At the Y, we believe children discover themselves through interactions with others and having the freedom to explore. YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir immerses children in a community where making friends is natural, exploring new interests is encouraged, and discovering inner strength is guaranteed. YMCA Camp teaches self-reliance, instills a love for nature and the outdoors, and builds character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, canoeing, archery, friends, zip-lining, paddleboarding, mentorships, ropes course, and so much more. YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir is positively the best way to change a child’s life.
Since 1905, the Treasure Valley Family YMCA has provided youth with an unsurpassed traditional resident camp experience. Our new facility – located just 10 miles outside of Cascade, Idaho – marked its opening in June of 2010. Encompassing nearly 415 acres of forest, mountains, wetlands, and waterfront on Horsethief Reservoir, one could not ask for a more beautiful sampling of the Idaho wilderness. The facilities, built with kids in mind, appeal to adults as well with modern amenities and living accommodations, offering a wonderful getaway for your business, school, or organization’s retreat.