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Sometimes the best way to recharge our batteries is to unplug them! While we recognize the importance of technology we also know that really amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others! Y Summer Day Camp provides a fun, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. The Y offers dozens of camps for all interests, including traditional outdoor camps, a huge variety of sports camps, and themed camps for every interest -- like aquatics, cooking, art, science, and so much more! We even offer a few technology based camps but we keep it all in balance and with purpose.  The South County Y runs 11 camp sessions, May 29 - August 10 for kids ages 3-16. We welcome you to call or visit our branch for more details or view our brochure here


Meet Camp Directors, learn about camp structure, and get your questions answered.
Join us Thursday, May 17 from 6:30-7:30pm.

We will also offer Camp Open House on Saturday, April 29 (10am-Noon)


A weekly fee payable by the close of business Wednesday, before a camp session begins is required. If you have registered your child for more than one session, the balance for subsequent sessions is due by the close of business the Wednesday before each session. Your child’s space at camp will be forfeited if the balance due, including the late fee, is not paid by Friday noon on time. All deposits are non-refundable. A camper from the wait list will be placed in an open slot if that slot has been forfeited.


Looking for an overnight camp experience? Download the 2018 Camp Lakewood brochure here. Camp Lakewood provides a well-rounded experience for campers and gets them outdoors to connect with nature. With a 360-acre lake and more than 5,000 acres of forest-covered hills, caves, creeks and more, there are many opportuntities for natural exploration. Whether it's campfires, swimming, archery, climbing tower, zipline, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, and kayaking every camper delights in waking up with a renewed sense of excitement as to what new activities each day at camp will bring. 



The Gateway Region YMCA has made a commitment to provide older youth and teens ages 14-17 with leadership development opportunities in our YMCA programming efforts. Our Counselor-in-Training Program is an opportunity for participants to develop leadership and job skills. CIT's will be provided with hands-on experience working with young campers and the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge in the day camp setting. CIT members must enjoy working with children, have a positive attitude, want to learn and practice leadership skills, and be a good role model for campers. CITs work under the supervision of a Senior Counselor during the camp day. 

$150 fee (minimum 4 weeks)
Program begins June 4.

Mandatory training: Date TBA Spring 2018

CIT application, interview, training, and must commit to a minimum of 4 weeks. Following the interview process, candidates accepted to the program will be notified by the CIT Coordinator. Applications will soon be available here or at the South County Y Welcome Center. Applications are due by April 15, 2018. For more information contact: Jennifer Davis, or (314) 849-9622.



Additional forms could be required and will be provided by the YMCA.


South County Y Camp Contacts

Childcare & Camp Director
Jennifer Davis
(314) 849-9622 x235 |

Camp Registrar
Michele Sandrowski
(314) 849-9622 x225  |

Art Rageous, Super Science, Thundermoon, DFS/DSS
Debby Mack
(314) 849-9622 x271 |

Fit-tastic Camp
Diane Summers
(314) 849-9622 x247 |

Sports Camps
Kevin Schwartz
(314) 849-9622 x232 |

Aquatics Camps
Jean Gerber
(314) 849-9622 x272 |

Gymnastics Camp
Joan Bryan
(314) 849-9622 x236 |