2021 Y Summer Day Camp Update

What You Need to Know for Day Camp This Summer

Registration is open and we are prepared to offer camp at the following locations for preschool and school age campers:

We are excited to bring back Summer Quest for 2021! Registration details can be found here.

The safety of children in our care and our employees drives all decision making. We continue to make adjustments based on direction from national, state and local leaders as to what the camp experience will look like. We continue to evaluate CDC and American Camp Association (ACA) guidelines and best practices to ensure we are able to provide a successful and enriching experience for children this summer.

Here are some things you can expect:

  • Camp is set to begin June 28 and run for 10 weeks ending September 3
  • We will offer morning (7-9 am) and afternoon (4-6 pm) care at no additional cost
  • Campers will stay in small groups

Here are some things you need to know about our locations:

  • Camp Arrowhead is offering preschool and traditional day camp at the Arrowhead campus.
  • Camp Bay View is offering school-age summer day camp.
  • Camp Eastside is offering preschool, school-age day camp and sports camp at the Eastside campus. Sports Camp will run during sessions 3-7.
  • Camp Northpoint is offering Northpoint Jr. (preschool) at the Northwest Family YMCA and traditional day camp at the Northpoint campus.
  • Camp Corning is offering day camp at Watson Homestead. We anticipate having bussing from the Corning Family YMCA as we did last year.
  • We will be holding Summer Quest 2021 at the Carlson MetroCenter. Registration details can be found here.


Due to the recent update from the CDC, an increase of COVID cases across our region, and the fact that Monroe County is now considered a “substantial” transmission area for COVID-19, the YMCA of Greater Rochester has amended our mask policy. Effective August 3:

  • We strongly recommend all members of the YMCA, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask.
  • All children age 2 and older in youth facing programs — including Day Camp, Summer Quest, Power Scholars, youth sports, child care and child watch — will be required to wear a mask when indoors.
  • All staff members in youth facing programs, regardless of their vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask at all times. This applies to programs held indoors and outdoors — including Day Camp, Summer Quest, Power Scholars, youth sports, child care and child watch.

Because safety is at the forefront of every decision we make, we believe these extra safety steps are critical and necessary. We will continue to monitor what is happening in our community, and follow local, state and national guidelines to ensure campers and staff remain safe.

If this changes, we will be sure to update all of our families.

We look forward to serving your child(ren) this summer. In this ever-evolving planning process full of unknowns, we continue our research, monitor the situation, and work in a leadership role alongside subject matter experts to ensure camp is the safest environment possible.

We thank you for your patience, your confidence and your support.