Summer Day Camp


Looking for a place to bring your children for summer fun? South Side YMCA is the place to be. Summer Day Camp provides healthy games and activities, swimming, field trips, friendship and most of all fun!

Quicklinks :

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


Contact Information

Questions? Contact us at 773-947-0700 

Session Dates


Turtle Camp 5 Years Old
Week Dates Themes

June 13-17

Treasure Island Week
2 June 20-24 Journey to the Jungle
3 June 27-July 1 All Star Week
4 July 5-8 Stars & Stripes Week
5 July 11-15 Wet and Wild Week
6 July 18-22 Camp Spirit Week
7 July 25-29 Under the Sea
8 August 1-5 Everyday is a Holiday
9 August 8-12 Super Hero
10 August 15-19 The Great Outdoors
11 August 22-26 "Y" end Camp


Adventure Camp 6-12 Years Old
Week Dates Themes

June 13-17

Jammin' in the Jungle
2 June 20-24 Rockin Red Hot Summer
3 June 27- July 1 Game Show Media
4 July 5-8 All Star Week
5 July 11-15 Wet and Wild Week
6 July 19-22 Camp Spirit Week
7 July 25-29 Treasure Island
8 August 1-5 Everyday is a Holiday
9 August 8-12 Rollin out the Red Carpet
10 August 15-19 Super Soakin Showdown
11 August 22-26 "Y" Talent Week

Specialty Camps

"Y" Pop Stars Camp

Sending your young performer to Y Pop Star Camp. Learning beginning to intermediate warm-ups, acting, scene work and audition skills. Your child will leave camp with his or her very own monologue to start auditioning with.  Let your shining star come spend the day singing, dancing and much more! 

Age Dates M/NM Hours
7-15 Yrs June 27-August 12 $155/$175 9AM-4PM 

 Cheer & Pom Pom Camp

Bring your child to Cheer & Pom Pom Camp where your child will get involved in a variety of componets of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for our sports teams at games or to participate in cheerleading competitions.

Age Dates M/NM Hours
7-15 Yrs July 11-July 15 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-15 Yrs July 18-22



7-15 Yrs July 25-29 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-15 Yrs August 1-5 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-15 Yrs August 8-12 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-15 Yrs August 15-19  $155/$175 9AM-4PM

Junior Lifeguarding Camp

The Junior Lifeguard class is a great way to introduce lifesaving skills to young people. THe class is taught by our lifeguard staff and lifeguard trainers. Topics covered include water safety, basic water resuces, CPR & rescue breathing and first aid. Participants must be able to swim at a minnow/starfish level or above.

Age Dates M/NM Hours
7-15 Yrs June 27-July 1 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-15 Yrs August 1-5 $155/$175 9AM-4PM


Wet-N-Wild Camp

Keep cool in the pool this summer while getting a little wet-n-wild in the pool.  Campers will learn a variety of water sports and games, participate in daily swim lessons, learn water safety and many more fun activities.

Age Dates M/NM Hours
5-12 Yrs July 11-15 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
5-12 Yrs July 18-22 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
5-12 Yrs July 25-29 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
5-12 Yrs August 8-12 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
5-12 Yrs August 15-19 $155/$175 9AM-4PM

 YBA Summer Camp

Your child will have a basketball experience unlike any other. In addition to providing each participant with basic fundamentals, YBA will also offer teamwork, lifeskills, guest speakers and so much more!

Age Dates M/NM Hours
7-13 Yrs June 20-24 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-13 Yrs June 27- July 1 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-13 Yrs July 5-8 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-13 Yrs July 11-15 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-13 Yrs July 18-22 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-13 Yrs July 25-29 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-13 Yrs August 1-5 $155/$175 9AM-4PM
7-13 Yrs August 8-12 $155/$175 9AM-4PM

 Summer Multi-Sports

Our famous multi sports camp provides campers with a fun-packed and enjoyable time in an environment where they develop a wider range of sporting skills, experiencing 5-6 sports in one week. They will develop teamwork and interpersonal skills. Teams rotate sports throughout the week and participate in at least three sports per day. Each week concludes with an exciting day of field day competitions. Sports include golf, flag football, soccer, baseball, basketball and volleyball.

Dates Age M/NM
July 11-15 8-15 $155/$175
Aug 15-19 8-15 $155/$175

Registration Dates: Registration for all camps begins February 1 - April 25th, 2016. Late Registration is after April 27th, 2016.


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Don't Miss These Dates!

Heathly Kids Day

Saturday, April 30th, 2016 10:00-1:00PM

Free for everyone! Come out and bring a friend or two.

Camp Play Day

Saturday, May 7th, 2016 9:00-1:00PM

Join us for a sneak peak of a day at summer camp.

Mandatory Parent Orientation

Saturday, May 28th, 2016 12:30-1:30PM

Thursday, June 2th, 2016 6:30-7:30PM

Thursday, June 23th, 2016 6:30-7:30PM

Payment and Financial Aid Information

For all campers, a $45 per family ($10 for each additional child) registration fee is due upon registration.There will be a $25 deposit due for each week your child is registered for camp, which will be credited toward your weekly camp fees. The balance of your fee is due no later than 7:30pm the Friday before the following week of camp begins. A $25 late fee will be assessed for payments made after Friday. Your child will not be allowed in camp if fees are not paid. All deposits and fees are non-refundable.

*Checks for camp payments are not accepted 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 day camps is a non-refundable deposit. Specialty Camps must be paid in full upon registration. If you fail to meet the cancellation deadline, you will be responsible for payment in full, regardless of attendance.


Financial Assistance

Due to our limited YMCA scholarship money, we require all families in need of financial assistance to first request forms from Action for Children (previously known as Day Care Action Council) at 312.823.1100. You can also pick up signed Action for children applications at the South Side YMCA Member Service Desk. Families are responsible for submitting their own applications.

All certificates of approval must be submitted by May 1 to ensure that you will be eligible prior to the beginning of camp.

*Please note: Action for Children does not cover all fees due. You will be responsible for all fees not covered by Action for Children. If you are denied assistance from Action for Children, you are welcome to pick up the YMCA Scholarship Packet from the Member Service Desk. Financial assistance from the YMCA is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon filling out the YMCA packet, you need to return the completed forms to the South SIde YMCA.