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 26 - August 7, for kids ages 3-13.
 

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Early Bird Special - 20% OFF*
Sign up between December 26 to January 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:

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.

Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm
(Fun Club 6:30 - 9 am and/or 4 - 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. A 5-day and 3-day option is available for Traditional Day Camp.

5-Day: Members $105/week, Non-members $135/week
3-Day: Members $80/week, Non-members $115/week

Weekly Themes:
May 26 - 29; 
June 1 - 5;
June 8 - 12;
June 15 - 19;
June 22 - 26;
June 29 - July 3;
July 6 - 10; 
July 13 - 17;
July 20 - 24;
July 27 - 31;
August 3 - 7;

Camp Hours: 9 am - 4 pm 
(Fun Club 6:30 - 9 am and/or 4 - 6 pm)

Trained counselors guide campers through crafts, swimming, games and other fun activities. All campers must be toilet-trained.

A 5-day and 3-day option is available for Preschool Camp.

5-Day: Members $105/week, Non-members $135/week
3-Day: Members $80/week, Non-members $115/week

Weekly Themes:
May 26 - 29; 
June 1 - 5;
June 8 - 12;
June 15 - 19;
June 22 - 26;
June 29 - July 3;
July 6 - 10; 
July 13 - 17;
July 20 - 24;
July 27 - 31;
August 3 - 7;

Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm
(Fun Club 6:30 - 9 am and/or 4 - 6 pm)

Ages 6-13. During Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics week, campers will be challenged to question, explore, plan, discover, analyze and understand the world around them. Campers will put their curiosity, creativity, and imagination to the test as they fully engage their minds. Campers will swim twice during the week.

Members $135/week, Non-members $160/week

June 22 - 26
 

Camp hours: 9 am to 4 pm
(Fun Club 6:30 - 9 am and/or 4 - 6 pm)

Campers will spend their day immersed in learning fundamental soccer skills and then applying those skills in a game setting. Focus is on introducing and/or improving skills, with an emphasis on individual skill development, teamwork and building self-confidence in an environment that encourages having fun and making friends. Campers will swim twice during the week. 

Members $135/week, Non-members $160/week

July 6 - 10

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 May 10, 2020.

Interviews for selected applicants will be scheduled during the week of May 13, 2020.

Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Location:
Tri-City YMCA
451 Niedringhaus Ave.
Granite City, IL 62040
618-876-7200

Camp Director
Alexus Knatat

 

Registration Forms & Information
healthy food

As a proud sponsor of the Summer Food Program, we are able to serve breakfast and lunch, each day, at no additional cost for any camper. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 - 8:30 am and lunch will be served from 11:15 am - noon. Menus will be distributed during the first week of camp. 

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!

Saturday, May 23
1 - 3 pm

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.