The Y. For a better summer.

At Y Camp, we help children be the happiest and healthiest campers they can be through well-balanced, healthy, summer fun activities. Discovery of untapped skills and potential, recognizing new achievements, and sharing these experiences with new friends, who maybe don't go to your school, helps to expand horizons and creates a sense of belonging and community for all children.

The Y. For a better summer. For a better camper. For a better us.

Check out our 2018 Y Camp brochure!

Early Bird Special

Y Camp is still one of the lowest cost, accredited camps in Maryland! That's because we believe in making quality camp experiences accessible to all.

Y Member Priority Registration from January 1st – 22nd

Y members get 10% off select camps and 100% off the registration fee when you register by January 22nd.

  • YMEMBEREB2018: Use this code at checkout to get 10% off of Traditional Y Camps and Teen Camps.
  • YSPECIALTYEB2018: Use this code at checkout to get 5% off of Camp Hashawha Overnight Camp and full day Sports, Creative Arts and Science Camps.
  • REGPACKET100: Use this code at checkout to get 100% off of the $35 registration fee.

Open Registration Begins January 23rd

Everyone gets 5% off any Y Camp and 75% off the registration fee when you register between January 23 – February 19!

  • EARLYBIRD2018: Use this code at checkout to get 5% off your camp weeks.
  • REGPACKET75: Use this code at checkout to get 75% off the $35 registration fee.

Promotional savings are not valid on transportation fees. The “Y member” and “everyone” offers cannot be combined.

Save All Summer Long

  • Y Camp includes FREE morning and afternoon extended hours from 7am - 6pm (because we know it's a lifesaver for parents!)
  • Sibling discounts are available when two or more siblings are registered for the same weeks of camp. Use code SIBLING2018 at checkout and get an additional 2% off your camp weeks.

Y Members Save Even More

Y members always pay the lowest rate for Y Camp, on average as low as $62 less per week than the general public. That's a savings of up to $620 over the entire summer! Y members also get full year-round access to all Y Centers including free exercise classes, the best equipment, Stay & Play for kids, family events, pools, rock walls, youth fitness programs, teen clubs, and more - ALL INCLUDED! Members also get reduced rates on Y programs like swim lessons and youth sports. Plus you never have to sign a long-term contract.

JOIN THE Y. Save big on Y Camp and enjoy year-round healthy, family fun!

EXPLORE YOUR MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

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Three Camp Locations In Anne Arundel County

Camp Whippoorwill The Y in Pasadena
520 Lake Shore Drive 26 Magothy Beach Road
Pasadena, MD 21122 Pasadena, MD 21122
410-437-4242 410-437-4242
   
The Y in Arnold
1209 Ritchie Highway
Arnold, MD 21012
410-544-2525

CAMP WHIPPORWILL Camp Profile

Camp Whippoorwill offers unique experiences in beautiful, outdoor, natural settings that stimulate the senses and inspire wonder! Campers experience the natural world through nature hikes, arts & crafts, science and environmental exploration, archery, nature journaling and countless other experiences that culminate into adventure and excitement that can only occur in this special natural environment more! This kind of camp setting is known as the "Great Outdoors". This is primarily an outdoor camp although many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies.

Transportation

Transportation is available for Camp Whippoorwill. Fees range from $30 - $40 depending on the route and are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must sign up for transportation at the time of registration. Please check back for pick-up/drop-off times and exact rates.

  • Pick-up and Drop-off Southgate Elementary: Times TBA, $30-$40 round trip Shipley's Choice Elementary: Times TBA, $30-$40 round trip The Y in Pasadena: Times TBA, $30-$40 round trip

THE Y IN PASADENA Camp Profile

Camp at the Y in Pasadena captures the essence of traditional camp! Filled with adventure and fun, this camp provides a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! This kind of camp setting is known as "Activity Central". This is primarily an outdoor camp although many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies.

NEW IN 2018: Traditional day camps at the Y in Pasadena include swim lessons!

Transportation

Transportation for the Y in Pasadena is available through the Camp Whippoorwill transportation routes (see above)

THE Y IN ARNOLD Camp Profile

Camp at the Y in Pasadena captures the essence of traditional camp! Filled with adventure and fun, this camp provides a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! This kind of camp setting is known as "Activity Central". This is primarily an outdoor camp although many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies.

NEW IN 2018: Traditional day camps at the Y in Arnold includes a trip to Camp Whippoorwill twice a week for outdoor adventure for grades 1-6!

Transportation

Transportation is available for the Y in Arnold. Fees range from $30 - $40 depending on the route and are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must sign up for transportation at the time of registration. Please check back for pick-up/drop-off times and exact rates.

  • Pick-up and Drop-off Annapolis: Exact location and times TBA, $30-$40 round trip Monarch Academy Elementary: Times TBA, $30-$40 round trip

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One Camp Location In Baltimore City

THE Y IN WAVERLY (WEINBERG)

900 E. 33rd St., Baltimore, MD 21218

410-889-9622

Camp at the Weinberg Y in Waverly captures the essence of traditional camp! Filled with adventure and fun, this camp provides a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! This kind of camp setting is known as "Activity Central". This is primarily an outdoor camp although many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies.

Brochures, Forms & Manuals

Four Camp Locations In Baltimore County

The Y in Parkville The Y in Catonsville
8910 Waltham Woods Road 850 S. Rolling Road
Parkville, MD 21234 Catonsville, MD 21228
410-663-1300 410-747-9622
   
The Y in Towson (Orokawa) Camp Puh'tok
600 W. Chesapeake Avenue 17433 Big Falls Road
Towson, MD 21204 Monkton, MD 21111
410-823-8870 410-329-6590

THE Y IN PARKVILLE Camp Profile

Camp at the Y in Parkville captures the essence of traditional camp! Filled with adventure and fun, this camp provides a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! This kind of camp setting is known as "Activity Central", but this particular location is an indoor camp.

THE Y IN CATONSVILLE & TOWSON Camp Profiles

Camp at the Y's in Catonsville and Towson capture the essence of traditional camp! Filled with adventure and fun, this camp provides a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! This kind of camp setting is known as "Activity Central". These are both primarily outdoor camps although many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies.

CAMP PUH'TOK Camp Profile

Camp Puh'tok introduces a brand new kind of Y Camp experience in 2018! Camp Puh'tok offers unique experiences such as low ropes courses, pony rides, nature studies, farm animals, horseback riding, swimming, archery, tubing and canoeing, survival skills, and much more! Activities vary depending on if you choose day camp or overnight camp. Also, lunch and snacks are included!

Registration for Camp Puh'tok begins January 23rd. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks online and in your mailbox.

Brochures, Forms & Manuals

Two Camp Locations In Carroll County

Camp Hashawha Overnight Camp The Y in Westminster (Hill)
Hashawha Center 1719 Sykesville Road
300 John Owings Road Westminster, MD 21157
Westminster, MD 21158 410-848-3660

CAMP HASHAWHA OVERNIGHT CAMP Profile

All inquiries for Camp Hashawha can be directed to ANY Y Center.

Children from across central Maryland and beyond attend Camp Hashawha to discover new skills and new friends as they embark on one adventure after another! Camp Hashawha offers a variety of unique camp experiences in a beautiful, outdoor, natural setting. Activities include canoeing, archery, fishing, hiking, swimming, confidence course, camp fires, sports and more! Campers enjoy comfortable cabins, great food, and participate in weekly themed activities and special events. This kind of camp setting is called the "Great Outdoors".

Transportation

For your added convenience, there are several options available for Camp Hashawha drop-off and pick-up:

  1. On-site at Camp Hashawha: Campers can be dropped off at Camp Hashawha on Monday at 9:00am and picked up on Friday at 11:00am.
  2. The Y in Westminster (Hill): Campers can be dropped off at The Y in Westminster (Hill) on Monday between 7:00am – 10:00am and picked up on Friday by 6:00pm. Transportation is provided to and from Camp Hashawa free of charge!
  3. Shuttle Bus Locations: A Camp Hashawha shuttle bus picks-up/drops-off at the Y in Arnold, the Y in Ellicott City (Dancel), the Y in Abingdon (Ward), and the Y in Parkville. Cost is $20 each way per camper/per week. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. You must sign up for transportation at the time of registration.

THE Y IN WESTMINSTER (HILL) Camp Profile

Camp at the Y in Westminster (Hill) captures the essence of traditional camp! Filled with adventure and fun, this camp provides a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, a splash pad (complete with multiple squirt and spray spouts, water mushrooms and more), group sports, weekly swimming, and more! This kind of camp setting is known as "Activity Central". This is primarily an outdoor camp although many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies.

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Two Camp Locations In Harford County

The Highlands School The Y in Abingdon (Ward)
2409 Creswell Road 101 Walter Ward Blvd.
Bel Air, MD 21015 Abingdon, MD 21009
410-679-9622 410-679-9622

THE HIGHLANDS SCHOOL Camp Profile

Camp at The Highlands School introduces campers to our timeless Y traditions like daily rallies, talent shows and more. Campers experience a variety of mainly indoor activities including crafts, science projects, games, reading and journaling, sports, skits and more. Weekly swim opportunities and themed special events or special guests are also included. This kind of camp setting is called "The Lodge".

Transportation

Transportation is available for The Highlands School science and creative art camps. Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. You must sign up for transportation at the time of registration. Please check back for pick-up/drop-off times.

  • Pick-up and Drop-off The Y in Abindgon (Ward): Times TBA, $20 round trip

THE Y IN ABINGDON (WARD) Camp Profile

Camp at the Y in Abindgon (Ward) captures the essence of traditional camp! Filled with adventure and fun, this camp provides a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! This kind of camp setting is known as "Activity Central". This is primarily an outdoor camp although many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies.

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Three Camp Locations In Howard County

Camp Ilchester The Y in Ellicott City (Dancel)
5042 Ilchester Road 4331 Montgomery Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043 Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-465-4334 410-465-4334
   
St. John’s Parish Day School
9130 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410-465-4334

CAMP ILCHESTER Camp Profile

Camp Ilchester offers unique experiences in beautiful, outdoor, natural settings that stimulate the senses and inspire wonder! Campers experience the natural world through nature hikes, arts & crafts, science and environmental exploration, archery, nature journaling and countless other experiences that culminate into adventure and excitement that can only occur in this special natural environment more! This kind of camp setting is known as the "Great Outdoors".

THE Y IN ELLICOTT CITY (DANCEL) Camp Profile

Camp at the Y in Ellicott City (Dancel) captures the essence of traditional camp! Filled with adventure and fun, this camp provides a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! This kind of camp setting is known as "Activity Central". This is primarily an outdoor camp although many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies.

ST. JOHN'S PARISH DAY SCHOOL Camp Profile

Camp at St. John's Parish Day School introduces campers to our timeless Y traditions like daily rallies, talent shows and more. Campers experience a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including crafts, science projects, games, reading and journaling, sports, skits and more. Weekly swim opportunities and themed special events or special guests are also included. This kind of camp setting is called "The Lodge".

Brochures, Forms & Manuals

At Y Camp 2018, we help children recognize their talents, build confidence, make lifelong friendships, learn new skills and understand the importance of living a healthy, active life. We provide hands-on fun rooted in the Y's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. We achieve this through:

  • Songs and games, swimming, sports
  • Creative arts, water play, science experiments
  • Spirit traditions, silly skits, character development and more

Traditional Day Camps (entering grades K-6)

Y camps for children entering grades K - 6 are available in three different camp settings. Campers are divided by grade and participate in age-appropriate activities. Activities vary by camp setting.

  • Buccaneers: Entering Kindergarten (ages 5)
  • Pioneers: Entering Grades 1 – 3 (ages 6-8)
  • Rangers: Entering Grades 4 – 6 (ages 9-11)

Great Outdoors The Lodge Activity Central
"Great Outdoors" camps offer unique camp experiences in beautiful, outdoor, natural settings that stimulate the senses and inspire wonder! Campers experience the natural world through nature hikes, arts & crafts, science and environmental exploration, archery, nature journaling and more - all culminating into adventure and excitement that can only occur in these special natural environments. Activities vary by location. "The Lodge" camps introduces campers to our timeless Y traditions like daily rallies, talent shows and more. Campers experience a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including crafts, science projects, games, and reading and journaling. Activities vary by location. Capture the essence of traditional camp in our "Activity Central" camps! Filled with adventure and fun, these camps provide a variety of activities campers crave including water games, arts & crafts, friendly competitions, science experiments, group sports, weekly swimming, and more! These are outdoor camps, but many activities take place under shaded pavilions and canopies. Some locations rotate indoors for activities in the gym or multi-purpose room. Activities vary by location. Traditional camp at the Y in Arnold includes a trip to our "Great Outdoors" camp, Camp Whippoorwill, twice a week for outdoor adventure for grades 1-6. Traditional camps at the Y in Pasadena includes swim lessons!

Great Outdoors Weekly Rates The Lodge Weekly Rates Activity Central Weekly Rates
Member Rate $215 Member Rate $202 Member Rate $208; $223 The Y in Arnold & Pasadena
Open Rate $273 Open Rate $268 Open Rate $270; $285 The Y in Arnold & Pasadena

Rates include non-refundable $25 deposit.

Traditional Camp Add-Ons

Camp add-ons are daily activity choices that can be added to your traditional camp day for a little something extra to enjoy! Camp add-ons are only available to campers participating in traditional camp.

