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Camp Thunderbird is located in beautiful Genesee Valley Park, five miles from our Carlson MetroCenter and just a mile from the University of Rochester. With over 800 scenic acres of space, our campers enjoy the full YMCA of Greater Rochester Day Camp experience close to home.

As a leader in youth development and camping for over 160 years, Y day camp helps children reach their full potential by tracking three components – relationships, achievement, and belonging. Camp always includes games, songs, and fun, but Y campers get so much more.
• We create experiences that immerse children in an atmosphere that inspires, guiding them to live healthy, help others, and work together. Our campers make strong friendships that last a lifetime.
• We foster their curiosity. Our counselors encourage campers to expand their comfort zones around what they do, who they know, and what they believe. We help them discover what they are passionate about.
• We make your child feel welcome. When at Y day camp they quickly realize this is a place where they can be themselves. They build confidence and try new things, make new friends, and are a part of something great.

Camp Thunderbird provides traditional day camp for school age children with a well-balanced dynamic program. We offer both morning and afternoon care at no extra cost to meet the needs of today’s families.

We are excited to bring your campers the best summer ever! Your child will enjoy spending time swimming, adventure and outdoor education, STEM, and playing active games that make the camp experience special for each camper.

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Location Amenities

  • Nature Trails
  • Water Activities
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sports Fields
  • Hiking Trails
  • Gaga Pit

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