Summer Camp

Find Your Adventure Find Your Y

Adventure awaits! Your summer is an Adventure – discover, create, play, and explore with us this summer. Your adventure is at the Y.

Summer camp is where children gain confidence, responsibility, independence, and thrive in a social atmosphere. Campers participate in exciting activities, are a part of a healthy, outdoor environment, and make new friends that may last a lifetime. At camp, we can give children the opportunity to play sports, create expressive art and do hands on science experiments. Camp is a special place where children can sit together at lunch and talk throughout the day. At camp, children find their real self and make their own decisions, with the guidance of their counselors.

Children thrive on routine. There is a certain level of consistency and routine at camp. Children know they will be there for a certain number of weeks, what time lunch and snack are, who is in their group and what kind of activities they will be doing. Consistency is good for kids and camp is a great way to keep a routine throughout the summer.

Camp Options

For a general camp schedule and detailed information about types of camp we offer, download the brochure here, or pick one up at our Welcome Center.

Preschool Summer Camp – Ages 2 ½ – 5 Years

Our younger campers get to have their own Adventure, with learning beyond the classroom. Our weekly themes promote opportunities to advance their social skills, character values, as well as fostering a love for the outdoors.

Summer Day Camp – Entering 1st – 7th Grade – Sessions 1 – 4

Our Day Camp program focuses on developing skills in a variety of athletic, cooperative, and creative outdoor activities, improving their swimming skills, and continuing to develop their social and emotional intelligence. Summer Camp is where the campers often find their passions and talents by experiencing new activities. Throughout their summer adventure, our campers learn powerful lessons in community and character building.

Esports Camp – Entering 1st – 7th Grade – Sessions 1 – 4

Esports Camp focuses on esports (electronic sports) in the mornings from 9:30AM – 11:00AM. Our Esports room is equipped with PC set-ups and Nintendo Switches. Esports comprises organized, multiplayer online video game competitions and is one of the fastest growing trends for youth engagement. Through our esports camp, campers are welcome to be who they are, excel at what they love, and develop the social, strategic, and critical thinking skills necessary to grow into thriving adults all in a safe, moderated, and inclusive environment.

Camp Academy – Entering 1st – 5th Grade – Sessions 1 – 4

In this half-day academic enrichment program, campers continue learning through the summer in math, science, and reading comprehension. If your camper loves school or would benefit from staying connected to fun, creative, and engaging projects in an academic environment, then this is the program for them to thrive. After lunch and recess head home or register to stay the whole day (additional fee applies).

Dance and Cheer Camp – Entering 4th – 7th Grade – Session 1

The Dance and Cheer group incorporates warmups and stretching along with skill development from 9:30 -11:00AM. Cheerleading is built upon cheer and choreographed dance elements. This group will practice routines that will become polished while working on timing and execution. After their morning hour and a half session, they join the Day Camp program for afternoon activities and swimming.

Travel Sports Sampler – Entering 4th – 7th Grade – Session 2

Gear up and take part in different sports activities offsite. Campers travel daily in the morning to local venues to engage in laser tag, mini-golf, martial arts, hiking, and more. A variety of sports is essential to sparking interest and give kids a chance to take risks in a healthy and supportive environment. With an open mind and adventurous spirit, are you up for the challenge? After the trip, we head back to camp for lunch and join the Day Camp program for afternoon activities and swimming.

Travel Basketball – Entering 4th – 7th Grade – Session 3

Whether you play for a travel team or enjoy playing just for fun, this two-week intensive morning program will enhance your offensive and defensive skills, and overall gameplay knowledge. Players will be drafted to teams based on skill level for practice and games. Get your jump shot on and dribble, pass, and pick-and-roll your way to the championship. Open to all skill levels. Campers will be transported via school bus to a nearby gymnasium in the morning, head back to camp for lunch, and join the Day Camp program for afternoon activities and swimming.

Travel Bowling & Soccer – Entering 4th – 7th Grade – Session 4

Whether you’re a striker in soccer or love the thrill of getting a strike in bowling, join us to develop your skills in both sports. Spend the mornings learning techniques, strategies, and mechanics through practice and games. One week will focus on each sport. Campers will be bused to a local bowling alley and head back to camp for lunch and join the Day Camp program for afternoon activities and swimming. Our soccer program is onsite. Open to all skill levels.

SKOR – Special Kids Organized Recreation – Entering 1st – 7th Grade – Sessions 1 – 4

Scroll down for a description and see our camp brochure for more details.

LIT – Leaders In Training – Entering 8th – 10th Grade – Travel is back!

Program is a balance of 3 trips each week (6 per session) as well as leadership training and service that gives teens the responsibility to help them find success in the future. Teens are expected to participate in both the work and play aspects of the program to bring out the leader in them. The LIT Travel program includes up to 10 service hours weekly. Letters are provided upon request by the Camp Director in September based on attendance and participation. Campers must participate in the service component to attend trips. An additional code of conduct and orientation will be required.

