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 5-15


Drop-off Day Camp- ADVENTURERS

June 6 - July 26, 2024

Drop-off day campers (Adventurers) 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- RAMBLERS

June 2 - July 26, 2024

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


Mini Camp Sessions

June 16-July 16 (Discoverers), & June 19-July 19 (Voyagers)

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 9-July 26, 2024

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 23- July 12, 2024

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- ADVENTURERS

June 6-July 26, 2024

Drop-Off: $235 Y Members & Community              


Mini Overnight Camp- Mini- Ramblers, Discoverers, & Voyagers

Mini-Ramblers: June 30-July 2; Discoverers: June 16-18, July14-16; Voyagers: June 19-21, July 17-19

Mini Overnight Camp: Mini-Ramblers Overnight Camp, Discoverers Mini-Overnight Camp, and Voyagers Mini-Overnight Camp: $275 Y Members & $375 Community

Mini- Ramblers Overnight Camp: June 30-July 2, 2024
Discoverers Mini-Overnight Camp: June 16-18, July 14-16, 2024
Voyagers Mini-Overnight Camp: June 18-21, July 17-19, 2024


Overnight Camp- RAMBLERS

June 2-July 26, 2024

Overnight Camp: $650 Y Members & $750 Community

Leaders in Training

JUNE 9-July 26, 2024

LIT: $1,000 Y Members
$1,150 Community

Counselors in Training

JUNE 23- July 12, 2024

CIT: $1,300 Y Members
$1,500 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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