Summer Day Camp

**Because YMCA summer day camp is a state-licensed child care program, certain paperwork is required for your child to attend. New for 2020, Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA is adopting a new online parent portal called campsite.

Summer Day Camp registration is now open. Please click the links below and you can:

  • Create your parent portal account
  • Upload your child’s immunization record, physical, and birth certificate
  • Finish your child’s camp registration by completing the online camper application and necessary forms
  • Fill out medication authorization forms as needed

Step 1: Click on the button above to register for our Summer Day Camp.
Step 2: After registering, please visit our Parent Portal here.
Step 3: View or download our 2020 Camp Handbook here.

Through our online parent portal, you’ll also receive updates and timely communication from your camp staff this summer!

Camp Parent Orientation:

Choose between Tuesday, May 14th @ 5:00pm OR Wednesday May 27th @ 5:00pm

Bring your campers! They’ll play with the counselors and enjoy games, crafts, and our bounce house while parents meet with the Camp Director.


Financial Assistance
Summer Camp Financial Assistance Forms are available January 6-May 1, 2020.

Please come into the front desk to fill one out. Financial Assistance Forms do not guarantee that you will receive assistance. We will not accept forms after May 1, 2020.


Summer Day Camp Information 2020
(Check at the bottom of the page for Specialty Camps and Counselor in Training Program)

  • $10 one-time registration free
  • $110 per week- Member Rate, $125 per week-Non-Member rate
  • $10 discount for siblings off of weekly rate for weeks both siblings are attending
  • $75 off total if you prepay for a full summer of camp (7 or 8 weeks depending on site)


  • Week 1: June 1-5
  • Week 2: June 8-12
  • Week 3: June 15-19
  • Week 4: June 22-June 26
  • Week 5: June 29-July 3
  • Week 6: July 6-10
  • Week 7: Week 13-17
  • Week 8: July 20-24 (Weyers Cave Site and Little Y’s site only) (See special Travel Camp below)

Camp Sites

  • Little Y’s Camp @ the Y (Ages 4-5)- Weeks 1-8
  • Weyers Cave Community Center (K-5) Weeks 1-8
  • Bessie Weller Elementary Site (K-5) Weeks 1-7
  • McSwain Elementary Site (K-5) Weeks 1-7
  • Middle School Adventure Camp @ Shelburne (Rising 6th-8th)

When kids experience Y camp, they experience something new every day like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying (and succeeding) and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships. From water activities and sports to creative arts, each day is packed with age-appropriate activities, new friends and personal growth. In addition to traditional and specialty camp activities, we are uniquely devoted to physical activity, water safety and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education. Few environments will foster your child’s mind, body and spirit more than the YMCA. We have a 1-to-10 counselor to-camper ratio for camp, and a 1-to-8 ratio for Pre-K Camp.

  • One week sessions available
  • Scheduled activities are held between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
  • Sites are open from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. (Weyers Cave site open 7:30am-5:30pm)
  • Breakfasts, snacks and lunch provided free through Staunton City Schools Summer Meal Program

Ages 4-5 (Little Y’s)

  • child must not have entered Kindergarten
  • must be able to use bathroom independently

Grades Rising 1st-5th (McSwain, Bessie, or Weyers Cave)

  • child must have completed Kindergarten (if homeschooled, contact camp director)

Grades 6-8 Middle School Adventure Camp

  • held at Shelburne Middle School


Specialty Camps

Travel Camp (Grades 3 to 8) (rising)

Campers in our travel camp will experience daily adventures to locations throughout Virginia! Campers will be dropped off at the YMCA by 8:00am and then taken by bus on a variety of field trips each day, returning by 5:00pm.  Experiences such as indoor rock climbing, swimming at Sherando Lake, laser tag, and more! Limited space available. *Children will be off site all day, everyday, and will not return to the YMCA until 5pm. Parents cannot pick up or drop off children at any other location than the YMCA.*

Fees: $175 per child
Dates: July 20-24
Times: 8:00am-5:00pm
Grades: 3rd-5th and 6th-8th


  • tubing and kayaking on the James River
  • swimming at Lake Sherando
  • touring Luray Caverns
  • exploring Maymont Mansion
  • rock climbing at River Rock Climbing


Summer Camp Counselor in Training Program (CIT)

(To register, please email
Our Counselor in Training (CIT) program gives teens that are rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders a place to learn about teamwork, communication, understanding, and responsibility. CITs will learn to become leaders within their peer group by building confidence, trust, and respect. CIT’s will have the opportunity to apply their training by taking a leadership role in our day camp, developing creative programs, and working with younger campers. This program runs in two, two week sessions. CITs who excel at the program will be invited to act as volunteers in our summer camp after they complete parts a and b of a session.

Grades: Rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders
Fees: $10 on-time registration fee per child
$110 per week per child- Member rate, $125 per week per child Non-Member rate
Dates: Session 1a: June 1-12
Session 1b: June 15-June 26
Session 2a: June 29-July 10
Session 2b: July 13-24
Times: 9:00am-5:00pm

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