Child Care


  • Mon & Fri 5:30am - 8:30pm
  • Wed 5:30am - 7:00pm
  • Tues & Thur 5:30am - 8:30pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Sunday (Oct-May) 1:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Sunday (Jun-Sept) Closed

Summer Day Camp

General Information

YMCA Summer Day Camp is an active, fun environment that focuses on healthy living. We will spend the summer at the library, swimming, taking field trips and more. The program is licensed by the Department of Human Services and is an exciting way for youth to learn developmental skills and gain information about the world around them. Enrollment is weekly and limited to 25 campers each week.



May 20th- August 16th

Program closed: May 27th, July 4th & 5th


6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

$1/minute late dues will be assessed for children picked up after 5:30 p.m.


5 to 12 years of age (must have completed Kindergarten)

We may accept up to five 4 year olds that have completed Pre-K.


Registration Details

  • Must register & pay by Tuesday of the week prior to attendance.
  • Daily drop-ins are NOT currently accepted.
  • Registration for the week will close completely on Thursday evening of the week prior to attendance.

Enrollment for the week is guaranteed when payment for the week is completed at the YMCA front desk.


Weekly Rates

Y members: $125/week

Non-members: $130/week



Participants must bring a sack lunch and drink each day unless otherwise indicated on the daily agenda. Lunches must be NON-MICROWAVABLE.

Due to our increase in participants we are not able to heat up lunches. So please pack the appropriate lunch (ie.. sandwiches, lunchables, fruit, chips).

According to DHS requirements, the lunch should provide a serving of protein, a serving of grains, a serving of dairy, and a serving of fruits and vegetables. The YMCA will provide a morning snack and an afternoon snack each day. Snacks will meet our ACTIVE healthy focus for the summer.


Dress Code

For their own safety, participants should wear athletic shoes daily. Sandals, “crocs” or “flip flops” do not provide enough support or coverage for many of the planned activities, but may be packed in swim bags. Socks are required for skating.



We spend a lot of time outside, and apply sunscreen before we do. Sunscreen will need to be supplied for your child that will be put away with their name on it and used only on your child(ren).


Field Trips

One field trip is planned each week, with the majority of the trips relating to our weekly theme. Participants are responsible for the cost of admission to field trip destinations the day of the field trip.

Participants must purchase a YMCA Camp shirt to be worn on field trip days. Shirts are $6 and can be purchased when registering for day camp. Children must bring a sack lunch and drink on the field trips unless otherwise indicated. In addition to weekly field trips, a public pool swimming day is scheduled once a week. Admission is $1 per child.

Attendance on field trip days may be limited depending on the destination and the transportation available.

Perry Public School buses will be used to transport day camp participants on all field trips. Participants are responsible for admission prices to all trip destinations. Please do NOT send additional spending money unless approved by the YMCA Day Camp Staff prior to trip departure. Participants will eed a sack lunch and drink unless otherwise indicated. Please note… no microwavable lunches on field trips either, and pack them in a Ziploc bag to be placed in an iced cooler.


Weekly Themes

A wide variety of activities are offered during the YMCA Summer Day Camp Program. These activities will be based on our weekly camp themes listed below. Weekly themes may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Week 01, May 20 – 24: School’s Out for Summer!

Week 02, May 27 – 31: Reptiles and Amphibians

Week 03, June 3 – 7: Prehistoric Adventure

Week 04, June 10 – 14: The Secret Garden

Week 05, June 17 – 21: Safari

Week 06, June 24 – 28: Treasure Seekers

Week 07, July 1 – 5: Party in the USA

Week 08, July 8 – 12: Under the Sea

Week 09, July 15 – 19: Animal Planet

Week 10, July 22 – 26: Adventureland!

Week 11, July 29 – August 2: Tropical Paradise!

Week 12, August 5 – 9: FUN-tastic Finale!

Week 13, August 12 – 16: Good-bye Summer!