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Camp Explorer

Camp Explorer is one of two summer day camps run by the Johnston County YMCA serving children in the Clayton area. Camp Explorer is a full-day summer camp that will keep your child active and engaged all day long! Your camper will enjoy activities such as swimming, skill development, awards, weekly themes, crafts and outdoor games.

Camp Explorer serves children in rising grades K - 5. We also have a special group for rising kindergartners with modified activities that are age-appropriate. 

Session weeks 1, 11 and 12 are held at Christ Community United Methodist Church (1082 Amelia Church Rd., Clayton).

Camp weeks

Theme Day Date Time Prices Ages
Superhero
Mon - Fri
Jun 1 - Jun 5 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 5 - 11
Magical Madness
Mon - Fri
Jun 8 - Jun 12 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 5 - 11
Seuss on the Loose!
Mon - Fri
Jun 15 - Jun 19 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 5 - 11
Homecoming
Mon - Fri
Jun 22 - Jun 26 7:00 am - 6:00 pm M: $158 5 - 11
Stars and Stripes
Mon - Fri
Jun 29 - Jul 3 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 5 - 11
Camp's Got Talent
Mon - Fri
Jul 6 - Jul 10 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 5 - 11
Holiday Hoopla
Mon - Fri
Jul 13 - Jul 17 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 5 - 11
Wild Wild West
Mon - Fri
Jul 20 - Jul 24 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 5 - 11
Olympics
Mon - Fri
Jul 27 - Jul 31 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 5 - 11
Camp is Out of this World
Mon - Fri
Aug 3 - Aug 7 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 4 - 11
Wacky Water
Mon - Fri
Aug 10 - Aug 14 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 4 - 11
Best of Camp
Mon - Fri
Aug 17 - Aug 21 7:00 am - 6:00 pm PP: $158 4 - 11

Preparing for camp

Each day is an adventure at YMCA Summer Day Camp. We want to make sure you and your camper are ready for all the fun. Find out what you need to bring to day camp and what to leave at home.

Our Counselors

YMCA Summer Day Camp Counselors are hired based on their enthusiasm, energy and maturity. All counselors receive training in everything from managing a group of energetic kids to basic first aid. 

Character Counts

At YMCA Summer Day Camp, we reinforce good behavior, model positive character traits and help children grow into responsible adults. 

At Camp, Character Matters

At YMCA Summer Day Camp, campers earn beads for exemplifying our five character traits: Honesty, Respect, Caring, Responsibility and Faith. Campers can earn beads daily by being a good friend, picking up after themselves or leading a camp prayer.

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