All YMCA locations will be temporarily closed until April 24.


Downtown Camps

Summer Camp at the Downtown Richmond YMCA is convenient to all businesses downtown. Our camps offer a flexible and affordable, camp and child care experience for your children. Join us for a summer your child will never forget!

Downtown Camps

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


Camp Monacan

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!

Ages: Rising Kindergarten – rising 5th graders
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: 10 one-week sessions beginning June 15
YMCA Member: $135 per week   Non-Member: $162 per week

  • There is a $10 deposit per week to register for camps.
  • A fixed weekly payment will be drafted each Monday, one week prior to the start date.

Weekly Themes:
Week 1: Camp “Mona-chella”
Week 2: Avengers Assemble
Week 3: Party in the USA (no camp on July 3rd)
Week 4: Mad Scientists
Week 5: Back to the Future
Week 6: Disney World
Week 7: Wacky Tacky
Week 8: City of Atlantis
Week 9: Monacan Arcade
Week 10: Monacan Summer Olympics

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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! Come celebrate the end of summer at Camp Thunderbird with swimming, fishing, gaga, crafts, reading and a few more surprises!

Ages: Rising K – 8th grade
Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Dates: August 31 – September 3
YMCA Members: $182   Non-Members: $211

*Camp activities and availability will be adjusted due to staffing during this week.  

Bus Pick-Ups available at the Shady Grove Family YMCA, Tuckahoe Family YMCA and Millworks Center (across Woolridge Rd from the Midlothian Family YMCA).

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Camp Forms

Most information is now collected during the registration process.  But for the small number of additional forms needed, you can find them on our Camp and Child Care Forms page.


For information about summer camps, please contact our Camp Directors:

Camp Monacan Director: Amos Miles
Assistant Camp Director: Atarah-Sheba Young
Regional Director: Jean Finney