Ready. Set. Summer!

Say goodbye to cold weather and hello to the sun-filled, action-packed days of friendship found in Downtown Belleville YMCA Summer Day Camp. We're counting down the days until we welcome you! Nobody does Summer like the Y!


  • Providing high-quality camps
  • Financial Assistance Available
  • Trained and dedicated staff
  • Promoting social, emotional and educational growth

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


Camps We Offer:

We offer 3 weeks of camp from June 13 to July 1 for ages 5-12. Camp hours are from 9 am to 4 pm.

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 6:30 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm. Fun Club is available for campers ages 5-12.

Arts & Humanities: Ages 5-12
Our arts & humanities camps encourage personal expression and the freedom to create and provide new experiences for kids. Creativity abounds at the Y. Camp size may be smaller and maybe 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.

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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 an emphasis on individual skill development, teamwork, and building self-confidence in an environment that encourages having fun and making friends.

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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Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Downtown Belleville YMCA - Kern Center
200 S. Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220

Lynsey Wehrenberg

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2022 Summer Day Camp Schedule

Click on a camp to learn more and to register online!
*Camp not eligible for special pricing discount.

Arts & Humanities


Week 1 • June 13-17, 9 am-4 pm

Ages 5-12

Week 2 • June 20-24, 9 am-4 pm

Ages 5-12

Week 3 • June 27-July 1, 9 am-4 pm


All Sorts of Sports
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.