Summer Camps


Our goal is to provide a safe, stimulating, and fun environment for children in grades K-8th. We incorporate the basic Christian values: Honesty, Responsibility, Respect and Caring into our activities. Through activities like field trips, songs, large and small group games, summer reading, and devotions, our program is designed to enhance your child’s day.


YMCA of Upper Palmetto is committed to providing the highest quality care possible. We are excited about the unique opportunities provided by our program. We strive to develop the whole child through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. At the YMCA, we want our children to learn, grow and thrive!

Click here for the Parent Handbook


YMCA Camp Counselors are a carefully selected group of individuals who are enthusiastic and demonstrate a love and an ability to work with children. They have a passion for serving others, working at camp and building great relationships with all of the campers. The YMCA counselors are fully trained to do the best job possible. We are committed to a thorough recruitment process, which includes comprehensive training and background checks. Your camper is in good hands!


  • January 4 – Current afterschool participants
  • January 11 – All YMCA Members
  • January 18 – General Public

Summer Day Camps


A $25 deposit is due at the time of registration for each week of summer camp. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable. The $25 deposit goes toward the weekly rate, not in addition to the weekly rate

To withdraw your child from a week of day camp with no payment penalty, a two week written or electronic notification is required in order to not be charged. Cancellations made 13 days or less of the start of a camp week may still be subject to a draft, at the discretion of the Camp Director. Not attending the program does not entitle you to a refund. Weeks cancelled by YMCA of Upper Palmetto will result in a full refund. Changes to enrollment may result in a $10 change fee.

Download the YMCA of Upper Palmetto’s Summer Day Camp/After School Parent handbook here.

Day Camp/After School Handbook

A limited amount of financial assistance is available thanks to generous donations to our Annual Campaign. Please complete the application for assistance available at the YMCA or online here. Allow up to 2 weeks for processing prior to the first day of enrollment. Financial Assistance is not granted to outstanding balances. It is only valid from the date approved. If the camper receives Financial Assistance, it may not be combined with any other discount.

If you would like to donate to our Financial Assistance Scholarship Program so other families can participate, you can do so here: Donate

Or download the registration form here when available and turn into your local branch.