Ways to Save on Summer Camp at the Y

A boy and girl play outside during camp at the YMCA.

Summer is coming and it’s time to start thinking about sun, fun and camp. If you appreciate saving a few dollars, here are a few tips to help you save on YMCA Summer Camp. 

  • Use the sibling discount.
    Multiple kids? Head to your branch to register. Families with two or more children signing up for the same week receive 10% off the lowest weekly fee (restrictions apply). Unfortunately, the discount cannot be applied online, so it must be done in person.
     
  • Become a YMCA member.
    YMCA membership is not required to register for camp, however, members do receive a reduced rate. Join today!
     
  • Before and After Camp Time.
    Many camps charge for extended care - or before and after camp time. At the YMCA, if you need to drop your child(ren) off early or pick up later, Before and After Camp Time is available from 7:00 - 9:00 AM and 4:00 - 6:00 PM at no additional cost! 
     
  • Use a Dependent Care FSA account.
    Check with your employer to see if they offer a dependent care flexible spending account (FSA). A dependent care FSA is an account where your employer withholds pre-tax dollars from your paycheck for you to use on child care needs, like summer camp. Because the money is withdrawn before taxes, you are saving money by not being taxed on it. Our system makes it easy to pull receipts whenever you need them, so you can request reimbursements at your convenience. 
     
  • Apply for an Income-Based Membership or financial assistance.
    At the YMCA, we do not turn anyone away due to an inability to pay. Anyone is invited to apply for an income-based YMCA membership or financial assistance. Those receiving income-based memberships are also eligible to receive discounted rates for programming, including camp!
     
  • By paying early, you can save big.
    Early Bird Pricing provides a discount to individuals who register prior to March 1 each year. So, mark your calendar and be sure to take advantage of early bird discounts. 
     
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