YMCA Camp Thunderbird

Our Mission

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


  • Camps
  • Child Care
  • Recreation Programs - General
  • Sports
  • Youth Programs


  • Everybuddy Camp - Ages 5 to 15 with special needs
  • Teen Adventure Camp - 13 to 15 years old
  • Traditional Day Camp - Rising kindergartners to 12 years old
  • Pioneer Camp - Rising kindergartners to 15 years old 


YMCA Camp Thunderbird boasts breathtaking natural beauty while providing a structured camp environment full of all the amenities a camper could ever want. One hundred acres of pristine woods encompass six-acre Lake George and many camp attractions including swimming pools, rustic cabins, trails and more!

Other Details

  • Accepts Volunteers: Yes, must be 18 or older
  • Fees: Yes. Fees vary according to the program. Financial assistance is available

More Information

For more information please contact:
YMCA Camp Thunderbird
Primary Contact: Dave Hennessey, Camping Services Director
Secondary Contact: Mary Kay Gates, Executive Director
9300 Shawonodasee Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Phone: 804-748-6714
Fax: 804-748-8365
Email YMCA Camp Thunderbird
YMCA Camp Thunderbird Website

Monday - Thursday
4:45 a.m. - 10 p.m.

4:45 a.m. - 9 p.m.

6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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