YMCA Traditional Day Camp

Summer Day Camp


Register 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

Start Date

Camp starts on May 24, 2021. We will have weekly sessions running through August 13, 2021.


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.


Registration Fee

$50 per child

Weekly Day Camp Fee

Full Week - Members $220
Full Week - Nonmembers $250

3 Day Option - Choose your 3 days!
Available at Tri-Lakes & Westside Community Center

Members $155/week
Nonmembers $185/week


5 - 12


Tri-Lakes YMCA / Lewis Palmer Elementary School - Open May 24 - 28
Garden Ranch YMCA - Open May 24 - 28
Briargate YMCA - August 2 - August 13 
Ranch Creek Elementary - June 1 - July 30
Southeast YMCA
 - Open on June 1 
Westside Community Center location - Open on June 1

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

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

  • Staff and children are currently required to wear cloth masks per Colorado childcare licensing recommendations.
  • 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.

Summer day camp sport add-ons

Week: June 14-18
Sport: Basketball
Location: Southeast YMCA

Week: July 12 - 16
Sport: Soccer
Location: Southeast YMCA

Week: July 19 - 23
Sport: Flag Football
Location: Southeast YMCA

Week: July 26 - 30 
Sport: Soccer
Location: Garden Ranch YMCA

Week: August 2-6
Sport: Flag Football
Location: Garden Ranch YMCA

Weekly Camp Themes

Week 1: May 24 - 28
Theme: Full STEAM Ahead
Calling all creators, inventors, and artists. All aboard for a week full of experiments, projects, and discovery!

Week 2: June 1 - 4
Theme: The Earth Beneath Us
From the mountains most high to the depths of the densest forests, Join us as we explore our world in search of wonders, marvels, and beauty created by nature herself. 

Week 3: June 7 - 11
Theme: Walk on the Wild Side
Whale hello there! Let's safari through the week on expeditions to discover animals of all kinds. We'd be lion if we didn't tell you it's toadlly the best week of the summer! 

Week 4: June 14 - 18
Theme: The Quest for the Best Summer
You're the best around! Show us your skills as we set out on a quest to survive and become the best of the rest!

Week 5: June 21 - 25
Theme: Galactic Adventures
Let's "space out" this week as we shoot for the moon on adventures that are out of this world.

Week 6: June 28 - July 2
Theme: Holiday Hoopla
Are you YETI for a topsy turvy week of holiday fun? We're shouting Hoppy Holidays as we trick or treat, hunt for easter eggs, and celebrate every holiday we can in one short week! 

Week 7: July 6 - July 9
Theme: Myths & Magical Tales
Here Ye Here Ye! Join us as we travel far, far away to lands unknown on a jouney to unearth the magical tales of days past. 

Week 8: July 12 - July 16
Theme: When You Wish Upon A Star
Princesses, robots, animals that talk and even toys that come to life are all at camp this week as we dream up all sorts of things.

Week 9: July 19 - July 23
Theme: Color our world
Come One, Come All! Join us for a trip around the world as we celebrate different cultures. Who knows...We may even have a few crazy adventures along the way. 

Week 10: July 26 - July 30
Theme: Go for the Gold
Grab your A game and prepare to race, run, and relay to the finish line this week. After all it's time... to let the GAMES begin!

Week 11: August 2 - August 6
Theme: The Great Camp Detective
Have no Fear -- Day Camp is on the case! Join us as we hunt for clues, solve riddles, and unravel the mysteries of the week!

Week 12: August 9 - August 13
Theme: Show Us What Ya Got!
Lights, Camera, Action! Grab your VIP pass for a front row seat at day camp's show of the summer showcasing our talents. It's OUR time to shine!

kids playing ball

Proud Sponsors & Partners

Accreditation Partners