Frequently Asked Questions
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We know you have lots of questions about summer day camp and we’ve done our best to answer them. Read about our planned safety protocols, cancellation policy, and other frequently asked questions below.
Registration for day camp will open in March as follows:
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Registration for 2023 Day Camp will open in March as follows:
Stay tuned for more details coming in February. Our camps are located throughout King and south Snohomish counties at neighborhood parks, elementary schools, and some local Ys.
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.
Fees for 2023 day camp will be shared in February. The cost of camp varies by type.
Y members save an average of $50/week on camp fees and have early access to registration.
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Payments draft weekly on the Saturday two weeks prior to each camp session. A deposit of $15 per week, per camper is due upon registration.
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.
Yes, many of our camps accept third-party subsidies.
For more information on Working Connections Child Care (WCCC), City of Seattle Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), or other third-party subsidy programs, please email us at email@example.com or call (206) 382-4927.
Our camps typically run Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm except for holiday weeks. Many of our programs also offer extended camp from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. There is no camp on the 4th of July.
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.
The YMCA of Greater Seattle camp programs follow the supervision guidelines of the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and American Camping Association (ACA).
Campers are assigned to small groups and a camp counselor each week. Camp staff regularly count campers and conduct name to face safety checks.
We recognize that these schedules are ever evolving. We will adjust camp program dates and fees if needed and communicate any changes with you. Thanks for your patience and flexibility.
Yes. We have partnered with ePACT as your day camp communication and paperwork management system. In the spring, you will receive an email from ePACT giving you access to complete required forms and waivers, including immunization records, update emergency contact and health history information, and upload photos for children and parents and/or guardians. You must complete this paperwork before your child can attend day camp programs. This usually takes about 20-30 minutes.
Closer to the start of camp, we will also provide families with an online participant guide with many more details. Additionally, more details about your specific camp will be emailed to families on the Thursday prior to each week of camp.
We provide a morning and afternoon snack each day of camp but we do not provide lunch. Learn more about food at camp here >
There are some day camp locations that partner with summer lunch programs. Our team will communicate with families signed up at these locations once details are finalized.
Please download these instructions on how to make a payment on your account.
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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