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Norfolk Family YMCA
Norfolk, Nebraska

2021 Summer Camps

Information for both Day Camp & Adventure Camp

Enrollment is open and on-going throughout this summer for the 2021 Day Camps and (NEW!) Adventure Camps! Enrollment paperwork, Parent Handbook, and Flyer is on the left side of this page, or available for pick-up at the YMCA. One per child is required. Once paperwork is turned in to the YMCA, you can register online or in-house for Day Camp, Adventure Camp, and After Care. Please read over the Parent Handbook for very helpful information!

Day Camp Enrollment Paperwork is due by Sunday, May 16th, 2021 to guarantee your child's t-shirt size! (Enrollment is on-going throught the summer! Please turn in forms by the camp week deadline.)

Adventure Camp Enrollment Paperwork is due by Monday, July 5th, 2021 to guarantee child's t-shirt size! (Enrollment is on-going throught the summer! Please turn in forms by the camp week deadline.)

Space will be limited each week, so register early to guarantee your child's spot! All fees must be paid for by the Wednesday prior (COB in-house/midnight online) to the week of camp, or a $10 late fee will be changed (1 late fee per family). Each child receives one (1) T-Shirt for Day Camp and one (1) T-shirt for Adventure Camp.

Day Camp 2021

The YMCA Day Camp is for children entering K - 6th grades in Fall 2021. 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 24th - August 6th, 2021 (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: $110/week (*Week #2-$88)

 Non-Member: $135/week (*Week #2-$108)

The great thing about Day Camp is that you can register for the weeks that you need/want, so come one week or up to all 11 weeks!  We see new faces each week, so making new friendships lasts all summer long. 

Weekly Themes & Feild Trips

Week # Dates Deadline Theme Field Trip (Thursdays)
1 May 24-28 May 19 Let's Go Camping Red10 RV (Norfolk)
*2 June 1-4 May 26 Sports Madness Miniature Golfing at Divots (Norfolk)
 3 June 7-11  June 2  Country Living  Poppy's Pumpkin Patch (Norfolk) 
 4 June 14-18  June 9 Color Wars Norfolk Arts Center (Norfolk) 
 5 June 21-25  June 16 Island Getaway AquaVenture Water Park (Norfolk)
 6 June 28-July 2 June 23 Party in the USA Bowling at King's Lanes (Norfolk)
 7 July 5-9 June 30  Rockin' Rodeo  Madison County Fair (Madison) 
 8 July 12-16  July 7  Animal Kingdom Wildlife Encounters (Wed 7/14 - YMCA)
 9 July 19-23 July 14 Pirate Adventure Pawnee Plunge Water Park (Columbus)
 10 July 26-30 July 21 Space Jam Movie Theater - "Space Jam: A New Legacy" (Norfolk)
 11 August 2-6 July 28 Olympic Dreams YMCA Gymnastics Center (Norfolk)

Adventure Camp (NEW for 2021!)

We've merged the favorites of our previous River Camp and Outdoor Camp, and created the best of the best - our NEW Adventure Camp! (Unfortunately, the Kiwanis Camp that we used for River Camp may still not be accessible due to prior flooding.)

This camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 13 only.  Each week will be different, so we hope you join us for both weeks!

Each day is a new adventure, as we'll visit a new park each day. In addition to our theme-based activities, each week we'll fish at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park, visit the Norfolk Archery Club, build bird feeders, play on Embrace Park's Splash Pad, daily games & activities at the Y's indoor field turf or gyms, and swim each afternoon. The fun continues Friday with Laser Tag, a Hot Dog Roast, an Ice Cream Social for parents & family to attend, and on overnight stay at the YMCA!

2021 Dates






July 12 - 16

July 5*



July 26 - 30

July 21

Prehistoric Rumble

*July 5th deadline is to guarantee your child's shirt size! We have to place 1 shirt order for kids who attend either camp, so please submit enrollment paperwork by July 5th.

 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 (optional). Pick-up Saturday between 7:00 - 7:30 am.

Fees: Member: $125/week

 Non-Member: $150/week


After Care 

After Care is optional after each camp, from 3:30 - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  Youth can participate in Day Camp or Adventure 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 games and activities on the indoor field turf and gyms, 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