Summer Adventures Day Camp

Program Description

The Knox County YMCA provides a safe and fun camping experience for all children. We offer Summer Adventures Day Camp Monday-Friday during the summer. The YMCA Summer Adventures staff has planned diverse activities in one week sessions. Registration is open to those who have completed Kindergarten through those who have completed 6th grade. Great care has been taken to recruit staff with enthusiasm, personal warmth, and a commitment to YMCA character development. Our activities are designed to enrich each child’s physical and emotional growth through planned, organized, creative activity. All camp activities are centered around a weekly theme.

Please read our informational packet for more information and details of this program. 

Download the packet here!

Five Reasons Why Children Should Experience Summer Adventures 

  1. Adventure- The YMCA has new adventures for everyone!
  2. Experiences- Explore the outdoors, new friendships and leadership.
  3. Personal Growth- Learn new responsibilities and challenges.
  4. New Friendships- Amidst the fun of games and swimming, friendships form.
  5. Memories- Summer Adventures Day Camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories that last a lifetime! 


You can enroll your child anywhere between week one and week twelve, based upon your summer schedule. 

Registration opens in May and remains open throughout the summer!

Please note, if you qualify for State assistance, you must register IN PERSON at the Family Branch. 

If you would like to add swim lessons or specialty camps for your camper, please call us or visit the Family Branch. 

Fees (per week):

Y Members $135 & Non-Members $150

*Additional cost for swim lessons and specialty camps

Contact our Member Service Desk at 309-344-1324 or Erin Brown-Powell, Youth Development & Aquatics Director with any questions. 

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Our Success Stories

We continue to build our relationship with Knox College through hosting student volunteers in our After School Programs. There are over 30 Knox student volunteers who help our programs thrive and help us meet our overall goal of providing a wonderful before and after school experience for our participants. This partnership is mutually beneficial for the Knox County YMCA and for Knox College; our Before and After School Program participants gain role models in the form of college students they can look up to, while Knox students gain an impactful experience working with children, and get to do meaningful service in their community. Volunteers help the kids with homework, play alongside them during free time, and assist the YMCA instructors by creating new, fun programming ideas.