Camp YI
Building Leaders for Tomorrow... since 1945
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Celebrating 75 years of "Building Leaders for Tomorrow".

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I send mail and packages to my camper?

When mailing letters or packages the United States Post Office is preferred. Please send to Camp Y.I. PO Box 486 LaVergne, TN 37086 Please add your camper's name and cabin # if possible. 

If you use UPS or FEDEX send to: 599 Jones Mill Rd LaVergne, TN 37086

What time is check-in?

Sundays 3:00pm-4:00pm for new campers only

                 4:00pm-5:00pm previous campers

What time is check-out ?

All one week sessions:
Saturdays  9:30am-11:00am.

Session 3 (the two week session) runs continuously Sunday, June 14-26, no check-out or visitation on the weekend of June 20-21.
Check-out for Session 3 is Friday, June 26 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Familes may join us for a cookout from 5:30pm-7:00pm. RSVP is required and will be collected at Check-in on June 14.  

What to bring to one week Overnight Camp?

What to bring for two weeks Overnight Camp?

What do you do Monday-Friday?

We begin each day with a flag raising then breakfast, cabin clean up, actvities, lunch, rest period, more activities, free time, dinner and night activities. Please see our Overnight Daily Bell Schedule for more details.  

What activities are spent together as a whole camp?

Cabin line up, Meal time, Free Period 4:00-5:00 daily, Trading Post and most Night Activities.

What activities are spent together as a cabin or unit?

Each cabin houses eight campers and two counselors. Two or three cabins make up a Unit and attend activities together. 

How many campers per overnight session?

80-100

What is the ratio of staff to camper?

1:5

Are the activities different during the two week session?

Yes, the daily (Monday-Friday) activities are the same.  During the weekend of the two week session we take a little extra time to rest, have guests speakers and demonstrations and hold our traditional Swim Olympics-Blackhawks vs. Thunderbirds. We also have a YI talent show during the two week session. Many previous campers prefer the two week session and it is our most popluar Session.