YMCA Traditional Day Camp

Summer Day Camp


Register for Summer Day Camp Today!


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! (Activities and field trips are dependent on COVID restrictions.)

Camp Dates, Time & Cost

Camp Dates: May 31 - August 12 weekly sessions vary by location.

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


Registration Fee

$50 per child

Weekly Day Camp Fee

Full Week - Members $230
Full Week - Nonmembers $260

3 Day Option - Choose your 3 days!
Available at Tri-Lakes & the Downtown YMCA

Members $165/week
Nonmembers $195/week


Lewis Palmer Elementary School - May 31 - July 29
Tri-Lakes YMCA - August 1 - August 12
Chinook Trail Elementary School May 31 - July 29
Briargate YMCA - August 1 - August 5 
Southeast YMCA
 - May 31 - August 5
Downtown YMCA - May 31 - August 12
Garden Ranch YMCA - May 31 - August 5

Our registration system charges 1 registration fee per location.
* If registering for 2 different locations, please submit a ticket HEREto receive a promo code or a credit if needed. *

What to Bring to Summer Day Camp

$20 non-refundable deposits and registration fees due at time of registration. Remaining weekly balances will be set to draft two weeks prior to each weekly session. See our refund policy here.

Military Discount Available for Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard Service Members
50% off for E1-E5
25% off for E6 and up

Financial Assistance Available

Call 719.329.7289 for more information

Do you need help with registration, program change, cancellation, or billing?


Swim Lesson Add ons

Available at Southeast & Garden Ranch for certain weeks of the summer.
$30 for Monday-Thursday lesson

Sports Camp Add ons

Available at Southeast
Cost: $55
Days: Monday-Friday

Fountain Valley YMCA YMCA Summer Mini Camp
Summer School Wrap Around Care


June 13 - July 8
No Camp Monday July 5


After summer school until 6:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Fountain Valley YMCA
326 West Alabama Avenue


Members $138
Nonmembers $156
Financial Assistance Available

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.

Program Director

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

Tri-Lakes/Lewis Palmer & Briargate/Chinook: Luke Calhoun
Garden Ranch & Downtown: Elisa Henry
Southeast & Fountain: Steve Rosenthal

Camper Daily Items

What to Bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Lunch
  • Refillable Water bottle

Leave at Home

  • Toys
  • Electronics
  • Cell phones

Weekly Themes

Week 1: May 31 - June 3, Born to Be More
Week 2: June 6 - 10, Play On!
Week 3: June 13 - 17, The Great Outdoors
Week 4: June 20 - 24, Medieval Mischief
Week 5: June 27 - July 1, In A Camp Far Far Away
Week 6: July 5 - 8, Under the Big Top
Week 7: July 11 - 15, Uncharted Waters
Week 8: July 18 - 22, Spotlight on Spirit
Week 9: July 25 - 29, Pirates on the High Seas
Week 10: Aug 1 - 5, Land Before Time
Week 11: Aug 8 - 12, Wild Wild West

kids playing ball

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