YMCA OF METROPOLITAN MILWAUKEE

At the Y, we provide a safe place for kids to learn fundamental skills, build self-reliance, and find a greater sense of purpose. But most of all, Summer Day Camp at the Y offers an experience that is always so much fun. We offer camps across the metro-Milwaukee area — find the camp that’s perfect for you!

Parent Information

2024 SUMMER DAY CAMP
Our Summer Day Camp is an 11-week program that runs June 10-August 23, 2024. Families can sign up for one or more weeks.

CAMP HOURS
Monday-Friday | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM (unless otherwise noted)

CAMPER DROP-OFF & PICK-UP
Drop-Off | 7:00-9:00 AM
Pick-Up | 4:00-6:00 PM
To ensure the safety of all participants, campers may only be picked up by a pre-authorized contact. A driver's license may be requested for identification.

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP
Campers spend most of the day outdoors, so be sure to send your child to camp wearing appropriate clothing and footwear. Sunscreen and bug spray should be applied before camp and also brought to camp.

Please label and send the following items with your camper every day:

  • Non-Perishable Lunch (optional)
  • Water Bottle
  • Tennis Shoes or Closed-Toe Shoes
  • Swimsuit & Towel (varies by location)
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray

To help your child take full advantage of all that we have to offer, please leave items of monetary or sentimental value at home, including personal toys, electronic equipment, gaming devices, and trading or game cards. The YMCA is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE
7:00-9:00 AM | Drop Off & Camper’s Choice Activities
9:00-9:45 AM | Sunscreen, Wash Hands & Breakfast
9:45-10:00 AM | Opening Ceremony
10:00-10:30 AM | Small Group Games & Team Building
10:30-11:30 AM | Nature Walk & Adventure Activities
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Wash Hands & Lunch
12:00-12:30 PM | Reading, Rest & Relaxation Time
12:30-1:00 PM | Educational Activity
1:00-2:00 PM | Physical Activity
2:00-2:30 PM | Art Project
2:30-3:15 PM | Large Group Game
3:15-3:30 PM | Closing Ceremony
3:30-4:00 PM | Wash Hands & Afternoon Snack
4:00-6:00 PM | Pick Up & Camper’s Choice

Registration

HOW TO REGISTER
 
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Step-by-step details coming soon!

REMINDERS

  • Registration is limited and is based on availability; please register early.
  • Weekly payments are due ten (10) days prior to the chosen week of camp.
  • All payments must be made before a child can attend camp each week.
  • Late payments will result in a $10 late fee per child, per week. All payments must be made before a child can attend camp each week.

ADDITIONAL CHILD DISCOUNT

  • YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee members receive 10% off when more than one child is enrolled in camp.
  • Community Participants receive 5% off when more than one child is enrolled in camp. First child is enrolled at full price.
  • Discount applies to campers who are registered for the same week of camp, but type of camp may vary.
  • Discount applies to lowest rate camp.
Payment Information

POLICIES
REGISTRATION FEE
A one-time $30 registration fee per child is due at the time of registration.
WEEKLY PAYMENT
Weekly payments are due ten (10) days prior to the chosen week of camp. Upon completion of registration, your balance will automatically be set up for auto pay. Camp payments are non-refundable.
LATE PAYMENTS
Late payments will result in a $10 late fee per child, per week. All payments MUST be made before attending camp.

WEEKLY CAMP FEES
Traditional Camp (Age 4): $281/M, $295/NM
Traditional Camp (Age 5-12): $252/M, $283/NM
Leaders In Training (Age 13-17): $150/M, $150/NM

*M = YMCA Member, NM = Non-Member

PAYMENT & REGISTRATION DEADLINES
Week 1: JUN 10-14 >> Deadline: FRI, MAY 29
Week 2: JUN 17-21 >> Deadline: FRI, JUN 7
Week 3: JUN 24-28 >> Deadline: FRI, JUN 14
Week 4: JUL 1-3 >> Deadline: FRI, JUN 21
Week 5: JUL 8-12 >> Deadline: FRI, JUN 28
Week 6: JUL 15-19 >> Deadline: FRI, JUL 5
Week 7: JUL 22-26 >> Deadline: FRI, JUL 12
Week 8: JUL 29 - AUG 2 >> Deadline: FRI, JUL 19
Week 9: AUG 5-9 >> Deadline: FRI, JUL 26
Week 10: AUG 12-16 >> Deadline: FRI, AUG 2
Week 11: AUG 19-23 >> Deadline: FRI, AUG 9

ADDITIONAL CHILD DISCOUNT

  • YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee members receive 10% off when more than one child is enrolled in camp.
  • Community Participants receive 5% off when more than one child is enrolled in camp. First child is enrolled at full price.
  • Discount applies to campers who are registered for the same week of camp, but type of camp may vary).
  • Discount applies to lowest rate camp.
Financial Assistance & WI Shares

YMCA FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Individuals and families may apply for financial assistance for membership or programs, such as Summer Day Camp. Assistance is based upon a number of factors, including total household income and number of dependents. The process is confidential.

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WISCONSIN SHARES CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE
The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee offers many Summer Day Camps that are licensed by the Department of Children and Families and accept Wisconsin Shares Child Care Assistance.

Contact your Wisconsin Shares office for approval as you must have authorization before we can register your child for Summer Day Camp.

Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha Counties: 888-947-6583

Washington County: 262-335-4610

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Provider Number: 1000558721

Location Numbers:
Rite-Hite Family YMCA: 012
YMCA at Lincoln Park: 105
YMCA at Wilson Park: 064

Forms, Handbook & Publications

Rite-Hite Family YMCA (Ages 4-17)

Summer Day Camp (Ages 4-17)
Summer day campers try a variety of activities such as arts & crafts, water activities, games, and team building. Our focus on achievement, relationships, and belonging will help your child make friends, develop independence, and try new things – whether they join us for one week or all summer! All campers must be potty trained.

LOCATION: 9250 N Green Bay Road, Brown Deer
DATES: June 10 - August 23, 2024 (No Camp July 4 & 5)
HOURS: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
AGES: 4-17
OFFERINGS: Traditional Camp, LIT Camp, and STEAM Add-on
WI SHARES PROVIDER NUMBER: 1000558721
WI SHARES LOCATION NUMBER: 012

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Meet the Director
Hello! My name is Erin Diestler and I will be the Camp Director at Rite-Hite this summer. I started working at the YMCA in 2016 and have filled various roles from a Camp Counselor to Camp Director. I fell in love with working in childcare and the Y from the moment I stepped on the big fields at Rite-Hite. I enjoy spending time outdoors, playing sports, taking field trips, and spending as much one-on-one time with campers as I can.

Fun Facts:

  • I lived in The Bahamas for 15 months.
  • I worked for the Milwaukee Bucks for 5 years and have a Masters' Degree in Sport Management.
  • I love dogs! I rescued a puppy from the island I lived on in The Bahamas and brought him back with me to live in the snow instead of the sand.
  • When I'm not working, you'll find me spending time with friends and family, watching any Wisconsin sports team, and probably enjoying some cheese curds or chips and guac.
YMCA at Lincoln Park (Ages 4-17)

Summer Day Camp (Ages 4-17)
Summer day campers try a variety of activities such as arts & crafts, water activities, games, and team building. Our focus on achievement, relationships, and belonging will help your child make friends, develop independence, and try new things – whether they join us for one week or all summer! All campers must be potty trained.

LOCATION: 1301 W Hampton Avenue, Milwaukee
DATES: June 10 - August 23, 2024 (No Camp July 4 & 5)
HOURS: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
AGES: 4-17
OFFERINGS: Traditional Camp, LIT Camp, and STEAM Add-on
WI SHARES PROVIDER NUMBER: 1000558721
WI SHARES LOCATION NUMBER: 105

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Meet the Director
Hi! My name is Diego Flores, and this is my fourth year at Lincoln Park! I have been working in youth development for about 10 years. Started as a cabin counselor and now working as a Camp Director. Playing basketball and finding a new coffee shop to explore are some of my favorite activities. I hope you are ready for summer because I know I am.

At Lincoln Park, we have an "open door" policy. That means everyone and anyone is welcome into our community. We believe that equity and inclusion are important, but we also believe that not all families are the same and we cater to those needs.

Excited to welcome all to Lincoln Park Day Camp. My goal is to provide another fun summer for all who come through our doors. Can't wait to do all the fun summer activities with all the campers and staff.  please feel free to contact me with any further questions.

YMCA at Wilson Park (Ages 4-17)

Summer Day Camp (Ages 4-17)
Summer day campers try a variety of activities such as arts & crafts, water activities, games, and team building. Our focus on achievement, relationships, and belonging will help your child make friends, develop independence, and try new things – whether they join us for one week or all summer! All campers must be potty trained.

LOCATION: 1601 W Howard Avenue, Milwaukee
DATES: June 10 - August 23, 2024 (No Camp July 4 & 5)
HOURS: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM
AGES: 4-17
OFFERINGS: Traditional Camp, LIT Camp, and STEAM Add-on
WI SHARES PROVIDER NUMBER: 1000558721
WI SHARES LOCATION NUMBER: 064

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Meet the Director
Hello! My name is Sadie Salinas and I am your 2024 Wilson Park Director! I have a background in Summer Camp with both the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA, and I could not be more thrilled to be with you all this summer. Outside of camp, I love spending time outdoors, camping, cooking, making music with friends, and spending quality time with my family.

I am a firm advocate for the kids and staff in my program, and I believe that parent/guardian communication is a huge piece of that. I want camp to be a place of joy and growth for everyone who encounters it, all I ask is that you keep my team in the loop on how we can work together to support the kids. I am excited to learn from you, thank you for the privilege of getting to know your kids this summer!

STEAM Camp Add-On (7-12)

STEAM Camp Add-On (Ages 7-12)
At our Science Café, campers will explore the amazing world of Lego robotics, while participating in activities that emphasize collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving.

AGES 7-9: Campers will work together to design and build different motorized projects using LEGO® bricks, learn basic programming skills using the BBC micro:bit microcomputer, and make their creations come alive!

AGES 10-12: In conjunction with the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) STEM Center, campers will explore the amazing world of LEGO® Spike Prime robotics. Campers will work in teams to design, build, and program their Spike Prime robots to perform basic tasks.

The YMCA Science Café will offer a 4-day session at each of our three Summer Day Camp locations.

DATES: 
YMCA at Lincoln Park on Week 2: June 17-21
YMCA at Wilson Park on Week 3: June 24-28
Rite-Hite Family YMCA on Week 5: July 8-12

DAYS:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

AGES & TIMES:
Ages 7-9: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Ages 10-12: 1:00-3:30 PM

ADD-ON PRICE:
$75 per add-on week. This fee is an addition to Traditional Day Camp fees.

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Questions? Contact us at daycamp@ymcamke.org or 414-274-0759.