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 morning and afternoon snacks are provided daily.

Register Online

 Paper Registration Form

Program Rates

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

Rate 1 reflects the actual operating cost of camp while Rate 2 and 3 are subsidized. 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. Additional financial assistance is available.

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


Session Weeks

Session 1 | June 29–July 3 | Harry Potter 


​​​​​​Session 2 | July 6–10 | Percy Jackson and the Campfire Thief


Session 3 | July 13–17 | Pokemon Go! 


Session 4 | July 20–24 | Disney Adventure 


Session 5 | July 27–July 31 | Around the World in the Week 


Session 6 | Aug. 3–7 | 2020 Olympic Games 


Session 7 | Aug. 10–14 | Star Wars 


Session 8 | Aug. 17–21 | Super Heroes


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

Check out at camp is at 4:30 PM. Supervision ends at 6 PM at all drop off locations and 5 PM at YMCA Camp Collins.

  • 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. 

Medication Authorization Form

Letter to Counselor

Day Camp Photo ID Form

Financial Assistance

We believe that every child deserves to come to camp. With that, we offer financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to afford to send their children to camp. Our financial assistance comes from the 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.

Financial Assistance Application

Additional Information

Financial Assistance 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 assistance 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 amount of financial assistance 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.

Financial assistance 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 the camper’s responsibility to participate in the whole camp program, including work, play, values sharing and living together. I have discussed with my camper that he or she may not possess or use tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, weapons of any kind, or non-prescription drugs while at camp. He or she will do his or her best to follow instructions, remain in designated areas and keep others and themselves safe. As well as do his or her best to make this a good experience for fellow campers and themselves. I understand that failure to live up to this promise might result in my camper’s dismissal from camp without a refund of fees.

Camp registration and cabin placement is on a first come-first serve basis and placement in a cabin is not guaranteed. Camp Collins strives to provide a camp opportunity to as many campers as possible and in so doing Explorer or Questor campers may be placed in one of our overflow yurts based on latest registration date (Please see Handbook for greater detail).

Included here is the 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 1, 2020. A space will not be held past June 3rd without full payment. If I register after June 1, 2020 I understand that payment in full is required to complete my camper’s registration. I understand that after June 1st 50% of the total camp fee is refundable three weeks prior to the start of my child’s session. Transferring my child to another session of camp is allowed provided space is available and a written request is received at least three 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 three weeks of their session start date, or does not show up on the first day of camp.