Campers will enjoy our interactive curriculum that includes holiday-themed games, crafts, activities, and more!
Holiday Camps at the Y provide children with safe, fun, and constructive care while they’re out of school. Campers will learn the YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith as they’re looked after by certified Y team members. 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:
- Water bottle
- Lunch and snacks
- Sunscreen (SPF 30+, spray preferred)
- Swimsuit and towel (if your child is attending a YMCA location with a pool)
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.
Safety Plays First
We’re working directly with the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the American Camp Association (ACA) to implement procedures that ensure our campers’ continued safety.
Playerspace gives you convenient, 24/7 online access to information about Holiday Camps! Y staffers will use Playerspace for important updates like schedule changes and announcements, as well. To communicate with Y staff, please utilize your private Playerspace email.
Getting Started with Playerspace
After you have registered for a Camps program, be sure to log into your new Playerspace account and make any necessary edits to your information. Make sure you’re not on your child’s dashboard and you are logged in as yourself as the master account. (Note: Verify this by checking the name on the dashboard.)
Filling Out Waivers
Click on the dropdown on the top right corner by your name and choose “Participation Requirements” to view and complete all necessary waivers.
Receiving Playerspace Emails
Be sure to check your junk/spam folders for Playerspace contact upon registration. You’ll need to add [email protected] to your safe sender list. If you’re still not receiving emails, please contact the Programs Director at your local YMCA.
How old does my child have to be to attend camp?
Camps are for children currently in grades K–8.
Does my family have to be members for my child to attend camp?
No, camp sessions are available to members and non-members.
Are camp dates the same every year?
Our Holiday Camp follows the Orange County Public School calendar. Therefore, breaks may not fall on the same date year after year. The Y also may not hold camp sessions every single break.
What time does camp start and end?
Sessions run from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.
How are children divided up in camp?
Camps are usually divided up by K–3 and grades 4–8, but this may change based on the number of children in attendance and/or the number of Y staff available.
What should campers wear to camp?
Campers should wear comfortable clothing that’s okay to get messy, and closed-toe shoes.
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 designated quiet time to read in order to help keep kids engaged over breaks.
Our Holiday Camp schedule follows the Orange County Public School calendar. Please note, Holiday Camps are only available at select YMCA locations.
Please note: select YMCA family centers will host camp during Orange County Public Schools’ Teacher Workdays.