Summer Camp at the YMCA is a time for kids to explore, discover and create in a place that encourages confidence and community.

The Gateway Region YMCA offers Summer Day Camp at 24 locations throughout St. Louis and the Metro East.

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☀️ Experiences that last a lifetime

Camps grow with your kids, offering fresh ways for them to connect to their potential, purpose, and each other.


☀️ Y Camp is for all

We're proud to offer inclusion & adaptive support services allowing all children to experience camp fun. We're also proud to provide financial assistance.

☀️ Trained and dedicated staff

For 100+ years, the Y's proven programs and trained counselors deliver meaningful experiences that keep kids coming back year after year.


☀️ Fun and friendship

In Y camp, your kids will make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures every day.

Find a Summer Camp at a YMCA Near You:

City of St. Louis Locations

Bayer YMCA - North St. Louis
Carondelet Park Rec Complex - South St. Louis
South City Family YMCA - South St. Louis
Teen Camp hosted at the Bayer YMCA

Missouri Locations

Chesterfield Family YMCA - Chesterfield
Emerson Family YMCA - North St. Louis County
Edward Jones Family YMCA - Maryland Heights
Four Rivers - Washington
Jefferson County Family YMCA - Festus
Kirkwood Family YMCA - Kirkwood
Mid-County Family YMCA - Brentwood
O'Fallon Missouri - O'Fallon
RiverChase YMCA - Fenton
South County Family YMCA - South St. Louis County
St. Charles County Family YMCA - St. Peters
Wildwood Family YMCA - Wildwood


How has Y Camp Helped Shape Your Child?

Y camps are some of the longest-running in the country, impacting generations. Has YMCA Camp impacted your child? We would love to hear about it!




More than Just a Fun Summer Job

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. Check out our sign-on bonuses, employee referral bonuses, and employment benefits that go beyond the basics. We have positions in Summer Camp, Early Childhood Education, and Before and After School Child Care.

YMCA Camp Lakewood

At YMCA Camp Lakewood overnight camp, kids get to discover the wonders of the outdoors while making friends and memories that last a lifetime. 

Scrolling through videos of cuddly cats and wacky dances has become a way of life. But what happens when we put TikTok down. That’s what makes Camp Lakewood such a memorable place. When campers from all walks of life come together to try new things without judgment, to feel safe, happy and wanted - they discover more than a home away from home - they discover themselves.