Welcome to Ann Arbor YMCA Summer Day Camp  Programs!

The Y is a place where everyone belongs and can be themselves while engaging in new experiences, strengthening character, building new skills and making friends.

Our well-rounded summer day camp programs are rooted in the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while being intentional about fostering relationships, a sense of accomplishment, and belonging for all.

More than ever this summer, we are committed to providing youth with a positive environment that prioritizes safety and promotes participants to lead with empathy, build healthy relationships, effectively manage emotions, take responsibility for actions, and develop achievable goals.

As you review our camp brochure, you will notice a range of in-person day camps offered across Washtenaw County, along with several exciting new camps that bring all of the fun of camp to you to complete at home.  We are also offering virtual camp programs that will engage your child in some of their favorite activities from home.

The Ann Arbor YMCA Day Camp Team is here to cultivate your camper’s character, curiosity, and creating for youth to discover their passions and explore their potential.

Great summers start here!

HOW TO REGISTER

2021 summer day camp registration opens Sunday, March 14 at 11 am for Y members and Wednesday, March 17 at 7 am for community members.
  • Online: Click on the dark green “Camp Registration” button at the top of the page
  • By Phone: Day Camp Registrar (734) 661-8039

Why the Y?

GOALS FOR Y CAMPERS
  • Create new friendships and experience a sense of belonging
  • Engage in a wide variety of activities that inspire creativity, critical thinking and a lifelong commitment to learning
  • Develop meaningful relationships with caring adults
  • Serve as a part of a team
  • Set and achieve a personal goals
FIVE REASONS TO ATTEND Y DAY CAMP PROGRAMS
  • Have fun staying active while playing games
  • Make new friends
  • Engage with caring staff and volunteers
  • Develop new skills by trying challenging activities
  • Enhance physical, social-emotional, and cognitive abilities
2021 Summer Session Dates
Session 1: June 14 – 18
Session 2: June 21 – 25
Session 3: June 28 – July 2
Session 4: July 5 – 9
Session 5: July 12 – 16
Session 6: July 19 – 23
Session 7: July 26 – 30
Session 8: August 2 – 6
Session 9: August 9 – 13
Session 10: August 16 – 20
Session 11: August 23 – 27
Session 12: August 30 – Sept. 3

GENERAL INFORMATION

SAFETY AT CAMP DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Safety of participants, staff, and volunteers are our top priority. All in-person opportunities will abide by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and governmental recommendations and regulations. Camp groups will be reduced in capacity to provide additional space in any indoor areas. All camp activities will be modified to minimize necessity for close physical interactions. It is safe to assume that all in-person opportunities will require staff and campers to wear Personal Protective Equipment and to maintain a safe distance (6 feet) from one another whenever it is possible to do so.

DAY CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS

At the Y, we believe that every person who would like to should have the opportunity to participate in our programs. Through generous contributions to the Annual Campaign, the Ann Arbor YMCA provides financial scholarships to enable all members of the community to enjoy YMCA programs, regardless of financial capacity. Visit https://www.annarborymca.org/financial-assistancescholarships/ to learn more about applying for a day camp scholarship.

STAFFING

All staff members are selected for their maturity, dedication, enthusiasm, and desire to allow children to reach their fullest potential. We are committed to hiring a diverse and welcoming staff. Our entire staff is CPR and First Aid-certified and participates in an intensive training program which covers safety, supervision, counseling and camp procedures. Ann Arbor YMCA average counselor-to-camper ratios exceed state guidelines to ensure that your child receives the best care and attention possible.

PARENT HANDBOOK

A Parent Handbook will be emailed to all registered participants prior to summer and will be available for download here. This handbook will contain detailed information concerning on YMCA Day Camp in-person protocols, policies, and procedures.

REFUND AND TRANSFER POLICY

At the time of registration, a deposit is due for each session for which the camper is registering. If we’re unable to move forward this summer as scheduled due to a government mandate, then all program fees and deposits will be refunded. Up to three weeks before the beginning of the specific camp session, all funds, less the deposit, are refundable and transferable within other day camp programs as space allows. This includes camp balance dues. Within three weeks of the beginning of the specific camp session, all funds are non-refundable and non-transferable to a balance due or to a new registration. If a camper, without notice, does not attend a session for which they are registered, there will be no refund issued. In cases of homesickness, dismissal, or voluntary withdrawal, there will be no refund of any fees.

Questions?

Contact us at daycamps@annarborymca.org or (734) 661-8039

Give the gift of camp

Do you know a child who could benefit from a scholarship to camp?

Every day, the Y works to ensure that everyone has the opporutnity to learn, grow and thrive. Through the generous support of donors, we provide scholarship assistance to give every kid the chance to experience camp.

Please consider making a tax-deductible charitable contribution to our Annual Campaign to help send a child to camp.  To donate, visit www.annarborymca.org/give.  When you give to the Y, you strengthen your community.