Summer Camp Details & FAQ
Summer Camp at the Monroe County YMCA
We can't wait to see you this summer! Thank you for your patience as we continue to determine how Monroe County Y Summer Camp will look this year at both our Southeast and Northwest Ys due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We will update our policies as we move closer to summer and receive more direction from our Monroe County Health Department. Please review our FAQs below.
You will find all the information you need to know regarding Summer Camp at the Southeast Y in our Camp Catalog, Parent Guide, and Meet the Counselor Catalog! Please be sure to familiarize yourself with our drop-off and pick-up procedure prior to your first day of camp.
Southeast Y Parent Guide Northwest Y Parent Guide Summer Camp Catalog
Questions, Comments, and Concerns
Please reach out to our camp staff with any questions, suggestions, or concerns you may have before, after, or during summer.
|Summer Camp Contacts|
Camp Arrowhead & Specialty Camp Director
Sports Camp Director
Summer Camp Coordinator - Southeast
Summer Camp Coordinator - Northwest
Are you holding Summer Camp this year?
Yes! We are hosting Summer Camp at both our Southeast and Northwest Ys this year.
Will Southeast Y Summer Camp run?
Yes, Southeast Y Summer Camp will run this year, along with Northwest Y Summer Camp in 2022!
Will Northwest Y Summer Camp run?
Yes! We are excited to hold Northwest Y Summer Camp this year in 2022. We hope you join us, as we bring back Summer Camp to both of our branches!
When will Summer Camp begin?
Summer Camp will begin on Monday, May 23, 2022.
What are your health and safety protocols to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading at Summer Camp?
Camp at our Southeast and Northwest Ys will operate under the policies and procedures as directed by our Monroe County Health Department. Our main priority is to safely serve our youth as long as we’re able to in a way that is healthy for both our campers and staff. Due to the ongoing health pandemic, face masks are optional at the discretion of your family and children.
Please note: our health and safety policies are subject to change per direction by our Monroe County Health Department.
We signed up for a week of camp, but our summer plans have changed. What is your refund or cancellation policy?
If cancellation occurs prior to May 9, you will receive a full refund, not including the weekly deposit of $35.
Any cancellation that takes place after May 9 will result in no refund.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing and submitted to camp leadership:
- Southeast Camp Arrowhead and Specialty Camps: Chelcey Bostic; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Northwest Camp Arrowhead and Specialty Camps: Haley Cook; email@example.com
- Sports Camps at both Southeast and Northwest Ys: Chris Stone; cstone@MonroeCountyYMCA.org
If after May 9, you may transfer your child to another week of camp if space is available for a $15 fee.
Will campers swim during Summer Camp this year?
All camps will swim daily except for Pathfinders at our Southeast Y.
How will I know if there are changes with camps due to the ongoing pandemic?
As we continue to receive summer programming directives from our local government, health department, Y-USA, and CDC, our camps are subject to change. We will adjust our programs as necessary and notify you of any changes as soon as we can. Please join our private Summer Camp Facebook Group or follow our Y on Facebook and Instagram to ensure you're the first to know of any changes.
Why are there two prices listed by each camp?
The first price listed is the discounted rate for Monroe County YMCA members. The second price listed is the standard rate for non-members.
When do Early Bird Rates end?
Early Bird Rates for Camp Arrowhead and Sports Camps will be offered through the end of the day on April 30. Starting May 1, camp rates for Camp Arrowhead and Sports Camps will increase.
The camp I wanted to sign my child up for is full. What are my options?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept names for waitlists.
Who are the Camp Counselors?
Our counselors are wonderful role models, selected based on their experience, attitude, interpersonal skills, and enthusiasm. They genuinely care about the individual development of each camper, and every counselor will serve as a guide to live and work together as a community throughout the summer. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified and are additionally trained in risk management, child abuse prevention, behavior management, character development, and team building.
When will the Meet Your Counselor Night be held?
Meet Your Counselor Night is May 11 from 6:00-7:00 pm at our Southeast Y and May 18 from 6:00-7:00 pm at our Northwest Y. This is a chance for parents and campers to ask questions prior to camp, become familiar with our campgrounds and Y facilities, and of course, meet our camp counselors and leadership staff. We hope you will join us!
What about sunscreen and bug spray?
We ask that you apply the first coat of sunscreen and bug spray at home each morning before coming to camp. Send a bottle of sunscreen and bug spray, labeled with your camper's name, in your camper's backpack so they can reapply throughout the day.
What should my child wear to camp?
Please bring your child to camp in clothes appropriate for getting dirty, playing games, and having fun. Also consider the weather conditions for the day when choosing attire. We recommend wearing shoes that won't easily come off. No sandals, please. Remember to include a swimsuit and towel for your camper as well.
Do I need to provide lunch every day?
Southeast Y: Yes, parents need to pack a lunch for their camper every day. Please don't send food that spoils quickly in the heat. We unfortunately do not have the means to refrigerate lunches.
Northwest Y: RBBCSC is providing FREE breakfast and lunch to all campers beginning Monday, June 6 through Friday, July 20! For campers attending from May 23-Friday, June 3, please pack a healthy, filling lunch that does not require refrigeration.
What happens if there is bad weather?
Can somebody else pick up my child from camp?
Parents will be asked to list anyone eligible to pick up their child when they register for camp. It is the parent’s responsibility to keep the YMCA informed and up-to-date with the appropriate information, such as who can pick up the child and emergency contact information. Photo identification will be required upon pick-up for the safety of all children and families.
What if my child is signed up for more than one camp in a week?
We will make sure that your child is taken to the proper camp when their original camp is finished. It is the parent's responsibility to let the staff know that their child will need supervision to and from the activity. We will also make sure that they have time for their lunch.