Magic Happens When You're at Camp
At Y Camp, every day is a new experience filled with lots of activities and fun! Children can explore a continuum of new opportunities from traditional day camps to outdoor adventure day camps. Chose from 14 different camp locations and a multitude of camp options for ages 5-16.
WHAT WILL CAMP LOOK LIKE THIS SUMMER?
Y Camp will operate with enhanced health procedures to protect campers, parents, and our camp team. Rest assured, campers will safely engage in a variety of activities throughout the camp day! They will have fun, get exercise, and feel well-cared for -- as always!
We will continue to share information and any operational changes to our program as they become available.
NEED HELP PAYING FOR CAMP?
We know many families are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. As a charitable organization, the Y is here to help as much as possible. If you need help paying for Y Camp, CLICK HERE.
The registration fee is a one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable per camper fee. The amount of the fee is based on the date of your initial registration.
- Mar 1 - 31: $20 fee
- Apr 1 - 30: $30 fee
- May 1 - 31: $40 fee
- Jun 1 - Sept 1: $50 fee
During your initial registration, you must accept a waiver stating that you agree to be charged a one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee (per camper). The fee will be added to your Y account and charged to the credit card used at the time of registration. If the fee is $0 during a promotion, you must still accept the waiver. Please Note: If you register for additional camp weeks at a later date, the waiver will reappear and must be accepted, however you will not be charged an additional registration fee.
SIBLING DISCOUNTS are available when two or more siblings are registered for the same weeks of camp. Get 2% off all camps with promo code SIBLING2020. Not valid on transportation fees.
BROCHURES, FORMS & MANUALS
- 2020 Camp Brochure
- 2020 Camp Parent Handbook
- Parent Financial Agreement
- Allergy, Emergency Care, Medication Forms
- Immunization Form (doctor’s copy also accepted) Only needed if your child is not in a MD school or is attending Camp Hashawha
- Overnight Camp Packing List
- Financial Assistance Application
- Sign up for camp text alerts
NEED TO KNOW INFO
Y MEMBER CAMP RATES In order to qualify for member rates, the child you are registering must have an active Y membership that remains active from the time of registration throughout the entire camp season. For family membership holders, the membership must be in the name of the parent/guardian registering the child. If a membership is purchased after registration, the member rate cannot be applied.
DEPOSITS Camp deposits are required to hold your child's space in each week of camp. Deposits are per week/per camper and are non-refundable, non-transferable, and are applied to the total camp fee. If camp is paid in full during the initial registration, a portion equal to the deposit is considered non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Y day camps deposits are $25
- Puh'tok day camp deposits are $100
Deposits are not subject to discounts.
OPEN DOORS FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Financial assistance is available through our Open Doors assistance program. Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2020. Please apply early as funding may be limited. Due to a change made by the MD State Department of Childcare, we are no longer able to accept CCS vouchers for camp. We strongly encourage families who use this service to please apply for Y financial assistance. APPLY HERE. Discounts and promotions cannot be combined with financial assistance.
BALANCE OF WEEKLY CAMP FEES Payments for Y day camps will be automatically drafted from the payment method used at the time of registration 14 days prior to the start of the camp week.
A complete payment schedule is included in the Camp Parent Manual. If the balance is not paid, the camper will not be allowed to attend and the slot may be reassigned.
CANCELLATIONS All changes and cancellations must be made in writing and include the camper’s full name, camp location, dates of the weeks to be cancelled, and a description of the request. All requests must be submitted to the Customer Service office either by fax at 410-779-9426 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deposits and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If a day camp week is cancelled two weeks prior, the deposit will be forfeited and any further balance paid will be refunded. Cancellations made with less than two weeks notice will not be accepted and all fees will be non-refundable.
If cancellations arise due to COVID-19:
- Campers attending 4-5 days of camp in a week is considered a full week.
- We encourage campers with signs and symptoms, even those that may also be caused by allergies, colds/flu, or stomach ailments, to stay home and get well. If you are out for 2 or more days due to illness we will issue a prorated weekly refund/credit for up to 1-4 days. Credits may be applied to future weeks.
- If your camper tests positive, you will receive a full refund for any future registered weeks that you are unable to attend.
- If the health department requires camp to close, a full or prorated weekly refund/credit will be issued depending on the length of closure.
For more information please review the financial policy in the Camp Parent Manual.
All Y Camps are certified by the MD Department of Health and most camps are ACA accredited. This means we run all of our camps according to the best policies and practices in the industry. We voluntarily go through rigorous inspections by outside professionals to ensure we continue to exceed state regulations in health, safety, programming, qualifications, training, emergency management plans, and more - up to 300 standards in all!
All Y Camp team members undergo a minimum of 30 hours of training including CPR and First Aid. Our thorough review process includes a half-day of leading real camp scenarios, reference and background checks, and multiple interviews. If you would like to inspire youth and join our exceptional camp team, apply online at ymarylandcareers.org.
Please save receipts for tax purposes. The Y tax ID# is 52-059-1699.