YMCA of Springfield

Summer Camp 2021

Empowering young people to reach their full potential through play and creativity.

Summer camp with the YMCA of Springfield promises beautiful facilities, outdoor adventure, and a safe space for children to have FUN!

Full Day Camps

EXPLORER CAMPS

Hosted at our BRAND NEW Downtown Facility, these camps are designed for smaller groups of children and have a strong educational basis, focusing on hands-on experiences and life skills development.

Explorer Camp Location

Downtown YMCA
601 N. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

Explorer Weekly Themes

WEEK 1: June 7-11 | Top Chef Institute
WEEK 2: June 14-18 | Top Chef Institute
WEEK 3: June 21-25 | Into the Wild
WEEK 4: June 28-July 2 | Into the Wild
WEEK 5 : July 5-9 | Here We Van Gough
WEEK 6 : July 12-16 | Here We Van Gough
WEEK 7 : July 19-23 | Center Stage
WEEK 8 : July 26-30 | Center Stage
WEEK 9 : August 2-6 | Brains & Brawn
WEEK 10: August 9-13 | Brains & Brawn

Explorer Weekly Fee

$200 Members
$245 Public

Contact Information

For more information, contact  youthdev@springfieldymca.org

KERASOTES CAMPS

Our facility offers a beautiful green space, spacious gymnasium and super fun pool!!!

Kerasotes Camp Location

Kerasotes YMCA
4550 W. Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL 62711

Kerasotes Weekly Themes

WEEK 1: June 7-11 | Summer Kickoff
WEEK 2: June 14-18 | Up, Up, & Away!
WEEK 3: June 21-25 | Time Warp
WEEK 4: June 28-July 2 | Future Explorers
WEEK 5 : July 5-9 | Water World
WEEK 6 : July 12-16 | Camp Fortnite
WEEK 7 : July 19-23 | Y’s Got Talent
WEEK 8 : July 26-30 | Full STEAM Ahead!
WEEK 9 : August 2-6 | Y-lympics
WEEK 10: August 9-13 | Camp Rewind

Kerasotes Weekly Fee

$130 Members
$180 Public

Contact Information

For more information, contact  youthdev@springfieldymca.org

GYMNASTICS CAMPS

Gymnastics camp will be better than ever this year, operating out of our BRAND NEW gymnastics center!! This camp operates 5 weeks during the summer.

Gymnastics Camp Location

Downtown YMCA
601 N. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
 

Gymnastics Weekly Themes

WEEK 1 : June 7-11 | Disney Favorites
WEEK 2 : June 13-18 | Under the Sea
WEEK 3 : June 21-25 | Hawaiian Luau

WEEK 5 : July 5-9 | Holiday Mashup
WEEK 7 : July 19-23 | Olympics
WEEK 8 : July 26-30 | Pre-School Camp*
WEEK 9 : August 2-6 | Super Heroes
WEEK 10 : August 9-13 | Wacky Week

*For campers ages 3-5. This camp has a different time and cost from other gymnastic weeks. See details in cart.

Gymnastics Weekly Fee

$175 Members
$200 Public

Contact Information

For more information, contact Megan Edwards at medwards@springfieldymca.org

CAMP WA-KON-TAH

Located on Lake Springfield, Camp Wa-Kon-Tah offers a traditional camping experience that includes daily outdoor activities.

Wa-Kon-Tah Weekly Fee

Camp Wa-Kon-Tah
6602 Iron Bridge Road
Chatham, IL 62629

Wa-Kon-Tah Weekly Themes

WEEK 1: June 7-11 | Summer Kickoff
WEEK 2: June 14-18 | Up, Up, & Away!
WEEK 3: June 21-25 | Time Warp
WEEK 4: June 28-July 2 | Future Explorers
WEEK 5 : July 5-9 | Water World
WEEK 6 : July 12-16 | Camp Fortnite
WEEK 7 : July 19-23 | Y’s Got Talent
WEEK 8 : July 26-30 | Full STEAM Ahead!
WEEK 9 : August 2-6 | Y-lympics
WEEK 10: August 9-13 | Camp Rewind

Camp Wa-Kon-Tah Cost

$130 Members
$180 Public

Contact Information

For more information, contact  youthdev@springfieldymca.org

Half Day Camps

CIT Camp

SPORTS CAMPS

Volleyball, soccer, and basketball! Players will be taught the fundamentals of each sport, while encompassing fun games and contests, catered towards the ability of each participant. The focus of all sports will be having fun!

Sports Camp Locations

Basketball & Volleyball
Downtown YMCA
601 N. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

 

Soccer
Southern View Park
3483-3499 S. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Sports Weekly Themes

Sport Camps are Offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays of each designated week.

