Chapel Hill YMCA Day Camp

At Chapel Hill Y Day Camp, kids connect with new friends, discover new passions, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Through sports, swimming, crafts and fun games, our counselors teach lessons like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. So if you’re looking for a fun summer filled with adventure, you’ll find it at Chapel Hill Y Day Camp. Chapel Hill Y Day Camp is open go campers in rising grade K – 8.


YMCA summer day camp staff are ages 16 through early college. Many were campers themselves. Each YMCA camp counselor is hand-picked for their enthusiasm, energy, eye for safety and maturity. All counselors go through 30 hours of hands-on training in everything from managing a group of energetic kids to basic first aid. 

Chapel Hill YMCA Day Camp is located at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA at 980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill.

Chapel Hill YMCA Day Camp

2019 Weekly Fee

Member: $197
Participant: $237

Billing and payment information

Camp Times

Chapel Hill Y Day Camp runs from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Thursday, July 4. Sessions are one week long.


June 17 - 21 (Medieval)
June 24 - 28 (Wizarding World)
July 1 - 5 (Stars & Stripes - No camp July 4, fees are adjusted)
July 8 - 12 (Super Hero)
July 15 - 19 (World Cup)
July 22 - 26 (Summer Olympics)
July 29 - Aug. 2 (Music/Camp Rock)
Aug. 5 - 9 (Mystery/Clue)
Aug. 12 - 16 *NO CAMP*
Aug. 19 - 23 (Holiday)

Chapel Hill YMCA Day Camp

One of the keys to ensuring your child has a great camp experience is to come prepared for a fun camp day. A little planning can help your child's summer camp experience begin with a smooth start and ensure that he/she has an experience to remember! Be sure your child gets a good night's sleep and starts their day with a healthy breakfast. 

What to bring to camp each day

  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen (please apply it before you arrive)
  • Water Bottle
  • Sneakers or sandals with a heel strap
  • Bathing suit and towel
  • Nutritious Bag Lunch (non-perishable)
  • A healthy snack

what to leave at home

  • Electronics, games, phones or music players
  • Candy
  • Personal sports equipment
  • Money or valuables
  • Toys
  • Flip-flops or open heeled sandals
  • Weapons

Daily Schedule

Although daily schedules vary based on themes, special events and weather, a typical day at camp looks like this:

7:30 - 8:50 a.m. Early Arrival
9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. Group Time: Character Counts
10:30 a.m. Activity Period 1: This rotating activity time may be swimming, archery, arts & crafts, or field games.
11:15 a.m. Activity Period 2: This rotating activity time may be swimming, archery, arts & crafts, or field games.
12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Activity Period 3: This rotating activity time may be swimming, archery, arts & crafts, or field games.
2:30 p.m. Activity Period 4: Clinics – This activity time is an elective. Campers are given options of special activities to participate in
3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremonies
4:30 p.m. After Care


Children take a swim assessment on their first day of swimming at camp. The swim evaluation is designed to gauge a child's swimming skills and comfort level.

Once assessed, swimmers wear a swim band indicating where they are allowed in the pool. If a child is assessed as a non-swimmer, the Y will provide a Coast Guard approved life jacket.

Information & CAMPER FORMS

For more information and a printable copy of our camp medicine form, visit this page.
Parent Handbook

Chapel Hill YMCA Day Camp

Camp Contact Information

Chapel Hill YMCA Day Camp is located at the Y, 980 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Chapel hill. For more information about this camp or to speak to a camp staff member, call 919-442-9622 or email or

We take pride in our youth staff, camp directors and leadership staff. If you have serious concerns about any YMCA youth program, please contact our confidential hotline at 919-719-9690.

Billing Questions

Billing Questions should be addressed to YMCA Customer Service at 919-719-9989, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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