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.
Find Your Y Camp Adventure and Enroll Today.
All payments are due weekly and are required to be automatically drafted. Payment options include the following:
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.
Yes. You will need to provide and active number at the point of registration so we can determine your child’s eligibility with the appropriate state. Extended day fees are included for families with CCAP or PACE. Specialty camp programs may not be covered. Please check with your Camp Director if you have questions.
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.
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, 2023 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.
Campers should bring a backpack to and from camp each day. In the backpack should be:
We also strongly suggest that you label all of your child’s belongings with his or her first and last name.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Please refer to our Youth Programs Illness Policy for additional information on specific protocol.
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.
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.
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.
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.