YMCA Camp Watia

About YMCA Camp Watia

Sun-kissed mountain peaks and crisp starry nights. Forests filled with homemade forts and magic (and the occasional gnome!). The happy song-filled chaos of dinner followed by quiet moments around the campfire.

YMCA Camp Watia is a place for children to unplug from devices and connect with the outdoors, new friends, and caring counselors. Fun, meaningful activities are carefully planned to help them explore new interests and build confidence. Campers learn what they can achieve with courage, perseverance, and support from those around them.

YMCA Camp Watia is more than just a summer camp. We are a home to a lucky few, and home away from home for many more. You will have an opportunity to see children flourish under your care… to see yourself grow in such a short period of time … this is the profound change that so many staff members experience. Friendships develop between staff here that can last a lifetime. Our staff members come from various local universities as well as out of state and as far as Australia and Europe. Working at camp can truly be life changing!


Camp Counselor

May 2018 - August 2018 Bryson City, NC
“My co-workers were amazing and the environment there was so kind, warm, and friendly. ”
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