Summer Day Camps

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.

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Paper Registration

Program Rates

We have a voluntary three-tier fee program. You may choose the rate most suited for your family. This program is voluntary and in no way influences the experience children receive. There are no questions asked and no documentation needed. Additional financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Rate 1 reflects the actual operating cost of camp while Rate 2 and 3 are subsidized.

Rate 1 | $399
Rate 2 | $369
Rate 3 | $339


Theme Weeks

Session 1 | June 24–28 | Harry Potter

You have been chosen to enter the wizard world of Harry Potter. Experience the magic here at Hogwarts School of Witch Craft and Wizardry at the YMCA Camp Collins Campus. Find your perfect wand, go face to face in a wizard duel, visit herbology and practice your skills on the quidditch pitch.


​​​​​​Session 3 | July 8–12 | Color Wars

Red vs Green vs Yellow vs Blue: This isn't your grandmother's cross stitch, this is COLOR WARS! Camp will be unified no more, but divided among a color pact that runs thicker than mud. Competitions will be held, winners will be declared, and fun will be had by all. 


Session 4 | July 15–19 | Super Hero University

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, its Super Hero week at YMCA Camp Collins! Channel your super hero strength on the rock wall. Fly down the zip line. Or focus your mind on our archery targets. Whether your an Avenger or part of the Justice League, this week will be a Hulk Smashing good time. 


Session 5 | July 22–26 | Jurassic Adventure

Join the Camp Collins Paleontology team as we welcome back dinosaurs to camp. Will they be like the Good Dinosaur or like Jurassic World? Thankfully we've got some of the best dinosaur experts at camp, the only thing we're missing is you! 


Session 6 | July 29–Aug. 2 | Wild, Wild West

Saddle up your horses, we've got a trail to blaze down at YMCA Camp Collins. Sleep under the starts with your best buckaroos as you think about all the gold folks are rushing over to camp for. Learn to line dance, quick draw, and lasso during this wild week of camp. 


Session 7 | Aug. 5–9 | Star Wars

In galaxy far, far away … Experience the Epic Space Adventure during this exciting week of camp. Meet some of your favorite characters and live the adventure during campfire, the talent show, and even meals! Travel to the second moon of Endor and help to build an Ewok Village, learn and practice the Jedi code, and find out if you have what it takes to be a Jedi Master.


Session 8 | Aug. 12–16 | Time Travel

Where are we? This doesn't look like the YMCA Camp Collins I know. After getting a better look around, you might start to think a better question would be: when is it? Join us as camp makes stops through the time all week. You might wake up thinking, "What year is it today?"


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. 

Medical History Form

Medication Authorization Form

Day Camp Photo Id Form

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 3, 2019. A space will not be held past June 3rd without full payment. If I register after June 3, 2019 I understand that payment in full is required to complete my camper’s registration. I understand that after June 3rd, 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.