Summer Day Camp


Click here to download:
Summer Day Camp Brochure.
(Includes detailed descriptions of all camp programs and prices.)


Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, playing games and splashing in the pool? At YMCA summer day camps, we create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. And while they’re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they’re also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills and making lasting friendships and memories. Summer is just around the corner, so sign up at the membership desk today!

Contact Information

Questions? Call or email Rhonda Hoekenga at 847.410.5327 or

Hastings Lake YMCA
1995 Grass Lake Road,
Lindenhurst IL 60046

Session Dates

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

Day Camp activities run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free extended care hours run 6:30-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Week Dates
1 June 4-8, 2018
2 June 11-15, 2018
3 June 18-22, 2018
4 June 25-29, 2018
5 July 2-6*, 2018
6 July 9-13, 2018
7 July 16-20, 2018
8 July 23-27, 2018
9 July 30-Aug 3, 2018
10 August 6-10, 2018
11 August 13-17, 2018

*Closed July 4

Specialty Camp

Looking to enhance your camp experiece, Specialty Camps are available each week. Spend a week at Great America, playing mini-golf, taking part in Thrill Camp or visiting different water parks. There is an additional cost for these camps, and payment is required in full when registering. Specialty Camps do not meet on Wednesdays, but those that are registered for week of Day Camp and a specialty camp that week are able to come to tradional camp on Wednesday. See the day camp brochure for more details.


Registration Dates: In-person registration opens February 1, 2018.

Program fees

  Member Non-member
3 days a week $145 $185
4 days a week $203 $245
5 days a week $200 $240
After 05/01/18 $220 $260

Call center to register.

Open House & Info Sessions

Open House
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturday, April 29, 2018 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Hastings Lake YMCA is pleased to announce two Summer Camp Open House sessions. Stop in, tour the grounds and facilities, meet the summer camp staff, and get all of your questions answered while registering for camp.

Saturday, June 2, 2018, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join us for a cookout lunch and meet the 2018 Summer Camp staff team. 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.


Day Camp Brochure Automatic Payment Form (Draft)
Participant Emergency Information Packet Financial Assistance Application
Day Camp Parent Handbook Character Pledge

Payment and Financial Aid Information

Payment Information

Traditional Day Camp slots will be held with a $25 non-refundable deposit fee for each camper per weekly session, at time of registration to hold the slot. Deposits are applied toward the cost of each session. Payments in full for camp are due the Tuesday prior to the start of each camp session. You are also welcome to pay the camp balance any time prior to the due date. Payment will be due in full for any new registrations after the scheduled payment date. Balances not paid by the start of camp on Monday will not be allowed to stay for camp. Specialty camps must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Early Bird Registration:

Reserve your spot with a $25 per week deposit prior to May 1st and pay at last years rates of $200 Member and $240 Non-Member for Traditional and Teen.  Prices will increase by $20 on May 2nd, 2018. This does not apply to speciality camps.

Membership Rate:
All campers must hold a valid YMCA membership to receive the member rate and must remain valid until Sep 1, 2018.

Refunds or credits for a camp are available. However, the deposit of $25 per week for the full day camps is a non-refundable deposit.

Session Changes

Changes in camps and sessions will be permitted at no charge, but must be done prior to the Friday before the Monday of camp.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is made available on a limited basis for families that are in need. Confidential applications are available at the Member Service Desk during regular business hours. Financial assistance is available for traditional day camp only, there is no financial assistance for speciality camps.

Summer Camp Swim Lessons

Each week, starting the week of June 5 swim lessons will be available for the first 8 weeks. These one-week lessons that meet M, Tu, Th and F will introduce or refine the swimming skills of the camper. Tradional camp will meet from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Counselors will bring campers to and from the class. The 30-minute lessons cost $25 for members and $50 for non-member.s Lessons will run till the end of July. Summer Camp Lessons are only available to children who attend Day Camp that week.