Ready. Set. Summer!

Say goodbye to cold weather and hello to the sun-filled, action-packed days of friendship found in Clinton County YMCA Summer Day Camp. We're counting down the days until we welcome you! Nobody does Summer like the Y!

 

  • Providing high-quality camps
  • Financial Assistance Available
  • Trained and dedicated staff
  • Promoting social, emotional and educational growth

Check out our weekly camp grid below to register or learn more.

 

Camps We Offer:

We offer 12 weeks of camp from May 23 to August 12 for ages 5-12. Camp hours are 8 am-5 pm.

Offered throughout the entire summer, these camps are designed for a wide variety of conventional interests that include arts & crafts, group games, nature exploration, swimming, field trips, and more. Camps are themed weekly. Most camp activities are held outdoors with indoor activities provided based on the day and theme. Day campers are divided into groups by the grade level they are entering in the fall.

Registrations must be completed by the Wednesday prior to the camp start date for the week. Registrations made after this date will acquire a $10 late fee.

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The Gateway Region YMCA environment provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills by gaining hands-on experience assisting our team of camp counselors with our younger campers. The goal of the Y's Counselor in Training (CIT) program is to teach teens leadership skills that can be used at school, home, and in the community. CIT's will focus on developing their role in camp and creating a fun and positive experience for younger campers. CIT program participants at our branch can be ages 13-17.

CIT families will need to complete this application and submit by May 1, 2022. Once application is submitted, the Camp Director for your selected branch will contact you and schedule a time for your interview and screening to finalize the selection process. *Please note that not everyone interviewed will be selected for the program.*

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Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Location:
Clinton County YMCA
14160 Jamestown Rd
Breese, IL 62230
618-526-5628

Camp is held at Northside Park in Breese.

Program Director
Brittany Stegman

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2022 Summer Day Camp Schedule

Click on a camp to learn more and to register online!
*Camp not eligible for special pricing discount.

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Week 1 • May 23-27, 8 am-5 pm

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Ages 5-12

Week 2 • May 31-June 3, 8 am-5 pm

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Ages 5-12

Week 3 • June 6-10, 8 am-5 pm

Traditional
Ages 5-12

Week 4 • June 13-17, 8 am-5 pm

Traditional
Ages 5-12

Week 5 • June 20-24, 8 am-5 pm

Traditional
Ages 5-12

Week 6 • June 27-July 1, 8 am-5 pm

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Ages 5-12

Week 7 • July 5-8, 8 am-5 pm

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Ages 5-12

Week 8 • July 11-15, 8 am-5 pm

Traditional
Ages 5-12

Week 9 • July 18-22, 8 am-5 pm

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Ages 5-12

Week 10 • July 25-29, 8 am-5 pm

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Ages 5-12

Week 11 • August 1-5, 8 am-5 pm

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Ages 5-12

Week 12 • August 8-12, 8 am-5 pm

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Ages 5-12

 

Camp Parent Handbook

To withdraw your child from the day camp program, please provide written notice to the Camp Registrar at least one week prior to the last day of attendance. Weekly deposit(s) are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Re-admittance will be based upon space availability.

Camp Lakewood - Our Overnight Camp!

Take the adventure to the next level with our Camp Lakewood overnight camp. With a 360-acre lake and more than 5,000 acres of forest-covered hills, caves, creeks and more, there are many opportunities for natural exploration. Whether it's the campfires, swimming, archery, zip lining, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, inflatable water park and kayaking, every camper delights in waking up with a renewed sense of excitement as to what new activities each day at camp will bring. Y members receive discounts.

Begin Your Career in Child Care

If you have talent, knowledge, and passion for working with children - and you want to work in an organization where you will be rewarded with opportunities to serve, it's time to learn more about what the Gateway Region YMCA has to offer. 

*Summer Day Camp Registration Details:
Savings can be applied to a total of three weeks per child per summer. Discount will be applied in person at the branch or if registering online, the Camp Registrar will notify you through confirmation email that the discount has been applied. The camp deposit is required upon registration. Not all camps are eligible for the special pricing discount, which cannot be combined with any other offer and does not apply to Camp Lakewood, Counselors In Training (CIT), or Fun Club extended care.