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The Peoria YMCA’s Summer Day Camp is a super-lively, full-day (6:30am-5:30pm), enrichment program focused on quality, small group, age-appropriate activities. Kids stay motivated, entertained and are encouraged to make choices and exercise independent thinking.

The Peoria YMCA’s Camp is for kids 5-10 years old (entering Kindergarten-5th grade). Click on the links below to explore the Y’s summer camp, find answers to any questions you may have and to register your child for camp.

2021 Weekly Themes and Field Trips

  • June 6-10 Around the World……. Peoria Zoo
  • June 13-17 Scavenger Hunt…….. Lazer Tag
  • June 20-24 Space Week….Riverfront Museum
  • June 27- July 1 Garden…Luthy Botanical Gardens
  • July 5-8 Marvels Universe….Grand Prairie Cinemas July 11-15 Olympics…Elevate Trampoline Park
  • July 18-22 Shark Week……Bass Pro Bowling
  • July 25-29 Fairy Tales……………….Kartsville

If you have any questions or concerns about billing or child care connection please contact 309-692-7631 ext. 104 or youthoutreach@peoriaymca.org.

Here is what parents/caregivers need to know to register for the Peoria YMCA Summer Day Camp:

We have a weekly rate only for summer camp. You must select which weeks you plan on attending.

  • Members: $155.00/week
  • Non-Members: $215.00/week
  • Registration fee: $35.00 non–refundable fee per family

2022 Summer Schedule

  • 6:30-8:30am Drop-off times
  • 9:00 am Morning Ceremony
  • 9:30am-Noon Morning Stations
    Archery, Hiking, Outdoor Living Skills, Crafts, Swimming, Group Games, Sports, Outdoor Education, Skits, and Field Trips
  • Noon-12:30pm Lunch/Afternoon Activity (set-up)
  • 12:30pm-4pm Afternoon Stations
  • Archery, Hiking, Outdoor Living Skills, Crafts, Swimming, Group Games, Sports, Outdoor Education, Skits, and Field Trips
  • 3:00pm Closing Ceremony
  • 4:00-6:00pm Recreation Games

Some YMCAs offer overnight camps that run from a few days to a few weeks in scenic outdoor areas that span from New Hampshire to Hawaii. Camp programs offer a wide variety of outdoor adventures led by trained and experienced leaders who guide children and teenagers in having an unforgettable experience. Expect new and fun activities that will add not only build skills, but great new friends and character values for life. Here are a few in the midwest.

  • When does camp start and finish? June 7st-August 2th (Please note, there is no camp on 4th of July)
  • What does camp cost?  We have a weekly rate only for summer camp. You must select which weeks you plan on attending. Members: $155.00/week; Non -members: $215.00/week; Registration fee: $35.00 non –refundable fee per family Check out the benefits of why you and your family should become a member of the Peoria YMCA!
  • What time does camp start and end each day? 6:30am-5:30pm – Our structured activities begin at 8:30am each day, so we ask that all children arrive by this time.
  • Do you offer scholarships (financial aid)? Yes, but you will need to apply through Child Care Connections (CCC) first.  If you do not qualify for CCC, you may apply for a scholarship through the Peoria YMCA.  Requirements are on our website for the scholarship by clicking HERE
  • Can I pay in cash at the start of each week?  To eliminate the need to make weekly payments and provide a user friendly method, we use a a bank draft only option for the method of payment for camp.  This ensures a higher quality of service to you and your family.
  • What if my child care needs change during the summer or our family takes a vacation? If you need to change the scheduled days your child is in our Before and After School Care or Summer Camp, a Change of Status Form must be completed 7 days prior to your child being away.  If you neglect to submit a Change of Status Form one week prior, payment will be due. This policy allows for accurate staffing for camp. Click here for the Change of Status Form.
  • Do you accept children with disabilities? The Greater Peoria Family YMCA welcomes and encourages the participation of children and adults, including those with disabilities, in all of its facilities, classes, programs and activities. We are committed to the following the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), to include but not limited to:
  • Maintaining accessible facilities, classes, programs and activities;
  • Promoting inclusion through reasonable accommodations; and
  • Striving to make the recreational experience a positive and successful one for all.
  • If an individual with a disability requires assistance in order to successfully participate in one of our classes, programs or activities, or to use our facilities, a reasonable accommodation should be requested by the parent or guardian at the time of enrolling in the program or class. Participants visiting the YMCA’s facilities or taking part in the YMCA’s programs or activities must be able to participate in an independent fashion. Staff is not able to provide services of a personal nature, such as assistance in eating, toileting or dressing. Participants are welcome to bring a caregiver or aide if they need assistance with these activities. Personal caregivers/aides will not be charged program fees for programs or activities they are assisting in, but they are still responsible for paying costs, such as ticket or admission fees. Should a participant need support above and beyond a reasonable accommodation such as one-on-one support, medical assistance that requires medical training this will be provided at the participant or parent’s expense.  If at any time the behavior of a participant jeopardizes the ability of the YMCA to provide a reasonably safe environment, any individual may be removed from programming.  
  • What are your activities in camp?  Swimming, field trips, Vacation Bible School*, 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, arts & crafts, science projects, nature walks plus many other exciting activities!
    *While the YMCA is a Christian organization, we welcome campers from all religious backgrounds we teach all campers to be caring, honest, responsible and respectful.
  • What shall I bring and do you provide lunch. PLEASE PROVIDE LUNCH! We also ask that you send a bottle of sunscreen and a reusable water bottle still. Please bring spare clothes, sunscreen, bug spray. Please leave at home phones, toys, candy.
  • What ages do you accept in camp?  Camp is for kids 5-10 years old (children who have completed Kindergarten-5th grade). For kids 11-13 (going into 6th-8th grade), we have our free Teen Reach program daily from 9am-3pm, plus before & after program for our members. Click here for more information on the Youth Leadership Development -Teen Reach summer program.
  • Do you offer overnight camp: No, the Peoria YMCA does not offer overnight camp, but other Y’s do offer them, see below for a few options.
    Some YMCAs offer overnight camps that run from a few days to a few weeks in scenic outdoor areas that span from New Hampshire to Hawaii. Camp programs offer a wide variety of outdoor adventures led by trained and experienced leaders who guide children and teenagers in having an unforgettable experience. Expect new and fun activities that will add not only build skills, but great new friends and character values for life. Here are a few in the midwest.

