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Win a FREE week of SUMMER DAY CAMP at the YMCA (valued up to $300)!

It's time for an awesome DAY CAMP GIVEAWAY! The YMCA of Greater Charlotte is offering a free week of Summer Day Camp at the Y— you choose the camp, the week and the location! Day camps for kids ages 2 to 16 run from May 29 until August 24 across 14 + branches and multiple off-site locations in the greater Charlotte area. The Y offers ahuge variety of camp experiences to spark your child's interest, excitement and creativity. Check it out:

You probably know the Y is a fun and safe place offering day camps with tons of fun activities indoor and out for preschool and elementary ages and pre-teens and teens. You don't have to be a member of the Y to send your child to day camp, though members receive discounted rates.

And because the Y stands for youth development and healthy living, it's a given they'd offer sports camps for baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and swimming — and even dance and cheerleading. All camps are led by well-trained and energetic counselors who are great with kids.

One thing that makes Summer Day Camp at the Y stand out among other day camps is what the Y has to offer this summer across the Greater Charlotte area and at their two wilderness camps: YMCA Camp Harrison in the beautiful mountains near North Wilkesboro, NC and the 100-acre YMCA Camp Thunderbird on Lake Wylie.

Aside from what you might believe as fun-filled traditional day camp, the Y offers even more categories like sports, specialty—where your camper will build new skills and themed camps where kids can dive into their passions or explore something new. Here is a snapshot of these creative and fun summer camp options: ​

  • Mad Scientist
  • Superhero Adventure
  • Space Trip
  • Fashion
  • Minecraft™
  • Dance
  • Fairy Tales·     
  • Field Trippin'·     
  • STEM·     
  • Cooking·     
  • Drama·     
  • Pokemon™·     
  • Animal Expedition·     
  • Fitness·     
  • Jr. Lifeguard·     
  • Art·     
  • Lego®·     
  • And many more! 

It's easy to use the YMCA Program Search Tool to find great camps at branches near you. You can filter by age, date, price, location and theme / interest. 

How much fun do those camps sound?! Of course you want to win the YMCA Summer Day Camp Giveaway, but lots of families register their kids for several camps across the summer — especially with affordable rates starting as low as $147 for a full week of camp. You don't have to be a member of the Y to register your kids, though you'll get a discount if you are.

To accommodate a lot of different schedules, the Y has flexible early morning drop off at 7:30 and late pick up until 6 pm in some locations. Speaking of convenience, you can also opt in to have lunches provided at many of the branches. 

As fun as the Summer Day Camp at the Y is, you'll love knowing the camps are really centered around improving the well-being of children. They take a strong stance in encouraging each child's individuality and intentionally focus on three areas of development: friendships, accomplishment and belonging. Kids feel welcome and free to express who they are, and are challenged to be their best. Campers have fun exploring, discovering new talents, gaining independence and meeting new friends.


Follow these 3 steps to enter for a chance to win.

1. Visit ymcacharlotte.org/summercampcontest

2. Fill out the entry form and PLEASE MAKE SURE to select Fun 4 Charlotte Kids under How you heard about this contest

3. Tell your friends!

Good luck!

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