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, June 1 - August 14, for kids ages 5*-12.
(*Must have completed Kindergarten)

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Summer is Just Around the Corner!

Camps We Offer:

Fun Club, the Y's Before & After Camp Care, is available as an add-on to all camps, at an additional fee. Fun Club allows campers to arrive as early as 6:15 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm.

$15 per week

Camp hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm
(Fun Club 6:15 - 8:30 am and/or 4 - 6 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 Pricing: Members $110/week, Non-members $130/week

Weekly Themes:

  • June 1-5: Animal Mania! 
    • Field Trip: St. Louis Zoo
  • June 8-12: Outdoor Adventures! 
    • Field Trip: Camp Lakewood
  • June 15-19: The Mad Scientist! 
    • Field Trip: St. Louis Science Center
  • June 22-26: The Olympic Challenge! 
    • Field Trip: All Camp Games
  • June 29-July 3: USA!! USA!!  
    • Field Trip: Oak Valley Waterpark
  • July 6-10: Barnyard Palooza! 
    • Field Trip: Purina Farms
  • July 13-17: The Great Outdoors! 
    • Field Trip: Camp Lakewood
  • July 20-24: Fun and Fitness with a Little Bit of Rowdy!  
    • Field Trip- Epic 6 Sports Arena
  • July 27-31: Under the Sea!
    • Field Trip-  St. Louis Aquarium
  • August 3-7: The Nature Connection!      
    • Field Trip: Camp Lakewood
  • August 10-14: Water Fun!
    • Field Trip: Farmington Water Park

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 and interview process. Training and a 4-week commitment are required if selected. Space is limited. Applications are due by April 20, 2020.

Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Jefferson County Family YMCA
1303 YMCA Drive
Festus, MO 63028

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!

Saturday, May 30
3 - 4 pm
Jefferson County YMCA

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 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.