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Camp Central

Welcome to Camp Central at the Steele Creek YMCA!

At the Y, we work hard to develop safe and exciting day camps that help children thrive. Camp Central is your one-stop information center providing all the camp details and information you need to be prepared and know what to expect. Our hope is to create a worry-free experience where parents feel secure about their children in our care. We hope day camp at the Y will be one of the best parts of your child’s summer!
 

CAMP INFORMATION 

 

Parent Tips

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

What to Bring/Wear

Lunch Information

Camp Schedule

Medical Authorization Form​

Swim Assessment

Heat Advisory

Sunscreen Application

Camp Photos

Parent FAQ’s

Contact Us
     
     
   
Parent Tips
We are committed to giving you all the information you need to be prepared and have an awesome camp experience! You’ll receive a “Welcome to Camp” email with detailed camp information the Friday before your child’s camp begins. Please read through it thoroughly. If you do not receive an email the Friday prior to camp starting, please email us
 

 
Drop-Off and Pick-Up
Please help us keep camp on schedule by dropping off and picking up your child on time.

Preschool AM Camp
  • 8:00AM- 9:00 AM: early drop off- Christ the King Church (CTK)
  • 9:00AM – 1:00PM camp is in session- Christ the King Church (CTK)
  • 1:00 PM: pick up- *there is no late pick up- Christ the King Church (CTK)
Preschool PM Camp
  • 1:00 PM drop off *there is no early drop off- Christ the King Church (CTK
  • 1:00PM – 5:00PM camp is in session- Christ the King Church (CTK)
  • 5:00 PM- 6:00PM late pick up- Christ the King Church (CTK)
Day Camp
  • 7:00 AM – 9:00AM drop off- early drop off times- Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church (YPC)
  • 9:00AM – 4:00PM Camp is in session- Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church(YPC) (trekkers will be transported on a bus to Christ the King Church)
  • 4:00 PM- 6:00PM late pick up - Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church (YPC) 
Sports Camp
  • 7:00AM – 9:00AM early drop off times- Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church (YPC)
  • 9:15AM – 3:30PM Camp is in session- off site facility(transported on a bus to camp site)
  • 4:00PM- 6:00PM late pick up- Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church(YPC)  (transported by bus back to Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church for pick up)
Specialty Camps
  • 7:00AM – 9:00AM early drop off- Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church (YPC
  • 9:00AM – 3:30PM Camp is in session- Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church (YPC)
  • 4:00PM- 6:00PM late pick up- Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church (YPC)

See map (YMCA at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church) >>
See map (Steele Creek YMCA at Christ the King Church) >>
 

Check the weather daily and dress your camper accordingly — the camp day will continue rain or shine! Be sure to label EVERYTHING you send to camp with your camper and check the camp’s lost and found at the end of the week before items are donated. Please see the “Welcome to Camp email” the Friday before your child’s week of camp for any details specific to each individual camp.

Campers should:
  • Dress comfortably in clothes that can get dirty.
  • Wear closed-toe tennis shoes to protect their feet during camp activities.
  • Pack a healthy lunch, refillable water bottle and 2 snacks for morning and afternoon.
  • Bring any spray sunscreen or bug spray they  might need (labeled!)
  • Pack an extra change of clothes.
  • Come with a backpack they can carry full of the things they’ll need that day. 
If your child is in Day Camp and Sports Camps
  • Campers will be outdoors 90% of the day, so they need to be prepared!
  • Please dress your kids in cool clothing for hot weather days (light colors, light fabric, hat or visor).

Campers are very active and will get hungry! Pack a healthy, satisfying lunch every day. We aren’t able to refrigerate lunches, so please pack them in a small cooler/lunch box with ice packs or frozen water bottles. Label everything!
  • 2 snacks, 1 lunch, 1 refillable water bottle(CMS lunch will be provided for day campers if needed weeks 1-9)
Camp Schedule
Every day is different at camp. Activities are designed around the theme and/or the specialty, and around camper interest. Field Trips happen throughout the week for different camps/age group. Swimming days are Wednesdays and Fridays.
 
In general, a daily schedule looks like this:
  • 7:00-9:00am – Drop-off / group games
  • 9:00-9:30am – Camp day begins with morning assembly
  • 9:30-9:45am – Morning snack and bathroom break
  • 9:45-12:00pm – Activity time
  • 12:00-12:45pm – Lunch
  • 12:45-3:00pm – Activity time
  • 3:00-3:30pm – Afternoon snack and bathroom break
  • 3:30-4:00pm – Camp day closes with afternoon assembly
  • 4:00-6:00pm – Pick-Up / Group Games
Field trip days for Trekkers, Pathfinders, Discovers are on Tuesday – field trips will be communicated via welcome to camp email
  • Field trip days for navigators, Trailblazers and Teens are on Thursday
  • Specialty camp field trips are on Fridays
  • Swim days are Wednesday and Friday (please pack swim suit, sunscreen and towel.)
  • Sports Camp will have a showcase and field trip on Fridays

Medical Authorization Form
Does your child need to take medicine during the day? If so, use our form to give us your permission and the specific details about your child’s medication. Print and complete form >>

Swim Assessment
Before swimming at camp, all campers are swim tested in the pool under the direct supervision of certified lifeguards and camp staff. Parents can help speed up our swim testing by having your child swim tested before camp begins. Swim tests can be given at any YMCA of Greater Charlotte branch. If you are planning to have your camper take the swim test prior to his or her session, it must be completed by close of business the Wednesday before the session begins. Certified Life Vests are available for any child not able to successfully pass our swim test. Learn more >>
 
 
The safety and comfort of our campers is always our top priority and we want you to be aware of the changes we will make to our camp schedule on extremely hot days. Read our policy >>
 
 
Sunscreen Application
Protecting skin from the sun’s damaging rays is important. If you have specific questions about sunscreen application or if you have a child with a sunscreen allergy, please contact your branch camp director. 
  • Apply sunscreen to your child before arriving at camp — we can assist in reapplying as needed
  • Send your preferred sunscreen labeled with your child’s name on it
 
Camp Photos
Log on to our Y Camp Life portal to check out fun photos of your camper in action! Visit Y Camp Life >>
 
 
Parent FAQs

What to bring/what to wear:
  • Check the weather daily and dress your camper accordingly — the camp day will continue rain or shine! Be sure to label EVERYTHING you send to camp with your camper and check the camp’s lost and found at the end of the week before items are donated. Information specific to your camp program will be sent out in an email the Friday before camp begins. 
Campers should:
  • Dress comfortably in clothes that can get dirty.
  • Wear closed-toe tennis shoes to protect their feet during camp activities.
  • Pack a healthy lunch, refillable water bottle and 2 snacks for morning and afternoon.
  • Bring any spray sunscreen or bug spray they  might need (labeled!)
  • Pack an extra change of clothes.
  • Come with a backpack they can carry full of the things they’ll need that day. 
If your child is in Day Camp and Sports Camps:
  • Campers will be outdoors 90% of the day, so they need to be prepared!
  • Please dress your kids in cool clothing for hot weather days (light colors, light fabric, hat or visor).
Still have questions? Get answers to our most frequently asked questions about day camp at the Steele Creek Y.

Want to learn more about child safety at the Y? Here is our commitment to ensuring the protection of every child. Learn more >>

 
 
Contact Us
Email us with any questions at campsteelecreek@ymcacharlotte.org

Or call us:

704-716-4900: for all operational questions
704-716-4900 – for all registration, billing and payment questions
 
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For more information, please stop by or contact:
Sales & Service Center | 704 716 4900