Summer Day Camps

Today, day camp is more vital than ever. To deliver on the Y’s commitment to nurture the potential of every child and teen, day camp programs now more intentionally foster achievement, relationships, and belonging. Achievement, relationships, and belonging are essential dimensions of well-being that the Y can cultivate through day camp: • Discovering skills (achievement). Campers experience achievement when they try different activities, learn what they like, and discover what they are good at. • Building friendships (relationships). Campers have the opportunity to form healthy relationships with other children, caring adults, and role models, which helps them feel good about themselves and learn to get along with others. • Finding a place to belong (belonging). Campers connect through significant camp traditions and rituals that create a sense of belonging, so they feel included, accepted, and part of a community. With this emphasis on achievement, relationships, and belonging, day camp at the Y is more than a mechanism for keeping kids busy during the summer; it is an opportunity for Y staff to intentionally develop youth.


Our YMCA Licensed Day Camp programs provide your child with unique opportunities to learn and grow, create and explore, and participate in a variety of activities. Weekly themes and field trips offer creative links for children to learn about themselves and the world around them. Our experienced staff plan a variety of imaginative activities that nurture their spirits, challenge their minds, and strengthen their bodies.


Program is open Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Starting June 1st- August 6th 2021. Cost is $225 per week per child.



***If you are on Day Care Assistance through the State of Alaska, please register in person to avoid charges on your account prior to contract being applied. You may download and fill out packet (step # 3), bring to YMCA to finish registration process.


1. Register in person at the YMCA for The Best Summer Ever!

2. You must bring or fax current shot record and school physical to YMCA prior to first day of camp and we have to receive your camp packet before your child may start. Please follow up to ensure your child has been registered and first payment has been made.

3. Click here to Fill out summer camp packet 1-6th

(grades 7th & 8th grade click HERE) and email to 

4. Click here for parent packet 1-6th for reference.


PIONEERS: 1st Grade



VOYAGERS: 4th Grade

EXPLORERS: 5th & 6th Grade

LEADERS IN TRAINING: 7th & 8th Grade Click HERE for Packet

Midtown Location (Main)

Anchorage Community YMCA
5353 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99507
Phone (907) 563-3211


Southside Location

Southside YMCA At Dimond
800 E Dimond Blvd #3
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone (907) 344-7788


Mat-Su Location

The Mat-Su YMCA is already working with other groups in the community to determine the needs of our local youth. LEARN MORE

Youth Development Center