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 7, for kids ages 3-12.
 

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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:

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.

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Download a copy of our summer camp themes and descriptions.

Camp hours: 8 am to 5 pm
(Fun Club 6:30 - 8 am and/or 5 - 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.

5-Day Pricing: Y Members $115/week, Non-members $140/week

3-Day Pricing: Y Members $95/week, Non-members $120/week

Weekly Themes:
May 26 - 29: Express Yourself
June 1 - 5: Globetrotters
June 8 - 12: Wild Wild West
June 15 - 19: Inventor's Workshop
June 22 - 26: Superhero Academy
June 29 - July 3: Red, Y & Blue
July 6 - 10: Challenge Week
July 13 - 17: Splish Splash
July 20 - 24: Disney Mania
July 27 - 31: Secret Life of Pets
August 3 - 7: Spirit Week

Camp Hours: 8 am - 5 pm 
(Fun Club 6:30 - 8 am and/or 5 - 6 pm)

Trained counselors guide campers through crafts, swimming, games and other fun activities. All campers must be toilet-trained. Kinder Camp does not go on weekly field trips.

5-Day Pricing: Y Members $115/week, Non-members $140/week

3-Day Pricing: Y Members $95/week, Non-members $120/week

Weekly Themes:
May 26 - 29: Express Yourself
June 1 - 5: Globetrotters
June 8 - 12: Wild Wild West
June 15 - 19: Inventor's Workshop
June 22 - 26: Superhero Academy
June 29 - July 3: Red, Y & Blue
July 6 - 10: Challenge Week
July 13 - 17: Splish Splash
July 20 - 24: Disney Mania
July 27 - 31: Secret Life of Pets
August 3 - 7: Spirit Week

Camp hours: 8 am to 5 pm
(Fun Club 6:30 - 8 am and/or 5 - 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.

Members beginning at $135/week, Non-members beginning at $165/week

Camp Options:
June 1 - 5: Green Thumb (ages 6 - 12) 

June 8 - 12: Aquatic Adventures (ages 6 - 12)

June 15 - 19: Community Helpers (ages 6 - 12)

June 22 - 26: The Hungry Games (ages 6 - 12)

July 6 - 10: Aquatic Adventrues (ages 6 - 12)

July 13 - 17: Sports Conditioning (ages 6 - 12)

July 20 - 24: Art Jam (ages 6 - 12)

July 27 - 31: LEGO Mania (ages 6 - 12)

Camp hours: 8 am to 5 pm
(Fun Club 6:30 - 8 am and/or 5 - 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.

Members beginning at $135/week, Non-members beginning at $165/week

Camp Options:
June 1 - 5: Soccer (ages 6 - 12) 

June 8 - 12: Baseball (ages 6 - 12)

June 15 - 19: Gymnastics & Dance (ages 6 - 12)

June 22 - 26: Kids on the Run (ages 6 - 12)

July 13 - 17: Basketball (ages 6 - 12)  •  Cheerleading (ages 6 - 12)

July 27 - 31: Volleyball (ages 6 - 12)

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:
Monroe County YMCA - HTC Center
9514 Caring Way
Columbia, IL 62236
618-281-9622

Youth & Family Program Director
Lynsey Wehrenberg

Day Camp Director
Alexis Royer

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 12, 2020
6 pm
Monroe County 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.