YMCA of the Chesapeake day camps are centered around improving the well-being of children. We believe in each child's individuality and intentionally focus on three areas of development: friendships, accomplishment and belonging. We work to create a safe and vibrant environment that allows children to:
- Learn and master skills that nurture their passions, talents and potential.
- Bond with new friends and positive staff role models to create lasting memories.
- Know they belong so they feel welcome and free to express who they are.
WHY DO PARENTS CHOOSE YMCA DAY CAMPS?
VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES: From sports camps, to the arts, to themed day camps and more, each YMCA offers a broad variety of experiences to spark your child's interest, excitement and creativity! We offer age-appropriate enrichment activities in indoor and outdoor settings, designed to keep kids active, engaged and having fun!
WELL-TRAINED AND ENERGETIC STAFF: We take your child's safety seriously. Our counselors, camp staff and lifeguards complete 30 hours of pre-camp training including CPR, First Aid, AED and Child Abuse Prevention. We conduct background checks and drug screenings on all camp staff and employees. Our counselors also learn child development best practices as well as techniques to encourage all campers to be inclusive and celebrate our differences.
COMMUNITY REPUTATION: At the Y, you're not just a member of a facility; you're part of a cause, with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, improve health and well-being, give back and support our neighbors. YMCA members enjoy special pricing on programs and receive priority registration.
LOOK FOR OUR CAMP GUIDE IN FEBRUARY 2018