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!
Did you know the Y offers day camp at our overnight camp locations too?
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.
Day Camp at the Y helps your child...
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.
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.
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 Outdoor YMCA
201 E. Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock GA 30189
McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA
1055 E. Piedmont Road, Marietta, GA 30062
Northeast Cobb Family YMCA
3010 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta, GA 30062
Northwest Family YMCA
1700 Dennis Kemp Lane, Kennesaw, GA 30152
Decatur Family YMCA
1100 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
East Lake Family YMCA’s Youth & Teen Development Center
1765 Memorial Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30317
Wade Walker Park Family YMCA
5605 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088
Summit Family YMCA
1765 East Hwy 34, Newnan, GA 30265
Forsyth County Family YMCA
6050 Y Street, Cumming, GA 30040
Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA
2220 Campbellton Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
Arthur M. Blank Family Youth YMCA
555 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
Carl E. Sanders Family YMCA at Buckhead
1160 Moores Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327
Cowart Family YMCA
3692 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30319
Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA
3655 Preston Ridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30005
The Villages at Carver Family YMCA
1600 Pryor Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
J.M. Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA
2985 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA
5600 W. Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
Covington Family YMCA
2140 Newton Drive, Covington, GA 30014
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!
Best Summer Ever
Working parents, this is your summer solution! Let the Y provide safe, exciting adventures for your children while they build confidence and character.