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Summer Camp and Specialty Camps

Summer Day Camp 2017-  Camp Ki-Ma-Y

and Specialty Camps


Camp Ki-Ma-Y is an affordable and dependable child care option for families who require day to day care for children 5 to 12 years of age.  It is also a wonderful option for the child looking for social interaction among peers over the summer months.  Camp Ki-Ma-Y provides children with daily summer adventures that promote healthy spirit, mind and body.  Meeting new friends, learning team building through YMCA character development curriculum, and expanding their knowledge through new experiences are positive outcomes of each week of camp.  Campers will spend time indoors and outdoors as our staff leads them in a variety of activities including:  Arts and crafts, sports and physical play, recreational swimming, outdoor education, community involvement activities such as gardening and visits to the library, walks to the park and weekly field trips.

Age and enrollment requirements:  Camp is open to ages 5 to 12, however youth must have at least completed a full-day child care program prior to attending camp.  The grade requirement is a change from previous years.

Camp Hours:

Pre-camp-  6:30am-9am

Camp- 9am-4pm

Post-camp- 4pm-5:30pm

Camp is set to begin  May 24, 2017 with the last day of camp slated for August 14, 2017.

Camp meets Monday through Friday.  For details on pricing, weekly themes and to register your child, please stop by the Mattoon Y Welcome Desk to pick up a summer camp packet.

***The Mattoon Area Family YMCA is participating in the Seamless Summer Breakfast and Snack Program.  With this program the following are available to area youth at the times indicated.  This program is available at our location May 24th through August 14th, 2017.


3:00pm-Afternoon Snack


Summer 2017 we will offer four specialty camps

*CCR&R will not cover specialty camps.


Minecraft Camp

Attention up and coming gamers!  Want to use your creative mind to build anything you want?  Well then bring your favorite device and join us for Minecraft Camp where you can rule YOUR world!

Dates:  June 12-16th   Time:  9am-12pm

Ages 3rd-6th grades (space for 20 children)

Cost:  $40 for Y members/ $50 for non-members


Agility Camp

Take your game to the next level by improving speed and agility performance.  This specialty clinic is designed to introduce athletes to agility drills and to improve athletic speed, agility, and coordination to be applied to any sport.  Two certified personal trainers will teach athletes the proper form and technique when executing drills and they will measure each participant’s time for agility tests, ladder drills and sprint drills.

Dates:  June 26-30th      Age/Times:  1st-3rd grades 9-10am (space for 20 children)/  4th-6th grades 10-11am (space for 20 children)

Cost: $50 for Y members/$75 for non-members


Arts Camp

So many aspects of art to explore!  With an emphasis on enjoying the creative process, this camp is all about different varieties of arts and trying a little of it all!  Join us for a fun week of originality and creativity.  Project possibilities include:  painting, cardboard string art and pottery.  Wear clothes that can get messy!

Dates:  July 24th-28th    Ages/Times:  1st-3rd grades 9-11am (space for 20 children)/ 4th-6th grades 9-11am (space for 2o children)

Cost:  $40 for Y members/$50 for non-members


Science Camp

Children learn best when they can get their hands dirty and be active participants in the learning process.  During this camp, your kids will enjoy learning about science in a fun, hands-on learning environment.  Each day is a new opportunity and will offer fun-filled experiments in science.  Wear clothes that can get messy!

Dates:  July 10-14th   Ages/Times:  1st-3rd grades 9-11am ( space for 20 children)/ 4th-6th grades 1-3pm (Space for 20 children)

Cost:  $40 for Y members/ $50 for non-members

For more information on summer camp or specialty camps, contact Kayla at





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