Summer Day Camp
Registration and Preparing for Day Camp
Below, you'll find more information about camp registration, paperwork, payments, cancellation and communication, as well as contact information for our camp teams at your YMCA summer camp. Click each topic to expand for more information.
A $15 nonrefundable and nontransferable deposit per week holds your child's spot in summer day camp when you register.
The YMCA requires weekly tuition to be automatically scheduled to draft from your debit or credit card account on the Wednesday before camp begins.
Because the YMCA of South Hampton Roads is a state-licensed childcare provider, some paperwork is required before your child can attend summer camp. After you complete registration and check out, you’ll find these forms in the My Requirements section of your YMCA account. This paperwork is due no later than 30 days before your child's camp session begins and includes:
Please note that medication authorization and allergy management plan forms expire one year from the date the doctor authorized unless otherwise noted by the doctor.
If you need to make changes or cancel your registration, we require a 14-day notice in order to ensure proper staffing ratios and to allow children on the waitlist to be offered a space. Let us know by the Monday, two weeks before the camp session you are canceling begins.
Cancellation requests can be made by requesting a change to your care.
If you don't cancel at least 14 days in advance, you will be responsible for that camp session's full tuition.
Please note that enrollment fees and camp deposits ($15/camp session) are nonrefundable and may not be transferred to other campers or to other weeks of camp.
Because the Y is a state-licensed child care provider, we accept Department of Social Services (or DSS) and other third party payment assistance providers. Contact us by submitting a DSS inquiry form or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you register.
We're updating our child care paperwork management system to better serve you! Previously the Y partnered with Playerspace to collect and maintain required paperwork. To facilitate an easier experience for families, we've created a simpler process starting with Summer Camp 2023. This means all required documentation will be uploaded and accessible through your YMCA account.
Here's what you need to know:
If you have any questions or need further assistance with this new process, please reach out to our Engagement Team at (757) 275-9450.
You can view information and a map of drop-off and pick-up locations for your child right here.
A typical day of camp goes like this (subject to change based on location/availability):
6:00-9:00 am Drop off
9:00 am Opening Assembly
9:30 am Huddle Time
9:50 am Group Games
10:45 am Swimming
12:00 pm Lunch
12:35 pm Your Voice Your Choice
1:25 pm Arts & Crafts
2:10 pm Sports
2:55 pm STEM
3:40 pm Closing Assembly
4:00-6:00 pm Departure
Yes, your child will go swimming at least once a week. Please bring a swimsuit, towel, and a bag to place wet belongings in.
Please do not put sunscreen in your camper's bags. Your child’s sunscreen needs to be with the YMCA summer camp office and we will provide sunscreen for your camper.
Swim test requirements can be found here. Each camper will receive the opportunity to test to receive a swim necklace.
You will receive communication via email with information regarding upcoming themes and what additional items may be needed to participate in planned activities.
If medicine has to be taken at camp, you must complete a Medication Authorization Form (located in the My Requirements section of your YMCA account) and it must be dispensed through our summer camp office. The medication needs to be in its original container.
Please do not give your child their medications, sunscreen, or insect repellent in their book bags. Your child’s medications need to be with the YMCA summer camp office and we will provide sunscreen and insect repellent for your camper.
Please make sure that you have also completed the Non-Prescription Skin Products Application located in the My Requirements section of your YMCA account.
Please note that we must follow your doctor's instructions explicitly, and if they did not indicate that a generic medication is allowed, we can not give the generic medication to your child (example: Benadryl® vs diphenhydramine)
Lunch is not provided by the Y.* Each camper is required to bring a lunch, two snacks, and a reusable water bottle. Please make sure items are labeled. The YMCA does not provide refrigeration.
*Some locations offer one snack and a lunch via the Summer Food Service Program and in partnership with a third-party provider. Locations include:
Camp communications are sent by email and/or text message. Communication by email will go to the email address you have selected as preferred for your child's account.
Text communications will go to the phone number of the primary person on your YMCA account.
Please contact our Engagement Team at 757-275-9450 or 757-962-5555 with questions regarding enrollment, billing, and more. For specific questions regarding the program, please contact a director below.
|Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA||Becca Tovar
|Greenbrier Family YMCA||Samantha Smithemail@example.com||(757) 499-3816|
|Taylor Bend Family YMCA||Nykia Baileyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 962-5532|
|Currituck Family YMCA||Jasmin Raynor
|Eastern Shore Family YMCA||Ethan Watkinsemail@example.com||(757) 317-9104|
|YMCA Camp Silver Beach||Liz Lombafirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 442-4634|
|Albemarle Family YMCA||Tanja Brandowemail@example.com||(252) 484-6382|
|James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA||Je'Lisa Murphyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 632-3847|
|YMCA Camp Red Feather||Krystiana Carremail@example.com||(757) 275-9467|
|YMCA on Granby||Krystiana Carrfirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 275-9467|
|Outer Banks Family YMCA||Sam Willsemail@example.com||(252) 248-3563|
|Effingham Street Family YMCA||Covetta Griffinfirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 549-7911|
|YMCA of Portsmouth||LaToya Thomasemail@example.com||(757) 530-8074|
|YMCA of South Boston/Halifax County||Jacob Rossfirstname.lastname@example.org||(434) 212-5811|
|Suffolk Family YMCA||Janelle Dawsonemail@example.com||(757) 317-9123|
|Camp Arrowhead||Janelle Dawsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 317-9123|
|First Tee — Hampton Roads||Morgan Mineremail@example.com||(757) 410-4305|
|Hilltop Family YMCA||Sydney Boylefirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 490-8277|
|Indian River Family YMCA||David Montgomeryemail@example.com||(757) 275-9505|
|Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA||Brandie Viscaydafirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 632-3662|
|Princess Anne Family YMCA||Jasmine Wilsonemail@example.com||(757) 780-4405|
|Salem YMCA Family Center||Clayton Smithfirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 499-1795|
|YMCA at JT's Camp Grom||Jaron Howardemail@example.com||(757) 275-9517|
|YMCA at JT's Camp Grom (Adaptive)||Phoebe Sullivanfirstname.lastname@example.org||(757) 530-8551|