Into The Wild

Into the Wild Excursion will take place during spring break from Monday, April 2nd – Friday, April 6th, 2018 in partnership with Camplify and the Hendersonville Family Y. Into the Wild is a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and service learning day camp. Due to the nature of the planned activities, camp is offered to campers ages 12 and above. There will be new and challenging opportunities for youth to participate in.


Into the Wild is a STEM and service learning camp for students ages 12 and above. Campers will have growth-minded experiences around Western NC. A sample of our partners include Pisgah Area Research Institute (PARI), Chimney Rock State Park, WNC Nature Center, Green River Adventures, and Conserving Carolina.

The week will be busy with new and challenging indoor and outdoor activities including exploring a former NASA space center, hiking, service learning, and team building activities.

Supplies and Meals

Participants will need close toed shoes and appropriate attire for indoor and outdoor activities including service learning and hiking. Participants must bring their own water bottles. Meals and snacks will be provided by Into The Wild daily. A gym bag to hold additional supplies such as sunglasses and sunblock is recommended. If campers bring phones, they will remain locked up for the majority of each day.

Camper Behavior

Poor conduct will not be tolerated and campers who choose not to follow the camp guidelines will be sent home. Parents or guardians will be responsible to provide transportation in these instances. Campers will hear the expectations at their first day of camp.


Camplify and the Y have limited camper medical coverage.  All activities will be done as safely as possible.  All chaperones are over the age of 21 and have First Aid and CPR certifications. The camp has a safety plan. Although accidents can happen, we keep safety as a top priority. The camp will have a ratio of 1 staff for every 9 campers.


Transportation will be provided daily. Campers must be dropped off at the Hendersonville Family Y from 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM daily. Please do not bring your camper to this location after the designated drop off time.

Campers can be picked up at the Hendersonville Family Y daily from 4:30 – 5:30 PM.

Camp Fees & Registration

Into the Wild expects campers to attend every day of the week. Camplify and the Hendersonville Family Y have contracted with partners to secure discounts for each excursion. The programs are provided at competitive prices so that a diverse group can share these experiences.

Camp is responsible for providing meals, trained staff, insurance, transportation, and admission and program fees for each camper. There are three tiers of pricing for the week:

Camplify Families: contact for Camplify pricing

YMCA Members: $125

Full Rate for Non Members: $145


All registration must be done through the YMCA of WNC website. Register by searching "Into The Wild" in the searchbar.