Traditional Day Camps capture the essence of Y Camp, from favorite activities like water games, camp songs and arts & crafts to camp traditions like daily rallies, journaling and character development. We provide really fun experiences for campers through a wide range of new and interesting activities including science experiments, sports & games, Fit 'N Fun, camp challenges, spirit traditions, swimming, and more. TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP ADD-ONS (daily activity choices that can be added to your camp day) are also available.
OPEN DOORS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE is available while funds last. Please apply if you need help.
Three Traditional Day Camp Settings
Traditional day camps are for campers entering grades K - 6:
- Buccaneers: Entering Kindergarten (ages 5)
- Pioneers: Entering Grades 1 – 3 (ages 6-8)
- Rangers: Entering Grades 4 – 6 (ages 9-11)
Camps take place in three different settings: Great Outdoors, The Lodge, and Activity Central. Each setting adds something different to the camp day.
"Great Outdoors" camps offer beautiful outdoor environments and lots of natural shade. In addition to Traditional Day Camp activities, campers may also take hikes, learn archery, dabble in environmental exploration, and other unique experiences that can only occur in these special natural environments. Activities vary by location. Select a "great outdoors" camp location below to learn more and register.
- Camp Ilchester in Ellicott City
- Camp Whippoorwill in Pasadena (this location includes waterfront activities like canoeing, crabbing and fishing)
|2019 Great Outdoor Traditional Day Camp Rates*|
"The Lodge" camp setting offers dedicated indoor space for Traditional Day Camp activities as well as outdoor space. Activities vary by location. Select a "lodge" camp location below to learn more and register.
- The Highlands School in Bel Air (mainly indoor)
- St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City (mainly outdoor)
- The Y in Perry Hall (mainly indoor; specialty camps only)
- The Y in Druid Hill, Baltimore City (mainly indoor)
|2019 The Lodge Traditional Day Camp Rates*|
The "Activity Central" camp setting is located at many of our Y centers offering adventure and fun in outdoor spaces and uses canopies, pavilions and other structures to give campers a break from the summer sun. Some locations may also rotate indoors for activities in the gym and multipurpose room. Activities vary by location. Select an "activity central" camp location below to learn more and register.
|2019 Activity Central Traditional Day Camp Rates*|
|2019 Activity Central - The Y in Pasadena Rates*|
*Rates include non-refundable deposit