Our Camps offer:
Curriculum of fun, engaging activities
Each day at camp offers a balance of activities that expose campers to new age-appropriate, challenging, and fun experiences. From active games to group challenges and creative projects, our camps offer fun-filled days that promote physical activity, creativity, learning, and teamwork in a welcoming atmosphere.
Highly trained staff of professional role models
Our enthusiastic crew of camp staff leads campers in their daily activities. We select our camp staff based on their experience, attitude, skills, and ability to demonstrate the YMCA’s core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. All of our counselors attend an intensive staff training once they’ve completed our Y’s rigorous screening process, which includes criminal and sexual offender background checks (CORI and SORI).
Focus on water safety
At the YMCA, we prioritize water safety all year round. That especially extends to our summer camps. That’s why swim lessons are included in our regular programs at both Camp Finberg and Camp Pleasant. At all of our camps, recreational swimming is monitored closely by our lifeguards and program staff, and all swimmers must demonstrate their swimming competency before swimming without flotation assistance or moving into the deeper parts of the pools.
We now offer bus transportation to all of our summer camps, including our specialty summer programs!
Extended camp days
While our standard camp day is 8:00 am-4:30 pm, we know that working families sometimes require longer days of care. You can choose to extend your child’s camp day to 7:00 am-6:00 pm.