The Top 10 Reasons to Love Camp at the YMCA!

Summer's almost here — are you ready? Camps are filling up fast and we've got a great summer planned, so don't miss out!

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to save your child's spot in camp today!

ACA Accredited
The American Camp Association is the only nationwide organization that accredits children’s camps. The ACA Accreditation process is a commitment by camps to the highest standards of health, safety and program quality.

Parents Approve
Each year, parents confirm what's important about camp through survey responses like this: "My son developed a sense of accomplishment and confidence with group interaction, engaged with positive and fun staff, as well as created lasting experiences that will be forever remembered."

Top Notch Staff
Our staff members are seasoned youth development professionals with extensive camp experience and a passion for what they do. We aim to provide the safest, most enriching environment possible for you and your family.

Convenient
Our 18 branches and three overnight camp facilities provide convenient camp locations that are close to home or work (or both)!

Member Pricing
You don't have to be a member to attend camp, but lots of families join the Y to take advantage of full access to 18 locations and member pricing on camp, swim lessons, sports and more.

Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of our donors and partners, the Y is able to provide scholarships for camp to families who need financial assistance. See Scholarships for requirements and an application.

flexible hours
Y day camps provide a full day of activity for your child. We offer options for extended care before and after camp to ease stress on working parents.

variety
Switch it up every week if you like — engineering, cooking, robotics, Star Wars, kayaking, secret agents, BMX, architecture, parkour, dance, reptiles, gymnastics, surfing. You name it, we've probably got a camp for that.

new experiences
Y campers can try something new, feed a passion, make a friend, discover an interest, conquer a fear, tap into a talent. We embrace summer as a time to explore and grow.

best summer ever
It's our thing. We're so serious about it, we trademarked it. We want your child to have the Best Summer Ever at the Y!