Summer Camp


YMCA Summer Day Camp provides outdoor activities, swimmng, sports, arts, crafts, games, field trips and summer adventures.

OUR PROMISE TO PARENTS - Your kids will be safe, make new friends, learn new skills and most of all, have fun! 

Join the Oahe Family YMCA from May 25-August 13, 2021 for a fun-filled summer for your child! Whether you choose one week or all summer, YMCA Day Camp fits your schedule and provides fun and enriching activities for your child.

Day Camp provides an exciting setting for your children to explore the outdoors. Quality staff will guide them through a summer of discovery as they explore the world around them. Weekly themes allow campers to learn more about the world's ecosystems through art, sporting, nature and character development activities.

Campers work together in many activities which lead to the development of teamwork skills, leadership skills, and lifelong friendships. In addition, campers gain an understanding of the YMCA's character development values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Join us this summer for all of the fun!

 Week Date  Theme Week  Description
1  5/25-5/28 Summer's Here Campers and counselors will get to know each other through a variety of ice breakers, games, theme days and other activities.
2 6/1-6/4 Our Hero's Let’s learn about the first responders that keep us all safe and give them a big thank you. No camp May 31st. 
3 6/7-6/11  All About Animals Let’s learn about our animal friends in South Dakota.  We will end the week with a trip to Bear County in Rapid City 
4 6/14-6/18 Around the World  We will learn about different countries from a different continent each day of camp. 
5  6/21-6/25 Minute to Win it  1,440 minutes in a day.  How many games can we play during that time? Join us at camp for a fun and fast week! 
6 6/28-7/1  Minions  Those minions are mischievous, marvelous and downright silly.  We can’t get enough of them! We will be playing    with clay, paint on canvas, turn ourselves into minions and more! 
7 7/5-7/9 Story Book Look out for giants, wizards and elves. In the realm of mythical creatures, anything could happen. Join us for    fairy tales, dragon races, castle designing wizard code cracking and elf tag.  We might even search for big foot!     We will end the week at story book island in Aberdeen. 
7/12-7/16  Flash Back Pull out those bell bottoms and neon leggings. Each day we will flash back to another era. It’s the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 00’s at the Y. 
9 7/19-7/23 Gross Out Let the mad scientist come out. We are making slime of every type, growing crystals and sending rockets flying. Our motto this week is: if it’s messy, it’s fun.  
10 7/26-7/30 Jungle Cruise Let’s take an adventure into the jungle. Put on your hat and grab your binoculars because it’s about to get wild in here. 
11 8/2-8/6 Splish, Splash! Those are the sounds you will hear when we get wet n’ wild the entire week while playing water games. We will end the week swimming at Splash Central in Huron!
12 8/9-8/13 Kid's Choice We replay some of the favorite things from the summer. 

2021 Registration Dates:
Mar. 8 – Current KidStop Participants and Y Members
Mar. 15 –
Non YMCA Members

General Payment Information:
$99/week for members with automatic payment or $111/week for members without 

$111/week for non-members with automatic payment or $131/week for non-members without

At time of registration, a $15 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp enrolled per child. 

Camp has is limited space and processed on a first come, first served basis.

Families registering for more than one child are entitled to a 10% discount on camp, may not be combined with other camp promotions.

Payment for each week of camp is required on the Monday of that camp week.

Financial assistance is available and applications can be picked up at the front desk. Financial assistance applications must be submitted and approved prior to the start of camp.

Additional Information:
Camp runs Monday-Friday, 7:45am-5:30pm.

The first day of 2021 Summer Camp is Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Make sure to pack a swim-suit, lunch and closed toed shoes. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided. 


Have questions or comments?

Contact Lisa Maunu, Youth Development Director, lisa@oaheymca.org or 224-1683.