Snow Much to Explore at Winter Break Camp!

Registration Dates


Opens | Wednesday, November 1 at 7am

Closes | Sunday, December 10 at 11:59pm



Kindergarten - 12 years old

Camp Pricing


$50 per day, per child

$50 Registration fee required for new participants

Bring a sack lunch (nut-free). AM and PM snacks will be provided by the YMCA



Pierce County

Idlewild Elementary School
Session Dates | December 27 – January 5

Hours | 6:30am-6:30pm


Washington Elementary School
Session Dates | December 18-27

Hours | 7:15am-6:30pm


Kitsap County

Crownhill Elementary School
Session Dates | December 21 – January 2

Hours | 6am-6pm


Discovery Elementary School
Session Dates | December 21 – January 2

Hours | 6:30am-6:30pm


East Port Orchard Elementary School
Session Dates | December 21 – January 2

Hours | 6am-6pm


Silverdale Elementary School
Session Dates | December 21 – January 3

Hours | 6am-6pm






See What's In Store At Camp


Explore our carefully curated program, which includes a variety of activities designed to capture the spirit of the season and the big top. There's something for everyone, from thrilling outdoor winter activities to thought-provoking workshops. Our purpose is to give possibilities for personal growth, skill development, and, as well as enjoyment.

Take a peek at what to expect at Winter Break Camp

6-8am: Morning Drop-Off and Welcome Activities 

  • 6:00 am - 7:00 am: Early drop-off and supervised free choice in designated areas 
  • 7:00 am - 7:30 am: A healthy snack is served  
  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am: Welcome games and activities in the gymnasium 

8-9:30am: Creative Arts and Crafts 

  • Engage in various circus-themed enrichment activities 
  • Create holiday decorations and crafts to take home 

9:30-10am: Snack Time  

  • Nutritious snack break and peer engagement  

10:00-11:30am: Outdoor Winter Fun  

  • Engage in weather-appropriate outdoor activities like snowman building, or winter nature exploration 
  • Enjoy playing in a outdoor group activities 

11:30am-12:30pm: Lunchtime in the School Cafeteria 

  • Healthy and balanced lunch (sack lunch from home) 
  • Supervised indoor group games 

12:30-2:00pm: STEM Exploration  

  • Hands-on science experiments and engineering challenges 
  • Learning about winter weather, snowflakes, and animal adaptations 

2:00-3:30pm: Sports and Physical Activities  

  • Indoor sports and physical activities suitable for elementary school children, such as basketball, soccer, and fun relay races 
  • Group games promoting teamwork and physical fitness 

3:30-4pm: Afternoon Snack and Outdoor Break 

  • Recharge with a nutritious snack 
  • Outdoor activities like snowball toss, snow angel making, or winter-themed scavenger hunts 

4:00-5:30pm: Enrichment Workshops 

  • Rotating workshops including music, dance, drama, or creative arts 
  • Encourage creativity and skill development in a school setting 

5:30-6pm: Evening Wind Down and Pick-Up  

  • Review of the day's activities and accomplishments 
  • Prepare for pick-up and accommodate late pick-up for parents who need extra time 






Snow Man Art Project at Local YMCA School Camps

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!

Student Smiling at Local YMCA School Camps

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.

Camp youth enjoying lunch with camp staff

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.

Swim lesson with floatie bar

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.



Tips For Success and Contact Information

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.

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: 
  2. U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  3. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
  4. 1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
  5. Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or 
  6. fax: 
  7. (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or 
  8. email: 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Signing in to your 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.


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

Kitsap Child Care Office

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

3330 Kitsap Way A, Bremerton, WA 98312

Phone: 360-627-9047


Pierce Child Care Office

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

9715 Lakewood Dr. SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

Phone: 253-534-7840