Summer Camp

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  • A $20 deposit per week enrolled is due upon registration. This is deducted from your weekly fee.
  • $30.00 program registration fee per child.
  • Weekly fees: $85/week Y-member; $105/week non-member
  • Sliding fees available. Please ask at any Y desk for an Outreach application. The Y also accepts state childcare assistance. Families receiving a sliding fee pay a $10 deposit per week. All state subsidies must be approved before reduced rates are offered.

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 in order to credit 20.00 deposit to another Y program or camp week.

If the request to drop a week is made less than one week prior to date of service, but before NOON the Thursday before the week of service, you will not be drafted for the remaining camp fee on Monday (you do forfeit your 20.00 deposit).  If the request is made AFTER 12pm on Thursday prior to service you will be responsible for the full camp fee.

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

Summer camp will be held May 30-August 11.

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:May 30-Aug 11
Time:6:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages:Summer Camp is for kids entering kindergarten to 6th grade this fall.
Fees:$85/week Y-member
$105/week Non-member
*$30/child registration fee after April 7.
Registration:Opens April 4. Register April 4-7 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.

Need a receipt or a tax statement?  Click here for directions for accessing your statement

Weekly Themes:

May 30th – June 2nd   Spirit Week 

Welcome to camp! This week campers will get to know each other and staff as they participate in a variety ice breakers. Each day there will be a new theme to dress up and show your camp spirit. From tie dye, crazy hats, and your favorite sports team day, students will start the summer off full of camp spirit.

June 5th – June 9th   Camp Blast –Off

This week campers will learn about space. Campers will enjoy creating a moon phase chart using Oreos, learning about moon rocks and famous astronauts. This week will be out of this world fun for all. You won’t want to miss this week.

June 12th –June 16th   Disney Fun

This week campers will learn about the famous Missourian, Walt Disney. Campers will work in groups to create their own theme park attraction using Hot Wheel tracks. They will make puppets of their favorite Disney characters and enjoy watching a Disney classic.

June 19th – June 23rd   Jurassic Camp

Rooaarr!!! This week campers will learn about many species of dinosaurs. Campers will enjoy digging up fossils and learning about what life was like in the Jurassic era. Campers will also create model dinosaurs. This week will be a blast from the past!

June 26th – June 30th   Superhero Week

This week campers will dress up as their favorite superheroes. They will also make slimy gooey kryptonite gak and create their own comic books. Campers will also learn about some of our real life heroes such as fire fighters, policeman, and their parents.

July 3rd – July 7th   America the Beautiful

Celebrate America’s birthday with us! Throughout the week campers will learn what the red, white and blue stand for. Students will also participate in many crafts and games. This week will be a firecracker!

July 10th – July 14th   Book Fair Week

This week will be filled with games and activities focused our favorite books. Campers will have a reading block party where they can bring a snack and read their favorite book. Campers will also be able to purchase books at our Summer Scholastic Book Fair. Hope to see you there!

July 17th – July 21st  Splish Splash

This week is going to be a wet one! Campers will spend the week competing in water activities such as water balloon toss, bowl pass, soaking sponge launch, and much more! You won’t want to miss this week!

July 24th – July 28th   Bug’n Out

Bugs don’t bug me! This week campers will enjoy learning about many different types of bugs. They will also learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, the important job of a bee, and much more. Be like a grasshopper and hop into the Y for a week of bug fun.

July 31st – August 4th   Holiday Mash-Up

This week campers will enjoy celebrating their favorite holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and much more. Campers will enjoy an Easter egg hunt, holiday party, and learning about holidays in different cultures. This week will be full of fun as we mash- up the holidays.

August 7th – August 11th  Camp Rewind

This week campers will decide which theme they enjoyed most during the summer and repeat it one last time. Campers will also create scrapbooks to commemorate all the fun times over the summer and the memories they made with friends.


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; 6:45-8:30 a.m. & 4-5:30 p.m.)

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 22.

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 (this includes Camp Timber Acres). However, campers will spend plenty of time outdoors. Please send sunscreen with your child to camp.

K-3 campers may concurrently enroll in swim lessons during Summer Camp. Additional fees apply.



JCPS will bus students from summer school to the Y  on Stadium 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 2017.  Register online or at Knowles starting April 4th.  Fees are 125/member, 155/nonmember for the session.


After summer school Y-Care held at Blair Oaks Elementary.  Includes Friday’s at Summer Camp on Stadium Blvd for the duration of summer school.  Fees are 125/member, 155 nonmembers.  Register online or at Knowles starting April 4th.




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. Twenty applicants will be admitted into the program. Registration opens March 13 and applications are due no later than April 24th. The cost is $300 with 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