We’re grateful for you

Thank you for choosing YMCA Camp Ohiyesa for your son or daughter’s camp experience. Camp is a place to build confidence, make new friends, learn new things and have fun! For both first-time and returning campers, feelings of anticipation mix with the excitement of meeting new friends, trying new activities, and participating in outdoor adventures.

The impact that camping has on an individual lasts a lifetime. At camp, a child grows through friendships made within a cabin group of his or her peers. Sharing, teamwork, and compromise are important lessons. Setting and achieving goals while acquiring new skills helps build self-esteem. There is nothing quite like the friendships and individual growth that a camping experience can provide.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re pleased to answer questions over the phone or via email, if you’d like to contact us online, but we also provide a helpful parent FAQ sheet for you to read. Click here to view the parent FAQs.

Camp Forms

Parents, all of the forms required for summer camp are below. If you have questions about what forms you need or are unsure about how to fill them out, please contact us.

Summer Camp Registration Form

Parent Packets

This helpful information is specific to each camp and will give you the details that are needed. Remember, if you have not submitted your Child Safety Forms online you will need to print them and bring them to Camp on the first day of your session.

Day Camp Parent Packet / Overnight Camp Parent Packet

Child Safety Forms Packet

If you have not submitted your Child Safety Forms online you will need to print them and scan to camp@ymcadetroit.org or fax to 313-308-0852. All Child Safety forms are due no later than the Wednesday prior to the start of your campers first week of camp. You can download the Child Safety Forms Packet below.
Child Safety Forms Packet

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to assure that all children are offered the chance to go to YMCA camp. This program is funded by the generous donations of YMCA members and supporters of YMCA Camp programs who share the belief that YMCA camp can be a vital positive experience for kids.

To apply, include a financial assistance form with your registration materials. There are two types of financial assistance:

Helping Hands Application

The purpose of the Helping Hands Application is to offer families a little extra help due to economic stress, up to 20% of the camp program fee.

download the helping hands application

Campership Application

The purpose of the Campership or financial assistance program is to ensure that all children are offered a chance to go to YMCA camp with the Metro Detroit YMCA. Typical assistance awards vary from 20%-50% of the camp fee.

download the campership application