Summer Day Camp

Who else is ready for the BEST SUMMER EVER?

Our Summer Day Camp program serves area youth entering Kindergarten – 6th Grade! Campers are grouped by grade into Kinder Camp, Day Camp, and Tween Camp to deliver age-appropriate and FUN programming for all!

Our 11-week camp season begins on Monday, June 1st and will conclude on Friday, August 14th! Each camp day runs from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm but we have FREE Before Care from 7:30-9:00 and FREE After Care from 4:00-5:30.

One of the biggest requests from parents has been extended care hours! This summer, we will host Early Bird Care from 7:00-7:30 am and After Hours Care from 5:30-6:00 pm. These ‘add on’ services will cost $10 each per week.

Each themed week will be filled with games, arts and crafts, sports, STEM activities, gardening, songs, theater, experiments, swimming, reading, field trips, team-building, and plenty of fun! Our entire program is based around our 4 Core Values of Respect, Honestly, Caring, and Responsibility.

We are thrilled to announce that Summer Day Camp will again take part in the Brown County Summer Lunch Program! In addition, two snacks are provided each day to all campers!

We are in the process of hiring a top notch crew of young adults who are eager to make a difference in the lives our local youth. Before camp they will have hours of training in areas such as CPR, First Aid, water safety, bullying prevention, problem solving, and communication.

Per parent request, we have added another option to our pricing structure this summer! Payments will also be made through our automatic billing system to streamline and simplify the camp experience for parents!

YMCA Member Rates
Full-Time (3-5 Days): $85
Sibling Full-Time: $73
NEW! Part Time (2 Days): $50
One Day: $30

Non-Member Rates
Full-Time (3-5 Days): $125
NEW! Part-Time (2 Days): $65
One Day: $45

Registration for Summer Day Camp will open on Wednesday, April 1st! This year we will have a $15 late fee for campers registered after May 22nd, so be sure to mark your calendars to register as soon as possible.

Call the Mt. Sterling Community Center YMCA Welcome Desk at 217-773-2230 or email Emily Reuschel, Senior Program Director, at to learn more!