Make Summer your adventure!
YMCA School Age Summer Day Camps offer an experience that is sure to keep your child having fun all summer long. From fostering creativity, to building a sense of accomplishment and belonging, we help kids flourish by surrounding each child with support, guidance, and fantastic opportunities to discover, learn and try until they succeed.
2023 Summer Day Camp Announcement:
Do you have any plans for summer yet? The YMCA's Day Camp's registration is opening for YMCA members on March 6th and for Non-members on March 13th. Children must be on the family membership in order to sign up between March 6 – March 12. Anyone using this early member registration window must remain a member throughout the duration of the camps attending.
Camp offerings are now available to view below.
What to Know Prior to First Day of Camp:
Camp Forms and Documents
Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Please note, if you are interested in a scholarship, you need to first sign up for camp registration in order to secure your spot and pay the $35 registration fee for each week of camp. Once you have signed up, you fill out an online scholarship application by clicking on the link below. Proof of income is required in order to process and award scholarships. Once it is submitted, someone on our camp staff will reach out to you regarding your application status.
Once you have completed registration, please fill out the following:
YMCA Summer Day Camp Locations:
Below is a list of YMCA day camp school age (5-12) locations:
3235 Grand River Ave
Williamston, MI 48895
*Please note Pick up and Drop off are at Camp Pawapi.
3700 Old Lansing Rd,
Lansing, MI 48917
2306 Haslett Rd,
East Lansing, MI 48823
Frequently Asked Questions
We will provide fun and enriching camp activities and experiences. Please see our parent handbook for a sample schedule for daily activities.
Field trips or bus transportation to Camp PaWapi will not be available. Since we are not offering busing/transportation this year, Camp PaWaPi will not have swimming due to the pool being offsite. Regardless, our staff will keep children engaged and active with special water games and activities.
- A healthy non-perishable sack lunch (refrigerators are not available for camper lunches)
- Leak proof unbreakable, refillable water bottle
- Masks (optional)
- Tennis Shoes
- Bathing suit and towel
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Backpack or book bag to put everything in
Health Form: Health form needs to be filled out and submitted one week prior to camp for each child that is attending. Due: One Week prior to attending camp
Medication Form: This form only needs to be filled out if your child takes medications that will be administered during camp. Please print and bring the filled out form with you on the first day of camp with the medication that is sealed in a bag. Due: The first day of camp
Yes. All of our school age and early learning programs, including camps, are in full licensing compliance with the laws and regulations of both the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as well as the division of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs.
Camp is from 7:30am to 5:30pm
Daily pick-up and drop-off will be curbside/outside only. A YMCA staff member will greet campers at their vehicle. A staff member will walk them to their program space. Parents will be assigned designated drop off and pick up times to limit the amount of traffic at the camp at any given time. (See the parent handbook for more details)
Drop Off Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
Curbside Drop Off: Stay in your car and wait for a staff member to screen your camper.
*If you are outside the drop off time text us before you arrive to coordinate screening and drop off.
Pick Up Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
- Text 15 minutes prior to arrival so we can get your camper ready to leave.
- Text when you arrive, please stay in your vehicle.
- Have your ID ready so we can safely release your camper.
- We will bring your camper out to you.
Phone Numbers to text for Camp:
We understand you may have additional questions, and we are here for you. Please view our parent handbook [JH1] for more detailed information.
Parents will receive an email one week prior to your child attending camp. This email will include drop off and pick up information, what to bring, etc. Please make sure that you have your (most up to date) email on your child's account to receive information.
Camp Pa-WA-PI is an outdoor adventure camp located just east of Williamston on 52 wooded acres along the Red Cedar River.
What activities do they do at Camp Pawapi weekly outside of the themed activities?
- Basketball/Volleyball/Gaga Pit/Rock Throwing
- Low Ropes
- Water Activities
- Arts and Crafts
- Nature Exploring
- Fort Building
Registration and Payment
In order to provide a safe environment for our campers and staff, we have lowered our capacity at each camp to ensure proper social distancing and to limit the amount of shared spaces. If the specific week of camp you are registering for is full, you will be added to the wait list. You will be notified if a space becomes available.
Reserving a spot requires a registration fee per week, per camper. Registration fees are $35/week for camp. You can register online, via phone, or in-person at any one of our YMCA of Lansing locations. Please make sure to fill out the required Health Form at least one week prior to your child attending camp.
Cancellations received fourteen (14) days before the affected week receive a full refund less a $35 registration fee. Refunds requested after this time require a medical certification. Once the week begins, no refunds or credits will be given. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for transfers, refunds and cancellations.
Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Please note, if you are interested in a scholarship, you need to first sign up for camp registration in order to secure your spot and pay the $35 registration fee for each week of camp. Once you have signed up, you fill out an online scholarship application by clicking on the link under camp documents. Proof of income is required in order to process and award scholarships. Once it is submitted, someone on our camp staff will reach out to you regarding your application status.
For school-age day camps, we do not accept DHS payments.
Health and Safety
All Lansing YMCA Summer Camps will adhere to all social distancing guidance in accordance with the CDC and local health officials. At the beginning of each week, campers will be assigned to a small group of 10 or fewer children plus one staff member. These groups will remain the same throughout the week to help limit exposure. Each group will only have one partner group that is similar in age that they will interact with during the week in order to limit exposure.
All Lansing YMCA Day Camp spaces will see increased cleaning and disinfecting throughout the day. Hand sanitizing stations available throughout our camp properties. All children and staff will also be temperature checked before entering camp property each day.
We will continue to adhere to the safest standards based on the current county and CDC guidelines.
All Lansing YMCA Summer Camp staff are being trained on COVID-19 protocol and procedures to help reduce the spread of the virus, including social distancing guidelines and proper cleaning. This training will be ongoing as CDC and other health expert guidance may change.
If your child feels ill, please stay home. If your child feels sick or exhibits any symptoms while in the program, he or she will be removed from their group and YMCA staff will contact you to have your child picked up.
Yes. If your child has been exposed to an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 you will be notified ASAP. We will also notify the local health officials in order for them to determine next steps.