YMCA Traditional Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

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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

Camp Dates: May 30 - August 11

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

$65 per child

Weekly Day Camp Fee

Full Week - Members $240
Full Week - Nonmembers $270

3 Day Option - Choose your 3 days!
Available only at the Tri-Lakes & Downtown YMCAs and Peak City Church

Members $170/week
Nonmembers $200/week



$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, discounts, program change, cancellation, or billing?


Day Camp Add-ons

Sports Camp Add-ons

Available at Downtown YMCA, Southeast YMCA & Tri-Lakes YMCA

Enhance your child’s Summer Day Camp experience with Youth Sports Camp add-ons. This is a great opportunity for campers to explore the basics or sharpen their skills in basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball or lacrosse five days a week.

(Must be registered for the same week of day camp to participate.)

Cost: $60
Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Downtown YMCA

Week 2, June 5-9: Basketball
Week 7, July 10-14: Soccer
Week 8, July 17-21: Volleyball
Week 9, July 24-28: Football

Southeast YMCA

Week 3, June 12-16: Volleyball
Week 4, June 19-23: Soccer
Week 7, July 10-14: Basketball
Week 8, July 17-21: Football
Week 9, July 24-28: Soccer

Tri-Lakes YMCA

Week 3, June 12-16: Basketball
Week 4, June 19-23: Lacrosse
Week 5, June 26-June 30: Soccer
Week 7, July 10-14: Football
Week 8, July 17-21: Basketball
Week 9, July 24-28: Volleyball
Week 10, July 31-August 4: Soccer

Swim Lesson Add-on

Available at Southeast YMCA for certain weeks of the summer.


Monday-Thursday lesson


$33 Y Members
$46.50 nonmembers

Southeast YMCA

Week 2, June 5-9
Week 3, June 12-16
Week 4, June 19-23
Week 5, June 26-30
Week 7, July 10-14
Week 8, July 17-21
Week 9, July 24-28

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: Caleb Glennon
Briargate Y, Peak City Church & Ranch Creek: Elisa Henry
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

Week 1: May 30 - June 2
*4 day week*

Theme: We Are Family

Teamwork makes the dream work! Lets work together this week to create, learn, and grow!

Week 2: June 5 - 9

Theme: Rollin' Through the Decades

Its time to skate back through time to relive the greatest decades! Bust out your tie dye, headbands, and leg warmers as we dance through the week!

Week 3: June 12 - 16

Theme: Soaring Through Space

3,2, 1 Blast off to out-of -this world FUN! This week is one small step for our campers and one giant leap for the best summer ever!

Week 4: June 19 - 23

Theme: Spies in Disguise

What is the perfect cover for a top secret mission? Summer Day Camp. Bring your spy gear and be prepared for a covert operation this week at camp!

Week 5: June 26 - 30

Theme: Creative campers

Calling all smarty "paints"! Let's "art" around this week as we experiment with different mediums and techniques as we grow in creativity and confidence

Week 6: July 5-7
*3 day week*

Theme: Roller Coasters, & Cernival Games, Oh MY!

Let's rock & "roller coaster" through the week while we create carnival-ous FUN! You won't, want to miss this ride!

Week 7: July 10 - 14

Theme: Culinary Kids

There's no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen at the YMCA! Let's "bake" new ground while we simmer, sizzle, and steam. This week is definitely a recipe for success!

Week 8: July 17 - 21

Theme: YMCA had a farm... E-I-E-I-0

We "herd" this week is going to be utterly A-MOO-ZING! Let's learn all about agriculture and farming this week. We'll deserve a round of A-PLOW-SE after this "legen-dairy" experience

Week 9: July 24 - 28

Theme: Goin'Green

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! This week is dedicated to the environment, how we impact it, and how we can make small changes to help our earth!

Week 10: July 31 - August 4

Theme: When I Grow Up

When I grow up who do I want to be? Let's talk about the future this week as we explore careers and character.

Week 11: August 7 - 11
(Downtown Y Only)

Theme: Urban Adventures

Let's explore our city!! This week will be full of mini adventures that can be found right outside the YMCA doors!

kids playing ball

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