Welcome to YMCA Summer Day Camp!
Welcome to a summer experience that is so much more than camp. This summer, your child will swim, run, play, and explore, all in an environment that helps them learn and grow. They will step outside of their comfort zones to try new things, develop new friendships that will last a lifetime, and be in a place where they know they belong and feel safe.
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The Y is seeking fun and enthusiastic people to join our camp team this summer! Check out our employment opportunities.
Summer Day Camp
2019 Summer Day Camp enrollment opens January 19, 2019! Check out our Camp Guide for everything we will be offering this summer, and look below for more information on specific camp locations!
Summer Day Camp Options
Looking to explore something new at camp this summer? Enrichment Camps offer opportunities to try something you’ve never tried before! From becoming a ninja warrior to creating tasty treats, there is a camp for everyone! Approximately three hours of each camp day will consist of Enrichment Camp curriculum. The remainder of the day is comprised of Traditional Camp activities.
Enrichment Camps include:
Can You Build It?
Down on the Farm
Duct Tape Creations
Gotta Catch Them All
Hip Hop Dance
Kid vs. Wild
Princesses & Knights
Superheroes in Training
The Force Awakens
Water, Water Everywhere
Gear up your preschooler for summer fun! Young campers engage in hands-on learning, exploration, time with new friends and caring Y counselors lead arts, songs, games and outdoor activities for campers to enjoy. Your preschooler will make new friends in our safe, structured camp. Weekly themes guide activities in both small- and large-group settings, with an emphasis on providing opportunities for children to grow intellectually, socially and emotionally.
YMCA Sports Camps help children develop proper techniques, while learning the value of sportsmanship. Camps will include drills, skill development, learning the rules of the game, and scrimmages in a non-competitive environment. Sports Camps are designed for all skill levels. These camps are not only about learning to play the sport but learning to love it! All equipment is provided.
List of Sports Camps offered: Aquatics, Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Dodgeball, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Futsol, Kickball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Sports of All Sorts, T-ball, Track & Field, Triathlon, Tumbling, Volleyball
At the Y, our progressive traditional camp program is filled with fun and new camp themed activities. Camp utilizes the outdoor experience incorporating core values to connect campers to support building relationships, and a sense of belonging and achievement! Our Traditional Camp offers exciting activities such as swimming, archery, group games, team building, science, crafts, scavenger hunts, and much more!
- Baxter YMCA
- Benjamin Harrison YMCA
- Bridgeport Elementary
- Brook Park Elementary
- Eagle Creek Park
- Edison School of the Arts/IPS 47
- Fishers YMCA
- Fortville Memorial Park
- Grassy Creek Elementary
- Harris Elementary
- Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
- HRH YMCA
- Hummel Park
- Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay
- Jordan YMCA
- Kitley Elementary
- Mary Castle Elementary
- New Palestine Intermediate
- OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA
- Paramount Brookside
- Ransburg YMCA
- Rosa Parks Elementary
- Sand Creek Elementary
- Stonycreek Farm
- Thorpe Creek Elementary
- Witham Family YMCA
- Woodside Community Church
PDF Downloads and Online Forms
|File Link||File Size|
|Day Camp Guide||1.3 MB|
|2019 Camper Packet- Baxter YMCA Camps||719.7 KB|
|2019 Camper Packet- Benjamin Harrison YMCA Camps||748.4 KB|
|2019 Camper Packet- Downtown YMCA Camps||691.9 KB|
|2019 Camper Packet- Fishers YMCA Camps||739.0 KB|
|2019 Camper Packet- Hendricks Regional Health YMCA Camps||717.2 KB|
|2019 Camper Packet- Jordan YMCA Camps||687.6 KB|
|2019 Camper Packet- OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA Camp||631.2 KB|
|2019 Camper Packet- Ransburg YMCA Camps||701.2 KB|
|2019 Camper Packet- Witham Family YMCA Camps||629.5 KB|
|2019 CIT Packet- Hendricks Regional Health YMCA||182.8 KB|
|2019 CIT Packet- Witham Family & OrthoIndy Foundation YMCAs||179.4 KB|
|Accommodation Request Form||29.7 KB|
|Tax Receipt Instructions||131.3 KB|
|Adjusting Your Child’s Pickup List||48.7 KB|
|Change Information Form||Online|
Growing Great Leaders
Day Camp is a place not only to explore and play, but a place for campers to learn and develop skills needed as they grow. Our programs help build these skills through focusing on three main outcomes: Achievement, Relationships, and Belonging
Youth Development Program Components
We want to make sure that every camper tries something new this summer and leaves camp with a new skill. This could be trying their hand at archery, learning how to make friendship bracelets, or even developing their leadership skills by leading a group activity. Every camper should have the chance to step outside of their comfort zone to experience new things.
We want to make sure every camper makes a connection at camp with their fellow campers and the camp staff. We want to help kids not only make new friends, but learn how to be good friends, too. We do this through being intentional with team building activities, opportunities to learn about those around us, and using our four core values.
Every camper should feel safe and at home at camp. Camp is a space to be yourself and be welcomed by the people around you! We create this sense of belonging through our traditions and the relationships we build.
At the YMCA, we have four core values that are embedded and taught every day at camp. These values are at the core of YMCA camp.
Caring: Being considerate to the needs and feelings of others
Honesty: Being trustworthy and truthful
Respect: Treating others, the environment, and yourself with dignity
Responsibility: Accepting accountability for your actions and role in the community