When registering for camp add-ons, you must select the traditional camp week that includes the name of the add-on you want to sign up for. For example, "Week 5 Traditional Camp with Rock Wall Add-on".

Sports Add-on (entering grades 1-6)

Show some love for your favorite sport! Register for this traditional camp add-on and improve your skills while having fun! Sports add-ons are designed to teach sports skills, fair play, teamwork and sportsmanship. All skill levels welcome!

  • SOCCER: Improve your soccer skills with drills and games.
  • BASKETBALL: Improve your basketball skills including dribbling, passing and shooting.
  • FLAG FOOTBALL: Rotate through stations as you work on football skills and conditioning.
  • SPORTS MIX: Enjoy a mashup of all your favorites including soccer, basketball, flag football, and more.

Sports Add-on Weekly Rates*
Member Rate Open Rate
$29 $54

Swim Lesson Add-on (entering grades 1-6)

We believe learning how to swim and being safe in the water go hand-in-hand. This traditional camp add-on covers both.!Campers receive swim lesson instruction by a certified instructor. Skill check cards and progress feedback will be given at the end of each week.

Swim Lesson Add-on Weekly Rates*
Member Rate Open Rate
$55 $100

Dance Add-on (entering grades 1-6)

You'll be able to command the dance floor after taking this camp add-on! Get your body moving and your toes tapping with new steps, new styles and new friends.

Dance Add-on Weekly Rates*
Member Rate Open Rate
$55 $100

Rock Wall Add-on (entering grades 1-6)

If you’re a thrill seeker or you just love a good challenge, this traditional camp add-on is right for you! Learn basic climbing techniques while being challenged with drills and games. We focus on safety and proper climbing skills. As you improve your technique, you’ll progress to the next climbing level. Can you get through all of the levels?

Rock Wall Add-on Weekly Rates*
Member Rate Open Rate
$55 $100

*In addition to the traditional camp rate

Camp Puh'tok Day Camp (entering grades K-5)

Ages 5-10

Camp Puh'tok introduces a brand new kind of Y Camp experience in 2018! Camp Puh'tok offers unique experiences for young adventurers such as swimming, pony rides, farm animals, field games, camp fires, nature studies, archery, arts & crafts, low ropes, and more! Plus, lunch and snacks are included!

Registration for Camp Puh'tok begins January 23rd. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks online and in your mailbox.

Weeks and Themes

  • Week 1: June 25 - June 29 | Native American
  • Week 2: July 2 - July 6 | Pirate Week
  • Week 3: July 9 - July 13 | Wilderness Explorers
  • Week 4: July 16 - July 20 | Sports Spectacular
  • Week 5: July 23 - July 27 | Native American
  • Week 6: July 30 - August 3 | Sports Spectacular
  • Week 7: August 6 - August 10 | Crazy Carnival
  • Week 8: August 13 - August 17 | Animal Adventures

Camp Hours & Extended Hours

Camp Puh'tok hours are 8:40am - 5:00pm. Extended hours are available at Camp Puh'tok for a marginal fee from 8:00am - 600pm. Extended hours include breakfast and/or dinner.

Transportation

For your added convenience, we are planning transportation drop-off and pick-up at the Y in Towson (Orokawa) and possibly the Y in Parkville. Extended hours at these locations are no additional charge and do not include breakfast or dinner. More to come.

Camp Puh'tok Weekly Rates*
Regular Day Camp Hours AM or PM Extended Hours AM and PM Extended Hours
$325 $345 $365

Brochures, Forms & Manuals

TRAVEL CAMPS

Travel camps are for those who love a good day trip! Most trips take place between 9am-4pm, but some may require departure as early as 8am and return as late as 6pm. Rates include trips, transportation and admission fees. Opportunities to purchase food and souvenirs may be available.

Explorers (entering grades 4 – 6; ages 9-11)

Enjoy all the highlights of traditional day camp, plus travel off-site twice a week to local destinations like the movies, bowling, skating, mini golf, museums, and more!

Explorers Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$246 $304

Adventurers (entering grades 7 – 10; ages 12-15)

Join the adventure while visiting exciting destinations! Travel off-site three days a week to destinations like laser tag, mini golf, ice cream factories, water parks, museum tours, local state parks, community service projects, and more.

Adventurers Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$275 $328

*All rates include non-refundable $25 deposit.

TEEN LEADERSHIP CAMPS

The name says it all! Teens will build quality leadership skills and learn how to effectively work with others in our leadership camps.

Navigators (entering grades 7 – 9; ages 12-14)

This revamped program is service oriented where campers learn skills centered around community development in preparation for their first work position. Campers will work together as a team to accomplish service projects at Y Centers and the surrounding community under the supervision of a service leader, with the opportunity to earn service learning hours for school graduation requirements.

Navigators Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$138 $206

Counselor In Training (entering grades 10 – 11; ages 15-17)

Counselor in Training (CIT) camp is for campers who are interested in learning real life job skills and leadership development. Campers must apply for CIT camp and are selected after an interview process. Campers must be able to commit to 5 weeks of camp (consecutive or non-consecutive), which includes one week of training to be completed by July 20th. Participation does not guarantee future employment with the Y.

Counselor in Training Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$50 $75

*All rates include non-refundable $25 deposit.

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Camp Hashawha

Your child will discover new skills and new friends as they embark on one adventure after another! Located in Carroll County, Camp Hashawha offers so many exciting activities that are sure to please!

Location

Hashawha Center, 300 John Owings Rd., Westminster, MD 21158

Entering Grades 3-10

Ages 8-15

Weeks & Themes

June 18 - June 22: Under the Big Top - Experience what it's like to be at a circus! Juggling, circus games, even a bear riding a tricycle! Dance the night away at the circus jam!

July 2 - July 6: Pirates of the Caribbean - Ahoy Matey! Climb aboard the pirate ship and sail through a week o' great adventure on the Hashawha sea! Search for treasure and enjoy a good hearty meal. Arrrgh ya ready?!

July 9 - July 13: Hawaiian Hullabaloo - Aloha from Camp Hashawha! Make your own surf boards and seashell crafts, trek through muddy lava in the volcano run, shake your hips at the luau!

July 23 - July 27: Knights & Princesses - Help! Rescue Queen Anne from the evil dragon's lair! There will be jousting, sword making, archery, camp jester contest and more!

August 6 - August 10: Mystery Week - Can you and your bunkmates be the first to solve the mystery of the day? Clues are revealed as you move through one activity to the next. Connect the dots to solve the mystery before 'lights out' and claim your reward!

August 13 - August 17: Survivor Reunion Week - Back by popular demand! New and returning campers will compete in survivor ball, relay races, swimming pool dance-offs and capture the flag "survivor style."

Activities

Archery, Camp Fires, Fishing, Sports, Swimming/Swim Lessons, Canoeing, Tons of Games, Crafts, Confidence Course, Environmental Education, Team Building, Hiking, and so much more!

Amenities

Modern Cabins with indoor shower/toilet facilities, Outdoor Pool, Sports Fields, Hiking Trails, Lake Hashawha, Nature Center, Pavilions, Dining Hall and more!

Tasty Meals May Include:

  • Breakfast: Fresh fruit, yogurt, french toast, cereal, pancakes, scrambled eggs, milk, juice, sausage, bacon and more
  • Lunch/Dinner: Fajitas, chicken, tacos, meatball subs, veggies, salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, spaghetti and more

Every effort will be made to accommodate special dietary needs.

Safety

All activities are designed with safety in mind. All Y Associates are CPR and First Aid certified.

Drop-off/Pick-up

For your added convenience, there are several options available for camper drop-off and pick-up:

  • On-site at Camp Hashawha: Campers can be dropped off at Camp Hashawha on Mondays at 9:00am and picked up on Fridays at 11:00am.
  • The Hill Y in Westminster (Hill): Campers can be dropped off at the Hill Y in Westminster on Mondays between 7am - 10am and picked up on Fridays by 6pm. Transportation is provided to and from Camp Hashawha free of charge!
  • Shuttle Bus Locations: A Camp Hashawha shuttle bus picks-up/drops-off at the Y in Arnold, the Y in Ellicott City (Dancel), the Y in Parkville and the Y in Abingdon (Ward). Non-refundable/non-transferable fee: $20 each way per child/per week.

Camp Hashawha Weekly Rates

Member Rate Open Rate
$432 $486

*Rates includes non-refundable $25 deposit.

Camp Puh'tok

Camp Puh'tok introduces a brand new kind of Y Camp experience in 2018! Camp Puh'tok sits one 67 pristine acres surrounded by hundreds of acres of park lands, brimming with all the wonder nature has to offer. Your child will delight in clear running streams, majestic forests, critters of all shapes and sizes, and green grassy meadows. We promise an experience that is all too rare these days –a sense of awe produced without screens, consoles, or speakers – just pure nature!

Registration for Camp Puh'tok begins January 23rd. Keep an eye out for more information in the coming weeks online and in your mailbox.

