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Summer is a time for kids to activate their sense of adventure and expand the limits of their imagination. At Y Day Camp, every day is an opportunity for campers to make new friends and explore endless possibilities for fun. When kids find new passions, they find their Y.

With 18 metro Atlanta locations, Y Day Camp offers affordable pricing well below many competitors, making summer day camp a great option—and a great value—for working parents.

Registration for 2023 Summer Day Camp opens on January 2nd!

 

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A place where kids can just be kids...

The past several years have been stressful for everyone – especially our kids. Now more than ever, it’s important for kids to feel safe in a fun, stress-free environment. Y Day Camp offers engaging activities that keep your child moving, laughing – and off of screens!

From exploring nature to building imaginary worlds and everything in between, the Y offers kids new experiences so they can discover what they love!

What makes Y Day Camp different?

Our Day Camp curriculum is infused with important elements you just won't find at other camps. We focus on social-emotional learning to help kids understand how to express themselves and their feelings and build successful relationships with others. We break for reading time to just give kids a chance to have some quiet time alone with a book – or just a minute to breathe deeply and find a moment of peace.

Specialty Camps

Y specialty day camps offer kids an opportunity to expand their interests and learn new skills. whether its cooking, basketball, drama or STEAM, at Y sport and specialty camps, kids have space to grow stronger, try new things, and build their confidence in a safe and nurturing environment.

Traditional Camps

When it comes to having fun in the months when school is out, Y Day Camp is the answer. Campers have fun while building social-emotional and academic skills by engaging in a wide variety of games, activities, and team projects, in an environment that allows them to connect with new people.

Work at Y Camp

What could be more fun than spending your whole summer at Y camp and getting paid to be there! Y camp counselors are vital to providing a safe, nurturing and fun environment for our campers. If you grew up loving day camp or just want to be a role model for young campers, the Y is for you!

Day Camp at the Y helps your child...

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Build Confidence
Trying new activities helps kids learn self-reliance and gain independence. Y camp helps build self-esteem and confidence as kids learn just how much they CAN do!
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Learn Character Values
All Y programs are based on the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Kids build character and learn to treat others with kindness and consideration.
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Stay Active
We know how hard it is to fill all the hours in the day in the summer months. Camp keeps your kids up and moving throughout the day – and keeps them off their screens.
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Make New Friends
When kids are exposed to new people and new friends at camp, they expand their horizons. The connections and bonds built at Y camp can be the start of lifelong friendships.
Everything You Need to Know About Y Day Camp
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Traditional Camp:
In our traditional camps, we use challenging and fun activities that feature weekly themes, promote personal growth, and encourage campers to have fun with their friends – while observing social distancing guidelines.

Traditional camp includes age-appropriate activities including arts & crafts, group games, outdoor exploration, indoor learning experiences and much more. Based on each camp location, additional activities may include archery, canoe rides and more.

Sports & Specialty Camps:
Many of our Ys offer specialty camps focusing on an array of topics: sports, art, gymnastics, STEAM, teen leadership, swim, and many more. Our specialty camps require weekly registrations. Check out the available camps at your local Y for specifics.

Y day Camp offers families full-day coverage!

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pre-Camp: 7:00 - 9:00 am & Post Camp: 4:00 - 6:30 pm

Most Y Day Camps are for kids ages 5-15. However, ages vary by camp. Check out our available camps in the activity finder and sort by age to see what options are available for your child. Preschool camps are available at some Ys for children younger than 5.

All Day Camp registration can be done online by clicking the button at the top of this page, or visiting the activity finder. Or, you can register in-person at your Y. Please reach out to the contact person at your Y for assistance.

A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

Cancellations must be made two weeks in advance of camp date to receive a credit of the balance of payment (excluding the non-refundable deposit).

For any questions or help, please reach out to your Y’s specific point of contact, listed below.

Pay in Full:
If you are registering for a camp date starting in less than two weeks, full payment is due when you register.

Auto Draft:
Your credit card will be charged on the payment due date which is on the Monday two weeks before the camp date. You should select this option at time of registration if you only want to pay the minimum deposit. Auto draft information can be updated as needed.

We believe every child and family should have the opportunity to participate in any Y program. Those not able to pay the full fee may be awarded partial financial assistance based on their ability to pay and the Y’s ability to fund the subsidy.

The YMCA also accepts third party payment from other organizations that help families in need. Many of our Y locations currently accept DFCS (CAPS) payments. Please contact your local branch and case worker first before enrolling your child in Y Day Camp.

To begin an application for financial assistance, please contact the branch program director.

Medical Waiver

Authorized Camper Pickup Form

Copy of your child’s shot records on the school health form (3231)

Forms cannot be transferred from other Y programs.

Campers SHOULD bring:

  • Lunch in an insulated box
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Two snacks (no nuts, please)
  • Spray sunscreen and bug spray

 

Campers SHOULD NOT bring:

  • Cell phones, laptops or any type of electronics

If you have questions about available Day Camp options, please reach out to the Day Camp Director at the location where you would like to register.

DAY CAMP CONTACTS BY COUNTY
 

CHEROKEE COUNTY 

Cherokee Outdoor YMCA
201 E. Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock GA 30189
(770) 591-6092

 

COBB COUNTY 

McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA
1055 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 977-5991

Northeast Cobb Family YMCA
3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30062
(678) 569-9622

Northwest Family YMCA
1700 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 423-9622

 

DEKALB COUNTY 

Decatur Family YMCA
1100 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 377-9622

East Lake Family YMCA’s Youth & Teen Development Center
1765 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
(404) 373-6561

Wade Walker Park Family YMCA
5605 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088
(678) 781-9622

 

COWETA COUNTY 

Summit Family YMCA
1765 East Hwy 34, Newnan, GA 30265
(770) 254-9622

 

FORSYTH COUNTY 

Forsyth County Family YMCA
6050 Y Street, Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 888-2788

 

FULTON COUNTY 

Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA
2220 Campbellton Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
(404) 523-9622

Arthur M. Blank Family Youth YMCA
555 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 724-9622

Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead
1160 Moores Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 350-9292

Cowart Family YMCA
3692 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
(770) 451-9622

Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA
3655 Preston Ridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005
(770) 664-1220

The Villages at Carver Family YMCA
1600 Pryor Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
(404) 635-9622

 

GWINNETT COUNTY 

J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA
2985 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
(770) 963-1313

Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA
5600 W. Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
(770) 246-9622

 

NEWTON COUNTY

Covington Family YMCA
2140 Newton Drive, Covington, GA 30014
(770) 787-3908

We love YMCA Day Camp!! Thank you for all the help it has provided while we work. The friendships our girls have made with staff and other kids are absolutely amazing!

Decatur Family YMCA Day Camp parent