Camps at the Y offer kids countless opportunities to laugh, learn, lead and make lasting friendships!
Our proven programs and trained counselors deliver meaningful, memorable experiences that keep kids coming back year after year. Our 2024 schedule will be announced soon and will replace our 2023 schedule that appears below.
It’s never too early to begin thinking about summer camp!
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.
2023 SPECIAL INTEREST CAMPS:
Arts & Humanities Camps
Our arts & humanities camps encourage personal expression and the freedom to create, and provide new experiences for kids. Creativity abounds at the Y.
Arts & Humanities camps include STEAM, Artrageous, and Cooking Up Fun
Aquatic camps are 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.
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.
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 7am and/or stay as late as 6pm.
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 non refundable and non transferable. Re-admittance will be based upon space availability.
Downtown Belleville YMCA Summer Day Camp Schedule 2023
(Helpful hint: The schedule below is best viewed from a mobile device when it is horizontal.)
Experience the YMCA Camp Lakewood Difference
The Ys overnight summer camp in Potosi, MO is an experience like no other. YMCA Camp Lakewood brings kids ages 6-17 from all walks of life together to try new things without judgement. With a sprawling 5,000-acre campus and a private 360-acre lake, Camp Lakewood becomes a summer sanctuary accommodating various interests, ranging from paddle-boarding to horseback riding to bonfires and more.
See for yourself how one summer at Camp Lakewood will leave you with memories and friends that last a lifetime.
Find Your Calling
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.
*Summer Day Camp Discount Terms & Conditions: