Summer Youth Programming

Summer Youth Programming

These grant-funded scholarships are available to cover a certain percentage of the program applied for, provided funds are still available. Apply here.

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Play-School Camps

Description:   These camps are designed to get 3–5-year-olds playing and connecting with peers. Each camp has a focus on physical activity, providing children the opportunity to move their bodies and have some summertime fun. Participants MUST be potty trained.

3 – 5 years9:00am – 11:00amPreschool Room A

June 27 – 29 | Running & Science $45 YMCA Member/$55 Community Member 

  • Come train for the YMCA’s annual Mini Piggy Race. Fun running exercises each morning will prepare their little legs and lungs for the big race on July 4. All participants will receive a free Mini Piggy Race T-shirt.  
  • Planned science projects include balloon races, marble runs, and building pig STEM houses. 

July 18 – 20 | Swimming & Art $50 YMCA Member/$60 Community Member

  • This camp includes 30 minutes of swimming lessons all 3 days in our Family Fun Pool. 
  • Children will also explore art through different mediums using a variety of materials.  
  • Send your child in clothes that can get messy with their swimsuit underneath. 

August 8 – 10 | Gymnastics & Experiments $50 YMCA Member/$60 Community Member

  • Gymnastics and Ninja Warrior fun for all. This camp is designed for girls and boys to learn gymnastics skills, tackle obstacle courses, and channel their boundless energy. 
  • A Maker’s Lab for experimenting and hands on learning will round out this enriching camp. 

Summer Daze

Children entering K-4th grade, will have the opportunity to join their Y friends and our friendly staff for supervised activities.

The Summer Daze Program gets to use the Family Fun Pool here at the Y three times during the week and have the other two days to get out and explore different areas in town. We take on average, three out of town trips during the summer.

To view our Summer Daze weekly schedule of activities & field trips, click here.

June 12 – August 23

Full-time CareDaysTimeCost
MorningMonday – Friday7:30am – 12:00pm$75 per week
AfternoonMonday – Friday12:00pm – 5:30pm$100 per week
Full DayMonday – Friday7:30am – 5:30pm$175 per week
Part-time CareDaysTimeCost
Full DayMonday, Wednesday & Friday7:30am – 5:30pm$120 per week
Full DayTuesday & Thursday7:30am – 5:30pm$80 per week

*A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is due upon submission.
*A non-refundable $40 supply and snack fee in due with registration.

Swim Team Camps

7 – 16 yearsLap Pool

Stroke Camp: Freestyle and Backstroke: (May 15 – 19) 

  • Session 1: 4:30-5:30 Swimmers must be able to swim a 25 in ONE of the strokes. 
  • Session 2: 5:30-6:30 Swimmers must be able to swim a 25 in BOTH strokes. 

Cost Per Participant: YMCA Members: $35, Community Members: $45 

Join us for our first swim team camp of the summer. During this week of practice, we will focus on improving your swimmer’s bodyline, rotation, kick, pull, and breathing associated with freestyle and backstroke. Over the week your swimmer, no matter their level, will improve their freestyle and backstroke technique, racing and training skills! 

Stroke Camp: Breaststroke and Butterfly: (June 12 – 16) 

  • Session 1: 4:30-5:30 Swimmers must be able to swim a 25 in ONE of strokes. 
  • Session 2: 5:30-6:30 Swimmers must be able to swim a 25 in BOTH strokes. 

Cost Per Participant: YMCA Members: $35, Community Non-Members: $45 

Our second camp of the summer will focus on more advanced techniques. Throughout this camp, your swimmer will go over how bodyline, kick, pull, and breathing can affect the butterfly and the breaststroke. No matter your swimmer’s ability, this week’s camp will help strengthen their technique, timing, and lead to faster and more efficient races. 

Swim Team Camp: Starts, Flips turn, and Relays: (July 11 – 14) 

  • 4:45-6:00 Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards in any stroke. 

Cost Per Participant: YMCA Members: $45 Community Members: $55 

The momentum generated from explosive starts and turns are the fastest your swimmers are moving during the race! That’s why during this camp we will help your swimmers work to improve their start, underwater dolphin kick, and breakouts. We will also spend time working on flip turns, and relay starts. We’re going to work with your swimmer on taking this crucial part of every race (and practice) to the next level. 

Swim Team Camp: IM and Endurance: (August 7 11)

  • 4:45-6:00 Swimmers must be able to swim 75 or more yards without stopping or assistance. Due to the advanced concepts covered in this camp, this camp is exclusively for swimmers who regularly swim 50’s and more. 

Cost Per Participant: YMCA Members: $45, Community Members: $55 

Swimming fast requires good technique, efficiency, power, and hard-working athletes. Developing more endurance and power will help your swimmer be more efficient and stronger in the water. To strengthen swimming specific movements, we will work with your swimmers on improving the power in their strokes, using resistance training and dynamic warm-ups to their advantage. 

– Extra items needed: a T-shirt that can get wet, gym/ workout clothes, tennis shoes. 

Splash and Dash: What level is right for you? (August 26: 9am-10am) 

Cost: FREE

Interested in joining the swim team? Come in to see which level your swimmer should sign up for the upcoming season. With the help of our head coach, we will be able to test your swimmer’s ability and help you register for the team that day! 

This is an open house, however, please register so we know how many to expect. 

Parent Meeting 

Date/ Time: TBD 

More information to come! 

Gymnastics Camp

Description: Train with the Director of Austin’s Gymnastics Program, Rob Murray, and his coaching staff for a four-day, immersive training experience! Austin’s Gymnastics Camp is available to female gymnasts ages 7 to 18. All ability levels are encouraged to participate! Campers will be exposed to a rich experience and a progress-oriented environment. Training sessions are designed not only to increase abilities, but more importantly, to bring home from camp the experiences and tools to keep improving all season long. Austin’s unique training facility combined with our experienced coaching staff will work to help each athlete understand how to build any element from new and unfamiliar, to confident mastery and how to bring that approach home with them! Athletes will participate in 6 hours of structured gymnastics training each day. 

Cost: YMCA Members $380, Community Members- $420; $150 non-refundable deposit required with completed registration form. 

August 10 – 13

Females 7 – 18 yearsGymnastics
Thursday August 105:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday, August 119:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, August 129:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday, August 139:00am – 12:00pm

(Tentative) Camp Schedule:  


  • 5:00pm Check in @ Austin YMCA  
  • Orientation (skills checklist & goal sheets)  
  • 6:00pm Open Gym  
  • 7:00pm Evening swim (optional)  

Friday & Saturday: 

  • 9:00am Camper drop-off  
  • 9:00am Warm-up/workout  
  • 12:00pm Lunch (provided)  
  • 1:00pm Afternoon workout  


  • 9:00am Camper drop-off  
  • 9:00am Warm-up/morning workout  
  • 12:00pm -12:15pm Group Pictures

Camp Package: Commuter Camper $420; The Commuter Camper registration fee includes daily instruction, T-shirt, and lunch Friday and Saturday. 

Hotel Accommodations: We will again be partnering with Cobblestone Hotel and suites. A discounted rate will be provided when you request to register under the Austin Gymnastics Summer camp block. Contact Information for Cobblestone Inn & Suites: +1.507.433.9797 1000 16th Avenue NW, Austin, MN 55912.

Please note that there are no counselors at the hotel. You will also need to provide transport to and from the gym.

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