At the YMCA we know it's important for kids to have fun. We also know it's most important kids are safe and feel comfortable to participate and develop throughout the summer.
Browse our location-specific Parent Guides and our Summer Camp Catalog to find all the information you need to know regarding Summer Camp at the Y! Please contact Southeast Y Youth & Sports Director, Esther Habimana-Griffin, if you have any questions.
We are excited to offer complimentary AM Extended Day beginning at 7:30 am to any camper, age four and up, enrolled in a morning camp. Camp Staff will escort children from Extended Day to their camp. Of course, you can still drop your child off at their regular camp site starting at 9:00 am. No registration required.
|Weekly Morning Hours||Weekly Afternoon Hours|
|Times||7:30 am-8:45 am||3:15 pm-6:00 pm|
|Included if camper is enrolled in a
9:00 AM camp and is 4 years of age
|Weekly Afternoon Rate: $40/$45
Daily Afternoon Rate: $15/$20
Please feel free to reach out to our camp staff with any questions, suggestions, or concers you may have before, after, or during summer.
|Northwest Camp||Southeast Camp|
Northwest Y Youth & Sports Director
Southeast Y Youth & Sports Director
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.
The camp I wanted to sign my child up for is full. What are my options?
You may 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 are no longer interested in your wait-listed camp, please contact the Y and ask to have your name removed from the wait list.
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 if your camper will be swimming that day.
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. Designated drop-off and pick-up areas for your camper will be posted in the lobby.
Can somebody else pick up my child from camp?
The only way another person may pick up your child from camp is if you have listed them as an authorized pick-up person at the time of registration.
We signed up for a week of camp, but our summer plans have changed. What now?
If you wish to cancel your camper's registration before April 30, you will receive a full refund. After April 30, you may transfer your child to another week of camp if space is available for a $10 fee. Cancellations after April 30 will be given no refund. Due to the popularity of the camps and our important counselor/camper ratio, cancellations will only be considered if there are children on the waiting list. Any cancellation request after April 30 must be submitted in writing to Chris Stone or Esther Habimana-Griffin prior to the first day of the session for which your child is signed up. Welcome Center staff cannot issue a refund.
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.