Long Live Summer

We can't wait to welcome your child to enjoy summer as it should be: fun, action-packed, and most of all, safe! At Summer Day Camp, safety is our first priority and we are committed to following the guidelines set forth by our local health officials. Click here to view more information on the safety precautions we will have for camp.

 

  • Providing high-quality camps
  • Inclusive camps for all
  • Trained and dedicated staff
  • Promoting social, emotional and educational growth

Check out our weekly camp grid below to register or learn more. For a printable version of the grid, click here.

 

 

Camps We Offer:

We offer 11 weeks of camp from June 1 to August 13 for ages 3-14. Hours are 9 am-4 pm and 9 am - 12 pm for Preschool Half Day Camps.

Camps held at the Y are: Special Interest, Teen and Preschool Camps

Camps held at LaSalle Retreat Center are: Traditional and these Sports Camps: Kickball, All Sports, Ninja Warriors, Hockey and Basketball. LaSalle Retreat Center is located at the northeast corner of Highway 109 and Old State Road at 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive, Wildwood MO 63038 (map).

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 7 am and/or stay as late as 6 pm. Fun Club is available for campers ages 5-14.

Offered throughout the entire summer, these camps are designed for a wide variety of conventional interests that include arts & crafts, group games, nature exploration, swimming, field trips and more. Camps are themed weekly. Most camp activities are held outdoors with indoor activities provided based on the day and theme. Day campers are divided into groups by the grade level they are entering in the fall. Held at LaSalle Retreat Center, 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive, Wildwood MO 63038 (map). 

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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Special Interest Camps: Ages 5-14
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. Held at the Wildwood YMCA.

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.

Arts & Humanities Camps

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Teen Camps

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Sports Camps: Ages 5-13
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. Sports weeks 1: Kickball, 2: All Sports, 3: Ninja Warriors, 7: Hockey and 9: Basketball held at LaSalle Retreat Center, 2101 Rue De La Salle Drive, Wildwood MO 63038 (map). 

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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Our trained counselors guide campers through crafts, weekly swimming, outdoor play, games, and other fun activities. Held at the Wildwood YMCA.

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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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 (application will be posted here soon) and interview process. Training and a 4-week commitment are required if selected. Space is limited. Completed applications are due by April 19, 2021. For more information please contact Dana Bachert at dana.bachert@gwrymca.org.

Contact Us With Your Camp Questions

Locations:
Wildwood Family YMCA (Specialty, Preschool and some Sports Camps)
2641 Highway 109
Wildwood MO 63040

LaSalle Retreat Center (Traditional and Sports Camps Week 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9)
2101 Rue De La Salle Drive
Wildwood MO 63038
Map

Contact:
Dana Bachert
dana.bachert@gwrymca.org

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2021 Summer Day Camp Schedule

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

Traditional

Special
Interest and Teen

Preschool

Sports

Week 1 • June 1-4

 

 

Preschool
Ages 3-5

9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA

 

Week 2 • June 7-11

Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Happy Tails
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
Held at YMCA

Pee Wee Sports
Ages 3-5

9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA

All Sports
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm

Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Week 3 • June 14-18
Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Float, Climb & Cave
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
Based at YMCA

Little Garden
Ages 3-5
9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA

Ninja Warriors
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm

Held at LaSalle Retreat Center
Week 4 • June 21-25

Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Chocolate, Spice
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
Held at YMCA


Water Park Hop I
Ages 8-14
9 am-4 pm
Based at YMCA

Little Sharks
Ages 3-5
9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA
 
Week 5 • June 28-July 2

Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

5 @ Six Flags*
Ages 8-14
9 am-4 pm
Based at YMCA
Dance & Gym*
Ages 3-5
9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA

Dance & Cheer*
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
Held at YMCA

Week 6 • July 5-9
Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Great Outdoors
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
​​​​​​​Based at YMCA

Baking 1
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
Held at YMCA

   
Week 7 • July 12-16

Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Baking 2
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
​​​​​​​Held at YMCA

Heroes & Princesses
Ages 3-5
9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA

Hockey
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm

​​​​​​​Held at LaSalle Retreat Center
Week 8 • July 19-23
Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center
Around St. Louie
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
​​​​​​​Based at YMCA


Tween Cuisine
Ages 8-14
9 am-4 pm
​​​​​​​Held at YMCA
Little Artiste
Ages 3-5
9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA
 
Week 9 • July 26-30

Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Field Trip Frenzy
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
​​​​​​​Based at YMCA
Mini Chefs
Ages 3-5
9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA

Basketball
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm

​​​​​​​Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Week 10 • August 2-6
Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

Young Chefs
Ages 5-13
9 am-4 pm
​​​​​​​Held at YMCA


Water Park Hop 2
Ages 8-14
9 am-4 pm
Based at YMCA

Happenin' Holidays
Ages 3-5
9 am-12 pm
Held at YMCA

1/2 Day Scuba*
Ages 8-13
9 am-4 pm

​​​​​​​Held at YMCA
Week 11 • August 9-13

Traditional
Ages 5-12
9 am-4 pm
Held at LaSalle Retreat Center

     

*Indicates camp is not eligible for special pricing promotional discounts.

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.