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Norfolk Family YMCA
Norfolk, Nebraska

2018 Summer Day Camps

Day Camp, River Camp, & Outdoor Camp

Information for ALL Camps

Enrollment is NOW OPEN for our 3 summer camps; Day Camp, River Camp, and Outdoor Camp. Once Enrollment Paperwork is submitted to our Welcome Center, registration for Day camp, River Camp, and Outdoor Camp is available in-house or online. The Enrollment packet is on the left of this page for you to print, or you may pick one up from the YMCA. One per child must be submitted. 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 20th, 2018 to guarentee your child's t-shirt size!! (Day Camp only)

Space will be LIMITED each week. Enrollment is available on a first come, first serve basis. All fees must be paid for by Wednesday (COB in-house/midnight online) the week before Camp or a $10 late fee will be charged (1 late fee per family). Each child receives one (1) T-shirt per camp. Register early! These policies apply to Day Camp, River Camp, and Outdoor Camp.

Day Camp

The YMCA Day Camp is for children entering K through 6th grades in the Fall 2018. 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: Grade K-age 6 & ages 7-11. Some field trips will be attended together. Most will be taken on Thursdays.

Dates: May 29th - August 10th, 2018

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

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


Member: $95/week
Non-Member: $120/week

Member: $100/week (*Wk #1 & #6-$80)

Non-Member: $125/week (*Wk #1 & #6-$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.

Weekly Themes and Field Trips

Week 2018 Dates Deadline Theme Field Trip (scheduled for Thursdays)
*1 May 29-June 1 May 23 Going Green Green Fiber Recycling
2 June 4-8 May 30 Rock N' Roll Reading Norfolk Public Library
3 June 11-15 June 6 The Secret Life of Pets Norfolk Animal Shelter 
4 June 18-22 June 13 Beneath the Ocean Norfolk Water Park
5 June 25-29 June 20 Calling All Superheroes Movie Theater - "The Incredibles 2"
*6 July 2-3,5-6 June 27 Shinning Stars National Guard Maintenance Shop (Mon 7/2)
7 July 9-13 July 4 Carnival Craze Madison County Fair
8 July 16-20 July 11 Game On Bowling at King's Lanes
9 July 23-27 July 18 Fear Factor Neligh Mill & Antelope County Museum
10 July 30-Aug 3 July 25 Soakin' Up The Sun Pawnee Plunge Water Park
11 Aug 6-10 Aug 1 The Great Outdoors Grove Trout Rearing Station 

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

River Camp

River Camp is offered at the Kiwanis Camp for 3 weeks throughout the summer. 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, a parent visit, and an overnight stay at the YMCA! A letter will be sent home in the middle of the week, explaining Friday's all day activities. Don't let your child miss out on this fun experience!!

2018 Dates

Week Dates Deadline Theme
1 June 11-15 June 6  Food for Thought 
2 June 25-29 June 20  River Camp Throwback 
3 July 9-13 July 3 World Travels


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, Family 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 “outdoorsman!” 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, swimming, crafts, exploring, fishing, sightseeing on Norfolk’s Cowboy Trail, and many other outdoor activities such as forestry, wildlife appreciation, exploring nature, and more! The week will end with a big hot dog roast at Maskenthine Lake! This will be a week of adventure you won’t want to miss!

ONE Week Only!

Dates:  July 16-20

Deadline: July 11


Monday: Gilman Park in Pierce

Tuesday: Willow Creek near Pierce

Wednesday: Maple Creek near Leigh (NEW Location!)

Thursday: Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk

Friday: Maskenthine Lake near Stanton


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 provided 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.  If you are late picking up your child (6:00 pm), a fee of $1 per minute must be paid at the time of pick up. Weekly attendance must be received and paid for by Wednesday at midnight the week before camp or there will be a $10 late fee (1 late fee per family). If your child is picked up after 3:30 pm, and you have not paid for After Care for that day, a daily After Care charge will be added to your YMCA account and the balance must be paid before registering for additional programs. To avoid additional charges, please plan to pick up your child between 3:00-3:30 pm.


Member: $6/day

Non-Member: $10/day

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


Summer Camp Enrollment Packet


Summer Camp Flyer


Summer Camp Flyer - Spanish





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