Welcome to Camp Central at the 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!

Parent Handbook

This is your go-to guide for everything you and your camper need to know to be prepared and have an awesome camp experience!  Check below for your branch's Parent Handbook.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Please help us keep camp on schedule by getting your child to camp on time. Know that we serve a high volume of campers, and we ask for your patience as we help children to their cars during pick-up. Find drop-off and pick-up times and more details about procedures in the Parent Handbook below.

What to Bring/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. For a more detailed list, view your branch's Parent Handbook below.

Lunch Information

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! Find additional lunch information in your branch's Parent Handbook below.

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. Find our Medical Authorization Form.

Heat Advisory

The safety and comfort of our campers is always our top priority. View your branch's Parent Handbook to learn about the changes we will make to our camp schedule on extremely hot days.

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

Still have questions? Get answers to our most frequently asked questions about day camp at the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Check your branch's Parent FAQ's in their Parent Handbook below.

Camp Schedule

Find camp schedule information for your branch in their Parent Handbook below.