Find Your Sense of Wonder

Kids on Their Way Camp is a great way to get your kiddo kindergarten-ready. From art and science activities that spark their imaginations to exciting excursions in a Y bus, campers will work on developing the social, cognitive, and emotional skills to prepare them kindergarten. Certified Y staff combine fun and learning in a small group setting perfect for that the final summer before elementary school begins!

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Find the Info You Need to Know

Learn more about Kids on Their Way Camp hours, registration, financial aid, and fees below.

What days and hours is Kids on Their Way Camp offered?

Kids on Their Way Camp runs Monday–Friday from 9:00 am–4:00 pm. 

We offer Extended Camp at no additional cost to participants which consists of supervised activities and structured programs before and after the camp day​

Hours for Extended Camp start at 7:30 am and end at 5:30 pm.

 

Important Dates: 

  • Most camps run from June 20 - August 26.
  • There is no camp on July 4.
  • Camps at the Snoqualmie Valley Y and Carriage Crest start on June 22 due to school calendars.
  • Camps at Messiah Lutheran Church and Woodway Center run from June 27 to September 2 due to school calendars.
Is my kiddo the right age for Kids on Their Way Camp?

If your kiddo is entering Kindergarten in the fall and will be at least 5 years old by the first day of camp session, then yes, your little one can be a Kids on Their Way camper!

How soon can I sign my camper up for Kids on Their Way Camp?

Registration opens on Wednesday, February 2 at 6:00 am for the entire summer.

Weekly camp registration closes on the Wednesday prior to the camp session at 5:00 pm. For example, for camp starting on July 11, registration would close on July 6 at 5:00 pm.

Does the Y offer scholarships or financial assistance for Kids on Their Way Camp?

Yes, the Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching camp programs. The Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule.

Please complete this short two minute form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received. 

What is the fee to participate in Kids on Their Way Camp?
  • Five-day weekly fees: $325 for Facility Members or $375 for Community Members.
  • Four-day weekly fees: $260 for Facility Members and $300 for Community Members (week of July 4 only).
  • Three-day weekly fees: $195 for Facility Members or $225 for Community Members (only for week one in the Kent & Snoqualmie programs which start on June 22 due to last day of school schedules in these districts).

A deposit of $15 per week, per camper is due upon registration. Payments draft on the Saturday two weeks prior to each camp session. For example, for camp starting on July 11, payment would draft on July 2.

The Y is committed to ensuring all families have access to quality and enriching camp programs. The Y provides financial assistance and a sliding fee schedule. Please complete this short two minute form to learn more about scholarships or financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received. 

How are you navigating Covid-19 at summer day camp?

We know that camp is a magical time for kids, and we are committed to bringing opportunities for discovery, enrichment, and play to kids across our region this summer. We also know that safety is a shared top priority for you and us! We have two summers of experience delivering safe and fun camps in conjunction with living with Covid-19. We are experts in keeping kids safe without comprising camper experience!

Our day camp offerings follow the most current recommendations from the American Camp Association, YMCA of the USA, and those of our local, state, and federal government agencies. This guidance can change frequently, and we will adjust our camp programs to match current recommendations.

The most up-to-date guidance that we are following can be found here. If you have questions about your camper and if they should come to camp, please follow the flowchart here.

What can I expect this summer for field trips at this camp?

We hope to offer field trips to enrichment activities, local parks, and beaches that align with the weekly themes. The Department of Health recommendations will guide field trip specifics which will be available closer to the start of summer.

My child will have a birthday before camp starts and will meet the age criteria, how do I sign them up now?

For this camp, your child must 3 by the first day that they attend. Our registration system recognizes the age of your child on the very first meeting date of summer, in late June or early July. 

If you are receiving an age error but meet the criteria for the camp, please reach out to us at registration@seattleymca.org with your camper's name, date of birth, requested camp location and a good number to contact you at for follow up. Thanks for your patience.

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