Summer Camp Details & FAQ
Summer Camp at the Monroe County YMCA
We can't wait to see you this summer! For our FAQs, please view them 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|
Sports Camp Director
Summer Camp Director - Day & Specialty
Northwest Y Summer Camp Coordinator - Day & Specialty
When will Summer Camp begin?
Summer Camp at the Y will begin on Monday, May 22, 2023.
When can I start my Summer Camp Financial Assistance (FA) Application process?
Financial Assistance applications open February 1. CLICK HERE for more information or to register online.
Why are there two prices listed by each camp?
When do Early Bird Rates end?
Early Bird Rates for Day Camp and Sports Camps will be offered through the end of the day on March 31. Starting April 1, camp rates for Day Camps and Sports Camps will increase.
Will campers swim during Summer Camp this year?
Yes! Pathfinders at our Northwest Y will swim once a week on Wednesdays. Full-Day Sports Campers will swim every day, while Half-Day Sports Campers will not be swimming. All other camps will swim every day.
What should I pack for my camper?
PLEASE SEND WITH CAMPER (please label everything):
- Healthy, filling lunch that does not require refrigeration or microwaving
- A healthy snack or two
- Reusable water bottle
- Swimsuit and towel, other swim accessories if needed
- Sunscreen and bug spray (preferably spray bottles)
- Weather-appropriate play clothes that can get dirty
- Close-toed shoes with socks
DO NOT SEND WITH CAMPER:
- Electronics (including cell phones)
- Toys or personal belongings
- Pokémon cards
What happens if there is bad weather?
Where do I go for late drop-off or early pick-up?
Please come to the Front Desk in our lobbies. Our Welcome Center staff will contact Camp Leadership to escort your camper to and from Summer Camp. This includes Day, Specialty, and Sports Camps.
What if my child needs to take medication while at camp?
All medication must be turned in to Leadership Staff in the original container with the label. Emergency medications, such as an EpiPen or inhaler, will be kept with your camper or their assigned counselor.
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 our YMCA Camp Leadership 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.
NOTE: If there is an emergency and you need someone added to your Authorized Pick-Up List, you must email your Camp Leadership with their first and last name and phone number. Photo ID will be required at the time of pick-up to ensure the safety of our campers.
When will the Meet Your Counselor Night be held?
Meet Your Counselor Night is Wednesday, May 17 from 6:00-7:00 pm at both our Southeast and Northwest Ys. 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!
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 1, you will receive a full refund, not including the weekly deposit of $35.
Any cancellation that takes place after May 1 will result in no refund.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing and submitted to camp leadership:
- Camp Arrowhead and Specialty Camps at both Southeast and Northwest Ys: Chelcey Bostic; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sports Camps at both Southeast and Northwest Ys: Chris Stone; cstone@MonroeCountyYMCA.org
If after April 30, you may transfer your child to another week of camp if space is available for a $15 fee.
The camp I wanted to sign my child up for is full. What are my options?
We offer three different types of camps per week: Day Camp, Specialty Camp, and Sports Camp. If one camp is full during that week, we hope that our other options can interest you and your family!