Day Camps

Days camps are an amazing summer tradition. Spending the day engaged in new activities, with friends you know and ones you're soon to meet! See what day camp experiences we offer all across the Richmond area.

Day Camps

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2018 CAMP SEASON!

Summer camp has come to a close.  But read below what exciting programs we offered.  Program offerings, prices and other details may change in 2019.

Registration for YMCA members begins February 1 and for non-YMCA members on February 15.

 

YMCA Camp Thunderbird

Camp Thunderbird offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. Huddles are divided into two units (Discovery and Explorers) that participate in age appropriate activities across camp! They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn. We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities* including archery, shooting sports, zip line, alpine tower, boating, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Thunderbird you belong here!

This camp is located at YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Chesterfield County.

Ages: Rising Kindergarten – 2nd grade (Discovery Unit), Rising 3rd – 5th grade (Explorer Unit)
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions** beginning June 18
YMCA members: $226 per week   Non-members: $262 per week

*Camp activities and availability may be adjusted for weeks 9 and 10 due to staffing during these weeks.
**Does not include Final Four week (Week 11). Registration is below.


Camp Thunderbird Everybuddy Unit

EveryBuddy Unit offers children with special needs a traditional day camp experience while in a breathtaking natural setting. Campers are included within traditional day camp groups and offered a lower staff to child ratio (1:3). The goal is to help campers interact with their peers, learn new skills, and to even prepare them to continue in our traditional day camp program. Campers experience 100 acres filled with an expanse of camping attractions like an alpine tower, pools, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and so much more. Staff regularly communicate and provide updates about their camper’s progress.  Swim lessons are included!

This camp is located at YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Chesterfield County.

The following guidelines are recommended for participation in Everybuddy camp:

  1. All campers must be potty trained
  2. Campers should be able to stay with a group in an outdoor setting for majority of the camp day.
  3. Campers should be able to follow camp rules, reasonable and understandable staff requests, and guidelines.

Ages: Rising 1st – 10th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 7 one-week sessions- June 25 – August 10
YMCA Members: $226 per week   Non-members: $262


Final Four at YMCA Camp Thunderbird

Final Four is our post-camp experience that happens the week after camp ends and before school begins. It runs Monday through Thursday at Camp Thunderbird! We offer bus stops at Tuckahoe, Shady Grove, Downtown and Manchester. Come celebrate the end of summer at Camp Thunderbird with swimming, fishing, gaga, crafts, reading and a few more surprises!

This camp is located at YMCA Camp Thunderbird in Chesterfield County.

Ages: Rising K – 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 4 days, August 28 – 31 (no camp on Friday, September 1)
Members: $183   Non-Members*: $217
*Registration for non-members begins July 10..

Bus Pick-Ups available at the Downtown, Manchester, Shady Grove, Swift Creek (recently added) and Tuckahoe YMCAs, as well as Millworks (across the street from the Midlothian Family YMCA).


Camp Arrowhead at Powhatan

Camp Arrowhead offers a traditional outdoor summer day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Arrowhead – you belong here!

This camp program will be located at Powhatan Elementary School.

A typical day at Camp Arrowhead may include:

  • Camp Arts: creative arts camp songs & skits, music, drama & dance
  • Outdoor Sports: archery (basic and advanced), sports & field games, gaga ball, basketball
  • Outdoor Education: outdoor education & survival, hiking,
  • Aquatics: swim lessons, free swim,

The camp location will be announced soon.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $140 per week   Non-Member: $182 per week


Camp Braveheart at Northside

Camp Braveheart offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Braveheart you belong here!

DSS Accepted and Financial Assistance Available.

This camp is located at the Northside Family YMCA in north Richmond.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $115 per week   Non-Member: $141 per week


Camp Chickahominy

Camp Chickahominy offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Chickahominy you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Chickahominy might include:

  • Creative Arts: Explore your creative side with painting, drawing, building, and so much more.
  • Target Sports: Archery, Slingshots, and Riflery (rising 5th and up)
  • WOW (Wonders of Wilderness): A mixture of nature and science activities.
  • MAD (Music and Drama): Songs, Skits, Music, Dance, and Drama.
  • Daily Swim lessons and free swim Fridays!
  • Sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer… to name a few!
  • Teambuilding activities to build confidence, cooperation, communication, and more.
  • 30 minutes of reading daily.

