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 families 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 Photos

Log on to our Y Camp Life portal to check out fun photos of your camper in action! Visit Y Camp Life

Camp Schedule

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

COVID-19 Safety Precautions

With guidance from Y-USA, the American Camping Association and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we are following any current COVID-19 safety precautions within our programs that include general practices like: safe staff to camper ratio, regular scheduled outdoor activities, frequent handwashing, and enhanced sanitation practices.

Cancellation Policy

Day Camp Cancellation/Transfer Policy:

  • Cancellations and requests to transfer programs must be made in person in writing at the Sales & Service Center. 

  • Cancellations or requests for transfers must be received at least 8 days prior to the start of the requested camp week (the Sunday one week prior) to qualify for a refund or transfer of money.

  • Cancellations not received by the designated day will result in a forfeiture of all  fees (less deposit). Deposits are nonrefundable or transferable.

  • Camp weeks that have not been paid in full will be cancelled 8 days prior to the start of the requested camp week and will not receive a refund or transfer of funds paid.

Member Rate Policy: 

  • In order to receive YMCA member program price, participants must be an active member at the time of registration and maintain an active membership status throughout the entire duration of the program.
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 Family Handbook below.

Heat Advisory

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

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 Family 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.

Family FAQs

Do you have a child attending camp for the first time this summer? Check out our First Time Camper Tips below.

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

Family Handbooks for summer 2022 will be available in spring 2022.

Family Handbook

Do you have a child attending camp for the first time this summer? Check out our First Time Camper Tips below.

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 Family Handbook.

Family Handbooks for summer 2022 will be available in spring 2022.

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

 

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 Family Handbook below.

 Backpack Info.