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 2015 Summer Day Camp! The Y is planning a fun filled summer for your child. Join us for fun, exciting, and stimulating activities for children in 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, including Summer day camp, 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 Summer day camp is 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.
Summer day camp eligibility
Summer day camp is open for children in K-6th grade at 3 locations. Ages and grade level served vary by site. Please contact each site individually for more information
Every year in Summer day camp 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 2015 YMCA 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 2015, let your child’s imagination develop and run wild us as we explore the things dreams are made of…….creativity, science, cyber cities,, the jungle, Appalachia, far off lands and more.
2015 Weekly Themes & Dates
May 26 – May 29, “Wacky Inventions” – Science Guy
June 1 – June 5, “Call of the Wild” – Zoo
June 8 – June 12, “Charlotte’s Web” – Sweetwater Valley Farm
June 15 – June 19, “Its Electric” – Museum of Science and Energy
June 22 – June 26, “Outrageous Olympics” – Neyland Stadium/Sports Complex
June 29 – July 3, “Moovin and Groovin” – Skate Town
July 6 – July 10, “Ignite your Imagination” – Fort Loudon/Sequoyah Birthplace Museum
July 13 – July 17, “Adventure Hunters” – Camp Tipton in Maryville
July 20 – July 24, “Sprint into Action” – Jump Jam
July 27 – July 31, “Go Green” – Putt-Putt Golf N Play
August 3 – August 5, “The Skies the Limit” – The Muse
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.