Youth Camps

Thank you for choosing the YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Day Camp program. YMCA's are among the nation's top leaders in providing child care. Our goal is to provide a safe, positive, Christian environment where children may achieve their greatest God-given potential. Our focus is to provide a positive growth experience, recognizing each individual's needs and abilities and to provide activities and experiences that develop and support the YMCA values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility.

Summer Day Camp

The YMCA of Greater Spartanburg Summer Day Camp is led by dedicated and loving staff who provide theme-based weeks full of stimulating hands-on activities. Kids spend time both indoors and outdoors enjoying literacy-based crafts, songs, games, and field trips that will stimulate their minds, keep their bodies healthy, and help them form lifelong friendships with one another. Whether you choose the half-day or full-day option or one of our specialty or sports camps, your child will enjoy a fun and exciting experience all summer long.  Weekly field trips are included in all prices! A limited number of scholarships are available, and the number of participants is limited based on space availability.

Click to view, download and print 2014 Registration Forms

Weekly Field Trip Schedule

Summer Camp Parent Handbook

Dates

June 2 - August 15, 2014

Times

Full Day Camp Hours: 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Specialty Half Day Camp Hours: 9:00 am until 12:00 pm
Drop off and pick up between 7:00 am-9:00 am and 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Ages

4-5 years "BRAVES"
6-7 years "PIONEERS"
8-9 years "TRAILBLAZERS"
10-13 years "PRE-TEENS"

A limited number of scholarships is available. Please click here to download and print an Income-based scholarship application.

Cost

  • Full Week: Member: $100 Non-Member: $130
  • 3 Days: Member: $60 Non-Member: $80

3 day option will only be M/W/F  

Scholarships

A limited amount of financial assistance will be offered this summer.
We will offer 30 scholarships per week per branch for regular full day camp. (Scholarships will not be available for 3 day option or specialty/sports camps). The maximum scholarship amount awarded per child will be 30%.
These 30 scholarships will be awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis during Scholarship Registration Week, which will be Monday May 5th from 9 am until Friday May 9th at 5pm.
May 5th-7th will be designated for Afterschool Participants Only
May 8th-9th will be designated for YMCA Members Only
Scholarship registration for non-members will begin May 12th
In order to receive a scholarship:

  • You must be approved through the Income-based scholarship program prior to May 5, 2014.
  • You must pay the $30 registration fee plus a $20 deposit for each week you want your child to attend day camp at registration to secure your spot.
  • Your scholarship discount does not apply to deposit or registration fee.

Please fill out the Income-based application form and return with all necessary documentation to the member service desk by April 18, 2014 if you wish to be considered for financial assistance.  

Girl Power Camp

A camp for girls age 7 - 13 filled with activities designed to help your young lady realize her amazing potential! 

Our expert facilitators from Mental Fitness, Inc. will lead your young lady through evidence-based empowerment activities including visual and performing arts, journal writing, yoga and more, all part of the organizationís Healthy Self-i-tude curriculum.

Field trips include a tour of Converse College and meeting with Dr. Betsy Fleming, Converse College President, plus a trip to the Spartanburg Art Museum where Director Elizabeth Goddard will lead a self portrait art project designed to reinforce healthy body image and self esteem.

Girl Power Camp, our only specialty camp this summer, will be offered concurrently with our regular day camp from 9:00am -  Noon at the Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA the week of June 16-20.  Campers can choose only the half-day option or continue in traditional day camp from 12:00 until 4:00 and stay for full-day fun!  

 

 Click Here to view Summer Camp photo album.