicating where they are allowed in the pool. If a child is assessed as a non-swimmer, the Y will provide a Coast Guard approved life jacket.

Information AND CAMPER FORMS

For more information and a printable copy of our camp medicine form, visit this page.

Camp Bull Run

CAMP CONTACT INFORMATION

Camp Bull Run is located at the Lakewood YMCA, 2119 Chapel Hill Rd., Durham. For more information about this camp or to speak with a member of camp staff, email Camp.BullRun@YMCATriangle.org or call 919-401-9622.

We take pride in our youth staff, camp directors and leadership staff. If you have serious concerns about any YMCA youth program, please contact our confidential hotline at 919-719-9690.
 

Billing Questions

Billing Questions should be addressed to YMCA Customer Service at 919-719-9989, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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