Camp Woodstock YMCA
"The Friendship Camp"

Day Camp


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.

2019 Session Dates:

Sessions run Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Session A:   June 24 – June 28

Session B:   July 1 – 5

Session C:   July 8 – 12

Session D:   July 15 – 19

Session E:   July 22 – 26

Session F:   July 29 – August 2

Session G:   August 5 – August 9

Session H:   August 12 – August 16

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.


Fees and Payment Schedule:


$50 nonrefundable deposit per Session due at time of registration

Session A – remaining balance due May 15th

Session B, Session C, Session D, Session E, Session F – remaining balance due June 15th

Session G, Session H – remaining balance due July 15th


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!


IMG_3657Our 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.

IMG_3665Every 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.


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