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    There is no experience like YMCA Day Camps!

    At the Y we inspire kids to work together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime!

    Rooted in Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith, our approach works wonders, preparing kids for life, one fantastic summer at a time.

    The Y is a place where everyone belongs and can be themselves while engaging in new experiences, building new skills and making new friends. We are committed to providing kids with a safe and positive environment and are deliberate about fostering friendships, a sense of accomplishment, and belonging for all. The Findlay YMCA Day Camp team is here to cultivate your campers curiosity, to encourage them to be adventurous with who they know and what they believe. We are dedicated to creating a space for youth to discover their passions and explore their potential.



    Jerry McNamee, Sports/Camp Director

    Rachel Lundeen, Specialty Camp Coordinator

    Harley Sloan, KidVenture Coordinator

    Dave Michel, Sports Camp Coordinator

    Tina Pruitt, Preschool Camp Coordinator

    Jaren Stutzman, Riverside Camp Coordinator

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    Membership For All We believe everyone deserves to experience the Y, so the Findlay YMCA offers financial assistance to individuals and families who might otherwise not be able to afford membership or program fees. Ask a staff member about financial assistance. Its easy to apply and the Y does everything it can to make the Y a place for all. Staffing All staff members are selected for their maturity, dedication, enthusiasm, and desire to work with children. Men and women are recruited from colleges and universities from around the country and have years of experience working with children. Our entire staff are subject to local and national background checks, are CPR and First-Aid certified, and participates in an intensive week-long training program that covers safety, supervision, counseling, and camp procedures. Findlay YMCA average counselor-to-camp ratios exceed a state guidelines to ensure that your child receives the best care and attention possible. If you would like to work with us this summer, please submit a staff application before April 1, 2017. Staff applications are available at Refund/ Transfer Policy Registration fees are covered in the total session fee. Registration fees are non-refundable under any circumstances. Up to the Friday prior to the beginning of the specific camp session, all funds, less the deposit, are refundable and transferable within other day camp programs. On the Friday prior to the session all funds are non-refundable and non-transferable. A written physician-authorized note verifying illness or injury is required in order to transfer funds to a future registration once the session has begun. If a camper fails to show for a registered session without notice, there will be no refund issued. In cases of homesickness, dismissal, or voluntary withdrawal, there will be no refund of any fees.



    Day Camp Registration

    Information Session

    March 8th


    Meet day camp staff, learn about the different camps the Y offers, and our Open Doors Scholarship Assistance program.

    Day Camp Orientation April 26th 6-7:30pm.

    May 17th 6-7:30pm.

    Findlay YMCA-Downtown Branch Parents are encouraged to attend to learn in detail about Day Camp Programs, logistics and have the opportunity to meet the staff and ask questions.

    Parent Handbook

    To the parents of registered campers a parent handbook will be e-mailed in late April and will also be available for download at

  • THE DOC IS IN! June 7th Help Doc McStuffins heal all the animals! Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 HAPPY CAMPERS! June 12th Lets go camping under the stars, make smores and track animal prints. Bring your sleeping bag or blanket. Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 LET THE GAMES BEGIN: June 13th Join the Olympic spirit and our team as we get active with Olympic bases games. Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 LITTLE CHEF: June 20th Its time to kick summer up a notch. BAM! Campers will learn how to make fun and easy snacks. They will also learn about nutrition and food safety. Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $15/Program Participant $25 BUILD IT! June 21st Calling all future engineers and architects. Our crew has a lot of work to do. Come move dirt and build! Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 TOP SECRET! June 22nd Youve been selected for a secret mission. Report to headquarters for training. Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant$20

    LETS GET MESSY: June 26th Campers should come dressed to get messy, as this camp promises to leave them sticky and icky. Campers will participate in a variety of activities that is sure to leave them a mess. Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $15/Program Participant $25 LOST BOYS & GIRLS OF NEVERLAND: June 27th Come hunting for treasure against Captain Hook and his pirates. Find the gold before they do. Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 HAWAIIAN LUAU: June 29th Hang Ten, dude! Join us as we explore the fun and culture of the Hawaiian Islands. Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 SUMMER FUN DAZE! July 6 Fun and games! Plan on getting a little wet! Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 START YOUR ENGINES: July 10th Hop onto Route 66 and make a pit stop at Radiator Springs! Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 OUT OF THIS WORLD: July 13th Blast off to outer space. Campers will be making rocket ships and exploring the depths of our universe. Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20

    Looking for the first camp experience? Is your child looking for something new? Our Pre-School camps are perfect for children ages 3-6 years old. These one day specialty camps are a great way to introduce camp to your child.


