Ways to Give


Help Us to Strengthen Our Community

When you give to YMCA Camp Grady Spruce, you strengthen the foundation of our community. Through each program YMCA Camp Grady Spruce forms communities of participants. They are taught how live together, work together and solve problems together. After time at camp, these participants, be it summer campers, Outdoor Education students, families or groups, return to their own communities better able to strengthen the foundation of the community.

As the nation’s leading nonprofit for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the YMCA uses your gift to make a meaningful and enduring impact. As a part of the YMCA, Camp Grady Spruce wants to Thank You for helping us make the positive life-changing experience of camp available to all!

“[Dear Donor,] You sponsored my camp tuition for several summers during my childhood. Growing up, things were very difficult for my family. While I don’t regret anything about my childhood, or our family dynamic, things were still very difficult at home and I often felt lost. Camp was the one place I felt I could escape all of the hard things I was going through at home. I learned so much about my inner-strength at camp, and I often tell people that camp saved me from some of the darkest times in my life. That said, I wanted you to know that you saved my life.”

How To Give

Giving of your time, talent and treasure offer a high impact way one can be assured of making a difference in the lives of another.


In-kind donations are often useful and can help enhance camp programs. Currently, camp has a need for washers and dryers, a backhoe, horses, and ski boats. To donate an item please contacts the business office. Donor will receive an “In-Kind” gift form to complete for your income tax purposes.

YMCA Camp Grady Spruce Annual Campaign

Help us underwrite youth and families who cannot afford the camp experience.
Easy and secure on-line giving can be done by clicking HERE. (http://www.ymcadallas.org/donate/)

Endowment Giving

Make a lasting gift to our Endowment Fund that ensures the experience of camp will be available for years to come. Bequests are the most common gifts but a family can leave a legacy gift through extra insurance policies and in many other ways. Families can choose to contribute to an overall camp fund or specify a program area that is close to their heart. Talk to your financial advisor and let us know your plans.

Participate in our Annual Golf Classic

Ensure Bright Futures

YMCA Camp Grady Spruce works to ensure bright futures for our campers.  On September 16th Camp will host its 28th  Golf Classic.  This fun event has significantly contributed to Camp’s Endowment Fund ensuring the outdoor experience is available for generations to come.

We anticipate 100 golfers will join us for fellowship and fundraising at Bear Creek Golf Club.  This 1:00 shotgun start includes exceptional golf, lunch, free snacks and beverages, and a quick but entertaining dinner that sends participants home with more insanely, cool raffle prizes.

Our volunteer Golf Committee is looking for your support.  Come play fore the kids. Invest yourself in the future of Camp so that we can deliver on our promise to teach the future leaders of our world.

For additional golfer info visit: http://bit.ly/ycgsgolferinfo

For additional sponsor info visit: http://bit.ly/ycgssponsorinfo

Contact Kit Johnston to register today!



Please contact Kit Johnston at mjohnston@ymcadallas.org or 469-276-0102 if you are interested in exploring ways you can make a difference in the life of a child and continue the tradition of YMCA Camp Grady Spruce.

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