The At-Home School Break Solution

Sure, school breaks look a little different this year, but that's no reason to stop exploring! During winter, mid-winter, and spring breaks from elementary school, the Y's Camp in a Box brings the magic of summer camp to wherever you are. Each week, the box will be filled with the tools you need to explore the great nearby, including classic camp activities like arts and crafts and hands-on STEM projects (science, technology, engineering and math). Plus, campers will stay connected with each other and their counselor through twice daily interactive meetings.

Affordable for All

The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching youth programs. We provide financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please fill out this quick form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance available for Camp in a Box.

Prices vary based on the length of each weekly session.
5-day session | $75 Facility Members | $90 Community Members
4-day session | $60 Facility Members | $75 Community Members

Registration

Registration opens up on Monday, November 16 for all school break camp weeks in the 2020-2021 school year. Registration closes on the Monday prior to each week of camp. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. I cannot afford the full cost of Camp in a Box, are there financial aid or scholarship options?
    Yes, the Y is committed to ensuring all of our programs are affordable for all. Please fill out this quick form to learn more. 
     
  2. Do I qualify for Facility Member pricing if my membership is on hold while facilities are closed or not up to full operations?
    You must be an active member to qualify for Facility Member pricing. If you would like to remove your hold status, please email us.  
     
  3. When are fees due for Camp in a Box?
    Payment is due in full at time of registration.
     
  4. What is the deadline to register for Camp in a Box?
    Registration closes one week prior to each week of camp. For example, the first week of Camp in a Box starts December 21 and registration closes December 14. 
     
  5. Do I have to sign up for all weeks of Camp in a Box?
    No, you can choose to sign up for any or all weeks!
     
  6. What is your cancellation policy?
    Cancellations must be made 9 days before the start of Camp in a Box by emailing us.
     
  7. Can I use Y Bucks to pay for Camp in a Box?
    Yes! Learn more about Y bucks here. Y Bucks will expire on December 31, 2020. You can use Y Bucks towards future programs and activities as long as your purchase occurs before the Y Bucks expiration date.
     
  8. Where and when do I pick up my box?
    Boxes can be picked up at your local YMCA the week before camp starts during specified times. When registering, you will choose your preferred pick-up location. Additional details will be emailed to you. 
     
  9. What supplies are included in the box?
    Boxes will include everything needed to complete an activity, except for basic items like scissors, markers, crayons, glue, or basic household items.
     
  10. How do I log on to my Zoom meeting? 
    We will email detailed instructions for Zoom meetings at least one day before the meeting.
     
  11. What time is my Zoom meeting? 
    • Grades K - 2: 8:30 - 9:15am and 2:00 - 2:45pm
    • Grades 3 - 5: 9:30 - 10:15am and 3:00 - 3:45pm
       
  12. If I can't make a Zoom meeting, is there a make-up time?
    No, there are not make-up Zoom meetings but you are not required to attend to participate in Camp in a Box.
     
  13. What ages are appropriate for Camp in a Box? 
    Camp in a Box is tailored for kids entering Kindergarten through 5th grades. Activities and calls will be split into two age groups: 
    • Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades
    • 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades
       
  14. I have a question not listed, who can I contact?
    Please email us
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