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KIDS Camp Summer Day Camp (Registration opens January 27)

If your 5-10 year old child can comfortably spend the whole day away from home, enjoys being around many other children in an urban setting and likes being outdoors, then our full-day KIDS Camp may be for them! KIDS Camp also offers a Teen Leadership Program for children ages 11 and up. For theme week descriptions, FAQs, transportation and Open House information, click here.

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KIDS Camp is located next to the West Side YMCA in Howard.

Daily Schedule and Activities
Camp activities may include crafts, team building, hikes, nature exploration, small and large group games, archery, skits, songs, field trips and more.

8:45 am - 9:00 am Check In
9:00 am - 9:30 am Flag Raising / Announcements / Snack
9:30 am - 9:45 am Fitness Fun
9:45 am - 11:00 am Theme Activities
11:00 am - 11:45 am Camp Activities
11:45 am - 12:15 pm     Lunch
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Camp Activities
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Swimming/All Camp Game
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Camp Clean Up/Snack
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm Flag Lowering
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Check Out

In addition to typical daily camp activities, each week at KIDS Camp offers a fun theme.

Theme Weeks
Summer Kick-Off, Kung Fu, Mad Scientists, Hole in One, Water Wipeout, Tropical Paradise, Color Wars, Where the Wild Things Are, H2-Whoa, Camp Closeout. For more information on theme weeks, please see the 2020 All Camp Guide.

Camp Fees Per Week
Everybody belongs at Y Camp. The YMCA provides membership and program services to anyone regardless of their ability to pay. Financial assistance is made possible through a variety of grants, as well as through contributions to the YMCA's Annual Campaign. Please contact the appropriate Camp Director for more information.

Members:    $190       |       General Public:    $215    

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Before and After Camp Care
Before and After Camp Care is offered for KIDS Camp at the West Side YMCA, Langlade School and the Ferguson Family YMCA. Care begins at 7:00 am and concludes at 6:00 pm. You may sign up for this care when you register for camp.

Per Child (Per Week at Camp)

Bus transportation is provided to and from KIDS Camp, or you may choose to drop your child off directly at KIDS Camp. Click here for a complete list of drop-off/pick-up sites and times.

Teen Leadership Program
Spend a week learning leadership skills and techniques to last a lifetime. During your week as a JC, you will have the opportunity to work side by side with our counselors. Your journey in the JC program will include how to lead a group of campers, teach arts & crafts and games, and how to work in a group with your fellow JCs. If you decide to join us for more than one week of the program, you’ll build upon your leadership skills by taking on a more active role and work side by side with our counselors. Teen Leaders may register for up to 5 weeks of camp.

Junior Counselor
Offered weeks 1-10 for youth ages 11 and up:

Members:    $112
         |      General Public:     $127

To register your Teen Leader (Junior Counselor), simply register as you would any other camper.

 Summer Camp Forms & Parent Handbook

2020 Kids Camp Parent Handbook Cover2020 Parent Handbook

Your child will need 2020 Day Camp Health Forms on file in the KIDS Camp office prior to their first day of camp.

2020 Day Camp Health Forms

All medication that will accompany your child to camp needs to be in its original container and a Medication Authorization Form must be filled out:

Day Camp Medication Authorization Form

2020 KIDS Camp Registration

Camp season will be here before we know it and the weeks of camp will fill up quickly. Registration for KIDS Camp is open January 27, 2020. Please do so online, in person at the West Side Y or by phone. Thank you!

Register Online

436 9570
In Person: West Side YMCA, 601 Cardinal Lane, Howard