Summer Day Camp


Going to a summer camp is not only a memory that your child will cherish forever, but it also has the potential to change their life. Children today are surrounded by modern technology and that is why now more than ever it is important for children to spend time being immersed in active play and experiential learning opportunities. Summer camp allows your child the opportunity to learn new skills, form meaningful relationships with their peers and learn more about themselves.



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


Welcome to 2017 Summer Day Camp at the Sage YMCA

Welcome to 2017 Summer Day Camp at the Sage YMCA!


Contact Information

Questions? Contact:

Nikki Seemayer: 

815.526.1679 or

701 Manor Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Traditional Camp/Discovery Preschool Camp

We offer a variety of camps to meet your child's individual interests and needs. Camp Sage runs from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted. FREE Extended Care available M-F 6:30-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.


Session Number Dates/Days/Times Weekly Theme
1 June 5-9 Celebrate Summer
2 June 12-16  Spirit Week
3 June 19-23  Halfway to Halloween
4 June 26-30 Olympic Games
5  July 5-7* Red, White, and Blue
6 July 10-14 Waky Water Week
7 July 17-21 Go Green
8 July 24-28 Winter In July
9 July 31-aug 4 Messy Week
10 Aug 7-11 Fun With Fairytales
11 Aug 14-18 Camp Rocks!

Travel Specialty Camp 

Session Number Dates/Days/Times Trip Theme
2 June 12-16
8AM-5PM (M-F) 
Arcade Madness
3 June 19-23
8AM-5PM (M-F) 
Adventure Travel
4 June 26-30
8AM-5PM (M-F) 
Windy City Travel
6 July 10-14
8AM-5PM (M-F) 
Wet N'Wild Waterparks
7 July 17-21
8AM-5PM (M-F)

Arcade Madness

8 July 24-28
8AM-5PM (M-F) 
Adventure Travel
9 July 31-Aug 4 
8AM-5PM (M-F) 
Windy City Travel
10 Aug 7-11
8AM-5PM (M-F) 

Wet N'wild Waterparks

Friday Field Trips



Session 1 June 9: Xtreme Wheels

Session 2 June 16: Nickel City

Session 3 June 23: YMCA Camp Duncan and Buehler YMCA Olympics

Session 4 June 30: Chicago Botanic Gardens

Session 5 July 7: Y Sports Complex

Session 6 July 14: Wheeling Aquatic Center

Session 7 July 21: Camp Carnival with Lattof YMCA- on site

Session 8 July 28:  Sci- Tech Hands on Museum

Session 9 August 4: Poplar Creek Bowl

Session 10 August 11: Enchanted Castle

Session 11 August 18: Regal Cinemas


Friday Field Trips

Session 1 June 9: Spoerl Park

Session 2 June 16: Randall Oaks

Session 3 June 23: Chuck E. Cheese

Session 4 June 30: Prairie View- on site

Session 5 July 7: Y Regal Cinemas

Session 6 July 14: Water Week on site

Session 7 July 21: Camp Carnival- on site

Session 8 July 28: Water Works Water Park

Session 9 August 4:  Veteran’s Acres

Session 10 August 11: Pump It Up

Session 11 August 18: Randall Oaks Animal Ambassador-on site

Registration Dates & Policies

Registration opens January 30, 2017 (Early Bird discount through 4/30/17)

Program fees: download here



Discovery Preschool Camp Registration Packet 
Summer Camp Grades 1-8 Registration Packet


Teen Leaders Program Registration Packet


Important Dates

Welcome 2017 Camp Ice Cream Social
Thursday, June 1, 2017 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m.

Join us for our "Meet the Counselors" information night. This is a great time to have all your questions answered as well as prepare your camper for their first day of camp. We will be accepting any last-minute forms or payments at this time. 

Camp Talent Show
Friday, August 11th, 2017 6:30p.m.

Join us for our camp talent show! Campers with various talents will perform and show off their stuff!


All campers must be registered and paid in full by the Wednesday prior to attending their week of camp.  A $30.00 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp.


Refunds or credits for a camp are available prior to May 30, 2017 only! However, the deposit of $30 per week for the full day camps is a non-refundable deposit. Specialty Camps must be paid in full upon registration.

Financial Assistance

With the YMCA, everyone can afford to keep their kids healthy and safe this summer!

Financial assistance is available for those needing help to pay for camp through Department of Human Services.  If you qualify DHS assistance can be applied for all weeks of summer camp.  Applications for assistance is through Community Coordinated Child Care (4C's) at 815.758.8149 or 800.848.8727, or picked up at Member Service Desk.  You do not have to be a YMCA member to qualify.

If you do not qualify for DHS, you may apply for funds through the Sage YMCA.  Financial assistance is made available on limited basis for families and based on annual income, family size and supported documentation.  Confidential applications are available at the Member Service Desk during regular business hours.  They may also be downloaded from the FORMS page of our website.

If you qualify for financial assistance through DHS you can not apply for additional financial assistance through the YMCA.  You can apply for membership finanical assistance only.

A non-refundable deposit per week is required to hold your child's spot in camp, even if you have applied for DHS or YMCA financial assistance.  This deposit may be applied to your DHS co-pay.

When DHS or YMCA financial assistance are utilized for third party payment by camp families, approval must be recieved PRIOR to a camper starting the program or the family will have to pay the camp fee in full.  Don't wait - apply now!