About Camp Y-Ki (Completed Grades K-5)
Swimming, archery, arts and crafts, sports, nature, camp songs, outdoor adventure, and special events… the traditional summer camp experience of Camp Y-Ki provides kids (completed grades K-5) with the fun, friends, and personal growth that only summer camp can provide.
Held at Kiwanis Park, Camp Y-Ki is an exciting outdoor camp experience for school-age children, offering a variety of activities which help campers build self-esteem, confidence, independence and responsibility – all while enjoying outdoor summertime fun with friends.
In addition to regular camp activities, campers going into 5th-8th grade (Eagles and L.I.T.s) have a dedicated time to choose their own activity! Running Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, specialty camps allow the older campers to have a little more flexibility and freedom with their camp schedule. Campers will be able to choose activities from the four categories: Sports, Nature/Science, Arts/Community, and Water Sports. By maintaining the structure of a traditional day camp while incorporating the unique interests of individual campers, Camp Y-Ki provides a perfect balance of summer camp activities for all.
About Leaders-In-Training Program (Completed Grades 6-7)
Our Leaders-In-Training (L.I.T.) program is designed to teach our oldest campers the importance of responsibility, empathy, and working with others while having fun at camp. The L.I.T. program is divided into two sections based on camper experience, each is designed for campers to progress through building the skills to become a successful leader.
First-year L.I.T.s will blend regular Camp Y-Ki activities with L.I.T. activities to begin introducing campers to group choice and more freedom at camp. Activities include a Red Cross Babysitting Certification course, shadowing Camp Specialists, specialty activities, and more.
Led by L.I.T. Specialists, returning L.I.T.s experience greater independence and responsibility. Activities include shadowing camper groups and counselors to hone child supervision skills, community enrichment projects as part of the Y’s mission for social responsibility, as well as fun age-focused games, and more.
Questions about Camp Y-Ki? Please contact Matt Busse at 203-920-1643 or by email.
Special Cares Support
Click here to learn about our Special Cares Support within Camp Y-Ki & our L.I.T. program for children with special needs. Preapproval required for support prior to camp registration.
*All camp forms are due June 1 through ePACT Network.