The YMCA’s Summer Day Camp is Full of Surprises

Camp themes extend far beyond swimming and sports. Creative options like Mad Scientist, Pokemon, cooking, Jr. Lifeguard and more shake up the traditional day camp experience.

Summer Day Camp at the Y: What you might know already


You probably know the Y is a fun and safe place offering summer day camps with tons of fun activities indoor and out for preschool and elementary ages and pre-teens and teens. You don’t have to be a member of the Y to send your child to day camp, though members receive discounted rates.

And because the Y stands for youth development and healthy living, it’s a given they’d offer sports camps for baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and swimming — and even dance and cheerleading. All camps are led by well-trained and energetic counselors who are great with kids.

What you have to see to believe:

Ymca2(1)Summer day camp at the Y is centered around improving the well-being of children. They take a strong stance in encouraging each child’s individuality and intentionally focus on three areas of development: friendships, accomplishment and belonging. Kids feel welcome and free to express who they are, and are challenged to be their best. Campers have fun exploring, discovering new talents, gaining independence and meeting new friends.

Aside from what you might believe as fun-filled traditional day camp, the Y offers even more categories like sports, specialty—where your camper will build new skills and themed camps where kids can dive into their passions or explore something new. Here is a snapshot of these creative and fun summer camp options:

  • Mad Scientist
  • Superhero Adventure
  • Space Trip
  • Fashion
  • Minecraft™
  • Dance
  • Fairy Tales
  • Field Trippin’
  • STEM
  • Cooking
  • Drama
  • Pokemon™
  • Animal Expedition
  • Fitness
  • Jr. Lifeguard
  • Art
  • Lego®
  • And many more!

Handy Camp Finder Tool

It’s easy to use the YMCA Program Search Tool to find great camps at branches near you. You can filter by age, date, price, location and theme/interest.

A Peek Inside Camp Life at the Y