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 28 - August 21, for kids ages 5-15.
 

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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 6:30 - 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 $125/week, Non-members $150/week

Weekly Themes:
May 26 - 29; Fun Around Town
June 1 - 5; Summer Safari
June 8 - 12; Wacky Science
June 15 - 19; Construction Zone
June 22 - 26; Hometown Heroes
June 29 - July 3; Planet Earth
July 6 - 10; Under the Sea
July 13 - 17; Outta this World
July 20 - 24; Summer Sports
July 27 - 31; Drama Rama
August 3 - 7; Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
August 10 -14; Movin' & Grovin'
August 17 - 21; Go for Gold

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 $125/week, Non-members beginning at $155/week

Camp Options:
June 1 - 5; Bakers Dozen
June 8 - 12; Artrageous
June 15 - 19; STEAM Team
June 22 - 26; Mystery
July 6 - 10;  Pin & Create
July 13 - 17; Bakers Dozen
July 20 - 24; Show Choir (ages 8 - 12)
July 27 - 31; STEAM Team
August 3 - 7; Artrageous
August 17 - 21; Meet Me in St. Louie 

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

Camp will spend their day immersed in a specific sport learning fundamental skills and then applying those skills in a game setting. 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. 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 Sports Camp themes and descriptions. 

Members beginning at $140/week, Non-members beginning at $170/week

Camp Options:
June 1 - 5; Wide World of Sports
June 8 - 12; Hoop There it is!
June 15 - 19; Construction Zone
June 22 - 26; Soccer Stars
June 29 - July 3; Backyard Sports
July 13 - 17; Hoop There it is!
July 20 - 24; Soccer Stars
July 27 - 31; Wide World of Sports
August 3 - 7; Sports of All Sorts
 

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

Aquatic Camps is 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. Download a copy of our Aquatics Camps themes and descriptions. 

Members beginning at $140/week, Non-members beginning at $170/week.
Water Park Hop members pay $170/week, Non-members pay $200/week.

Camp Options:
June 1 - 5; Splash into Summer
June 8 - 12; Water Park Hop
June 15 - 19; Pirate Week
June 29 - July 3; Aloha Week
July 6 - 10; Water Park Hop
July 13 - 17; Under the Sea
July 27 - 31; Water Park Hop
August 3 - 7; Superhero Week
August 10 - 14; Water Park Hop

In continued partnership with the US National Park Service, Missouri State Parks, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Army Corps of Engineers, the Y is excited to offer 5 weeks of fun, educational camps where kids will explore nature and recreation in our Missouri parks and public lands. All programming is subject to Mother Nature’s rules (weather permitting). These camps are based at the South City Family YMCA*, from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, end of day times may vary. 

Members beginning at $140/week, Non-members beginning at $170/week

Camp Options:
June 8 - 12; Rookie Rangers, ages 5 - 7
June 15 - 19; ECO Rangers, ages 7 - 13
June 22 - 26; River Rangers, ages 7 - 13
July 6 - 10; ARTch Rangers, ages 7 - 13
July 13 - 17, Extreme Rangers, ages 11 - 15

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.

Fun club prices:
AM Members $10/week, Non-members $15
PM Members $15/week, Non-members $20
Both AM & PM Members $25/week, Non-members $35

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

Location:

South City Family YMCA
3150 Sublette Ave
St. Louis, MO 63139
314-644-3100

Drew Hill
Youth & Teen Director

Cheryl Roe
District Director of Child Care

Jenny Morgan
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 21, 2020
6:30 pm
 

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.