This camp is located at the Chickahominy Family YMCA in Sandston, VA.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $138 per week   Non-Member: $161 per week


Camp Gooch at Goochland

Camp Gooch offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Gooch, you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Gooch may include:

  • Camp Arts: creative arts, camp songs & skits, music, drama & dance
  • Outdoor Sports: archery (basic and advanced), sports & field games, gaga ball
  • Outdoor Education: outdoor education & survival
  • Aquatics: swim lessons, free swim

This camp is located at the Goochland Family YMCA in Goochland, VA.

Ages: Rising Kindergartners – 5th graders
Times: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 11
YMCA Member: $169 per week   Non-Member: $193 per week


Camp Monacan at Downtown

Come join us at Camp Monacan where we offer an amazing summer day camp experience! Our trained, certified, and engaged staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging, and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn. We offer a wide range of engaging activities, 30 minutes of reading every day to help prevent summer-learning-loss, daily swim lessons, as well as character development, weekly field trips, and teambuilding activities. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Monacan – you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Monacan may include:

  • Camp Arts: arts and craft, camp songs & skits, music, drama & dance
  • Outdoor Sports: archery (basic and advanced), sports & field games
  • Aquatics: swim lessons, free swim
  • Weekly themes and dress up days
  • Ranks Booklets and goal setting
  • Leadership Curriculum and Team-building
  • Character Development Bead Necklace
  • Camper of the Week Awards
  • Field Trips & MUCH MORE!

Located at the Downtown YMCA in Richmond, VA.

Ages: 5 – 12 years old
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $130 per week   Non-Member: $154 per week

*There is a $10 deposit per week to register for camps


Camp Petersburg

Camp Summer Adventure offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Summer Adventure – you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Petersburg is packed with fun, learning, and creativity from start to finish. It goes a little something like this:

  • Creative Arts: Explore your creative side with painting, drawing, building, and so much more.
  • Target Sports: Archery, and Slingshots
  • WOW (Wonders of Wilderness): A mixture of nature and science activities.
  • MAD (Music and Drama): Songs, Skits, Music, Dance, and Drama.
  • Daily Swim lessons and free swim Fridays!
  • Stem: Educational lesson using motorized Legos
  • Sports: Basketball, Football, Soccer… to name a few!
  • Team-building activities to build confidence, cooperation, communication, and more.
  • 30 minutes of reading daily

Because of the renovation construction at the Petersburg Family YMCA, this camp will be located at Blandford Academy, 816 Bank Street, Petersburg, VA.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions, beginning June 18
YMCA Members: $110 per week  Non-Member: $123 per week

Camp rates may be reduced based on your income.  Please contact the Petersburg Family YMCA for more information.


Camp Red Feather at Chester

Camp Red Feather offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Red Feather you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Red Feather may include:

  • Arts: creative arts, camp songs & skits, and music & drama
  • Sports:  field games, gym games, and gaga ball
  • Archery and Shooting Sports: archery, slingshots and bbs
  • Nature: outdoor education
  • Boating: canoes and kayaks
  • Aquatics: swim lessons and free swim.

This camp is located at the Chester Family YMCA in Chester, VA.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $169 per week   Non-Member: $239 per week


Camp Red Hawk at Manchester

Camp Red Hawk offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Red Hawk: you belong here!

This camp is located at the Manchester Family YMCA on Hull Street Road.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $156 per week   Non-Member: $185 per week

Registration opens for YMCA Members beginning February 1; opens to the community beginning February 15.


Camp Saponi at Midlothian

Camp Saponi offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Saponi – you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Saponi may include:

  • Arts: creative arts, camp songs & skits, and music & drama
  • Sports:  field games, gym games, and gaga ball
  • Archery and Shooting Sports: archery, slingshots and bbs.
  • Nature: outdoor education
  • Aquatics: swim lessons and free swim.

