Summer Camp



2020 Summer Camp dates are June 1-August 14 (Closed July 3)

Registration opens Wednesday, April 1. Register online or at the Knowles Y April 1-3 and save $30! Registrations received after April 3 must pay the $30 registration fee per child.

  • Total weekly fees:  $95/member; $115/nonmember
  • A non-discountable $10 weekly deposit is due upon registration. This is deducted from the total weekly fee.
  • $30 program registration fee per child per summer (waived during early registration).
  • Remaining weekly fees are drafted each Sunday prior to the week your child is attending camp.
  • Outreach discounts are automatically applied when registering online.

NEED TO ADD/DROP A WEEK OF CAMP?   Drops must be completed in writing at the Knowles facility.  Requests to add or drop weeks must be done a minimum of one week prior to date of service to avoid paying the full rate for the week.

Requests to add weeks are honored based on availability. Adds can be completed online.  All requests must be completed prior to NOON on the Thursday prior to the date of service.

The YMCA offers summer camp for kids from kindergarten to 6th grade. Fun activities that your child will experience include field trips, camp assemblies, special guests and events, climbing wall, swimming, arts and crafts, weekly themes, science, games, super cool counselors, and much more!

For questions about Summer Camp, please contact Josh Ferguson at 761-0716  or Jessica Kever at 761-3196 /

Summer Camp Details
Dates:June 1-Aug 14 2020
Time:7:00 a.m..-5:30 p.m.
Ages:Summer Camp is for kids entering kindergarten to 6th grade this fall.
Fees:$95/week Y-member
$115/week Non-member
*$30/child registration
Registration:Opens April 1. Register April 1-3 and save $30.

YMCA accepts childcare assistance from Family Support division (FSD). FSD clients must present a copy of their childcare authorization from FSD upon enrollment. FSD clients who do not present an authorization will be charged full fees. Our Summer Camp DVN# is 000497878, and is active from May-August.

The YMCA also offers scholarship assistance through the Outreach Fund. Any individual who cannot afford the regular fees is welcome to complete an Outreach application available at the front desk of any Y facility. Click here to download an Outreach application.

Camp Locations
Camp assignment is determined by the grade your child is entering in the fall. All Kindergarten Camp children must be at least five years of age to participate.

KindergartenKnowles Conference Room (near pool)
1st GradeKnowles Annex Top Level
2nd GradeChildcare Bottom Floor Classroom
3rd GradeKnowles Kids Center
4th GradeBasement Annex
5th & 6th GradesCamp Timber Acres - Bald Hill Road
(drop off/pick up Knowles Gym; 7:00-8:30 a.m. & 4-5:30 p.m.)

Swim/Lunch/Gym schedule by camp:  SWIM LUNCH GYM SCHEDULE

Field trips are subject to change/cancellation and are not held the first and last week of camp.

Camp T-Shirt is included in fees and received the first day your child attends camp. Extra camp T-Shirts available at the Trading Post on Friday’s for $8/Shirt. Please provide your child’s size when registering. Camp T-Shirt not guaranteed if camp registration is received after May 3rd.  

Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided. The YMCA partners with MO Department of Health & Senior Services’ Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). All our meals must meet USDA standards for the SFSP.

All camps have indoor air-conditioned space.  However, campers will spend plenty of time outdoors. Please send sunscreen with your child to camp.

Campers may concurrently enroll in swim lessons during Summer Camp. Staff will escort children to/from lessons.  We recommend signing up for lessons before 10:45 am to avoid conflicts with lunch.  Additional fees apply.


JCSD will bus students from summer school to the Knowles YMCA M-Th.  Friday’s at camp are included in cost.  Children will be escorted to the camp that corresponds to the grade entering in Fall 2020.  Register online or at the Knowles Y starting April 1.

  • Fees are $135/Y-member, $155/Non-member for the session.


After summer school Y-Care held at Blair Oaks Elementary.  Includes Friday’s at Summer Camp at the Knowles Y for the duration of summer school. Register online or at the Knowles Y starting April 1.

  • Fees are $135/Y-member, $155/Non-member for the session.


2020 Counselor In Training Application and Information

The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program teaches valuable leadership skills which will help prepare young adults for the future. CITs are placed in responsible positions at camp, where they serve as role models to campers and peers, and learn about respect, responsibility, caring and honesty.

The CIT program is open to those entering the 7th-10th grades. New applicants must provide references and complete an interview along with their application.  Registration opens March 9 and applications are due no later than April 17. The cost is $300.  Outreach financial assistance available for qualifying families. Applicants should plan on dedicating at least four weeks to the CIT program. Applicants are welcome all 11 weeks of camp. Questions please contact Joshua Ferguson at 761-0716 or at

The YMCA receives funds from the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which provides lunch and snacks for all children under the age of 18 during Summer Camp. Funds are awarded from the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the USDA. As a sponsor, we are required to inform parents of the USDA Non-Discrimination policy (below).

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination
Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at filing cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.

To request a copy of the complaint form, call
(866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
This statement implementation date is November 2015.