Winter break camp youth surround craft project

Building Self-Esteem and Curating Wonder

 

 

Assemble your own board game while exploring the colorful world of Candyland. Our campers spend their days growing friendships, collaborating on art and STEM projects, and building key leadership skills. All in an environment full of fun, adventure and curiosity.

 

Benefits of Winter Break Camp at YMCA Child Care

 

Embark on an Adventure of Empowerment

 

This winter break let your children discover a new world of adventure, discovery, and curiosity! Participants at our camps can bond with new or current friends over engaging projects, lessons, and activities that are designed to empower and uplift them to be confident to go back to school without skipping a beat!

3 children smiling at the shore of the wading pool

Camp youth constructing marshmallow pyramid

Spark Your Passions and Be a Part of the Action

 

Instead of being glued to a phone or Xbox, kids in our Winter Break Camps can stay active, building and discovering new interests that spark their passion and energize their growth. We encourage youth to pursue fun and do what feels right for them.

Care That Puts Them First

 

At the Y, a child's needs come first! Winter Break Camp is a place where kids feel safe and open to being themselves. In a familiar school setting, children are in the care of licensed childcare professionals. Our experienced staff is ready to make winter break fun and enriching.

Camp youth enjoying lunch with camp staff

Winter break camp swim students lined up for instruction

Be Confident in Your Care

 

We understand that for some this season can be difficult with extra demands from bills and responsibilities. The Y provides a space for kids to be kids and parents to find care that is accessible, easy, and affordable. This winter you can feel relaxed and know that the YMCA has your back.

 

Session Information

Registration

November 2 - December 11*

 

*Registration for Winter Break Camp at Silverdale Elementary closes December 18

Ages

Kindergarten - 12 years old

Cost

$45 per day, per child

 

AM and PM snacks are provided. Bring lunch (nut-free).

 

Select Your Winter Break Camp

Pierce County
Choose a location below*

 

Custer Elementary
Session Dates | December 19-22
December 27-29

Hours | 6:30am-6:30pm

 

Harbor Heights Elementary School
Session Dates | December 19-23
December 27-30

Hours | 6:30am-6:30pm

 

Washington Elementary School
Session Dates | December 19-22
December 27-30

Hours | 7:15am-6pm

Kitsap County
Choose a location below*

 

Silverdale Elementary
Session Dates | December 27-30
January 3-6

Hours | 6am-6pm

 

Crownhill Elementary
Session Dates | December 19-23
December 28-29

Hours | 6am-6pm

 

East Port Orchard Elementary
Session Dates | December 22-23
December 27-30 | January 3-4

Hours | 6am-6pm

*YMCA Child Care is closed on Friday each week for the holidays.

 

Our Safety Measures

 

Keeping children safe is our highest priority. All staff are screened and trained extensively in child safety and youth development. We will continue to use the cleaning and safety protocols we developed during the pandemic in order to reduce risk to keep our staff, children, and members safe.

 

 

Contact Us

Finding the right place for your child is important. Please contact us to learn more about Winter Break Camp with YMCA Child Care.

Kitsap Child Care Office

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

3330 Kitsap Way A, Bremerton, WA 98312

Phone: 360-813-1813

Email: kitsapchildcare@ymcapkc.org

Pierce Child Care Office

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

1614 S Mildred St, Ste 1, Tacoma, WA 98465

Phone: 253-534-7840

Email: childcare@ymcapkc.org

 

Frequently Asked Questions

ARE MASKS REQUIRED AT CAMP?

Masks are optional for all campers and staff.

LUNCH AND SNACKS

Campers are asked to bring their own lunch and snacks.

ONLINE ACCOUNT

Sign in to your YMCA My Community portal to view your membership information.
Learn how to set up and log in to My Community.

If you received an email from the Y about Winter Break Camp, that email address is likely the one you will use to log in to your My Community account.

PAYMENT INFORMATION

Deposits are not required upon registration. You will be required to add payment information so we can draft your account on Wednesday, two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Scholarships are available for YMCA members. Please see more information in the scholarships section below.

Staff discount available at 20% for staff household members.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Active YMCA members are eligible for scholarships.

For YMCA members currently receiving a scholarship on your membership, the same scholarship rate will be applied to your Winter Break Camp rate.

Community members are not eligible for scholarships. Community members are welcome to apply for a scholarship when you join as a YMCA member. If approved, the scholarship rate will apply to your YMCA membership and Winter Break Camp rates. Learn more about scholarships and membership.

PARENT COMMUNICATION

Camp forms and information will be sent to registered campers. Information will be sent to the primary parent email on the camper’s YMCA account.

To confirm or update your email address, log in to My Community.

WHAT TO BRING AND PERSONAL BELONGINGS

What to bring

  • Filled water bottle
  • Closed-toe shoes (please leave flip flops and sandals at home)
  • Small backpack (to hold belongings)
  • Labeled sack lunch and snacks
  • Warm jacket/coat and hat or gloves (optional)
  • Crayons or markers

Personal belongings

  • Only allow your child to bring items that are necessary for camp
  • Money, toys, sports equipment, gum, and makeup are not permitted
  • Any lost or damaged toys or other personal belongings brought to camp are not the responsibility of the YMCA
  • Please label all belongings with the child's name