Summer Day Camp

Fry Family YMCA Summer Camp Starts in

Professionally trained staff and ACA accredited. Learn more below and register today!

The YMCA has a long history of providing summer camp experiences for children. Summer camp provides many benefits such as increased confidence, an emphasis on fun, physical learning, social development, an opportunity to strengthen friendships, learning how to play and the growth of mind, spirit and body.



Summer Camp Schedule


Camps by Grade

Register for the grade your child will be entering this Fall.

Day Camps
Zoofari Club
May 27-Aug 9
Kindergarten Camp
May 27-Aug 9
Safari Club
Jun 3*-Aug 16
Camp E.D.G.E.
Jun 3-7*;Jun 17-21;Jul 1-3;Jul 15-19
Counselor in Training (CIT)
Jun 10-Jul 5; Jul 15-Aug 9
Sports Camps
Jun 17-20; Jul 15-18; Jul 29-Aug 1
Jun 24-27; Jul 8-11; Aug 3-8

*Fees may change for June 3-7 if there are snow days that extend the school year in District 204.


Specialty Camps by Age

Register for the age your child will be on the first day of camp.



Day Camps Schedules and Fees


Sample schedule for Kindergarten & Safari Club Camps*

7 a.m.
and drop off
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
Workshops/Group Games
12 p.m.
1 p.m.
Workshops/Group Games
4 p.m.
Pick-up begins

*Camp schedules may change depending on availability and daily activities

Camp Fee Includes

  • YMCA Summer Camp T-Shirt
  • Transportation to and from all Field Trips
  • Recreational swim time
  • All the fun your camper can handle!

What to Bring to Camp

  • 1 nut free Lunch
  • 2 Healthy Snacks
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Swimsuit and Cap
  • Towel
  • Gym Shoes and Socks
  • Sunscreen

Please note electronics and personal sporting equipment or games are not allowed at camp. Money is only allowed on field trip days if parents are notified prior.


Session Dates

Week Theme
Zoofari Club
Kindergarten Camp
Safari Club 1&2
Dates Payment due in full
1 Camp Superheros —NO CAMP— May 27-31 May 15
2 Aloha Week Aloha Week June 3-7 May 15
3 Out of this World Out of this World June 10-14 May 15
4 Animal Planet Animal Planet June 17-21 May 15
5 Magnificently Messy Magnificently Messy June 24-28 May 15
6 Party in the USA
(No Camp July 4&5)
Party in the USA
(No Camp July 4&5)
July 1-3 June 15
7 Y Olympics Y Olympics July 8-12 June 15
8 Wet n' Wild Wet n' Wild July 15-19 June 15
9 Around the World in 5 Days Around the World in 5 Days July 22-26 June 15
10 Y's Got Talent Y's Got Talent July 29-August 2 July 15
11 Mad Scientist Mad Scientist August 5-9 July 15
12 —NO CAMP— Camp Superheros August 12-16 July 15


Zoofari Club

Dates: May 27-August 9
Ages: 3-4 years old, entering kindergarten in Fall next year
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Camp Hours: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Fee: Member: $89/w; Non-member: $119/w
Parent Information Night: Tuesday, May 21, 6-7 p.m.

Zoofari Club is for children in pre-K to introduce them to an amazing summer camp experience as well as refresh what they already know from their preschool experience or to expose them to a new kind of learning environment. Zoofari Club is now licensed under DCFS and adheres to appropriate state standards of preschools.

As if going to camp wasn’t enough fun, Zoofari Club is overflowing with activities such as learning new interactive outdoor games, making fun and easy creative art experiences, enjoying a special guest or in-house field trip and making new friends while learning to socialize independently. Your child will also play with the sensory/water tables, learn new songs and most of all have fun with other preschoolers they may already know!

Campers need to bring a nut-free lunch in an insulated lunch bag, 2 healthy snacks, and a water bottle daily. Every camper will receive two camp t-shirts. T-shirts are distributed on the first day of camp. Zoofari Club is held in an air-conditioned preschool classroom with easy access to the outdoor playground.

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Kindergarten Camp with Academic Enrichment

Dates: May 27-August 9
Ages: Entering Kindergarten in Fall this year
Days: Monday-Friday
Camp Hours: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fee: Member: $175/w (3 days) $225/w (5 days); Non-member: $205/w (3 days) $225/w (5 days)
Parent Information Night: Wednesday, May 22, 6-7 p.m.

Kindergarten Camp is a perfect way to help young children transition into their future school experience. Children will practice listening skills, conflict resolution, sharing and independence skills within our daily activities. Kindergarten Camp includes age-appropriate sports, nature projects, art, dance, swimming and one field trip a week with Safari Club Campers. We strive to create exciting activities while providing a safe and fun learning environment.

Campers need to bring a nut-free lunch in an insulated lunch bag, 2 healthy snacks, and a water bottle daily. Every camper will receive two t-shirts. Additional -shirts are available for a fee. T-shirts are distributed on the first day of camp.

