Michiana Family YMCA

For Youth Development
For Healthy Living
For Social Responsibility

Summer Day Camp

Get ready for the BEST SUMMER EVER with the YMCA OF MICHIANA! Campers will get to participate in a wide variety of different activities that build new skills, foster lifelong friendships, and give your camper a place where they can belong!


Entering Kindergarten-Entering 6th Grade. We provide age-based huddles to give kids the chance to excel among their peers. 


June 12 - August 11, 2017

Locations and Hours

YMCA Camp Cooper
Riverview Family YMCA
1201 Northside Blvd., South Bend
6:30am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday

YMCA Day Camp at The Res in Mishawaka
13950 Scout Ln., Mishawaka
7:00am -6:00pm, Monday-Friday

We also offer day camp at YMCA Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, Michigan and we provide transportation from South Bend and Granger. For details about that specific camp, please visit the YMCA Camp Eberhart website. 


$130 for YMCA of Michiana member registrations prior to April 1. 
$135 for YMCA of Michiana member registrations after to April 1.

$160 for non-member registrations prior to April 1.
$165 for non-member registrations after April 1.

Why Day Camp?

The YMCA of Michiana Day Camps offer a mix of fun and educational activities aimed at improving kids’ well-being. Our activities help them:

  • Learn and master skills 
  • Build friendships 
  • Help them feel like they belong so they feel safe, welcome and free to express their individuality.

For parents and guardians who enjoy seeing their child’s face glow when retelling a camp story or want to see their child accomplish things, the Y encourages you to enroll them in day camp. 

Eating Healthy, Living Healthy!

We’re committed to getting our campers physically active every day and to promoting healthy eating.

Camp Cooper will provide a healthy USDA-sponsored CACFP lunch and a fresh fruit or vegetable snack.

Parents will be responsible for providing a sack lunch at The Res in Mishawaka but we will provide a fresh fruit or vegetable snack. 

Age-Focused Camper Huddles

K1 Huddle for Campers Entering 1st Grade: This group is for our youngest campers. The staff who works with this tribe focus on making sure our littlest campers are taken care of in all of their social and emotional needs. They spend their time together playing games and working on activities specifically designed to focus on motor skill and emotional development while fostering a sense of independence.

2/3 Huddle for Campers Entering 2nd and 3rd Grade: This is one of our biggest groups. This age group will spend their afternoons engaging in activities that encourage goal setting and team building. Campers in this age group are really coming into their own in terms of likes and dislikes. We want to make sure that we are helping your camper foster a strong sense of self-confidence, while learning to accept the differences in others as well.

4/6 Huddle for Campers Entering 4th-6th Grade: This group focuses on the needs of our oldest campers. Campers will get to participate in programs that fit the needs as an older age group. We will focus on teamwork, sportsmanship, and fostering positive relationships with their peers. We will provide a safe place for these campers to be independent and provide them plenty of opportunities to choose what activities they will engage in during their time with us.

Leaders Huddle for Teens Entering 7th or 8th Grade: Counselors in Training, CIT, is for our campers who aren’t quite old enough to stay home alone all day and who want to learn responsibility in a camp setting over the summer months. CIT’s will get to work side by side with our camp staff and coordinators to help plan/run activities, run our camp store, assist in our daily camp operations and much more! Campers will be given opportunities to learn job skills as well as take on responsibilities that are different from being just a camper.

Questions? Contact Jessie Emmons at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 574 287 9622.



Information Sessions
Edison Lakes Family Y
6:30pm - 7:30pm
March 14, April 12, 2017

Riverview Family Y
Feb 19, March, 19, April 16, 2017


Day Camp Information Book

Day Camp Parent Guide

Day Camp Registration Form

For more information please contact
Jessie Emmons by emailing at
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or calling 574 287 9622.

The Y is committed to providing programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We make every effort to ensure that no one is turned away due to inability to pay.
Read more about our financial assistance.