Day Camp & Summer Camp

YMCA CAMP SOMEWHERE – Day Camp & Overnight Camp

The Rogue Y has been running camp programs since the summer of 1948. During this time our camp programs have taken campers out of the city and into nature. We host camps from the coast to the mountains and from the north to the south of the Rogue Valley. We have a long heritage of connecting youth with the many outdoor opportunities that surround us. The identity of our camp has always come from our traditions, our commitment to the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, and our continued development of camps to engage youth. So we hope you will join us at Camp Somewhere, whether that is at the beach, at the lake, at the river or at all of them. We want every camper to experience the outdoors, to feel free from the routines of the school year, to get dirty, and most importantly to have fun. We will be spending the majority of our time outside no matter what time of year you join us.  There are many different programs available serving youth in kindergarten through those entering the twelfth grade. Financial Assistance is available. We are still reworking programs around the new school year formats and information will be added to this page once it is available.

Covid Update for July 27, 2020 – We have made the final decision based on State of Oregon guidelines to not open our Day Camp during the summer of 2020 but open Summer Care instead. Also, all remaining remaining overnight camps have been cancelled for the remainder of the summer. 

NEW! For families needing care this summer please see our Summer Care with Camp Activities flyer and contact Bethany Pitts to learn more.

We were sad to cancel some camps but we are already looking forward the the summer of 2021. Covid Refund Notice: Any deposits or fees paid for programs that were not offered have been credited back to your family’s account.

TO REGISTER:

  • School Year Day Camp – School Year Day Camps are still being crafted as we respond to the new school year formats. When registration opens a link will appear here.
  • Health Form – Camp Health Form
  • Summer Camp – Details for the summer of 2021 will be coming in the spring of 2021.

School Year Day Camp and Summer Camp Programs

Day Camp for youth in kindergarten to ninth grade is a great way to experience the fun and excitement that camp has to offer while still being able to come home each night to share the day’s stories with family and friends. The YMCA offers day camp during Thanksgiving break, Winter break and Spring break.  Our Summer Camp Programs have options for all grades, kindergarten to high school:

  • Day Camp is for youth entering first through ninth grade.  Youth will enjoy weekly field trips and great themes that make for a memorable experience.  There is always a weekly schedule that will be posted HERE on the Friday before the week begins.
  • Specialty Camps during summer are offered as a unique, specialized adventure for youth.  2020 Specialty Camps included: 1-day intro to rafting camp, 3-day rafting camp, rock climbing camp, ExplOregon – cancelled, chef camp – cancelled, and coastal camp – cancelled.
  • Resident Camp (cancelled) is a week-long traditional overnight camping experience away from home with the same bunch of kids. It helps youth and teens learn self-esteem, personal responsibility and how to rely on others. There is a “Spoons” group for older teens who help with dishes after each meal in exchange for a reduced rate. Resident Camp is an experience that you never forget. For prices, times, details and contact information read the 2021 Summer Camp Guide.

To apply as a camp leader:

To apply for a camp counselor position then complete this Camp Application.  To apply for a Counselor-in-Training (CIT) position then complete this CIT Application.

Camp Forms:

Daily Medication Authorization Form