Summer Day Camp

Summer Camp 2020 will begin registration at the beginning of February 2020. 

Be on the look-out for specialty camps this summer!




Summer Camp Information 2019

Camp Registration Packet

Dates: June 3 – July 26 (Scroll to the bottom for themed week descriptions)

Registration opens: March 1, 2019—10% off if registered by May 1st.

Camp Registration available at these times only:

Monday-Friday 9:00am-1:00pm, 3:00pm-6:00pm

Thursdays 3:00pm-8:00pm

Saturdays 9am-12pm: March 23rd, April 13th, April 27th, May 11th

*Auto-Pay is a requirement for registration.

*All registration items are required to be turned in, along with a $10 Registration Fee at the time of registration. Spots will not be held for incomplete applications.

Financial Assistance Applications will not be taken after May 1st.

Camp Sites: *Our Ware Elementary camp site is being used this year for the Summer Learning Loss Prevention camp. We will instead host Summer Day Camp at Bessie Weller Elementary.

  • YMCA Afterschool Adventure Club Room (Pre-K Camp)
  • McSwain Elementary School
  • Bessie Weller Elementary School
  • Shelburne Middle School
  • Weyers Cave Community Center

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 counselorto-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
  • Breakfasts, snacks and lunch provided free through Staunton City Schools Summer Meal Program

Ages 4-5 (Pre-K Camp at YMCA)

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

Ages 5-10 (McSwain, Bessie, or Weyers Cave)

  • child must be age 5 by July 1, 2019 Ages 11-14

Teen camp (Shelburne)

  • held at Shelburne Middle School
  • child must be a rising sixth grader

Fees (Financial Assistance Applications will not be taken after May 1st.)

  • $10 one-time registration free
  • $110 per week for full day, member $125 per week for full day, non-member

* $10 discount for siblings off of weekly rate

Themed Weeks:

June 3-June 7 Summer Shout

Put your hands up and shout for summer! Celebrate every day this week as kick off our exciting summer camp season. Learn, laugh, and make friends playing traditional and new camp games. Learn how to play GaGa, Nine Square in the Air, Pickleball, and more! Special Event: Ice Cream Social for Camp Families-Friday June 7

June 10-14 Colossal Superheroes

Design and create your own superhero costume or cape. Work cooperatively with your superhero team to save your counselor from the super villain. What will your superpower be?! Special Event: Dress as your favorite superhero!-Friday June 14

June 17-21 DIY Art

Prepare your palettes, grab your smocks, and get ready to be messy in DIY art week! Explore your imagination and express yourself as we create our way through camp with hands-on projects. Special Event: Color Wars-Friday June 21

June 24-28 Terrific Scientific

Fill up your beakers with excitement as we create experiments! Explore the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math! Create your own slime, light up LED circuits with playdough, build your own catapult, erupt your own volcano, and more!  Special Event: Rocket Launch-Friday June 28

July 2-July 5 Spirit Week

Join us this week at camp while we celebrate our country’s spirit and the Fourth of July. Game includes greased watermelon roll derby, pie throwing contest, and capture the flag!  Special Event: Visit from our local police, fire, and EMS departments


July 8-12 Water Week

Stay cool this week while playing all sorts of refreshing water games like water balloon toss, bucket brigade, and sponge tag!  Special Event: Field Trip to Massanutten Water Park

July 15-19 Magic Mania

Ala Kazam! These week’s camp theme is all about believing in yourself and the wonders of magic! Is it really magic or science as you create magician’s fog, make a card float, and more! Special Event: Camper Magic Showcase-Friday July 19

July 22-26 Shining Stars

Share your talent and memories of the last 8 weeks, as we bring our camp season to a close! Create, plan, and design the final day of camp’s celebration show!  Special Event: SAYMCA End of Camp Celebration–Friday July 26

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