Summer is the ideal time to get children out and exploring but for some, the end of the school year means no access to recreational and educational activities, which help them learn, grow and thrive. Studies show that children can experience learning loss and even gain weight twice as fast than during the school year. For parents and caregivers looking to keep their children's minds and bodies active, our Best. Summer. Ever. camps give youth an adventurous, active and healthy summer. The YMCA's Best. Summer. Ever. camp offers arts and crafts, field trips, games and sports, breakfast and lunch, team building, making friends, swimming, and so much more.

This year's weekly Best. Summer. Ever. camp themes:

  • It's Cool to be Kind: June 4 - 8
  • Get Ready. Get Set. Go!!: June 11 - 15
  • Aqua Action: June 18 - 22
  • Safari Trek: June 25 - 29
  • Out of this World: July 2 - 3, 5 - 6
  • Knights, Princesses, & Dragons: July 9 - 13 
  • Mining & Crafting: July 16 - 20
  • Jurassic Kids: July 23 - 27
  • Wizarding Week: July 30 - August 3
  • Underwater World: August 6 - 10

The YMCA also has summer specialty camps available: A Swim Stroke Camp and a Sports Camp offered at the Port Orange and Southeast Volusia YMCAs. To register for the Best. Summer. Ever. summer day camp, please visit the membership desk at our local YMCAs. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Learn more at your local Family Center:

Port Orange Family YMCA

Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. For more information, contact Katrina Raines:

Call: 386-760-9622 Email: kraines@vfymca.org

Southeast Volusia Family YMCA

Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM. For more information, contact Liz Kammer:

Call: 386-409-9622 Email: lkammer@vfymca.org 

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