The At-Home Summer Solution

Sure, this summer looks a little different, but that's no reason to stop exploring! Beginning July 6 and continuing through August 14, the Y's Camp in a Box brings 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.

Bonus Registration Box

If you register for three or more weeks of Camp in a Box by June 29, you will receive a special registration box with your first week of camp that includes a Y backpack to hold your supplies, a base set of materials for the summer including scissors, markers, glue, and crayons, plus a personalized note from your Y camp counselor. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What are the weekly fees for Camp in a Box?
    There are two options for Camp in a Box, with or without activity supplies:
    • With activity supplies per week: $75 Facility members | $90 Community members
    • Without activity supplies per week: $35 Facility members | $50 Community members
  2. 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 email us to learn more. 
  3. 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.  
  4. When are fees due for Camp in a Box?
    We will charge the credit card or bank account on file eight days before the start of each week of Camp in a Box. For example, if you are signed up for the first week which starts on July 6, we will process payment on June 27.
  5. What is the deadline to register for Camp in a Box?
    • For boxes that include supplies, registration closes one week before camps starts. 
    • For boxes that do not include supplies, registration will close at noon on the Friday before camp starts.
  6. Do I have to sign up for all six weeks of Camp in a Box?
    No, you can choose to sign up for any or all weeks!
  7. What is your cancellation policy?
    Cancellations must be made 9 days before the start of Camp in a Box by emailing us.
  8. Can I use Y Bucks to pay for Camp in a Box?
    Sustaining Member Y Bucks will not be available until we reopen our facilities to members. Once you pick up your Y Bucks in-person, you'll be able to use them on upcoming camp payments. Y Bucks cannot be used on payments made before you visit us in-person to redeem your Y Bucks. 

    Stay updated on our welcome back plan or learn more about Y Bucks.
  9. Where and when do I pick up my box?
    Boxes can be picked up at your local YMCA on the Thursday or Friday before camp starts during specified times. When registering, you will choose your preferred pick-up location. 
  10. What supplies are included in the box if I signed up for the Camp in a Box with supplies?
    Boxes will include everything needed to complete an activity, except for basic items like scissors, markers, crayons, glue, or basic household items.
  11. How do I log on to my Zoom meeting? 
    We will email detailed instructions for Zoom meetings at least one day before the meeting.
  12. What time is my Zoom meeting? 
    • Grades K - 2: 8:30 - 9:00am and 2:00 - 2:30pm
    • Grades 3 - 5: 9:30 - 10:00am and 3:00 - 3:30pm
  13. 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.
  14. If I signed up for a box without supplies, how will I know what I need to purchase or have on hand?
    We will email you a list of supplies needed on the Wednesday before each week of Camp in a Box.
  15. 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
  16. I have a question not listed, who can I contact?
    Please email us

Summer with the Y

Family Camp

Explore the magic of Camp Colman and Camp Orkila through water activities, challenge course experiences, campfires, and more while getting to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Teen Expeditions

Our outdoor leadership trips will take teens to some of the most beautiful and natural places in the Pacific Northwest while inspiring them to be their most courageous and confident selves.

Y Day Camp Classic

Fill summer days with fun camp activities to engage brains, exploration rotations to encourage kids to try new things, and plenty of physical activity and games to keep bodies active.