Vacation Camp – 9AM – 4PM – Entering 1st – 7th Grade

Vacation Camp is a one-week session that immediately follows Session 4. Vacation Camp is specifically intended to bridge the gap between camp and school for working parents. It will highlight camp favorites on a smaller scale. To participate in Vacation Camp, your child/ren must have enrolled and participated in at least one other session to be eligible. Pre/Post supervision and Express Drop-off is not available during this week.

About Camp and Program Details

The focus of the Lakeland Hills Family YMCA Summer Day Camps is to foster individuality, creativity, socialization, and fun inside of our campers!

So many families have expressed to us how important it is for their children to have a safe outdoor camp experience. Building upon our successful 35-year reputation, we promise to provide a fun and safe experience for our campers and give them a summer to remember!

The safety of all our campers and staff is our top priority. We follow the most current guidelines from health authorities, the state and local governments, the CDC, and American Camp Association. Our “Best Practices” ensure the safest care. Our school-age camp program serves children going into 1st through 11th grade. Campers will have a great experience building character and independence through a variety of age-appropriate activities led by thoughtful, caring staff.


Camp Communication
2023 Camp Brochure
Register for Camp

Camp Highlights and Campgrounds

Included in Camp fee:

  • Daily Activities
  • Swim Lessons 2x per week
  • Treat Tuesday or Foodie Fridays
  • Hobby Time
  • Special Events and Theme Days
  • “Big Fun Time” Events Weekly
  • Ice Cream every day
  • Hypoallergenic Sunblock

Program Features:

  • All staff are 18 years of age or older.
  • Camper Care Team and Zen Zone to support camper well-being
  • Convenient drive through drop-off and pick-up
  • Filtered and chilled water bottle filling stations
  • Pre-supervision and post-supervision available
  • Optional caterer lunch program


  • Two sports fields
  • Large event tents for extra shade and seating
  • Archery course
  • Parkour course
  • Two gaga pits
  • Air-conditioned gymnasium
  • Indoor six-lane pool
  • Picnic Pavilion with water and electricity
  • Bathrooms, changing rooms and shower area (separate from YMCA member locker rooms)
  • Handwashing stations



  • $100 non-refundable/non-transferable deposit per session per child / $100 for vacation camp week
  • Balances due by June 1, 2023
  • Complete the simple YMCA forms via PlayerSpace within 5 business days of receiving link from PlayerSpace.

NEW!!! Incentives

Early Bird – register, pay the balance in full, and have all PlayerSpace forms completed and approved by March 31 and receive FREE camp swag ($20 value)

Bring a Friend – Know a friend who would love our camp and has never attended before? Refer them to camp and you could earn FREE camp swag! Just follow these steps:

  • Invite a brand-new camper to register for our camp.
  • Tell us about your friend (, and if they attend camp this summer, you’ll receive camp swag ($20 value)
  • Bring a friend incentives are unlimited, so you can refer as many new friends as you’d like.


We are excited to offer you a more convenient way of providing us important information about your camper including check in/out, attendance, photos and videos, and a secured photo ID system for authorized pick-up. This mobile app has step-by-step tutorials on how to use and complete paperwork. PlayerSpace will allow us to:

  • Quickly access important health and safety information on your camper
  • Carry over information year-to-year
  • Provide an easier process for parents / guardians
PlayerSpace Tutorial



  • A $100 nonrefundable/nontransferable deposit is required at the time of registration per session for each camper.
  • Balances, minus any deposits, are refundable until June 1, 2023. Cancellations must be sent via email to Andrew Lomauro, Camp Director, at on or before June 1. After June 1, no refunds will be issued.
  • All camp forms must be completed within 5 business days of receiving the link from PlayerSpace. Please note the link in the email is only active for 36 hours. Registration is not complete until all forms have been received via PlayerSpace and approved by the YMCA.
  • Funding applications, for those who qualify, are available below (in the financial assistance tab) or at the Member Services Desk.
  • When registering for camp please submit completed financial assistance application with all required documentation and a $50 deposit non-refundable/non-transferable per session per child.
  • Camp balances are due June 1, 2023
  • You can manage your balances online and make payments before the due date.
  • Login to your account and pay online by the above due date.


  • Financial Assistance applications, for those who qualify, are available at the Member Services Desk or download a Financial Assistance Application. (for Spanish-speakers, click here for the Spanish Version)
  • Please submit completed financial assistance application with all required documentation and a $50 deposit fee per session per child.
  • Anyone applying for financial assistance must register in person with the Camp Director or Camp Bookkeeper.


Cancellations must be sent via email to Andrew Lomauro, Camp Director, at on or before June 1. After June 1, no refunds will be issued.