This program is located at the Midlothian Family YMCA on Coalfield and Woolridge Roads.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $168 per week   Non-Member: $224 per week


Camp Shady Grove

Camp Shady Grove offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Shady Grove you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Shady Grove may include:

  • Camp Arts: creative arts, camp songs & skits, music, drama & dance
  • Outdoor Sports: archery (basic and advanced), sports & field games, gaga ball, low ropes course
  • Outdoor Education: nature, STEM activities
  • Aquatics: swim lessons, free swim

This camp is located at the Shady Grove Family YMCA in Glen Allen, VA.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 19
YMCA Member: $196 per week   Non-Member: $250 per week


Camp Swift Creek

Are you looking for a summer full of fun and excitement, outdoor adventures and new skills, memorable counselors, and lifelong friends? Camp Swift Creek has it all in our traditional Summer Day Camp! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting focused on teambuilding and fun. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn in new and exciting ways. At Camp Swift Creek, we are more than just a safe place for campers to play. We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons! Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. Join us for a summer of unforgettable experiences that will transform your camper into a YMCA legend! At Camp Swift Creek, You Belong Here!

A Typical Day at Camp Swift Creek Includes:

  • Creative Arts: Music, Dance, Drama, Art Projects, Skits, Songs, and more! Unleash your creativity!
  • Outdoor Sports: Gaga Ball, Soccer, Basketball, Field Sports, and more! Physical activity just got a camp twist!
  • Marksmanship: Basic and Advance Archery, Slingshots, and B.B. guns are here for you to learn safety and new skills from our Range Master!
  • Aquatics: Dive into our pool for swim lessons and free swim taught by our skilled Aquatics Staff Team!

This camp is located at the Swift Creek Family YMCA in Hampton Park, west Chesterfield County.

Ages: Rising Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Times: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Dates: 10 weeks beginning June 18
YMCA Members: $168 per week   Non-Members: $224 per week


Camp Tuckahoe

Camp Tuckahoe offers a traditional outdoor summer camp day camp experience! Our trained and certified staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day, as well as character development and swim lessons. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus and exciting twist. YMCA Camp Tuckahoe, you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Tuckahoe may include:

  • Camp Arts: creative arts, camp songs & skits, music, drama & dance
  • Outdoor Sports: archery (basic and advanced), sports & field games, gaga ball, low ropes course
  • Outdoor Education: outdoor education & survival
  • Aquatics: swim lessons, free swim

This camp is located at the Tuckahoe Family YMCA on Patterson Ave in Henrico County.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $196 per week   Non-Member: $250 per week

Extended Day Option Available (Get 25% off on your day camp)!


Camp Winnipeg at Patrick Henry

Come join us at Camp Winnipeg for a summer day camp experience that your child will never forget! Our trained, certified, and engaged staff will work with each child in a small group setting. They will build relationships, foster a sense of belonging, and create opportunities for each of our campers to achieve and learn.  We offer a wide range of engaging specialist activities, 30 minutes of reading every day to discourage summer-learning-loss, swim lessons, as well as character development and teambuilding activities. Every week has a fun and exciting theme with an educational focus, so why not come and join the fun? YMCA Camp Winnipeg – you belong here!

A typical day at Camp Winnipeg may include:

  • Creative Arts: artistic expression through camp songs & skits, music, theater, dance, traditional art, and crafts
  • Outdoor Sports: archery (basic and advanced), sling shots, sports & field games, teambuilding activities, gaga ball, basketball, soccer, baseball, and more
  • Outdoor Education: outdoor education & survival, hiking, Wonders of Wilderness specialist, geography, topography, weather studies
  • Aquatics: water safety, daily swim lessons, Friday free swim, and Family Night pool parties

This camp is located at the Patrick Henry Family YMCA in Ashland, VA.

Ages: Rising K – 5th graders
Times: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 18
YMCA Member: $158 per week   Non-Member: $183 per week