The Y Day camp experience

The Y Day camp experience begins and ends at the Cole YMCA each day of the summer. Focused on youth development, crafting strong community, and building friendships, our programming allows campers to progress in their skill development in a variety of activities under the mentoring of amazing staff.

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Programs Offered Summer 2020:

Preschool Day Camp

$10 Registration Fee for Each child

Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-12:00PM  $45.00

(Ages 3-5) - Kendallville Location

Encouraging your child to explore creativity and independence, this program is a great way to introduce preschoolers to the fun, friends, and adventure that summer camp brings.

Session Dates Rates
1 June 1st-June 12th $45.00
2 June 15th-June 26th $45.00
3 July 6th-July 17th $45.00
4 July 20th-July 31st $45.00


Traditional Day Camp
(Entering Kindergarten-5th Grade)

This progressive day camp program allows school-age children to develop skills through a variety of new and fun themed camp activities. Our team of mature, responsible, and caring camp staff support campers as they try new things and build relationships in the day camp community. Divided into age appropriate groups, campers explore their community while en-joying traditional camp activities such as swimming and field trips.

  • Morning Camper Drop Off: 6:00AM-9:00AM
  • Evening Camper Pick-Up: 4:00PM-6:00PM
  • Camp Hours: 9:00AM-4:00PM
  • Registration Fee: $10/per child
  • Weekly Rates are $100 M/$150 CM, all fees are scheduled via weekly bank draft prior to camper participation.
  • Daily Rates of $25 M/$50 CM per day are available upon advance request.  All fees are scheduled via weekly bank draft prior to camper participation.
  • Each week of summer camp will offer a specific theme with activities geared towards that theme.
Session Dates   Theme
1 May 29th   Best Summer Ever Blast-Off
2 June 1st-5th   Movie Mania
3 June 8th-12th   Oh, The Places We Will Go
4 June 15th-19th   Advance To Go
5 June 22nd-26th   It's Magical
6 June 29th-July 3rd   Stars and Stripes
7 July 6th-10th    Pay It Forward
8 July 13th-July 17th   Pirates of Bixler
9 July 20th-24th   The Arts
10 July 27th-31st   Let The Games Begin
11 August3rd-5th   Summer Send Off


Leaders in Training
(Entering 6th, 7th & 8th Grades)

In this student-driven camp, youth develop leadership skills by designing and implementing camp events, volunteering within our community and building relationships. The LIT group will assist counselors as they coordinate activities for young campers. Session will be the same as traditional day camp.

  • Registration Fee: $10/per youth
  • Cost: $75/$125 (M/CM)/week

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