Let the adventure begin!

Whether your child is interested in exploring, creating, competing or learning, Summer Day Camp at the Y offers the perfect solution. We provide a safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, make lasting friendships, and above all, have fun! 

The Y offers 11 weeks of full-day camp, May 26 - August 7, for kids ages 5-12.

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Early Bird Special - 10% OFF*
Sign up between March 1 - 31

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* Savings can be applied to a total of three weeks per child, per summer. Discount will be applied when you register in person at the branch. If registering online, the Camp Registrar will notify you through confirmation email the discount has been applied. Not all camps are eligible for discount. Camp deposit required upon registration. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Does not apply to Camp Lakewood, C.I.T., or Fun Club extended care.

Camps We Offer:

Camp hours: 8 am to 5 pm 

School-age campers will be grouped by grade level they will enter in the fall. Campers explore nature, participate in group games, swim and attend field trips. Camp is held at Northside Park in Breese. During inclement weather, camp will be held at Mater Dei High School.

Members $100/week, Non-members $130/week
(*Week of Memorial Day is prorated)

Weekly Themes:
May 26 - 29; Kickstart Your Summer
June 1 - 5; Terrific Travelers
June 8 - 12; Gettin' Messy
June 15 - 19; Let's Go on a Hike
June 22 - 26; Fear Factor
June 29 - July 3; Team U.S.A. Spirit Week
July 6 - 10; Fitness Fun
July 13 - 17; Splish Splash
July 20 - 24; Cook, Cook & Away
July 27 - 31; Party Animals
August 3 - 7; All Good Things Must Come to an End

Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Clinton County YMCA
14160 Jamestown Rd
Breese, IL 62230

Youth & Family Program Director
Katie Kimmle

Registration Forms & Information

Camp Meet 'n Greet

Parents of new and returning campers are highly encouraged to attend our Meet 'n Greet. Important information will be shared to ensure your camper will be prepared and have a positive first experience. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet the camp staff and ask specific questions. We encourage you to bring the family!

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
6 - 7 pm
Clinton County YMCA at the Healthplex

Camp Lakewood - 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 campfires, swimming, archery, climbing tower, zip line, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, 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.