We're planning a fabulous 2023 Summer experience for our day campers! Info for Summer 2023 will be available soon. Registration will open 4/3/2023 at 1pm.
Download the 2023 flyer here (pdf)
Few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities. 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. Our four core values of integrity, health, collaboration, and diversity are essential parts of all our programs. We follow the YMCA's mission of providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
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 includes games, outdoor activities, art projects, STEAM learning, quiet reading time, swimming, and more!
All camps are open Monday-Friday from 7am-6pm. For summer 2023 camps will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday July 4.
All of our staff members go through an in-depth interview and a complete background check before being hired. As role models, staff members are selected for sound judgment, maturity, experience, enthusiasm, and creativity. Training occurs both before and throughout the summer to ensure staff members are providing the best possible experience for campers. All staff members are certified in First Aid and CPR.
The YMCA is a nonprofit 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 financial assistance program. Submit a child care financial assistance application here.
Required Paperwork and Parent Handbooks
- Child Information Record
- Agreement and Permission Form
- School-Age Parent Handbook
- Early Learning Parent Handbook
- Members: $185 per week
- Community: $210 per week
PreK Camp at Maple YMCA - Ages 3-5
Summer Sprouts for Ages 3-4
Summer Sprouts is for our youngest campers. Children will be introduced to the camp experience in a safe and structured environment. Campers will receive a 30-minute swim lesson each week.
Kinder Camp for Ages 4-5
Kinder Camp is for campers entering Kindergarten in the fall. Children will get the full camp experience in a safe and structured environment. Campers will receive a 30-minute swim lesson each week.
Maple Explorers at Maple YMCA ages 6-12
Maple Explorers for Ages 6-12
Maple Explorers is for campers entering grades 1st-6th in any school district. Each week campers will have the opportunity to explore their summer through a weekly theme with corresponding field trips or on-site visitors. Themes may include S.T.E.A.M. (Science, technology, engineering, art, math) activities, and dress-up days. At camp, campers will have the ability to investigate nature, release their inner artist, and make a splash in the pool. Our goal is to create a fun, safe, and memorable summer for your campers!
NEW - Portage Explorers at Moorsbridge Elementary Ages 6-12
Portage Explorers for Ages 6-12
Portage Explorers is for campers who attend Portage Public Schools and will be going into 1st -6th grade in the fall of 2023
Each week campers will have the opportunity to explore their summer through a weekly theme with corresponding field trips or on-site visitors. Themes may include S.T.E.A.M. (Science, technology, engineering, art, math) activities, and dress-up days. At camp, campers will have the ability to investigate nature, release their inner artist, and make a splash in the pool. Our goal is to create a fun, safe, and memorable summer for your campers!