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Welcome to YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge

7901 S NC Hwy 18
Boomer, North Carolina 28606

Build Faith Character and Confidence

Find us on the web at, or call us at (704) 716-4330


Located between Lenoir and North Wilkesboro in North Carolina, YMCA Camp Harrison at Herring Ridge gives kids ages 6-16 the chance to make life-long memories on over 2,000 acres of land, streams, and trails just 90 miles from Charlotte in the mountains of North Carolina. When someone joins us at YMCA Camp Harrison, they can expect to enjoy God’s creation, build relationships and challenge themselves as they learn new skills. Our campers develop lifelong friendships by embracing authenticity and accepting their differences. While many of our visitors join us as guests, they leave as family. When traditional overnight camp is not in session, YMCA Camp Harrison operates family camps, weekend camps and as a retreat center for groups of all kinds.



The types of camps we operate include:

Day Camp
Resident Camp

Programming We Offer:

Young Adults
Families (together in one program)

Throughout the year, you’ll find the following special emphasis camps (or themes) during one or more of our sessions:

Outdoor Education
Team Building

Recognizing that some guests have special needs and may not be able to participate in regular camping programs, we set aside camp sessions specifically for guests with the following conditions:

Moderately Physically Disabled

While you’re here, you may want to take advantage of the following activities we offer:

Archery/Shooting Range
Nature Center
Ropes/Challenge Course
Soccer Field
Baseball/Softball Field
Basketball Court
Swimming - Outdoor
Beach Front
Fishing Area

Interested in renting our facilities? We are happy to rent our facilities to the following groups/types:

Children's Groups
Youth Groups

These are the types of accommodations we offer:


Kitchen Facilities Use

Kitchen for Staff only

We are set up to handle the following group sizes in the various seasons:

During the summer, we can take care of up to 0 guests. In the spring, we can accommodate 240 guests. Our winter capacity is 0. Finally, in fall, we have enough room for 240 guests.


80 miles north of Charlotte


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