life of impact

What if one experience can change everything?




Riley’s Catch exists to empower students to live greater lives by using the outdoors in building strong hearts, minds, and bodies.

Riley Laymon was a student with a vision to share his love of God, fishing, and the outdoors. Prior to a tragic truck accident that claimed his life in early 2012, Riley was working on a plan to start a high school bass fishing program in North Carolina. He envisioned a fishing team and club that offered students a fun, safe place to belong.

Founded by his parents, Tom and Lisa Laymon, Riley's Catch encourages students to dedicate themselves to being exceptional friends, embracing faith and loving beyond themselves, and pursuing the challenge of fishing and outdoor adventure.

Since 1936, YMCA Camp Thunderbird has had a long history of helping teens discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of adult mentors who care about them and believe in their potential. 

That's why YMCA Camp Thunderbird, part of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, is a premier destination for next generation leadership development.

YMCA Camp Thunderbird
1 Thunderbird Ln
Lake Wylie, SC 29710