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.
Access to Y programs, such as Y Day Camp, 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.
2024 CAMP WEEKLY SCHEDULE
|Week 1||June 17 - 21*|
|Week 2||June 24 - 28|
|Week 3||July 1 - 5*|
|Week 4||July 8 - 12|
|Week 5||July 15 - 19|
|Week 6||July 22 - 26|
|Week 7||July 29 - August 2|
|Week 8||August 5 - 9|
|Week 9||August 12 - 16|
*Y Camp is closed on June 19 and July 4 for the Juneteenth and Fourth of July holidays.
- Select your region from the drop-down boxes HERE to see the camp locations, options, prices, ages, and programs available.
- Identify the camp location you want and click the blue "CLICK TO REGISTER" link for the specific camp program you want.
- Select your camp weeks and click the blue register button.
- Complete all requested information.
- 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.
- Once you've registered for camp, you will be emailed a link to our new communications portal (by May 1, 2024). Use this link to create your account and complete all required health and medical forms and our 2024 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 spot 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 2024 Y Camp Parent Handbook (coming soon).
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 2024 Camp Parent Handbook (coming soon). If the balance is not paid, the camper will not be allowed to attend and the spot may be reassigned.
A list of what to pack with your child for Y DAY CAMP will be available in the 2024 Camp Parent Handbook (coming soon). In general, you should plan to pack the following:
- Change of clothes
- Lunch & Snacks (Y Camp Puh’tok, the Weinberg Y in Waverly, and the Y in Druid Hill serve lunch each camp day.)
- Reusable Water Bottle
- Swim Gear
- Sunscreen and Bug Spray
A packing list will be provided if your child is registered for Y OVERNIGHT CAMP.
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 2024 (by May 1st), 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2024 Camp Parent Handbook (coming soon). 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 Savings may be able to help lower your cost.
Beginning January 1, 2024, families are invited to apply for Y Open Doors Savings 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!