Family YMCA of Black Hawk County


2023 Summer Camp at the Y is all about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories, all while having fun! Learn about the different kinds of camp we provide.

We will be accepting incoming kindergarteners as part of our program. When registering, please select the grade your child will be entering next year. For instance, if your child is currently in 3rd grade then you would register them for 4th grade camp.

At this time we will be hosting camp at 3 locations: The YMCA facility, Orchard Hill Church and Orange Elementary.

If you have any questions about registering your children for camp, please email

Y Member: $150 weekly
Non-members: $165 weekly

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Interested in being a camp staffer?

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Daily Schedule SAMPLE

7:00-9:00 Drop Off
9:00-9:30 Opening Activities
9:30-9:50 Family Groups
10:00-11:00 Clubs
11:00-11:30 Family Groups
11:30-12:00 Lunch
12:00-12:20 Low active
12:30-2:30 Rotations & Water Play
2:30-2:40 Transitions
2:30-3:00 Snack
3:00-3:30 Closing
3:30-5:30 Pick Up

  A message from our Summer Youth Development Staff:  

We  are  so  happy  to  have  you!

We look forward to the best summer ever! Our weekly themes, activities, field trips and staff have been planned and picked according to high standards and desire to provide an excellent experience for our campers. Please join our Facebook group “YMCA Summer Camp” to stay informed. Thank you for choosing the Y!

Here’s to the BEST Summer ever!


 -The Youth Development Staff

 Health and Safety Protocols 

We will continue to do our part to minimize risk exposure and take extra precautions to maintain a safe and healthy environment. We are closely following child care safety guidelines in the era of COVID-19 from the Department of Human Services and being responsive in our program.

Our current protocol is as follows:

  • Dedicated staff working on frequent sanitation of spaces
  • Limiting group sizes to 12 children and 1-3 staff.
  • Eliminating crossover between groups of kids
  • Temperature checks for all kids and staff
  • Curbside drop-off and pick-up

 Front Door Drop Off & Pick up 

Drop Off – Protocol will include:

  • Please use the drop off lane to drop kids (don’t block doors or handicap spots)

Pick Up – Protocol will include:

  • Parents will be greeted by staff who will take your name, check your ID, and
    help you find your child’s location.

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