Summer Day Camps (Nebraska)

Child Care and Youth Development

Day Camp & Adventure Camp

This camp is in Norfolk, Nebraska....not Norfolk, Virginia ;)

Enrollment and registration for Summer 2023 Day Camp and Adventure Camp will open in April 2023. Once closer, we'll announce a specific date! If you want to be included in marketing emails & text, please send your contact information to Shayla, Day Camp Director.

All camps will fill up! Early registration is required to get a spot for your child. Some camps fill up within 1-2 days, others take 1-2 weeks; depends on the theme & field trip. Although we may reach our 75 max for registrations, please put your child on the Waiting List if there are week's you'd like to get into! In 2022, we actually had several spots open up, especially for July/August weeks, due to vacations/visits to grandma's/etc.

A deposit ($20) will be required at registration, per child/per week, that is non refundable, non transferrable. The deposit is part of the camp fee, not extra. If you register online, the full payment is required, and please submit your enrollment forms to the YMCA within 3 days. If you register in-house, the $20/week deposit is due at that time, and we can schedule payments for the remaining camp balances.

Enrollment Forms & Flyer will be posted on the right side of this webpage in March 2023. Enrollment Forms will be due no later than Monday, May 8th, 2023 (for t-shirt order and camp preparation). Registration will be full by this time.

Each child receives one (1) T-Shirt for Day Camp and one (1) T-shirt for Adventure Camp.

Day Camp 2023

YMCA Day Camp is for children entering K - 6th grades in Fall 2023. Day Camp provides an incredibly adventurous summer full of games, arts and crafts, swimming, weekly field trips, and lots of fun! This program will include activities that will challenge your child to develop physically, mentally, and socially. Youth are placed into age-appropriate groups for daily activities (9 am - 3 pm) as follows: Rockin’ Rockets (Entering Grades K-1st); Shooting Stars (Grades 2nd-3rd); & Supernovas (Grades 4th-6th). Some field trips will be attended together. Most field trips will be taken on Thursdays.

Dates: May 30th - August 11th, 2023 (11 individual weeks) OR camp will end the Friday prior to Norfolk Public School Start-Date

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: $125/week, per child

          Non-Member: $150/week, per child

The great thing about Day Camp is that you can register for the weeks that you need/want, so come 1 week or up to all 11 weeks! We see new faces each week, so making new friendships lasts all summer long.

Adventure Camp 2023

Break up your summer with our exciting Adventure Camp! This camp is for kids entering grades 2nd – 7th, only. 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 do archery, build bird feeders, explore nature & hike, 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 an overnight stay at the YMCA!

This camp is only offered 2 weeks, and each week is different, so we hope you can join us for both!


  • Week #1 - TBA
  • Week #2 - TBA

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

Fees: Member: $ TBA

          Non-Member: $ TBA


After Care

After Care is optional after the camp day, for both Day Camp and Adventure Camp. After Care is from 3:30 - 6:00 pm, Monday – Friday, parents can pick-up at any time. We start with snack-time, free-time, and then the Day Camp staff provides more structured games and activities on the indoor field turf and gyms, and outdoor playtime.

To eliminate the extra After Care fees, please plan to pick-up between 3:00-3:30 pm daily.

Weekly registration for both the camp week and After Care is due by the Wednesday prior for the upcoming week.

Fees: Member: $6/day, per child

Non-Member: $10/day, per child

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