WE'RE STILL PLANNING THE BEST SUMMER EVER!
At the YMCA, providing safe, high-quality, and enriching experiences for all youth has always been our top priority, and even in today’s world, this promise remains true. Although we can’t know for certain what the future holds, we are busy planning camps that are SAFE and full of life-changing experiences and unforgettable memories. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that every child has access to summer day camp programs.
Multiple payment options are available for families who qualify and are interested in participating in our day camp program. Please see below for financial assistance options.
- PFCC (Private Funded Child Care) - accepted at North, Garver and Ward camps
- Title XX
- TANF - accepted at North
- YMCA Financial Subsidy
Here are a few of the ways we plan to keep all campers safe this summer:
- Smaller Group Sizes: Campers will stay in small groups throughout the week to avoid unlimited contact.
- Scheduled Hand Washing Breaks: Campers will wash hands throughout the day to keep germs away.
- Sanitizing Spaces & Supplies: All camp spaces and equipment will be disinfected regularly.
- Refund Policy Extended to June 12. FAQ
What We Offer
Traditional 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 and 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.
- Eldon & Elsie Ward Family YMCA
- Jerry L. Garver YMCA
- North YMCA
- Vaughn E. Hairston YMCA
- Whitehall Community Park YMCA
Summer Enrichment Care
Our Summer Enrichment program is for students entering grades K-6th. Children will spend 50% of their day outside engaged in group games and enjoying parts of their daily lessons. Lessons include science or art projects, and ample time for reading is included in our daily lessons. With additional time for fun math, history or cultural enrichment, and an assortment of games both indoors and outdoors.
Are you ready for a whole new camp experience? At Teen Camp, you will go on all kinds of excursions and adventures where you will work with other campers to achieve your mission of the day-- whether that be cooking an amazing meal, solving puzzles, completing obstacle courses, or just having an awesome time!
Character Building Guarantee - Our Core ValuesOur core values unite us as a movement with a common cause. They are the shared beliefs and essential principles that guide our behavior, interactions with each other and decision making.
Show a sincere concern for others
Be truthful in what you say and do
Follow the golden rule
Be accountable for your promises and actions
Day Camp Locations
With over 20 camps throughout central Ohio there's always a camp near you.