Summer Camps | Y Explorers: Entering 1st-4th Grade

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Taking a break from school does not mean kids development is on vacation. Y Explorers offers participants fun and educational experiences through weekly themes and daily activities that focus on achievement, relationships and belonging. Come join us for the best summer ever! 



To Register: Select "School Age Programs" on the Y Registration Page

Required Paperwork: Upon completion of online registration process, you will receive a welcome email with a link to download and complete the Required Participant Paperwork.  Email completed paperwork to WITHIN ONE WEEK OF REGISTRATION.  

If you do not receive the welcome email within 24 hours of registration, please contact the the YDC & School Age Program Coordinator at or by calling 701-751-9773.


June 1-4: Camp Kickoff! - Kick off your summer with a week filled with amazing activities including junkyard wars, camp crafts and human foosball!

June 7-11: Hollywood - We will be rolling out the red carpet for our campers this week! Our campers will see what if feels like to be famous with their own personal papparazzi!

June 14-18: Super Hero Week - Campers will use their imaginations this week to create their very own superhero! 

June 21-25: H2O Yeah! - Don’t let the heat stop you! This will be one wild, wet and water filled week! Be sure to pack a swimsuit, goggles and sunscreen! We will also visit a water park!

June 28–July 2: Olympics- Campers will create and compete in their own Olympic style games!

July 5-9: Survivor Week - Will your "tribe" win the most points competing in survival and puzzle challenges? Campers will learn survival skills and how to work together to succeed.

July 12-16: Around the World- Discover games and activities from across the world! We will be enjoying cultural experiences all week!

July 19-23: Disney - Campers will work together to create their very own theme park. What games, attractions and rides can you imagine?!

July 26-30: Weird Science - Every camper is an inventor! We will put STEAM activities at your fingertips so your creative juices flow!

August 2-6: Escape Room - Campers will work in teams to create escape rooms! Can the other team crack your codes and escape your riddles and puzzles?!

August 9-13: DIY Challenge Week -  This week you'll be challenged to create something amazing with everyday items working both independently and in teams!


DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change - please refer to weekly newsletters for updated information)

7:30-9:00am AM EXTENDED DAY

9:00-9:15am OPENING CEREMONY: camp assembly, energize activity, announcements

9:15-9:30am HUDDLE: small groups meet with counselor, discuss theme and core value for the day

9:30-10:30am PLUG IN: small groups work on various activities, skill development, games, STEM activities or Field Trips

10:30-11:30am ENERGIZE: Campers are engaged in outdoor activities including gaga ball, hiking or themed activity

12:00-1:00pm LUNCH: Campers have lunch and participate in songs, large group games (sack lunch will need to be brought from home)

1:00-2:00pm POWER UP: Campers pick activity of their choice, field trips

2:00-3:30pm PLUG IN: small groups work on various activities, skill development, games, STEM activities or field trips

3:30-3:50pm HUDDLE: small groups meet with counselor, discuss theme and core value for the day

3:50-4:00pm CLOSING CEREMONY: camp assembly, reflection activity, announcements for next day

4:00-5:30pm PM EXTENDED DAY


Breakfast and snack included; campers will need to bring a nutritious sack lunch each day.

Extended day hours included!


2021 Monthly Rate Plan

Members: $590/month

Non-Members: $655/month

$65 non-refundable Registration Fee due at time of registration

The first week of June is prorated, camp begins Tuesday, June 1.

Cancellations: A 30-day notice is required to withdraw from YDC programming. Families are financially responsible for tuition for the 30 day period.  Program cancellations must be made through the YDC & School Age Program Coordinator.



YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Located in the YMCA, south entrance)

1608 North Washington Street, Bismarck



Alyssa Pfliger




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