Summer Day Camp

YMCA CAMP VANASEK – Summer 2020

Only the Brainerd Y has the area’s premier summer day camp focused on activity, healthy living, and NOW outdoor adventure for youth!

There’s no reason to be bored this summer, there’s plenty to do at the YMCA Summer Adventure at Camp Vanasek! Plan to attend one or ALL 15 weeks of camp. Each week will be a different adventure. Youth learn to be honest and care, to respect and to be responsible for themselves and the environment. These are the values that make the YMCA Summer Adventure camp different and extraordinary. Join us for the adventure – create a lifetime of memories!

 YMCA Camp Vanasek Hours: 7:00 am – 6 p.m.

Activities

  • Paddle Boarding
  • Arts and crafts
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)
  • Canoeing
  • Nature hikes
  • Cooperation Games
  • Swimming
  • Sports & recreation
  • Survival Skills
  • And MORE…
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING!
With Covid-19 and all our community changes I have been more delayed than preferred on getting you the paperwork and information to start DAY CAMP at YMCA Camp Vanasek on May 26th.
 
The Parent Handbook is an information guide for you and your family to navigate this new camp experience. It does contain weekly registration information, so PLEASE READ the handbook.
The Health & Information Form and The Parent Agreements & Waivers need to be filled out and returned to me prior to your child’s first day of camp. You need to fill out one form for each camper that is going to attend camp.  I was unable to make these forms fillable. If you can not print these forms out, we will aim to have fillable forms on the YMCA website by Tuesday. Otherwise please contact Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@blymca.org to schedule a time to pick up a paper copy.
IMPORTANT CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19
Camp Hours have been extended to 7am-6pm
No Before & After Care or Transportation will be provided from the Brainerd YMCA.
Currently we can only take Campers that their parents are reporting to work (This is constantly changing and will keep updating with the governors mandates).
All registrations will need to be completed ONLINE.
Space will be limited, if your child is put onto a wait list they will not be able to attend camp unless you are contacted by the camp director.
Full week (5 Day) & 4 Day registrations will get to register first on the Friday listed in the parent handbooks, 3 Day & 2 Day registrations will take place on the Monday following the Friday registration.
We will still be taking youth entering Kindergarten to youth entering 8th grade, but there will not be a reduced rate for LITs & CITs due to limited space.
We will be conducting visual health screenings & temperature checks upon entry.
If you need financial assistance, please contact Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@blymca.org
2020 Registration Forms
2020 Parent Agreements & Waivers
2020 Emergency & Health Form
Day Camp Open House

Due to Covid-19 we will not be able to run a Day Camp Open House. We will be putting together a Camp tour video, with meet the counselor highlights and a tour around camp that families can watch with their children. We are hoping to have this ready by Wednesday 5/20/2020.

Contact Us

Jess Erickson, Day Camp Director
Email: jerickson@blymca.org
Phone: Day Camp Staff on-site Phone…218-838-7578
Phone: YMCA Member Services Desk….218-829-4767

Jennifer Wilson, Day Camp Administrator
Email: jwilson@blymca.org
Direct Dial: 218-454-2576

Contact Jennifer for registration billing/credit information and to apply for camp scholarships

The Brainerd Family YMCA Summer Day Camp is exempt from licensing and is not supervised by the state of Minnesota.  This program is not eligible to receive child care assistance payments.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
BRAINERD FAMILY YMCA
602 Oak St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
218.829.4767

 

FACILITY HOURS

DUE TO STATE MANDATE- THE YMCA IS OPERATING AT 25% CAPACITY AND ON A LIMITED SCHEDULE

Mon-Fri 5:30am-7pm 

 Sat 7am-4pm 

Sun CLOSED 

Closed Labor Day