A Session for Every Camper

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee's flexible camp options are convenient for every camper—and their parents. Find the best options for your family today!

About YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee

Lake Guntersville, Alabama

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee was founded in 1957 and has been creating memories and lifelong friendships ever since. With options for a mini, day, or overnight camp, every child has the opportunity to learn new skills and progress to a higher level of confidence and maturity.

Camp sessions offer children a safe, traditional style of camp that focuses on leadership, character development and social responsibility in a fun, outdoor environment. YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee is located on 61 wooded, waterfront acres in Marshall County along the Tennessee River.

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Camp Cha-La-Kee Options

Options for ages 6-15


Day Camp

June 5 - July 28, 2023

Drop-off day campers will experience action-packed days on the water and in the woods, with crafts and games, too, and be home in time for bed.               


Overnight Camp

June 4 - July 28, 2023

Overnight campers get to experience the fun daytime activities as well as traditional night activities like sitting around a campfire sharing stories.


Mini Camp

July 5 - July 7, 2023

A camp experience perfect for first-timers and younger campers! Overnight Mini Camp is packed full of age-appropriate, traditional camp activities.

Leaders in Training

June 11-16 & July 9-14, 2023

LIT is designed to develop leadership skills in boys & girls 13-14 while they enjoy traditional camp activities. Teens explore their individual talents while building self-confidence, character and group skills in a fun camp environment.

Counselors in Training

June 18-30, 2023

The Counselors in Training (CIT) program is where teens learn what it takes to be a leader. This two-week session focuses on leadership development, communication skills, team-building, goal-setting and having fun.

Dates and Rates

Each type of camp has a specific date range when the sessions are available.


Drop Off Day Camp

June 5 - July 28, 2023

Drop-Off: $235 Y Members & Community              


Mini Overnight Camp

July 5 - July 7, 2023

Mini Overnight Camp: $275 Y Members & $375 Community


Overnight camp

June 4 - July 28, 2023

Overnight Camp: $650 Y Members & $750 Community

Leaders in Training

June 11-16 and July 9-14, 2023

LIT: $650 Y Members
$750 Community

Counselors in Training

June 18 - 30, 2023

CIT: $950 Y Members
$1,150 Community

See What a Cha-La-Kee Parent Has to Say:

The staff and facilities are perfect for your kids. Far enough to realize they are “away from home” but not too far. The team there is excellent. My kids have always had a good time there!

Make Your Child's Summer the Best One Yet!

It’s never too early to plan for your child’s upcoming summer break. YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee will give your child fond memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

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