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 unique 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 archery, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Our dedicated counselors are committed to making sure camp is a fantastic 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 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, 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.
June 3 - August 2, 2019
Returning families can begin priority registration April 19
Pop-up Early Registration for Y Members and Community Members: April 27 (during Healthy Kids Day)
Official Registration for Y Members and Community Members: May 1
(We do not offer breakfast)
Drop off: Any time between 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
Drop off: 9 a.m.
Pick up: 4 p.m.
This is where the fun kicks into high gear! We will be outside a majority of the day with planned activities and adventures. Because our days run on a schedule, we recommend the pickup time of 4:00 p.m. so that your child/children may have the best camp experience this summer!
Pick up: Any time between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Trailblazers: Ages 5-7 (5 year olds must have completed kindergarten)
Explorers: Ages 8-10
Pathfinders: Ages 11-14
Children will go swimming at our downtown location twice per week.
Y member, 1st child: $130/week
Community: 1st child: $140/week
Y member, 2nd child: $120/week
Community: 2nd child: $130/week
Y member, 3rd or more child: $100/week
Community: 3rd or more child: $110/week
Y member: $100
*Registration fee of $25 per camper or $30 per family applies.
Y Members $75
Community: $80A registration fee of $15 per camper or $20 per family applies.
Note Late pick-up $20 for 30 minutes. Must be paid in full before the parent brings back the camper for the next session.
June 3- June 7 - Summer Kickoff Party
We take time to get to know our new friends and each day we'll experience a little bit of what's to come for this summer!
June 10- June 14 - Artful Antics
Creativity comes alive! Let’s get artsy with exploding art, creepy-crawly crafts, painting with your feet and more silliness. Your campers will get their hands dirty to create edible art, homemade play dough, “oobleck,” 3D sand art, and more.
June 17- June 21 - From Farm to Fun
This week is a time to get crazy with your food! We’ll be making crafts with food, playing Spaghetti Tag, learning healthy snack alternatives and much more!
June 24- June 28 - 1-2-3-4
We want a Color War!This week is all about teamwork, making friends, good sportsmanship and leadership. Campers and counselors are assigned to teams and compete in fun and wacky challenges throughout the week. And we'll also be making Tie-dye Team shirts! At the end of the week, everyone comes together as one, and we have an all-out Color War!
July 1– July 5– Stars and Stripes Backyard Bash
Enjoy the great outdoors as we partake in classic summertime games like Tug-O-War, kickball, lawn games, nature crafts, picnics, recycling projects, and so much S'more! (see what we did there)
July 8- July 12- Soak Zone
This year’s water week extravaganza will be the best ever as we explore and enjoy all things water! Bring your bathing suit and a towel this week as we promise a wet and wild week of fun!
July 15- July 19– Cool Critters
This week is all about the wild side and domesticated side of animals! We will learn about farm animals with Wrangler and learn all about the animals that live just outside our doors as well as some we don’t see very often!
July 22- July 26 – Campers vs. Counselors
Campers and counselors will face off in a variety of missions, activities, and games throughout the week. This week will include Minute to Win It challenges, soccer games, water balloon toss, and tug-a-war! Campers and Counselors will face off in the most exciting challenges ever
July 29- August 2- Y-lympics
This is a great way to end our summer with our friends. This isn't your average Olympics either as we will have competitions in art, engineering, science, AND sports.
*Please note: Birth certificate and immunization records are both required at time of registration. Thank you!