Y Camp = Adventure, Friends and Fun
Register your child for Y Camp, where every day builds confidence and is filled with endless variety like swimming, archery, and more!
Our 2023 Y Camp season is jam-packed full of healthy fun for all ages and interests. From woodland adventures and water games to sports of all sorts and creativity-boosting crafts, we've got a great lineup of summer opportunities available at 14 camp locations!
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Summer Fun All Year Long
Y membership is required for Y Day Camp registration and provides year-round healthy family fun.
Y campers get healthy outdoor summer fun as they enjoy weekly themes, swimming, new adventures, and new friends; and the whole family gets to take advantage of Y membership benefits all year long like group exercise, the best equipment, rock walls, youth sports, and family swim.
Join the Y now to register for Y Day Camp!
Because many families enroll in overnight camp from outside of Maryland, Y membership is encouraged but not required to participate at Y Overnight Camp locations.
With decades of experience safely and happily engaging children and teens in summer programs that are healthy, positive, and fun, the Y is the undisputed leader in summer camp (fun fact: we invented it in the U.S!). Parents can rest easy knowing the Y also has more experience keeping kids safe in this new environment than any other organization in the state.
WAYS TO SAVE
- JOIN THE Y Y members get early access to Y Camp registration!
- FREE BONUS TIME All camp locations include FREE morning and/or afternoon extended hours between 7-9am and 4-6pm
- SIBLING DISCOUNTS Use code SIBLING2023 at checkout when two or more siblings are registered for the same weeks of camp. Get 2% off each week.
BROCHURES, FORMS & MANUALS
- 2023 Camp Brochure
- 2023 Camp Handbook
- Medication Forms
- Immunization Form (doctor’s copy also accepted) Only needed if your child is not in a MD school or is attending Camp Hashawha
- Y Open Doors Savings Application
- Sign up for camp text alerts
Please save receipts for tax purposes. The Y tax ID# is 52-059-1699.
NEED TO KNOW INFO & FAQS
As a mission based organization, the Y is more than a collection of programs. We are an organization with a purpose which believes that being a part of a supportive, caring community is essential to good health and well-being. Y membership is our best resource to create and support caring, connected and inclusive communities. That’s why we’re doubling down on Y membership as the unifying hub of Y community life.
Beginning January 1, 2023, access to Y programs, such as Y Day Camps, are a benefit of Y membership. You must be a Y member at the time of registration to participate.
Because many families enroll in overnight camp from outside of Maryland, Y membership is encouraged but not required in order to participate at Y Overnight Camp locations.
2023 CAMP WEEKLY SCHEDULE
*Y Camp is closed for the following holidays: June 19, July 4
1. Select your region from the drop-down boxes HERE to see the camp locations, options, prices, ages, and programs available.
2. Select the camp you want to register for by clicking the pink button that corresponds with the camp or the blue "CLICK TO REGISTER NOW" link for the specific program.
3. Select your camp weeks and click the blue register button.
4. Complete all requested information.
5. Checkout. If you have a promo code, you will use it at checkout.
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. Please Note: If you register for additional weeks at a later date, the waiver will reappear and must be accepted, but you will not be charged an additional registration fee.
6. Once you've registered for camp, you will be emailed a link to our new communications portal (by May 1,2023). Use this link to create your account and complete all required health and medical forms and our 2023 camp packet. Your registration cannot be finalized and campers cannot be admitted to camp without this information.
Yes. Camp deposits are required to hold your child's space in each week of camp. Deposits are per week/per camper and are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are applied to the total camp fee. Deposits are not subject to discounts. If camp is paid in full during the initial registration, a portion equal to the deposit is considered non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Y Day Camp deposits are $10
- Puh'tok Day Camp deposits are $100
- Puh'tok Overnight Camp deposits are $200
- Camp Hashawha Overnight Camp deposits are $100
To view more information about fees, please visit the 2023 Y Camp Parent Handbook.
Payments for Y Day camps will be automatically drafted from the payment method used at the time of registration 14 days prior to the start of the camp week.
Payments for Y Overnight camps will be automatically drafted 30 days prior to the start of the camp week.
A complete payment schedule is included in the 2023 Camp Parent Handbook. If the balance is not paid, the camper will not be allowed to attend and the spot may be reassigned.
For a list of what to pack with your child for DAY CAMP, please visit the 2023 Camp Parent Handbook.
For a list of what to pack with your child for OVERNIGHT CAMP, please view the 2023 Camp Overnight Packing List.
Refillable water bottles are strongly recommended for all camps.
Each time a camper is initially registered, an automated welcome email is sent out from our online registration portal confirming your camp enrollment. In the Spring of 2023 (by May 1), you'll also receive an email from our online communications portal, ePACT.
All parent communications will be sent out using this portal. To access the portal, you must use the link in the email that will be sent to you prior to the start of the program (by May 1). It will be customized to your Y account and your program enrollment selections.
If you don’t see the email in your inbox, please search your spam/junk/promotions folders and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance. We ask that you please allow 48 business hours for resolution.
Every week, parents can expect to receive a camp newsletter with more information on themes, camp location specifics, camper shoutouts, reminders, as well as information on what to pack with your camper each day, information on pick-up/drop-off, and more.
All changes and cancellations must be made in writing and include the camper’s full name, camp location, dates of the weeks to be canceled, and a description of the request. All requests must be submitted to the Customer Service office either by fax at 410-779-9426 or email to email@example.com. Deposits and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If a day camp week is canceled two weeks prior, the deposit will be forfeited and any further balance paid will be refunded. Cancellations made with less than two weeks notice will not be accepted and all fees will be non-refundable. For overnight camp, cancellation requests must be made 30 days in advance.
For more information please review the financial policy in the 2023 Camp Parent Handbook. These policies and procedures are subject to change. Y Camp strictly follows all guidelines set forth by state and local Health Departments.
Making ends meet can be difficult. If your family needs help paying for camp, Y Open Doors may be able to help lower your costs.
Beginning January 1, 2023, families are invited to apply for Y Open Doors savings HERE. Please apply early as funding may be limited. We are no longer able to accept CCS vouchers for camp. We strongly encourage families who use this service to please apply for Y Open Doors. Discounts and promotions cannot be combined with Y Open Doors.
All Y Camp team members undergo a minimum of 30 hours of training including CPR and First Aid. Our thorough review process includes a half-day of leading real camp scenarios, reference and background checks, and multiple interviews. If you would like to inspire youth and join our exceptional camp team, apply online at ymarylandcareers.org.
All Y Camps are certified by the MD Department of Health and most camps are ACA accredited. This means we run all of our camps according to the best policies and practices in the industry. We voluntarily go through rigorous inspections by outside professionals to ensure we continue to exceed state regulations in health, safety, programming, qualifications, training, emergency management plans, and more - up to 300 standards in all!