Traditional day camp at the Y is filled with fun activities campers crave! Each camp day starts with an opening rally designed to get campers energized and ready for fun. During the day, campers make their way through several activities including creation station, science club, water play/swimming, group games, reading/journaling, hiking, and more. The camp day ends with a closing rally to celebrate achievements, award character pins, claim the spirit stick, and share any important announcements. 

 

Types of Traditional Day Camps

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 are available in three different camp environments. Activities may vary depending on the camp environment.

Great Outdoors

"Great Outdoors" camps offer unique camp experiences in beautiful, outdoor, natural settings that stimulate the senses and inspire wonder! Campers experience the natural world through nature hikes, arts & crafts, science and environmental exploration, archery, nature journaling, and more. 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
Great Outdoor Traditional Day Camp Rates  
Member Rate $215/wk
Program Rate $273/wk

 

The Lodge

"The Lodge" camps introduces campers to our timeless Y traditions like daily rallies, talent shows and more. Campers experience a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including crafts, science projects, games, and reading and journaling. Activities vary by location. Select a "lodge" camp location below to learn more and register.

  • The Highlands School in Bel Air
  • St. John's Parish Day School in Ellicott City
The Lodge Traditional Day Camp Rates  
Member Rate $202/wk
Program Rate $268/wk

 

Activity Central

Capture the essence of traditional camp in our "Activity Central" camps! Filled with adventure and fun, these camps provide a variety of activities including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! These are outdoor camps, but many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies. Some locations rotate indoors for activities in the gym or multi-purpose room. Activities vary by location. Select an "activity central" camp location below to learn more and register.

  • The Y in Arnold
  • The Y in Abingdon (Ward)
  • The Y in Catonsville
  • The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel)
  • The Y in Parkville
  • The Y in Pasadena
  • The Y in Towson (Orokawa)
  • The Y in Waverly (Weinberg)
  • The Y in Westminster (Hill)
Activity Central Traditional Day Camp Rates  
Member Rate $208/wk
Program Rate $270/wk
Activity Central - the Y in Arnold & Pasadena Rates  
Member Rate $223/wk
Program Rate $285/wk

Traditional camp at the Y in Arnold includes a trip to the Camp Whippoorwill "great outdoors" camp twice a week for outdoor adventure for grades 1-6.

Traditional camps at the Y in Pasadena includes swim lessons.