Central YMCA


At the Y, we value the unique personalities and potential of every child and teen. Summer Camp creates an environment where kids can be themselves, discover exciting new things, cultivate friendships and make memories to last a lifetime.

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We will be having 2 orientations this summer. One will be Wednesday, May 27 at 6 pm at the Y and another will be Saturday, May 30 at 10 am at the Outdoor Y in Perry. All new campers and parents should attend! Past campers are also welcome to come meet staff and pick up camp shirts.


Save the Date! Come join us for a day of play, end of summer awards and family potluck cookout. This year's Family Day at Camp will be on August 7. More details to come in the camp newsletter.


Elisa Hennies, Youth Development Director, heads the
Central Y Day Camp. Better known as Miss E, she has been a part of Central Day Camp for over a decade, this summer being her 12th! Miss E brings knowledge from past camp experiences as well as her Phys. Ed. background to provide exciting and safe experiences for all of the campers.
Counselors are current teachers, college students,
and responsible upper-level high school students. Their main responsibilities include the safety of every camper, creative planning, and 100% participation. Your child’s safety is our top priority. Staff is trained in the areas of first aid, CPR, behavior/conflict management, risk management, Day Camp leadership, child abuse prevention, creative programming, and incorporating Y character values.

Volunteers are welcome. We are always looking for friendly and enthusiastic parents to volunteer as group leaders on big trip days. Volunteers will be responsible for a small group of children for the day and are expected to follow Y policies and procedures pertinent to the trip.
Volunteers must be fingerprinted and complete an online child abuse prevention program at least 2 weeks prior to the date of volunteering.


HOURS: 9 am - 4 pm
  • Drop off between 8:30 -8:55 am
  • The bus leaves promptly at 9 am daily.
  • Pick up between 4 - 4:20 pm

(Campers picked up after 4:20 pm will be put into Extended Care and charged $5 per day.)

Check-in/out takes place in the rear parking lot, located in the back of the Central Y. A photo ID may be required. Please note that some trips have a late return time. Refer to the weekly schedule.


7 am – 9 am AND 4 pm – 6 pm.

Y Members $20/Program Members $40 per week per child. A $5 late fee is assessed after the 6 pm pick-up time. Please call if you anticipate being late.


Campers take daily trips via bus to the following sites:

  • Monday: Outdoor Y
  • Tuesday: Outdoor Y
  • Wednesday: Trip Day (see weekly schedule)
  • Thursday: Beach
  • Friday: Outdoor Y

Some fun camp activities include games, swimming, sports, crafts, weekly themes, skill clinics, weekly chapel, daily devotions, and the Friday Campfire Song & Skit Fest.


  • Week 1 June 1-5 Camp Fitch*-Late Return 5pm
  • Week 2 June 8-12 Fun N Stuff
  • Week 3 June 15-19 Splash Lagoon*-Late Return 5pm
  • Week 4 June 22-26 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Week 5 June 29-July 3 Waldameer* Late return 7pm
  • Week 6 July 7-10 Pioneer Waterland
  • Week 7 July 13-17 Splash Lagoon*-Late Return 5pm
  • Week 8 July 20-24 Fun N Stuff
  • Week 9 July 27-31 Cedar Point* 8am – 8pm
  • Week 10 August 3-7 Fishing with Lake Metroparks
  • Week 11 August 10-14 Waldameer* Late Return 7pm

*=Additional $15 trip fee for big trips
Trips are subject to change due to weather or other circumstances.



Entering Grades 1 & 2
Introduces the fun of camping — crafts, games, sing-a-longs, and more—all in a kid-paced environment, with swimming, field trips, and special on-site programs.


Entering Grades 3 & 4
Experience Y camping at a new level with activities such as art, field trips, weekly themes, and overnights. Campers build relationships that last a lifetime while developing important life skills through Y character values.


Entering Grades 5 & 6
In addition to theme activities, older campers have a special focus on personal challenges and group skills.


Entering Grades 7 & 8
Teens get to participate in more adventurous pursuits including extreme sports, overnights, and team building activities. This age group will have a deeper focus on growing leadership skills, including communication skills, problem-solving, and possible mentoring opportunities.


Campfires, night hikes, evening swims, late-night snacks, and sleeping out under the stars are just a few of the activities that happen during campouts at the Outdoor Y. Campers should pack what they need for the night as well as their gear (lunch, swimsuit, towel, etc.) for camp the next day.

  • Adventurers Thursday, July 9
  • Challengers Thursday, July 25
  • Explorers Friday, June 25

If schedule allows, Explorers may have a possible second overnight toward the end of the summer

The fee for overnights is $30 for Y members and $45 for guests. Overnights are staffed by Day Camp counselors, as well as volunteers from our Leaders Club program.


We believe that every child should have the opportunity to attend camp, but understand sometimes families need help with the cost. Thanks to generous donations we can help Y members. Financial Assistant applications are available online by clicking here and at the Y.

2020 FEES

A $25 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required at the time of registration per child per week. The balance of fees is due on Friday before each week of camp.

  • Y Members: $120/week
  • Program Members: $160/week
  • Additional child $110/week (Members ONLY, M-F ONLY)


  • Y Members: M/W/F $95 T/TH $60
  • Program Members: M/W/F $120 plus t-shirt T/TH $80

There is a $10 late fee for any payment made after the due date. Please assist us by submitting payments on time.


In continuous efforts to provide the best possible care to our campers, Lake County Central Day Camp is partnering with CampDoc.com. CampDoc.com is an electronic health record system for camps and will help us consolidate and integrate camper health information into a centralized and secure location.

Their system will give our camp director instant access to camper health information, have quick digital access and assist in providing quality care for your camper.

The security, confidentiality, and privacy of your camper’s personal health information will always be protected. Only designated camp staff will have access to this information.

After you register for camp, watch your email for a welcome letter from CampDoc that will have a link for you to set up your account and begin to file your forms electronically! No more paper!! All forms must be on file PRIOR to your child’s first day of camp.