Elmhurst Summer Day Camp


Camp Leadership

Derek Schlager
Senior Program Director
Youth Development

Katie Trchka
Youth Program Manager


2019 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 28-May 31 (Cancelled due to D205 make-up days)
2 June 3-7
3 June 10-14
4 June 17-21
5 June 24-28
6 July 1-4 (no camp July 4)
7 July 8-12
8 July 15-19
9 July 22-26
10 July 29-August 2
11 August 5-9


Registration Dates

Members: January 14, 2019
Non-members: January 21, 2019

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LIT Camps are not avaliable to register online — registration must be completed in person at our Member Relations Desk.

Camp Open Houses & Events

Day Camp Open Houses
Saturday, February 2, 2019, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Healthy Kids Day)

Camp Luau and Staff Meet & Greet
Thursday, May 23, 2019, 6:30-8 p.m.

Camp Talent Show
Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m.


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

Payment Information

Traditional, Kindergarten, Teen and LIT 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 (unless you sign up for direct deposit). Specialty and Sport Camps and Preschool Enrichment must be paid in full at time of registration.

Payments are due as follows:


The refund/payment policies stated above are strictly enforced to allow completion of camp preparation.

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.

Financial Assistance

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. All camp financial aid applications should be returned in to the YMCA by March 1st to be considered for the 2019 camp season.

*Please note that financial assistance does not apply towards Specialty Camps.

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.