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 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

Youth and Family Director, Megan Carbone: 847.410.5124
Youth and Family Team Lead: 847.410.5115

Leaning Tower YMCA
6300 W. Touhy Ave.
Niles, IL 60714

Session Dates

We offer a variety of camps to meet your child’s individual interests and needs. Please refer to the camp brochure for a detailed description of the activities, dates, times and fees.

Week Dates

June 4-8, 2018

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

August 13-17, 2018

12August 20-24, 2018

*No Camp Wednesday, July 4. 


Registration Dates
Members: Begins Monday, February 12, 2018
Non-Members: Begins Monday, March 5, 2018

Program fees: download here


Summer Day Camp Brochure Automatic Payment Form (Draft)
Participant Emergency Information Packet Financial Assistance Application
Day Camp Parent Handbook  
Day Camp: What NOT To Bring  
Day Camp: What to Bring  

Payment and Financial Assistance

For Kindergarten Camp, Adventure Camp, Teen Camp, and LIT Camp, a $25 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at the time of registration to secure your child's spot in that week of camp. This fee is credited toward your camp fees. The remaining balance will be due according to the schedule below. Payment will be due in full for any new registrations after the scheduled payment date.

Camp Week Dates Payment Due in Full
Week 1 June 4-8, 2018 May 15, 2018
Week 2

June 11-15, 2018

June 1, 2018
Week 3June 18-22, 2018June 1, 2018
Week 4June 25-29, 2018June 15, 2018
Week 5July 2-6, 2018June 15, 2018
Week 6July 9-13, 2018July 1, 2018
Week 7July 16-20, 2018July 1, 2018
Week 8July 23-27, 2018July 15, 2018
Week 9July 29-August 3, 2018July 15, 2018
Week 10August 6-10, 2018August 1, 2018
Week 11August 13-17, 2018August 1, 2018
Week 12August 20-24, 2018August 15, 2018

Financial Assistance

YMCA programs and activities are designed to benefit people of all backgrounds. Fees are based on the cost of providing each program. Our policy is to never turn away anyone because of their inability to pay. Scholarships are awarded based upon the applicant's demonstrated ability to pay and the availability of the Leaning Tower YMCA resources. The deadline for all financial assistance applications is May 1, 2018.

Third Party Payments: Organizations such as Day Care Action Council and Action For Children also provide financial assistance to families. When organizations such as these are utilized for third party payments by camp families, approval must be received PRIOR to the camper starting the program or the family will have to pay the camp fee in full. Parents using AFC, please plan accordingly and begin the application process at least 30 days in advance.