Winter break camp youth surround craft project

Building Self-Esteem and Curating Wonder



Travel back in time with us to explore dinosaurs, the wild west, even the 80s. Our campers spend their days growing friendships, collaborating on art and history 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


January 11 - February 12


Kindergarten - 12 years old


$50 per day, per child

$50 Registration fee required for new participants


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


Select Your Winter Break Camp

Pierce County

Harbor Heights Elementary School
Session Dates | February 21 - 24

Hours | 6:30am-6:30pm


*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


Pierce Child Care Office

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

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

Phone: 253-534-7840



Frequently Asked Questions


Masks are optional for all campers and staff.


Campers are asked to bring their own lunch and snacks.


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.


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.


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.


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

  • 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