Athens Y Camp

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600 beautiful acres in the North Georgia mountains. Athens YMCA Camps for boys and Camp Chattooga for girls both tucked in between Tallulah Falls and Lake Rabun. Many third, fourth and even fifth generation campers have attended.

The Athens Y Camp for Boys was founded in 1898 by Walter T. Forbes. Mr. Forbes also founded Camp Chattooga for Girls in 1933 as a sister camp to AYC. The camps are owned by the Athens YMCA and are accredited by the American Camp Association.

athens y camp 5The mission of the Athens Y Camps is to provide a safe atmosphere for young men and women to aide them in maturing and growing as they learn and excel in various physical activities and social interaction, all based on Christian principles. Our mission drives our programming and daily schedule. Competitive games, out of camp trips, activities and devotions are offered in both timeless and creative ways to achieve our mission.

athens y camp 4We are Christian summer camps and retreat centers in Tallulah Falls, GA. The camps include traditional (day & resident), adventure and leadership programs. It is our goal for your child to have the best possible camping experience during their stay with us. Although the camps are only separated by a few thousand yards, each camp has its own private facilities and programs. Our tenured, stable leadership and rustic but modern camp setting are second to none. Our traditions and programs make us a benchmark in the camping industry.


“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6

Contact: Athens Y Camp

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