Preschool Camp

2 toddlers playing on playground at Darien Y 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).

2023 Holly Hoppers CAMP FEEES

CAMP NAMEWEEKS 1, 2, 4-8
Per week fee
WEEK 3
*Closed 4th of July
ALL 8 WEEKS
HOLLY HOPPER 3 DAY AM
member
non-member
$226
$260
$151
$174
$1,647
$1,895
HOLLY HOPPPER 5 DAY AM
member
non-member
$273
$314
$219
$251
$2,024
$2,327
HOLLY HOPPPER FULL DAY
member
non-member
$384
$441
$308
$353
$2,845
$3,268


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.

2023 Summer Fun Club CAMP FEEES

CAMP NAMEWEEKS 1, 2, 4-8
Per week fee
WEEK 3
*Closed 4th of July
ALL 8 WEEKS
SUMMER FUN 3 DAY AM
member
non-member
$231
$266
$155
$178
$1,684
$1,938
SUMMER FUN 5 DAY AM
member
non-member
$289
$332
$231
$266
$2,141
$2,460
SUMMER FUN FULL DAY
member
non-member
$384
$441
$3074
$353
$2,845
$3,268


Week 9- August 15 - August 19

Ages 3 & 5

This summer we have added an EXTRA week to camp.   This week will be a modified program with limited space.  Children ages 3 - 5 will be combined.  Activities will include music, sports, boating, arts & crafts, outside play and more.

*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.

2023 Week 9 CAMP FEEES

WEEK 9, 5 DAY HALF DAY
3 - 5 yr old combination class
member
non-member
$289
$322
WEEK 9, 5 DAY FULL DAY3 - 5 yr old combination class
member
non-member
$384
$441


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 6, 2022.

Fee: $15 per day.


PM EXTENDED CARE

3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Fee: $100 per week.  No Drop Ins are available.  You must register ahead of time.

Registration begins on Monday, June 5, 2023.

 

2023 CAMP SESSION DATES

Week 1: June 19 - June 23
Week 2: June 26 – June 30
Week 3: July 3 – July 7 *closed 4th of July
Week 4: July 10 – July 14
Week 5: July 17 - July 21
Week 6: July 24 - July 28
Week 7: July 31 - August 4
Week 8: August 7 - Aug. 11
Week 9: August 14 - Aug. 18*

*Week 9 will be a modified program and limited enrollment.  Only 5 day AM and 5 day Full Day will be offered for 3 - 5 yr olds combined.

 


Registration Dates for 2023 Camp Season

Dates and TimeEligibility
January 17th at 10:00 am Members who are Darien Residents and or returning 2022 campers.
January 19th at 10:00 amMembers who are not Darien residents.
January 24th at 10:00 am Registration for non-members.
June 5 at 10:00 amRegistration for Lunch Bunch (Holly Hoppers only) and Extended Care.