YMCA Traditional Day Camp

Summer Day Camp


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

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. Register at your preferred location via the links below!

Here is what we are doing to protect your family during COVID-19: 

  • Staff are required to wear cloth masks per CDC guidelines and children are recommended to wear masks while at camp. We have few masks on hand but do ask that you provide a mask for your camper if possible.
  • More frequent and thorough cleaning/disinfecting inside and outside of program hours.
  • Outdoor wellness checks for all children at sign-in that includes a parent to sign off on symptoms within the last 48 hours.
  • Sign-in and sign-out will be done outside the building, and by a staff member to reduce the amount of people in the building and touching the sign-in tablet.
  • Heightened alert for symptoms and a more stringent sick policy to avoid having sick children, or children with potential contagious symptoms in the program.
  • Smaller group sizes spread out in more program areas to reduce proximity with others.
  • Increased frequency of hand-washing for staff and children throughout the day
  • Water Bottle Fountains are the only ones available. Please send your child with a refillable water bottle.

Camp Dates, Time & Cost

Start Date*

Monday, June 1, 2020


6:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Summer Day Camp Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Before Camp: 6:30 – 9 a.m.
  • After Camp: 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Sports Camp Add-Ons: 9 - 11:30 a.m.


Registration Fee

$50 per child

Weekly Day Camp Fee

Full Week - Members $210
Full Week - Nonmembers $240

3 Day Week - Members $150
3 Day Week - Nonmembers $180
Offered at the Tri-Lakes YMCA


5 - 12


Briargate YMCA at Chinook Trail Elementary School, Garden Ranch YMCATri-Lakes YMCA at Lewis Palmer Elementary School, and Westside Community Center

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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.

Price includes Before & After Care
Financial Assistance Available • If interested in CCCAP authorization, please reach out
to the childcare office for more information before registering.

Camp Details

During the month of June we will not offer Summer Day Camp field trips or swimming (including swim lesson add-ons) as we have in past years, per the CDC and El Paso County Health Department guidelines.

Weekly Camp Themes

Race Through Space - 6/1 - 6/5

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 summer!

Storybook Island - 6/22 - 6/26

Journey with us to Storybook Island this week! Let’s open the cover and explore the pages of adventures!

There's No Business Like Show Business - 7/13 - 7/17

We’re rolling out the red carpet for all of our stars this week! This is your time to shine at YMCA day camp!

Game Show Mania - 6/8 - 6/12

We double dare you to try your luck, buzz in and solve the puzzle. This week is sure to be the game of all games!

All-American Road Trip - 6/29 - 7/2

Grab your shades and jump in! We are traveling across the good ol’ USA celebrating the red, white, and blue!

Spies in Disguise - 7/20 - 7/24

Let’s decode secret messages, uncover clues, and master disguises this week! The life of a spy isn’t easy...do you have what it takes?

Ocean Commotion - 6/15 - 6/19

You’ll have a whale of a time with us this week as we explore the sea, sharks, octopi, and other creatures!

1,2,3,4...We Declare a Color War! - 
7/6 - 7/10

What color will be victorious at the fourth annual YMCA Day Camp Color Wars?

Experiments and Explosions - 7/27 - 7/31

Put on your lab coats as we gear up for
“al-kynes” of FUN this week...and maybe even some “cell-fies!”

Creature Feature - 8/3 - 8/7

Do you believe in unicorns...or dragons? You will after this week of quests to discover what’s fact vs. fiction.

Camp Gladiators - 8/10 - 8/14

The clock is ticking, the crowd is watching, your team is cheering you on - let the games begin! Challenge your brain and body in daring feats of all kinds this week!

Find the Magic in You - 8/17 - 8/19

There’s no one alive who’s you-er than you! Let’s celebrate just how you-nique you are this week.

Summer Day Camp Add-Ons

Youth Sports Camp

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.

Half day Sports Camp add-ons are offered at Downtown, Briargate, Garden Ranch, Southeast and Tri-Lakes; full day Sports Camp add-ons are offered at Briargate and
Tri-Lakes during the Summer Day Camp program on dates TBD.

Half day Sports Camp add-ons are offered at the BriargateGarden Ranch , and Lewis Palmer Elementary during the Summer Day Camp program!


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With a focus on youth development, wellness and injury prevention, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and Children’s Hospital Colorado partner to strengthen our community and help kids learn, grow and thrive. 

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