Summer Day Camp


Welcome to 2018 Summer Day Camp at the Sage YMCA!

Registration Dates & Policies

Registration opens February 1, 2018 (Early Bird discount through 4/22/18)

All campers must hold a valid youth or family YMCA membership at registration to receive the member rate, and it must remain valid through September 1, 2018.

The final day to register for a particular week is the Wednesday before attending camp. All payments are due by this date.

All paperwork is due the Wednesday before your child attends. Your child will not be permitted into camp without receipt of these documents. These documents will be provided to you when you register your child(ren). If you register online, the forms will be emailed to you.

Contact Information

Questions? Contact our Camp Leadership Team:

Nikki Laster, Senior Program Director, Youth Development: 815.526.1679 or

Jordan Kohut, Camp Coordinator: 815.526.1679 or

Barbie Fredrick, Discovery Preschool Camp: 815.526.1632 or

701 Manor Rd.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

2018 Traditional Camp and Discovery Preschool Camp Sessions and Themes

Traditional and Discovery Camp run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted. FREE Extended Care available M-F 6:30-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

NO CAMP on July 4.

Session Number Dates/Days/Times Weekly Theme
1 June 4-8 Aloha Week
2 June 11-15 Magnificently Messy Week
3 June 18-22 Olympics
4 June 25-29 Mad Scientist Week
5 July 2, 3, 5, 6 Celebration Week
6 July 9-13 Special Agent Y
7 July 16-20 Wet and Wild Week
8 July 23-27 Our Talented Selves
9 July 30- Aug 3 Super Hero Week
10 Aug 6-10 Spirit Week
11 Aug 13-17 Sports Extravaganza Week

Traditional Camp 2018 Friday Field Trips

Session 1, June 8: Xtreme Wheels

Session 2, June 15: Regal Cinemas

Session 3, June 22: YMCA Olympics at Camp Duncan and Buehler YMCA

Session 4, June 29: Libertyville Gymnastics

Session 5, July 6: Cantigny Park

Session 6, July 13: Camp Carnival with Lattof YMCA- on site

Session 7, July 20: Wheeling Aquatic Center

Session 8, July 27: Nickel City

Session 9, August 3: Sci-Tech Hands on Museum

Session 10, August 10: Poplar Creek Bowl

Session 11, August 17: Enchanted Castle


Discovery Camp 2018 Friday Field Trips

Session 1, June 8: Spoerl Park

Session 2, June 15: Chuck E. Cheese

Session 3, June 22: Crystal Lake Library

Session 4, June 29: Regal Cinemas

Session 5, July 6: Woods Creek Splash Pad

Session 6, July 13: Camp Carnival with Lattof YMCA- on site

Session 7, July 20: Woodstock Water Works

Session 8, July 27: Veteran's Acres

Session 9, August 3: Pump it Up

Session 10, August 10: Bowling

Session 11, August 17: Glowby the Bubbler

2018 Travel Specialty Camp Sessions and Themes

Travel Specialty Camps are for children entering grades 5-8. This camp runs 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. daily unless otherwise noted. FREE Extended Care available M-F 6:30-8 a.m. and 5-6 p.m.

Session Dates/Times Trip Theme
3 June 18-22 Adventure Travel
4 June 25-29 Windy City Travel
6 July 9-13 Wet N' Wild Waterparks
7 July 16-20 Adventure Travel
8 July 23-27 Windy City
9 July 30-Aug 3 Wet N' Wild Waterparks


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

2018 Important Dates

Day Camp Parent Information Night & Ice Cream Social
Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Join us for our "Meet the Counselors" information night. 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 accept any last-minute forms or payments at this time.

Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade
Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Come out and see your favorite Sage YMCA camp staff in the parade!

Sage YMCA Block Party and Camp Talent Show
Friday, July 27, 2018 starting at 6:30p.m.

Join us for our camp talent show, and our end of summer cookout and block party!


All campers must be registered and paid in full by the Wednesday prior to attending their week of camp. A $30 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp.


Refunds or credits for camp are available prior to May 28, 2018 only! However, the deposit of $30 per week is non-refundable. End of the Day Enrichment Camps must be paid in full upon registration.

Financial Assistance

With the YMCA, everyone can afford to keep their kids healthy and safe this summer!

Financial assistance is available for those needing help to pay for camp through Department of Human Services. If you qualify DHS assistance can be applied for all weeks of summer camp. Applications for assistance is through Community Coordinated Child Care (4C's) at 815.758.8149 or 800.848.8727, or picked up at Member Service Desk. You do not have to be a YMCA member to qualify.

If you do not qualify for DHS, you may apply for funds through the Sage YMCA. Financial assistance is made available on limited basis for families and based on annual income, family size and supported documentation. Confidential applications are available at the Member Service Desk during regular business hours. They may also be downloaded from the FORMS page of our website.

If you qualify for financial assistance through DHS you can not apply for additional financial assistance through the YMCA. You can apply for membership finanical assistance only.

A non-refundable deposit per week is required to hold your child's spot in camp, even if you have applied for DHS or YMCA financial assistance. This deposit may be applied to your DHS co-pay.

When DHS or YMCA financial assistance are utilized for third party payment by camp families, approval must be recieved PRIOR to a camper starting the program or the family will have to pay the camp fee in full. Don't wait — apply now!