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 from 6:30am-6:00pm for nine weeks; June 29th-August 28th, 2020. 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 5th 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 nine, based upon your summer schedule. 

Registration opens Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 and remains open throughout the summer!

Click here to register online!

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 $125 & Non-Members $140*

*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. 

Our Success Stories

For the past five years, the Solutions Program has been a valuable asset to our community. The program is offered to students of Lombard, Churchill and Galesburg High School at absolutely no cost to them. The Solutions Program is a great resource to help students improve performance in four key areas: GPAs, office referrals, tardiness and absences. Using a three-tiered approach to mentorship, the Solutions staff meets students where they live, go to school and play. We frequently make home visits, maintain a strong presence at their school, and cheer them on at extracurricular activities and events. The Solutions Program is run by Senior Solutions Director Joey Range and Solutions Director Quincy Morrison.