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YMCA Camp Letts

YMCA Camp Letts


What we're all about...

YMCA Camp Letts, located on a beautiful inlet off the sparkling Chesapeake Bay, overlooks three islands and a 2,600-acre preserve that has served as the backdrop for over 100 summers of land-based and aquatic adventures. It all began in 1906, when YMCA Boys Work Director Albert M. Chesley pitched camp on five acres along the South River, initiating what is now the oldest organized resident camp in the Washington area. The camp moved in 1922 to its present location, thanks to the generosity of John Cowen Letts, and today youngsters from the Baltimore-Washington- Annapolis area and beyond flock to this secure and exciting environment to kindle friendships and master new skills ó all the while learning more about themselves, their peers and the world in which they live. Camp Letts now offers Traditional and Specialty Day Camp, Resident Camps and a year round Retreat Center with food and lodging for 325 guests. Our carpeted bunk style cabins have their own shower and bathroom facilities and are located at the heart of Camp. Our 219-acre peninsula has miles of wooded trails for hiking, horseback riding, and nature discovery; vast green fields for a variety of team sports; three tennis courts; and a crystal clear, Olympic size swimming pool for instruction and fun.

YMCA Camp Letts
YMCA Camp Letts
YMCA Camp Letts
YMCA Camp Letts
YMCA Camp Letts

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YMCA of Metropolitan DC

Please call director


(301) 261-7336



Our camp address

YMCA Camp Letts

PO Box 208







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