Here you will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions about our summer day camp program. Should you need any further information, please contact Kim Green.
Is transportation available to and from camp?
Yes! While you are welcome to drop off and pick up your child here at camp, we also provide bus transportation from the McKinney YMCA. The cost is $45 per camper (per week) and includes before/after camp care.
I have not received an info packet with forms.
Once you have registered for camp, you'll receive a packet with medical forms and other pertinent information. If, for some reason, you did not receive the packet, click here.
Do I need to send a sack lunch with my child?
Lunch is provided here at camp every day and is included in the camp fee. We also provide an afternoon snack along with plenty of water breaks.
What else should my child bring to camp?
Once your child is registered for camp, you will receive an info packet that includes medical forms, a parent handbook, and a packing list. For typical weeks, your child will need a backpack with a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bug spray, and a water bottle.
Are there lifeguards on duty at camp?
Yes, we always have certified lifeguards at all water activities. Campers will do a short swimming test on the first day of camp and receive a colored wristband based on their swim level. Lifejackets are available at the pool if needed. For activities at the lake, all campers are required to wear lifejackets at all times.
Are the counselors background checked?
Yes. It is the policy of the YMCA for all staff and volunteers to be background checked. They are also certified in CPR and First Aid. They also go through an extensive staff training, which includes Child Abuse Prevention training.
Can my child be in a group with his/her friend?
Campers will be placed in groups according to their age. Ages 5-7 will be have a camper/counselor ratio of 6 to 1. Ages 8-12 will be in groups with a camper/counselor ratio of 8 to 1.
Is financial assistance available?
Yes- we want every child to have the experience of summer camp, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information, or to receive an application, please contact Kathy Wilson, Business Services Director, at 214-667-5602.