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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.

Traditional Camp

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.

Week Dates Theme
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
5 July 1-5 Nerf
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

Youth/Child Members:
$160/Week Camp Only

$180/Week Camp Only

Before Care:
$30/Additional fee Weekly

After Care:
$50/Additional fee Weekly

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"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!"