About the Camp

Activities on our beautiful 61-acre campus, located on the shores of Lake Guntersville, include canoeing, mountain biking, horseback riding, high ropes team-building, ziplining, archery, boating, tubing, swimming, doing arts & crafts, acting out performances (drama), having socials, jumping on “The Blob” water trampoline, and much, much more.

We believe in the benefits of small group cabins, so we limit our summer cabin capacities to eight campers and two counselors. At YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee, a healthcare professional is onsite 24 hours a day to administer first aid and dispense camper medication.

Contact Information

Contact Name RuthMarie Oliver
Title Director of Camping Services
Email ruthmarie.oliver@ymcahuntsville.org
Phone 256.571.2494
Contact Name Wes Long
Title Program Director
Email wes.long@ymcahuntsville.org
Phone 256.571.2494
Retreats & Groups

Schedule Your Group’s Next Retreat at YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee is available as a retreat center for groups of all ages and sizes during the months of May, August, September, and October.

Customized group and family packages are available. Our lodging can accommodate small, intimate gatherings or large groups that are up to 160 people. Your all-inclusive retreat includes meals, lodging in our rustic cabins, and a wide array of recreational and educational programming. Day-only retreats are also available.

YMCA Camp Cha-La-Kee hosts family reunions, health and wellness retreats, church groups, book groups, fishing groups, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Adventure Guides – you name it! Everyone is welcome.

Please keep in mind that groups and family retreats are not permitted to use the camp kitchen or cook their own meals. Food service is provided as part of the rental agreement – enjoy and let someone else take care of KP!

Counselors in Training (CIT)
Summer Overnight Camp
Summer Day Camp
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