Summer Day Camp

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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.

2021 Summer Day Camp is FULL at all locations.  We will not accept any additional applications and have closed all wait lists.  Mark your calendars for Summer 2022 info!  The wait list will open January 1st, 2022 for next year’s YMCA Summer Day Camp.

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.
  • 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
    • Due to the limited number of spots available, priority will be given to families needing full time care for all weeks camp is offered
  • Questions regarding Summer Day Camp? Email Tonya at [email protected]


  • AL Lotts Elementary School (West Knoxville)

  • Halls Elementary (North Knoxville)

  • Cansler Family YMCA (East Knoxville)

  • Ball Camp Elementary School (West Knoxville)

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