Register for Camp Whippoorwill

To register, review the camp options below then click the button for the camp you want to register for. 

During your initial registration, you must accept a waiver stating that you agree to be charged a one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee (per camper). The fee will be added to your Y account and charged to the credit card used at the time of registration. If the fee is $0 during a promotion, you must still accept the waiver. Please Note: If you register for additional camp weeks at a later date, the waiver will reappear and must be accepted, however you will not be charged an additional registration fee.

Once you've completed your initial registration, you will be emailed a link to our new camp paperwork system, PlayerSpace. Use this link to create your PlayerSpace account and complete all required health and medical forms and our 2020 camp packet. Campers cannot be admitted to camp without this information.

If you are not a returning camp family or Y member, you will need to set up an online account prior to registering. Please follow the 'create an account' instructions that will appear during the registration process. If you need assistance setting up or accessing your online account, please contact or call or stop by your nearest Y center. We're happy to help!

What Will Camp Look Like this Summer?

While we can't predict all the ways things will be different this summer, one thing is certain: Y Camp kids have fun, get exercise, and feel well-cared for -- as always!

Based on the information and guidelines we have received from the State of Maryland, we are planning to run camp this summer. While we do not know yet of any specific timelines, we continue to follow the Governor’s expectations for re-opening Maryland and we will of course adjust as we know more.

Please know that we will adhere to all regulations and implement guidance from fact-based sources like the CDC and State of Maryland as it relates to such things as the use of masks, daily health/temperature checks, small groups, adherence to social distancing, increased hand washing, and sanitizing of equipment and high touch areas.

We will continue to share information and communicate any operational changes to our camp program as they become available. If Y Camp does not operate due to COVID-19, we will issue full refunds. Certain restrictions apply.

Camp Savings

We know many families are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. As a charitable organization, the Y is here to help as much as possible. If you need help paying for Y Camp, CLICK HERE.

SIBLING DISCOUNTS are available when two or more siblings are registered for the same weeks of camp. Get 2% off all camps with promo code SIBLING2020. Not valid on transportation fees.

The registration fee is a one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable per camper fee. The amount of the fee is based on the date of your initial registration:

  • Mar 1 - 31: $20 fee
  • Apr 1 - 30: $30 fee
  • May 1 - 31: $40 fee
  • Jun 1 - Sept 1: $50 fee

On average, Y members save $55 per week on Y Camp with our member camp rate. While our centers are temporarily closed, your membership dues are considered charitable donations in support of our critical community work in response to COVID-19. But rest assured, we're working on our reopening plans and look forward to seeing you soon!. JOIN ONLINE TODAY

Camp Whippoorwill Weekly Sessions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
6/22-6/26 6/29-7/3 7/6-7/10 7/13-7/17 7/20-7/24
Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9               
7/27-7/31 8/3-8/7 8/10-8/14 8/17-8/21  

Traditional Day Camp (entering grades K-6)

Weeks 1-9

Soak in some of Mother Nature's best work at Camp Whippoorwill! Explore your surroundings and discover new talents and interests as you participate in camp activities that take on a new energy in nature's backyard. Activities include hiking, canoeing, crabbing, fishing, archery, swimming, sports and games, art, journaling, theme days, camp "holidays", character development, camp spirit traditions, and more!

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $228 Open Rate - $286

Specialty Camps (entering grades 1-6)

Spy School: Week 3

Learn the basic elements of forensic science. With a crime solving partner, create letters using invisible ink, decode encrypted messages and solve puzzles. Can you use clues to solve the mystery and escape before time runs out?

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


Solar System Science: Week 6

Explore the solar system and beyond! Learn about the universe around us and enjoy some fictional fun too!

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


Construction Zone: Week 4

Learn the different phases of construction from planning to building. Work in teams using camp materials to design and assemble your own structure.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


Fun-gineering: Week 8

Campers will explore engineering-related strategies based on creativity and fun! Enjoy hands-on projects you'll want to try at home. Includes a trip to the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360


Animals A to Zoo: Week 7

Join us for a week of everything animals! Learn about creatures big and small, make toys for local animal shelters, and learn the essentials of proper animal care. Includes a trip to Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360


Art Mix: Week 2

Create art that is personal and expressive as you learn drawing, printing, sculpting, collage, and mixed media techniques. Includes a trip to the American Visionary Art Museum.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360


Paint & Pottery: Week 5

Learn new painting styles by imitating some of the greatest artists in the world. Explore finger painting, water colors, acrylics, and more advanced styles.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


Travel Camps

EXPLORERS (entering grades 4-6): WEEKS 1-8

Enjoy all the highlights of traditional day camp, plus travel off-site twice a week to local destinations like the movies, bowling, skating, mini golf, museums, and more!

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $261 Open Rate - $319


Travel off-site three days a week to destinations like laser tag, mini golf, ice cream factories, water parks, museum tours, local state parks, community service projects, and more.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $290 Open Rate - $343

*Rates include non-refundable deposit