Ready. Set. Summer!

Say hello to the sun-filled, action-packed days of friendship found in Wildwood YMCA Summer Day Camp. Nobody does summer like the Y! 

 

  • Icon: 100 Providing high-quality camps
  • Icon: Financial Assistance Financial Assistance Available
  • Icon: Staff Trained and dedicated staff
  • Icon: Growth Promoting social, emotional and educational growth

Check out our weekly camp grid below to register or learn more.

 

 

Camps We Offer:

We offer 10 weeks of camp from June 5 to August 11 for ages 5-13. Camp hours are 9 am-4 pm.

Camps held at the Y are: Special Interest

Camps held at LaSalle Retreat Center are: Traditional, Teens and Sports Camps. LaSalle Retreat Center is located at the northeast corner of Highway 109 and Old State Road at 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive, Wildwood MO 63038 (map).

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 7 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm. Fun Club is available for campers ages 5-13.

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. Held at LaSalle Retreat Center, 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive, Wildwood MO 63038 (map). 

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 5-13
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.

Arts & Humanities Camps: Ages 5-13
Our arts & humanities camps encourage personal expression and the freedom to create, and provide new experiences for kids. Creativity abounds at the Y.

Most of our Arts & Humanities camps are held at the Y. Camp Happy Tails, Week 4, is held at LaSalle Retreat Center, 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive, Wildwood MO 63038 (map). 

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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Teen Camps: Ages 8-13
These camps are designed for our older campers and focus on areas of interest such as cooking, various field trips and adventure.

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 5-12
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. Sports camps are held at LaSalle Retreat Center, 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive, Wildwood MO 63038 (map). 

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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The Gateway Region YMCA environment provides a unique opportunity for youth to build leadership skills by gaining hands-on experience assisting our team of camp counselors with our younger campers. The goal of the Y's Counselor in Training (CIT) program is to teach teens leadership skills that can be used at school, home, and in the community. CIT's will focus on developing their role in camp and creating a fun and positive experience for younger campers. CIT program participants at our branch can be ages 14-17.

CIT families will need to complete this application and submit by May 1, 2022. Once application is submitted, the Camp Director for your selected branch will contact you and schedule a time for your interview and screening to finalize the selection process. *Please note that not everyone interviewed will be selected for the program.*

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Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Locations:
Wildwood Family YMCA (most Special Interest Camps)
2641 Highway 109
Wildwood MO 63040

LaSalle Retreat Center (Traditional, Sports and Teen Camps 
2101 Rue De La Salle Drive
Wildwood MO 63038
Map

Contact:
Dana Bachert
dana.bachert@gwrymca.org

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2022 Summer Day Camp Schedule

Click on a camp to learn more and to register online! Click here for a downloadable version of the camp schedule!
*Camp not eligible for special pricing discount.

Traditional

Special
Interest and Teen

Sports

June 5-9, 9 am-4 pm

Secret Agents
Ages 5-12

 

Soccer
Ages 5-13

 June 12-16, 9 am-4 pm
TDB
Ages 5-12

Baking & Cake Decorating
Ages 5-13

Soccer
Ages 5-13
 
June 19-23, 9 am-4 pm

TBD
Ages 5-12

Camp Happy Tails
Ages 5-13

Waterpark Hop I   Ages 8-13

Kickball
Ages 5-13
 June 26-30, 9 am-4 pm

Outdoor Explorers
Ages 5-12

Field Trip Frenzy
Ages 5-13

Ninja Warriors
Ages 5-13

July 3-7, 9 am-4 pm

A Week at the Races
Ages 5-12

 

Hockey
Ages 5-13
July 10-14, 9 am-4 pm

Around the World
Ages 5-12

Dance & Cheer
Ages 5-13

Tween Extreme
Ages 8-13

Basketball
Ages 5-13
July 17-21, 9 am-4 pm
Scientific Explosion
Ages 5-12

Scuba I
Ages 5-13

Baking & Cake Decorating
Ages 5-13

Go for the Gold
Ages 5-13

July 24-28, 9 am-4 pm

H2O Madness
Ages 5-12

Young Chefs
Ages 5-13

Waterpark Hop II
Ages 8-13

Soccer
Ages 5-13​​​​

July 31-August 4, 9 am-4 pm
Happenin' Holidays
Ages 5-12

Scuba II
Ages 8-13

All Sports
Ages 5-13
 August 7-11, 9 am-4 pm

Summer Send Off
Ages 5-12

   

Camp Parent Handbook

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. 

*Summer Day Camp Registration Details:
Savings can be applied to a total of three weeks per child per summer. Discount will be applied in person at the branch or if registering online, the Camp Registrar will notify you through confirmation email that the discount has been applied. The camp deposit is required upon registration. Not all camps are eligible for the special pricing discount, which cannot be combined with any other offer and does not apply to Camp Lakewood, Counselors In Training (CIT), or Fun Club extended care.