REDISCOVER SUMMER CAMP AT THE Y

Summer is a time for kids to explore and expand the limits of their imagination. Y camp is a place where kids can develop skills, confidence and new friendships. Everyday is a new adventure! Learn more and find your adventure at one of our summer camp programs.

With 4 different day camp locations and one overnight camp, kids 6-14 can discover all the wonders of the outdoors while making friends and forming memories that will last a lifetime.

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Explore our Camps


Camp Manitoo • Bayside Family YMCA, Barrington, RI



Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett • Kent County YMCA, Warwick, RI



2022 FAMILY HANDBOOK

Camp Wamsutta • Newman YMCA, Seekonk, MA



Camp Broad Rock • South County YMCA, Peace Dale, RI



Camp Fuller Overnight & Day Camp





Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I pay for camp & when are payments due?
  • Do you accept RI CCAP and MA PACE Child Care Assistance vouchers?
  • I need assistance with my summer camp payments. Is financial assistance available?
  • What happens if I need to cancel my camp registration or make changes to my camp registration?
  • What should my child bring to summer camp?
  • What should my child wear to summer camp?
  • How do you ensure the health and safety of children in summer camp?
  • What will my child do all day at camp?
  • What are your COVID-19 policies?
  • Who are the camp counselors?
  • My child takes medicine regularly, how should I arrange for this?
How do I pay for camp & when are payments due?

All payments are due weekly and are required to be automatically drafted. Payment options include the following: 

  • Debit or Credit Card Funds drafted from a Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover card. 
  • EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) Funds are drafted directly from your bank account. 

Full payment for the week of camp is due on Friday, 10 days before the start of each camp session and is drafted from the auto-draft option you indicate at the time of registration. Returned drafts will automatically be reprocessed. A $20 returned item fee will be charged for any payments returned. Late or returned payments may result in a lapse in services.

Do you accept RI CCAP and MA PACE Child Care Assistance vouchers?

Yes. You will need to provide and active number at the point of registration so we can determine your childs eligibility with the appropriate state. Extended day fees are included for families with CCAP or PACE, however, families will be responsible for paying the cost difference for any specialty camps that they register for.

I need assistance with my summer camp payments. Is financial assistance available?

Yes. Income-based discounted rates are available at all of our camp locations. Please click here to apply. Please note financial assistance adjustments are made after you have completed an application and been approved. You will not see the adjustment in the system when you first register. 

What happens if I need to cancel my camp registration or make changes to my camp registration?

All changes must be made in writing (e-mail is sufficient). Cancelations that are requested less than 10 days prior to the start of the camp session will receive a YMCA system credit for fees paid. less the registration fee. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancelations that are requested after the start of a camp session. Registration fees are non-refundable.

Changes to camp registrations made after June 1, 2022 are subject to a $10 administrative processing fee. 

No refunds are granted for campers who are late arrivals, no shows, or who are asked to leave camp early for behavioral issues.

Special considerations for COVID-19 cancelations: If a camper tests positive for Covid-19 before their scheduled camp session, or has to leave camp due to a positive test, the YMCA will issue a full or partial system credit for fees paid with proof of positive PCR. Refunds will not be offered. Extenuating circumstances may be reviewed and potentially approved at the discretion of the YMCA.

What should my child bring to summer camp?

Campers should bring a backpack to and from camp each day. In the backpack should be:

  • Swim suit and towel (we recommend campers wear their bathing suit to camp under their clothes to reduce the number of times campers need to change through out the day)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher
  • Bag lunch: We hope that you will partner with us in promoting healthy lifestyles by packing a nutritious lunch for your child. All campers should bring a non-perishable lunch and a beverage to camp daily unless otherwise notified. Please do not include candy or soft drinks. Lunches will not be refrigerated; therefore, we ask that you send lunches that do not contain food items that will spoil if not kept cold. Please do not provide your camper with food that will need heating, refrigerating or microwaving as the camp sites are not equipped to do this. Camp staff is not responsible for food preparation or pre-heating meals. Please mark all lunches with the camper’s first and last name. Please leave all personal items such as toys and electronics at home. 

We also strongly suggest that you label all of your child’s belongings with his or her first and last name.

What should my child wear to summer camp?

We spend most, if not all, of our day outdoors and we plan each day of camp to be full of activity. Comfortable clothing and shoes made for running and climbing are a must. No flip-flops or sandals except at our pools and waterfronts. Sometimes fun can be messy, so please wear clothing that can get dirty. A cap or hat for sun protection is advisable. 

How do you ensure the health and safety of children in summer camp?

The safety of the children in our program is our first priority. All childcare staff receives multiple training opportunities and are First Aid, CPR and AED certified. No child, regardless of circumstances, will be allowed to leave the care of the YMCA staff with an unauthorized person. Children will only be released to the people listed on the registration forms. Adults authorized to pick up a child must be at least 18 years old and will be required to show a valid photo ID. 

What will my child do all day at camp?

A typical day of summer camp will include a morning group meeting, lunch, swimming and other activities. Activities may include archery, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), arts & crafts, and large group activities. Our goal is to engage each child in age appropriate activities where they can learn, grow and have fun!

What are your COVID-19 policies?

The COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving situation that we continue to closely monitor. We stay abreast of guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Camp Association (ACA) and local government and health officials, to create the necessary safety policies to ensure a safe environment for the conditions that exist in the moment. Policies and procedures are subject to change at any time before or during camp based on local guidance. Registered families will receive updated communications if or when changes are made. 

At this time, Covid-19 vaccination is highly recommended, but not required to attend YMCA Day Camps. For the safety of our staff and campers and to limit the disruption to our programming due to quarantine requirements, we strongly urge parents to consider vaccination prior to sending their children to camp. 

We will continue to utilize disease control and mitigation strategies in our day camps including stable groups, increased hand-washing and frequent sanitation of high-touch surfaces. Masks will not be required of children in outdoor settings or indoors when they are within their own stable group.

Who are the camp counselors?

YMCA Day Camp counselors are mature, enthusiastic and diverse. Most are college students studying education, psychology and social work. They are carefully selected for those qualities of leadership, personal values and caring that enable them to relate to and motivate young people. The counselor staff is closely supervised by leadership staff of knowledgeable and dedicated YMCA professionals.

My child takes medicine regularly, how should I arrange for this?

All medications (both prescription and non-prescription) are administered by camp leadership and require a Medication Release Form be included in your child’s file. A Medication Release Form is also needed for children requiring an epi-pen or inhaler.

Medication Release FormFormulario para la Administración de Medicamentos


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

The Y strives to make programs available to all children and confidential assistance may be provided to the extent possible to cover a portion of your child’s program fees.

Once you have submitted the Financial Assistance application a Y staff person will follow up with you within one week to determine the amount of assistance that is available to you. To expedite this process please include your income verification documents with your application.

 

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YMCA of Greater Providence Camps are ACA Accredited

ACA Accreditation means that your child’s summer camp cares enough to undergo a thorough peer review of its operation — from staff qualifications and training to emergency management. American Camp Association collaborates with experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, and other youth-serving agencies to assure that current practices at your child’s camp reflect the most up-to-date, research-based standards in camp operation. Our ACA accreditation provides you with peace-of-mind and the assurance that we provide a safe, high-quality program for your camper!

 

The YMCA of Greater Providence utilizes PlayerSpace, a camper management and communication platform that allows parents to complete required documents and waivers for their camper through an online parent portal. 


Need help accessing your PlayerSpace account or have questions about how to complete required documents for your camper? Visit the CampSpace Help Center.


CAMPSPACE HELP CENTER