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Camp Explorers

June 3- August 9

Camp Explorers is the ultimate summer adventure for our middle school kids, ages 12-14 who love to explore, learn and have fun! You’ll get to discover new places, make new friends and try new things. Whether you’re into nature, science, the arts or sports, Camp Explorers has something for everyone. Don’t miss this chance to create unforgettable memories and have a blast at Camp Explorers!

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Camper Ages

12-14 years old

Location

Downtown YMCA
601 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Week Themes

June 3-14- Studio 601: Music Makers
June 17- 28- Welcome to the Y Think Tank
July 1- July 12- Recipe for Success
July 15- July 26- Pioneer Days
July 29- August 9- When I Grow Up…

Camp Fees

Full Weekly Rate
Member | $215
Non-Member | $265

Holiday Weeks are Pro-rated

Contact Information

youthdev@springfieldymca.org

For registration, camp cancellation/change requests or billing questions, please contact billing@springfieldymca.org

Additional Camp Information

Payment Due Date
Full payment is due 7 days prior to start of registered camp week.

Non-Refundable Deposit
$25 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration for each week registered.

Camp Wa-Kon-Tah

June 3-August 9

Explore the outdoors at Camp Wa-Kon-Tah. Campers will participate in archery, canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming, go on fieldtrips, play sports and so much more! Camp Wa-Kon-Tah is located on Lake Springfield near Chatham and is a full day camp that runs from 7:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday.

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Camper Ages

5-12 years old

Location

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

Week Themes

June 3-7 | Best Summer Ever
 June 10-14 | Once Upon a Time…
 June 17- 21 | Nailed It!
June 24- 28 | Are you Ready Kids?
 July 1-5 | Surfs Up
 July 8- 12 | Camp Cosmos
July 15- 19 | Buggin Out
July 22- 26 | Shark Week
July 29- Aug 2 | Paint Wars
 Aug 5- Aug 9 | Camp Rewind

Camp Fees

Full Weekly Rate
Member | $145
Non-Member | $210

Holiday Weeks are Pro-rated

Contact Information

youthdev@springfieldymca.org

For registration, camp cancellation/change requests or billing questions, please contact billing@springfieldymca.org

Additional Camp Information

Payment Due Date
Full payment is due 7 days prior to start of registered camp week.

Non-Refundable Deposit
$25 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration for each week registered.

Camp Kerasotes

June 3- August 9

Campers explore the world around them through daily camptivities such as art, drama, character development, swimming, fieldtrips, STEM projects and more! Camp Kerasotes is located at our Kerasotes Branch and is a full day program that runs from 7:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday.

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Camper Ages

5-12 years old

Location

Kerasotes YMCA
4550 W. Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL 62711

Week Themes

June 3-7 | Best Summer Ever
June 10-14 | Once Upon a Time…
June 17- 21 | Nailed It!
June 24- 28 | Are you Ready Kids?
July 1-5 | Surfs Up
July 8- 12 | Camp Cosmos
July 15- 19 | Buggin Out
July 22- 26 | Shark Week
July 29- Aug 2 | Paint Wars
Aug 5- Aug 9 | Camp Rewind

Camp Fees

Full Weekly Rate
Member | $145
Non-Member | $210

Holiday Weeks are Pro-rated

Contact Information

youthdev@springfieldymca.org

For registration, camp cancellation/change requests or billing questions, please contact billing@springfieldymca.org

Additional Camp Information

Payment Due Date
Full payment is due 7 days prior to start of registered camp week.

Non-Refundable Deposit
$25 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration for each week registered.

Camp Carpenter

June 3- August 9

Campers explore the world around them through daily camptivities such as art, drama, character development, swimming, fieldtrips, STEM projects and more! Camp Carpenter is located at our Downtown Branch and is a full day program that runs from 7:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday.

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Camper Ages

5-12 years old

Location

Downtown YMCA
601 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Week Themes

June 3-7 | Best Summer Ever
June 10-14 | Once Upon a Time…
June 17- 21 | Nailed It!
June 24- 28 | Are you Ready Kids?
July 1-5 | Surfs Up
July 8- 12 | Camp Cosmos
July 15- 19 | Buggin Out
July 22- 26 | Shark Week
July 29- Aug 2 | Paint Wars
Aug 5- Aug 9 | Camp Rewind

Camp Fees

Full Weekly Rate
Member | $215
Non-Member | $265

Holiday Weeks are Pro-rated

Contact Information

youthdev@springfieldymca.org

For registration, camp cancellation/change requests or billing questions, please contact billing@springfieldymca.org

Additional Camp Information

Payment Due Date
Full payment is due 7 days prior to start of registered camp week.

