Registration is done in person only at either the Meyer or Niebur (Esic) Center Service Desks. Registrations will not be accepted by telephone, by mail or online.
- Completed Registration Form (one per child) REQUIRED (link to pdf form)
- Credit/debit card to enroll in automatic draft REQUIRED (checking account drafts require a voided check to be attached)
- $25 non-refundable deposit per week per child REQUIRED
- There are a limited number of spaces per grade level. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you register for all your weeks at once to guarantee a spot for your child.
Age & Grade Requirements
Campers must be a minimum age of 5 AND be exiting Kindergarten, while Teens must be no older than 14 AND exiting 8TH grade (entering freshman year). All campers must be potty trained & be able to change into and out of their swimwear independently. Campers will be placed in the grade they just completed.
If medication is necessary during camp hours, the medication, along with a doctor’s note, must be given to the camp nurse by the parent in its original packaging. Campers may not keep prescription or over-the-counter medications with them. Medication forms are available at the Service Desk.
Camp Weeks & Themes
The Edwardsville YMCA Summer Camps have provided thousands of children in our community with a camp experience they never forget. We offer a very active on-site day camp, held at the 116,000 square foot Meyer Center, for children from Kindergarten to fifth grade, a Teen Adventure Camp for sixth through eighth graders, and a variety of preschool camps at our Niebur (Esic) facility. We will be offering a wide range of activities that you have come to expect along with exciting new opportunities to enhance your summer camp experience. Each Friday has a special event or field trip and if that isn’t enough, we also offer over 75 specialty camps for everyone to enjoy!
Summer Camp is a passion of the YMCA and we hope your children become enriched over the summer to explore new areas where they can build a passion, uncover a hidden talent, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
|1||May 28th – 31st (No Camp May 27th Pro-Rated)*||Adventure Is Out There|
|2||June 3rd – 7th||The Journey Begins|
|3||June 10th – 14th||Find Your Crew|
|4||June 17th – 21st||Play To Your Strengths|
|5||June 24th – 28th||Seek Out Your Best Route|
|6||July 1st – 5th (No Camp July 4th – Pro-Rated)*||Explore Our Community|
|7||July 9th – 13th||Overcoming Obstacles|
|8||July 15th – 19th||Dig Deep & Find Success|
|9||July 22nd – 26th||Finding The Treasure Within|
|10||July 29th – August 2nd||Oh The Places You’ll Go|
|11||August 5th – 9th||On To The Next Adventure|
If the number of snow days taken by Edwardsville District 7 increases past their scheduled dismissal at the time of publication, we will not have any camp on those scheduled school daysRegistration Form
Arrival & Dismissal
Campers may arrive any time after 6:15AM. Campers must be signed out by a parent or guardian by 6:00PM. ($1 per minute per child late fee will be charged for each minute after 6:00PM). For the safety of your camper, guardians must sign their camper in and out each and every time they come to camp.
- To keep the process running smoothly, we ask all parents/guardians to remain in the “Pick Up and Drop Off area” located directly in front of the camp desk when dropping off.
- Valid photo ID is required by anyone picking a child up from camp.
- Anyone picking up a child from camp MUST be on the child’s authorized pick up list.
Ask a staff member or director and we will happily address your questions/concerns.
Field Trips & Lunches
Field trips are usually scheduled on Fridays and campers are grouped as follows:
- Kindergarten & 1ST grade
- 2ND & 3RD grades
- 4TH & 5TH grades
Trip details, departure times and other information will be provided the week of the scheduled trip. A list is available at the camp/service desks and online.
Snacks, Lunch & Menu
For your convenience, morning and afternoon snacks are included in the weekly cost of camp. Campers have two options to choose from at snack time, or they may bring their snacks from home. Lunches may be purchased at the Camp Desk, at the Service Desk, or included in your automatic draft. ($3 each, or upsized for teens for $1 more) Lunches may be brought from home, if preferred, but keep in mind that campers will not have microwave or refrigerator access, nor are they permitted to access the vending machines. A cold drink will be available to all campers at no cost during lunch time.
|Weekly Fee (5 Day Week)||$140||Weekly Fee (5 Day Week)||$180|
|Weekly Draft||$115||Weekly Draft||$155|
There is not a multiple child discount for Non-Members! A Great reason for your family to become members!
|MULTIPLE CHILD DISCOUNT (MEMBERS ONLY)|
|Weekly Fee (Per Add. Child)||$126|
Holiday Weeks: The YMCA is closed both days: Memorial Day: May 27th & Independence Day: July 4th
|HOLIDAY WEEK (PRO-RATED)|
|Multiple Child Discount||$100.80|
|2 Snacks – Included In Weekly Fee|
|Total For Full Week||$15|
For YMCA staffing and safety ratio compliance purposes, we require a $25 non-refundable deposit per child, per registered week. The remainder of the week’s camp fee will be automatically drafted from your designated account on the Monday of the week that your child attends camp.
Required Weekly Bank/Debit/Credit Card Draft
We require weekly day camp fees to be automatically withdrawn from a checking account or debit/credit card. When registering, please bring the card you wish to use or a voided check, if drafting from a checking account. The remaining fee will be deducted directly from your checking or credit/debit card account on the Monday of each week reserved.
Keep Payments Up To Date
Please keep your card & bank information on file up to date. Declined/expired card transactions or cases of insufficient funds will be assessed a $15 bank handling fee.
Any changes to automatic withdrawal must be received at the Meyer Center no later than close on the Wednesday prior to the week that your child will be attending.
Campers with an outstanding balance due to a declined automatic draft will not be able to attend camp.
Changes to Registered Weeks: Deposits are non-refundable; however, they may be transferred from one week to another by submitting a Camp Week Transfer Form (available at Niebur (Esic) or Meyer Service Desks).
Camp Week Transfers must be submitted by the Friday prior to week of requested change.
A $5 fee applies to each Camp Week Transfer form submitted.
Each week added after the initial registration must be paid in full (cash, check, or charge) at the time of the addition.
We do accept CHASI as a form of payment. Written approval from the CHASI office will be required before the child starts camp. Please submit your CHASI application as soon as possible because approval can take several weeks. Campers using CHASI as payment can only attend the number of days approved by CHASI. Additional days must be paid for by the family separately.
We require that you put a $25 deposit per child per week (refundable upon approval). If you are denied CHASI & still would like assistance with payment, please fill out a Y Camp Financial Assistance Form available at the Service Desk at both our Meyer & Niebur (Esic)Centers.