Day campers will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of program opportunities such as swimming, canoeing, archery, nature appreciation, hiking, arts and crafts, songs, skits, special theme activities and many more surprises! Best of all, activities are designed toward the interest and skill levels appropriate for each age group, and all activities promote the four character development principles of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility. Each camper will experience success-building skills that last a lifetime!
Dates & Availability
Next summer is closer than you think! Browse our calendar below to learn more about session dates, availability, and pricing. If a session is open, we have a spot for your child. If it is wait listed, it has already filled. If you wish to join our wait list, please fill out our registration form. You’ll be notified of availability as spots open up. Please note, we can’t guarantee spots will become available for campers on the wait list. Click here for our complete dates and availability calendar.
Register Early for the Best Rate!
Register by August 31, 2019 and receive $30 off listed rate
Register by December 31, 2019 and receive $20 off listed rate
Register by March 15, 2020 and receive $10 off listed rate
Traditional Day Camp
The sunny days are filled with everything you could imagine for summer fun: archery, swimming, kayaking and canoeing, climbing, camp crafts, s'mores, songs, games and much, much more. Top it off with theme days and Sherman Lake YMCA Camp's character principles of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility and each day is bound to bring new adventures and achievements!
New for 2020 - Full day camp for those going into Kindergarten!
Grades: Entering K-8th
Day Horse Camps
Perfect for horse lovers. Half of each day will focus on arena riding with an emphasis on early riding skills, equine anatomy and proper horse care. This camp is for beginning riders or campers with little or no riding experience. Thursday evenings during Family Night, parents are invited to visit the equestrian center for a short riding exhibition.
Grades: Entering 1st-8th
Jr. Robotics Camps
Campers will spend 2 hours each day learning about gears, levers, machines, motors and more, as they build models featuring working motors and sensors, then program their models to get them into action. Materials used will be Lego WeDo and Simple & Motorized Mechanisms kits, as well as Terrapin Pro-Bot cars that use the Logo for Lego programming language, developed at MIT for young students.
Grades: Entering 1st-3rd
Gilmore Piano Day Camp
Come and play! The Gilmore’s summer music camp is for pianists of all levels and experience. Day Campers have daily small group piano lessons and exploration in technology and music-making with Jazzy Jams plus hands-on art projects. Each afternoon, participate in outdoor YMCA camp activities. Day campers and families are invited back to camp for evening recitals. The week concludes Friday at 1:00PM with a final celebratory recital hosted by campers for their peers, friends, and family.
An audition is required for all piano campers. Day Camp auditions will happen from March to June. Video submissions are also welcome. Students will be encouraged to practice daily at home, after the camp day. Enrollment is limited to 40 campers. Call 269-342-1166, or visit http://www.thegilmore.org/piano-camp/ for more information.
Grades: Entering 1st-8th
It is our belief that no child shall be turned away due to an inability to pay. Each year, we raise funds to help parents send their kids to camp. If the camp fees are just not possible for you right now, we urge you to apply for a camp scholarship. Please feel free to call our registrar at 269.731.3000 or click here for more information.
Dates & Availability - Summer Camp 2020
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