Helena YMCA Summer Day Camp

Helena YMCA Summer Day Camp


Ready for the Best Summer Ever? Over the course of the summer, each week will follow a different theme while intertwining everything great about Montana!

Helena YMCA Summer Day Camp will be held at beautiful Camp Child. Campers’ grades Kinder to 6th for the 2024-25 school year will enjoy canoeing, arts & crafts, swimming, zip lining, climbing the rock wall, practicing archery, disc golf and so much more! Campers will also participate in daily STEM and literacy activities based on the Helena Public Schools Content Standards that will prevent summer regression and expand developing skills. Breakfast and lunch provided daily.

Best Beginnings Scholarship Accepted: families receiving Best Beginnings must register for a whole month and register over the phone (406)442-9622
*Kindergartners MUST be at least 5 years old at the time they attend camp

Week 1: June 10th-14th, Let’s have a BERRY good THYME!

This week will be spent learning about plants and gardens. Campers will learn all about planting gardens as well as identifying wildflowers, seed dispersal and invasive plants and weeds.

Week 2: June 17th-21st, They Work Hard for Honey!

This week will be all about Bees, Butterflies and Bugs! Campers will collect and identify bugs, learn about the power of pollinators, dance like bees and more!

Week 3: June 24th-28th, Things that Fly

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s all week fun! Campers will birdwatch, race paper airplanes and more.

Week 4: July 1st-3rd, Party in the USA

All American Fun, all week long, Baseball, hot dogs, ice cream, S’mores oh my!

*Tuition for the week for 4th of July will be prorated by 40% due to the shortened week. Price will be reflected during checkout.*

Week 5: July 8th- 12th, Land Before Time

Do you have Dino lover at your house? This week will be spent dinging for dinos, making up your own dino, creating your own fossils and more!

Week 6: July 15th – 19th, Mad Scientist

Calling all future scientists are you ready for a week filled with crazy experiments? Come help us make erupting volcanoes, slime, oobleck, and homemade lava lamps!

Week 7: July 22nd- July 26th, Bubble Bash

This week will be bursting with bubble fun. Giant bubbles, bubble snakes, bubble gum and more!

Week 8: July 29th – August 2nd, Kindness is Cool Colorpoloza

This week is all about how kindness is cool even when we are all different. We will spend the week using all colors of the rainbow to make exceptional artwork and super neat science experiments while learning all sorts of ways to show each other kindness. The week will end with a COLOR FUN RUN!

Week 9, August 5th-8th, Gnome Fairy Left Behind

This week, campers will explore the magical forest and all that lives there, real and imaginary. We will make potions and fairy houses, race our dragons and end the week with stories and skits on the main stage. Fairy wings and magic wands encouraged!

Week 10: August 12th-15th, Into the Wild

Do you have what it takes to survive in the Wilderness? This week we will learn how to use a compass, fish and identify plants for survival. Lewis and Clark County Search and Rescue Team will teach us all we need to know!

Week 11: August 19th-22th, CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

This week will be filled with the campers all time summertime favorites! If you want to make slime turn to page 41. If you want to hunt for bugs turn to page 50. Proceed ahead to take another ride on the zipline! This last week of summer is for ALL THE FUN!


Daily Schedule:

8:00 am – Check in at the YMCA

8:30 am – Shuttle to beautiful Camp Child


5:00-5:30 pm – Back at the YMCA for pick-up

*Except on Fridays, where we will have pick up from 4:00-5:00 PM*

2024 Weekly Summer Camp Registration

All Locations
6/10/24 - 8/23/24

Weekly Summer Camp 2024 Rates and Payment Polices


Early Bird Rates: 

Members: $275 Non-Member $300

Summer Rates:

YMCA Member: $300 Non-members: $350

Best Beginnings Rates:

$100 a week

Payment Policies:

****A $25 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit per week is due at registration.****

**The remaining balance will be automatically charged 1 week prior to the camp date.**



Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
Summer Rates 4/1/24 8/30/24 Online / Front Desk $ 300.00$ 350.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Minimum Deposit Special Rate
06/10/24 - 06/14/24
Wk: 1
$ 25.00 Session is Full
06/17/24 - 06/21/24
Wk: 2
$ 25.00 Register  
06/24/24 - 06/28/24
Wk: 3
$ 25.00 Register  
07/01/24 - 07/03/24
Wk: 4
$ 25.00 Register  
07/08/24 - 07/12/24
Wk: 5
$ 25.00 Register  
07/15/24 - 07/19/24
Wk: 6
$ 25.00 Register  
07/22/24 - 07/26/24
Wk: 7
$ 25.00 Register  
07/29/24 - 08/02/24
Wk: 8
$ 25.00 Register  
08/05/24 - 08/09/24
Wk: 9
$ 25.00 Session is Full
08/12/24 - 08/16/24
Wk: 10
$ 25.00 Session is Full
08/19/24 - 08/23/24
Wk: 11
$ 25.00 Session is Full