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YMCA Summer Camp in Elburn



Elburn Summer Camp 2022


Summer is well on the way, and you know what that means…it’s time to start thinking about how your kids are going to spend their school-free days! No one does summer like the YMCA! This summer you can count on the same safe, high-quality, fun-filled program that you have come to know from the YMCA!

Our Campers will have a summer to remember as the memories and friends that are made will last a lifetime! No two days are the same, and there is never a dull moment. Campers will spend fun-filled days doing group activities, creative art experiences, games, sports, and exploration, as well as an exciting weekly field trip that ties into our weekly themes.  Through directed games and skill-building activities, campers will work on improving their social and emotional skills in a supportive and safe environment.

Days will be filled with:
  • Fun camp activities to engage brains
  • Opportunities to explore, develop new skills, and try new things
  • Plenty of physical activity and games to keep bodies active

Entering Kindergarten-Entering 8th Grade

Days and Time:

Elburn Lions Club Pavilion
290 Stetzer St. Elburn, IL  60119

Typical Daily Schedule:
– Drop-Off
– Opening Ceremonies:
Games and songs to energize campers
– Activity Rotation:
Daily Rotations will vary depending on the weekly theme. Includes: Sports, songs, arts & crafts, games, etc.
– Lunch:
After a busy morning everyone is ready to eat (please note that we will no longer provide lunch beginning on June 13th – click here to read details)
– Activity Rotation:
Daily Rotations will vary depending on the weekly theme. Includes: Sports, songs, arts & crafts, games, etc.
– Closing Ceremony:
Campers will come together to celebrate their awesome day at camp
– Pick-up

Field Trip Days: Tuesdays
Swim Days: Friday

2022 Camp Weeks

WeekDatesThemeField Trips
1May 31-June 3rd (No Camp May 30th)Summer Camp KickoffNo Field Trip
2June 6- June 10Healthy LivingEpic Air
3June 13- June 17Going GreenRed Oak Nature Center
4June 20-June 24Music MakersPhillip Park Aquatic Center
5June 27-July 1Safe Kids WeekMorton Arboretum
6July 5- July 8th (No Camp July 4th)Artful AnticsBowling at Funway
7July 11-July 15Celebration of NationsBlackberry Farm
8July 18- July 22Symphony of the 5 SensesOtter Cove
9July 25-July 29Summer ScientistsSci-Tech Museum
10August 1-August 5Meaningful MindfulnessMoore Park Playground and Sprayground

2022 Camp Blackberry Fees:

Weekly (5 days): $210
Daily: $45/day

*A $25 registration fee and a $10/week or $10/day deposit are due at registration.

Registration Forms

Registration Opens March 1, 2022!

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Camp Blackberry Camper/Parent Open House
Elburn Lion’s Club
Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00pm
Campers and their parents will meet camp counselors, visit with old and new friends, see our camp space, pick up their camp t-shirt, and weekly schedules. Camp Leadership will also be on hand to answer any questions.

Professionally trained and enthusiastic staff are the key ingredient to a positive camp experience. Our staff team is selected based on their skills, maturity, creativity, and sensitivity to the needs of our camp participants.

Many of our staff work during the school year in our before and after-school programs and are familiar faces to the children. Our staff participates in a minimum of 40 hours of training prior to the beginning of camp, so you can rest assured that your child’s counselor will be a caring and positive role model. Many of our camp staff are experienced, returning staff that is 18 or older, and are working on degrees in education, psychology, family, or social services.

All camp staff are:
– Carefully selected and screened
– Put through State and National extensive background check
– CPR & First Aid Certified
– DCFS-Mandated Reporters
– Child Abuse Prevention Trained
– Child Development, Group, and Behavioral Management Trained
– Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness
– Aquatics & Swim Safety Trained
– Bullying & Peer Pressure Awareness Trained
– Field Trip & Bus Safety Trained
– And so much more!

YMCA Financial Assistance:

If you do not qualify for 4c, you can apply for financial assistance through the YMCA. Assistance is based on annual income and family size. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for financial assistance complete a summer camp financial assistance application, provide all required documentation, including a copy of your Federal 1040.

2022 Summer Camp Scholarship Application


 Interested in becoming a summer camp counselor or director? Click here to apply