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Summer camps at the YMCA give children the opportunity to try new things, make new friends, and create lasting memories. 


Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp

Gades 1-6

The Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA offers a safe, fun, and affordable Summer Day Camp program for children who have completed kindergarten through those who are completing 5th grade based on healthy, hands-on activities that help children grow in spirit, mind and body.

We also embrace the four core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Our trained camp counselors, who provide constant supervision and role modeling to campers, make Summer Day Camp a meaningful experience.

Counselors complete extensive training in our policies and procedures, which stress health and safety in a fun environment. All YMCA staff and volunteers undergo criminal background checks and are scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry.

Leaders in Training

Leaders in Training

Grades 5-9

The Leaders in Training program is for 5th-9th graders. Our camp is focused on developing future leaders committed to their communities through fun service projects, learning activities and field trips around the Kandiyohi County area. This program is on the move every day learning, serving and helping students grow.

Applications are required.

Parent Information

Location & Times

Camp will operate all summer, Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m.- 5:45 p.m. Campers may register for just one week or all the weeks. Sessions offered June 5 through August 18. Camp is located at the Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA.


Safety is our first priority.

Campers are taught the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

All camp staff are CPR and first-aid certified. With a staff-to-child ratio of 1:15, we make sure that each staff member can give the required attention to each child.



Children that wish to swim in deep water must complete a swim test given by lifeguards. If they pass they will be given a green band and that communicates to staff that the child is allowed to swim in the deep end. 

What to Bring to Camp
  • Snack
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimsuit and Towel 
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing
  • Tennis Shoes (No sandals, flip-flops, or open-toed shoes)
  • Please DO NOT bring electronics or toys from home

We recommend labeling belongings with your child's name.

Stay Connected

We want to keep you connected to camp information and announcements.

Each Friday we will email a parent newsletter with highlights and need-to-know details for the upcoming week.


Set up your Tadpole Account

Registration Information
Member Weekly Rate $145/child
Non-Member Weekly Rate $165/child

A $10.00 deposit is required for each child and for each week the child is registered. The remaining balance is due the Friday prior to the week via auto-debt. Any cancellations after the Monday, one week prior to your scheduled session, will be subject to a full weekly payment.


There is a one time non-refundable $30 registration fee per camper

Drop-Off & Pickup

Daily drop-off beings at 6:45am. 

Afternoon pickup is required by 5:45pm.


General Daily Schedule

6:45-8:00am Drop Off & Free Play
8:00-8:30am Breakfast & Group Check-in
8:30-9:00am Morning Meeting
9:00-9:30am Group Game
10:00-11:00am Station Rotation
11:00-12:00pm Mastery Skills
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:00pm Quiet Reading/Meditation 
1:00-2:00pm Station Rotation
2:00-2:30pm Large Group Activities
2:30-3:30pm Station Rotation

Snack & Closing Meeting

4:00-5:45pm Free Play & Pick Up
Schedule is subject to change based on swimming, field trips or special activities.