Outdoor Summer Day Camp

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This summer we have revamped our summer day camp program to include programming for middle school and high school age campers. 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. 

Register for Camp

Under the new COVID-19 guidelines, we plan to serve up to 60 campers per week. Campers will spend their time at camp in stable groups of ten. These groups will be broken out by their school age: 

  • Elementary Day Camp for kids entering grades 1–6 
  • Middle School Day Camp for kids entering grades 7–9
  • High School Day Camp for kids entering grades 10–12

Day Camp runs Monday–Friday from 9 AM—4PM each day, with 30 minutes before and after for drop-off and pick-up. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch each day that can be eaten without use of a microwave. This is the recommended best practice to maintain physical distancing and personal hygiene. Snacks will be provided by the camp. 

As we emerge from our homes into summer day camp, the routines and activities at camp may look a little different. Day camp will primarily be an “Outdoor Camp” where being inside is only for inclement weather. We will provide great instruction on frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer. Games, crafts, and singing camp songs will be modified to maintain 6 feet of physical separation whenever possible. Archery, climbing tower, and high ropes will be limited to just a few groups each day. While the swimming pool cannot be open at this time, we do plan to utilize the river for wading and enjoy other water activities. The camp facilities and equipment will be frequently cleaned and disinfected each day. 

Summer Day Camp Sessions 

Session 1 | June 29–July 3 

​​​​​​Session 2 | July 6–10  

Session 3 | July 13–17  

Session 4 | July 20–24  

Session 5 | July 27–July 31 

Session 6 | Aug. 3–7  

Session 7 | Aug. 10–14  

Session 8 | Aug. 17–21   

Program Rates 

The weekly rate of $260 is due in full at time of registration or you can contact the camp to make other arrangements.  

To transferred fees already paid for a cancelled 2020 YMCA Camp Collins program. Please contact the camp office at 503-663.5813 to complete that registration process and apply monies already paid. 


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation to and from camp this year. All campers will need to be dropped off and picked up at YMCA Camp Collins, 3001 SE Oxbow Parkway, Gresham, OR. 

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. 

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 50% of the total cost of camp.  

Scholarship Application

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 YMCA Camp Collins summer day camp program to the best of their abilities.  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. I have discussed with my camper that they will are able to abide all personal hygiene and physical distancing instructions. 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. 

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.