Welcome to Eldon & Elsie Ward Family Day Camp
There is no place like Day Camp – A home away from home where kids laugh, learn, explore and grow in the outdoors, while creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime. Kids discover not just the wonders of day camp but the joy of exploring their unique traits, talents and interests along with the power of sharing their strengths and skills to benefit the group. That’s why more than 4,000 kids in Central Ohio attend the Y’s summer day camps; to belong, achieve and build relationships.
Ages: For kids entering grades 1-6
Camp Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Before Care Hours: 7:00am - 8:30am
After Care Hours: 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack (After Care)
Before and After Care Location: Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
Day Camp is held Monday through Friday and provides kids ages 5-12 supervised activities that foster youth development. We allow for physical involvement, social interaction, educational opportunities, leadership building, personal growth and creativity in everything we do. The Y’s core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility are emphasized throughout activities, conversations and ceremonies.
|1||June 3–7||Time Traveler|
|2||June 10–14||World Explorer|
|3||June 17–21||Sports Around the World|
|4||June 24-48||Mad Scientist|
|6||July 8-12||Amazing Race|
|7||July 15-19||Treasure Hunters|
|8||July 22-26||Splish, Splash|
|9||July 29-August 2||Games, Games, Games|
|10||August 5-9||Camp Rewind|
$135/Week Camp Only
$160/Week Camp Only
$180/Week Camp Only
$30/Additional fee Weekly
$50/Additional fee Weekly
Staff and Safety
At Day Camp, caring and professional role models are committed to helping kids build confidence and character. The loyalty, dedication and professionalism of our highly trained staff is extraordinary. We count on our staff to meet strict Y qualifications and pass an Ohio Bureau of Investigation background check. All Day Camp staff are 18 years or older and have been trained or certified in the following:
- First Aid
- Oxygen Administration
- Bloodborne Pathogens
- Prevention/Recognition of Child Abuse
- Camp Safety
- Child Development
- Curriculum Planning
- Licensing Regulations
Parents look to the Y for a safe and secure environment where children can learn practical social skills and develop positive values. Our reputation for consistency and safety, as well as our focus on youth development, gives parents the confidence they need to trust us with their children.
To ensure the well-being of each child, we review our health and safety policies on an ongoing basis. Our low 1:15 staff-to-child ratio also allows our staff to give each camper the attention and guidance necessary to create a positive and safe environment.
"I love working at Camp! I have met and become great friends with people from all over the world, and have made memories that last a lifetime. Being a camp counselor is such a great summer job!"