Child Care & Camp

The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana serves more than 9,000 youth annually, aged from two months through 18 years in a wide variety of programs including child care, camping, sports, aquatics, enrichment and more. The YMCA of Southwestern Indiana’s programs follow the principles of youth development, which includes the belief that children need to be physically and emotionally safe.

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Before and After School Care

With so many demands on today’s families, parents need all the help they can get. That’s why we’re the Tri-State’s largest nonprofit child care provider! We help thousands of children every day reach their fullest potential in a welcoming, supportive environment. By incorporating the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into all of our youth services programming, we give children the solid foundation they need to thrive—not only in school, but beyond. Our School Age Child Care Programs ensure that your child’s time is spent creatively and constructively.

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School Day Off Program

The YMCA now offers an option for working parents caught in a dilemma on days when school is canceled due to snow and ice. We offer supervised games, swim time, open gym, and activities in our youth center for school age children (K-6). Each child should bring a sack lunch, swim suit, and towel daily.

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YMCA Babysitting 101 Class

Would you like to know what to do if a child was choking while you were babysitting? Would you know how to call 911 or how to handle a nosebleed? Babysitting 101 will teach you all these things and more! Babysitting 101 is a preparation program for boys and girls 11-13 years of age. Students need to bring their own lunch. Manual is included.

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Parents’ Night Out

Enjoy a night out, and take the worry out of finding a babysitter! Children in K-5th grade can enjoy an evening of pizza, games, activities, swimming, inflatables, and more while hanging out with their friends and our energetic staff!

 

LOCATION:  DAYS: 
TIMES:
FEES:
Dunigan
Sa, Feb 23
6:00 – 9:30pm
$15 1st child / $5 add’l child
Dunigan Sa, Apr 13 6:00 – 9:30pm
$15 1st child / $5 add’l child

Drop-off times are 6:00 – 6:15PM (no early drop offs).

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 Summer Resident/Sleepover Camp

YMCA Camp Carson in Princeton, IN has been a place of adventure for 75 summers. Join campers and staff from around the country and around the world at Indiana’s premier overnight summer camp. Build friendships, take on challenges and leave ready to accomplish any goal you set your mind to.

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Summer Day Camp

With the YMCA Summer Day Camp, your children will get a real sense of what summertime is all about. YMCA Day Campers pack more into a summer than they ever thought they could. A series of 11 one-week sessions are offered at six locations all summer long. Girls and boys, ages 5 to 10, are given the opportunity to meet new friends while experiencing the fun and excitement summertime brings.

Check back next summer for weekly camp agendas.

 


Specialty Camps

 

YMCA Winter/Spring Break Day Camp

This program is available for children 5 to 10 years of age who need care during winter break. Children may attend from 6:30am until 5:30pm.

Locations:
Winter: Downtown YMCA
Spring: Downtown YMCA & YMCA Dunigan
All participants will need to bring a sack lunch (including drink), swimsuit, towel, and jacket each day of camp. A schedule of camp activities will be available on the first day of camp.

Please see the Guides & Schedules page for the following brochures:
Winter Day Camp Brochures will be available November.

Spring Break Day Camp Brochures will be available in February. 

 


Sports Camps

Come out and have a blast at our next sports specific skill camp! Led by the YMCA’s sports training staff, our camps promise to be filled with daily fundamental skill work, camp contests, games, character, faith and fun, fun, fun.

From day one of camp, our program is designed to assist your child with the advancement of their skill level while enhancing their level of play in a fun and structured environment. All of our participants are divided up and placed on teams based on age groups and participation numbers. Team size is limited to ensure each participant receives plenty of participation time. Instructors will focus on ensuring skill progression while providing a fun-filled learning experience.

For additional information on sports camps, visit the Sports Academy section of our site, contact the YMCA Sports Department at (812) 491-7720 or by e-mail at sports@ymcaswin.org. To register by phone contact the YMCA at (812) 401-YMCA, register in person at the Dunigan or Downtown YMCA, or register online by clicking the HERE :

Camps may be held at the Dunigan or Downtown YMCA locations.

CHRISTMAS CAMPS

  • 2-Day Christmas Basketball Camp
  • 2-Day Christmas Soccer Camp
  • 2-Day Christmas Volleyball Camp

SPRING BREAK CAMPS

  • 2-Day Spring Break Basketball Camp
  • 2-Day Spring Break Soccer Camp
  • 2-Day Spring Break Volleyball Camp

SUMMER CAMPS

  • 5-Day Basketball Fundamentals Summer Camp
  • 5-Day First Kicks Soccer Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Soccer Fundamentals Summer Camp
  • 5-Day T-Ball Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Volleyball Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Golf Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Gymnastics Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Tumbling Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Cheer Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Dance Summer Camp
  • 5-Day Lacrosse Summer Camp

 


YMCA Staff

The YMCA Day Camp staff is a carefully selected and trained group of young men and women. Some are returning from last summer; some are new to our YMCA. All staff have been chosen for their experience, special talents, sensitivity, and creativity. Criminal history background checks have been conducted and filed on all employees. All staff receive training in camp programs, age appropriate activities, discipline, and emergency procedures. Our staff is also certified in CPR and First Aid.

Make a difference in the life of a child this summer!

When summer is over, all the field trips have been taken, and all the games have been played, all the swim lessons taught…what a child remembers most is our staff. We are proud that we only hire the best! Our staff help create memories that last a lifetime. Most importantly, they help children develop in a safe and positive environment. If that describes YOU, consider being part of our team!

The YMCA believes that it is extremely important that quality childcare remain affordable for parents and families. Financial assistance is available for all YMCA programs; please click here for more information about our assistance program.