Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Please look over the camp programs below. We have Day Camps, Overnight Camps, and Resident Camps.  We are looking forward to seeing you under the summer sun or stars.

If you have any questions please contact our Camp & Sports Director, Vinny Beretta.

SCHOLARSHIPS – If you are needing a scholarship to help with the cost of the program, please click here to learn more.

Forms

Health Form – Needed in hand on the first day of attending program

Day Camp Medication Authorization Form – Needed in hand on the first day of attending program (if camper will take any medication during the time at camp).

Counselor in Training (C.I.T.)

Rogue Valley
6/24/24 - 8/23/24
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We are proud to offer the Counselor In Training (C.I.T.) program for older campers as they become ready to take on additional responsibility at camp. All of our programs are staffed by a team of experienced counselors.

Program includes:

  • Resident Camp June 24-29, C.I.T.s will start exploring the role of a camp counselor as well as help in camp needs including the dishes after each meal.
  • Intro to Rafting Camp July 2, C.I.T.s will enjoy a day trip down the Rogue River while shadowing experienced YMCA camp counselors.
  • Resident Camp – Heritage Builders July 8-12, C.I.T.s will be campers this week with fellow high school campers and work to create a lasting project for the future of YMCA camp.
  • 6 weeks of mentoring at the Day Camp July 15 – August 23, C.I.T.s will shadow experienced YMCA counselors while they engage with their group. They will also been provided with opportunities to lead activities under the supervision of current camp counselors.
  • Wage Increase for summer 2025, C.I.T.s that complete the program and who are hired on to the 2025 team will be hired on at the returning camp counselor rate.

Our C.I.T. program is for campers that are 15 years old and ready for stepping into a counselor role at camp during the summer of 2025.

Final acceptance into the to C.I.T. Program is made by the Camp Director. Although we understand teens have many different commitments during the summer C.I.T.s must commit to the events listed above and to spending at least 3 weeks shadowing at Day Camp this summer. To learn more please contact Vinny Beretta.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 6/18/24 Online / Front Desk $ 650.00$ 650.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/24/24 - 08/23/24
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Day Camp (Main Location) - Orchard Hill Elementary (Full Day)

Rogue Valley
6/24/24 - 8/23/24
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Location: Orchard Hill, 1011 La Loma Drive, Medford, OR 97504

For youth entering 1st -8th grade (ages: 5-14, must have completed kindergarten).

Hours: Monday thru Friday – 7:30am – 6:00pm

Our day camp provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to engage the interests of all age groups. Our day camp is non-stop and our activities reinforce our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. At the YMCA, we create an exciting and safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. Campers will spend the summer making friends, trying new things, and developing interpersonal skills. The activities that we engage campers in are hands-on and educational, but we add in a ton of fun and silliness.

A week of Day Camp Includes:

  • Low counselor to camper ratio for individualized attention
  • Developmentally appropriate thematic activities, such as cooking projects, science experiments, outdoor living skills, arts & crafts, and more
  • Field trips and special guests
  • Swim days at the YMCA facility
  • Traditional camp games, sports, skits and songs
  • Breakfast & Lunch provided by the USDA Summer Foods Program (available to all) and an afternoon snack provided by the YMCA

We work to spend the majority of time outside and weekly field trips will be to outdoor locations as long as wildfire smoke permits time in the outdoors. Each day campers will be assigned a “cabin” with their own counselor to guide them through the weeks themed activities. Our unique program allows campers to work with their fellow cabin mates and camp counselor to design and shape their day.

To make sure that your camper is properly prepared for each day, they should come dressed for the weather, ready to get dirty, and with a backpack filled with the YMCA’s Required 5: Lunch, Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Swimsuit, and Towel. We work with the Central Point School District Nutrition Services and the USDA Summer Foods Program to provide free lunches as an option for families, available for any income level.

Forms:

Health Form – bring this with you on the first day of the program

Daily Medication Authorization Form – Complete if your child needs medication administered, a completed form is needed each day.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 8/21/24 Online / Front Desk $ 250.00$ 250.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Special Rate
06/24/24 - 06/28/24
159 / 200 Available $250 Register  
07/01/24 - 07/03/24
154 / 200 Available $150 Register  
07/08/24 - 07/12/24
145 / 200 Available $250 Register  
07/15/24 - 07/19/24
145 / 200 Available $250 Register  
07/22/24 - 07/26/24
145 / 200 Available $250 Register  
07/29/24 - 08/02/24
143 / 200 Available $250 Register  
08/05/24 - 08/09/24
149 / 200 Available $250 Register  
08/12/24 - 08/16/24
144 / 200 Available $250 Register  
08/19/24 - 08/23/24
146 / 200 Available $250 Register  

Intro to Rafting Camp 1-day

Rogue Valley
7/2/24 - 7/2/24
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When you live in the Rogue Valley you should get the opportunity to experience the Rogue River. Campers paddle down river with plenty of opportunities for swimming. Campers must be comfortable in and on the water. All campers and staff will be required to wear their life jacket at all times in and on the water and YMCA lifeguards oversee the entire trip.

