Day Camp


Summer Day Camp

Registration for 2024 will open in February!

Is your child ready to trade stories, share a favorite book, or sing camp songs with a new friend? Do they like to be greeted with smiles and high-fives from staff and fellow campers for accomplishing something new? Does your child wish to fit in just for being who they are? 

At Y Summer Day Camp, we are here to make your kids feel welcome and to help them quickly realize this is a place where they belong and can be themselves – try new things – learn new skills – make new friends – and be a part of something great! 

A camp experience can be a powerful tool for personal growth. Knowing this, we strive to offer the highest quality camps with the most diverse opportunities. Great care goes into creating a fun and safe environment. We work hard to hire staff of the highest integrity personal and spiritual maturity, and are enthusiastic about camp. All staff are thoroughly screened and background checked and receive training in first aid, CPR, safety and child abuse prevention, character building, and program implementation. You can depend on the Y to ensure camp is well supervised.

Summer Camp seems far off, but it will be here before you know it. We hope you and your family will join us and help make it their best summer ever.

Rhonda Elmore
Vice President of Youth Development


Our camp day is built on an open programming model where campers will experience daily opportunities to select which games, crafts, or activities they participate in. Not only will they get to follow their own interests, but they’ll make their own path throughout the summer.

There will be organized events and large group games outside the regular open programming periods. Each week, different fun opportunities will come to our camps, including animal shows and special guests, ready and waiting to visit our campers.

Being part of our summer day camp program goes beyond silly songs and games. Camp is about learning who you are, becoming what you want to be, developing new skills and healthy habits, reaching goals, and building relationships. Our summer day camp helps kids gain self-confidence, build character, and focus on the whole child in spirit, mind, and body.

Sample Schedule
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Morning Drop Off/Extended Care
9:00 AM – 10:40 AM Morning Snack, Group Time, Assembly
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Camp Assembly Dismissal
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Open Programming (Campers choose their activities)
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM Lunch
12:40 PM – 12:50 PM Camp Assembly
12:50 PM – 1:40 PM Open Programming
1:40 PM – 2:00 PM Group Time
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Open Programming
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM Group Time, Snacks, Beads, Camp Assembly
4:15 PM – 6:00 PM Afternoon Pick Up/Extended Care

Safety First
-Low staff-to-child ratios
-Monitored sign-in and sign-out
-Rigorous staff training
-Health and Safety Standards

Fun Engaging Activities
-STEM-based projects
-Swimming or other water activities
-Sports and Games 
-Outdoor activities
-Arts and crafts

Parent Communication 
-Parents receive weekly highlight emails with an activity schedule and special reminders.
-Parents can communicate with staff to help each child have a great experience.
-Our staff will inform you about your child’s successes and problems.
-We conduct evaluations for feedback all summer long.
-Leadership team available by phone or email to answer questions.
-We keep your personal information confidential.

Alabaster YMCA

Greystone YMCA

Hoover YMCA

Northeast YMCA

Pelham YMCA

Pelham YMCA
2610 Pelham Parkway
Pelham, AL 35124

Gabby Tyson | Family Life Director |
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7:00am-9:00am Morning Extended Care
9:00am-4:00pm Program Time
4:00pm-6:00pm Afternoon Extended Care
*Morning and afternoon extended care is included in the weekly fee.


May 30-June 2
June 5-9
June 12-16
June 19-23
June 26-30
July 3-7; no camp July 4
July 10-14
July 17-21
July 24-28
July 31-August 4

Voyagers: Rising 1st-2nd Grade
Trekkers: Rising 3rd-4th Grade
Navigators: Rising 5th-6th Grade
Teens: Rising 7th-8th Grade

$79 per child due at the time of registration. *This fee is non-refundable.

$196 per week per child
Children with an active YMCA Membership can be registered in the month of January at last year’s rate ($141 per week per child). *The registered child must remain an active member from time of registration through all registered Summer Camp weeks to retain January pricing.

Deposits will be required at the time of registration for each week. This deposit will hold your child’s spot for that particular week. Deposits are $15 per child per week. Please note a change for 2023: Deposits are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another week. 

All fees must be made via automatic payment from either your checking account or debit/credit card. Fees will be scheduled for payment on the due date of Wednesday prior to the week of care. You will be charged for each week that you reserve regardless of attendance unless you cancel the week according to our cancellation policy.

The YMCA of Greater Birmingham is committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive regardless of their ability to pay full fees. Financial Assistance removes financial barriers to accessing Y facilities, programs, and services Awards are given on a first come basis. To apply, please click HERE. If your family has previously been approved for YMCA Financial Assistance for membership or another program please contact us at

If the YMCA cancels a week, a full refund will be issued for fees paid. If a parent wishes to cancel a week a 2-week advance written notice is required. Registration Fees and Weekly Deposits are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another week. No refunds or credits will be issued for requests not meeting the 2-week notice and the weekly balance will be considered due. To cancel a week of camp, please click HERE.

Shades Valley YMCA

Trussville YMCA

YMCA/Paine Elementary

YMCA Youth Center