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Norfolk Family YMCA
Norfolk, Nebraska

2020 Summer Day Camps

Day Camp, River Camp, & Outdoor Camp

Information for ALL Camps

Enrollment for the 2020 summer camps will begin in April 2020. Once Enrollment paperwork is submitted to our Welcome Center, registration is available in-house or online. Once we have the paperwork ready, you can print your own from the left side, or you may pick one up from the YMCA. Please read over the Parent Handbook because there is a lot of information that will be helpful.

Submit enrollment paperwork for Day Camp by Sunday, May 17th, 2020 to guarentee your child's t-shirt size!! (Day Camp only)

Space is limited each week, so register early! Registration, with a scheduled payment or full payment, reserves your child's spot! Each week's deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp, or a $10 late fee will be charged (1 late fee per family). Each child receives one (1) T-shirt per camp.

Day Camp

The YMCA Day Camp is for children entering K - 6th grades in Fall 2020. Day Camp provides an incredibly adventurous summer full of games, arts and crafts, swimming, weekly field trips, and fun! This program will include activities that will challenge your child to develop physically, mentally, and socially. Youth are placed into two age appropriate groups for daily activities (9 am - 3 pm) as follows: Entering Grades K-1st, & Grades 2nd-6th. Some field trips will be attended together. Most will be taken on Thursdays.

Dates: May 26th - August 7th, 2020 (11 individual weeks)

Times: 6:00 am - 3:30 pm (After Care 3:30-6:00 pm, see below for more details)

Main programming is between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  All children should plan to attend during these hours, Monday - Friday.

Fees: Member: $100/week (*Wk #1-$80)

Non-Member: $125/week (*Wk #1-$100)

The great thing about Day Camp is that you can register for the weeks that you need, so come one week or all summer!  We see new faces each week, so making new friendships lasts all summer long.

2020 Weekly Themes and Field Trips

Week Dates Deadline Theme Field Trip (Thursdays)              

May 26-29       

May 20  
2 June 1-5             May 27
3 June 8-12         June 3
4 June 15-19        June 10
5 June 22-26         June 17
6 June 29-June 3    June 24    
7 July 6-10            July 1
8 July 13-17           July 8
9 July 20-24           July 15    
10 July 27-31 July 22
11 Aug 3-7              July 29  














(The YMCA reserves the right to change this schedule as needed.)

River Camp

River Camp is held at the Kiwanis Camp (3 miles west of Norfolk on Hwy 275). This camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 13 only.  In addition to swimming, nature walks, frog catching, sand castles, and crafts, children will participate in archery and Laser Tag. We'll end Friday with a hot dog roast, an Award's Night for parents to attend, and an overnight stay at the YMCA! Don't let your child miss out on this fun experience!!

2020 Dates

Week Dates Deadline Theme

Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Bus leaves at 8:30 am)

- Drop-off at 8:15 am, or as early as 6:00 am at no extra cost.

- Pick-up at 3:30 pm, After Care is optional from 3:30-6:00 pm for $6/$10 per day.

- Activities run ALL Day Friday, into the overnighter. Pick-up Saturday by 8:00 am.

Fees: Member: $115/week

Non-Member: $140/week

See page 12 of the Summer Camp Enrollment Packet for more information about bus pick-up/drop-off times, daily items needed, Friday's activities, Award's Night, and the overnighter at the YMCA. More information about Friday's activities will be sent home in the middle of the week, as well as sent in the weekly email prior to camp.

Outdoor Camp

One week of summer fun for your little adventurer! This camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 13 only. Something fun and different every day! The week’s activities will include nature walks, exploring, fishing, sightseeing on Norfolk’s Cowboy Trail, crafts, and many other outdoor activities such as forestry, wildlife appreciation, exploring nature, and more! We swim at the YMCA Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri afternoons, and water games on Wed. The week will end with a Hot Dog Roast at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park! This will be a week of adventure you won’t want to miss!

ONE Week Only!

Dates:  TBA


Locations & Activites:

- Monday: Gilman Park in Pierce; Arboretum

- Tuesday: Willow Creek near Pierce; Bird Watching

- Wednesday: Bressler Park in Wayne; Water Games & Outdoor Activities

- Thursday: Skyview Park in Norfolk; Water Rockets

- Friday: Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk; Bird Feeders & Hot Dog Roast


Fees: Member: $105/week

Non-Member: $130/week

See page 13 of the Summer Camp Enrollment Packet for more information about bus pick-up/drop-off times, daily items needed, and activities.

After Care

After Care is optional after each camp, from 3:30 - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  Youth can participate in Day Camp, River Camp, or Outdoor Camp and remain with the staff until 6:00 pm. We start by having a snack and free time. Then the Day Camp staff provide more structured gym games and outdoor playtime. For Day Camp, plan to pick up between 3:00-3:30 pm daily, if you won't be using After Care. Weekly registration for both the camp week and After Care is due by the Wednesday prior for the upcoming week.

Fees: Member: $6/day

Non-Member: $10/day


Contact Shayla at the YMCA for more information at 402-371-9770 or

Below are the 2019 Flyers, just to give you an idea on Themes & Field Trips.

Summer Camp Flyer

Summer Camp Enrollment Packet








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Boy with Frog











Willow Creek