A Fort Worth staple since 1890, the YMCA offers a wide variety of programs that focus on building strong kids, families, and communities. All programs are based on the character values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Program offerings include Adventure Guides/Princesses, swimming lessons, afterschool programs, youth and teen programs, art classes, day camps, summer camps, and holiday camps. The Fort Worth YMCA has 12 branches located in Tarrant County, including Camp Carter. Youth sports programs include basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and swimming. Family fitness is a priority and all branches have accommodating child-care hours, so that parents can work out, too.