old camp ocoee photoFriends of YMCA Camp Ocoee

The Friends of YMCA Camp Ocoee assist the camp staff to advance the mission of the YMCA by telling our story in your community.

Since Glenn Ellis brought the first group of boys to the shores of Parksville Lake in 1923, Camp Ocoee has been creating memories for campers, staff, parents, and guests. Whether you are around the corner, down the road, or on the other side of the world, the magic of Ocoee is only a memory away.

Anyone who was a camper, participant, parent, visitor or staff member at YMCA Camp Ocoee anytime from 1923 to present is considered a Friend of YMCA Camp Ocoee.
Sign up now to join the Friends of YMCA Camp Ocoee Association and keep up with the latest Ocoee news.  

Friends of YMCA Camp Ocoee Contact Form

YMCA Camp Ocoee Friends Receive:

  • Newsletter (quarterly)
  • Invitations to special events
  • Reconnect with old friends, plus opportunities to make new friends
  • Volunteer Opportunities

After completing the contact form visit our Friends of YMCA Camp Ocoee Facebook  page. This is a closed group so you will need to request to join. Also be sure to "Like" our YMCA Camp Ocoee Facebook page.

Ocoee Alumni Committee
With our Centennial Celebration coming in 2023 we are creating an Alumni Committee to assist with alumni development.  We will meet quarterly via conference call and email. This committee will assist with alumni identification, alumni gatherings, alumni communications and planning for our Centennial Celebration in 2023.  If you are willing to serve on this committee please contact B.J. at 423-338-5588 or bdavis@ymcachattanooga.org.

Send A Kid to Camp
Please consider making a gift that will impact a child forever. Your gift will be used to ensure over 300 families, no matter their ability to pay, are able to experience Camp Ocoee. Visit our Give to YMCA Camp Ocoee page for more information.

Become a Steward of the Spirit!  Members of the Stewards of the Spirit commit to giving a specific amount each month to ensure that no one is turned away from participating in our programs because of an inability to pay.

Friends of YMCA Camp Ocoee Family Camp
Have you been looking for your opportunity to relive your Ocoee days?  Bring your family to the Fourth Annual Friends of Camp Ocoee Family Camp.

Friends Volunteer Opportunities
Spring Volunteer Work Weekend
Every spring, volunteers help ready camp for the summer by painting buildings, cleaning cabins, preparing trails, and much more.  Of course the event is free to families.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities 
Check here to sign up to volunteer on one of the 8 Check-in days through the summer.