Summer Camp FAQ

Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions about summer camp.

Costs, Discounts, & Registration

  • Butler
    • $165- Five days per week
  • South Butler
    • $165- Five days per week
    • $130 per week for three days (M, W, F)
    • $100 per week for two days (T, Th)
  • Karns City
    • $165- Five days per week

Yes, CCW Funding is accepted by our program at Butler and Karns City! We work hard to ensure that no child is turned away from camp for financial reasons. To fill out an application, click here! 

There will be no deposit this year. The payment is scheduled on the Friday before each week attending.

Payments can be made weekly, monthly, or you can pay for the whole summer in advance.

If you withdraw from camp, you will be charged a $20 withdrawal fee for every week you were registered for.

Butler - Not at this time.


South Butler - Yes

  • 3-day rate is M/W/F only
  • 2-day rate is T/TH only

Karns City - Not at this time.

Contact our School Age Site Director, Christina Braden, at

Camp Activities, Schedules, and Food

Campers will participate in four daily activities (Games, Art, Music, and Environment) and enjoy exploring.

We will have special events throughout the summer. More details to come!

Yes! Our camp's focus is on social-emotional learning support and friendship skills. What does that mean? Our camp is designed to encourage character development and promote friendship building. Feeling like you belong is crucial to the success of youth and is a high focus throughout our daily lessons. 

Yes, Butler YMCA Campers will enjoy swimming in the Y's pool everyday while South Butler Campers will swim at Sebco Pool!

Our camp is designed to promote social-emotional and physical development. Our campers learn from our daily activities that are based off of our theme of the week! The campers will be having fun engaging in activities and they won’t even realize learning has taken place! 

Butler - Breakfast and PM snack are provided to campers. You must provide a healthy, packed lunch** for your child each day.

South Butler - PM Snack is provided to campers. You must provide a healthy, packed lunch for your child each day including drinks*.


*Please note: We do not have running water at the pavilion, so please make sure your child has enough water to last throughout the day. 

**Please note: You must have a healthy NUT FREE lunch for your child each day!

  • Backpack
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Packed lunch
  • Towel
  • Water play shoes

We maintain ratios in accordance with state regulations: Younger school age 1:12 | Older school age 1:15.

Staff and Safety

The Y recruits mature and capable staff to work in our programs. We count on each of them to be a role model to our campers and to teach campers the Y’s core values—respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.

All camp staff members are carefully screened and selected based on:

  • Experience, skills, and abilities
  • Certifications and education
  • Character
  • Enthusiasm
  • Love of working with children

All Day Camp staff members attend a mandatory and comprehensive pre-camp training program, some of which includes CPR and first aid training, water safety, and fire safety. Most of our Day Camp staff work for the Y year-round in our Childcare Department.

Medications must be in the original prescribed container with the child’s name and dosage. Parents will fill out a medication form that will remain with the child’s counselor. Epi-Pens and Inhalers will be able to stay with the child’s counselor in the grades’ camp backpack in a labeled baggy. Other medications that need to be given during camp hours will be locked in the camp director’s camp backpack and given at the prescribed time. All medication given will be signed off with dosage amount and time given with staff initials.

On extremely hot days, please send extra water. We will conduct activities under the pavilion to provide shade.

Butler - For inclement weather (severe storms), camp will be held at the Butler YMCA. Parents will be notified by 5:00 AM same day via Procare. In this case, pick-up and drop-off will be at the Butler YMCA.

South Butler - Day Camp will remain outside rain or shine! The pavilion is covered on three sides to protect us from inclement weather. In the case of severe storms, we will seek shelter in SEBCO pool’s changing rooms or the bathrooms at the park.

Karns City - Day Campers will remain inside Karns City High School on rainy or extremely hot days.

We're so glad to hear that. You can make a difference in a child's life, make new friends, and create lifelong memories while working at the Y!

We are hiring for head counselors, counselors, and junior counselors. To apply, visit our employment page. 

Staff are required to clean high touch areas after use, such as including tables and chairs, restrooms, materials, and other frequently used spaces.  

Currently all adults are required to wear a face covering while indoors in designated child care spaces regardless of vaccination status.


Butler and South Butler - Christina Braden, School Age Site Director;, (724) 287-4733 ext. 137

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