Summer Camp


YMCA Summer Day Camp provides outdoor activities, swimmng, sports, arts, crafts, games, field trips and summer adventures.

OUR PROMISE TO PARENTS - Your kids will be safe, make new friends, learn new skills and most of all, have fun! 

Join the Oahe Family YMCA  in Summer 2024 (dates to be decided) for a fun-filled summer for your child! Whether you choose one week or all summer, YMCA Day Camp fits your schedule and provides fun and enriching activities for your child.

Day Camp provides an exciting setting for your children to explore the outdoors. Quality staff will guide them through a summer of discovery as they explore the world around them. Weekly themes allow campers to learn more about the world's ecosystems through art, sporting, nature and character development activities.

Campers work together in many activities which lead to the development of teamwork skills, leadership skills, and lifelong friendships. In addition, campers gain an understanding of the YMCA's character development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Join us this summer for all of the fun!

This was the 2023 camp schedule for an example of what activities the kids will enjoy.

 Week Date  Theme Week  Description
1  5/30-6/2 Welcome Summer Campers and counselors will get to know each other through a variety of ice breakers, games, theme days and other activities.
2 6/5-6/9 Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy We will be making lemon clock's, volcanos and disappearing ink. We'll end the week with an old fashioned lemonade stand. 
3* 6/12-6/16 Pioneer Days We are turning back the clock to yesteryear. We will be learning about South Dakota in the days of pioneers. We will end the week by visiting Laura Ingalls homestead in DeSmet SD.
4 6/19-6/23 Get Ready Get Set Go! We're off to the races and this week is all about things that move fast. Each day we will pick a new thing to race. Will it be cars? Horses? Frogs?
5  6/26-6/30 Art Attack What in the world does this mean? It will be messy. Imagination is required.
6* 7/3-7/7  Red White and Blue with animals too It's a birthday party all week long. We will end the party at the Bramble Park Zoo in Watertown.
7 7/10-7/14 Upside Down and Inside Out Expect the unexpected this week! Everything is totally upside down, inside out and backwards! Crazy fun awaits your camper.
7/17-7/21  Backyard games and BBQ We are playing the classic backyard games inside and out all week long. On Friday, parents please join us for a BBQ!
9 7/24-7/28 I Love the 80's It's a totally tubular week of neon and BIG hair. Does your camper have a Rubik's cube?
10* 7/31-8/4 Ninja Turtle Week Just like turtles, we hope your camper is up for lots of swimming and water games. We will end the week with a trip to Splash City in Huron.
11 8/7-8/11 Aloha Summer We are having one last party. Your camper just might need a grass skirt as we wave goodbye to Summer.


*Designates out of town field trip that week.

2024 Registration Open Dates:
TBD – Current YMCA KidStop Participants
Children not currently enrolled in KidStop

General Payment Information:
$99/week for members with automatic payment or $111/week for members without 

$111/week for non-members with automatic payment or $131/week for non-members without

At time of registration, a $15 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp enrolled per child. 

Camp has is limited space and processed on a first come, first served basis.

Families registering for more than one child are entitled to a 10% discount on camp, may not be combined with other camp promotions.

Payment for each week of camp is required on the Monday of that camp week.

Financial assistance is available and applications can be picked up at the front desk. Financial assistance applications must be submitted and approved prior to the start of camp.

Additional Information:
Camp runs Monday-Friday, 7:45am-5:30pm.

The first day of 2024 Summer Camp is TBD.

Make sure to pack a swim-suit, lunch and closed toed shoes. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. 


Have questions or comments?

Contact Lisa Maunu, Youth Development Director, lisa@oaheymca.org or 224-1683.