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, hiking, nature crafts, survival skills, canoeing and much more!   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. 

Day Camp Programs Offered:

  • Day Camp (ages 5 – 12) Must be 5 and have completed Kindergarten

Camp Hours

What time is camp open?


Pre-camp begins at 7:00am. Day Camp activities begin at 8:30am. Due to health screening and temperature checks this summer all campers must arrive at camp by 8:15am. Campers not in camp by 8:15am will not be allowed to attend.

Camper pick up is from 4:00p-6:00pm. We ask that campers are not picked up prior to 4pm unless given advance notice to camp leadership.


Extended Care Hours

Before Care:  7:00 am – 8:30 am

After Care:  4:00 pm – 6:00 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 – $215 per week per child
Non- Members – $265 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 – Extended Weeks ADDED Below

Day Camp Weeks, Themes  & Friday Dress Up Days

Dates                                  Theme                                           Friday Dress UP

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