Long Live Summer

We can't wait to welcome your child to enjoy summer as it should be: fun, action-packed, and most of all, safe! At Summer Day Camp, safety is our first priority and we are committed to following the guidelines set forth by our local health officials. Click here to view more information on the safety precautions we will have for camp.

 

  • Providing high-quality camps
  • Safety protocols
  • 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 11 weeks of camp from June 1 to August 13 for ages 3-12. Hours are 9 am - 4 pm for both traditional and preschool camp. Sports camp hours are 9 am - 4 pm with the exception of Week 10 Basketball that has hours of 9 am - 12 pm.

In addition, we offer Fun Club, the Y's Before & After Camp Care, which is available as an add-on to all camps at an additional fee. Fun Club allows campers to arrive as early as 6:30 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm. Fun Club is available for campers ages 5-12.

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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Special Interest Camps: Ages 6-12
Special interest camps are designed to offer activities focused on a particular interest while incorporating overall traditional Y camp principles. Camp size may be smaller and may be offered either indoors or outdoors based on the specific interest. From 9 am - noon, campers participate in their special interest camp. From noon - 4 pm, campers participate in traditional camp activities.

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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Our arts & humanities camps encourage personal expression and the freedom to create, and provide new experiences for kids. Creativity abounds at the Y.

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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Sports Camps: Ages 6-12
Campers spend their day immersed in a specific sport learning fundamental skills and then applying those skills in a game setting. The focus is on introducing and/or improving skills for each sport with emphasis on individual skill development, teamwork, and building self-confidence in an environment that encourages having fun and making friends.

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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Aquatic camps are designed for swimmers of all levels. Your child will become comfortable in the water, increase swimming skills, practice water safety and receive a great start to refining skills while making friends and having fun! Activities include swim lessons, games, water safety skills and splash time.

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.

*Availability located under "Special Interest" Camps. 

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Our trained counselors guide campers through crafts, weekly swimming, outdoor play, games, and other fun activities.

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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CITs are provided first-hand experience working with campers and the opportunity to cultivate skills and knowledge in the day camp setting. CITs are selected through an application (application will be posted here soon) and interview process. Training and a 4-week commitment are required if selected. Space is limited. Completed applications are due by April 30, 2021. For more information please contact Lynsey Wehrenberg.

Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Location:
East Belleville YMCA
2627 Carlyle Ave
Belleville,  IL 62221
618-236-9983

District Youth & Family Director 
Lynsey Wehrenberg

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2021 Summer Day Camp Schedule

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

Traditional/
Preschool

Special
Interest

Arts & Humanities

Sports

Week 1 • June 1-4, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
     
Week 2 • June 7-11, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
  Gardening
Ages 6-12


Soccer
Ages 6-12
 

Week 3 • June 14-18, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
 

Technology
Ages 6-12

DIY
Ages 6-12


Baseball/
Softball

Ages 6-12

 
Week 4 • June 21-25, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
Aquatic Adventures
Ages 6-12
  Basketball
Ages 6-12

Cheer
Ages 6-12
Week 5 • June 28-July 2, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
  Cooking
Ages 6-12
 
Week 6 • July 5-9, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
     
Week 7 • July 12-16, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
 

Gymnastics & Dance
Ages 6-12

Volleyball
Ages 6-12
Week 8 • July 19-23, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
  Community Helpers
Ages 6-12
All Sorts of Sports
Ages 6-12
Week 9 • July 26-30, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
Aquatic Adventures
Ages 6-12
  Sports Conditioning
Ages 6-12
Week 10 • August 2-6, 9 am-4 pm & 9 am-12 pm for 1/2 Day Basketball
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
  Wizarding Adventures
Ages 6-12


1/2 Day Basketball
Ages 6-12
 

Week 11 • August 9-13, 9 am-4 pm
Traditional
Ages 5-12

Preschool
Ages 3-5
     

 

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.