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 - July 31, for kids ages 5-12*.
*Must have completed Kindergarten.

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Early Bird Special - 10% OFF*
Sign up between March 1 - 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: 8 am to 5 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. 5-day and 3-day options. (Campers must have already completed kindergarten.) Camp is held at Salem High School.

5-day $100/week
3-day $80/week

Weekly Themes:
June 1 - 5; Let the Games Begin
June 8 - 12; World Adventures
June 15 - 19; Fun with Food
June 22 - 26; Splashtacular
June 29 - July 3; Party in the U.S.A.
July 6 - 10; Mad Scientist
July 13 - 17; Wild at Art
July 20 - 24; Splish Splash
July 27 - 31; End of Summer Spectacular

Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Camp Location:
Salem Community High School 
1200 N. Broadway Ave.
Salem, IL 62881

618-548-2222, ext. 28


Program Director
Jed Casburn

Registration Forms & Information

Camp Lakewood - 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.