Cortland YMCA Summer Day Camp Program

Join the YMCA for our summer day camp for youth entering kindergarten through 6th grade. We run all 10 weeks of summer.

It’s nearly summer – time for kids to get outside and have fun! At the Y, campers build friendships and engage in physical activity in a safe and healthy environment. Our trained staff create a safe, fun, welcoming environment where kids can be themselves to enjoy learning, playing, exploring, and socializing.

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 (details coming soon!).

Camp Hours: 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Early Drop Off:
7:30-8:30 AM

Late Pick Up:
4:15-5:15 PM

Add early OR late pickup for $15 each week, or add both for $25.

Register Early to Save!

Register by May 31st (and pay in full)
YMCA Members: $155/week
Community Members: $195/week

Registration after May 31st

YMCA Members: $170/week
Community Members: $210/week

The child attending must be a Cortland YMCA member for at least six months prior to camp to qualify for the member rate, or they must get an annual membership when signing up for camp.

Multiple Campers? Save with Our Sibling Discount!

10% off each additional child (Note: Only one discount can be applied per child; you cannot use the early bird price in combination with the sibling discount.)

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.

2023 Summer Camp Weekly Themes

Week #1 June 26th- June 30th
Renaissance Week: Queens, Kings, Knights, and Dragons. Experience it all this week as we travel back in time.

Week #2 July 3th- July 7th
Talent Week: Sing, dance, and let your talent shine during this exciting week, and then perform in the camp talent show on Friday!

Week #3 July 10th-July 14th
Olympic Week: Join us as we celebrate the Olympics and participate in competitions for prizes.

Week #4 July 17th- July 21st
Wild Outdoors: Get your nature on exploring the great outdoors!

Week #5 July 24th- July 28th
Pirate Week: Sail the seven seas with the Y. Learn how to be a pirate and go on a treasure hunt with us.

Week #6 July 31st- August 4th
Fantasy Week: Explore your imagination this week as we dive into the world of fantasy and fairytales.

Week #7 August 7th- August 11th
All About the Arts Week: Join us as we explore different kinds of art and learn new ways to create.

Week #8 August 14th- August 18th
Around the World Week: Travel the globe with us as we explore the world through food and games from other countries.

Week #9 August 21st- August 25th
Down on the Farm Week: Get dirty with us this week as we work on our camp garden and explore local farms.

Week #10 August 28th- September 1st
Innovators’ Workshop:
Last year’s most popular week is back again! Spend the week inventing, creating, and learning with our STEM-themed activities.