Summer Day Camp


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

Registration is now open! Click here to register online, call 773.777.7500, or stop by the member services desk.


YMCA day camps provide children with summer adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Children spend time indoors and outdoors as experienced staff lead campers in a wide variety of activities each day, including arts and crafts, games, skits and songs, sports, recreational swimming, and weekly off-site field trips.

At the Irving Park YMCA, we strive for the highest quality programming and the best experience for your children. We focus on character development and implement our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility in all that we do. IPY follows an education based curriculum throughout all weeks of programming with a focus on skill development, reading, and creative learning. In addition, the YMCA continues to incorporate its healthy kids' curriculum into summer camp programs.

Contact Information

Questions? Contact Youth and Family Director Michael Monis at 773.326.2603 or 

Open House & Info Sessions

Mandatory Parent Orientation 

Camp Name Age Group Orientation Date Information
Explorers, Adventures, and Navigators Ages 5-7 Tuesday, June 5
6:30 p.m. at IPY
Junior Discovery, Discovery, and Teen Ages 8-14 Thursday, June 7
6:30 p.m. at IPY
Disney II Educational Camp All Disney II educational campers Friday, June 8
6:30 p.m. at IPY


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

All camps require a $25 deposit. All fees are due by the Wednesday prior to camp. For all camps, this deposit is credited toward your total camp fee(s). Your child will not be admitted into camp if fees are not paid in full. By June 1, 2018, you may cancel the session or week(s) and receive a refund of the total paid amount for that session or week(s), minus the non-refundable, non- transferable deposit. In addition, if your child is hospitalized or ill for an entire camp week, you may receive a refund for days missed, minus the nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit, with a doctor's note.

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 assistance from Action for Children (previously known as Day Care Action Council) at 312.823.1100. You can pick up a financial aid folder with all financial aid information, including a signed Action for children applications at the Irving Park Member Service Desk beginning May 1, 2018. 

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 Irving Park YMCA.

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