FIND THE BEST SUMMER DAY CAMP
With so many summer day camps available, making a decision on the best summer day camp for your kids can be tough.
For the past seven years, the Stanly County Family YMCA Day Camp has been rated the #1 Day Camp in Stanly County! With a wide variety of camp offerings, we are sure you will find a great place for your child to learn, play, and grow!
So how do you choose? How do you pick the summer camp program that is best for your child?
GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED
Talk with your kids about what they want out of summer day camp. Is there a new experience they want to try? Are they good at making new friends? Involve your kids in the decision early, and it will help guide your choices.
FOCUS ON THE INTEREST
Kids interested in Minecaft? There’s a day camp for that. Got a child who loves horses? This year we are offering an Equestrian Camp for that child. Have a nature lover? Send him to our day camp because this year we are focusing on gardening and nature at our newly developed Outdoor Education Center. Or maybe your middle school age child has a strong desire to help others and be a leader? The Y has a camp for that too!
Find a Day Camp
Find a Specialty Camp
SESSIONS AND SCHEDULES
The best day camp also needs to be convenient for your family schedule. YMCA day camps are held in one-week sessions. Day camp sessions are full-day programs from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with supervision available at no extra cost from 6:45 - 9:00 AM and 5:00 - 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday. We do offer several half-day camps for preschoolers and school-age kids. Each weekly session has a different theme such as " What's your Superpower?", "Y Olympics", and "Aloha to Summer."
Do your research by contacting the camp and asking questions. Since you’re already here, we’ll go ahead and answer a few questions for you.
Who will be taking care of my child? The most important part of any positive camp experience is the camp staff. We are proud of our exceptional staff who provide leadership and serve as role models to our campers. Each year, we select young men and women who have displayed a sincere interest and concern for the well-being of children. Many of our staff have been Y campers who want to come back and make summer memories for others! Numerous counselors love their job so much, they return again and again. All camp staff have a background check and drug test before they are hired. Intense training provides staff with the necessary skills to lead, counsel, plan and grow. All staff are CPR, AED and First Aid certified. They also receive the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse training.
What is the camper to counselor ratio? YMCA Day Camp has a staff to child ratio that ranges from 1:6 to 1:12. We maintain a 1:6 ratio with our youngest campers and keep a 1:12 ratio with older campers.
What are YMCA day camps like? YMCA Summer Day Camps are filled with swimming, arts and crafts, sports and games. Our goal is to provide a safe, positive, fun day at camp for your child. We want every camper to try a new activity and discover hidden talents and strengths. The Y teaches and models our character traits: respect, responsibility, caring, honesty and faith in God in programs and activities.
Once you have made a decision, it’s time to register and meet the staff.
Review the Summer Day Camp Packet
Review the Specialty Day Camp Packet
MEET THE STAFF
YMCA Summer Day Camp hosts an Open House before day camp begins for the summer. This is a great opportunity to meet the counselors your child will be with each day and talk with the camp director. Connect a face with a name and let them know how excited you and your child are about day camp. *
Find a great summer day camp for your kids at the YMCA, and we’ll see you in June!