Day camp like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as summer camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Every new experience comes with a chance to learn and grow.
At the Y, we strive to give every child and teen opportunities to test their own limits and explore their potential.
Local Y Day Camps:
- Birmingham YMCA Day Camp ››
- Boll YMCA Day Camp ››
- Carls YMCA Day Camp ››
- Downriver YMCA Day Camp ››
- Farmington YMCA Day Camp ››
- Lakeshore YMCA Day Camp ››
- Livonia YMCA Day Camp ››
- Macomb YMCA Day Camp ››
- YMCA Camp Nissokone ››
- North Oakland YMCA Day Camp ››
- YMCA Camp Ohiyesa ››
- Plymouth YMCA Day Camp ››
- South Oakland YMCA Day Camp ››
Safe, Licensed Program
Safety is our motivation at the Y. We hold our programs to the very highest standards through internal assessments and external inspections. Many of our camps voluntarily fulfill with third party requirements and regulation, including state-licensing and/or ACA accreditation. This helps further ensure a safe, healthy and worthwhile camping experience.
Certified, Well-Trained Staff
Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper. Each “Professional Role Model” has the knowledge and training to make each moment of your camper’s summer fun and enriching. Our staff believes in developing youth through nurturing the potential of every camper.
Camper-Counselor Ratios at Camp
• 6 campers : 1 counselor for ages 3-5
• 8 campers : 1 counselor for ages 6-8
• 10 campers : 1 counselor for ages 9-11
• 12 campers : 1 counselor for ages 12-17
All Y staff meet the following criteria before joining our team:
• CPR certification
• First Aid certification
• Child Safe certification
• Background check
• Drug screen
Financial Assistance Available to Qualified Families
We work hard throughout the year so everyone can be a part of the Y. Our annual Strong Kids Campaign makes financial assistance available for those who qualify. For more information or for application materials, please contact our Y.