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Summer Day Camp Overview

Every week of YMCA Summer Day Camp includes a field trip, swimming, arts and crafts, sports, and more. We aim to help prevent summer learning loss, so activities will incorporate STEM, literacy, and other academic components with a focus on learning through play. Weekly themes help expose children to new ideas and topics with field trips, guest speakers, cooking, crafts, games, and activities related to the theme. Y camps operate on a child choice system. Your child will be given options throughout the day to participate in the activities that interest her or him the most. Healthy snacks are provided, but parents will need to provide a lunch for your child each day. Y staff is fun, responsible, caring, and chosen for their experience with and love of children. Ratios are kept low to provide more individual attention. At least one staff member on site at all times is certified in CPR and First Aid, and all attend on-going trainings and professional development events.

Register for our wait list for Summer Day Camp 2021

Summer Day Camp Basics:

  • Ages: For children age 5 (must be 5 by December 31, 2020) and have completed 1 full year of a full time Pre-K program up to rising 6th graders who are 12 or under.
  • Dates & Times: June 1 – July 23, 2021*, Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm. *All dates are tentative dependent upon Knox County Schools calendar adjustments and COVID-19.
  • Tuition & Fees:
    • Full time (4 or 5 days) = $116 per week / $95 per week for Y Members
    • Part time (3 or less days) = $90 per week / $78 per week for Y Members
    • Registration Fee = $50 per child
    • Scholarships are available to families who qualify.
  • Questions regarding Summer Day Camp? Email Tonya at [email protected]


  • Cansler Family YMCA (East Knoxville)
  • Halls Elementary (North Knoxville)
  • Hardin Valley Elementary (West Knoxville)
  • Cedar Bluff Elementary (West Knoxville)
  • Rocky Hill Elementary (West Knoxville)

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