Summer Starts With Us:
Where Every Day is Packed with Fun and Discovery!
Join us for 11 weeks of fun at O'Fallon Illinois YMCA's Summer Day Camp, running from May 28-August 9. Our age-specific adventures, for kids ages 5-12, include daily activities from 9 am-4 pm, Monday through Friday — like swimming, games, nature exploration, arts and crafts, plus more!
Registration is open! Sign up early to secure your child’s spot in YMCA Summer Day Camp 2024!
Offered throughout the entire summer, Traditional Summer Day Camps are designed for a wide variety of conventional interests that may 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 grade level or age.
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 6:30 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm.
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.
Arts & Humanities Camp
Our arts & humanities camps encourage personal expression and the freedom to create, and provide new experiences for kids. Creativity abounds at the Y.
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.
Aquatic camps are designed for swimmers of all levels. Your child will become comfortable in the water, increase swimming skills, practice water safety and start refining their skills while making friends and having fun!
The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program at the O'Fallon Illinois YMCA offers teens ages 13-15 the opportunity to gain practical experience working with campers while cultivating essential skills and knowledge. The program's primary goal is to empower teens with leadership abilities that extend to their school, home, and community life.
Families interested in the CIT program should submit their applications by April 12, 2024. Once an application is received, the Camp Director will contact the applicant to arrange an interview and screening, finalizing the selection process. It's important to note that due to limited space, not all interviewed applicants will be selected.
Time Period: Minimum of 4 Weeks
Individuals who participate for more than 4 weeks, will not be charged for weeks 5 and beyond.
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Welcome to Inclusion & Adaptive Support Services, whether you're a returning or first-time Summer Day Camp participant. Fostering a supportive and enriching environment for children with diverse abilities is the primary focus of inclusive and adaptive programs. The Gateway Region YMCA provides trained staff and accessible spaces to help ensure camp opportunities for every child. When you register online for Summer Day Camp, indicate any needs your child may have and the branch will email you more information and the required forms.
Key Points to Note:
- Registrations are processed based on the order of receipt at the branch and subsequently by the organization's Inclusion & Adaptive Support Services department
- To avoid delay in the registration process, fully complete and provide all requested documents.
- Please allow at least two weeks for processing, especially during peak Summer Day Camp enrollment times.
- Your child's start date depends on the staffing and capacity situation at the branch, regardless of their support needs.
- We ensure information is securely handled per HIPAA guidelines.
- Additional information may be requested.
The Gateway Region YMCA is committed to serving individuals without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected factor. Our goal is to provide inclusive opportunities for all community members in our programs. While we make every effort to accommodate, there may be situations where a child's needs exceed the scope of our recreational, non-therapeutic programs.
At the Y, we stand by the belief that everyone should have the chance to be part of the Y, irrespective of their financial means. To make this possible, we offer financial assistance to those who qualify, supported by generous contributions to our Annual Campaign. Access the application here. We encourage you to apply early to allow processing time. Following processing, we communicate the approved amount to applicants, which is then applied to their accounts.
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Welcome to the world of YMCA Summer Day Camp, where each day promises a new adventure! We are devoted to creating unforgettable camping experiences, and we have designed our Camp Parent Handbook to be a helpful guide for you.
284 N. Seven Hills Rd.
O'Fallon, IL 62269
O'Fallon Illinois YMCA 2024 Summer Day Camp Schedule
(Helpful hint: The schedule below is best viewed from a mobile device when it is horizontal.)
|May 28 - 31, 9am - 4pm
There will be no camp on May 27th. Fees will be prorated.
|June 3-7, 9am - 4pm
|June 10-14, 9am - 4pm
|June 17-21 9am - 4pm
|June 24-28, 9am - 4pm
|All Sorts of Sports
|Exploring Your Next Step
|July 1-5, 9am - 4pm
There will be no camp on July 4th. Fees will be prorated.
|July 8-12, 9am - 4pm
Arts & Crafts
|July 15-19, 9am - 4pm
|July 22-26, 9am - 4pm
|July 29 - August 2, 9am - 4pm
|August 5-9, 9am - 4pm
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See for yourself how one summer at Camp Lakewood will leave you with memories and friends that last a lifetime.
Find Your True Calling When You Work for the Y
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. We offer a variety of excellent opportunities in Early Childhood Education, Y Club Before & After School Enrichment, and Summer Camp.
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