Give your children the opportunity to enjoy fun games, build character and self-esteem and make lasting friendships by enrolling them in the Y’s 2013 Summer Day Camp! The Y is planning a fun filled summer for your child. Join us for fun, exciting, and stimulating activities for children that have completed Kindergarten through age 12. Each week will include a field trip, CHARACTER COUNTS! Programs, arts and crafts, swimming, water games and other sports recreational activities. We will also have a theme for each week that will include related fun and interesting on-site activities, club ideas, and character building stories and games. These themes will explore sports, nature, the arts, imagination, and history.
The Y is dedicated to providing quality youth programs which has an overall goal of providing quality care in a safe, healthy, and fun atmosphere. Many activities are offered at each site for your child to participate. We operate on a child choice system. The children will be given options during activity times to choose from. Healthy snacks are provided each day.
The Y programs are different from routine baby-sitting because it provides a variety of supervised activities and fun-filled events. Ratios are kept low to provide more individual attention. Our staff is fun, responsible, and caring, chosen for their experience with and love of children. At least one staff member is certified in CPR and First Aid, and all attend on-going training.
The Y Child Care Services Programs are open to all children regardless of race, color, sex, handicap, religion or national origin. The Y never denies anyone participation in a program due to financial restrictions.
Camp is open for children in K-6th grade at 4 locations. Ages and grade level served vary by site. Please contact each site individually for more information
Every year we tie all of the children’s fun and learning activities to a central theme based on Christian principles. For more information on weekly themes, click here to download the 2013 Summer Day Camp brochure(pdf). You may contact your site director or the child care services main office for a list of tentative field trips. For Summer 2013, let your child’s imagination develop and run wild us as we explore science and things unseen to the naked eye, underground cities, Wonka World, Outer Space, Hollywood, and more.
2013 Weekly Themes & Dates
May 28 – May 31, “Imagine the Possibilities”
June 3 – June 7, “To Infinity and Beyond” - American Museum of Science & Engergy
June 10 – June 14, “Tomb Raiders” - MagiQuest & Pigeon Forge Park
June 17 – June 21, “Buggin Out” - Camp Tipton in Maryville
June 24 - June 28, “Wonka World” – Knoxville Museum of Art/Chocolate Factory
July 1 - July 5, “Where the Wild Things Are” - Circle G Ranch
July 8 - July 12, “Goin’ Country” – Fruit & Berry Patch and Fountain City Park
July 15 – July 19, “Super Heroes” – Neyland Stadium/Clarence Brown Theatre
July 22 – July 26, “Rollin’ Out the Red Carpet” – Hollywood Wax Museum & Park
July 29 – August 2, “Amazing Race” - Skate Town & Fountain City Park/End of Summer Bash
August 5 – August 8, “Journey to Atlantis” – The Lost Sea
YMCA Resident Camp Information
If you are interested in learning more about Y resident camps in our East Tennessee area, please check out Camp Ocoee in nearby Ocoee, Tennessee by clicking here.