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Camp Hours: 7 AM -  6 PM
Camp Locations
  * Archer - Archer Elementary
  * Gainesville - North Central Florida YMCA
  * Hawthorne - Shell Elementary
  * Micanopy - Willie Mae Stokes Community Center
Ages: 4 - 13
Grades: VPK - 8th


  • Arts and Humanities
  • Sports
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Character Development
  • Literacy and Reading Skills
  • And More!


Registration Fee: $50 per household
Camp Attendance Rates
Member: $115 per week
Non-member: $145 per week
Member: $80 per week
Non-member: $115 per week


Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Summer Camp Handbook for more info!
What to bring to day camp
Please keep in mind our days are full of outdoor adventures; campers and their items may get dirty.

Be sure any items brought to camp are labeled with the camper’s first and last name.

  • Snacks
  • Packed lunch (if not eating free breakfast/lunch program options)
  • Water bottles
  • Change of clothes
  • Swimsuit & Towels (on their designated swim day)
  • Sunscreen & bug spray
  • A backpack
What to leave at home

The following items are NOT PERMITTED at camp:

  • Knives or weapons of any kind (including chains)
  • Alcohol
  • Aerosol spray
  • Drugs, tobacco products (including vapes), or other related paraphernalia
  • Any electronics (iPads, tablets eReaders, headphones, etc.)
  • Money (unless needed for an event or trip)
  • Toys or games
  • Slime, kinetic sand, etc.
  • Animals
  • Fireworks
  • Personal sports equipment

The North Central Florida YMCA Summer Day Camp is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Payment Schedules and Registration Deadlines

Camp payments are taken out weekly every Monday. Payments are charged two (2) weeks before the start of the camp week being paid for. This will also be the last day to register for that camp week.

For example: The first week of camp is June 3 - June 7. Payments will be withdrawn for this week on Monday, May 20. May 20th is also the deadline to register for the first week of camp. Registration forms turned in after May 20th will ONLY be registered for weeks 2-8.

YMCA Membership Cancellation

Membership obtained during the camp season DO NOT terminate at the end of Summer. If a caregiver signs up for a YMCA membership in tandem with camp registration, their memberships are treated as regular memberships and continue to renew monthly. If you wish to only have a membership during the camp season, you MUST complete a ‘Membership Termination’ form with Member Services.


Payments made are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Photo Identification at Pick-up & Check-out

For their protection, campers will not be released to anyone other than their caregiver or individuals listed as authorized pick-ups on their camp registration form. As a precaution, summer camp staff will request photo IDs at the time of check-out until they are familiar with you and the people on your pick-up list.

Discipline Policy

The North Central Florida YMCA follows four steps regarding discipline.

  1. Verbal warning to the camper and caregiver.
  2. A written warning to the caregiver.
  3. Suspension from the program (1 - 3 days).
  4. Dismissal from the program.