Summer Day Camp


In YMCA day camps, children will experience new things, develop new skills, and most importantly, have fun! While participating in unique experiences and adventures, they will build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, and make lasting friendships and memories. We take pride in creating an exciting, safe environment that will give your child an unforgettable summer!

The YMCA of Metro Chicago offers summer day camps at the following locations: 

Professionally Trained Staff

All staff complete more than 40 hours of training before the summer begins, and all counselors are certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.

ACA Accredited

We maintain the highest standards for program safety and quality. 

Learn more about ACA Accreditation


Most of our day camps include instructional and recreational swimming. 

Healthy Kids Focus

For over 150 years, the Y has helped build healthy, confident, connected and secure children.  There is no better place than a Y summer day camp for your child to learn and grow! 

Extended Care Available

Are you a working parent? No problem. Our day camps offer extended hours to accommodate your schedule. 

Fun Field Trips

Our day camps integrate unique opportunities to explore nature and experience fun and educational places.

Space is limited—register today!

Most camp sessions begin in early June and run through late August, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with extended care offered before and after regular camp hours. Contact your local center or your local camp for more information.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago strives to provide a summer day-camp experience for all families, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information on financial assistance and scholarships, contact your local center or your local camp.