Find Your Fun (Minis Style)

Preschool campers will love engaging in hands-on learning, exploration, and making new friends in our safe and structured Minis Camp. Caring and trained Y camp counselors lead art projects, sing-a-longs, fun games, and outdoor activities for all to enjoy.

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Find the Info You Need to Know

Learn more about Minis Camp hours, registration, financial aid, and fees below.

What days and hours is Minis Camp?

Minis Camps runs Monday–Friday for three-hours in duration. Actual times vary by location. There is no camp on July 4.

  • Bellevue Family Y: 1:00–4:00 pm
  • Coal Creek Family Y: 1:30–4:30 pm
  • Dale Turner Family Y: 1:00–4:00 pm
  • Kent Y: 1:30–4:30 pm
  • Northshore Y: 1:00–4:00 pm
  • Sammamish Community Y: 1:00–4:00 pm
  • West Seattle Family Y: 12:30–3:30 pm

 

Is my mini the right age for camp?

If your kiddo will be age 3–5 years old by the first day of the your camp session, then yes, they can be a mini camper!

How soon can I sign my mini up for 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 Minis?

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 attend Minis Camp?
  • Five-day weekly fees: $150 for Facility Members or $200 for Community Members
  • Four-day weekly fees: $120 for Facility Members and $160 for Community Members (week of July 4 only)

A deposit of $15 per week, per camper is due upon registration. Payments draft on the Saturday two weeks prior to each camp. 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. 

Does my child need to be potty trained?

Yes, your child needs to be potty trained or wearing pull-ups and close to accident-free to attend Minis Camp. If you have specific questions about your child's readiness, please email us at registration@seattleymca.org or call (206) 382-4927.

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

We know that camp is a magical time for kids and are committed to bringing opportunity 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!  

Our day camp offerings featured here 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. We will keep this website up-to-date and communicate with you along the way. We appreciate your patience and flexibility!

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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