Summer Day Camp Programming

Every Child Deserves a Y Experience 

For the times families can’t be there, the Y supports their effort to nurture their child’s healthy development. Our well-trained staff provide safe, affordable, high-quality care so parents can have peace of mind while at work to help their family succeed.

At the Y, good child care is good family care. With a focus on important life skills, parents know that their child is: 

  • Developing core values
  • Improving reading comprehension and fluency through daily literacy activities
  • Practicing good healthy habits by being active throughout the day 
  • Increasing family engagement through weekly family activities

Our Programs Include:

30 minutes/day  |  Participants will demonstrate YMCA Pillars of Character: caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, civility, trustworthiness and fairness.

60 minutes/day  |  Participants will demonstrate physical fitness & knowledge about healthy lifestyles. 

60 minutes/day  |  Disguised Learning. To improve reading fluency, comprehension, oral speaking skills, confidence, self esteem and decision making skills. 

What to Bring

  • School-Based Locations*: bring a peanut free labeled sack lunch (no fridge or microwave available)
  • Sunscreen SPF 15+ and water proof
  • Hat or Visor, if desired
  • Bug Spray
  • Water bottle labeled with name
  • If cold day, extra clothing to stay warm when outside

*Caledonia, Cherry Creek, Lakeshore, and Camp Manitou-Lin

What to Leave at Home

  • All Electronics
  • Cell phones
  • Toys: stuffed animals, action figures, etc.
  • Money
  • Candy and Pop

Typical Day

Please note, this is a sample of our typical schedule. Each branch will have a personalized daily schedule to ensure children’s developmental needs are being met.

Start Time End Time Activity
Arrive at 6:00 am 7:30 am Arrival, Opening Ceremony
8:00 am 9:00 am Huddle Group
9:00 am 10:00 am Variety Rotation 1 , Morning Snack
10:00 am 11:30 am Variety Rotation 2, Huddle Group
11:30 am 12:30 pm Lunch, Reading, Journal Writing
12:30 pm 2:30 pm Mastery Activities, Large Group
2:30 pm 3:30 pm Huddle Group, Snack
3:30 pm 4:30 pm Variety Rotation 3
4:30 pm 5:30 pm Closing Ceremony
5:30 pm Closing Departure