BEST. SUMMER. EVER.
Summer camps at the YMCA give children the opportunity to try new things, make new friends, and create lasting memories.
Summer Day Camp
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
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.
Weekly Themes & Field Trips
|June 5-9||Welcome Week|
|June 12-16||Wacky Water Fun||Willmar Pool|
|June 19-23||Mad Science||Elemental Movie|
|June 26-30||Pirate Fever||Appleton Pool|
|July 5-7||The Mystery of History||The Villiage / The Historical Center|
|July 10-14||Camp Champs||Stingers Game|
|July 17-21||Animal Planet Adventures||Amaz'n Farmyard, Hawk Creek|
|July 24-28||Blast to the Past||Skatin' Place|
|July 31 - August 4||Who Dunnit?||Hutch Pool|
|August 7-11||Let's Get Lost In Space||SMSU Planetarium|
|August 14-18||Look Back Through Summer|
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.
- Water Bottle
- 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.
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.
|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
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|
|2:00-2:30pm||Large Group Activities|
Snack & Closing Meeting
|4:00-5:45pm||Free Play & Pick Up|
Schedule is subject to change based on swimming, field trips or special activities.
SUMMER DAY CAMP SWIMMING LESSON RATES: