Our 2023 Summer Day Camp season officially came to a close earlier this month, and it was another incredible experience for everyone involved!
We’d like to thank all of our camp families for spending the summer with us here at the YMCA. We hope you have a wonderful school year and look forward to seeing you back at camp next year.
We’d also like to thank all of our wonderful community partners who opened their doors and their hearts, allowing us to provide much-needed summer child care at locations throughout Will and Grundy Counties.
Finally, we’d like to thank our top-notch summer camp team for their endless energy, compassion, and creativity. Your hard work and tireless dedication helped to ensure that each of our campers had a summer full of fun and memories.
As we take a look back at the summer that was, let’s take a closer look at YMCA Summer Camp By the Numbers:
9 Camp Locations
With a little help from our friends, we hosted camps at our YMCA facilities and at offsite locations throughout the community. Thank you, Salvation Army Joliet Corps Community Center, Messiah Lutheran Church, Saratoga School District 60C, Plainfield School District 202, and Valley View School District 365U for helping us serve families this summer.
We are so proud to provide a memorable camp experience for each and every one of our amazing summer day campers.
Summer day camp would not be possible without the dedication, versatility, and inspiring leadership of our Summer Camp staff team.
48 Summer Day Camp Volunteers contributing 3,650 Volunteer Service Hours
The support of volunteers was a pivotal resource during summer day camp as they provided assistance to Y staff, ensuring campers participated in a wide range of learning opportunities.
46 Field Trips
We were thrilled to help our campers go on exciting adventures! Whether it was catching a baseball game, taking a trip to the zoo, or enjoying a day at an amusement park, our campers got the chance to explore the community and make memories!
More than $74,000 raised by the YMCA’s Send a Kid to Camp Campaign
At the Y, nobody is ever turned away due to the inability to pay. Nearly half the children who attend YMCA summer day camp programs receive financial assistance, and this is made possible by the incredible generosity of YMCA donors. This spring, our Send A Kid to Camp Campaign supporters generously funded 1,639 days of camp for children in our community.
We look forward to seeing you next summer. Camp registration for the summer of 2024 will get underway in March!