1990-2000: Continued Growth

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As the nineties progressed, the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth continued to expand for its fast-growing community and to refurbish and expand some of its existing treasures.  One of the biggest: Camp Carter YMCA.  A capital campaign was begun in 1997 to raise $4.5 million for expansion and renovation at Camp Carter.  During the campaign, some interesting collaborations were begun.  A trade was established with Castleberry ISD to allow them to build a baseball stadium on Camp Carter’s property; the new equestrian center was built behind it and accessable by the same road. Camp Carter also added new cabins, a new retreat center and renovations to the dining hall and office.

Ground Breaking for Castleberry Baseball Fields

Ground Breaking for Castleberry Baseball Fields near Camp CarterCamp Carter YMCA Retreat Center after it was built in late 1990s

Camp Carter YMCA Retreat Center

Camp Carter YMCA Retreat Center after it was built in late 1990s


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Welcome to the blog celebrating the 120-year history of the YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth. In this blog, we will have information for those interested in history, Fort Worth or the YMCA – month by month, decade by decade.

Were you a YMCA member or participant years ago? Do you remember camp outs at Camp Carter or swimming at the Downtown Y? We invite you to share your YMCA memories in this blog – let us know what you remember or what you enjoy most now as a member of the YMCA. We can’t wait to hear from you!