WEEK 1: June 7-11 | Basketball (Downtown)
WEEK 2: June 14-18 | Volleyball (Downtown)

WEEK 3: June 21-25 | Soccer (Southern View Park)
WEEK 4: June 28- July 2 | Soccer (Southern View Park)
WEEK 5: : July 5-9 | Soccer (Southern View Park)
WEEK 6 : July 12-16 | Basketball (Downtown)

Sports Weekly Fee

Basketball Camp
$70-$75 Members
$90-$95 Public

 

Volleyball Camp
$75 Members
$95 Public

 

Soccer Camp
$65-$75 Members
$85-$95 Public

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Matthew Eck at meck@springfieldymca.org

HEALTH & WELLNESS CAMPS

These half day camps will be available as add-ons for Kerasotes and Explorer Camps. Details coming soon.

Health & Wellness Camp Locations

Downtown YMCA
601 N. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

 

 

Kerasotes YMCA
4550 W. Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL 62711

 

Health & Wellness Weekly Themes

Health & Wellness Camps will be add-ons to Explorer and Kerasotes Camps.


WEEK 4: June 28-July 2 | Kerasotes
WEEK 5 : July 5-9 | Downtown

Contact Information

For more information, contact  Laila Kim at lkim@springfieldymca.org

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT) CAMPS

Providing youth, ages 13-15, with the training, tools, and work ethic of an effective leader.

CIT Camp Locations

Downtown YMCA
601 N. 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702

 

 

Kerasotes YMCA
4550 W. Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL 62711

 

CIT Weekly Themes

WEEK 2: June 14-18 | Training Week
WEEK 3: June 21-25 | First Impressions
WEEK 4: June 28-July 2 | Group Management
WEEK 5 : July 5-9 | Bully Prevention
WEEK 6 : July 12-16 | Work Ethic
WEEK 7 : July 19-23 | Planning Activities
WEEK 8 : July 26-30 | Staying Healthy
WEEK 9 : August 2-6 | Social Media

CIT Weekly Fee

$115 Members
$165 Public

Contact Information

For more information, contact  youthdev@springfieldymca.org

Parent Handbook

We are so glad you will be a part of our YMCA family!  Our programs are built so that your child comes home with new relationships, new-found interests, enhanced values and increased leadership skills that all will help foster a strong foundation for his or her future!  At the YMCA, we embrace a play-based philosophy that guides participants through fun and engaging activities that result in learning and skill building.  Our programs are built upon the foundation of our Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.  As you read through this handbook, please familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures governing our camp and school age care programs.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us!  Thank you for choosing the YMCA!

Click Here for Parent Handbook

Online Account Login

Registration for all camp programs is available online!

With your online account you can: register for programs, view all registrations, make updates to payment information and family data, and add authorized pickups.

STEP 2

Select programs/register at the top right page corner

STEP 3

Select Login

STEP 4

Enter email associated with your account

STEP 5

Submit

If you have not previously logged in, you will need to select “Forgot your password?” to update the password.

Community Child Care Connection (CCP)/Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Registration

If camp fees for your child are paid (in part or whole) by a third party, such as Community Child Care Connection (CCP) or Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), follow the steps in the PDF to register.

CCP/DCFS Instructions

Financial Assistance

If you have been denied assistance from Community Child Care Connection, the you can apply for YMCA financial assistance.

Applying for Financial Assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply to Work

We are always looking for professional role models to join our rock star staff team!  If you have experience working with children and have a desire to build impactful programs, please apply today!   All staff receive background checks, CPR/First Aid training and youth development-specific training.  See all our Youth Development employment opportunities.

Click Here to Apply Online

Covid-19 Safety

Safety and health are at the forefront of our minds!  We are constantly updating procedures to match or exceed current health guidelines.  We require all children and staff to wear face masks at all times.  Upon entering the program space, we will conduct health screenings.  Participants will remain in their own group and will not mix with other groups.  Participants will social distance as much as possible.  Currently, the YMCA is not providing food or beverages.  If your child will be with us over the lunch hour, please send lunch.  Water bottles are necessary and snacks for afternoon time are suggested.  If your child has work from their school, we will have dedicated time set for quiet learning.

Contact Information

For Kerasotes, Explorer, Counselor-Training, and Wa-Kon-Tah:
Youth Development Department
youthdev@springfieldymca.org

For Gymnastics:
Megan Edwards
medwards@springfieldymca.org

For Sports Camps:
Matthew Eck
meck@springfieldymca.org