PH Summer Camps


January 26-Open Registration for Members Only

February 9- Open Registration for everyone

With the Pelham YMCA, you are participating in a camping program you can count on, not just for great supervision and safety, but for the personal growth of your child. We work hard to select leaders who will be positive adult role models for your child and who have demonstrated responsibility, maturity, and reliability. Our attention to safety and the campers' health has resulted in a safety record that any organization would be delighted to match. The YMCA believes that education is important for every child, we have linked learning and fun together in our summer program. Beyond safety, learning and great supervision, we believe that special, positive, and growth-filled opportunities await every child who attends the Y Camps. Our motivating theme for camp this year is More....more than just play, more than just swimming. We will provide opportunities for your child to capture every moment by making friends, and memories that will last a lifetime.

We look forward to providing a quality camp experience for your family.

In service,

2015 Camp Leadership Staff

Why Your Child Belongs at the Y:

Our core values. We make our core values—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—part of everything we do.

Our commitment. We plan our programs around essential elements to help kids grow up caring and responsible. We call these elements “Developmental Assets.”

Our staff. We develop ours to develop yours. What’s the key ingredient to a great camp? Great counselors! We start by hiring counselors with excellent character, strong values, enthusiasm and experience working with kids. Before camp starts, we add to their skills with more than 30 hours of instruction in training's such as child development, first aid and conflict resolution.

Low camp staff/child ratios.
1:10 entering grades K-3
1:12 entering grades 4-9

Our promise. No child is denied access due to inability to pay.

Our pledge. We are dedicated to making you and your child’s experiences at the Y extraordinary. At the end of the day, your child will come home with stories of a fun-filled and fabulous day.

Things we value at Y Camp
  • Safety First
  • Low staff to child ratios
  • Campers are assigned a specific leader within camp
  • Monitored sign-in/sign-out only by an authorized adult
  • Staff Training
  • Safety Standards
  • Certified  School Bus Drivers
Fun Asset Building Activities
  • Multitude of outdoor activities
  • Field Trips
  • Swimming or water activities every day
  • Special Events
  • Positive adult role models
Parent Communication
  • Parents receive weekly emails with activity schedule and special reminders.
  • Parents can communicate with staff to help each child have a great experience.
  • Our staff will let you know about your child’s successes and any problems.
  • We conduct evaluations for feedback throughout the summer.
  • Leadership Team available by phone or e-mail to answer questions.
  • We keep your personal information confidential.
  • Open door policy. Parents are always welcome to drop by camp and attend field trips. Please check with the Camp Director for more details.

Which camp do I sign up for?

We recommend registering for our Classic Camp Programs which are designed for specific age groups and are a great experience for new and returning campers. Please refer to the highlighted field trip for the specific age group of each week to help you make your decision. If you are interested in an overnight experience, consider the overnight resident camps at YMCA Camp Cosby. If your child attends camp throughout the summer, we recommend registering your child in a variety of camps to expose them to new and different possibilities. Take a look at our Specialty, Sports, and Aquatic camps for other wonderful camp experiences.

Camps at a Glance

For details for each camp,  click here Specialty Camps and Sports Camps


Little Explorers
K-1 Grade

May 26- August 7

Big Explorers
2-4 Grade

May 26-August 7

Discovery Camps- May 26-August 7

must be 5 years old, and potty- trained

Entering 1-2 Grade

Entering 3-4 Grade

Entering 5-6 Grade

Entering 7-8 Grade

Specialty Camps

New Swim Team 101
Entering 1-8 Grade
May 26-29

Boys Drawing Camp
Entering 2-5 Grade
June 1-5

Treasure Hunters
Entering 3-6 Grade
June 1-5

I Heart Birmingham
Entering 1-3 Grade
June 1-5

New Clowning Around
Entering K-3
June 1-5

New Future Inventors
Entering 3-6
June 8-12

Outdoor Adventure
Entering 4-8 Grade
June 8-12

Lego Camp
Entering K-5
June 8-12 (K-2 Grade)
July 20-24(3-5 Grade)

Drawing Camp- Girls
Entering 3-6 Grade
June 8-12

New Photography Camp
Entering 6-8 Grade
June 15-19

New Barnyard Boogie
Entering K-2 Grade
June 22-26

Super Hero Science
Entering 1-3 Grade
June 22-26

New Lights, Camera, Action
Entering 4-8 Grade
June 22-26

New Pinspiration Camp
Entering 2-6 Grade
July 6-10

Grossed Out Camp
Entering 1-3 Grade
June 13-17

New L.O.T (Leaders of Tomorrow)
Entering 6-8 Grade
July 20-24

Entering 1-5 Grade
July 20-24

Sports Camps

Bowling Camp
Entering 1-8 Grade
May 26-29 (K-3 Grade)
June 15-19 (4-8 Grade)

Fishing Camp
Entering 2-6 Grade
June 15-19

Tennis Camp
Entering 1-8 Grade
June 15-19
July 13-17 (1-3 Grade)

Soccer Camp
Entering 1-8 Grade
June 22-26

Archery Camp
Entering 4-8 Grade
July 6-10

Dance Camp
Entering 2-8 Grade
July 6-10

Figure Skating Camp
Entering 2-8 Grade
July 13-17

New Survey of Sports
Entering 1-3 Grade
July 13-17

Karate Camp
Entering 2-6 Grade
July 20-24

Cheer leading Camp
Entering K-6 Grade
July 20-24

Montevallo Camps

Volley Ball Camp
Entering 4-8 Grade
June 2-6

Basketball Camp
Entering 1-8 Grade
June 8-12

MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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