The Ultimate Neighborhood Adventure


Stay in the neighborhood this summer at one of the Y’s Summer Day Camp school locations. Set your sights on a new discovery each week, whether crafting spaceships or setting a course on an imaginative adventure with friends.


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Children Ages 5–12



Full Week | $250



Mother and Daughter Drawing In Visual Arts Class


Creative Corner

Let imaginations run wild with engaging artistic activities like drawing, painting, and making crafts. Your kids will explore their creativity and work on meaningful projects they can take home and display with pride.


Helena day camp participants pose on the trail


The Great Outdoors

Nature takes the lead! Let your aspiring environmentalist embark on a journey of exploration and discovery while taking in the beauty of our natural world and its many wonders.


Summer camp participants drawing with markers at the YMCA


Maker Space

Innovative STEM-based workshops invite kids to take apart, rebuild, and tinker to their heart’s content. As your child explores and discovers different materials and tools, they develop foundational science and math skills that could spark a lifetime of curiosity and experimentation.


Two summer camp participants skipping down the outdoor track at the YMCA


Fun and Games

Time-tested YMCA group activities will provide hours of entertainment and fun for your kid! From classic kickball to Capture the Flag and Red Rover, we'll get the kids up and moving while keeping them safe, active, and engaged.


Throwing Balls On The Court At YMCA Summer Day Camp


Team Sports

Get in the game! Win or lose, your kids will learn the importance of teamwork and develop confidence in their abilities and skills. It's a great way to socialize, stay active, and have lots of fun!





Our Safety Measures

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


Camp Resources and Safety Protocols

Campers are assigned to same age Camp Groups for the week. Each counselor provides fun and safe activities. Campers with Y Child Care enjoy traditional camp. activities, meet new friends, and stay active throughout the day. Weather permitting, activities will move outside as much as possible. 


USDA Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by: 

1. Mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 

2. Fax: 
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 

3. Email: 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Child Care Camp Contact

Pierce County Child Care Office 
9715 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 
Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm 
Phone: 253-534-7840 | Email: 


Kitsap County Child Care Office 
3330 Kitsap Way B, Bremerton, WA 98312 
Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm 
Phone: 360-813-1813 | Email: 

Lunch and Snacks

AM and PM snacks are provided by the YMCA. 

Bring lunch with your child each day. All food must be Nut-Free.

What to pack

Please mark all of your child’s belongings with their full name! Items for your child to bring to camp include:  

  • Face mask (optional) 
  • Filled water bottle labeled with camper’s name 
  • Closed-toe shoes (please leave flip flops and sandals at home) 
  • Small backpack labeled with camper’s name (to hold belongings) 
  • Labeled sack lunch and snacks 
  • Warm jacket/coat and hat or gloves (optional) 
  • Crayons or Markers 
  • Personal Belongings 

Please only allow your child to bring items that are necessary for camp. Money, toys, sports equipment, gum, and makeup are not permitted.

The YMCA will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen, or broken items. 

Camper drop off and pick up times

Drop Off to Camp | Before 10am to ensure your child enjoys most activities scheduled for the day 

Pick Up from Camp | 30-minutes after end of camp hours

Setting up your online account

Sign into 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 Summer Day Camp, that email address is likely the one you will use to log in to your My Community account. 

Does the Y offer financial assistance?*

Y Experience Scholarships help remove the financial barriers to accessing YMCA facilities, programs, and services. Scholarships are provided based on household, income, and special circumstances. Please complete the application online and a Y staff member will contact you soon.


Do you have to be a member to register for camp?

No. A community member rate is available.