Day Camp at YMCA Camp Letts | YMCA DC

Day Camp at YMCA Camp Letts

At Day Camp you’ll be able to try something new, make new friends and have fun while you spend time exploring the outdoors. 

What makes Camp Letts a thrilling adventure is you get to choose what you do every day! One day you might decide to experience archery, basketball and canoeing.  The next day you might wish to play street hockey, go to drama and play soccer.  In fact, you participate in 15 different activities, and still have to come back another week to try everything. 

Whatever gets you excited, Camp Letts Day Camp is sure to have it on offer. 


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What to Bring to Day Camp

Please label ALL items with your camper’s name)

  • Wear closed-toed shoes that are secure to campers’ feet.
  • Two masks that cover both nose and chin (masking requirements change depending on infection rates and local guidance).
  • Backpack to carry all items brought to camp (no wheels).
  • Lunch (no nuts)
  • Water bottle
  • Bathing suite and towel
  • Water shoes, sandals or sneakers that can get wet and stay secure on campers’ feet.
  • Sunscreen (waterproof)
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat or baseball cap


Camp is a natural setting to retreat from electronic technology and to get more in touch with yourself, your surroundings and others. Please do not bring the following items to camp:

  • Cell phone are not permitted at camp
  • game and trading cards
  • Nuts and all items that are made with/contain nuts or nut butters
  • Valuable or personal items that could get lost, stolen or damaged such as cameras, radios, expensive watches, jewelry, ipads, personal music players, headphones, video games and other electronic devices including smart watches.

Week 1: Pirate Week – Water battle, Design your group flag, and more! 

Week 2: Wild West Week – Camp-wide Gold Rush hunt and more! 

Week 3: Superhero Week – Counselor hunt, find the heroes! 

Week 4: Fantasy Week  – Camp Letts Renaissance Festival and more! 

Week 5: International Week – International fair and activities highlighting our international staff’s home countries and traditions! 

Week 6: Legacy Week – Traditional color war red vs blue! What team will come out victorious with the most points at the end of the week, we can’t wait to find out! 

Week 7: Hollywood Week – Practice your red carpet poses, create movies, and more! 

Week 8: Holiday Week – Egg hunt, find the leprechauns and more! 

Week 9: Splish Splash Week – Groups will create their own mini cardboard boat and race them across our pool and more! 

Week 10: Out of this World Week – Martian scavenger hunt and more! 

Check-In: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-9:00am.     

  • Please give yourself an extra 20-30 minutes for Monday drop off as there is sometimes a delay on the first day of each session.


Check Out: Monday-Friday, 4:30pm-5:30pm.   

  • All individuals picking up a child must present a valid PHOTO ID EVERYDAY matching the name as it appears on the approved pick-up list provided by the parent/ guardian. 
  • If you need an early pick up, please call the main office to coordinate. We do not allow early pick up from 4:00pm-4:30pm. 

For Day Campers the only available Add On for Summer 2023 is a Trail Ride. 


Trail Ride ($45): Our equestrian staff lead campers on a scenic ride through our extensive wooded trails overlooking the Rhode River. This is a great introduction to the Equestrian Program for curious campers. Rides take place outside of the normal activity periods so you can experience all of Camp Letts and more. Campers may register for 1 trail ride per week. Participants must have long pants and closed-toe shoes to ride. Space is limited, so please book trail rides prior to arrival at camp. 

Monday – Friday from 8:30am – 5:30pm // Ages 6-13

Day Camp Weeks

$329/week (Member) // $359/week (Non-Member)

Week 1: 6/19– 6/23 – Pirate Week 
Week 2: 6/26 – 6/30 – Wild West Week 
Week 3: 7/3 – 7/7 – Superhero Week 
Week 4: 7/10 – 7/14 – Fantasy Week  
Week 5: 7/17 – 7/21 – International Week 
Week 6: 7/24 – 7/28 – Legacy Week 
Week 7: 7/31 – 8/4  – Hollywood Week 
Week 8: 8/7 – 8/11 – Holiday Week 
Week 9: 8/14 – 8/18 – Splish Splash Week
Week 10: 8/21 – 8/25 – Out of this World Week 

Once you have completed your registrations for your camper(s) you are good to go….for the time being! You will receive an email at a later date regarding registration paperwork as we are currently updating our paperwork portal. Letts make this the best summer yet!