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DAY CAMP

Preschool through 9th Grade
(Preschool, Kinder, Traditional, Leadership)
Day camp features swimming, field trips, and weekly themed activities listed below. Campers will be exposed to new activities designed to teach independence and team building skills. Sign your child up for one, two or all the weekly adventures.
(Preschool camp does not participate in field trips).

 

REGISTRATION:
Member registration begins April 1, non-member registration begins April 15. Register early to avoid late fees! Early registration ends 5 business days prior to the start of each camp week. There is a one-time $30 registration fee. CAMPS FILL UP FAST!

DATES & TIMES:
Camps are offered from June 3-August 16. Camper Drop-off and pick up will be available from 6:45am-6:00pm unless otherwise noted.

FIELD TRIPS:
Preschool does not participate in field trips.
3-6 grade field trips will be on Wednesdays
K-2 grade field trips will be on Thursday
Leadership camp will help younger campers on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Campers must have a healthy sack lunch on their field trip day. The Y will provide snacks.

*The YMCA has partnered with School District #2 for the Lunch in the Park Program. June 4 through August 9 your child can eat lunch for free at the YMCA. Please note that the first and last week of camp AND July 4 & 5  are not included in this and your child will need a lunch. Your child will also need a lunch on field trip days.

PRESCHOOL CAMP
Children may not be dropped off early or picked up late without making prior arrangements. Child must be potty trained.
AGE: 3- 5 (Children not entering Kindergarten in the fall.)
COST: Members $65 per week, non-members $105 per week
DAY & TIME: M–F 9am–1pm
LOCATION: YMCA Preschool

Register for Preschool Camp

 

 

KINDER CAMP
AGE: Children entering Kindergarten in the fall
COST: Members $105 per week, offsite members $130 per week, non-members $175 per week
LOCATION: Drop off at Central Christian Church, afternoon pick up at YMCA
Central Christian Church-1221 16th St. W.

Register for Kinder Camp

 

 

TRADITIONAL CAMP
AGE: Children entering 1st-6th grade in the fall
COST: Members $105 per week, offsite members $130 per week, non-members $175 per week
LOCATION: YMCA

Register for Traditional Camp

 

 

LEADERSHIP CAMP
AGE: Youth entering 7th-9th grade in the fall
COST: Members $75 per week, offsite members $100 per week,
non-members $125 per week
LOCATION: YMCA

Register for Leadership Camp

 

WEEKLY DAY CAMP THEMES

WEEK 1:  June 3-7 RACING INTO SUMMER – Register by May 26 to avoid late fee!

This week we will be racing around to avoid detours and road blocks to see old friends and meet new friends by exploring our surroundings and engaging in fun games, songs, crafts and more.
FIELD TRIP: The Reef Indoor Water Park

WEEK 2:  June 10-14 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES – Register by June 2 to avoid late fee!

Experience the great outdoors with nature, crafts, tasty concoctions made over a fire, lawn games, floatable inventions, science of nature and enjoy the camp BBQ.
FIELD TRIP: Lake Elmo – BBQ

WEEK 3:  June 17-21 SPLATTER – Register by June 9 to avoid late fee!

Get ready to get messy in Splatter week! Use your imagination and express yourself as we create our way through camp with hands-on projects. Mold clay, tie dye tee shirts or socks, and more!
FIELD TRIP: Skate World

WEEK 4:  June 24-28 SUMMER SAFARI – Register by June 16 to avoid late fee!

Escape to the world of the wild. Come explore amazing animals from bugs to bears and reptiles!
FIELD TRIP: Zoo Montana

WEEK 5:  July 1-5 EVERY DAY’S A HOLIDAY- Register by June 23 to avoid late fee!
We’ll be celebrating Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas, and different holidays around the world and don’t forget 4th of July! Be ready for an egg hunt, costume party and fun in the sun ! (Closed the 4th)

FIELD TRIP: Museum of the Rockies -Bozeman * No field trip for K-2 this week.

WEEK 6:  July 8-12 MONTANA ADVENTURES- Register by June 30 to avoid late fee!

This wonderful western state that we live in has so much to offer. From the animals, plants, wide open spaces all the way to the waters around us, this week we will explore what’s great about Montana!
FIELD TRIP: Red Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary – Red Lodge

WEEK 7:  July 15-19 PIRATES & PRINCESSES- Register by July 7 to avoid late fee!

Argg mateys and welcome to Pirate week but wait Princesses are also occupying camp! Watch out for clues to be the first to find an “X” that marks the spot. Search for treasures and sing songs on the raging seas.
FIELD TRIP: The Reef Indoor Water Park

WEEK 8:  July 22-26 PLAY BALL- Register by July 14 to avoid late fee!

This week will include games and activities played with balls: football, basketball, soccer and many more!
FIELD TRIP: Bowling in Laurel

WEEK 9:  July 29 – Aug. 2  SPLASHTACULAR- Register by July 21 to avoid late fee!

Splash into this week while learning about the wonders of water and creatures of the sea. Create your own splash painting and bottled waves. Play splash tag and water balloon toss.Be ready to get splashed!
FIELD TRIP: Lake Elmo- BBQ

WEEK 10:  Aug. 5-9  HEROES VS. VILLAINS- Register by July 28 to avoid late fee!

Who is that masked hero… or is it a villain? Find out during this great week of superhero fun! Create your own secret identity and mask at camp while you travel around solving crime or creating chaos in our all camp game of heroes vs. villains. Recognize everyday heroes, create superhero capes and explore your own heroic talents.
FIELD TRIP: Red Lodge Pool- Red Lodge

WEEK 11:  Aug. 12-16  FUNTASTIC FINALE – Register by August 4 to avoid late fee!
Bring our camp season to a close with our camp funtastic finale. Join your camp friends and your favorite counselors as you plan and create skits that highlight the fun of camp. Camp traditions and songs come to life, and all will have a chance to participate in their own unique way. Join us the last day of
camp for our Y funtastic finale celebration!
FIELD TRIP: The Reef Indoor Water Park