Send a Kid to Camp | YMCA DC

Send a Kid to Camp

For just $225 dollars, you can invite a kid to a place where there’s laughter, learning, security, and a summer that could change their life.

This year our goal is to send 1,000 kids to camp. Your donation today can ensure a child in your community gets the joyful healing experiences and happy memories that last a lifetime.

Summer camps provide an environment where children can learn and grow outside of the traditional classroom setting. Our DC summer camps promote independence, as children are encouraged to make their own decisions and solve problems. Camps also foster social skills, giving your child the chance to interact with peers they might not encounter in their everyday lives. Moreover, they expose children to new experiences, pushing them out of their comfort zones and helping them develop resilience and adaptability.

Unfortunately, the rising costs of summer camps have made them inaccessible to many families. According to the American Camp Association, the average cost of a week-long day camp can range from $199 to $800, while overnight camps can cost anywhere from $630 to $2,000 per week. These prices can be prohibitive for families already struggling with everyday expenses and can result in children missing out on these valuable experiences.

The struggle for affordability is real for many families, which is why the Send a Kid to Camp campaign is so important to the Y. With your help, children in your community can have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and make new friends.  

Please donate today and give a kid the best summer ever.


Your gift will help empower our community to thrive.

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