  • POWER RANGERS: July 12th Morphin Time! Training camp for strength, power, loyalty, love and leadership. Which one are you? Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $10/Program Participant $20 PRINCESS PARADE: July 17th-18th Become an official princess. Join us in the royal court to enjoy dancing, crafts, games, and stories. Etiquette and poise will be taught at the Teddy Bear Tea Party. Parents are invited to attend a brief performance at 11:00am on the last day to watch the Princess Parade. Campers should wear their favorite princess outfit on the last day for the parade. (2 day camp) Schedule: 9:30-11:30AM YMCA Member: $25/Program Participant $35

    PURE IMAGINATION: Session 10: July 31st-Aug 4th Come with me, And you'll be In a world of pure imagination, Take a look And you'll see, Into your imagination. Campers will explore the depths of the world of make believe. Campers will experiment to make water rainbows, slay dragons, and go on a quest to recover the treasure stolen by evil monsters. This week will be nothing but fun, adventure and excitement. Schedule: 9:00AM-1:00pm YMCA Member: $35/Program Participant $55 CAMP YMCA: Session 11: Aug. 7th-Aug 11th This camp will help build strong campers in SPIRIT, MIND, and BODY. Sport YMCA gear and cheer on the team as campers compete in a variety of sport game challenges. Campers will also learn the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork during this week of spirited fun. Schedule: 9:00AM-1:00pm YMCA Member: $35/Program Participant $55

    Goals for Y Campers:

    Create new friendships and experience a sense of belonging

    Engage in a wide variety of activities that inspire creativity, critical thinking and a lifelong commitment to learning

    Develop relationships with caring adults

    Become a part of a team

    Set and achieve a personal goal

    NEW! This summer KinderCamp introduces young children to summer day camp. They have the same fun as the big kids, but they stay closer to home and keep shorter hours. Activities are guided by weekly themes and campers swim twice a week, enjoy story-telling, music, sports, games, and a weekly field trip.

    (Children must be fully potty trained to participate.)


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    Before and After Care Sessions: 1-11 Before and after care gives parents the option of extra care at the YMCA. This is an informal time when children are supervised while they play a variety of self-directed games and activities. The fee includes both before and after care, regardless of which options are used or how many days are used. Schedule: 7:30-8:30am and 4:30-6:00pm YMCA Member: $30/Program Participant $50 YMCA Camp Readers Each day in our all day camps, as part of our Camp Readers program, we spend 30 minutes engaged in quiet reading. Counselors and volunteers are available to assist with reading and helping children to build confidence and attain reading goals. To learn more about volunteering with our Camp Readers program, contact Jennifer Treece at

    Aloha Summer: Session 1: May 30-June 2* Say Aloha to Y camp! We will be kicking off the summer by creating our own luau! Have fun this week playing various Hawaiian themed games, musical beach towels, beach ball bonanza, hula hoops, and more! Crafts and activities include magic sand, pineapple pops, temporary tattoos and leis, Hawaiian musical instruments, and erupting volcanoes. Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm YMCA Member: $44/Program Participant $80 Go Green!: Session 2: June 5-June 9 Join us as we celebrate everything that Earth offers. Well enjoy the great outdoors by going on a hike at Van Buren State Park, creating bird feeders using recycled materials and making guitars out of cereal boxes. Well also talk about how recycling works and all of its benefits. Campers will also participate in a community clean-up. Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm YMCA Member: $55/Program Participant $100 Olympics: Session 3: June 12-June16 Embrace the Olympic spirit of triumph and excellence by challenging your limits! Were bringing the Olympic Games to the YMCA! Well have a friendly competition in the Olympic events. Well have competitions in throwing, running, jumping and more! Campers will even get to create their own Olympic medal. Get ready to bring it on and may the best camper win! Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm YMCA Member: $55/Program Participant $100 To Infinity and Beyond: Session 4: June 19-June 23 Are you ready to travel out of this world? Come with us as we blast off into outer space for a week! Well explore outer space from the stars to the black holes, play Alien vs. Humans Kickball, create sparkly playdough ,and make your own rocket ship that you can blast around in. Schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm YMCA Member: $55/Program Participant $100





    KidVenture Day Camp is located at the Findlay Family YMCA, with kid-friendly and transformed Multi-purpose Room as its home base. A full-day camp experience, it is designed with a wide range of activities guaranteed to expand your childs horizons. Kids have fun while making new friends, developing new skills, learning core values, building self-confidence, appreciating team work and growing in self-reliance. Campers will participate in a variety of activities both indoors and outdoors based on weekly themes. Swimming, arts and crafts, and trips to local parks are also offered every week.

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