Child Care & Camps

Summer Day Camp

YMCA Summer Camps

Summer is a blast with YMCA Camps! We offer a variety of unique experiences for children ages 5-12 (completion of kindergarten prior to starting camp is required). Children enjoy weekly crafts and activities that are specially designed to engage them in the arts and sciences. Our Summer Day Camps are licensed programs through the State of Washington, which allows us to accept state pay participation (DSHS). Our hours of operation at the sites are 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. throughout the summer.

Summer Camp Sites

Sites subject to change

  • Amon Creek Elementary

  • Canyon View Elementary

  • Fuerza Elementary

  • Southgate Elementary

Summer Camp 2024

Registration begins Monday, April 15th. For summer school rates, please contact the YMCA. Spaces are limited.

Member Rate

$195/week

Community Rate

$205/week

Summer Day Camp Registration

Registration begins April 17th, 2023.

If you have questions please feel free to contact us by calling (509) 374-1908 or by email at childcare@ymcatricities.org.

Summer Camp Dates

Week 1June 19 - 23
Week 2June 26 - 30
Week 3July 3 - 7 (closed July 4)
Week 4July 10 - 14
Week 5July 17 - 21
Week 6July 24 - 28
Week 7July 31 - August 4
Week 8August 7 - 11
Week 9August 14 - 18
Week 10August 21 - 25

KidKiosk

The State Of Washington has mandated that licensed childcare providers track attendance electronically. Our YMCA's school-age child care, preschool, and camp sites are now using KidKiosk to keep attendance for electronic sign-in/out. With KidKiosk, you will be able to sign your child in/out of the YMCA program. You will also be able to add/remove drop-off and pick-up authorizations through KidKiosk.

KidKiosk PIN

All authorized individuals will be issued a 4-digit PIN. This PIN is specifically linked to each person’s email. ALL authorized persons dropping off AND picking up will be responsible for using their own PIN and electronic signature to check a child IN and OUT. This PIN may not be shared.

KidKiosk Parent Portal

  • Only the primary parent/guardian’s email is authorized to log into KidKiosk’s Parent Portal using their email as the username and the 4-digit PIN as the password. To access the Parent Portal, go to KidKiosk.com then select the “Parent Tab” to log in.
  • The Parent Portal allows the parent to add/change check in and out authorizations. Any additional people that are needing to be authorized to check in/out a child will have to be added by the primary parent/guardian in KidKiosk.

For more assistance on navigating KidKiosk, please click here.

Parent/Guardian Roles

What does it mean to be the primary parent/guardian?

  • The primary parent/guardian will have access to WebTime and KidKiosk. Only the primary parent/guardian’s email will be used to log into and access these programs.
  • The primary and secondary parent/guardian will receive notification emails when another authorized person checks a child in and out.
  • If parents are co-parenting, we recommend using a primary email that both parents have access to. Please keep in mind that the secondary parent/guardian must have their own email to receive their own personalized PIN.

What does it mean to be the secondary parent/guardian?

  • The secondary parent/guardian will be able to access WebTime BUT ONLY if the primary parent share’s their account log in information.
  • The secondary parent/guardian will be added to KidKiosk and receive their personalized PIN via the email they provided during registration.
  • The secondary parent/guardian will receive notification emails when another authorized person checks a child in and out.

Financial Assistance/DSHS

  • If you cannot afford the full cost of a program, please ask for a confidential scholarship application. Financial assistance, to the extent possible, is available to those in need.
  • DSHS Subsidies: Full time DSHS subsidies are accepted. DSHS approval, completed camp registration packet, including Camp Attendance Agreement are required for registration and participation.
  • Financial Assistance Funding made possible by generous donations to the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities Annual Campaign and support by the United Way of Benton-Franklin Counties.

Newsletters

Week 9 | August 14-18

Theme: Science

Canyon View
Fuerza
Southgate
Sunset View

Week 10 | August 21-25

Theme: CAMP WRAP-UP

Canyon View
Fuerza
Southgate
Sunset View

Know, See, Respond

Child Abuse Prevention

Ensuring children are safe from abuse and able to learn, grow and thrive is the highest priority of the YMCA. We are committed to creating programs that protect children from abuse, but we are also committed to providing our families and community with information to keep kids safe everywhere.

Reporting Suspected Abuse

Call Washington State's toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week hotline that will connect you directly to the appropriate local office to report suspected child abuse or neglect.