Summer Day Camp


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

There’s no reason to be bored this summer, there’s plenty to do at the YMCA Summer Adventure camp! Plan to attend one or all thirteen weeks of camp. Each week will be a different adventure. Youth learn to be honest and care, to respect, 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!

Camp Hours 7:30 am – 6 p.m.


Our YMCA Summer Daycamp program has once again been invited to participate in the “Summer lunch” program with ISD 181.  This program allows our campers to receive free lunches if they choose everyday throughout the summer.  Lunch will be served at Washington school each day around 11:45 (This program does not include field trip days.)

Required Forms

The following forms are REQUIRED to be signed and on file before your child will be allowed to attend camp:

  1. Registration form with payment in full enclosed
  2. Parent Waiver
  3. Field Trip Permission Form
  4. Emergency & Health Information Form
  5. Summer Day Camp Registration Waivers
  6. Summer Day Camp Sunscreen Waiver


  • Arts and crafts
  • Nature hikes
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Sports & recreation
  • YMCA activities
  • Special guests
  • Field Trips & more!
2019 Field Trip Permission
2019 Medication Permission Form
2019 Emergency & Health Form
2019 Parent Packet
Day Camp Open House

*Date and Time TBD

Monthly Activity Calendars


Contact Us

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

Jennifer Wilson, Day Camp Administrator
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.

602 Oak St.
Brainerd, MN 56401



Mon-Fri     5:30am-9:45pm     

Sat           7:00am-4:00pm

Sun          11:00am-4:00pm 

*YMCA will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day