Location

Camp Puh'tok, 17433 Big Falls Road, Monkton, MD 21111

Entering Grades 2 - 11

Ages 7 - 16

One Week or Two Week Sessions

One Week Sessions

  • Session 1A: June 24 - June 29
  • Session 1B: July 1 - July 6
  • Session 2A: July 8 - July 13
  • Session 2B: July 15 - July 20
  • Session 3A: July 22 - July 27
  • Session 3B: July 29 - August 3
  • Session 4A: August 5 - August 10
  • Session 4B: August 12 - August 17

Two Week Sessions

  • Session 1: June 24 - July 6
  • Session 2: July 8 - July 20
  • Session 3: July 22 - August 3
  • Session 4: August 8 - August 17

Activities

Outdoor Cooking, Archery and Riflery, Climbing Tower, High and Low Ropes Course, Tubing, Canoeing, Survival Skills, Swimming, Tons of Games, Crafts, Nature Studies, Gaga Ball, Native American Crafts and Dance, and so much more! Activities vary based on age.

Amenities

Campers enjoy our unique facilities.  We offer rustic Native American and Wild West inspired dwellings, as well as modern chalets, log cabins, and an authentic fort. Our modern lodgings offer all the comforts of home including heat, air conditioning and full bathrooms.

Safety

Kids and parents love our associates of professionals and college students. All are certified in First Aid and CPR and have passed a stringent background check. A registered nurse is available around the clock. Most importantly.. Our 1:6 staff to student ratio means we are always available to meet your child’s needs.

Transportation

For your added convenience, we are planning transportation drop-off and pick-up at the Y in Towson (Orokawa) and possibly the Y in Parkville. More to come.

Camp Puh'tok Rates

One Week Rates Two Week Rates
$600 Ages 7-12 $1,200 Ages 7-12
$700 Ages 13-16 $1,400 Ages 13-16

Brochures, Forms & Manuals

Full Day Sports Camps

Campers will enjoy a bundle of sports activities. Choose the full day sports campthat suits you best and get ready for an amazing summer! Full day sports camps do not include swimming.

Soccer (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Learn the fundamentals of soccer as well as the importance of teamwork. Experience the game by playing different positions. Work on footwork to improve your game.

Soccer Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$224 $276

Nothing But Net (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

If it involves a net, you’re playing it! Learn and play traditional and unique versions of net sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, pickleball and more.

Nothing But Net Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$224 $276

Basketball (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Campers will improve their dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and offense skills. Play scrimmages and games in a friendly and fun environment.

Basketball Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$224 $276

Sports Mix (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Play all of our original Sports Mix offerings that campers love! Soccer, basketball, floor hockey, lacrosse and more round out your week of games and activities.

Sports Mix Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$224 $276

*All rates includes non-refundable $25 deposit.

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Swim camp opportunities are available as traditional camp add-ons. To participate, your camper must be registered for traditional day camp and can choose to add-on a daily swim lesson activity.

To learn more, go to the Traditional Day Camps & Add-ons tab.

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Creative Art Camps

Express yourself through different creative mediums including drawing, painting, acting, poetry, and more. All Creative Arts camps are full day. Creative Art camps do not include swimming.

Art Mix (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Create, invent and make art that is personal and expressive! Dabble in a little bit of everything as you learn new drawing, printing, sculpting, collage and mixed media techniques everyday!

Art Mix Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$261 $310

Curtain Call (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Casting calls are out for a week of theater! Act out scripted short plays, make props, design costumes and write skits. The week concludes with a short performance.

Curtain Call Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$261 $310

Board Games (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Have you ever wanted to invent your own board game? Play tons of games and leave with a prototype of a game you design! End the week with a life-size board game competition!

Board Games Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$261 $310

Paint and Pottery (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Learn new painting styles by imitating some of the greatest artists in the world. Start with basic finger painting and move onto water colors, acrylics and more advanced styles. Finish the week with a paint-your-own pottery experience.

Paint and Pottery Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$296 $345

* All rates include non-refundable $25 deposit.

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Science Camps

Campers will experience the ultimate in "edu-tainment" including environmental discoveries, engineering fun and more. All science camps are full day camps. Science camps do not include swimming.

Spy School (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Learn the elements of forensic science to solve mysteries. With a crime solving partner, you'll create letters using invisible ink, decode ciphered messages and solve puzzles. Can you use clues to solve the mystery and escape before time runs out?

Spy School Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$261 $310

Block Academy (entering grades 4-6)

Have fun and get creative by building projects with blocks of all shapes and sizes. If you're a fan of interlocking or wooden blocks, or you love popular block mining video games, this camp is for you!

