Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camps

April 17, 2017
by team

Outdoor Adventure Day Camp

Remember camp as a youth?  For well over a century, YMCA camps around the country have been creating memories for children that truly last a lifetime!  YMCA camps have helped thousands of Y campers have fun, make new friends, learn to appreciate the environment, develop leadership skills, and to grow as a person in a unique outdoor life setting.  Day Camp has all the benefits of summer camp and you still get to go home every night.  Each session is limited to the number of campers per week.  Staff ratio is 1 counselor to 14 campers.  Camper groups will be separated into two categories:  6-9 years old and 10-13 years old.  The YMCA Summer Outdoor Adventure Day Camp is located on 50 acres on the Kalama River and is about 15 miles south of Longview/Kelso off the Kalama River Road.



Archery, orienteering, swimming, fishing, canoeing, nature studies, crafts, team sports, hiking, survival classes, team building skills and much more.  There is a new experience for all.

Please send with your child every day:

  • Swim Suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Lunch and snacks for your child
  • Extra full set of clothes
  • Aqua sox or shoes to wear in river (tennis shoes or sandals with straps, no flip flops) Mandatory
  • Water Bottle
  • Any medications

*Make sue all backpacks and belongings are labeled to return to owners.  Check camp lost & found daily for lost items.


The YMCA Outdoor Adventure Day Camp is located on 50 acres on the Kalama River and is about 15 miles south of Longview/Kelso off the Kalama River Road.

Ages: 6-13 years


7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  Drop off and pick up will both be at the YMCA of Southwest Washington.  Drop off is between 7:30am-8:30am.  Pickup is between 5:00pm-5:30pm.  Campers must be picked up by 5:30pm ($1.00/minute late charge after 5:30pm).

 Cost:  YMCA Members $100/week   Nonmembers $125/week                                                                                                                       *Weeks 4,5 &7 Y Members $125/week Non Members $150/week*    

To reserve a spot for your child, the week must be paid in full.

No Camp July 2-6, 2018

Weeks of Camp:

June 18-22 – Super Hero Week

Dress up as your favorite super hero and the meet REAL HEROS from your local fire, police and medic agencies.

June 25-29 – Outdoor Week

Learn about nature and the outdoors.  Campers will have the opportunity to participate in an elk calling contest, plant ID, rescue demonstrations, survival skills and outdoor safety.  Local agencies will provide instruction in fishing and archery.

July 9-13 – Hollywood Movie Week

Create our own version of a famous Hollywood movie.  Casting, costumes, making and following a script, etc.  The week will conclude with camper presentations of their films.

July 16-20 – Water Week*

Swimming and other water related activities, and ending the week with a trip to Long Beach, WA.  Sand sculpture contest on the beach, along with a stroll through the town and shops.

July 23-27 – Space and Science Week*

Learn about space and science through a variety of projects, experiments and crafts.  Campers will have the opportunity to build and launch their own rockets.

July 30 – August 3 – Arts & Crafts Week

Make interesting arts & crafts each day along with other daily activities.  Campers will have the opportunity to make bead animals, friendship bracelets, keychains, painted rocks and tie day.

August 6-10 – Animal Week*

Learn about local and other animals as well as our weekly scheduled activities.  End the week with a trip to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma.

August 13-17 – Olympics Week

Compete in Olympic type games both team and individual through-out the week.  Campers will compete to defend their “country” and bring home the gold medal!

August 20-24 – Spy/Mystery Week

Come join us for spy/mystery and adventure week.  Solve puzzles and mystery situations at camp.  “Who done it” mysteries.  Summer camp concludes with a barbeque at the park.