Camp Tycony is all about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too! Registration is now open!

Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. Camping teaches self-reliance, a love for nature and the outdoors, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership — all amidst the fun of canoeing, archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

We have more than 130 years of experience in providing a safe, thriving environment for young people to explore personal interests, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills, discover the creativity and health benefits of the outdoors, and make lasting friendships and memories.

We offer day camp for children from age 6 (or 5, if he or she has completed kindergarten) to 14. Camp Tycony is designed for active kids who would rather be out in the woods building a fort and canoeing on a pond, than sitting in front of a TV or computer screen all day. We call it the original social network.

Activities for all campers include: Swimming and swim lessons at the YMCA, theme weeks, canoeing & kayaks, campfire cooking, archery, drama/music, arts & crafts, lots of messy play and good ol’ fashion summer fun!

Full details below, but if you have questions, feel free to call the Y’s Child Care Development Center at 765.236.2070.

Camp Dates

May 29 - July 27, 2018

Camp Hours


6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Camp does not officially begin until 9 a.m.; however, we understand parents need care before so we do offer care which includes activities such as camp set-up, crafts, outdoor games, and reading to prevent summer learning loss.


Regular Camp Hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are outside the majority of the day and our activities are scheduled.

Post Camp

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Age Groups

Trailblazers: Ages 5-7

Explorers: Ages 8-10

Pathfinders: Ages 11-14

Children go swimming at our downtown location twice per week. Swim days are as follows:

Trailblazers & Pathfinders: Monday & Wednesdays
Explorers: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Weekly Prices

Y member, 1st child: $115/week
Participant, 1st child: $125/week

Y member, 2nd child: $100/week
Participant, 2nd child: $110/week

Y member, 3rd or more child: $60/week
Participant, 3rd or more child: $65/week

3-Day Prices

Y member: $90
Participant: $100

*Registration fee of $25 per camper or $30 per family applies.

Theme Weeks

We’re working hard to keep the best theme weeks while also bringing you new and exciting adventures. You’ll be excited to know we’re keeping Water Week, Wild & Crazy Kids, Carnival Week and Camp Tycony Classics.

Some of the new weeks include Space Exploration, Home of the Brave and Science & STEM. More fun-filled weeks to come, so stay tuned!

For more information, call the Y’s Child Care Development Center at 765.236.2070.

*Please note: Birth certificate and immunization records are both required at time of registration. Thank you!

2018 Camp Tycony Enrollment Form
Camp Family Handbook 2018
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