Organized Groups at YMCA Camp Letts | YMCA DC

Organized Groups at YMCA Camp Letts

Retreat Center Group Rentals

YMCA Camp Letts is an idyllic multi-purpose rental venue set on the banks of the Rhode River just one mile from the Chesapeake Bay and 30 miles outside of Washington DC. Our facilities are available for rental from September – May for group reservations of all shapes and sizes.

Retreat Center Group Activities Could Include:


Minimum cost per session $150 for up to 15 participants, $10 each additional participant, up to 25 per session.



Description: Learn the basic skills of one of the world’s oldest sports! Our staff will help you develop your skills and you can then practice and improve your aim by shooting at targets with your bow and arrow.


Team Building

Description: Facilitated by our staff, the Team Building- Low Adventure course is designed to bring small groups together and work toward common goals to achieve different challenges. The course is designed to challenge each group physically and mentally.

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Description: Climb 20 feet into the air and then soar down our 250 feet of zip line through our scenic woodlands. This is a great and exhilarating way to enjoy the natural beauty at camp.

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Description: Share a boat with a few of your friends as you paddle along the Rhode River. Learn the basic strokes of canoeing as you navigate the waters surrounding Camp Letts.

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Tie Dye

Description: Take home a handmade souvenir designed with your own creativity. Each participant will tie dye their own Camp Letts t-shirt (provided), a perfect memento!


There are several on-site self-guided activities accessible to all guests.  Maps and instructions can be provided upon request.

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Court & Field Sports

Description: Our group games, led by one of our enthusiastic instructors, are a great way to break the ice and get a team talking. Run, jump, and play your way through a variety of activities, all of which can be adapted to meet your group’s individual needs.

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Coastal Nature Hike

Description: With a Letts staffer to guide your way, explore the coastline, and discover the plants, animals, and landscape of Camp Letts. This program can be adapted to meet the specific educational needs of your group.


Low Ropes Course

Description: Facilitated by our staff, the Team Development – Low Adventure course is designed to bring small groups together and work toward common goals to achieve different challenges. The course is designed to challenge each group physically and mentally.



Description: Enjoy warmth and camaraderie by the fire with your group! Wood and fire starter provided for a fee.


A signed contract and 10% non-refundable deposit are required to fully confirm all reservations.

Activities are subject to availability and are booked on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Any special requests must be in writing and come from the group leader. Please note that the contract specifies lodging, meals, and any add-on activities.

Payment in full is due one week prior to your visit.

Reservations are not guaranteed without a signed contract AND deposit. The deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Camp Letts charges per person for all overnight and daily guests. The guaranteed minimum guest count is the minimum number of guests for which camp will prepare and for which the group is required to pay. Guaranteed minimum guest counts are due 30 days prior to your visit.

Changes in the guaranteed minimum guest count can be made up to 4 weeks prior to a group’s arrival. After that date, the group is required to pay for no fewer guests than the guaranteed minimum. The group’s final headcount (if exceeding the guaranteed minimum #) is due 2 weeks prior to the event.

Every group, large and small, must provide a Certificate of Insurance naming YMCA Camp Letts as an additionally insured, for the amount of $1,000,000 per incident. This must be provided at least two weeks before your group’s arrival to camp.

If alcohol is being served, the group must obtain and provide a liquor license from Anne Arundel County at:

Camp Letts has 3 meeting spaces on site, small and large.

Day groups interested in Camp Letts staff-lead activities require a minimum of $1,000 spend for the day’s events.

One meeting space is included with any overnight-with-meals reservation for 50 guests or more. Groups smaller than 50 guests must rent a meeting space.

See retreat center activities above.

For more information or to inquire about booking an event, please contact