Summer Day Camp


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Camp Leadership

Derek Schlager
Senior Program Director
Youth Development
Katie Trchka
Childcare Coordinator


2018 Session Dates

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

Week Dates
1 May 29-June 1
2 June 4-8
3 June 11-15
4 June 18-22
5 June 25-29
6 July 2-6 (no camp Wednesday, July 4)
7 July 9-13
8 July 16-20
9 July 23-27
10 July 30-August 3
11 August 6-10


Registration Dates

Registration opens Thursday, February 1, 2018.

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Specialty, Sport and LIT Camps are not avaliable to register online — registration must be completed in person at our Member Relations Desk. Click here for a printable registration form.

Camp Open Houses & Events

Day Camp Open Houses
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday, April 20, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Healthy Kids Day)

Camp Orientation and Staff Meet & Greet
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m.

Camp Talent Show
Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 6:30 p.m.


Summer Day Camp Registration Form Automatic Payment Form (Draft)
Participant Emergency Information Packet Financial Assistance Application
Summer Camp Parent Handbook  

Payment Information

Traditional, Kindergarten, Preschool, and 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 must be paid in full at time of registration.

Payments are due as follows:

Payment Dates Camp Sessions
May 15

For all June camp sessions (weeks 1-5)

June 15

For all July camp sessions (weeks 6-9)

July 15

For all August camp sessions (weeks 10-11)

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.