Extended Care Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m , Fee: Members $12 per day / Non-members: $24 per day

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Safari Club Camp

Dates: June 3-August 16
Ages: Safari Club 1: Entering 1st to 4th grade; Safari Club 2: Entering 5th to 8th grade
Days: Monday-Friday
Camp Hours: Drop off: 7-9 a.m., Pick-up: 4-6 p.m.
Fee: Member: $185/w (3 days), $225/w (4 days), $250/w (5 days); Non-member: $205/w (3 days), $255/w (4 days), $280/w (5 days)
Parent Information Night:
Returning Campers: Wednesday, May 29, 6:15-7 p.m.; Thursday, May 30, 6:15-7 p.m.
New Campers: Wednesday, May 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 30, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Safari Club Campers travel 4 out of 5 days to a field trip destination such as water parks, amusement parks, museums, mini-golf courses, skating rinks, movie theaters, state parks, forest preserves, and the library. We go all over the Chicagoland area and Western Suburbs! Every week you will be given a weekly schedule of where we’re going, activities, and what to bring, these also can be found on our website. We will provide weekly schedules for trips every Wednesday prior to the following week. Some field trips examples are, the Chicago Museum’s, Philips Water Park, a theatre production, Shedd Aquarium, a Chicago sports team game, Six Flags Great America (Safari 2 only) and 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.

Safari Club campers will get one swim instruction day and a free swim day every week at the Fry Family YMCA pool as well as “Campers’ Choice” activities which may include a combination of sports, hip hop dance, Zumba, fun yoga and much more. Other activities include counselor-led creative art experiences, team building games, group activities and best of all making lasting memories and building new friendships!

Bring yourself, your enthusiasm and lots of energy! Campers also need to bring 2 healthy snacks, 1 sack lunch, and 1 water bottle every day. No lunches will be provided by Safari Club. A one-piece swimsuit for girls and swim trunks for boys and towel is needed on swim days and water park days.

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Camp E.D.G.E.

Dates: June 10- July 26
Ages: Entering 8th or 9th grade
Days: Monday-Friday
Camp Hours: Drop off: 7-9 a.m., Pick-up: 4-6 p.m.
Fee: Member: $225/week; Non-member: $255/week

Camp E.D.G.E. teaches responsibility, cooperation, teamwork, leadership, goal setting, problem-solving, conflict resolution and the rewards of giving to others. Your child will leave with a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem will follow them through school, work and beyond. 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 including hiking, water parks, and other outdoor activities will round out their experience.

Volunteer: Community Historical Center, Food Pantry, Senior Living Residence, Children’s Activity Center.

Volunteer hours: If campers would like to receive credit at their school for their volunteer hours spent in Camp E.D.G.E., please bring the necessary form to be completed and signed by the YMCA Camp Director.

Field trips: Hiking, Water Park, Experiential Learning Center, Community Service.

Highlight: One Camp E.D.G.E. field trip will be spent at Camp Duncan. Camp Duncan is one of the Y’s resident camps in Ingleside, IL. Campers will experience what our resident camps look like and also participate in archery, high ropes course, canoeing swimming and of course enjoying the Blob! Campers must be registered for the entire week when Camp Duncan is offered.

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Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

Dates: Session 1: June 10-July 5; Session 2: July 15-August 9
Ages: Entering 9th or 10th grade

Days: Monday-Friday
Camp Hours: Drop off 7-9 a.m., Pick-up 4-6 p.m.
Fee: Member: $375/session; Non-member: $405/session

Counselor In Training (CIT) is a program for teens desiring future leadership roles as summer camp counselors at YMCA camps. The CIT program is an advanced program for those who have attended camp for at least one summer. The training provides an interactive experiential learning environment for teens going into grades 9 and 10. The philosophy behind the program is to provide an inside view into how camp runs, and the responsibilities of the leadership behind camp. CITs will learn much of the same material covered during our summer seasonal staff training and they will “shadow” a senior counselor, assisting them in program activities, lessons, field trips

Note: Please pick up your CIT application folder at the Fry Family YMCA (2120 W. 95th Street, Naperville, IL) Member Service Desk after April 1, 2019, or you can download the PDF from the camp webpage at Once we receive your completed packet, we will contact you about next steps for this program.

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Specialty Camps

Our specialty add-on camps offer unique opportunities where campers will participate in activities specific to their camp. Each week, campers will participate in activities specific to each camp theme.


Art Explorers

Dates: June 10-14
Ages: 6-12
Camp Hours: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: Member: $98; Non-member: $128

Children will explore different themes each day, creating works in a variety of media (clay, drawing, painting, paper). Projects incorporate educational enrichment with the arts. Themes include:

  • Monday - Clay & Mosaic
  • Tuesday - Pop Art
  • Wednesday - Around the World
  • Thursday - Paper Creations
  • Friday - Animals in Art

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Mad Science Camp

Dates: Jun 24-28
Ages: 5-10
Camp Hours: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: Member: $65; Non-member: $95

We'll have a blast learning how science can be messy and fun! Campers will do some great messy science experiments such as slime, obelisk, volcanoes and more. Come prepared to make a mess!

