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 5-13.

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Early Bird Special - 20% OFF*
Sign up between December 26 to January 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: 9 am to 4 pm
(Fun Club 6:45 - 9 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. Download a copy of our traditional camp themes and descriptions.

Members $95/week, Non-members $120/week

Weekly Themes: 
June 1 - 5; Choose Your Adventure
June 8 - 12; Space and Beyond
June 15 - 19; Celebrate the Nations
June 22 - 26; Be Your Own Superhero
June 29 - July 3; Journey Under the Sea
July 6 - 10; Party in the USA
July 13 - 17; Game Show Mania
July 20 - 24; Pirates and Mermaids
July 27 - 31; Camp Throwdown
August 3 - 7; Community Week
August 10-14; Final Countdown

Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm
(Fun Club 6:30 - 9 am and/or 4 - 6 pm)

Camps are designed around interests such as swimming, science, sports, cooking, arts and more! Group sizes may be smaller, and activities may be located indoors or outdoors depending on the special interest. Campers will participate in their special interest activities until noon, and then in traditional camp activities from noon to 4 pm. Download a copy of our special interest camp themes and descriptions. 

Members beginning at $110/week, Non-members beginning at $135/week

Camp Options:
June 15 - 19; Track and Field (ages 5 - 8)
June 22 - 26; Track and Field (ages 9 - 13)
June 29 - July 3; Basketball Camp (ages 5 - 8)
July 13 - 17; Basketball Camp (ages 9 - 13)
July 20 - 24; Volleyball Camp (ages 5 - 8)
July 27 - 31; Volleyball Camp (ages 9 - 13)

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 6:45 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm.

Fun Club prices:
Both AM & PM care members $20/week, Non-member $25/week.

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 will be available in January 2020 and are due April 13, 2020.

Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Emerson Family YMCA
3390 Pershall Rd
St. Louis, MO 63135

Courtney Stevenson
Y Club & Camp Director

Mark Pacatte
Y Club & Camp Director 

Tiffany Williams
Y Club & Camp Director

Alice Daugherty
Administration & Collections
Y Club & Camp Registrar

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!

May 28, 2020
6:30 PM
Emerson Family 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.