Summer Day Camp

Day Camp at Camp Carter is a great way for youth to experience the outdoors and make new friends!  Day Camp weekly themes are designed to encourage campers to come enjoy the outdoors, while making new friends, gaining self-confidence, challenging themselves to new activities and to thrive in a natural environment.  We embrace the power of Yet and help them understand that they may not know how to do that skill or activity “yet” but we help our campers by encouraging them to continue to try and not give up.  Day Camp is for campers between age 5 that have completed Kindergarten thru age 12 years old who want to develop new skills, try new activities such as archery, team building, canoeing and much more! Teen Camp Day Camp is for youth age 13 – 15.  All Day campers at YMCA Camp Carter are also served a home-style lunch in the Camp Carter Dining Hall and receive a late afternoon snack. Campers get to swim everyday too.  

Day Camp Programs Offered:

Camp Hours

Drop off between 8:30 am – 9:00 am

Camp Hours are from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pick up between 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Extended Care Hours

Before Care:  7:30 am – 8:30 am

After Care:  4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Our extended—day program offers quality care for your child before and after the camp day.  If needed, please register for this program when selecting your child’s camp each week.  This program is FREE however Pre-registration is required

YMCA member – $200 per week per child
Non- Members – $250 per week per child

All Day Campers must be at least 5 and have completed Kindergarten prior to camp – through age 12

2020 Day Camp Dates and Registration Links below

Day Camp Weeks, Themes  & Friday Dress Up Days

($250/week for non-members, $200/week for Y Members)

*Each week (except 1 & 10) campers will pick from 4 specialty clinics (see below)  in addition to traditional camp activities like archery, canoeing, hiking, swimming and more. 

Dates                                  Theme                                           Friday Dress UP

  • Week #2 – June 8 – 12, 2020      Empower                               Superhero
    • Wearable Art, Youth Giving Garden, Fishing and Soccer
  • Week #3 – June 15 – 19, 2020      Innovate                                  Career
    • Mini Chefs, Mad Scientists, The great Outdoors, Sand Volleyball
  • Week #6 – July 6 – 10, 2020              Inspire                                  Pirate
    • Ink It, Game On, Lego Crazy, Dance Dance, Jam
  • Week #9 – July 27 – 31, 2020          Celebrate                                 Luau
    • Lego Crazy, Ink It, Biddy Band, Sports Safari

Scholarship Financial Assistance program:

Need information on our Scholarship Financial Assistance program – click here for the application


Themes are used to provide a variety each week for campers that are attending multiple weeks. YMCA Camp Carter is a very traditional OUTDOOR ADVENTURE camp with lots of activities. 


“My children are happy when they are at camp, and look forward to going back each day. This says a lot about your program.” – Summer Camp Parent