Summer Day Camp


Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, playing games and splashing in the pool? Y camp, creates and exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. While campers take part in unique experiences and adventures, they're also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills and making lasting friendships and memories. Summer is just around the corner, so register today!

Quicklinks :

Summer Day Camp Brochure
(Note: brochure includes detailed descriptions of all camp offerings and cost.)


Camp Leadership

Derek Schlager
Senior Program Director
Youth Development
Justin Adams
Teen Camp Coordinator
Amy Kusmierz
Preschool Lead
Sara Becker
Unit Leader
Keenan Mueller
Unit Leader


2017 Session Dates

We offer a variety of camps to meet your child's individual interests and needs. Please refer to the camp progrm guide for specific camp listings and for descriptions of activities, dates and fees.

Week Dates
1 June 5-9
2 June 12-16
3 June 19-23
4 June 26-30
5 July 3-7 (no Camp Tuesday July 4)
6 July 10-14
7 July 17-21
8 July 24-28
9 July 31-August 4
10 August 7-11


Registration Dates

Registration begins Wednesday February 1, 2017


Camp Open Houses & Events

Day Camp Open Houses
Saturday February 4, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Saturday April 29, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Healthy Kids Day)

Camp Orientation and Staff Meet & Greet
Thursday June 1, 2017, 6:30-8 p.m.

Camp Talent Show
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 6:30 p.m.



Summer Camp Registration Summer Camp Handbook
Participant Emergency Information Packet Financial Assistance Application


Payment Information

Traditional Full-day, Kindergarten, Preschool and Traveling Teen Camp slots will be held with a $25 non-refundable deposit fee for each camper per weekly session at time of registration. Deposits are applied toward the cost of each session. You will receive a statement in the mail for each session you registered for. Specialty and Sports camps are to be paid in full at time of registration.

Payments are due as follows:

Payment DatesCamp Sessions
May 15

For all June camp sessions (weeks 1-4)

June 15

For all July camp sessions (weeks 5-8)

July 15

For all August camp sessions (weeks 9-10)

Bills not paid by the due dates shown will be
subject to a $30 late fee. Campers who do not
have their fees paid by the Wednesday before the
session will not be allowed to attend camp the
following week until it is paid.
• Cancellations/refunds/credits: Refunds or credits
for a camp are available prior to June 1, 2015
only! However, the deposit of $25 per week for
the full summer camps is a NON-REFUNDABLE
deposit. A $10 registration fee will be deducted
from the refund/credit to all other camps.
• Switching weeks: there will be no option to switch
or transfer camps after the Wednesday of the
week prior to camp in order to maintain staff/
camper ratios needed for safety. A $10 "switching
fee" will be applied.
• All campers must hold a valid YMCA membership
to receive the member rate at time of registration
and must remain valid until August 31, 2015.
• Financial Assistance is made available on a
limited basis for families in need. Applications are
available at the Member Relations Desk during
regular business hours or on our website.
• DHS Child Care Subsidy: we do accept YWCA Child
Care Resource and Action for Children. Depending
on your income, you may be required to complete
this process before


Liability Statement

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago does not carry medical, accidental or loss of personal property insurance for any program participants, due to the fact that it would drastically increase the cost of our program fees. Please review the insurance policies that protect you and your family to be certain that proper coverage is in place.