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Piedmont Family YMCA

Charlottesville, VA

Summer Camp & Out of School Camp


What There's so much to do at our Arctic Blast Camp! Kids will participate in activities like snowball marshmellow fight, polar plunge day, holiday-themed arts & crafts, games, swimming, and more!
Who Ages 5-11 years old
Daily Fee $36/day YMCA members; $44/day non-members
Camp Hours

7:30-9am early drop off; 4-6pm early pick-up

9am-4pm structured activities

Registration Registration must be completed at least 3 days prior to attending camp. This includes registration form and payment.
What to Bring Two snacks, lunch, a water bottle (all must have child's name and date written on them), swim suit and towel.

Arctic Blast Winter Camp Flyer

Summer Camp information for 2019 will be posted in January 2019.

The Brooks Family YMCA offers a 10-week Virginia licensed school-age summer camp for kids ages 6-11. Come discover, explore, investigate and create with us at the Brooks Family YMCA! Each themed week will be packed with swimming, field trips, guest speakers, so we're sure to play our way through the BEST SUMMER EVER! We will go on 2-3 fieldtrips each week. Campers will experience a balance of spending time outside enjoying trails throughout McIntire Park, playing on the playground, and playing various games, as well as doing enrichment activities within the YMCA. This summer you can add swim lessons to any week of camp. All swim lesson sessions run Monday-Thursday for one week. So, regardless of which weeks of camp your child attends, you can always add on swim lessons!

Summer Camp registration opens on February 9th. Although there is no hard deadline to apply for financial assistance, we ask for a minimum of 5 business days for us to review financial assistance applications. Applications must be reviewed, in good order, and payment received before the child may attend camp.

Who Ages 6-11. This is a school-age camp so campers must be at least 6 years old.
Weekly Fee

$180/week for Brooks Family YMCA members*

$220 for non-members*

Fieldtrip fees & camp T-shirt are included in the camp fees.

Registration Fee & Weekly Deposit There is a non-refundable one-time camp registration fee of $50 per camper. A $25 non-refundable deposit per week of camp is required to reserve a spot in camp. The deposit will be applied towards the balance due. Balances are due by 6pm the Wednesday prior to the week of camp the child will be attending. If the balance isn't paid, it will be drafted from a credit card or bank account that the parent/guardian provides us with at the time of registration.
Swim Lessons

You can add on swim lessons to any week of camp. All swim lesson sessions run Monday-Thursday and are one week long. Camp swim lessons are 8:30-9:10am.

Brooks Family YMCA Members: $32/week of lessons*

Non-members: $44/week of lessons*

Camp Hours

Extended Camp Hours: 7:30am-9am; 4-6pm (no additional fee)

Regular Camp Hours: 9am-4pm

*Prices and summer camp information are for 2018 and are subject to change for 2019.

Registration Requirements

As a Virginia licensed day camp, there are specific requirements for camp registration that we must follow. In order to make the registration as smooth of a process as possible, we have outlined the requirements below.

Have questions about summer camp at the Brooks Family YMCA? Contact Youth & Family Coordinator, Ginger, at for more information.