Day Camp FAQs

What are the ages of campers?

  • Campers are ages 4–15.
  • Campers are grouped with same-aged campers.

What are the hours of camp?

  • 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday–Friday
  • Check-in is at 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick-up is at 4 p.m.

Can you extend day camp hours?

  • Yes. Extended Care hours are 7–8:30 a.m. and 4–6 p.m.
  • Cost is $35.
  • No afternoon care Thursday evenings due to Parent Night.
  • Extended Care is also available at ECLC St. Paul Midway YMCA, 6:30–7:30 a.m. and 5–6 p.m. Cost is $60 and bus transportation to camp is included.

Is there bus service?

What is the staff/camper ratio?

  • Wee Backpackers: 1 to 6
  • Chickadees: 1 to 8
  • Cardinals: 1 to 10
  • Eagles: 1 to 10
  • Colts and Bucks: 1 to 10
  • Teen Quest/Teen Specialty: 1 to 12
  • Specialty Camps grades 1-3: 1 to 8
  • Specialty Camps grades 4-6: 1 to 10

Are there any special events over the summer?

  • Thursday Evenings “Family Night” starts at 4:30 p.m.
  • Colts and Buckaroos campers showcase all they've learned in a Horse Show Thursday evening.
  • Overnight tent-camping experience for Specialty Campers grades 4 and up and all Day Campers grade 5 and up.

Are your groups coed?

  • Yes, all our groups are coed.
  • Sometimes a particular camp has more campers of one gender than another, but the group is still open to anyone.

Can you switch from one camp program to another?

  • As long as there is room, you can switch your child.
  • All changes must be in writing as least one week prior to the start of the session. A $10 change fee is applied to each change that is made. There are no refunds on registration deposits.