YMCA Traditional Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

See you all next summer!

The Y's Summer Day Camp is one of the oldest and most trusted camping programs in the country. Our day camps provide fun, child-centered activities and opportunities for learning through discovery, and challenge children to grow in imagination, creativity, self-directed initiative and leadership.

Summer Day Camps offer enriching activities based on the weekly theme where friends are made through group games, sports & fitness, hands-on science activities, arts & crafts, and music!

Camp Dates, Time & Cost

Time: 6:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

We encourage campers to be dropped off by 9:00 a.m. and picked up after 4:00 p.m. to ensure participation in all camp activities.

Ages: 5 - 12

Dates and Cost will be provided when registration opens for Summer 2024


For more information or to apply for financial assistance please contact the Y Youth Development office at 719.329.7289 or ppymca.ymcamso.org/new

Camp Information

Typical Day

6:30 - 9:00 a.m. Drop Off—Free Choice/ Centers
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony (skits, songs, four core values, split into small groups)
9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Activity Rotations- Art, science, group games, teambuilding, relay races, etc
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. LUNCH
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Activity Rotations
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Ceremony (wrap up of the day, songs, skits, etc)
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pick Up– Free choice/ Centers
**Times are tentative and vary by camp location

Camper Groups

We divide campers up by age in groups of 12-15. Campers will have a consistent group with the same counselor when possible throughout the summer to provide deep connections and relationships with their fellow campers and their counselors.


Our counselors attend 35 hours of on-site training as well as all trainings required by child care licensing and the YMCA. Our camp directors are our full time site directors who run B&A programs throughout the school year. Many of them have over 5 years of experience working with kids.


We provide an afternoon snack (and a morning snack if needed) everyday. Parents must provide a lunch and a refillable water bottle each day. Packing extra snacks is encouraged.

Program Director

For more information, feel free to reach out to the program director listed below.

Tri-Lakes Y, Downtown Y, Briargate Y, Peak City Church & Ranch Creek: Caleb Glennon
Southeast & Fountain: Brandon Todd

Camper Daily Items

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Refillable Water bottle

Leave at Home

  • Toys
  • Electronics
  • Cell phones

Summer day camp swimming and field trip days

More information coming soon!

Weekly Camp Themes

Camp Themes will be available when registration for Summer 2024 opens.

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