Summer Day Camp

August 2 Alert: Please read below for changes to summer camp programs at the Kent YMCA, Messiah Lutheran, Camp Keller, Shoreview Park, Yost Park, and Chase Lake Elementary due to staffing challenges.  

  • Kent YMCA Peak Camp is moving to the Auburn Valley YMCA beginning August 9. 
  • Messiah Lutheran programs are combining with Outdoor Day Camp at the Auburn Valley YMCA beginning August 9,
  • Camp Keller, Shoreview Park, Yost Park, and Chase Lake Elementary programs will reduce hours to 8:30 am - 4:30 pm beginning August 9. Families will recieve a 20% discount. 
If these changes do not work for your family and you would like to cancel, please do so by August 5 at noon (12:00pm) via this form. We apologize for the change in location, and we look forward to continuing to serve your camper for the remainder of the summer.

Find Your Y CampBefore & After-School Enrichment

Public Registration opens August 16 at 6:00 am. The Y is proud to partner with local school districts to enhance out-of-school time for kids with Before & After-School Enrichment (BASE). We provide high-quality, active learning opportunities designed to engage and expand young minds through our school enrichment programs. Learn more >

Early Education
Now Enrolling! Starting early at the Y means your child acquires important life-skills that build confidence and form a strong foundation for the years ahead. Choose from locations in Auburn, Bothell, North Seattle, and West Seattle. Learn more about Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten or Infant & Toddler Care >

Family Room

Bring the Y's education and enrichment activities into your home. Add variety and creativity into your days through our virtual family room. Try intentional moments to calm the soul, STEAM projects to keep minds moving and learning, family games to share laughs and smiles, or connect in a live class for preschoolers, elementary kids, tweens or teens. Learn More >

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