A YMCA camp experience offers everyone the chance to unplug, explore their creativity, learn, laugh and make memories that last a lifetime.
Camp memories last long beyond the summer. Our children are surrounded by technology, so spending time in active group play and in the great outdoors at a YMCA camp can open their eyes to the world around them. Our American Camp Association accredited camps allow your child to learn new skills, discover talents, build self-esteem and develop friendships and confidence that will help them grow and succeed throughout their lives. Summer will be here before you know it, so register your child today!
At Y day camp, your child will flourish in an exciting and safe environment offering unforgettable summer fun. Y staff will lead your child through specially designed, unique activities that will also build their self-esteem, teach them responsibility, develop their interpersonal skills and encourage habits that promote a healthy lifestyle - all the while creating their own "Y story" filled with fun and friends. Enroll your child today and fill their summer full of memories. The YMCA of Metro Chicago offers summer day camps in 22 YMCA locations.
Y camp has a way of transforming a child. Children can break out of their normal routine in a safe and fun environment and build their own special character. With the great outdoors as a background, highly trained staff lead them through activities that teach life lessons like persistence, creativity when solving problems and working as a group to achieve any goal. Whether it's mastering the climbing wall or hitting their first bullseye, your child can build their own adventure.
While resident camp teaches your child independence, the cabin atmosphere shows them how to live cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each other's differences. Around the campfire, your child will be encouraged to share stories and opinions, learning to be open-minded and supportive as they listen to others. All of these adventures are designed to help shape your child's future, building a happier, healthier adult. The YMCA of Metro Chicago has the following resident camps:
YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, Illinois
YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin
YMCA Camp Pinewood in Twin Lake, Michigan
YMCA FAMILY CAMP NAWAKWA - Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Why do kids get to have all the fun? Y family camp offers a safe and friendly environment throughout the year to create life-long memories for the whole family - and friends! Surrounded by nature, your family will have the choice to enjoy specially designed activities that engage children and adults or just spend quality time together. Whether your family enjoys the crunch of the snow or the warm summer breeze, the Y family camp experience helps families grow closer and make new friends as everyone helps to plan the next day's camp adventures. Y camp families often come back every year to reconnect with each other and reunite with old friends.
YMCA CAMP INDEPENDENCE for Children ages 7 and up with Spina Bifida - Ingleside, Illinois
The Y believes that every child deserves the opportunity to learn, grow and build lasting camp memories. That's why we offer a camp with an environment specially design to assist campers with spina bifida. Like a second home for special needs campers of all ages and their families, Y camp is committed to making sure that every child enjoys a personalized camp experience that encourages independence, diversity, inclusion, and most of all - FUN!