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YMCA littleBits™ Camp

Dates: July 8-12
Ages: 8-11
Camp Hours: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: Member: $108; Non-member: $138

littleBits™ is a STEAM program focused on unlocking the inner scientist in every young person. Campers will go through a complete scientific journey broken into four stages: invention cycle, guided challenges, open challenges, and youth-driven challenges. During this process, youth will foster problem-solving and critical thinking skills, all while having fun with science topics. littleBits is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Common Core State Standards.

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Red Cross Babysitting Training Camp

Dates: July 15-19
Ages: 11+
Camp Hours: 10 a.m.-Noon
Fee: Member: $85; Non-member: $115

This camp introduces kids to babysitting basics. Topics such as child development, safety, and handling emergencies are just a few of the topics that will be covered. Fun activities, group discussions, and interactive stations that allow the campers to actively participate will also be part of this camp.

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DIY Camp

Dates: July 22-26
Ages: 9-11
Camp Hours: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Fee: Member: $98; Non-member: $128

In this camp, we will work with a variety of mediums, duct tape, recycled materials and much more! Your child will engage their creative side while creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces!

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Basketball Clinics

Dates: Jun 17-20, Jul 15-18, Jul 29-Aug 1
Ages: Grades 1st-8th
Days: Monday-Thursday
Hours: Graders 1st-4th: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Graders 5th-8th: 1-3 p.m.
Fee: Member: $70/w; Non-member: $120/w

Learn the skills of basketball in a fun, non-competitive environment. Basic skills will be taught, and more advanced instruction will be given as the children progress. Groups will be divided based on age and skill level.

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Volleyball Summer Prep Clinics

Dates: Jun 24-27, Jul 8-11, Aug 5-8
Ages: Grades 3rd-8th
Days: Monday-Thursday
Hours: Grades 3rd-5th: 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Grades 6th-8th: 1-3 p.m.
Fee: Member: $70/w; Non-member: $120/w

This clinic is designed for girls and boys in grades 3-8. Your child will be introduced to the basic skills of volleyball such as passing, setting, and serving.

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Full Day Sports Camp

Dates: June 10-14, August 5-9
Ages: 6-12
Days: Monday-Friday
Hours: Drop off: 7-9 a.m., Pick-up: 4-6 p.m.
Fee: Member: $190/w; Non-member: $230/w

Full Day sports is what you have been missing! This active camp revolves around sports and staying active. Participants will meet at Naperville YMCA and be bused to Calvary Church in Naperville. Activities may include Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, and Swimming. Each week will have a theme that the sports for that week will revolve around. Don't miss out on an exciting summer of Fun!

Week Dates Theme
3 June 10-14 Take me out to the Ball Game
4 June 17-21 All Ball
5 June 24-28 Challenge Week
6 July 1-3* Party in the USA
7 July 8-12 Olympic
8 July 15-19 Wild and Crazy
9 July 22-26 Randomnessl
10 July 29-August 2 Chicago pride
11 August 5-9 Spirit Week

* No camp July 4 and 5.

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Financial Assistance Information

Please apply early. All camp financial aid applications should be returned into the YMCA by March 1st to be considered for the 2019 camp season. Applications are available at the Fry Family front desk or by contacting Marcia McKenna at for more information. Applications must be turned in to the Fry Family YMCA by March 1st.





Payment, Cancellations/Refunds/Credits, Forms




Summer Day Camp Brochure Financial Assistance Application
Day Camp Registration Form   Safari Club Parent Handbook
Authorization to Bankdraft Camp Weeks Form Kindergarten Camp Parent Handbook
Participant Emergency Information Packet  Zoofari Club Parent Handbook
Camp Medical Information Form  





Summer Camp Information Sessions

Learn about all of our camps offered at Fry Family YMCA this summer at our Summer Camp Information Sessions. Have any questions you may have about our camps answered, complete camper forms, and register your child at the information sessions!

Date Time
Saturday, April 27 (Healthy Kids Day), Day Camp Information Table 10 a.m.-Noon
Tuesday, May 21 (Zoofari Club) 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 22 (Kindergarten Camp) 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29 (Safari Club Camp - returning campers) 6:15-7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29 (Safari Club Camp - new campers) 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 30 (Safari Club Camp - returning campers) 6:15-7 p.m.
Thursday, May 30 (Safari Club Camp - new campers) 7:30-8:30 p.m.


Day Camp Director

Zoe Lillig,

Fry Family YMCA

2120 W. 95th St., Naperville, IL 60564 | 630-904-9595