AGES 4-5

A counselor reads to a camper at the North Brooklyn YMCA summer day camp.

Having a fun summer can be a springboard for an amazing school year!

Kinder Camp is designed for children entering kindergarten. Structured Day Camp activities support the transition to into kindergarten by building social and emotional skills in a fun and nurturing environment, including a focus on classroom structure, transitional activities, and group play. Staff members experienced in engaging with this age group understand the importance of rich adult-child interactions and focus on building supportive, nurturing relationships with every camper. Campers participate in instructional swimming, indoor and outdoor physical fitness, interactive science, literacy activities, theme-based arts and crafts, and local outings.

Cost per two week session:
Y Member: $428
Community: $519

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AGES 6-11

Campers are divided into age groups with children within one to two years of their age

Two summer campers outside

There is an energy and magic to summer camp that cannot be replicated! Friends, experiences, and memories to last a lifetime!

Our Summer Camp is open to current kindergarteners through 6th grade students who are ready to participate in a summer filled with awesome games and activities. Our campers establish new friendships, participate in sports and creative arts, explore science and nature, swim, and of course, have fun!

Campers learn how to express themselves in a safe and bully-free environment while developing our four core YMCA values of respect, caring, honesty, and responsibility.

Our Day Camp includes a wide range of sports, instructional swimming, arts and crafts, and themed days such as "Superhero Day." Each camp features a theme, such as Disney, Dr. Seuss, or "Around the World in 80 Days," where science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities are geared towards the specified theme. Campers have swim lessons once a week, at our on-site pool. There are also weekly field trips, one field trip per session done by bus or train where campers get a chance to learn about their communities. Every two weeks, campers showcase something they have learned or created in our Family Share.

Day Camp activities are designed to help children retain and build upon the academic skills they have developed during the school year. Research has shown that children can lose a half grade of learning over the summer months. To help mitigate summer learning loss, the YMCA offers interactive programs such as Book of the Week, which gives campers the opportunity to read books and participate in facilitated discussions. Activities such as journaling and age-appropriate science experiments expand their literacy, math and science skills, and promote their ability to think critically. All of the activities are geared to be fun and build lifetime memories!

Cost per two week session:
Y Member: $412
Community: $504

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AGES 7-11

Ages 7-8, ages 9-10, and age 11 groups. Instruction tailored according to individual skill set.

Summer camper in front of pool

Freestyle! Butterfly! Backstroke! Cannonball!

YMCA Swim Camp combines the traditional fun of Day Camp with a specialized focus on skills and learning related to aquatic activities. Our campers develop a lifetime love for the water, and a deep understanding of water safety and responsibility. Campers swim 2 times a day, with stroke development and training tailored by age and skill level. Campers have the opportunity to progress through the different skill levels.

  • Red (non-swimmer) is our beginner stage where the children learn basic swimming skills.
  • Yellow (intermediate) swimmers need to swim 10 feet (3 yards) on their front and back, tread water for 20 seconds, submerge under surface water (face in), and swim-float-swim.
  • Green (swimmer) swimmers need to swim 45 feet (15 yards) on their front and back, tread water for at least 60 seconds, submerge & retrieve object, swim-float-swim for 75 feet (25 yards).

When they are not swimming, campers participate in day camp activities including sports, bi-weekly field trips, art, and literacy activities. All activities and interactions emphasize building self esteem and self-confidence.

Cost per two week session:
Y Member: $459
Community: $550

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