Block Academy Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$261 $310

Science Magic (entering grades 4-6)

To the untrained eye, advanced science can often look magical. Experiment with science that will dazzle your friends and learn a card trick or two along the way!

Science Magic Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$261 $310

Animals A to Zoo (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Join us for a week of everything animals! Learn about creatures big and small, dissect owl pellets, make toys for local animal shelters, and learn the essentials to caring for animals. The week includes a trip to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Animals A to Zoo Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$296 $345

Farm to Table (entering grades 1-3, 4-6)

Find out what's cooking and how! Learn where food comes from and how it grows, investigate the science behind what happens in your kitchen, learn how to use fresh herbs and spices for healthy cooking, and visit a local farm to see how animals, farm lands and greenhouses all help produce our food.

Farm to Table Weekly Rates*

Member Rate Open Rate
$296 $345

*All rates include non-refundable $25 deposit.

Brochures, Forms & Manuals

Camp Weeks and Themes

Each week, campers enjoy activities designed around fun themes filled with new discoveries! Themes and activities subject to change.

Traditional Day Camps

  • Sneak Peek: June 11 - June 15 | Summer Sneak Peek
  • Week 1: June 18 - June 22 | Y Camp's Got Talent
  • Week 2: June 25 - June 29 | Super Hero Summer
  • Week 3: July 2 - July 6 | From Sea to Shining Sea
  • Week 4: July 9 - July 13 | 90's Throwback
  • Week 5: July 16 - July 20 | International Carnivale
  • Week 6: July 23 - July 27 | Jaws, Claws, Talons and Paws
  • Week 7: July 30 - August 3 | Splish Splash
  • Week 8: August 6 - August 10 | Once Upon a Time
  • Week 9: August 13 - August 17 | American Ninja Camper
  • Week 10: August 20 - August 24 | Space is the Place
  • Last Blast: August 27 - August 31 | Last Blast of Summer*

*All Y day camps will be closed on July 4th. **Activities may be modified based on enrollment.

Camp Puh'tok Day Camp

  • Week 1: June 25 - June 29 | Native American
  • Week 2: July 2 - July 6 | Pirate Week*
  • Week 3: July 9 - July 13 | Wilderness Explorers
  • Week 4: July 16 - July 20 | Sports Spectacular
  • Week 5: July 23 - July 27 | Native American
  • Week 6: July 30 - August 3 | Sports Spectacular
  • Week 7: August 6 - August 10 | Crazy Carnival
  • Week 8: August 13 - August 17 | Animal Adventures

*All day camps will be closed on July 4th.

Camp Hashawha Overnight Camp

One Week Sessions

  • June 18 - June 22 | Under the Big Top
  • July 2 - July 6 | Pirates of the Carribbean
  • July 9 - July 13 | Hawaiian Hullabaloo
  • July 23 - July 27 | Knights and Princesses
  • August 6 - August 10 | Mystery Week
  • August 13 - August 17 | Survivor Reunion Week

Camp Puh'tok Overnight Camp

One Week Sessions

  • Session 1A: June 24 - June 29
  • Session 1B: July 1 - July 6
  • Session 2A: July 8 - July 13
  • Session 2B: July 15 - July 20
  • Session 3A: July 22 - July 27
  • Session 3B: July 29 - August 3
  • Session 4A: August 5 - August 10
  • Session 4B: August 12 - August 17

Two Week Sessions

  • Session 1: June 24 - July 6
  • Session 2: July 8 - July 20
  • Session 3: July 22 - August 3
  • Session 4: August 8 - August 17

The 2018 Y Camp brochure is now available online along with other important forms and parent manuals. Campers are not considered fully registered until all forms are received. Campers may be removed from the roster or not admitted to camp if paperwork is incomplete including online registration packet, medication, allergy emergency form, and immunizations.

The Parent Manuals contain important information you need to know prior to your child’s first day of camp. By registering for Y camp, you agree to read the camp parent manual in its entirety and comply with all policies and procedures stated within.

Forms

Parent Manuals & Alerts

Early Bird Special

Y Camp is still one of the lowest cost, accredited camps in Maryland! That's because we believe in making quality camp experiences accessible to all.

Y Member Priority Registration, January 1st – 22nd

Y members get 10% off select camps and 100% off the registration fee when you register by January 22nd.

  • YMEMBEREB2018: Use this code at checkout to get 10% off of Traditional Y Camps and Teen Camps.
  • YSPECIALTYEB2018: Use this code at checkout to get 5% off of Camp Hashawha Overnight Camp and full day Sports, Creative Arts and Science Camps.
  • REGPACKET100: Use this code at checkout to get 100% off of the $35 registration fee.

