Why Choose Us
For more than 20 years YMCA Camp Twin Lakes has operated as the premier Summer Camp in the Austin metro area with a focus on safety, quality programming and a camper first philosophy.
At YMCA Camp Twin Lakes, the ABCs of Summer Camp serve as the foundation for both of Day Camp and Overnight Camp Programs. Our mission is to increase every camper’s sense of accomplishment and belonging while helping them instill positive character traits and values. The tools at our disposal are well-trained staff, carefully planned programs, modern facilities, and the great outdoors.
ACCOMPLISHMENT – Campers gain a sense of accomplishment by trying new activities, overcoming challenges, conquering fears, and learning skills. Not only do we value accomplishment, but we also celebrate persistence and the “I can do this” mindset. These real world accomplishments raise the self-confidence and self-esteem of each camper.
BELONGING – Making new friends and being a good friend helps campers develop a sense of belonging and creates a camp culture of inclusiveness. At YMCA Camp Twin Lakes, each camper is a valued and important member of this camp community.
CHARACTER – We discuss character traits and values in many ways at camp. YMCA Camp Twin Lakes places an emphasis on learning, perseverance, and striving to be your best self. Our core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility are the foundation on which our summer camp programs are built. Our staff not only talk about these values, they model them every second of the day and praise these values when they see them.
CTL Summer Camp Objectives
- To create an inclusive community where campers are respectful and mindful of one another.
- To have fun in a safe, magical and friendly environment.
- To instill courage, confidence, and character in all of our campers.
- To encourage an appreciation and awareness of the natural world.
American Camp Association (ACA) Accreditation
YMCA Camp Twin Lakes is accredited by the American Camp Association. ACA nationally recognizes summer camps that meet the highest standards, focusing on health, safety, and program quality. The accreditation process has over 300 safety and quality standards to which we must adhere. Camp Twin Lakes is also a State of Texas licensed Youth Camp.
During the late 1990s, the YMCA of Greater Williamson County and Williamson County entered into a long term agreement for the YMCA to develop and manage Twin Lakes Park, a 55-acre county park in Cedar Park. The dream was to create a magical place for kids and their families to enjoy the benefits of recreation, day and residential camps, sports programs, outdoor education and community events in an environment designed especially for them. Today, that dream is a reality thanks to a visionary collaboration between the YMCA, Williamson County, Texas Parks and Wildlife, the City of Cedar Park, Round Rock ISD, Home Depot and LCRA. As a result of this progressive partnership, YMCA Camp Twin Lakes is able to provide access for ALL to an affordable, magical and transformative camp experience.
Day & Overnight Camp Activities
- 9 Square in the Air
- Aqua Park
- Arts and Crafts
- Free Play
- Gaga Ball
- Giant Swing
- Lake Swimming
- Low Ropes Course
- Outdoor Education
- Pool Swimming
- Rock Climbing
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Tango Tower
- Theme Day Special Events
- Tree-house Time
- Urban Farming
- Wet Willie Water Slide
- Air Conditioned Cabins with Large Covered Verandas
- Air Conditioned Activity Lodges
- Air Conditioned Dining Hall with Commercial Kitchen
- Health Center
- Trading Post
- Hiking Trails
- 55 ft. Climbing Tower with Dual Zip Lines & Giant Swing
- Baseball and Soccer Fields
- Outdoor Basketball Court
- Sand Volleyball Court
- Horseshoe & Washer Pits
- Covered Pavilions
- Covered Playgrounds
- Giant Treehouse
- Pool & Splash Pad
- Aqua Park
- 100 Ft. Wet Willie Water Slide
- Fishing Docks