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. 

Our 2020 summer day camp season has concluded. Please check back in early January for updates and registration information on summer 2021. 

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! 

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.