"If you somehow positively impact one child and they get a sense of self and confidence and even just happiness, and they bring that back to their family and their school, camp can affect millions of people." - A Y camp counselor


Children are like sponges; they watch and absorb knowledge, skills and values from everything and everyone around them. At the Y we believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life and future success. That's why our afterschool program is staffed with people who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of kids. They see the needs children have to feel connected and supported in trying new things, and the caring and reinforcement parents and families need to help each other.

At the Y babies develop trust and security, preschoolers experience early literacy and learn about their world, and school-age kids make friends, learn new skills and do homework. Most importantly, children learn how to be their best selves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Summer Day Camp

This year we are offering 2 age appropriate options for Summer Camp.

Rising 1st-4th Graders will have our traditional camp experience as we play all day long! Day Camp is a perfect break away from our regular routines. Campers will engage in exciting experiences that will stretch imaginations and build positive values.

Fun is found through being active all week long! Field trips take us to our local Library, area playgrounds and parks, spirited games of bowling, fun and exciting movies, or exploring our local caves.

Every day we get to share with each other through camp skits and songs that aid in building friendships. Games at camp keep us active at play all day long while promoting team building.

Rising 5th-8th Graders will work with our Teen Director to have an Adventure experience camp. Each week has its own daily themed trips focusing on our local parks, great hikes and water adventures. We are also planning 4 overnight trips.

Summer Day Camp Registration Form
Summer Day Camp Flyer
Little Campers Flyer
Permission to Administer Medication Form
Parents Handbook
Online Registration

For more Information Contact:
Tiffany Scardo
Youth and Families Director
400 M L King, Jr. Blvd
Bristol, TN 37620
E [email protected] P (423)-968-3133

Things to Remember about Camp

  • Space is limited so register early to guarantee your spot
  • Deposit payment is accepted at time of registration, remaining balances are due weekly
  • Payment can be made by cash, check, credit or debit card
  • Early registration discounts end April 8th
  • Registration for any remaining spaces for each session ends at noon on the Friday prior to the session
  • Register online at or stop by the YMCA to register.
  • Financial Assistance is available but limited

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