Ypsilanti Day Camps


  • Registration for Camp will begin April 14, 2014.  The brochure can be accessed here
  • Camp location is at Estabrook Elementary.
  • Camp will begin the week of June 23, 2014
  • Camp fees are $100.00 per session with a $70.00 or $40.00 scholarship option
  • Brochures will be mailed as soon as all the details are available. To check if you’re address is up-to-date on our mailing list, please contact Colette at 734-661-8031.
  • For additional information, call Camp Director, Colette Hemker at 734-661-8031

Welcome to Summer 2014 with the YMCA!

YMCA summer day camps are all about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities and make lasting friendships and memories.


As a participant in one of our camps, your child will be positively impacted by great programs and caring staff. Our counselors are dedicated to ensuring a safe atmosphere while instilling the character values of the Y. YMCA Day Camp themes of Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Caring are found in each game, activity, and interaction. 


Welcome to all of the possibilities of YMCA Day Camps!




Location & Schedule
Camp location is at Estabrook Elementary.  YMCA Day Camps will run Monday-Friday and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

*July 4: There will be no camp Thursday, July 4. Camp fees are prorated accordingly.


Age Groups

Campers will be split up into groups based on age and will take part in small group games and activities with campers their own age, as well as participate in large “all camp” activities. Camp is open to all children, ages 5 – 11 years.   



All staff members are selected for their maturity, dedication, and enthusiasm to work with children. Our entire staff is First-Aid/CPR certified and participates in an intensive training program that covers safety, supervision, counseling and camp procedures. Campers to counselor ratios adhere to state guidelines to ensure that your child receives the best care and attention.


Registration, Fees, & Financial Assistance

Registration begins Monday April 14, 2014 for returning campers and students in the Ypsilanti School District. Fees are $100.00 per session, payable by cash, credit card, or check. Registrations and payments should be mailed to the Day Camp Office, 400 W. Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48103. You can also register by calling our Camp Office at 734-661-8039.


Financial assistance is available through our sliding fee scale. If you would like to apply for a camp scholarship please check the box on the registration from indicating how much you are able to contribute towards the cost of the camp. A $10 deposit is due at the time of registration for each week of camp requested.


All camp balances are due 3 weeks before the session begins. No money will be collected at check in. 


Registration & Refund/Transfer Policy

Deposits are non-refundable under any circumstances. Camp balances must be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the start date of the session you are registered for begins.

Up to 7 days before the beginning of your camp, all funds, less the deposit, are refundable and transferable within other Day Camp programs. This includes transfers to a new session and/or current Day Camp balance dues. 

Within 7 days all funds are non refundable and non transferable to a balance due or new registration.  A written physician-authorized note verifying illness or injury is required in order to obtain a refund if a child cancels within 7 days of the session start date.  If a camper fails to show for a registered session without notice, there will be no refund issued.  In cases of homesickness, dismissal, or voluntary withdrawal, there will be no refund of any fees.


Drop off & Pick up Procedures

Drop-off and pick-up will take place at the entrance to the Multi-Purpose Room. All camps will require parent/guardian(s) to show a picture ID in order to pick up a child. If this person does not have such an ID and/or is not on the parent/guardian approved list of people allowed to pick up the child, s/he will not be able to sign the child out under any circumstances.


Late Arrivals/Pickups

YMCA Day Camps start at their designated time each day. In the event that you attempt to drop off a camper after the proposed start time and the camp has left the immediate area, it will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to locate and drop off the camper with the group. Staff will not be available to supervise campers who arrive late for a field trip.


A 15-minute grace period will be allowed for all parents picking up children from camp. YMCA Day Camp staff are not permitted to supervise children in a one on one situation. As a result, any child who is picked up late from camp on more than two occasions may be dismissed from future YMCA Day Camp sessions.



All camper medications are to be turned into the Camp Director at check-in on the first day of camp with written instructions for delivery. Medications will be distributed at required times during the day. Campers should NEVER carry medications on their person including, but not limited to, over the counter medications such as Tylenol and aspirin. Failure to abide by this policy will result in dismissal. Emergency medicine such as inhalers and epi-pens should be reported to the Day Camp Director upon arrival.


Behavior Policy

YMCA Day Camps focus on providing great experiences for all campers. Participants that display behavior including, but not limited to; disruption, name calling, fighting, consistently failing to follow instructions, and the like will be dismissed without refund. Behavioral challenges with a camper in one camp can result in the dismissal of that camper from all future camp sessions without refund. It is the policy of the Ann Arbor YMCA and YMCA Day Camps that behavior that would be classified as any kind of harassment or abuse will not be tolerated by staff, campers, or parents. Such behavior results in immediate dismissal or termination and if applicable, contacting of authorities.



We encourage parents to come and share in their child’s experience; however all visitors are required to check in with camp staff upon arrival. Failure to provide proper identification will result in the visitor being asked to leave the camp.


Lunch & Snack

The YMCA is partnering with Food Gatherer's to provide lunch to every camper, every day! It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide a morning and/or afternoon snack for each day of camp. If your child suffers food allergies, we recommend sending your own lunch.


WHAT TO BRING                                                        WHAT NOT TO BRING           


Morning and Afternoon snack                                      Cell Phones

Water bottle                                                                 Playing or trading cards

Sunscreen                                                                   Toys/Trading Cards

Bug Spray                                                                    Money or other valuables

Swimsuit (Estabrook location only)                              Video games

Backpack/duffel bag                                                     CD players

Appropriate clothes for the weather, including                        Other electronic equipment

tennis shoes                                                                Pocket knives or weapons of any kind


Campers will spend a lot of time outdoors and should bring a water bottle, bug spray, and sunscreen with them.