Summer Camp

YMCA camps share one thing: they’re about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, discover new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and build lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun!


Exciting programs designed for your preschool aged child

Our summer preschool programs follow an educational enriching curriculum that focuses on kindergarten readiness, character development, health and fitness, diversity and values in education. Our grant programs offer 5 weeks of focused Literacy instruction and 5 weeks of focused Math instructions and camp activities. Swim lessons are available at some locations. Our Preschool Camps are a great way to for your child to interact with other children and to gain the social skills they will need as they grow and mature into school-agers. Learn More

Preschool Camp

Summer Day Camp

Summer Day Camp


Summer just wouldn't be the same without the excitement and adventure of a YMCA Day Camp. For over 30 years, central Ohio children have come together for a summer full of nature, water fun, games, cookouts, arts & crafts and new friendships! A wide variety of programs are offered for children grades 1 through 10, with special programs designed just for teens. Traditional, Sports and Specialty Camps are available. Camp runs June through August of each year. Several camps are accredited by the American Camping Association. Membership Assistance is available. Pick up a current Camp Guide at you branch Resource Center or download it below. Learn More

Overnight Summer Camp


Enjoy the best that summer has to offer with swimming, boating, archery, campfires, food, singing, sports, nature, camp-outs, and much more at Camp Willson – the YMCA's premier resident camp.

Serving children since 1918, Camp Willson is located just one hour northwest of Columbus in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Perfect for children ages 7 through 17 offering Traditional, Horseback, Specialty and Teen Camps. Family Camps, Men's/Women's Weekends, Horselovers and Teen Weekends are also available throughout the year. The Willson Outdoor Center is proud to be accredited by both the American Camping Association and the Certified Horsemanship Association. Learn More

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Camp Can Do

Camp Can Do

Camp for Children with Special Needs

With Camp Can Do, the YMCA and the Early Childhood Resource Network+ (ECRN+) extend the opportunity to enjoy and participate in nature to our young special-needs population. Running concurrently with YMCA Day Camp at three local YMCA branches, Camp Can Do is a special summer day camp for children and young adults with moderate to intensive special needs, ages 6 through 21 years. Camp activities are tailored to the unique needs of these kids, and staff of counselors at each site consist of teachers from our local school districts experienced in working with children who have special needs. Learn More

Teen Extreme

A whole bunch of exciting activities designed especially for 7th–9th graders

Every day of your week brings a new and different adventure, and each of the three Teen Extreme locations has its own palette of activities. One day you could be making jewelry and playing in a basketball tournament; the next you might find yourself on a trail in the woods, cooking a gourmet lunch outdoors or swimming under twenty feet of water with SCUBA gear. Learn More

Teen Extreme