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NEW HOURS BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2020 - Downtown, M-Th: 5am - 10pm, Fri: 5am-8pm, Sat: 7am-7pm, Sun. 11am-3pm. Summit, M-Th: 5:30am-1pm & 4:30pm-7:45pm, Fri: 5:30am-1pm, Sat: 8am-11:30am, Sun: 9am-11am

Summer Day Camp

Kiddie Camp is a camp designed specifically for 4-5 year olds. Kiddie Campers can expect to spend one day a week at the YMCA for a day filled with crafts, games, gym time, swimming lessons and trips to the library and the local playground.  Other days of the week Kiddie Campers will travel to local parks, roller skating, bowling, Nixon Water Park, Chelsea Tree House, Full Blast Water Park, and the big field trip of the week.  Kiddie campers have a short rest time in the afternoon where campers can listen to stories and have a bit of down time. Kiddie Camp is a small camp prefect for our first time campers!



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Pathfinders is designed for 6-7 year olds.   Our Pathfinders only spend one day a week at the Jackson YMCA for a day of arts and crafts, playing games, rock wall climbing, trip to the library, and swimming in pool.  The other four days a week Pathfinders travel to local parks, roller skating, Alligator Farm, Nixon Water Park, the Movies, local lakes and beaches and their big field trip of the week.   Pathfinders have down time in the afternoon that includes story time and some quite reading time.



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Adventurers our camping group designed for 8-9 year olds .   Our Adventurers also spend one day a week at the Jackson YMCA  for arts and crafts, games, rock wall, the library and swimming.  The other four days Adventurers travel to local lakes and beaches, water parks, Buffalo Ranch, Nixon Water Park, the Movies, roller skating, and the big trip of the week.

Explorers is our camping group designed for 10-11 year olds.   Explorers spend one day a week at the Jackson YMCA nor for art and crafts, gym games, rock wall, trip to the library and swimming.  The other four days Explorers travel to local lakes, and beaches, water parks, Nixon Water Park, the Movies, Detroit Zoo,  and the big trip of the week.


Picture5Trailblazers is our camping group designed specifically for our 12-14 year olds. Trailblazers spend one day a week at the Jackson YMCA for art and crafts, games, rock wall, the library and swimming.  The Trailblazers also help with the younger camps such as music and reading books.  The other four days a week Trailblazers travel to local lakes and beaches, water parks, Nixon Water Park, the Movies, participate in volunteer projects, the big field trip of the week and fund raisers to assist in paying for special field trips.


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Counselors in Training or CIT is a group of teens who are 14-15 years old.   In order to be a CIT program participants must complete a volunteer application at the front desk of the YMCA, be submitted for a background check and complete an interview with the program director.  Applicants to become CIT must be submitted before May 4th.  CIT’s will assist counselors with the daily running of the camping program including playing games, singing songs, reading with campers, and assisting with serving lunch and snack.

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