The Y's summer day camps for youth provide an array of options to interest every child. We value the unique personalities and potential of every child and teen. Day camp creates an environment where kids can be themselves, explore exciting new things, cultivate friendships, and create lasting memories. Through fun activities, our camp counselors will teach your child to discover the outdoors, build skills, and work as part of a team. The experiences they enjoy will have a lasting impact on their lives as they begin to imagine and explore life around them. Our four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility are essential parts of all our programs. We follow the YMCA mission of providing programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Licensed Full Day Camps

Our full day camps meet State of Michigan licensing requirements, which focus on health, safety, and program quality. We are committed to providing a wide variety of experiences to all campers. Each week will include games, outdoor activities, art projects, quiet reading time, swimming, field trips, and more!

Our Staff

All of our staff are interviewed and go through a complete background check before being hired. As role models, staff are selected for sound judgment, maturity, experience, enthusiasm, and creativity. Training occurs both before and throughout the summer to ensure staff are providing the best possible experience for campers. All staff are also certified in First Aid and CPR.

Scholarships

The YMCA is a non-profit community organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all. We strive to make membership and programs available to everyone. For families who may be experiencing financial hardship, please inquire about our scholarship program.

The YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo offers summer camp programs at both the Maple and Portage branches.

Summer Camp at Maple

The Maple Branch offers three different day camps for ages 3-14. All camps run Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm.

Kinder Camp for ages 3-5

Jr. Explorers for ages 6-10

Early Teen Adventures for ages 11-14

Please contact the Child Care office within the Maple branch at
(269) 345-9622 x167 or via email.

Summer Camp at Portage

Camp Ahoma is for children ages 6-14. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 7:00am-6:00pm.

Please contact Don at the Portage branch with questions at (269) 324-9622 x423 or via email.