Non-Refundable Deposit
$25 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration for each week registered.

Camp Rochester

June 3- August 9

Bring on the fun in Rochester with opening ceremonies, weekly theme projects, group games, swimming, fieldtrips, STEM projects and more! Camp Rochester is located on the Rochester School District campus and is a full day program that runs from 7:00am-6:00pm Monday-Friday.

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Camper Ages

5-12 years old

Location

Rochester Elementary School EC-1
707 West Main
Rochester, IL 62563

Week Themes

June 3-7 | Best Summer Ever
June 10-14 | Once Upon a Time…
June 17- 21 | Nailed It!
June 24- 28 | Are you Ready Kids?
July 1-5 | Surfs Up
July 8- 12 | Camp Cosmos
July 15- 19 | Buggin Out
July 22- 26 | Shark Week
July 29- Aug 2 | Paint Wars
Aug 5- Aug 9 | Camp Rewind

Camp Fees

Full Weekly Rate
Member | $145
Non-Member | $210

Holiday Weeks are Pro-rated

Contact Information

youthdev@springfieldymca.org

For registration, camp cancellation/change requests or billing questions, please contact billing@springfieldymca.org

Additional Camp Information

Payment Due Date
Full payment is due 7 days prior to start of registered camp week.

Non-Refundable Deposit
$25 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration for each week registered.

Gymnastics Camp

May 27-August 2

Campers will tumble & flip their way through weeks of camp on our beautiful gymnastics center! Gymnastics is a party group, & we love theme weeks & weekly pizza parties. Gymnastics Camps is located at our Downtown YMCA Branch & is a full day program.

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Camper Ages

5-12 years old

Location

Downtown YMCA
601 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Week Themes

May 27- 31 | Welcome to Summer
June 3-7 | Decades
June 10-14 | Disney
June 24-38 | Under the Sea
July 1-5** | Holiday Mashup
July 15-19 | Jungle Safari
July 29-Aug 2 | Under the Big Top

**No camp July 4

Camp Fees

Full Weekly Rate
Member | $175
Non-Member | $250

Holiday Weeks are Pro-rated

Contact Information

Megan Edwards, Gymnastics Director, medwards@springfieldymca.org.

For registration, camp cancellation/change requests or billing questions, please contact billing@springfieldymca.org

Additional Camp Information

Payment Due Date
Full payment is due 7 days prior to start of registered camp week.

Non-Refundable Deposit
$25 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration for each week registered.

Sports Camp

June 10- August 8 |
Half-Day Camps

Volleyball, soccer, & 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!

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Camper Ages

Ages vary by camp

Location

Basketball 
Downtown YMCA

601 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Soccer | Volleyball
Kerasotes YMCA 
4550 W. Iles Avenue
Springfield, IL 62711

Week Themes

Sport Camps are Offered Monday-Thursday of each designated week.

June 10-13 | Soccer Camp – Ages 5-8 | 9 AM-12 PM (Kerasotes Soccer Fields)
June 17-20 | Basketball – Ages 5-8 | 9-11 AM (Downtown)
June 24-27 | Volleyball – Ages 7-11 | 6-7 PM (Kerasotes)
June 24-27 | Volleyball – Ages 12-14 | 7-8 PM (Kerasotes)

July 8-11 | Soccer Clinics – Ages 8-14 | 9AM-12 PM (Kerasotes Soccer Fields)
July 15-18 | Basketball – Ages 9-14 | 9-11 AM (Downtown)
July 22-25 | Soccer Camp – Ages 5-8 | 9 AM-12 PM (Kerasotes Soccer Fields)

August 5-8 | Goal Scoring Camp- Ages 8-14 | 9-12 AM (Kerasotes Soccer Fields)

Camp Fees

Full Weekly Rate
Member | $85
Non-Member | $115

Contact Information

Alex Brown, Sports Director, abrown@springfieldymca.org.

For registration, camp cancellation/change requests or billing questions, please contact billing@springfieldymca.org

Additional Camp Information

Payment Due Date
Full payment is due 7 days prior to start of registered camp week.

Non-Refundable Deposit
$25 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration for each week registered.

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 at youthdev@springfieldymca.org. Thank you for choosing the YMCA!

Parent Handbook

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