Preschool Camp

Your child's first years at camp are so important.  The Darien YMCA Preschool Camp provides a safe, nurturing and age appropriate environment while they play, learn, and grow.


Holly Hoppers

Ages 3 & 4 (not for children who will be entering kindergarten)

For 1st time campers, this is a great program for your child. Campers will explore at their own pace while building coordination and concentration skills in a safe and nurturing environment. They will participate in music, creative movement, swimming, games, cooking, arts & crafts and special events. Parents can choose from:

*3 day (Tues, Wed & Thurs) morning,  8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

*5 day (Mon - Fri) morning, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

*5 day (Mon - Fri) All Day, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Children must be fully potty trained and turn 3 years by the start of the session they are registered for.

Children may sign up for Lunch Bunch (see below).


Summer Fun Club

Ages 4 & 5

Campers who have not yet completed kindergarten will enjoy this camp. Activities such as swimming, creative movement, crafts, cooking, canoeing/sailing, music, sports and free play give campers the opportunity to build self-esteem through creativity and exploration. Special events and a field trip to a local beach are enjoyed each session. Parents may choose from:

*3 day morning (Tues, Wed & Thurs), 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

*5 day morning (Mon – Fri)  8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

*5 day all day, (Mon – Fri), 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Lunch time is included.  Children must pack their own drink and lunch.

Children must be fully potty trained.


Lunch Bunch

For participants of Holly Hoppers only

Supervised lunch and quiet play is available from 11:30 – 12:30 for Holly Hoppers who would like to extend one hour of their day or will stay for afternoon camp. Children must bring their own drink and lunch in disposable bag. Pre-Registration is required online or at the YMCA front desk beginning for June 7.

Fee: $12 per day.


PM EXTENDED CARE is now being offered!

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Fee: $80 per week.  No Drop Ins are available.  You must register ahead of time.

Registration begins on Monday, May 10, 2021.

 

2021 CAMP SESSION DATES

*New This Year - One Week Sessions

Week 1: June 21 - June 25
Week 2: June 28 – July 2
Week 3: July 5 – July 9
Week 4: July 12 – July 16
Week 5: July 19 - July 23
Week 6: July 26 - July 30
Week 7: Aug. 2 - Aug. 6
Week 8: Aug. 9 - Aug. 13


2021 PRE SCHOOL CAMP FEEES

HOLLY HOPPERS
Ages 3 - 4 (not for children entering kindergarten)
SUMMER FUN CLUB
Ages 4 - 5 (for children entering Kindergarten)
3 DAY AM T, W, Th
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Per Week: $206
All 8 Weeks: $1,566
3 DAY AM T, W, Th
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Per Week: $212
All 8 Weeks: $1,612
5 DAY AM M - F
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Per Week: $250
All 8 Weeks: $1,900
5 DAY AM M - F
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Per Week: $265
All 8 Weeks: $2,014
5 DAY FULL DAY
M - F, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Per Week: $350
All 8 Weeks: $2,660
5 DAY FULL DAY M - F
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Per Week: $350
All 8 Weeks: $2,660

 *Additional $30 per week for non-members


Registration Dates

Dates and TimeEligibility
February 1 at 10:00 am Returning 2020 campers and siblings who are Y members.
February 3 at 10:00 amMembers who are Darien residents.
February 8 at 10:00 am Members who are non Darien residents.
February 10 at 10:00 amNon-members
June 7 at 10:00 amRegistration for Lunch Bunch (Holly Hoppers only).