Summer Camps

The Y nurtures the potential of every child and teen by supporting their unique youth development journey through holistic programming. From cradle to career, the Y provides all youth with the tools and resources they need to succeed in life.

The Y is giving kids their best summer ever through a day camp experience with more activities to help them learn and master skills, make friends and feel welcome.  All of our camps share a common mission: to encourage character growth through caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Regardless of which camp you choose, you can rest assured that our camp staff is committed to developing these traits through a variety of camp activities. When you choose Door County YMCA camp, you are investing in a safe, fun and memorable experience for your child.


Through the Y’s day camp program, kids participate in fun and educational activities that will help them:


  • Learn and master skills that help them realize their passions, talents and potential.
  • Build relationships with new friends and staff role models adding to their well being.
  • Develop a sense of belonging, so they feel safe, welcome and free to express their individuality.


What Sets Y Camps Apart?

Well-Trained Staff - all of our counselors, camp staff and lifeguards complete over 30 hours of pre-camp training, including CPR/AED & First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention. We conduct background checks and drug screenings on all camp staff and employees. Our counselors also learn child development best practices as well as techniques to encourage all campers to be inclusive and celebrate our differences. 


Tradition and Values - the Y invented day camps to bring enriching experiences to children our local communities, and we have more then 20 camping seasons to build on. The focus on summer camp will be fostering of friendships, accomplishments and belonging through age-appropriate enrichment activities in indoor and outdoor settings, keeping kids active, engaged and having fun!  


Flexible Scheduling - we strive to offer camp options that fit every family’s busy calendar. With full summer, weekly and daily rates, we are sure to be able to provide support for both full-time working parents or those just looking to incorporate some fun into their child’s summer! 


Community Reputation - at the Y, you’re not just a member of a facility; you’re part of a cause with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of you, improve health and well-being, give back and support our neighbors. Members enjoy special pricing on programs and receive priority registration.