Specialty Camps at the Complex

Specialty Camps at the Complex

Summer camp is a time for amazing experiences, new memories, and days filled with lots of fun and laughter! Through interactions with other children and leadership driven staff, your child has the opportunity to develop lifelong skills that will help them tackle their future!! Our goal over the summer is to ensure child and parent satisfaction. Your child will experience days filled with creativity, learning, active interaction, and friendships.


  • January 3 – Current afterschool participants
  • January 10 – All YMCA members
  • January 17 – General Public

*Income-based financial assistance is available for families in need. Assistance is granted on the basis of financial need. We use a sliding fee scale based on total household income.


Parents are required to enter the facility and sign their camper in and out each day.  There is no early drop off or late pick up unless advertised for a specific camp.  Camps start and end each day on time and campers are expected to be dropped off and picked up on time.

Little Hoots

Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex
6/24/24 - 8/2/24

Little Hoots Camp is for ages 3 years (completely potty trained) to 5 years old.  Each week your camper will discover new activities, enjoy pool time, gain independence and make lasting memories.  All Little Hoot Camp sessions are from 9:00am-12:30pm.  Your little camper will need a nut free snack each day.

Questions? Contact Preschool Director Rhonda Wild at [email protected]

AGES: 3 – 5 years (completely potty trained)
DATES: June 3—August 2 (see weekly themes below)
TIMES: Monday—Friday (9:00am—12:30pm daily)
COST: Members – $180/wk | Non-members – $230/wk


Session 1 (June 3-7) | Gone Fishing! | Now that we are out for the summer, let the
fun begin!  Fun summer time activities include some outdoor water fun!

Session 2 (June 10-14) | The Big Backyard Adventure | We’ll be investigating the many
things found in our backyards… bugs, mud, games.

Session 3 (June 17-21) | Jurassic Week | Travel back in time to make the world of dinosaurs come to life.

Session 4 (June 24-28) | The World of Eric Carle | This colorful week will explore the art and stories of Eric Carle.

Session 5 (July 8-12) | Little Foodies | Excite your little taste buds as we bake
our way through the week.

Session 6 (July 15-19) | Going Green! | Exploring our creative side through recycled
arts & crafts using our green thumb to help our planet.

Session 7 (July 22-26) | Young Scientists | Put on your lab coats for a week of
scientific exploration.

Session 8 (July 29-August 2) | “There’s Gold in Them Hills” | Panning for gold, make mudpies, bandits & sheriffs…it will be a Hootin’ Hollerin’ Good Time!

Available Sessions

06/24/24 - 06/28/24
Closed on
07/08/24 - 07/12/24
07/15/24 - 07/19/24
07/22/24 - 07/26/24
07/29/24 - 08/02/24

Reading Giraffe Camp

Fort Mill YMCA at the Complex
7/15/24 - 7/19/24

Reading Giraffe Camp (ages 3-7) 9am-12pm

Reading Giraffe is the place where books run wild! Developed by Derick Wilder, a local children’s author and educator, our mission is to create lifelong readers by immersing children in picture books, turning tales into interactive, exciting adventures in learning. Each day includes a host of creative, fun children’s stories, from the classics to current titles to Derick’s own works.

The foundation of each class is a collaborative reading session, where we read with, not to, campers and encourage them to dive into each story. Utilizing The Whole Book Approach, we examine the picture book art and include spelling exercises, vocabulary words, and creative projects. In addition, campers participate in mini-plays, nature walk-n-reads, and fun games, all based on the storylines and characters we read about. Campers should bring a water bottle and a healthy snack, and wear sneakers, sunscreen, and a hat, as each day includes outdoor time and fun activities that get the campers moving.

Contact Coach Derick for additional information: [email protected]

Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
2/5/24 7/10/24 Online / Front Desk $ 140.00$ 190.00

Available Sessions

07/15/24 - 07/19/24


Angie Smith

Angie Smith, is a gifted writer, encourager and loving mother of four. Together with her husband, former NFL player Steve Smith, they established The Steve Smith Family Foundation, which is dedicated to providing hope and inspiration to those in need while advancing causes  close to the family’s heart – Promoting family health & wellness as well as the awareness and prevention of domestic violence.

In 2022, The Steve Smith Foundation and Mecklenburg County partnered to create Charlotte’s first behavioral health urgent care, a 24/7, 365 urgent care facility dedicated to mental health and substance abuse needs.

Angie’s commitment to her family, transparency and unselfishness, by putting other’s needs before her own, is an inspiration to all of us!

Alan Tyson

Alan Tyson is the President Architech Sports and Physical Therapy. He was the former Vice President of Sports Performance and Rehabilitation for OrthoCarolina. He is a physical therapist board certified as a sports clinical specialist, a certified athletic trainer and certified strength and conditioning specialist. He has worked with the Charlotte Knights (AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox) and continues to serve as a consultant to the team. Alan is also a consultant with the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Eagles.

Alan has spoken regionally and nationally on various training topics including the foot and ankle, spine care, hip and knee rehabilitation, and he has developed two continuing education courses on the shoulder. He has written 3 books and developed specific training programs for the female athlete, the baseball pitcher, and for football players preparing for the NFL combines. Alan is also an associate editor of the National Strength and Conditioning Journal. He co-hosted a weekly radio show “Health Headlines” on 1110AM WBT with Stacey Sims and Dr. Russ Greenfield for 3 years.

Antoinette Johnson

Meet Antoinette Johnson, the inspiring culinary star of “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation” Hailing from Lexington, KY, she transforms simple, humble ingredients into extraordinary dishes, all while championing the use of fresh, locally-sourced produce. Through her triumph on “America’s Test Kitchen: The Next Generation,” Antoinette’s unwavering perseverance catapulted her career, proving that with passion and determination, anything is possible. With a heart dedicated to community and a love for supporting local farmers, Antoinette’s journey is a testament to embracing change, fostering growth, and inspiring others to follow their culinary dreams.

Beyond her culinary triumphs, Antoinette is a firm believer in the power of evolution and perseverance. She stands as a shining example of how one can constantly evolve, change, and grow on their journey to success. Antoinette’s story is one of resilience and determination, inspiring others to follow their passions despite any challenges they may encounter.

Now, with a cookbook deal and cash grand prize, Antoinette is forging ahead on her culinary adventure, driven by the desire to prove herself and inspire her daughter.