Camp Reed Branch

Welcome to YMCA Camp Reed!

The Mission of YMCA Camp Reed

Our mission is to enhance personal growth, Christian values, and a sense of community in a safe wilderness setting. Through active participation in unique challenges and new relationships, Camp Reed transforms ideals into lasting behaviors. We embrace and teach the YMCA’s core values of respect, honesty, responsibility, and caring.


We are proud to have YMCA Camp Reed accredited by the  American Camp Association, which means that we care enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of our operation, a comprehensive process covering everything from staff qualifications and training to emergency management.

American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at our camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Camps and ACA form a partnership that promotes growth and fun in an environment committed to safety.

Contact Us

YMCA Camp Reed – Spokane Office

1126 N Monroe
Spokane, WA  99201
509 777 9622
Fax:  509 343 4096
Executive Director
Carly “Calypso” Garras
Program Director
Ben “Rocket” Branson
Office Assistant
Alex “Battle Ax” Russell
Rental Host
Nicki “Doodle” Watt 
Challenge Course Coordinator
Property Manager
Bob “BammBamm” Watt

Spend an unforgettable summer on the shores of Fan Lake! Every year, YMCA Camp Reed hires for over 50 summer positions, including counselors, cooks, leadership staff, and more. If you are interested in living outside of the box of conventional summer jobs, consider joining us on the 555 for a summer of personal growth and discovery. Hiring for summer begins in November, check the Careers tab for more information.

What do staff do? We create a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment by supervising Camp Reed campers ranging in age from 5-15. We nurture campers’ appreciation for the outdoors, support them in building strong friendships and values and foster an enriching camp experience. Together, we provide high-quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for participants that focus on the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Our summer season typically starts in early June and runs through mid-August.

Summer 2023 Applications are OPEN NOW through January 20, 2023! APPLY TODAY!

From Spokane travel north to the Division Y and veer right onto Newport Highway (US 2) towards Riverside.

Drive through Riverside.

After entering Pend Oreille County (big sign), watch for Nicholson Road. Turn left at Nicholson Road.

Stay left on Fan Lake Road as it turns to dirt and winds down to Fan Lake (approx 1.2 miles). Be cautious of two-way traffic on the narrow, hairpin curves.

The Camp Reed entrance is on the right just after you pass the lake

Allow for one hour travel time from Spokane. Parking is only permitted in the lodge parking lot. Vehicles are permitted within camp property only to load and unload your belongings; then they must be moved to the parking lot. If special assistance is needed, please just let us know.

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