Day Camp | Entering Grades 1–6

Day Camp is a great way for kids to make new friends, have fun and try new things in a natural environment under the guidance of positive adult role models. Whether you are looking for an introduction to summer camp, or a summer child care option with a twist, Day Camp is a great option for intentional programs in a gorgeous setting.

Day Camp runs Monday–Friday, and includes a value-based chapel with resident campers each day, an hour of swimming in the pool each day and a special campfire experience on Friday. Lunch and afternoon snacks are provided. We offer eight sessions of Day Camp. View our Day Camp Parent Handbook for details on transportation and what to pack each day. 

Register Online

 Paper Registration Form

Program Rates

A minimum $50 deposit is due at time of registration. Camp fees can be paid in full at time of registration or paid through monthly installments. Full balance is due by June 1, 2020. 

YMCA Camp Collins utilizes a 3 rate system. Rate 1 reflects the actual operating cost of camp while Rate 2 and 3 are subsidized to make camp more accessible. You may voluntarily choose the rate most suited for your family and it in no way influences the experience children receive. There are no questions asked and no documentation needed. Camp Scholarships are also available.

Rate 1 | $419
Rate 2 | $389
Rate 3 | $359


Theme Thursdays

Every Thursday of each week is "Theme Day" during Day Camp. During this day campers are encouraged to come to camp dressed up in the week's theme and participate in different activities and games that come along with it. We encourage campers to use their imagination and bring anything appropriate to fit their "Theme Day's" theme. No matter what the theme, YMCA Camp Collins encourages you to be who you want to be! 

Session 1 | June 29–July 3 | Harry Potter (Spots Available) 

​​​​​​Session 2 | July 6–10 | Percy Jackson and the Campfire Thief (Spots Available) 

Session 3 | July 13–17 | Pokemon Go! (Spots Available) 

Session 4 | July 20–24 | Disney Adventure (Spots Available) 

Session 5 | July 27–July 31 | Around the World in the Week (Spots Available)

Session 6 | Aug. 3–7 | 2020 Olympic Games (Spots Available) 

Session 7 | Aug. 10–14 | Star Wars (Spots Available) 

Session 8 | Aug. 17–21 | Super Heroes (Spots Available) 

Transportation Options

  1. Pick up and drop off at Camp Collins
  2. Transportation from Camp from the following locations:
  • Alameda Elementary | 2732 NE Fremont Street Portland, OR 97212
  • Sunnyside Elementary School | 13401 SE 132 Avenue Clackamas, OR 97015
  • The East Hill Church Family | 701 N. Main Avenue, Gresham, OR 97030

Transportation Schedule

Transportation Departs

Drop off at YMCA Camp Collins begins at 8:30 AM. Activities begin at 9 AM. Supervision begins at 7:30 AM at all pick up locations. 

  • Alameda Elementary | 8 AM
  • Sunnyside Elementary | 8 AM
  • East Hill Church | 8:30 AM
Transportation Returns

Pick up at YMCA Camp Collins is from 4:30 PM to 5 PM. Supervision ends at 6 PM at all drop off locations with campers arriving at the following times: 

  • Alameda Elementary | 5:45 PM
  • Sunnyside Elementary | 5 PM
  • East Hill Church | 5 PM

Required Documents

Please complete these necessary forms and bring them with you to camp check in. 

Health History Form

Medication Authorization Form

Day Camp Photo ID Form

Camp Scholarships 

We believe that every child deserves to come to camp. With that, we offer scholarships assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to afford to send their children to camp. Our scholarships come from funds raised through our annual campaign and unspent camp store deposits.

To apply please complete these necessary application form and submit to:

YMCA Camp Collins–Office Administrator
3001 SE Oxbow Parkway
Gresham, OR 97080.

Scholarship Application

Additional Information

Scholarship eligibility will be determined by the Executive Director or their designee, based on a review of the required documentation. The YMCA reserves the right to refuse a scholarship to any applicant.

Applications must be submitted, reviewed, and accepted one week prior to the start of the session. The evaluation process may take up to five to seven business days once the completed application and all required supporting documentation has been received. Incomplete applications will not be processed. You will be contacted by a member of the camp office staff to notify you of your scholarship award.

The maximum scholarship amount that can be granted is capped at 65% of the total cost of camp. If scholarship is accepted before June 1st a $50 deposit is require for camp registration. Acceptance after June 1st requires total balance due at time of registration.

Scholarships may be awarded for only one session of overnight camp, no more than three sessions of day camp or one family camp weekend. 

If you have further questions, please contact the Camp Collins office at 503.663.5813 or email us.

Commitment and Cancellation Agreement

In order to register for a program at Camp Collins both the Camper and the Parent/Guardian must read, agree to, and sign our Commitment and Cancellation Agreements. Below you will find the Camper and Parent/Guardian Agreements for our various programs. These agreements are listed on the Registration Forms of all programs.

Parent/Guardian Commitment and Cancellation Agreement

I understand it is my camper’s responsibility to participate in the whole YMCA Camp Collins summer camp program to the best of their abilities, including: living in a cabin, activities, value sharing and camp chores.  I have discussed with my camper that they may not possess or use tobacco, cannabis, or vape products, alcoholic beverages, non-prescription drugs or possess weapons of any kind while at YMCA Camp Collins. My camper will do their best to follow instructions, remain in designated areas, keep others and themselves safe and make camp a good experience for fellow campers and themselves.

I understand that failure to live up to this agreement could result in my campers’ dismissal from camp without a refund of fees.

Included with registration is a required $50 deposit. I understand that the deposit is nonrefundable. I agree to pay the remaining balance of the camp fee in full no later than June 1st, 2020. A space will not be held past June 1st without full payment. If I register after June 1st, 2020 I understand that payment in full is required to complete my camper’s registration. I understand that after June 1st, only 50% of the total camp fee is refundable 3 weeks prior to the start of my child’s session. Transferring my child to another session of camp is possible provided space is available and a written request is received at least 3 weeks prior to the start of their original session. I understand that no refunds are given if a child leaves camp early for any reason, drops within 3 weeks of their session start date, or does not show up on the first day of camp.