SUMMER DAY CAMP

Find your adventure at a McGaw YMCA Summer Day Camp this summer! The Y is one of the largest providers of summer day camp programs in Evanston. Kids make new friends and have tons of fun as they explore new adventures each day.

Summer Day Camp (Rising Grades 1-5)

At McGaw YMCA’s Summer Day Camp, kids explore the outdoors, develop new skills, and build relationships that last a lifetime. We provide unforgettable experiences that incorporate a variety of choice-based enrichment activities such as weekly field trips, swimming, archery, fishing, arts & crafts, sports, group games, team building, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and more!

All Genders
Age: Entering Grades 1-5
Dates: June 12–August 11
Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Program Location: District 65 School (TBD)

Camp will be closed on June 19 and July 4. Weekly fees will be prorated.

MetaMedia Summer Day Camp (Rising Grades 6-8)

MetaMedia is the Y’s out-of-school space designed with and for middle school youth. STEAM programming is led by caring mentors and students are given a chance to explore their passions.

In this McGaw YMCA summer day camp program, rising 6th-8th graders will have the opportunity explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) enrichment in outdoor spaces with local community experts and partners. Campers participate in enrichment activities such as local field trips, swimming, roller skating, sports, building and construction, art making and more!

All Genders
Age: Entering Grades 6-8
Dates: June 12–August 11
Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Program Locations:
McGaw YMCA Main Building
McGaw YMCA at Family Focus

Camp will be closed on June 19 and July 4. Weekly fees will be prorated.

Registration Dates

JANUARY 2: Priority Registration for Returning Campers*

*If your child attended Summer Day Camp or MetaMedia Day camp in Summer 2022 or is currently registered in one of our school year programs, you can register as a returning camper.

JANUARY 16: Registration for New Campers who are McGaw Y members / NU Affiliates

JANUARY 23: Registration is open to all

Camp Rates

We offer flexible options for families registering for Summer Day Camp and MetaMedia Summer Day Camp. Register for the full 9 weeks of summer or choose individual weeks.

McGaw YMCA Member Rates

Rates are discounted for McGaw Y members. Plus, the more weeks you register for as a member, the more you save! Register before May 15 to receive even more savings with early bird pricing. To qualify for the member rate, membership must be active at the time of registration through the duration of the Summer Day Camp program. Pricing cannot be adjusted if you purchase a membership after registering. Eligible memberships include youth, teen, or family memberships. Adult memberships do not qualify campers for discounted member pricing for camp.

1-3 Weeks

$400 Per Week

  • $425/week starting May 15

4-5 Weeks

$370 Per Week

  • $395/week starting May 15

6-8 Weeks

$350 Per Week

  • $375/week starting May 15

All 9 Weeks

$340 Per Week

  • $365/week starting May 15

Non-Member Rates

Register before May 15 to receive early bird pricing! Not yet a member? Join today with a youth, teen, or family membership to receive the McGaw Y member discount on summer day camp fees. This membership must be active at the time of registration through the duration of the Summer Day Camp program. Pricing cannot be adjusted if you purchase a membership after registering.

Before May 15

$435 Per Week

  • Weekly rate for campers who are not McGaw Y members.

Starting May 15

$460 Per Week

  • Weekly rate for campers who are not McGaw Y members.

Additional Ways to Register

PAPER FORM: To register by paper form, submit the completed form by email, by fax to 847-733-2562, or in-person to the Children’s Center at 1420 Maple Ave. in Evanston.

IN PERSON: Register in person at the McGaw YMCA Children's Center at 1420 Maple Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201.

Resources

COMING SOON!

Summer Day Camp Enrollment Packet

Summer Day Camp Parent Handbook

Summer Day Camp Sample Daily Schedule

Camp Registration Policies

Camp Registration FAQ

We're Here to Help

If you need more information or have questions, please email our Summer Day Camp team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. For immediate assistance, call 847-475-8580.

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