This one day trip will take you from Cole River Fish Hatchery to Shady Cove Park to give you just the perfect introductory experience. It will leave you feeling ready to join us for the 3-day rafting experience this year, or again next year. All you need to bring is sunscreen, a lunch, water bottle, swimsuit, and a towel for this splash filled day.

Transportation will be provided by the YMCA.

When: July 2, meet at the YMCA at 8:00 am and returning at 5:15 pm

Where: Drop-off and pick-up at the YMCA,
522 West Sixth Street, Medford, OR 97501

Who: Youth ages 11-17

Staff to Camp Ratio: 1:6


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 6/28/24 Online / Front Desk $ 80.00$ 80.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/02/24
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Overnight Coastal Camp

Rogue Valley
8/12/24 - 8/16/24
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During our coastal camp your camper will get to experience everything the coast has to offer. Majestic Oregon scenery and tide pools are just a couple things your camper will experience while camping on the coast. Our amazing adventure will take place at Sunset Bay State Park where the hiking trails connect you with the ocean.

Each evening will include activities and a camp fire with songs and storytelling. YMCA camp programs focus on building positive relationships while having a great time. The campers will be asked to help setup camp, prepare meals, and clean up after themselves. Group camping gear and food will be provided by the YMCA. We do ask that your camper brings a lunch on the first day. All swimming and water activities will be overseen by YMCA lifeguards.

When: August 12 – 16, Drop-off 8:00 am, Pick-up 5:00 pm

Where: Drop-off and pick-up at the YMCA 522 West Sixth Street, Medford, OR 97501

Who: Youth ages 8 – 13

Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:8


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 8/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 400.00$ 400.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
08/12/24 - 08/16/24
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Overnight ExplOregon

Rogue Valley
7/30/24 - 8/2/24
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ExplOregon is our camp that is dedicated each summer to Exploring what makes Oregon great. Oregon is a diverse geographical location with many outdoor areas to explore. Each summer we will be exploring some of what makes Oregon such a great place.

The summer of 2024 is all about WATERFALLS. We will explore the Umpqua Valley and see the beauty that is created when water reaches a drop and cascades down creating an alluring mist and an inviting retreat from the heat of the summer. We will visit over ten waterfalls, see two rivers collide head on and even get the chance to swim in some of Oregon’s hidden swimming holes.

Participants will need to provide personal camping gear (sleeping bag, clothes, etc.), group camping gear will be provided by the YMCA. Campers will be asked to have eaten a complete
breakfast and bring a sack lunch with them on the first day, all other food will be provided by the YMCA.

Where: Drop-off and pick-up at the YMCA 522 West Sixth Street, Medford, OR 97501

Who: Youth ages 8 – 13

Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:8


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 7/26/24 Online / Front Desk $ 320.00$ 320.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/30/24 - 08/02/24
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Overnight Rafting Camp 3-day

Rogue Valley
7/16/24 - 7/18/24
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When you live in the Rogue Valley you should get the opportunity to experience the Rogue River. Campers paddle down river with plenty of opportunities for swimming. Campers must be comfortable in and on the water. All campers and staff will be required to wear their life jacket at all times in and on the water and YMCA lifeguards oversee the entire trip.

We will be departing at Cole River Fish Hatchery and floating for 3 days down to TouVelle State Park. We will stop the first night at Rogue Elk Park and the second night just below Dodge Bridge. Group camping equipment is provided by the YMCA, you just need to pack your personal gear (a packing list provided one week before the camp), eat a complete breakfast before arriving, and bring a lunch for the first day. All other food will be provided by the YMCA. Each night will be a memorable experience as we setup our camp site, cook our meals, and finish the evening with a campfire along the river. Campers will experience the Rogue River like never before and learn some cool stuff along the way.

When: July 16 – 18, Drop-off 8:00 am, pick-up 5:00 pm

Where: Drop-off and pick-up at the YMCA, 522 West Sixth Street, Medford, OR 97501

Who: Youth ages 11 – 17

Staff to Camp Ratio: 1:6


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 7/12/24 Online / Front Desk $ 240.00$ 240.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/16/24 - 07/18/24
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Resident Camp

Rogue Valley
6/24/24 - 6/29/24
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This year’s program will be offered at the YMCA’s newest property and soon to be one of the best camp facilities in Southern Oregon. We will be at the YMCA Elk Trail Outdoor School near Trail, OR and near the banks of the Rogue River and with waterfront access to Elk Creek. Although this property is still being developed, we are excited to welcome campers to the property. Most campers will live in tents with their fellow campers and counselor with bathroom facilities nearby, our youngest campers will be staying in one of the newly completed Cozy Elk Bunkrooms with indoor bathrooms.

