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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

The Y – Summer Camp


Camps at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago have one thing in common: they’re all about discovery. In Y camps, youngsters are given the opportunity to explore, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, form lasting friendships, and create lifelong memories!

Y camps have a way of transforming lives, taking us away from our normal routines and creating a safe environment to encounter and overcome a variety of challenges. No matter the task—from creative problem-solving to working together as a group in order to achieve a common goal—each camp experience nurtures character development in youth and teens through our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

Fry Family YMCA Camps

Summer is a time for kids to stretch their imaginations, learn, and truly play. As families seek to bring a sense of normalcy to summertime plans, let the Fry Family YMCA of Metro Chicago be your trusted partner in keeping your children happy, safe, and engaged this summer. The Y’s typical Summer Day Camp schedule includes a welcome activity, opening circle/check-in, experiential learning time, snack time, physical activity, lunch, literacy, intentional choice time, closing circle, and checkout/goal review.

This summer’s weekly camps you can choose from:

  • American Red Cross Babysitting
  • Camp EDGE
  • Counselor in Training
  • Food And Healthy Living Camp
  • Junior Lifeguard / Babysitting
  • Just us Girls Sports Camp
  • Lego Creation Camp (Advanced option available)
  • Safari Club Traditional Camp
  • Science Exploration Camp
  • Sports of All Sorts Camp
  • Stage and Screen Camp
  • Tinkering and Invention Camp

Registration can be completed online at www.ymcachicago.org/fry/pages/summer-day-camp. If you prefer to speak to a member of the Y team, you can visit a local YMCA or contact our Member Services team at (773) 905-5115 (8AM to 7PM Monday through Friday) to complete your registration.

For over a century, the Y’s summer camps have empowered Chicagoland’s youth to do mighty things. They will make friends, have life-shaping experiences, develop new skills, and, of course, have fun!

YMCA Overnight Camps

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago’s Overnight Camps located throughout the Midwest provide campers with a home away from home, strengthen their teamwork skills, and create memories that last a lifetime. With their own unique traditions and identities, each Overnight Camp offers an unforgettable experience rooted in the Y’s signature curriculum.

Camp Locations:

  • YMCA Camp Duncan, Ingleside, IL
  • YMCA Camp Independence (Special place for campers ages 7+ with spina bifida and other neurological disabilities), Ingleside, IL
  • YMCA Camp MacLean, Burlington, WI
  • YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa (Family Camp), Lac Du Flambeau, WI
  • YMCA Camp Pinewood, Twin Lake, WI

For more information, visit www.ymcachicago.org/pages/overnight-resident-camps.

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Stephanie Kuzelis
Stephanie Kuzelishttps://www.ymcachicago.org/fry/
Stephanie Kuzelis is the Executive Director at the Fry Family YMCA.