Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.
Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership—all amidst the fun of camp fires, bugle calls, canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships.
With the careful guidance of our trained staff, campers will learn core values that will last forever. They’ll explore. They’ll play. They’ll grow. And they’ll have an incredible amount of fun!
Safe, Licensed Program
Safety is our motivation at the Y. We hold our programs to the very highest standards through internal assessments and external inspections. Many of our camps voluntarily fulfill with third party requirements and regulation, including state-licensing and/or ACA accreditation. This helps further ensure a safe, healthy and worthwhile camping experience.
Certified, Well-Trained Staff
Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper. Each “Professional Role Model” has the knowledge and training to make each moment of your camper’s summer fun and enriching. Our staff believes in developing youth through nurturing the potential of every camper.
Financial Assistance Available to Qualified Families
We work hard throughout the year so everyone can be a part of the Y. Our annual Strong Kids Campaign makes financial assistance available for those who qualify. For more information or for application materials, please contact your local YMCA.
Birmingham Family YMCA 400 E. Lincoln St. Birmingham, MI 48009 Phone: 248-644-9036 Fax: 248-644-8378 ymcadetroit.org/birmingham
Field Trip! Over the summer, YMCA Day Campers will likely visit a water park or two, go bowling, catch a Tigers game, spend a day adventuring at YMCA Camp Ohiyesa, visit the Zoo and explore many other great places metro Detroit has to offer.
At YMCA Day Camp, each day is an adventure. Under the careful guidance of our trained staff, campers' eyes are opened to a summer a lot less ordinary. They learn core values that will last forever. They explore. They grow. They have fun. And isn’t that what being a kid is all about?
Studies show that under the careful guidance of trained, certified counselors, kids grow and flourish in positive identity, social skills, physical and thinking skills, as well as the important areas of character development, and positive values. These concepts of independence and discovery are targeted and practiced everyday at YMCA Day Camp.