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 2024 camp schedule for an example of what activities the kids will enjoy.

 Week Date  Theme Week  Description
1  5/28-31 Welcome Summer Campers and counselors will get to know each other through a variety of ice breakers, games, theme days and other activities.
2 6/3-7 Sunny Summer Lemon  We will be making lemon clock's, volcanos and disappearing ink. We'll end the week with an old fashioned lemonade stand. 
3* 6/10-14 Tell Me a Story What type of story do campers love best? Let's find out and write them down or act them out. We will end this week at Storybook Land in Aberdeen.
4 6/17-21 Wheel of Themes Spinn the wheel of themes and it could be sharks, Roman History, art, or Vikings. You just never know what the campers will be doing this week.
5  6/24-28 STEM The STEM Explorers theme opens up the world of science. They can engage in fun scientific experiments and games. 
6 7/1-3,5 Red White and Blue It's loud anf it's fun. Find out how much can BOOM at the Y...safely.
7* 7/8-12 Wild West We are turning back the clock to yesteryear. It's all about the wild West. We will end the week by visiting 1880's Town.
7/15-19 Campers Vs Counselors Who's the smartest? Who's the strongest? Who can sing the best? Who rules the checkerboard? This week we find out!
9 7/22-26 Space We're blasting off to outer space. During this week we will learn about the solar system. We will build a rocket ship and see if it flys.
10 7/29-8/2 Art Just about anything messy and colorful. we will be learning about different styles and artisit. Please don't wear your nice clothes this week.
11* 8/5-9 H2O Water is life and we are going to learn about the importance of the water all around us. Then we will play in it. we end the week at a water park.
12  8/12-16  Summer Rewind

Summer Rewind Campers pick their favorite activities of the summer to redo before the summer ends.

*Designates out of town field trip that week.

2024 Registration Open Dates:

  March 4th - Current YMCA KidStop Participants

March 11th– Children not currently enrolled in KidStop

General Payment Information:
$109/week for members with automatic payment or $128/week for members without 

$121/week for non-members with automatic payment or $141/week for non-members without

At time of registration, a $20 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.

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 May 28th.

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.