YMCA Camp M.O.E.

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A diverse community that empowers kids to explore and thrive!

Welcome to YMCA Camp M.O.E., where children ages 5-13 embark on a journey of exploration, growth, and fun-filled adventures! Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of Torrington & Goshen, our camp spans over 174 acres of pristine woods, fields, and trails, offering the perfect backdrop for Memorable Outdoor Experiences. With a mission to empower every camper, our diverse community fosters patience, acceptance, and self-confidence, while encouraging lasting friendships to flourish.

We believe in the transformative power of summer camp. Our dedicated staff create a supportive atmosphere where children of all abilities can learn, grow, and thrive. Through a blend of exciting activities such as canoeing, arts & crafts, swimming, and ropes courses, campers are challenged to step outside their comfort zones, discover new talents, and unleash their full potential. Join us this summer and give your child the gift of unforgettable memories, lifelong friendships, and the confidence to be the best version of themselves at YMCA Camp M.O.E!

At camp, we’re committed to nurturing the dreams and potential of every camper who walks through our gates. From the thrill of outdoor adventures to the joy of creative expression, our programs are designed to spark curiosity, build confidence, and cultivate leadership skills in a supportive and inclusive environment. With our experienced staff by their side, campers are empowered to explore new horizons, overcome challenges, and embrace the limitless possibilities that await them at YMCA Camp M.O.E.!

About Us

Our mission is simple: to create an unforgettable outdoor experience where friendships blossom, leadership skills flourish, and respect for oneself and others thrives. At YMCA Camp M.O.E., we believe in empowering campers to reach beyond their limits, fostering growth in mind, body, and spirit within a safe and inclusive environment.

Each day at camp is a new journey filled with exciting challenges and endless fun! Whether rain or shine, our dedicated team is here to ensure every moment is memorable. Nestled around the scenic Migeon Pond, our camp features a wide array of activities to suit every interest. From swimming and boating to sports, arts & crafts, and even a thrilling zip-line over the pond, there’s something for everyone.

Campers are grouped by grade, ensuring tailored experiences and plenty of opportunities to connect with peers. With activities ranging from archery and gaga to STEM activities and NERF wars, there’s never a dull moment at camp. Plus, our campers receive expert swim instruction and enjoy daily free swim sessions, making every day a splash!

About Our Staff

YMCA Camp staff is made up of teachers, outdoor enthusiasts, colleges graduates, college students and high school students. We look for staff that have a love of children and an understanding of the importance of inclusion and desire to give all children, regardless of their abilities, a rewarding camp experience. Y staff go the extra mile to make our camp program exceptional. They are mature, dependable, trustworthy and respectful.

2024 Session Dates :

Session 1: June 24 – July 5 (closed 7/4)

Session 2: July 8 – July 19

Session 3: July 22 – August 2

Session 4: August 5 – August 16

Finale Week: August 19 – 23 ($295)


Campers are divided into four divisions based upon their school grade in the coming fall.

Explorers | Grades K-2

Explorers participate through a structured schedule focused on introducing them to camp activities including: swimming, arts & crafts, sports & group games and nature exploration.  After lunch, Explorers will have a short quiet time to give them a chance to re-energize for the afternoon. Theme weeks include: S1 Kick-off the Summer, S2 Little Chef, S3 Little Athlete and S4 Let’s Go Camping.

Pathfinders | Grades 3-4

Pathfinders rotate through a schedule of activities including archery, swimming, boating & fishing, swimming, climbing tower & zip lining, fort building, sports & group games, camp crafts, carnival games of skill and more. Theme weeks include: S1 Super Heroes, S2 Wet & Wild, S3 Timbers and S4 Color Wars.

Pioneers | Grades 5-6

Pioneers follow a progressive program where they enjoy the camp activities including archery, swimming, boating & fishing, climbing tower & zip line, fort building, sports & group games, camp crafts, carnival games of skill and adding new activities of science & engineering and RC cars. Theme weeks include: S1 Ultimate Warrior, S2 Operation Green, S3 Hydration Vacation and S4 Camper vs. Wild.

Crew | Grades 7-9

Crew enjoys all the aspect camp has to offer including; STEAM, sports, archery, swimming & boating, RC cars, climbing wall, zip line, Carnival Games of Skill, Plants/ Insects & Animals, Letter Boxing and Orienteering and so much more. Crew will participate in the themes for the younger villages along with having their own themes specialized for just them. Theme weeks include: S1 Gold Rush, S2 Adventure Challenge, S3 Olympics and S4 Summer Rewind.

