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A fun, safe place to be when school's out: See you in 2018!

camp kidsWe have three different summer camps to meet the needs of the children in our community: Day Camp (for children who have completed Kindergarten-6th grade), Adventure Camp (for children who have completed Kindergarten-6th grade; takes two field trips a week), and Junior Leaders Camp (for children who have completed 6-8th grades); optional field trips available for extra cost. Our camps (for Kindergarten-8th grade) surround every child with support, guidance and fantastic chances to discover and learn. A chance to try until they succeed. A chance to explore new talents and interests. We’re here to show kids all they can accomplish when they believe in themselves. They thrive, knowing they can relax in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment. We are here to create experiences that immerse them in an atmosphere that inspires, guiding them to live healthy, help others and work together, making strong friendships that often last a lifetime.


Registration open now! NEW: Register online


Day Camp*

Our traditional day camp provides a summer program that meets the needs of all families. You may bring your child for full-day or half-day care, one to five days a week to fit your schedule. We provide a safe environment with friendly and qualified staff. Activities include gym time daily and outdoor activities to promote physical fitness and fun; access to the game room; arts and crafts and movie time. Campers may come as early as 6:30am and leave as late as 6:15pm, Monday through Friday. Must have completed Kindergarten and not started 7th grade.

  • Day Camp begins the 1st day after School City of Hammond ends school!
  • Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
  • Full day (6+ hours) $27/day members; $40/day non-members and Half day (less than 6 hours) $16/day members; $30/day non-members
  • Campers may come as early as 6:30am and leave as late as 6:15pm


Adventure Camp*

Campers will enjoy two field trips per week to exciting, engaging destinations. The remaining days of the week, children will participate in physical and social developmental activities here at the Y. Camp is held Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Complimentary before and after care is available from 6:30am and leave as late as 6:15pm. Children must have completed kindergarten and not yet started 7th grade. Space is limited for Adventure Camp, so register early to save a spot! Those who sign up for adventure camp must attend the scheduled field trips, or pay $30 missed-trip surcharge.

  • Registration fee (must be paid up-front, one-time/summer fee, non-refundable): $25
  • Five days per week with two field trips each week: $120/week members; $145/week non-members
  • 2017 Field Trip Schedule
  • All payments must be paid in advance and are non-refundable & non-transferable.


Junior Leaders Camp*

Our Junior Leaders Camp is for middle school students who need a safe place to go during the summer while school is out. Our campers participate in many fun activities in and outside of the Y with an emphasis on volunteerism, giving back to their community, and learning and living our four core values: Honesty, Caring, Respect, Responsibility. Camp is held Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Children must have completed 7th grade and not yet started 9th grade. 

  • Registration fee: $25 (one-time, must be paid at registration, non-refundable)
  • Five days per week with field trips: $120/week members; $145/week non-members or without two field trips each week: $80/week members; $105 non-members
  • Camp is held 9:00am-4:00pm
  • All payments must be paid in advance and are non-refundable & non-transferable.


Preschool Camp*

Our Preschool Camp program is planned and based on a set of beliefs that children learn best from hands-on activities. We believe that learning needs to be active. Our Preschool program provides the tools and activities for the children to experiment while promoting our four core values that include: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The thing that makes our program unique is that swimming is included at our YMCA branch location. Swimming will be every Tuesday & Thursday. Camp is held Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm and includes lunch provided by the School City of Hammond. Children MUST be potty–trained and able to dress themselves before and after swimming. Child must not have entered Kindergarten. Child must be registered for camp the week prior to attending.

  • Registration fee: $25 (one-time, must be paid at registration, non-refundable)
  • Full day (6+ hours) $24/day members; $35/day non-members and half day (less than 6 hours) $12/day members, $22/day non-members 
  • All payments must be paid in advance and are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Sports Camp*

YMCA Sports Camp focuses on improving sport skills through teamwork and friendly competition for preschool and elementary age groups. There will be a variety of sports to choose from with each session lasting one week. Sports campers will be given the opportunity to learn and develop new skills and play games.

  • Monday-Friday Toddler Camps 9-10:00am; Youth Camps 10:30am-Noon (Outdoors Camp will run from 11:00am-12:30pm)
  • Ages/Grades: 3-5 years (Toddler), Kindergarten-5th grade (Youth)
  • Weekly Camp Fees: $40 members; $70 non-members (July 4th week: $32 members; $56 non-members)

*All payments are to be paid in advance and are non-refundable & non-transferable. $10/week convenience fee for payments made after the Friday before attendance. Registration fee pays for supplies for the summer, and does not guarantee a spot in camp until the week's full payment has been made. Registration online is not available to those pay through CCDF program, LCV, or City of Hammond vouchers...come in to pay for those types of payments.


Questions about our camps? Call us at 219 845 1507.

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