Overnight Summer Camps | Camp Letts in Edgewater MD | YMCA DC

Overnight Camp at YMCA Camp Letts

At Camp Letts Overnight Camp, kids become a community as they learn how to be more independent and collaborative while engaging in physical, social and educational activities. The building blocks are always the same, but we take pride in the fact that every week with us is different. 

Kids try new activities, make friends with new people, and make memories that last a lifetime. Overnight Camp at YMCA Camp Letts opens up a whole new world of summer fun!  


What to Bring to Overnight Camp

(Please label ALL items with your camper’s name)

  • Duffle bag
  • 5 masks that cover both chin and nose (masking requirements change depending on infection rates and local guidelines)
  • Sleeping bag OR a blanket, 2 sheets (twin size), pillow and case
  • 2 towels for swimming use
  • 2 towels for bathing use
  • 2 bathing suits
  • 5 t-shirt or short-sleeve shirts
  • 2 sets of pajamas
  • 1 pair of long pants (5 if signed up for HorseMasters)
  • 1 long-sleeve shirt (5 if signed up for Paintball)
  • 5 pairs of shorts
  • 6 sets of underwear and socks
  • 2 pairs of tennis shoes or sneakers (close-toed)
  • 1 comb or brush
  • 1 flashlight
  • Water shoes, sandals or sneakers that can get wet and remain secured on the campers feet
  • Sunscreen (waterproof)
  • Insect repellant
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack to carry sunscreen, towel and water bottle
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • 1 light jacket
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Laundry bag


  • Book, journal, activity pad for siesta
  • Pre-addressed & stamped postcard/envelops with pen
  • Personal fan
  • Hat or baseball cap
  • Sunglasses


Camp is a natural setting to retreat from electronic technology and to get more in touch with yourself, your surroundings and others. Please do not bring the following items to camp:

  • Cell phone are not permitted at camp
  • game and trading cards
  • Nuts and all items that are made with/contain nuts or nut butters
  • Valuable or personal items that could get lost, stolen or damaged such as cameras, radios, expensive watches, jewelry, ipads, personal music players, headphones, video games and other electronic devices including smart watches.

Week 1: Pirate Week – Water battle, Design your cabin flag, and more! 

Week 2: Wild West Week – Camp wide Gold Rush hunt and more! 

Week 3: Superhero Week – Counselor hunt, find the heroes! 

Week 4: Fantasy Week  – Camp Letts Renaissance Festival and more! 

Week 5: International Week – International fair and activities highlighting our international staff’s home countries and traditions! 

Week 6: Legacy Week – Traditional color war red vs blue! What team will come out victorious with the most points at the end of the week, we can’t wait to find out! 

Week 7: Hollywood Week – Cabins will make their own movies, awards night showing casing the movies created, and more! 

Week 8: Holiday Week – Haunted trail walks, egg hunt, find the leprechauns and more! 

Week 9: Splish Splash Week – Cabins will create their own cardboard boat and race them  across our pool and more! 

Check In:Sunday, 1:00PM-3:00PM. Location: Camp Road

We are asking that you come in the time slots below. There are 200 campers arriving on Sunday so please keep in mind there will be a little wait, but these time slots should greatly decrease your wait times!


  • AGES 7-9: Please arrive between 1-1:45pm
  • AGES 9-12: Please arrive between 1:45-2:30pm
  • AGES 12+: Please arrive between 2:30-3:00pm

*If you have multiple campers that you are dropping off, please arrive at the youngest sibling/camper’s age

Check Out: Friday, 3:00PM-5:30PM. Location: Dining Hall Parking Lot

  • All individuals picking up a child must present a valid PHOTO ID matching the name as it appears on the approved pick-up list provided by the parent/guardian.
  • If you need an early pick up, please call the main office to coordinate. We do not allow early pick up from 3:00PM-3:30pm on Fridays.

Awards Ceremony: Friday, 3:30-3:45PM Location: Dining Hall

  • Parents/guardians are invited to watch the award ceremony if you are able to join us at that time! Campers will demonstrate chants and see who won the crew cup!
  • We will start verifying ID’s at 3pm. This will give you time to then park and walk to the Dining Hall for the ceremony at 3:30. If you would like to attend the awards ceremony, please plan to arrive by 2:45PM to allow ample amounts of time.

For Overnight Campers the available Add Ons for Summer 2024 are a Trail Ride OR Horse Masters. You cannot register for both equestrian add-ons. Please note this program is also weather dependent.


