YMCA SUMMER CAMP WYHOWAY

Best Summer Ever!


Summer Day Camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Children have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.

We are here to show kids all they can accomplish when they believe in themselves. They thrive, knowing they can relax in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment. Our highly-trained staff help campers realize that the Y is a place where they belong and can be themselves while trying new things, building new skills and making new friends. We are here to foster their curiosity. To encourage them to expand their comfort zones in what they do, who they know and what they believe. To discover their passion and explore their potential!

View our Summer Camp Preview Guide!


WHY CAMP WITH THE Y

Camp Wyhoway (traditionally spelt Wyhome) means “spirit” in the Seminole language. Our Greater Naples YMCA location sits on 20 acres surrounding a forest preserve. Legend has it the preserve is home to a very rare species of flower that looks like a ghost when it blows in the wind. Today, we use the legend of the ghost flower and the name of Camp Wyhoway to educate young campers on the importance of connecting, respecting and appreciating nature.

Your campers from kindergarten through 5th grade will enjoy weekly themes, sports, activities and field trips!

Our Camp Experience

The Greater Naples YMCA sits on 20 fenced acres for campers to explore with experienced camp counselors and guides. Canoeing, archery, ropes courses, tennis, basketball, arts and crafts and so much more are there to explore. Not to mention, the new 96,000 square foot wellness center which makes for a great indoor exploration on those pesky rainy days.

Our Commitment

Your child will find the confidence for creative self-expression through songs, art, new friendships, and new adventures. We offer more than nonstop fun. Your child will learn how to apply time, talent, and energy towards a caring, honest, respectful and responsible life.

Our Values

the YMCA takes pride in teaching core values alongside our regular camp activities. Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are taught through daily lessons, games and talks. An entire summer in a new environment, making new friends and learning about values is what the YMCA Camp Wayhoway offers the kids of Collier County.

Our Leaders

Each summer our camp staff completes more than 30 hours of summer camp training. We are caring, competent and experienced. Our training includes camp safety, activity planning, CPR, First Aid and more; making your child’s experience both safe and fun.


REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP

Camp Type

Member Non-Member Register
Camp $100 Weekly $125 Weekly Register


To register in person, download, print and sign the registration forms and bring them to the Greater Naples YMCA Member Services desk.

Download: 2017 Summer Camp Registration Forms

There is a one time $100 registration fee for camp registrations.


SUMMER CAMP SAVINGS!

GET A JUMP ON SUMMER! Register for Summer Camp Wyhoway before April 29th and pay no registration fees.

Save even more when you sign up for the entire summer. Sign up for all 10 weeks and we'll take an additional $100 off!


YMCA SUMMER SPORTS & CAMP BUNDLE

New this year! Enroll your child in one of our sports camps and our summer camp for one low price! The sports bundle option will be available during the summer weeks we offer sports camps. YMCA Summer Sports Camps offer youth specialized sports training in a day camp setting and are designed to teach sports skills, fair play, teamwork and sportsmanship while reinforcing the values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

BASKETBALL  CAMP (Ages 8 -14): YMCA Summer Basketball Camps are youth basketball camps for boys and girls ages 8 to 14. This camp is ideal for any youth basketball player looking to improve their basketball skills, or a player who wants to learn the fundamentals of basketball.

  • Session 1: June 26th – June 30th
  • Session 2: July 24th – July 28th

VOLLEYBALL CAMP (Ages 9 -14): YMCA Volleyball Camp is a youth volleyball camp for boys and girls ages 9 to 14. Our volleyball camp will emphasize basic to advanced skills instruction and practice in the areas of serving, blocking, spiking and setting.

  • Session 1: June 19th – June 23rd
  • Session 2: July 17th – July 21st

Register for sports camps!

Camp Type

Session Member Non-Member Register

Volleyball & Camp

6/19 – 6/23 $150/Week $200/Week Register
Basketball & Camp 6/26 - 6/30 $150/Week $200/Week Register

Volleyball & Camp

7/17 - 7/21 $150/Week $200/Week Register
Basketball & Camp 7/24 - 7/28 $150/Week $200/Week Register


If you wish to register for just the half day sports camp, please stop the front desk to register. Prices for sports camp are $100/week for members and $125 for non-members.


YMCA KRAKEN SWIM TEAM

Geared at swimmers ages 5 through 18, the YMCA Kraken Swim Team is an exciting opportunity to dive into the sport of swimming. Operated at the YMCA, swimmers will receive the highest quality coaching in a fun, developmental atmosphere. Children registered in Summer Camp Wyhoway will be able to partcipate in swim team practice while they are here during the day for Summer Camp!

Program Information: Practice are 4 days a week with swim meets on Saturdays.. Swim meets will take place on Saturdays. Paradise Coast Swim Conference.

Pricing Information: Registration is a one-time fee, includes a t-shirt, swim cap, awards, entry fees and coaching.

Base Price: $300  |   YMCA Member: $225   |   Summer Camp Kids: $125   |   T2/NSS Swimmer: $125

* The YMCA will honor up to 20% scholarships.

 

 

For more information, please call 239.591.0204


PLAY. LEARN. SERVE. WORK.

The partnership with the National Park service connects YMCA children to nature while creating a movement to foster the next generation of leaders and outdoor stewards. Connecting children to the public lands in their community will be accomplished through on site education and YMCA field trip experiences to the Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park.

Y campers will participate in outdoor recreation and learn in nature’s classroom, while playing in our parks. Y children will better understand the importance of preserving and restoring our natural resources through the National Park Service collaborative.

Learn more about this initiative here: www.doi.gov/youth


MAKING CAMP AFFORDABLE & ACCESSIBLE

Through the help of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide scholarships to families of children who otherwise could not afford to attend camp. These scholarships are income-based and open to everyone for application. The result allows us to offer significantly reduced rates that allow all children of Collier County to afford and enjoy Camp Wyhoway.


CONTACT US

For more information on Camp Wyhoway or to register, please contact:

Katie Nelson
School Age Services Coordinator
239.571.9023
E-mail Katie

Ivan Torres
School Age Services Off-Site Coordinator
239.571.9022
Email Ivan