Resident Camp is filled with swimming (in the creek and at Lost Creek Lake), hiking, archery, arts & crafts, cookouts, skits, songs, team building, outdoor living skills and all of the time-honored traditions that our campers have come to expect. We also offer a “Choose & Do” time during the week where campers can sign up to spend a little more time doing the things they really love like archery, floating on the creek and commando hikes. Being away from home with a group of new friends helps youth learn independence and the ability to rely on others.

Resident camp is an experience that you will never forget.

Each evening at camp concludes with an unforgettable campfire experience where campers and counselors sing songs and perform skits. The final day of camp is special because campers and counselors dress in their camp finest to attend a semi-formal closing banquet and campfire.

Who: Youth entering 2nd – 10th grade

Where: YMCA Elk Trail Outdoor School in Trail, OR
Drop-off and pick-up at the YMCA 522 West Sixth Street, Medford, OR 97501

When: June 24-29, Drop-off: 8:00am at the YMCA
Pick-up: 12:00noon at the YMCA

Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:8

2024 Welcome Letter & Packing List


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 6/21/24 Online / Front Desk $ 480.00$ 480.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/24/24 - 06/29/24
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Resident Camp - Heritage Builders

Rogue Valley
7/8/24 - 7/12/24
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Be a part of building the future of YMCA camping for the Rogue Valley! Our YMCA is currently redeveloping the former Elk Trail Outdoor School into the future home of resident camps and outdoor school. To learn more about this project please visit: YMCA Elk Trail Outdoor School.

Resident Camp Heritage Builders is for upper middle and high school youth that want to help create and build the future YMCA Elk Trail Outdoor School. During this week campers will be presented with a variety of possible projects to be completed during their week at camp. The completed project will become a part of the camp’s history and legacy. It is not often that young people our given the chance to literally shape a place so it can positively impact future generations of youth.

The final project will be selected by the enrolled campers and they will be involved from planning to completion, the selected project will need to be completed in one week. This will be hands on learning at it’s best. As we plan to involve the enrolled campers in the creation of their project, we cannot say exactly what they will be working on but some examples of projects that will be presented as options are below:

  • Split cedar fence and Welcome Station in front of the camp – project would include demolition of the current fence, splitting whole cedar logs into rails, placing fence posts and constructing the final fence.
  • Outdoor kitchen to be used by camp groups – project would include building a wood fired stove, placing a sink, and building a covered patio space.
  • Large group fire pit so groups can gather together each evening- project would include layout the area, building a permanent fire pit, run water lines for fire control, constructing a stage, and build benches for groups to sit.
  • Gaga Pit one of the most popular active camp games – project would including planning out the design, lots of measuring & calculations, cutting lumber and assembling it, placing posts, sanding and staining.
  • To be determined – although we will have some projects to share we truly hope the group will create something that has a lasting impact and meaning for them as well.

Parents will be invited up on Friday afternoon at the end of camp to see what your camper has created.

Campers will live in the newly completed Cozy Elk Bunkrooms with indoor bathrooms.

Resident Camp – Heritage Builders will be hard work but we will spend time each day having fun as we enjoy many of the resident camp activities you have come to expect: swimming, archery, crafts, cookouts, skits, songs, team building, and outdoor living skills. Each evening at camp ends with an unforgettable campfire experience where campers and counselors create lasting memories.

Who: Youth entering 7th – 12th grade

When: July 8-12

Drop-off:  at the YMCA 522 West Sixth Street, Medford, OR 97501 at 8:00am

Pick-up: at YMCA Elk Trail Outdoor School in Trail, OR Friday at 4:30pm

Staff to Camper Ratio: 1:8


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 7/3/24 Online / Front Desk $ 400.00$ 400.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
07/08/24 - 07/12/24
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Staff Training (STAFF ONLY)

Rogue Valley
6/17/24 - 6/20/24
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This registration is ONLY for staff that have been invited to be a part of the summer 2024 camp team.

Training will take place at the YMCA’s newest facility Elk Trail (Click Here to learn more).

This is a residential training so please come prepared to camp for 4 days. A detailed letter of training instructions and packing list will be emailed to the email you used to register and you must read these instructions and complete them before your arrival at training.

If you have any questions before training begins please contact Vinny Beretta, Camp Director.

 

 


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberProgram Participant
3/25/24 6/18/24 Online / Front Desk $ 0.00$ 0.00

Available Sessions

Date(s)
06/17/24 - 06/20/24
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