Junior Leaders Program

For teens ages 14 & 15, this four-week leadership development program for those interested in becoming leader role models and/or camp counselors. The focus is developing positive role model skills, teamwork, positive character development, problem solving and empathy. Junior leaders will learn about working with others from many different backgrounds and the importance of including everyone. Mornings are spent with peers working together and learning skills and afternoons assigned to camper units, putting the new skills into action guided by camp counselors.

A healthy lunch is offered free of charge to all campers 18 years of age and younger through EdAdvance pending approval. Your child may elect to bring his/her own lunch to camp; however, we ask that you send it in a clearly marked brown paper bag. All lunches are stored in refrigeration per CT state regulation. Menus will be posted at the start of the camp season.  Pending approval of state funding.

Extended hours of care are available for sessions 1-4 for families needing care beyond regular camp hours (9 am to 4pm) Monday through Friday for an additional fee.

Torrington YMCA: 7 am – bus pickup; bus drop-off until 6 pm.

Winsted YMCA: 7 am – bus pick-up; no after care

Bus transportation is available for families for no additional charge to and from camp. Staff members ride the buses to assure a safe and fun ride for each camper and ensure authorized adult pick-up.  Bus stops are available throughout the area for sessions 1-4.

  • Barkhamsted
    • Barkhamsted Elementary School
    • Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 380 New Harford Road
  • Harwinton Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
  • Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department
  • New Hartford
    • New Hartford Harvest Baptist Church
    • New Hartford Elementary School
  • Torrington
    • Town Fair Tire parking lot, 705 Main Street
    • Joe Ruwet Park, 219 Petricone Drive
    • Stop & Shop parking lot, Summer Street entrance
  • Winsted
    • Pearson School

For families needing financial assistance to afford camp fees, the Y offers four options- most based upon first come, first served basis. Apply now, contact Billing Specialist Robyn at [email protected] today.

  • Kids of Summer Foundation reviews applications for financial assistance on a first come, first served basis. The sooner you apply, the better chance you will have. Apply at thekidsofsummer.org.
  • Free or Low-cost Camperships are available from a grant from the State of Connecticut. Applications are available at YMCA locations and nwcty.org.
  • Apply to State of Connecticut Care 4 Kids program that supports families with working parents. Application link at nwcty.org
  • YMCA financial assistance please apply at nwcty.org

Camper Referral Program 

Good people know good people!

Happy camp families love to tell their friends and neighbors about YMCA Camp M.O.E.  We appreciate that and want to say “thank you” by giving you a $50 refund for each camper referral that registers for camp this summer.


  • Fill in the referral form. Complete the information about your interested family.
  • For every referral that registers and attends camp, you will receive a refund at the end of September
  • There’s NO LIMIT to how many friends you can refer (ex. Refer 4 campers, receive $200.00)

Some Guidelines:

  • There is no limit on how many referrals you can make, but we MUST have a form filled out for each one.
  • Referrals must be new to YMCA Camp M.O.E. and cannot be siblings or family members

Please send completed referral forms to [email protected].

Free and Low Cost Summer Camp

At YMCA Camp M.O.E., we believe every child deserves the best summer ever regardless of circumstances.  For financial assistance, please complete the form below and submit it to [email protected]

Camp Location:
1145 Brandy Hill Rd.
Torrington, CT 06790

Directions to YMCA Camp MOE:

From Torrington:

Follow the signs to RTE 4 West. At the intersection of RTE 4 and RTE 272 turn right onto RTE 272. Take your second left onto Hodges Hill Road. At the top of the hill take a right onto University Drive. Take the second left onto Brandy Hill Road. At the fork, bear right. YMCA Camp MOE is at the top of the hill on the left. (You will see a sign for Camp MOE).    


From Winsted:

From RTE 8 South take Exit 44 for the RTE 4 connection. Take a right at the end of the exit. Follow the signs to RTE 4 West. At the intersection of RTE 4 and RTE 272 turn right onto RTE 272. Take your second left onto Hodges Hill Road. At the top of the hill take a right onto University Drive. Take the second left onto Brandy Hill Road. At the fork, bear right. YMCA Camp MOE is at the top of the hill on the left. (You will see a sign for Camp MOE).