Learning and fun—YMCA style!

The YMCA Camp Collins weeklong Fall Study Camp has the structure of a school day with a twist of YMCA adventure! Each day, your child will have time to focus on online schoolwork, while also engaging in outdoor education and recreational activities throughout the day. 

Grades: 1–5 
Days/Times: Mon–Fri, from 8 AM–5 PM, with 30 minutes before and after for drop-off and pick-up. 
Cost: $275 per session. A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due the Wednesday before your child’s camp week begins.



Session 1 | Sept 21–25 
Session 2 | Sept 28–Oct 2  
Session 3 | Oct 5–9  
Session 4 | Oct 12–16 
Session 5 | Oct 19–23  
Session 6 | Oct 26–30  
Session 7 | Nov 2–6   
Session 8 | Nov 9–13 
Session 9 | Nov 16–20
Session 10 | Nov 30–Dec 4
Session 11 | Dec 7–11
Session 12 | Dec 14–18


YMCA Camp Collins will provide space for students to participate in their remote learning requirements. Staff will be available to support your child throughout the day with homework help, technology support and general supervision. Although we will schedule time for school work, we are not teachers and we ask for parent support and teamwork as we help all of our youth learn and grow.

All children will need to bring headphones and a computer device daily (parents are asked to coordinate with their child’s school if they need a computer) and students should be prepared to independently navigate their device so they can complete online schooling with their teacher, from their school. 

In addition to distance learning support and homework help, the YMCA Camp Collins staff will offer traditional camp activities to supplement your child’s learning. Outdoor recreation activities may include archery, climbing wall and nature hikes. Outdoor educational opportunities may include river and forest ecology, outdoor living skills and team building. Group games, crafts and STEM-based projects may also be offered each week.


Parents and kids will be required to go through a daily health screening that includes temperature checks and a wellness check. Children will also need to wear masks provided from home. Students will be placed in groups of 10, and not mix with other groups. Camp staff working in the program will wear masks and remain with the same group all week. YMCA Camp Collins implements all cleaning and sanitizing guidelines issued by the Oregon Health Authority and the CDC.

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 YMCA Camp Collins. 


Scholarships for this program are available.