GROWING GREAT LEADERS!

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.

Questions? Please contact the Youth Development office at daycamp@indymca.org or (317) 484-9622.

If you are interested in utilizing a CCDF voucher, please contact the Youth Development office. For more information on CCDF and to see if your family qualifies, please click here.

ROLE MODELS NEEDED!

The Y is seeking fun and enthusiastic people to join our camp team this summer! Check out our employment opportunities.

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Summer Day Camp Options

Enrichment Camp | Summer Day Camp | Youth Development Center | YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

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:
Adventure Camp
Archery
Artrageous
Bowling
Can You Build It?
Cartooniverse
Chopped Jr.
Creation Station
Defy Air
Down on the Farm
Duct Tape Creations
Equestrian
Extreme Sports
Gotta Catch Them All
Grossology
Hip Hop Dance
Incrediplex
Jewelry Making
Kid vs. Wild
Laser Tag
Lego
Mad Scientist
Martial Arts
Master Chef
Mini Golf
Myth Busters
Ninja Warrior
Playground Around
Pop Stars
Pottery
Princesses & Knights
Rock Climbing
Show Choir
Sky Zone
Soccer Golf
STEM
Superheroes in Training
The Force Awakens
The Olympiad
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.

Sports Camp | Summer Day Camp | Youth Development Center | YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

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.

Sports Camps offered include Aquatics, Basketball, Cheer, Dance, Dodgeball, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Futsol, Kickball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Sports of All Sorts, T-ball, Track & Field, Triathlon, Tumbling, Volleyball

Traditional Camp | Summer Day Camp | Youth Development Center | YMCA of Greater Indianapolis

Our most popular camp! 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!

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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

Achievement

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.

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Relationships

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.

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Belonging

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.

Core Values

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