YMCA Camp Portside - Effingham Street Family YMCA | YMCA of South Hampton Roads
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At YMCA Camp Portside at the Effingham Street Family YMCA, kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting memories. And, of course, it’s fun too. Activities include theme-based weeks, field trips, music and dance, arts & crafts, sports, outdoor play, recreational swimming, special family events and more.

Click to view the association camp guide. (PDF)

School-Age Camps for ages 4 1/2 to 12

Children ages 5 to 12 have the option to choose traditional day camp or to explore new interests in camps like Crazy Science, Animal Expedition, Awesome Art and more. Click here for a list of session descriptions.

Register for YMCA Camp online 

Registration opens February 1. To complete your registration, please bring the following documents to the Effingham Street Family YMCA:

  • Proof of child's birth
  • Up-to-date shot records
  • Up-to-date physical
  • Medication form (if applicable)

When you register, there is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee and a $25 deposit for each week of camp, which is refundable until June 1. Register in February and save 50% off the registration fee.

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is dedicated to putting Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.