Summer Camp 2017: Choose Your Adventure

Summer Camp 2017: Choose Your Adventure




Hall County White County Habersham County

Friendship, Laughter, Belonging

We are excited for summer and can’t wait to share our new camp structure and programming designed to maximize your camper’s experience of fun, learning, and bonding.  Our camps are designed for outdoor fun and activities that include field trips, recreational swim, nature activities, arts and crafts, and so much more!.  YMCA Day Camps also provide youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution, and leadership skills. Kids have fun while building self-confidence, appreciating teamwork, and gaining independence.

Program Overview

Y Summer Camps provide youth Pre-K to 10th Grade (varies by camp and location) with supervised activities to teach them core values, conflict resolution, and leadership skills.  Campers will have fun while making new friends, building self-confidence, and learning the value of teamwork. The typical program includes a variety of activities, songs, games, crafts, science, reading, swimming, and field trips. Each group also gets to experience outdoor fun utilizing some of the many state parks in the area. Activities are designed to be age appropriate for each of the age groups we have in camp. Even the rain does not slow down a Y Summer Camp.  Our Camp staff have many activities that can be used for just those occasions.

Our caring staff is well trained and offers a positive camp experience by keeping our campers safe in a caring environment filled with Christian values (caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith), fun, friendship, laughter, and belonging. 

Days and Hours of Operation

Summer Camp is offered during the day, Monday through Friday (Monday through Thursday in Habersham County), except where noted for holidays. Camp begins at 7:00am and ends at 6:00pm each day.

Staff Training and Ratios

All of our Camp staff have attended 40 hours of training that includes CPR and First Aid, Aquatic Safety, Character Development, Age Appropriate Activities, Abuse Prevention and Recognition, as well as other topics.  The Y maintains a ration of 1:12 for Kindergarten and First grade campers; 1:15 for Second and Third grade campers; and 1:18 for Fourth grade and older campers.

Camps Offered*

* Some camps offered at select locations only

Daily Items

Please Remember that each day your child will need the following items (please do not send electronics, phones, toys, games or other personal items with your child). Each item needs to be labeled with the child’s name.
  • Healthy Lunch
  • 2 Healthy Snacks
  • Water Bottles (must have)
  • Spray Sunscreen
  • Comfortable play clothes
  • Bug Spray
  • Cap/Visor
  • Swimsuit (girls must wear a one piece and boys must have basic swim trunks)
  • Towel
  • Closed Toed Shoes
  • Great Attitude ready for FUN!

Financial Assistance

Families can receive discounted rates based on household income, or you can apply for additional scholarship assistance, as well.  To apply for financial assistance, please complete the Financial Assistance Application and bring the completed form, along with all required documentation, to a YMCA Staff Member.

For questions about YMCA Summer Camp, please call 770-297-9622

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