Helena YMCA
For Youth Development, For Healthy Living, For Social Responsibility
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Registration opens March 1st for YMCA members and April 27th for non-members

Kids must have finished Kindergarten and be entering 1st grade in the 2019-2020 school year to attend day camp.


$155 Y-Members/$205 Non-Members

Rates are per child, per week.  There is a non-refundable, Non-transferable $15 deposit required per child, per week to reserve your spot.  Registration opens March 1st for YMCA members only.  Registration for non-members opens April 27th at Healthy Kids Day.    Weeks do fill up quickly.  Please call 442.9622 for availability.

Camps are Monday through Friday 9 AM - 4 PM, before and after care is available at no additional charge.  Our counselors are highly motivated, trained individuals and most are pursuing careers in education.  We strive to maintain an average camper to counselor ratio of 10:1.

Storybook Summer


This summer will be spent exploring books!  Lots of books!   Each week will include a field trip or guest, a food to help prepare, a movie at Cinemark, a visit to Last Chance Splash and at least one other recreational swim times.  Free lunch and snacks are provided every day for each camper. Reading, structured physical activity and time to be a kid are scheduled into each day.

Week 1:  Harry Potter

June 10-14

Campers will spend the week exploring the Harry Potter series. Campers will take part in growing their own Basilisk, playing Quidditch and traveling to the Lewis and Clark Library.

Week 2:  Flat Stanley  

June 17-21

Campers will spend the week reading Flat Stanley. We will build our own kites, make pancakes and have a kite demonstration.

Week 3 :  Dr. Seuss

June 24-28

Campers will explore the works of Dr. Seuss this week. The campers will make Oobleck, play a Wocket in my Pocket and visit Montana Wild.

Week 4: Holes   

July 1-5 (NO CAMP JULY 4)

Campers read the book Holes and create our own fossils. Campers will have an opportunity to spend the night at Camp Child and cook hot dogs over a fire. Everyone will visit Camp Child for the day, where campers will learn to work as a team to accomplish goals.

Week 5:  Captain Underpants  

July 8-12

Campers will explore the Captain Underpants series, make Fart Putty, have a Turd Toss and get to visit with the Fire Department.

Week 6: The Magic Misfits   

July 15-19

Campers will read the Magic Misfits, learn magic tricks, make fruit slushies and play hide and seek.

Week 7 : Charlotte's Web 

July 22-26

It's fair week in Helena!  Campers will read Charlotte's Web, create our own spider webs, cook pigs in a blanket and go to the Fair.

Week 8: Shark School   

July 29-August 2

Campers will read Shark School, make our own coral, do ocean painting, cook fish and visit the water park.

Week 9: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  

August 5-9

Campers will read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, make lickable art, play escape room and go to the Parrot Candy Shop.

Week 10:  City of Ember

August 12-16

Campers will read City of Ember, make shadow art, cook potato salad and have a scavenger hunt.

Week 11:  Fairy Tales

August 19-23

Campers will explore Fairy Tales, take the Fairy tale challenge, create a castle and do a little Jousting.

At the Y you're not just dropping off your child for a day of fun activities, you're tapping into an expert summer camp resource committed to providing high-quality, age-appropriate experience.   We curb summer learning loss with dedicated reading time and STEM activities.  Worried about summer weight gain?   We are constantly moving. Boredom?  Not here!

There is a $15 NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-TRANSFERABLE fee required to hold a child's spot in daycamp.  The balance is due at least two weeks before the start of each camp week that you have reserved for your child.

Lunch and snack will be provided Monday-Friday!  Financial Assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.  *Financial Assistance must be approved prior to registration. 

Automatic payment plans are available, you must have a credit card to set up automatic payment plans on-line.

*(Financial Assistance can not be applied after a child is registered and will
result in having to un-register the child so FA can be applied. This sometimes
causes a week to be unavailable because it is full)



Mon-Fri: 5:30 AM-9 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-3 PM
Sunday: 11 AM-3 PM
Summer Hours : Closed Sunday Memorial Day-Labor Day

Holiday Schedule

Drop-In Day Care Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Ages 3 months to 8 years

Helena Family YMCA

1200 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601
Phone: (406) 442-9622
Fax: (406) 442-2577