Our number one priority at YMCA Day Camp is to provide a safe and fun environment where campers can learn, grow and make new friends. A carefully selected, experienced and well-trained staff will lead the way as we journey through a variety of exciting theme weeks and traditional camp activities. The “Theme of the Week” compliments regular camp activities and culminates with a theme celebration typically done on Thursdays. Don’t miss out! Join us for a week or an entire summer to remember.
- School Bus departs the YMCA at 9:00 AM and returns at 4:30 PM Monday – Friday
- Free extended care is available at the YMCA and/or Camp Glacier Hollow from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM and from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM daily
- Campers bring a sack lunch and personal clothing items in a backpack daily.
- *Hot Lunch service is available on indicated weeks for $18/week!
- Day campers are allowed to visit our Trading Post once daily. Punch cards are available at the YMCA Child Development Office.
- *Thursday Night Overnight Options Join your friends during indicated day camp weeks for an overnight at Camp Glacier Hollow. You will participate in evening activities, campfires, night hikes and eating SMORES. YMCA provides Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch then return to the YMCA on the Friday bus at 4:30pm. Campers sleep in cabins. Additional Fee: Y Member $30/Overnight General Public $35/Overnight
- CAMP Fees: Y Member $177/week General Public $195/week
WEEK 1: READY, GET SET, GO! June 7
Schools out and camp has begun! This will be a short but FUN sample day of the fun and wacky activities camp has to offer! Also get a chance to meet all the amazing counselors who will be SO excited to spend the day and summer with you! *HOT Lunch Available
WEEK 2: SPORTS OF ALL SORTS June 10-14
This week will include our traditional sports such as soccer, ultimate Frisbee, kickball, and get into the wacky games camp has to offer! Did someone say quidditch, or polish kickball? Can’t forget GaGa! We will have some friendly competitions throughout the week and a team dress up on Friday! *HOT Lunch Available **Wednesday Night Overnight Option
WEEK 3: ZOMBIES RETURN! June 17-21
Don’t be scared to join us in the zombie festivities this week! This week we will be building shelters, learning wilderness survival, making emergency Zombie survival kits, and playing Humans vs. Zombies. We will all be turning into crazy Zombies on Thursday…get ready to get gross! **Wednesday Night Overnight Option
WEEK 4: ART IS ALL AROUND June 24-28
Art is found everywhere! Come and create take home art projects from nature crafts to photography! Campers will also have the option of acting in play this week, building stage sets and creating costumes. Parents are invited to see our camp play production at 2PM on Friday. Bring a white t-shirt on Thursday to tie-dye.
WEEK 5: REACH FOR THE STARS & STRIPES! July 1-3 and 5
This week we will be taking part in some good old fashioned American traditions along with learning about the stars in the sky! Wednesday will be USA pride day and we will celebrate with a hotdog cookout on Wednesday for all campers! We will take part in some star crafts and lessons, and end the week with a Picnic Game Challenge! Dress up in your best Red, White and Blue outfit on Wednesday! NO CAMP ON THURSDAY, JULY 4. *HOT Lunch **Tuesday Overnight Option
WEEK 6: WET N’ WILD I July 8-12
This ever-popular week will be exactly that —soakin’ with wet and wild excitement. We will experience water and wacky fun all week, including our very popular 75 foot slip n’ slide, a beach party, aqua adventures, and a trip to a Wausau water park on Thursday. This week has an additional $25 water park fee. Can’t make WET & WILD I? Then sign up for WET & WILD II!
Week 7: FISHING FRENZY July 15-19
Join us to learn fishing techniques, safety, and just spend lots of time FISHING! Campers will fish by boat and from shore in at least 2 locations during the week (with field trip on Tuesday or Wednesday). Overnight campers will have extra fishing opportunities as well. Fishing pole is required. This week has an additional $10 fee to help cover supplies and busing.
WEEK 8: NUTS FOR NATURE July 22-26
This week we will be exploring the habits, adaptions, and ecosystems of the animals that live in and around camp! Campers will take part in hands on activities that will dig deeper into the lives of our animal friends; make animal crafts, explore their environments, and learn what we can do to keep them thriving! We will also have a special animal guest this week! Animal or earth dress up day on Thursday! *HOT Lunch available **Wednesday Optional Overnight
WEEK 9: WET ‘N WILD II July 29-August 2
This ever-popular week will be exactly that— soakin’ with wet and wild excitement…that’s why we offer it TWICE! We will experience water and wacky fun all week, including our very popular 75 foot slip n’ slide, a beach party, aqua adventures, and a trip to a Wisconsin Dells water park on Wednesday. This week has an additional $35 water park fee. *HOT Lunch **Thursday Overnight Option
Week 10: HORSIN’ AROUND August 5-9
Yeeehaw! A dancing hoedown and dress up on Thursday, water shoot-outs, gold rush games and sling shots—we’ll have a good ol’ time. We will even have a campfire cookout with franks & beans on Wednesday for lunch. Campers ages 8 and up can participate in a Thursday or Friday horseback riding adventure for an additional $35 fee.
WEEK 11: OOPY GOOPY WEEK August 12-16
Get ready to get down and dirty, as we explore the messy side of nature and science! Take part in some fun with OOPY and GOOPY experiments, crafts, cooking, and activities! And don’t forget we’ll take a dip in our MUD PIT (for those brave enough to swing across!) Bring a white t-shirt on Thursday to decorate in fun and messy ways!
Week 12: SURVIVOR FUN FACTOR August 19-23
We will spend this week preparing for our end of the week Survival Challenge by practicing our canoeing skills, fire building, outdoor cooking, shelter building, animal identification, plus FUN and GOOFY challenges! Survival Team dress-up and challenge on Friday! *HOT Lunch Available **Wednesday Night Overnight Option
Week 13: THE ULTIMATE REWIND August 26-30
Let’s end the summer with the best of the best! This week will be full of the activities that you LOVE as we say farewell to another amazing summer! Thursday is Glacier Hollow’s end of the year dance party and Friday is Glacier Hollow pride day! Dress in your favorite Glacier Hollow gear! *HOT Lunch Available **Thursday Night Overnight Option
Thursday night is also our end of summer cookout! FREE to all families who attended Glacier Hollow Camps this summer.