Camp Details & FAQ
Summer Camp & COVID-19
Thank you for your patience as we continue to determine how Monroe County Y Summer Camp will look this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We have been researching best practices to ensure the health of our staff and campers. While we want to still provide a camp experience this year, we must proceed with extreme caution based on the guidelines established by the CDC, Monroe County Health Department, our insurance company, and Y-USA. Based on these directives, this means we are holding a restructured Summer Camp at our Southeast Y only.
You will find all the information you need to know regarding Summer Camp at the Southeast Y in our Camp Catalog and Parent Guide! 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 Summer Camp Catalog
Summer Camp Waitlist
As of April 26, 2021, we are only accepting registrations for our Summer Camp waitlists as all available spots are currently filled. We strongly encourage you to still register your camper in case spots become available throughout the summer, such as if families’ plans change and have to cancel their registration. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience!
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|
Summer Camp Director
Summer Camp Coordinator
Summer Camp Coordinator
Are you still holding Summer Camp this year?
Yes! However, Summer Camp will proceed with special policies and procedures due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Please click on the FAQs below for more details about each camp.
As we continue to receive summer programming directives, 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 follow us on Facebook and Instagram for timely updates, and review our camp catalog for the most-up-to-date information before the start of camp.
Will Southeast Y Summer Camp run?
Yes, Southeast Y Summer Camp will be the only camp to run this year in an effort to thoroughly implement safety protocols at one facility. We hope to bring back Northwest Y Summer Camp in 2022!
Will Northwest Y Summer Camp run?
Unfortunately, no, Northwest Y Summer Camp will not run this year. In an effort to safely and thoroughly implement safety protocols at one facility, we’re holding our camp programming at our Southeast Y only. We hope to bring back Northwest Y Summer Camp in 2022!
When will Summer Camp begin?
Summer Camp will begin on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
What are your health and safety protocols to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading at Summer Camp?
Camp at our Southeast Y will operate under the same policies and procedures we implemented last year due to the ongoing pandemic. 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.
Here is an overivew of our health and safety policies:
- We are only offering camp at our Southeast Y this year in an effort to thoroughly implement safety protocols at one facility (with the exception of two Specialty Camps at our Northwest Y).
- Face masks must be worn by campers and staff while outside if social distancing is not possible.
- When walking to-and-from the pool inside the Y facilities, all campers and staff must wear a face mask, including while on the pool deck. Masks must be removed prior to entering the water.
- During rain days, face masks will be required, as campers will be inside the Y facility.
- We encourage you to provide two face masks for your camper each day in the event that a mask gets too dirty or is lost.
- Our camp groups are limited in size this year and will be divided into small pods to help keep social circles as small as possible.
- Temperature checks and a short health screen for each camper will be conducted at drop off each morning.
- Equipment will be sanitized before and after each use.
- Campers and staff are to wash hands upon arrival and will have regular hand-washing breaks throughout the day.
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. Can I request a refund?
If a refund is requested before April 1, you will receive a full refund not including the weekly deposit of $35. You may transfer your child to another week of camp, if space is available, for a $10 fee.
If a refund is requested after April 1, your request must be submitted in writing to the camp leadership team prior to the first day of the session for which your camper is registered. Refunds will be issued by camp leadership on a case-by-case basis.
Deposits are non-refundable or transferable.
Our Welcome Center Staff cannot issue refunds.
Will campers swim during Summer Camp this year?
All camps will swim daily except for Safe Sitter Camp.
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?
You can be put on a wait list for the camp you and your child are interested in. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you by phone. If you are no longer interested in your wait-listed camp, please contact the Y and ask to have your name removed from the wait list.
When will the Meet Your Counselor Night be held?
Meet Your Counselor Night is May 26 from 6:00-7:00 pm at our Southeast Y. This is a chance for parents and campers to ask questions prior to camp, become familar 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?
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.
What happens if there is bad weather?
If bad weather occurs during camp, camp will be moved into the Y facility. See our Camp Catalog or Parent Guide for rainy day drop-off and pick-up procedures.
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.