Open Registration Begins January 23rd

Everyone gets 5% off any Y Camp and 75% off the registration fee when you register between January 23 – February 19!

  • EARLYBIRD2018: Use this code at checkout to get 5% off your camp weeks.
  • REGPACKET75: Use this code at checkout to get 75% off the $35 registration fee.

The “Y member” and “everyone” offers cannot be combined. Promotional savings not valid on transportation fees or Camp Puh'tok. Registration for Camp Puh'tok begins January 23 for Y members and the general public.

Sibling Discounts

Sibling discounts are available to you when two or more siblings are registered for the same weeks of camp. The discount code SIBLING2018 must be entered at checkout for the discount to be applied.

Y Member Camp Rates

In order to qualify for member rates, the child you are registering must have, and maintain, an active Y membership at the time of registration and throughout all camp sessions. For family membership holders, the membership must be in the name of the parent/guardian registering the child. If a membership is purchased after registration, the member rate cannot be applied.

Registration Fee/Packet

A one-time registration fee of $35 per camper is paid when you "sign up" for the mandatory registration packet during the completion of online camp registration. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Not subject to sibling discounts. For more information about completing your online registration packet, see page 21 of the camp brochure.

Deposits

A $25 per week/per camper deposit is required for all camps. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable, and are applied towards the total weekly camp fee. Even when camp is paid in full, $25 per week is considered a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit. Not subject to any discounts.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is available. Apply early as funding may be limited. Get details on financial assistance.

Balance of Weekly Camp Fees

Payments for camp will be automatically drafted from your credit card 14 days prior to the start of the camp week. A complete payment schedule is included in the Camp Parent Manual. If the balance is not paid, the camper will not be allowed to attend and the slot will be reassigned.

Cancellations

All changes and cancellations must be made in writing and include the camper’s full name, camp location, dates of the weeks to be cancelled, and a description of the request. All requests must be submitted to the Customer Service office either via fax at 410-779-9426, or by email to customerservice@ymaryland.org. Deposits and registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If a camp week is cancelled two weeks prior, the deposit will be forfeited and any further balance paid will be refunded. Cancellations made with less than two weeks notice will not be accepted; all fees are non-refundable. For more information please review the financial policy in the Camp Parent Manual.

Please save receipts for tax purposes. The Y tax ID# is 52-059-1699.

Camp Schedule

To see a schedule of camp offerings, including location and weeks, check out our 2018 Y Camp schedule. The camp schedule varies by location.

Camp Hours

Camp Day: 9am – 4pm

Free Extended Hours: 7am – 9am/ 4pm – 6pm

Quality Camps

Most Y camps are ACA accredited, which means we run our camps according to the policies, procedures and practices that have been accepted as the best in the industry. We voluntarily go through rigorous inspections by outside professionals to ensure we continue to exceed state licensing regulations in health, safety, cleanliness, food service, programming, staff qualifications and training, emergency management plans, and more - up to 300 standards in all!

Exceptional Associates

Y Camp team member candidates undergo a thorough review process including "Camp Try-Outs" (a half-day of actual activities and scenarios), reference and background checks, and several interviews. Before working with campers team members will complete a minimum of 30 hours of training that is specific to their role, including first aid, CPR and activity leadership.

As we make our way towards the summer months, we host special camp events so parents and kids can get more information on Y Camp. Come out, ask questions, get answers, meet members of our camp team and register online! We'll update this page as dates are confirmed, so please check back often!

COMMUNITY CAMP FAIRS

The Y participates in several community camp fairs and open houses leading up to the summer months:

  • Chesapeake Family Magazine's Maryland Summer Camp Fair Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm Annapolis Area Christian School, 716 Bestgate Road, Annapolis MD, 21401
  • Baltimore's Child Camp and Summer Programs Fair Sunday, February 25, 2018 Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204
  • Camp Puh'tok Open House Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11am to 2pm Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11am to 2pm May date and time to be announced Camp Puh'tok, 17433 Big Falls Road, Monkton, MD 21111
  • Camp Hashawha Overnight Camp Open House Date and time to be announced Hashawaha Center, 300 John Owings Road, Westminster, MD 21158

CAMP RADIO EVENTS

Camp radio events are especially fun as we bring in local radio personalities to help us celebrate the upcoming camp season. These are not-to-be-missed events for the entire family! Activities may include s'mores (of course!), camp crafts, face painting, games, and great prizes like movie passes, event tickets, t-shirts and more! Please check back for dates.