We do not give refunds for any COVID-related absences.

Other medical exceptions will be considered with a doctor’s note submitted via email to within 5 days of absence.

FAQS About YMCA Summer Day Camps


Here at the YMCA, our camp counselors attend 30 hours of training before day camp starts. Our training is thorough and includes:

  • Basic First Aid
  • Health and Safety Training
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • How to be a leader and a role model for kids
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Group Management
  • Risk Management

“The counselors make the summer. They are positive and supportive no matter how hot, no matter what. My daughter always felt supported and loved and that is the most important thing to me.” – Parent of 8-year-old

Campers are grouped by age and gender. Our Junior Division (kids going into 1st-3rd grade) groups have 10-12 campers with 1 counselor. Our Senior Division (kids going into 4th-7th grade) groups have 15-20 campers with 2 counselors.

Our camp includes swimming, arts and crafts, sports, science, 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, plus make new friends. The Y teaches and models our character traits: respect, responsibility, caring, honesty. With the elements of Social-Emotional Learning, campers will be able to rebuild relationships in social settings.

We will have an Open House in June. Parents will have an opportunity to meet the staff at that time. More details to follow.


At YMCA Summer Day Camp, kids exchange screen time for plenty of fresh air, friends, and active play. Your child will explore nature, discover new interests, build self-esteem, and learn new skills. We energize their summer with a variety of developmentally appropriate activities. Camp is the place to be for messy fun! There is something for every child at YMCA Summer Day Camp! And you will love our caring counselors who create fun, safe environments where kids can flourish.

“All of your staff, adult and young adult are so polite, engaging, supportive, and fun!” – Parent of 10- and 14-year-olds

Terms, Policies and Procedures

Summer Camp Add-ons

For those who need to be dropped off before camp begins and /or picked up after camp ends. This is supervised recreational time, still separated by groups.

Monday – Friday | 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
$100 Per Session

Monday – Friday | 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM
$50 Per Session

Monday – Friday | 4:00PM – 6:00 PM
$100 Per Session
Please pack an afternoon snack for your child for post-supervision.

NEW!!! Lunch program $10 per day – An optional catered lunch program is available daily for your camper. A fruit or vegetable is included. Lunches must be purchased at time of registration. (You may add lunch up until 10 days prior to the Camp Session starting):

  • June 19 for Session 1
  • July 3 for Session 2
  • July 17 for Session 3
  • July 31 for Session 4
  • Aug 14 for Vacation Camp

Monday – Build your own cold sub sandwich, pretzels, and fruit
Tuesday – Pasta, bread knot, side of marinara, and baby carrots
Wednesday – Two hamburger sliders, Lays potato chips and fruit??? Need caterer
Thursday – Caterer TBD
Friday – Pizza and salad

Staff Quality Counts

Better Camp Counselors Make Better Kids!


The quality of camp staff is an important consideration when choosing the right summer camp for your child. At the Y, we aim to impress with camp counselors who are fun and responsible.



Every year, the YMCA posts open summer camp positions. We provide growth opportunities for college students planning on working in the field of youth development. In addition, we have experienced camp staff as Activity Leaders in charge of each Division.

Applicants participate in an individual interview. A job offer is contingent on three reference checks and a thorough background screening. Before they begin their job as a camp counselor, they are given a training manual which outlines policies and procedures. All staff are required to complete thirty hours of training prior to the start of camp including:

  • Risk Management
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Leadership
  • Group Management
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Basic First Aid

“Overall, the camp counselors were wonderful. They were super patient with my camper and helped him thrive in the environment. They worked through behavioral needs and encouraged him to be the best he could be at all times. I can’t thank the staff enough for changing him to be a better person overall.” – Parent of 9 year old

Looking for a summer job? Click the link to our online application

Our camp includes swimming, arts and crafts, sports, science, 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, plus make new friends. The Y teaches and models our character traits: respect, responsibility, caring, honesty. With the elements of Social-Emotional Learning, campers will be able to rebuild relationships in social settings.

S.K.O.R. (1ST – 7TH GRADE)


Monday-Friday | 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Our summer camp program encourages and supports the participation of individuals with behavioral and/or emotional disabilities in all programs and services. Inclusion in our summer camp means that individuals with disabilities (including but not limited to: ADD, ADHD, ODD, OCD, Sensory Issues and Spectrum Disorders) are welcome to participate in the same environment as their peers. The SKOR program will allow campers to be exposed to the same activities as day camp, and with a customized schedule and one counselor assigned to up to three campers. The counselors of these groups will work with a Behavior Specialist to target a wide range of skills, including conversations; winning and losing, personal space, joining a group, social cues, inclusion with their peers, and so much more.

Only current programs are viewable in the Program Directory below. To see upcoming programs please click here.

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