At the heart of the YMCA lies the power to transform—both yourself and the world around you. From our exceptional fitness, personal training, sports and aquatics programs, to our extensive preschool and school-age programs, to our fun family and community events, the Y offers an array of options focused on strengthening bodies, minds and communities.
When you are involved with the Y, you help bring about lasting personal and social change. Whether you want to nurture the potential of children, improve your family’s health, or give back to your neighbors, your involvement with the Y will positively impact your community.
Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, playing games and splashing in the pool? At Y camp, we create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. And while they're taking 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 sign up at the membership desk today!
Zoofari Club with Academic Enrichment- For children age 4 who will be entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018. Camp is offered from 9am-1pm M-F. Extended hours are available from 1-4pm. Parents may choose a 3 or 5 day camp week! Camp leader/camper ratio is 1:6. Campers will learn new interactive outdoor games, make fun and easy crafts, enjoy a special guest or in-house field trip, have wet and crazy time with water tables and water games, learn new songs and have FUN!
Kindergarten Camp with Academic Enrichment - For children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2017. Camp is offered from 9am-4pm M-F. Extended hours are available from 7am-6pm. Help your child transition into their new upcoming school experience. Campers will practice listening skills, conflict resolution, sharing and independence skills within our daily activities. Campers will participate in age-appropriate sports, nature projects, art, dance, swimming and one field trip per week with our Safari Club Camp.
Safari Club Camps - For children entering Gr. 1-8 in Fall 2017. Camp is offered from 8am-5pm M-F. Extended hours are available from 7am-6pm. Parents may choose a 3, 4 or 5 day camp week! Campers will travel four out of five days to a field trip destination such as water parks, amusement parks, museums, mini-golf courses, skating rinks, movie theaters, state parks, forest preserves, the library and many more. We are also proud to be an ACA Explore 30 reading program camp. We have 30 minutes of our day set aside for individual or group reading time to help prevent summer learning loss. Campers get a swim lesson and free swim time every week as well as campers choice activities. Other activities include counselor led crafts, games, group activities and best of all making lasting memories and building new friendships. Academic tutoring will be available for campers before and after camp hours.
Camp E.D.G.E. (Educate, Develop, Give, Experience) - For children entering Gr. 6-9 in Fall 2015. Camp is offered from 9am-4pm. Camp E.D.G.E. teaches responsibility, cooperation, teamwork, leadership, goal setting, problem solving, conflict resolution, and the rewards of giving to others. Youth will participate in supervised volunteer activities at local not-for-profit organizations as well as in experiential learning at challenge courses, rock climbing venues, and high ropes courses. Outdoor adventurous field trips include hiking, water parks and other outdoor activities.
CIT (Counselor-In-Training) - For children entering Gr. 6-8 in Fall 2017. Camp is offered from 9am-4pm in two 4 four week sessions. Extended hours are available. If your child is interested in being a camp counselor some day, this is an opportunity you don't want to miss. This is an advanced program for those who have attended camp for at least one summer. It provides an interactive experiential learning environment. Campers will shadow a senior counselor, assist them in program activities, lessons, field trips and special event days.
Specialty Camps - Specialty one-week camps will be offered in Hip Hop Dance, Jazz Funk, Zumba for Kids, Break Dance, Ballet, Exploring Theatre, Wonders of Science, Kids Cooking, Bricks4Kids Lego Engineering Camps and Young Artists. See our camp catalog for weeks and prices.