Campers will enjoy our interactive curriculum that includes indoor and outdoor games, sports, character development, reading, and more!
Activities for Elementary Day Camp may also include 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 intended for children entering grades 1–5. Students must be currently attending or have completed their kindergarten year. Lake Nona YMCA and The Learning Center at Osceola YMCA can accept students who’ve not yet completed kindergarten via a special license.
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!
Week 1: June 1–4
Let’s take a trip to the farthest state! There are so many opportunities to be emerged in the Hawaiian culture and fun. Learn to hula, create a pineapple bowl, and make leis. Aloha!
Walk like an Egyptian
Week 2: June 7–11
Jump back in time and walk with the Egyptians! This week is filled with mummies, pyramids, and visits around the world.
Welcome to Seussville
Week 3: June 14–18
One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish… Get your imaginations flowing by creating a world of Who’s or seeing all the places you’ll go.
Wild Wild West
Week 4: June 21–25
Welcome to the Wild West were there are no rules! Your camper will earn how to lasso a bull, line dance and become the most rootenest-tootenest cowboy or cowgirl in the land.
Red, White, and Blue Spectacular
Week 5: June 28 – July 2
We love our first responders! Spend this week honoring our first responders while having fun too. Your camper will even get to see demos of firefighting and police K9s.
Week 6: July 5–9
Seek and you shall find… treasure! Use clues and maps to find treasures throughout camp. Create your own treasure maps and be ready for adventure.
Week 7: July 12–16
The final frontier is just a blast off away. This STEM focused week is all about space and its infinite possibilities! Join us for building rockets, making galaxy slime, and more.
Week 8: July 19–23
Spend this color-filled week getting messy. From a color run to paint balloon toss to Picasso’s toes, your camper will have the best time getting covered head to toe!
Week 9: July 26–30
Boom! Pow! Splat! Join us for a looney cartoon week. Express your imaginative ideas and witness your favorite characters come to life.
Wet and Wild
Week 10: August 2–6
Splash into the last week of summer camp. Wear your bathing suit every day to enjoy all sorts of water activities throughout the days as we come to a close!
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