At YMCA Day Camp, caring professional role models create experiences that help youth build character, gain confidence and learn friendship skills. All of our Y Day Camps instill the Y’s four core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into every activity, every day.
Our camps are ACA (American Camp Association) accredited and focus on three of the critical dimensions of children’s well-being, including: achievement, belonging and developing relationships.
ACA ensures the quality of programs across the nation, and ACA-Accredited® camps meet up to 300 standards for health, safety and program quality. As a leading authority on youth development, ACA works to ensure that all camps offer:
A commitment to a safe, nurturing environment
Caring, competent role models
Healthy, developmentally appropriate experiences
Service to the community and natural world
Leadership and personal growth opportunities
Discovery, experiential education and learning opportunities
Excellence and continuous self-improvement
"Accredited camps review the standards on an annual basis to be sure that standards are being met for their program," explains David Sherry, Executive Director of Y Camp. "For parents, this translates into having confidence that their child is at a program and facility that meets industry best practices. Things like background checks, staff training, transportation safety expectations and more will lead to a better experience for their child's safe and fun camp experience."
From traditional day camps to preschool camps to specialty and sports camps, there’s a program to fit every young person’s interests and needs. Browse our brochure and registration form, and then breathe a sigh of relief as you realize you’ve found the perfect opportunity for your family this summer.