Day Camp


YMCA Day Camps foster children's emotional, social, physical and creative growth through a range of interactive activities all while building relationships with counselors and staff who serve as role models every day.  Camps provide a variety of activities from educational outdoor experiences to hands on academic projects. Each week includes activities like swimming, field trips, and at some camps, archery, riflery and canoeing. 

Our camps are designed for children of all ages and are located throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.  For more information on your local camp, look under your local branch or contact your local YMCA.

YMCA Day Camp helps enrich lives by building Assets.

We are committed to providing programs that focus on healthy living, physical activity, and educational enrichment within an atmosphere that fosters the growth of the 40 Developmental Assets in each camper. We accomplish this through national standards for out-of-school time and those set forth by the Search Institute.

  • CATCH Kids Club is a unique approach to child health that keeps kids moving, eliminates elimination games, and promotes good nutrition.
  • Positive Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith are a part of everything we do, every day.
  • Social Competencies: We teach kids to make positive decisions, understand others, and understand their community through our camp programs!
  • Constructive Use of Time: The YMCA is dedicated to making you and your child's experiences extraordinary. At the end of each day, your child will come home with stories of fun filled adventures. Learn more about Developmental Assets.

Camp Hours:

  • Pre-Camp Hours: 7 - 9 a.m.
  • Camp Hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • After Camp Hours: 4 -6 p.m.
  • Fees:  $95/week for YMCA members; $125/week for non-members

A $5 non-refundable registration fee is required at the time of registration for each week attending.*

2017 Day Camp Application

2017 Downtown Branch Day Camp Swim Registration Form

**No one is turned away from any YMCA program due to financial limitations. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. Please contact your local YMCA branch to complete a scholarship application.

**YMCA Day Camp offers inclusion opportunities for campers with special needs who function well in group environments. Please contact the camp director to determine if we can safely accommodate your special needs camper.


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