Your Best Summer Ever is Here!

YMCA camp programs offer a fun and unique experience that gives school-aged and young children the opportunity to have their best summer ever, by meeting new friends, exploring nature, discovering new interests, being physically active and creating memories that last a lifetime.

Check out our 2017 Summer Guide for more information.

Parents check out our 2017 Parents Guide.

For enrollment forms click here. 

FREE Summer Food Program

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA is proud to offer the Summer Food Service Program to the community again this year. Any child 18 and younger can receive free breakfast and lunch from any of our summer food sites. Call any of our three Y Family Centers for details.

This program will be offered at the all three Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA Family Centers: Central YMCA, Cooper Street YMCA and North YMCA.

Summer meals are completely free and available to all children who come to one of our open sites. No proof of age is required.

Best Summer Ever! YMCA Summer Day Camp 2017

June 5-August 18
6:30 am-6:30 pm
Ages 5 to 12

YMCA Summer Camps offer kids a chance to have fun-filled days with daily activities all while building a healthy spirit, mind and body.
Activities include:

  • Swim time
  • Weekly field trips
  • Arts & crafts
  • Theme days
  • Outdoor education
  • Group games & fitness activities
  • Character development activities

YMCA Day Camp Sites

Central YMCA Family Center: 2200 S. Davis Dr., Arlington
Ditto Elementary: 3001 Quail Lane, Arlington
Glenn Harmon, 5700 Petra Dr. Arlington, TX 76017
Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary: 1701 FM 1187, Mansfield
Texas Leadership Charter Academy (TLCA): 2001 Brown Blvd., Arlington
More to Come!


YMCA Members: $120/per week
Program Members:$180/per week

Little Learners Half-Day Camp

Ages 3 to 5
Central YMCA : June 5-June 29 & July 10-Aug. 3, 1-4 pm
Cooper YMCA: June 5-Aug. 10, 8:30 am-11:30 am & 1-4 pm
North YMCA: June 5-Aug. 3, 1-4 pm

Little Learners Half-Day Camps are FREE* for Full Family Members! Each weekly camp includes a fun theme, activities and dress-up days. Camps are held Mondays-Thursdays ONLY.

*Plus $19 nonrefundable supply fee per session. Cancellations must be submitted 48 hours in advance.

Volleyball Camp

Ages 7-16
Dates: June 12-15
Cooper Street YMCA

Children will be taught the game of volleyball by learning new skills, perfecting old skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Children must have Knee Pads, Water Bottle, and Ball (Volleylite or Regulation) to participate


YMCA Members: $19
Program Members: $75

Soccer Camp

Ages 5-14
Dates: August 7-10
Cooper Street YMCA

Children will be taught the game of soccer by learning new skills, perfecting old skills, teamwork and sportsmanship. Children must have Shin Guards, Water Bottle and Soccer Ball (Ages 5-6, Size 3, Ages 7-12, Size 4, Ages 13-14, Size 5).


YMCA Members: $19 for members
Program Members: $75

Licensing and Administration

The Summer Day Camp program is administered by the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA. All sites are licensed by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS). For more information on childcare standards, visit the TDFPS website.

All Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA Childcare programs are staffed with qualified, trained personnel who meet strict YMCA standards. The YMCA hires staff through careful selection, and our staff and child ratios strive to be 1:15. References and two criminal history background checks are obtained on all employees. Staff are trained in YMCA policies and procedures, as well as First Aid, AED, O2,  and CPR.

Sites are inspected every week by YMCA supervisors to ensure quality. The Childcare Director visits each site at least twice during the school year; in addition to these inspections, the State of Texas inspects our sites.

Upon registration for Summer Day Camp, all parents will have access to the program’s guidebook. It is important that all parents read and understand the guidebook prior to your child’s first day in the program. For more information or questions about the parent guidebooks please download the below guidebooks or contact your Child Care Department.

Summer Day Camp Guidebook

For any questions or concerns about childcare licensing please contact Carola Cardenas.


For more information on Summer Day Camp please contact:

Emilie Marez, Cooper Street YMCA
Brian Reber, Cooper Street YMCA
Jessica Moore, Central YMCA
Ashley Schwartz, North YMCA

For more information on Little Learners Half-Day Camp please contact:
Jessica Moore, Central YMCA
Emilie Marez, Cooper Street YMCA
Ashley Schwartz, North YMCA

For more information on Sports Camps please contact:
Cory Brazeal, Cooper Street YMCA
Scott Griffith, Central and North YMCA

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