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YMCA Summer Day Camps

Join the Lima Family YMCA June through August for a fun-filled summer for your child!  Lima YMCA Day Camp provides an exciting setting for your children to learn and have fun.  We have a summer of fun-filled activities planned such as science, park visits, swimming, arts & crafts, games, nature walks, field trips, music, sports clinics. Quality staff will guide kids through a summer of discovery as they explore the world around them.

All activities are designed to be fun and stimulating. 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.

YMCA Day Camp is a full day of activities for children ages 6-12. Camp will run Monday – Friday for 11 weeks of the summer, June through August.  Trips are included in the theme weeks and students will travel by bus or by walking.  A full program brochure and Day Camp registration forms are available at the YMCA front desk.


YMCA Day Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9am until 4pm until August. Registration packets will be available at the front desk after January 1st. YMCA Day Camp is a full day of activities for children ages 6-12.


There will be plenty of games, songs, and crafts based on each week’s theme.  Youth will also spend part of their day outside in the sunshine either playing games or as part of the day’s activities.

2018 Weekly Themes:

  • Aloha Summer Week:  June 4 - June 8th Help us welcome summer by celebrating it in a Hawaiian style!  Children will enjoy the land and water games and create beach themed crafts!
  • Superhero Week:  June 11 - June 15th Calling all Superheroes!  Campers will explore the adventurous world of superheroes!  Campers will create new superheroes, add new powers to existing ones and visit the many planets and worlds they live on.
  • Game Show Mania Week:  June 18 - June 22nd Children will have the opportunity to join the world of famous Game Shows!
  • Disney Week:  June 25 - June 29th Campers will explore the magic of Disney!
  • Party in the USA Week:  July 2 - July 6th (No Camp July 4th) Children will have the opportunity to celebrate America all week long!
  • Wet and Wild Week:  July 9 - July 13th Children will play water games in and out of the pool.  Also play water balloons, slip and slide and kiddie pool kick-ball.
  • Engineering Week:  July 16 - July 20th This week at camp children will think about different projects and we will do our best to build them using all different types of building materials such as boxes, blocks, and legos.
  • Crime Scene Investigation Week:  July 23 - July 27th Campers will become special agents and work to solve the summer's mystery.  Suspicion lurks around every corner as mystery and intrigue creep into the camp.  Keep your eyes open for clues and prepare to process the evidence.  And whatever you do, be alert for strange and mysterious happenings.
  • Star Wars Week:  July 30 - August 3rd This week will be based around the theme Star Wars. Together we will play different games and activities that will deal with the Jedi vs. the Sith and also we will watch the Star Wars movies series.
  • Jurassic Journey Week:  August 6 - August 10th Together we will explore the world of dinosaurs!
  • Ooeey Gooey Week:  August 13 - August 17th Campers will explore all things slimy and gross!


Campers are provided with lunch Monday – Thursday by the Lima City Schools Summer Lunch Program. Campers and Staff will walk to Liberty Elementary School.  In the event of bad weather, the Y will provide food.  Campers will need to pack a lunch on Fridays.


Campers will be provided with the chance to swim every day of Day Camp.  They should bring a swim suit and towel.  Life vests and water noodles are available for all campers.

YMCA Summer Day Camp runs for 11 weeks in the summer. Whether you choose one week or all summer, YMCA Day Camp fits your schedule and provides fun and enriching activities for your child. Registration is on a week by week basis and requires a $25 non-refundable deposit per week. Participants should register at least 1 week in advance. For more information contact the Lima Family YMCA front desk at 419-223-6045.
Members: $75 a week; Non-members: $100 a week; Additional Child in same family Discount available
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