Trail Ride ($50 per week and per camper):

Enhance your camp experience with a guided trail ride! Your child will befriend one of the Clover Run horses for a picturesque waterfront ride through the woods. Trail rides are appropriate for all skill levels, no experience necessary. Hard soled, closed toed shoes required. Long pants highly suggested for comfort. Campers may register for 1 trail ride per week. Space is limited, so please register for a trail ride prior to arrival at camp.

Trail Rides will be held daily for overnight campers from 12:15PM-1:00PM (will start to walk towards Equestrian Center at 12:00PM). Please keep these times in mind in case you need an early pick-up! Please note if your camper is on a horse and you need early pick-up, you will have to wait until their add-on is done. 


Horse Masters ($275 per week and per camper):

See description above in Day Camp add-on section

**If your child is a more advanced rider, please contact Clover Run Riding prior to signing up to discuss options at cloverrunriding@gmail.com

All participants must have closed toe riding shoes with at least a 1/2 inch heel and long pants.

Horse Masters will be held daily for both day and overnight campers from 9:00AM-11:00AM (will start to walk towards Equestrian Center at 8:45AM). Please keep these times in mind in case you need an early pick-up! Please note if your camper is on a horse and you need early pick-up, you will have to wait until their add-on is done.

ASTM-SEI certified riding helmets are provided and required to be worn by all participants. If you send your child with their own helmet, it must have an ASTM-SEI certification label attached and be dated within 5 years. If the certification cannot be found or is out of date the helmet may not be used. Bicycle or other non-equestrian helmets are not permitted.

Still not enough horse time? Clover Run Riding offers riding lessons year-round! Contact them directly for scheduling options at cloverrunriding@gmail.com.

Please read through this list of instructions before registering your camper:

  • Registration is completed through the EasytoEnroll Portal, which can be accessed through the link(s) near the bottom of this page
  • Upon initiating registration, you will have the option to choose which week(s) your camper will be attending, if you are interested in add-on programming, and if you want to add money to their camp store account. See details on those items in the parent handbook link below.
  • The system will then prompt you to either pay in full or set up a payment plan.
  • Please note, our deposit/refund policy is as follows: Copy/paste corresponding refund policies for day camp or overnight camp, remembering they are different
  • Shortly after you have registered for summer camp, you will receive a link to complete paperwork for your camper (Note: If you are sending your camper with medication, you will need to get a form filled out and signed by both a guardian and a physician. Please plan for doctor’s appointments accordingly as they can take time to schedule).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

*Deposit of $250  non-refundable and non-transferrable must be collected at time of enrollment. Families can pay for camp fees in full at time of enrollment however the deposit amount is non-refundable should a family cancel

Cancellations before May, families forfeit 25% of camp fees in addition to camp deposit

Cancellations before June 15 families forfeit 50% of camp fees in addition to camp deposit

Cancellations after June 15, families forfeit all camp fees

Families can also request non-refundable 100% credit less deposit/Good for 1year

**Camp Letts – Additional activities (ie horseback riding, etc) and camp store funds are not refundable once camp starts

We do have scholarship money available as we believe that every youth deserves a summer camp experience. Funds are limited and will be awarded based on application as funds are still available. Applications are due no later than March 1. Please email information.campletts@ymcadc.org for further details on what is needed to apply.

Overnight Camp Weeks

*Please note the NEW age range starting in 2024 . Camper must be age 7 by their first day of camp

Ages: 7-16 years old

Overnight Camp Weeks

$945/week (Member) // $990/week (Non-Member)

Week 1: 6/16– 6/21 – Pirate Week Week 2: 6/23 – 6/28 – Wild West Week Week 3: 6/30 – 7/5 – Superhero Week Week 4: 7/7 – 7/12 – Fantasy Week  Week 5: 7/14 – 7/19 – International Week Week 6: 7/21 – 7/26 – Legacy Week Week 7: 7/28 – 8/2  – Hollywood Week Week 8: 8/4 – 8/9 – Holiday Week Week 9: 8/11 – 8/16 – Splish Splash Week

Counselor in Training: Weeks 4-6 (July 7-26) Ages 16-17 // Member: $1,599/Non-Member: $1,649


Click here to register for Counselor in Training.

Once you have completed your registrations for your camper(s) you are good to go….for the time being! You will receive an email at a later date regarding registration paperwork as we are currently updating our paperwork portal. Letts make this the best summer yet.

Watch the videos below from past years of camp and get excited! Overnight Camp at YMCA Camp Letts will be here before you know it!