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At the Henderson Family YMCA, our goal is to provide a warm, safe and engaging environment where children can discover who they are, develop lifelong friendships and gain skills they'll use for a lifetime.



Summer Day Camp

WHY THE Y: Discover that summer is MORE than beach trips and sunscreen! At YMCA camp, summer is all about achievement, relationships and belonging!

Safety comes first at YMCA camp, ensuring your child is provided a high-quality camp experience:

  • Our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid and must pass a background check and drug screen.
  • We offer a 1:10 leader-to-camper ratio, which means more meaningful interaction with your child.
  • Pre-summer staff trainings on child safety, healthy discipline, positive reinforcement, character development, games, songs and child abuse prevention ensure the best possible experience for your camper!

Safety Protocols: This program, like all our other initiatives, operates with thorough health safeguards to protect our campers and staff members. Our specially trained team help practice social distancing, encourage frequent hand washing, hand sanitizing stations, and make sure all campers stay safe while learning and having fun. Masks are optional for campers and staff.


Who's Eligible to Attend Camp: Traditional Day Camp is offered to Rising Kindergarten through Rising Middle School students (not to exceed age 12).


Camp Hours: Camp runs from 7:30am-6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Campers must be picked up daily by 6pm. A late fee of $2 per minute will be charged for any camper not picked up by 6pm.


Be Prepared: Each camper will need to bring a swimsuit, towel, and water shoes daily for pool time and swimming lessons. Campers will also need sun block (applied before arriving to camp), a labeled and refillable water bottle, small blanket or beach towel for nap/quiet time. Please make sure you clearly label all items. The YMCA is not responsible for lost/stolen items.


Dress Code: Campers should come dressed to be active. Tennis Shoes are required. Please, no sandals or open-toed shoes!


Character Development: At camp, we focus on the development of social-emotional skills which include empathy, relationship building, emotion management, personal development and responsibility. Children are taught lessons throughout the day that help them make good choices, feel confident and get along with others. We are building 21st century leaders.


Meals: A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided each day with the menu posted each month. If you choose to pack your camper's meals, please refrain from sending candy and/or sugary snacks, and soft drinks.


How To Register: 

  • Select the weeks to attend camp
  • Submit registration form and $25 registration fee. This is required at the time of registration and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Enrollment in any week of camp is not guaranteed without payment of deposit.

Registration and Payments: Registration ends the Monday before each week of camp and payment is due by the following Wednesday. Any balance due on your account may result in your child not being able to participate in our summer day camp program.

Camp Week & Payments Due:
TBD 2023 Summer Season


Age Groups: Campers will be separated based on ages and grade levels, and will be kept in small "huddle group" for most daily program activities.


Contact Christine B. Williams at for more information.


Financial Assistance

In an effort to include all children, the YMCA has a financial assistance program. This program uses a sliding fee scale for membership and child care which is based on need. For more information, please contact the YMCa at 252-438-2144 or download and complete a financial assistance application and submit a copy to Member Services.