YMCA Camp Woodstock’s Day Camp program offers local campers the unique opportunity to experience the magic of a well-run sleep away camp, but without the necessity to stay the night! Our program is designed for campers ages 6-12 and allows for them to both build a community within their day camp group while also building relationships with campers in our residential program. This program begins at 8:30 am with games played as a group, followed by the activities chosen individually on the first day of camp. During their afternoon selected activities, day campers will be joined by our overnight campers.
Our program runs from 8:30 am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday each week.
Bus Transportation is available from the Hale Family YMCA in Putnam. Pick up from the YMCA will be at 8:00AM and drop off will be at 6:00PM. The cost of bus transportation is $25/week.
2018 Session Dates:
Sessions run Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Session A: June 25 – June 29
Session B: July 2 – 6
Session C: July 9 – 13
Session D: July 16 – 20
Session E: July 23 – 27
Session F: July 30 – August 3
Session G: August 6 – August 10
Session H: August 13 – August 17
We have a registered nurse on duty to manage the medical care and safety of our campers. Camp Woodstock meets the strict requirements for accreditation with the American Camping Association and is licensed by the State of Connecticut.
Day Camp Schedule
8:30 – Arrival
9:00 – Day Camp Group Activity
10:15 – Activity Period 1 (Individual Camper’s choice – choices for day camp only)
11:15 – Activity Period 2 (Individual Camper’s choice – choices for day camp only)
12:15 – Lunch (camper must bring a bag lunch)
1:15 – Waterfront Time (swimming & boating)
2:30 – Activity Period 3 (Individual Camper’s choice – with resident campers)
3:30 – Activity Period 4 (Individual Camper’s choice – with resident campers)
4:30 – Trading Post snacks and group reflections
5:30 – Departure, see you in the morning!
Our day campers choose and participate in activities alongside those campers in our overnight program. For campers ages 6-10, these activities are limited to those we would offer to our Unit 1 overnight campers (ages 7-10). For day campers ages 11-12, they would be able to participate in any activities offered to our Unit 2 & 3 campers.
Some of the activities that we offer include: Arts & Crafts, Wiffleball, Archery, Outdoor Cooking, Water Sports, Climbing, Swimming, Drama, Fishing, Basketball, Field Sports, Radio, Dance and much more. To view a full list of the activities that we may offer, please visit our Overnight Camp page.
Every other week campers will have an opportunity to take part in one of our famous even programs. On these nights campers stay will join us for dinner in our Lakeside Dining Lodge and pick up will be at 9pm that evening. These nights rotate each week and the exact night will be communicated with you by the Day Camp Director on the first day of each session.