March 1, 2017

Smarty Giveaway: Win a FREE week of camp at YMCA Camp Thunderbird, a $950 value!

Camp thunderbird 2017 Giveaway


It’s summer camp planning season which means it’s time for another awesome CAMP GIVEAWAY! Today we bring you a free week of camp at YMCA Camp Thunderbird! One lucky Smarty will win one week of camp, Sessions 1 or 6, June 4 – 9 or August 6 -11. Read on!

Camp Thunderbird’s one-week sessions offer all the fun and discovery of camp, with an emphasis on:

-FRIENDSHIPS and TEAM SPIRIT with a cabin group, who stays together for all activities.
-Closer TIES TO COUNSELORS who stay with cabin groups throughout the day.
-Sampling the myriad camp ADVENTURES with preset activity schedules.
-Calendar FLEXIBILITY for the camper with busy vacation, sports and/or working schedules at home.
-Introducing the INDEPENDENCE of camp to new campers and parents.

More on Camp Thunderbird:

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YMCA CAMP THUNDERBIRD is a co-ed resident camp on 1.7 miles of beautiful Lake Wylie, SC shoreline. Your child will learn new skills, make lifelong friends and grow in confidence on Thunderbird’s ultimate water playground and diverse land activities. Wakesports, paddleboarding, horseback riding, high ropes, and archery are just a few of the programs your child can experience this summer.

Tours and Open House Dates:

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March Tour, March 19
Join the staff for a tour of YMCA Camp Thunderbird!  Bring your camper and friends and family to find out about Resident and/or Day camp, meet the amazing staff, and see how your camper can discover his or her best self at camp this summer. Read all about it HERE.

Open House, April 23
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of fun and adventure at YMCA Camp Thunderbird!  You’ll be able to experience first hand many of the activities that campers experience every day!  From boating to horseback riding to climbing walls, you’ll discover a little bit about yourself and how impactful camp can be. Read all about it HERE.

The YMCA Camp Thunderbird Smarty Giveaway:

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One lucky Smarty will win one week of camp (Sessions 1 or 6, June 4 – 9 or August 6 -11 only). This is a $950 value! Simply do the following:

1) Subscribe to our Smarty e-newsletter. You MUST be a subscriber for your chance to win! Not subscribed? Get signed up, here!

2) Share this post on your facebook wall and and tag Charlotte Smarty Pants & YMCA Camp Thunderbird on facebook. Do the same for instagram and tag 2 friends.

3) Tell us by posting in the comments below what you think your child will like most at Camp Thunderbird.

We’ll pick our winner on Thursday, March 9th and we’ll announce in our newsletter. Good luck, Smarties!

You can find YMCA Camp Thunderbird at:

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Camp Thunderbird
Ages 7-16
1 Thunderbird Ln
Lake Wylie, SC 29710
Summer 2017 starts the week of June 4 and ends the week of August 6.

34 Responses

  1. Ashley says:

    Far and away, my girls would love most the independence that sleep away camp offers. Being on their own in a cabin, meeting new friends and experiencing new activities would challenge and expand them.

  2. Meg Thornton says:

    My daughter would love to attend Camp Thunderbird this summer. I think the activities she would like the most are the water activities, the pool, and the zip line. It all sounds so wonderful.

  3. Kate Baillon says:

    my little daredevil will love this camp – high ropes and horseback riding i think will be her favourites, but paddleboarding for sure is high on her list of skills to cultivate. Thank you for this opportunity

  4. J Engel says:

    My kid would love the wakesports!

  5. Julie Kelly says:

    My son would love the zip line!

  6. Lindsay says:

    My daughter would love the water activities!

  7. My son has been wanting to go to camp for years. He will love the whole sleep away from home experience, but I think he will honestly love everything about it as well.

  8. Anna Pry says:

    She would probably most enjoy the water sports and horseback riding

  9. Julie Todd says:

    My daughter would love the swimming and the horseback riding the most.

  10. Josie says:

    My son would LOVE all the water sports and zipline/ adventure activities!

  11. Shana says:

    My daughter would like tha fresh air and to make new friends doing something different.

  12. Stephanie Raymond says:

    My daughter would like the arts and crafts and water activities 😀

  13. Jenn Youakim says:

    My daughter loves the water sports and will be so excited about being on her own (for the first time) for a week!

  14. Linda says:

    This would be amazing for my son! He would love the outdoor and water fun…

  15. Emy says:

    My son would love the water sports!

    • Dori says:

      My 9 year old son loves camping and the outdoors! He would love the opportunity to participate in all the activities your camp has to offer!

  16. Heather Lasker says:

    My son would love to win a week of camp here to enjoy all the water sports.

  17. Ellen M Garner says:

    Would love to win this awesome giveaway for my son!! What an amazing giveaway! He would love to try archery and wakeboarding!!

  18. Beth S says:

    Mine would love all the water activities!!

  19. My daughter would love the swimming, zip lining, and meeting new friends at Camp Thunderbird. Winning this would make her summer!

  20. Karen Willis says:

    My daughter would love all of the outside activities and meeting new friends!

  21. Shannon Richards says:

    My son will love all the cool water activities including the sailing!!

  22. Wendy says:

    Water sports and being away from home with friends!

  23. Melissa Cornish says:

    Where do I begin?!?! My kids – ages 8 and nearly 6 – started talking about Camp Thunderbird around October and wanted to know when the summer comes again so that they can go back to Thunderbird. Their summer memories are including happy weeks at Thunderbird – their favorite camp activities might be a strong tie between the banana boat, swimming in the lake and the pool, making some really cool arts and crafts, and lots of new friends. It is heart-warming to pull up to Thunderbird and let my kids out on their first morning with the biggest smiles on their faces and huge hugs to the counselors greeting them at our car. My little Thunderbird campers are like ambassadors telling their baby sister and friends from faraway how amazing Camp Thunderbird is and even cooler, that it is practically in our backyard.

  24. Karen Grohregin says:

    We have lived here for 14 years and never have been the Camp Thunderbird‼️ I know my child would love it there. All the outdoor activities she loves. The chance to make new friends and skill I am not able to teach her. Camp Thunderbird is a perfect place to enjoy the outdoor living she really enjoys ‼️😊

  25. Amanda Seckinger says:

    My son will love the independence of attending Camp Thunderbird. He is an only child, so I think he will most enjoy the friendships he develops while there!

  26. Katie says:

    My son ( age 8) has been talking about Camp Thunderbird for MONTHS! He loves all of the water activities, arts and crafts, and friendships that last a lifetime!

  27. Betsy Beirne says:

    Either of my girls would love Camp Thunderbird from drop off to pick up! Both have been to day camps there and have loved it! They would love a week without their mom too!!!

  28. Natalie says:

    She would love all the water activities.

  29. Carolyn says:

    Either one of my kiddos would love an opportunity.
    They would love it all!!

  30. Kristen McDonald says:

    Mine would love the water activities!!

  31. ALison Starkey says:

    My kids are a little wary of stay away camp – my oldest, a twin did a camp with scouts last year and loved it. he would thrive in this environment where everyone is on the same level. It would really be a growth opportunity for a kid that takes time to make friends and can be shy. I hope you’ll pick me and give him this chance. 🙂

  32. Brisa says:

    My son would love to spend a week at this fabulous place camp thunderbirds have everything

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