Leap into a week of non-stop fun and hands-on activities for your little camper. Plus, make a few new friends along the way.
Minis camp is for kiddos ages 3-5 years old.
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.
Please note that the information displayed on the website is from 2023. Stay tuned for details for summer 2024 coming in February.
A new theme is creatively woven into the day's activities every week to keep your camper excited and engaged! Choose your favorite week or attend all seven for a summer full of non-stop fun and friend-making.
Unleash your inner artist during this week of pure creative energy. Use many different mediums to create awesome artwork.
Imagination and creativity soar this week at camp! With tiny hands, loose parts, and lots of glue, we’re putting our little minds to work.
There's so much to see and do at the zoo! From painting with penguins to exploring science with sloths to reading with rhinos, we're going zany at the zoo.
July 31–August 4
Test your endurance and learn sportsmanship! Each day features a new sport with skill development and plenty of time for play.
Want to know what astronauts know? We'll orbit the earth and explore the stars, comets, and planets along the way. We’re off to space this week…but don’t worry, we’ll be back in time for dinner.
The hot sun and high temps won’t slow us down as we work to beat the heat with watercolors, water experiments, and loads of water games.
The dazzling world of color awaits! With each day a different color, we will investigate how color works through science experiments, vivid works of art, and colorful games. End the week with all the colors of the rainbow.
Y Day Camps are always nearby at your local parks, elementary schools, and Y facilities. We offer nine Minis Camps across King and south Snohomish counties.
Meredith Mathews Y
1700 23rd Ave Seattle
Hours: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Seattle Family Y
3622 SW Snoqualmie St, Seattle
Hours: 12:30–3:30 pm
Bellevue Family Y
14230 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue
Hours: 1:00–4:00 pm
Coal Creek Family Y
13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle
Hours: 1:30–4:30 pm
Sammamish Community Y
831 228th Ave SE, Sammamish
Hours: 1:00–4:00 pm
Dale Turner Family Y
19290 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline
Hours: 1:00–4:00 pm
11811 NE 195th St, Bothell
Hours: 1:00–4:00 pm
Minis Camps runs Monday–Friday for three-hours in duration. Actual times vary by location.
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!
If your child turns age 3 after June 26, you will need to call our registration team for an override at (206) 382-5022 as our system recognizes ages by the start of summer in June rather than specific weekly sessions.
Registration for day camp will open in March as follows:
Weekly camp registration closes on the Wednesday prior to the camp session at 5:00 pm. For example, for camp starting on July 10, registration would close on July 5 at 5:00 pm.
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 financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received.
Five-day weekly fees: $150 for Y members or $200 for Community members
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 10, payment would draft on July 1.
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 financial assistance. Our staff we be in contact with you within 3-5 business days once the form is received.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 382-4927.
For this camp, your child must age 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.
If you are receiving an age error but meet the criteria for the camp, please reach out to us at email@example.com 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.
For cancellations, changes, or transfers, we require written notice via this form by end of day on Wednesday, 12 days prior to the start of the session week. For example, for camp starting on July 10, cancellations must be made by June 28.
Camp deposits are non-refundable and may not be transferred to account balances except for other camp programs. The Y reserves the right to charge a $25 fee for multiple registration changes. No refunds or credits will be given for absences, withdrawals, disciplinary suspensions, or removal of a camper.
Failure to complete requirements for attendance, including paperwork and payment, that result in days missed from camp will not be refunded or credited.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 382-5022 and press 3. Our registration team is available between the hours of 7:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday.
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