YMCA/APYC CAMP KEKOKA Details

Resident Camp Overview

staffbysignWhile at Camp Kekoka campers enjoy living in rustic cabins with 9 other campers grouped by age. Each cabin has 2 highly-trained adult counselors. During the daylight hours campers enjoy a well-rounded camp experience which includes traditional activities like swimming, arts and crafts, and archery as well as some unique activities like crabbing, fishing, tubing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.

Children today face a barrage of information which can be difficult to understand and deal with. YMCA Camp Kekslip and slideoka helps to prepare young people for their future by engaging them in developing life skills. They learn to become leaders for the causes they believe in, to live sustainably, to care for our shared environment, and to live cooperatively in a culturally diverse community.

Resident Camp - 6 fun-filled weeks in 2014

Attend one or attend them all!
Cost: $500 per camper
For boys and girls ages 9-15
tubing

  • Session 1: June 29 - July 4, 2014
  • Session 2: July 6 - 11, 2014
  • Session 3: July 13 - 18, 2014
  • Session 4: July 20 - 25, 2014
  • Session 5: July 27 - August 1, 2014
  • Session 6: August 3 - 8, 2014

 

Rite of Passage camp
July 2-4, 2014

Cost is $200 per camper

This camp is for 8 year-olds who want to test-out resident camp. For 3 days and 2 nights, campers experience the same activities offered during regular resident camp. The only difference is the amount of time they are away from home.

To Register for Session(s) or Rite of Passage Camp, follow the registration steps below.

C.I.T. Camp (Counselor in Training) - Boys & Girls ages 15-16

Cost is $500 per camper

This program is designed for campers ages 15-16 who have an interest in becoming a strong leader and positively impacting children. Trainees meet several times a week to learn about leadership qualities and the transition from camper to counselor. They also get to participate in the everyday camp activities.

  • Session 1: July 6-11, 2014
  • Session 2: July 13-18, 2014

Apply And Register for the above 3 camps in 3 easy steps:

  1. Complete the Camper Application one of 2 ways:
    • Click here to fill out an online application that will be emailed to us.
    • Click here to download an application that you will mail to us (you will need Adobe Acrobat to download the PDF). Fill it out completely and take it with you to your nearest branch of the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA or call (804) 435-3616 and pay by phone with VISA or MasterCard.
  2. Make Payment one of 4 ways:
    • Register your payment ONLINE for Camp Kekoka! Click here, then click on the words "Select branches/sites" and choose Camp Kekoka. If you have never registered for a YMCA program online you will be asked to create a log-in. Follow the instructions; if you have any problems, please contact the Northern Neck Family YMCA (804) 435-0223.
    • Mail your check or credit card information to YMCA Camp Kekoka, P.O. Box 580, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.
    • Fax your camper application with credit card information completed to (804) 435-2227.
    • Take it with you to your nearest branch of the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA (see Branches tab for a list of locations).
  3. Please also download a health form. Fill it out completely and mail or fax with your application.

Click here to download a parent guide for detailed information about packing for camp, camp communications, opening day, closing day, etc.

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Kekoka Yoga Retreat - May 16-18, 2014

Cost: $125 per person age 18 & over

yoga doc picAre you looking for a place to rest, relax, and renew your spirit? There's no better place than our Kekoka Yoga Retreat! The cost covers lodging, all sessions, 4 meals and water activities. Massages, clairvoyant readings, energy work, ayurveda consultations, and acupuncture are available by appointment at an additional cost.

Thank you to everyone--presenters, donors, participants and staff--who helped make our 2013 Kekoka Yoga Retreat such an amazing experience; we hope you will join us again this year! Be sure to check out our article in the Local Scoop.