Program Directory

Name Location Registration
TAG1864 (B133), Gym Rental (per court per hour)
Rentals (with the exception of gym rentals) are 2 hours long. (Access 30 minutes before and after the reserved rental time will be allowed for set up and clean up)
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 16, 2015 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1864 (B133), Pavilion Rental
Rentals (with the exception of gym rentals) are 2 hours long. (Access 30 minutes before and after the reserved rental time will be allowed for set up and clean up)
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 16, 2015 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1864 (B133), Multipurpose Room Rental
Rentals (with the exception of gym rentals) are 2 hours long. (Access 30 minutes before and after the reserved rental time will be allowed for set up and clean up) Registration Fee: Refunded if room clean.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA December 16, 2015 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG13607 (B686), Payment
RiverPlex August 31, 2022 - December 31, 2022 REGISTER
CAT109 (B133), School's Day Out Daily Rate
Greater Peoria Family YMCA November 21, 2022 - December 23, 2022 REGISTER
CAT109 (B133), School's Day Out Daily Rate
Greater Peoria Family YMCA November 21, 2022 - December 18, 2022 REGISTER
CAT109 (B133), School's Day Out Weekly Rate
Greater Peoria Family YMCA November 21, 2022 - December 18, 2022 REGISTER
CAT109 (B133), School's Day Out Weekly Rate
Greater Peoria Family YMCA November 21, 2022 - December 23, 2022 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia 1 Day AM & PM
Concordia Lutheran School July 15, 2022 - May 26, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood 4-5 Day PM ONLY
Norwood Primary School July 15, 2022 - May 23, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood 4-5 Day AM ONLY
Norwood Primary School July 15, 2022 - May 23, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood 4-5 Day AM & PM
Norwood Primary School July 15, 2022 - May 23, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood 2-3 Day AM & PM
Norwood Primary School July 15, 2022 - May 23, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia 4-5 Day PM ONLY
Concordia Lutheran School July 15, 2022 - May 26, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia 4-5 Day AM ONLY
Concordia Lutheran School July 15, 2022 - May 26, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia 4-5 Day AM & PM
Concordia Lutheran School July 15, 2022 - May 26, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S424), Concordia 2-3 Day AM & PM
Concordia Lutheran School July 15, 2022 - May 26, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S3227), Norwood 1 Day AM & PM
Norwood Primary School July 15, 2022 - May 23, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian 1 Day AM & PM
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 15, 2022 - June 2, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian 2-3 Day AM & PM
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 15, 2022 - June 2, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian 4-5 Day AM ONLY
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 15, 2022 - June 2, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian 4-5 Day PM ONLY
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 15, 2022 - June 2, 2023 REGISTER
CAT108 (S426), CT Vivian 4-5 Day AM & PM
Thomas Jefferson Primary School July 15, 2022 - June 2, 2023 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), STYKU
STYKU scan
RiverPlex April 8, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1701 (B686), TAG2537 (B686), Private Swim 3 Participants
private swim lessons for 3 participants
RiverPlex March 2, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1701 (B686), TAG2537 (B686), Private Swim 2 Participants
private swim lessons for 2 participants
RiverPlex March 2, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1701 (B686), TAG2537 (B686), Private Swim 1 Participant
private swim lessons for 1 participant
RiverPlex March 2, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Individual Personal Training RiverPlex
Our most individualized and customized training available. Youâ??ll have your own Personal Coach who will design and implement a personalized program based on your individual needs and goals!
RiverPlex January 27, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B686), Couples Training RiverPlex
Our most individualized and customized training available. Youâ??ll have your own Personal Coach who will design and implement a personalized program based on your individual needs and goals!
RiverPlex January 27, 2022 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B133), YMCA Individual Personal Training Level 1
Every person is unique with specific goals and physical limitations. Our certified Personal Trainers work with you to develop an exercise program specially designed to meet your needs. Each of our Personal Trainers is highly qualified with national certifications. They will help you set realistic and attainable goals; and most importantly, they will provide you with encouragement, motivation and accountability to keep you on-track and living well.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA May 15, 2018 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER
TAG1686 (B133), TAG1692 (B133), 1 on 1 basketball training
1 on 1 basketball training sessions for any player that wants to increase their working knowledge and skill. A three tier curriculum that focuses on building strong fundamentals, adding position specific skills, advanced techniques, and game dynamics.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA July 5, 2022 - December 31, 2022 REGISTER
TAG1695 (B133), YMCA Couples Training
Every person is unique with specific goals and physical limitations. Our certified Personal Trainers work with you to develop an exercise program specially designed to meet your needs. Each of our Personal Trainers is highly qualified with national certifications. They will help you set realistic and attainable goals; and most importantly, they will provide you with encouragement, motivation and accountability to keep you on-track and living well.
Greater Peoria Family YMCA May 15, 2018 - December 31, 2099 REGISTER