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Before Camp

We can't wait to see our campers this summer! In the last few months, we've been consulting with state and local health officials to ensure that our day campers and our counselors will have a fun, safe experience this summer at YMCA Summer Day Camp.

Please read the following information to learn more about what we're doing to maintain a healthy environment and what you can do before you bring your child to YMCA Summer Day Camp. Please note: these protocols may change based on CDC guidelines and state and local directives.

Read our 2020 Day Camp Parent Manual

Drop Off Information

  • Summer Day Camp hours are typically  7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (This may vary according to your day camp location.)
  • Drop off and pick up will be outside the building. Look for Rides In/Rides Out signage and additional signs to direct you to the right place. 
  • Our staff will greet you outside when you arrive and when you come to pick up your child.
  • We ask parents not to enter the building.

Program Activities 

  • Children will be placed in groups of 10 according to age/grade with one YMCA counselor. Children will remain in this small group with their YMCA counselor rotating to different activities.
  • All planned activities will be fun! Our creative staff team has planned activities that are engaging and that will also keep your children as safe as possible while allowing for social distancing, no equipment being passed from person to person and no large group interaction. These activities include Arts and Crafts, Gym Games, Outside Time, KidFit classes, Brain Games, STEM activities and more!

What to Bring

  • Please pack all items in a backpack.
  • Pack an extra pair of clothing (is recommended, but not always needed).
  • Bring a swimsuit if your YMCA Summer Day Camp offers swimming.
  • Lunch.
  • Two snacks.
  • Bottled water or a reusable water bottle. If your child brings a reusable bottle, our trained staff will refill it as needed.  
  • Book to read during quiet time.

What to Wear 

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing for gym games and outside time.  
  • Closed-toe shoes. 

New Safety Measures & Health Screening

Safety Measures

  • We will take the temperature of all YMCA Summer Day Camp Counselors each day. 
  • We will take the temperatures of campers prior to entry each day.
  • YMCA Summer Day Camp Counselors are required to wear masks while inside and while outside if social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Per state recommendations, campers over the age of 11 are required to wear face masks when they are unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from others.
  • The YMCA will provide fun YMCA buffs, a fabric tubular face cover that can be used as a mask. These will be handed out to campers on the first day of camp.

Health Screening

We will require all YMCA staff and campers to meet the health screening criteria below. Please review the information below before registering your child (ren). 

Prescreening Information


  • If your child needs to take medication during the day, please bring the medication in the original container with your child’s name on the container.
  • Please complete the YMCA of the Triangle Medication Authorization Form
  • All staff and participants must complete the Screening Assessment prior to entering the program.

Bring on Summer

We will continue to update these guidelines based on CDC recommendations and state and local directives. We can't wait to see your camper this summer!