Cortland YMCA Summer Day Camp Program

Join the YMCA for our summer day camp for youth entering kindergarten through 6th grade. We run all 9 weeks of summer.

Registration is now live!

Camp activities include swimming, weekly walking field trips, arts and crafts, gym games and active play, and more! There are also field trips during select weeks.

Camp Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm

Early Drop Off:

Late Pick Up:

Add early OR late pickup for each week.

Members registration starts February 5th!

Non Member registration starts February 12th!

Summer 2024 prices:

A one-time non refundable deposit of $25 per camper is due at time of sign up.

Camp rates:
Members: $225/week ($180 week 1)
Non Members: $325/week ($260 week 1)

Before Care:
Members: $25/week ($20 week 1)
Non Members: $50/week ($40 week 1)

After Care:
Members: $25/week ($20 week 1)
Non Members: $50/week ($40 week 1)

Financial Aid Is Available

For us, welcoming everyone means that we do our best to make membership and programs affordable for every family and individual, no matter what their financial situation is. Thanks to community support, we’re able to offer discounted summer camp rates to families that qualify. Learn more here or stop by the front desk to pick up the required paperwork.

2024 Summer Camp Weekly Themes

Week 1: July 1st-5th-Amazing Animals *No camp July 4th rates are prorated for this week
We’ll learn about animals and how amazing they can be, have a special furry guest and take a trip to the zoo!

Week 2: July 8th-12th-Creative Colors
Complete with our own color war, we’ll learn about mixing colors, do some fun color experiments and other fun activities.

Week 3: July 15th-19th-Around the World
Join us as we learn about countries from all over the world! We’ll cook new recipes, try out new traditions and dive into new cultures!

Week 4: July 22nd-26th-Space Odyssey
Come learn all about space with us, from making out own comet to visiting a planetarium!

Week 5: July 29th-August 2nd-Summer Olympics
Instead of traveling to Paris, we’ll bring the Olympics to the Y! Our own competitions will include basketball free throw, long jump, biggest cannonball, etc!

Week 6: August 5th-August 9th-Outrageous Oceans
Travel under the sea with a fun filled week full of fish, mermaids, and all things sea.

Week 7: August 12th-16th-Music Makers
Sound check at the Y! We’ll make our own instruments, learn how sound travels and have a few musical guests.

Week 8: August 19th-23rd-Super Science (STEM)
Calling all scientists! Explore states of matter, gravity and more as we perform all kinds of science experiments!

Week 9: August 26th-30th-End of Summer Carnival
The best way to say goodbye to summer is with a carnival. Complete with a dunk tank and cotton candy, we’ll make sure summer 2024 was one for the books!