Campers will enjoy our interactive curriculum that includes indoor and outdoor games, sports, character development, reading, and more!
Activities for Elementary Day Camp also include weekly field trips, on-site guests, nature activities, and weekly family events. Campers will learn the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith through camp themes that change each week. If your child loves to play, learn, make new friends, and do something exciting each week, they belong at our camps!
Please mark all of your child’s belongings with their full name! Items for your child to bring to camp include:
- Camp shirt (if provided by your family center)
- Water bottle
- Lunch and snacks
- Sunscreen (SPF 30+, spray preferred)
- Swimsuit and towel (if your child is attending an aquatics camp)
We also recommend packing sunglasses, a hat, and a book for your child. Do not send your child to camp with electronics, a phone, or other toys.
The YMCA will not be held responsible for any lost, stolen, or broken items.
How old does my child have to be to attend camp?
Camps are for children entering grades 1–5.
What are my payment options?
You can pay in full with a credit card or check, or pay on a weekly basis by keeping a credit card on file. Payments must be made the Friday prior to the start of the selected camp week.
What should campers wear to camp?
Campers should wear comfortable clothing that’s okay to get messy, and closed-toe shoes.
What is the camper to staff ratio?
The counselor to camper ratio is 1:18 or 1:20.
Does the Y offer financial assistance?
Yes! As a nonprofit organization, financial assistance is made possible through charitable donations to our Annual Support Campaign.
Does the Y offer any type of educational enrichment?
Yes! In addition to having fun at camp, your child will also learn valuable skills! The Y has a daily, designated quiet time to read in order to help prevent summer learning loss.
Find an elementary day camp that’s right for your child. This year offers plenty of exciting themes to choose from!
Watch your step! Your child can explore the wonderful world of creeping, crawling, flying, wiggling critters. These critters are some of the most abundant animals on Earth just waiting to be discovered.
Game of Games
Choose wisely with the Deal or No Deal, win big with Jeopardy, conquer fears with Fear Factor, or go on a mystery Clue hunt to see who stole the treasure box! Every day has new game show mania for your child!
Knights at the Round Table
Be a knight in shining armor or like Merlin the Wizard! Campers might even get their chance at the sword in the stone.
It’s time for a summer blockbuster! Campers can dance and play games to all our favorite soundtracks and do crafts based on their favorite movie characters.
Baby shark do-do-do-do! Anyone up for a game of sharks and minnows? Your child can learn all about the depths of the ocean, sandy beaches, and all the creatures that live in the waters around us.
Campers will get swept away to far-off places, have amazing adventures, and feel the rush of a great storybook! They can fly high with Peter Pan, learn magic with Harry Potter, and fight crime with Dogman and Captain Underpants.
Let’s join the Olympic fun in Tokyo and dive into worldwide fun. Your child can create their own team flags and compete throughout the week for a YMCA medal.
Does your child love animals? They can take a trip to the zoo and learn everything about the animals from what they eat to how the zookeepers care for them.
Campers will slide into a messy week of letting go and getting dirty. Children should wear old clothes and prepare for a week of messy fun!
This week is all about baseball! There will be a camper vs. staff game, and your child will also get to attend the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins on Wednesday, July 29.
Born to be Wild
Animal enthusiasts delight! Campers will have unique hands-on experience with projects and activities exploring the animal kingdom. Real-life animal encounters will captivate eager campers as they learn about animal behaviors and habitats. There will also be a field trip to the Central Florida Zoo.
Campers will choose what activities they want to close out the summer with! We’ll take the most popular themes, games, and activities and relive them one last time before summer ends.
Explode into Summer
Campers will explore the fascinating world of forensic science, 3D imaging, space discovery, the imagination lab and more! The field trip is to WonderWorks.
Lights, Camera, Action
Your child can enjoy a week around Hollywood with activities like karaoke, talent show, music, and even a Talent Show! There will also be a field trip to go bowling.
Stars and Stripes Forever
Campers can celebrate a patriotic 4th of July Extravaganza! Kids can dress in red, white and blue and celebrate with picnic-style games, karaoke, and more.
Welcome to the world of hands-on science. Campers will get the chance to create their own science experiments, become an engineer, and tackle fun group science projects. LEGO robotics will also be on-site, and there’s a field trip to the Orlando Science Center.
Wet n’ Wild
We will be celebrating the week by keeping cool! Campers can have fun with water slides, pool noodle hockey, fun beach-scene crafts, water science, and more. There will also be a field trip to Alexander Springs.
Wide World of Sports
Your child can enjoy the most spirited week of camp with team color competitions, scavenger hunts, game shows to see who will win the YMCA Spirit Stick! The field trip is to the Amway Center for the Celebrity Mascot Games.
All About Art
Your child can let their inner artist out! They can enjoy different projects to express their creativity every day. There will be paper mache, clay, painting, and much more. There’s also a field trip to Crayola Experience.
Around the World
Campers will get to learn more about different countries’ food, music, language, and more! They will also enjoy a Tae Kwon Do class.
Back to School Bash
For the grand finale, campers will be deciding the activities! We’ll take the most popular themed days, games and activities and relive them one last time before summer ends. As well as making sure there is plenty of time for a lot of extra swimming, play-time, and movie days.
Diving into Oceans
Explore the depths of the oceans and the sandy beaches to learn about all the creatures that live in the waters around us. Campers will also be spending time swimming, participating in water safety classes, and having a sandcastle building contest. There will also be a guest speaker!
Camp focus this week will be all about ways to help keep the Earth and ourselves healthy. Campers will spend time in the garden, cook healthy snacks, and tie-dye t-shirts. There will also be a field trip to the Empower School and Farms.
Wild About Summer
Does your child love animals? They can learn everything about animals during our field trip to the Sanford Zoo! We’ll have a variety of team building activities, animal art projects, and much more!
Campers will learn about the natural wonders of the world, conduct science experiments, study weather phenomenons, and even take a field trip to WonderWorks!
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