2014 Kekoka Yoga Retreat registration begins March 11, 2014.

Register in 2 easy steps beginning March 3, 2014:Yoga3

  1. Download the registration form, fill it out and fax, mail, or email back to us with payment.
  2. Payment:
    • Go online now and register
    • Call (804) 435-0223 to pay by phone, we accept Visa and MasterCard
    • Mail in a check
    • Go to your local Peninsula YMCA location

"I entered camp on Friday feeling excited about the weekend ahead and with a longing to be filled with peace, joy, love and acceptance from the practice and the wonderful people participating. I left Sunday with new knowledge, along with deeper relationships that began last year, and new friendships that will carry through this year and years to come." - Katie West

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Kekoka Music Festival - June 6-8, 2014

Cost: $25 per person

music fest logoLet the sweet sounds of live music soothe your lyrical soul while you help give a kid the summer of a lifetime. Proceeds from the music festival help fund scholarships for kids to attend Camp Kekoka.

 

Tents, food vendors and merchandise kiosks enhanced the sun-kissed festival atmosphere. Families and kids played volleyball, soccer, cornhole and tossed beach balls music fest stage
and Frisbees as more and more festival-goers arrived
by sea and land.

This is definitely an event you want to put on your calendar! For more detailed information please visit our music festival web site www.kekokamusicfestival.org.

 

 

Family camp - August 1-3, 2014

Cost $225 for family of four

Are you looking for a place to spend quality time with your family?  Look no more!  Join us for family camp at YMCA Camp Kekoka this summer!  Families can either stay in one of our cabins or pitch their own tent.

Your family enjoys a weekend full of awesome activities like tubing, wind surfing, kayaking, sailing, fishing, crabbing, kickball, pool time, and much more!  All of this for only $225!  This price includes 2 nights lodging, 4 meals (Saturday breakfast through Sunday breakfast) and all activities for a family of 4.  There is a $25 extra charge for each additional family member.

So what are you waiting for – sign up today!  Please see the family guide to get specific information about lodging, camp rules, etc.

Register in 2 easy steps:

  1. Download the registration form, Fill it out and fax, mail or email back to us with payment; registration opens January 3, 2013.
  2. Payment:
    • Go online now and register
    • Call (804) 435-0223 to pay by phone, we accept Visa and MasterCard
    • Mail in a check
    • Go to your local Peninsula YMCA location

Kekoka Mud Run - September 13, 2014

Cost: $35 before August 15, $45 after August 15, $55 day of race.
Ages 16 & over

mud runThis is a seriously fun 5K run with obstacles!!!  Test your mental and physical toughness at the Kekoka Mud Run being held on the grounds of YMCA Camp Kekoka.  All runners get an awesome shirt and a one of a kind challenge coin to show off to your friends who decided not to do the run.  Trust us… they will wish they had one. 

Check back mid-summer for a list of detailed obstacles. We're planning more obstacles this year!

Register in 2 easy steps beginning April 14, 2014:

  • Download the registration form, fill it out and fax, mail, or email back to us with the payment.
  • Payment
    • Go online now and register
    • Call 804-435-3616 to pay by phone, we accept Visa & MasterCard
    • Mail in a check
    • Go to your local Peninsula YMCA location

Mother/Daughter Retreat - September 19-21, 2014

Cost $125 for one mother & daughter; $25 each additional daughter

Give yourself and your daughter (ages 8-12) the gift of quality time
with each other; you'll make memories that will live
with you forever.

Please see the Retreat Guide to get specific information about lodging, camp rules, etc.

Register in 2 easy steps:

  1. Download the registration form. Fill it out and fax, mail or email back to us with payment; registration opens January 3, 2013.
  2. Payment:
    • Go online now and register
    • Call (804) 435-0223 to pay by phone, we accept Visa and MasterCard
    • Mail in a check
    • Go to your local Peninsula YMCA location

Couples Enrichment Retreat - October 3-5, 2014

Cost $150 per couple

Whether you are newlyweds, in a committed
relationship, or embarking on your 30th wedding
anniversary, it's never too soon - or too late - to strengthen your relationship.

Please see the Retreat Guide to get specific information about lodging, camp rules, etc.

Register in 2 easy steps:

  1. Download the registration form, fill it out and fax, mail or email back to us with payment; registration opens January 3, 2013.
  2. Payment:
    • Go online now and register
    • Call (804) 435-0223 to pay by phone, we accept Visa and MasterCard
    • Mail in a check
    • Go to your local Peninsula YMCA location
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