Parent Information

Parent Handbook

This is your go-to guide for all summer camp questions! Be sure to read our 6/1 UPDATED Parent Handbook HERE.

Mandatory Forms

We do not require a Physical anymore.  Please bring the following with you to Check-In:

  1. Camper-Health-History-Form
  2. YMCA Dallas Acknowledgements Permissions Waivers and Release

Financial Assistance

One of our missions is to make sure that everyone who wants to attend summer camp has the opportunity to. This mission is made possible by our Annual Campaign. If you would like to receive a Financial Assistance Application, please email Kathy Wilson.

Changing Weeks

Prior to June 1, 2021 we offer one FREE change to your camp dates.  To change a week of camp, please complete our change form: Summer Camp Change form 2021.

Ragger Program

The YMCA Rags and Leathers Program is centered on personal growth.  Through goal setting, commitment, and positive values, campers learn to assess their strengths as well as areas in their personal lives needing improvement, usually with a focus on behavior or spiritual growth. This is an optional program for campers wanting to dedicate themselves to continued self-improvement.

Cabin Placement

Campers are organized into cabin groups by age and gender. We do our best to accommodate cabin requests, but requests must be made on the online application. Cabin requests must be reciprocal; both campers must request each other on the online application.

Camp Store

Our Camp Store will be open this summer!

Please bring the following credit card permission slip with you to Check-in:

Credit Card Slip for Camp Store


Food is fuel out at camp! Therefore, camp menus are carefully selected to provide a balanced diet.  From chicken and waffles to meatloaf and mashed potatoes we do everything in our power to make sure that your camper leaves every meal with a full belly that will keep them powered for the next activity.  If your camper is not a fan of the menu for a certain meal, never fear! The Camp Grady Spruce dining hall is fully stocked with fresh fruit, a salad bar, and a sun butter and jelly sandwich station at all meals.  More of a cereal person for breakfast? We have you covered there too; there is a cereal bar provided every morning!

Special Dietary Needs

If your child has any food allergies or dietary needs, please note these on their medical forms. For vegetarian, gluten-free or other special dietary needs, please contact our  Food Service Director, Ronessa Livingston, about these needs, or call 214.319.9944 at least a week in advance.

Camper Mail

Please allow up to 4 days for mail to arrive at camp. Use the following address for mailing:

Child’s Name
Camp Name & Session
YMCA Camp Grady Spruce
3000 Park Road 36
Graford ,Texas 76449


Every camper is required to wear lifejackets at all water activities. Swimming is a camp activity, however, swim lessons are not. If you are interested in swim lessons, please contact your local YMCA for swim lesson information.

Camp Grady Spruce Map


Camp Accredation