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Youth Summer Day Camp & Teen Programs

Let the YMCA care for your school-age child or teen in an enriching, safe program operated under the guidelines of the CDC so you can return to work with peace of mind.

Teen Programs

Please see below for Camp Erdman’s Summer Day Camp program for teens, and click on the button for other in-person and virtual teen programs:

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Youth Summer Day Camp

Locations, Dates, Hours of Operation & Ages

YMCA Summer Day Camp, June 1 - July 31: Monday to Friday, 6:30 am - 6 pm
(No programs on June 11 and July 3.)
Completed K through 6th Grade

Arts & Crafts, S.T.E.A.M., Reading Time, Games, Indoor & Outdoor Activities and assistance with distance learning online classes, assignment packets and homework.

  • Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA
  • Kalihi YMCA (lunch included)
  • Leeward YMCA (lunch included)
  • Mililani YMCA
  • Nu'uanu YMCA (lunch included)
  • Windward YMCA (lunch included)

Camp Erdman Summer Day Camp, June 15 – August 7: Monday to Friday, 8:45 am - 5 pm. (lunch included)
(No programs on June 11 and July 3.)
Ages 6 to 16 years old

Instead of offering resident overnight weekly camps this summer, Camp Erdman is offering Summer Day Camps. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Games, Indoor & Outdoor Activities, Hiking, Alpine Climb, Archery and Water Play.

  • Daily bus transportation is available from Honolulu, Windward and West Side locations for an additional $105 per week. You can add bus transportation service at the same time you register. [Note: Bus Transportation Not Available For: August 3 - 7 Session]
  • View the bus schedule here (times are subject to change)

Cost (Up to 100% Financial Assistance Available)

  • YMCA Day Camp (June 1 - July 31): *$195 per week (YMCA Family Members $185 per week)
  • Camp Erdman Summer Day Camp: *$195 per week (YMCA Family Members $185 per week)
    • Additional $105 per week: Daily bus transportation to/from Camp Erdman's Summer Day Camp is available from Honolulu, Windward and West Side locations for an additional $105 per week if a minimum number of participants are in need of this service. [Note: Bus Transportation Not Available For: August 3 - 7 Session]

*Up to 100% Financial Assistance Available

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on our community, there are now multiple financial assistance resources available that collectively could cover up to 100% of your child care fee – even for families that normally would not qualify due to their income. Please see below; and if you need assistance navigating through your options, please call 808-678-4296 or email childcare@ymcahonolulu.org.

  1. Resource #1: Department of Human Resources (DHS) Child Care Connection Subsidy Expanded Eligibility - Up to 100% Financial Aid

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, DHS Child Care Connection Hawaii has temporarily changed its rules for subsidies eligibility. Temporarily, there is now no income cap, and subsidies of up to 100% childcare fees, for up to 6 months, will be awarded to all families impacted by this emergency, with priority given to underserved and at-risk families, so long as money is available. For more information and to apply:

How To Apply
  • Download and complete a Child Care Connection Application.
  • Submit your completed application to one of the Child Care Connection Offices below.
  • Please call one of the Child Care Connection Offices to speak to a case manager to confirm receipt of your application and a timeline for approval:
  • Once your application is reviewed, the DHS case manager will call you for a phone interview.
  • Once you are approved, you will be issued a 918 Form. Please submit this form to the YMCA of Honolulu to complete.
  1. Resource #2: City & County of Honolulu COVID-19 Hardship Relief Program - Up to $500 Per Month

The Individual COVID-19 Hardship Relief Program provides up to 6 months of funding support of up to $500 per month for qualified childcare expenses and up to $1,000 for household expenses to alleviate economic hardships caused by the pandemic. Must meet asset and income limits at time of application:

INCOME LIMITS PER HOUSEHOLD SIZE (100% AMI)

Family Size 1 2 3 4 5
Annual Income $84,400 $96,400 $108,500 $120,500 $130,200
Family Size 6 7 8 9 10
Annual Income $139,800 $149,500 $161,500 $173,500 $185,500

For more info, click here.

To apply, please contact one of these agencies:

  • Aloha United Way (2-1-1 or 808-275-2000)
  • Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (800-709-2642)
  • Helping Hands Hawaiʻi (808-536-7234).
  1. Resource #3: Keiki O Ka 'Aina's HELP for Child Care Program - Up to $300 per Month/Child for Up to 2 Months

For Native Hawaiian, American Indian, and Alaska Native children though The HELP for Child Care Program. Subsidies up to $300 per child per month, for up to two months for children who meet the program criteria. To apply and for more information, contact Keiki O Ka 'Aina Family Learning Center at koka.org and click on HELP for Child Care Assistance. Or call 808-843-2502 or email help@koka.org

  1. Resource #4: YMCA of Honolulu Financial Assistance - Up to 50% Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available up to 50% based on need, thanks to support from the Hawaii Community Foundation’s Hawaii Resilience Fund to ensure child care is affordable for all Essential workers. To request financial assistance for your child care, please fill out this form here.

Focus on Safety

  • Operating under the strict guidelines of the CDC.
  • All children and staff will be screened daily at each YMCA Branch and not be allowed to attend if:
    • Have a fever of 100.4° F or more in the last 48 hours; or
    • Experiencing cold or flu symptoms; or
    • They or someone in their household has been suspected to have, or has a confirmed case of, COVID-19 in the last 14 days; or
    • They or someone in their household have traveled off-island within the past 14 days
  • Low ratios of children to staff.
  • Children will be kept in set groups in separate rooms/areas at all times practicing social distancing.
  • Masks are required for both staff and children.

Program

Arts and Crafts, S.T.E.A.M., Reading Time, Games, Outdoor Activities and assistance with distance learning online classes, assignment packets and homework. [Note: WIFI for Distance Learning is available].

Camp Erdman Day Camp also includes the Alpine Climb, hiking, archery and water play.

Registration

Summer Day Camp: June 1-July 31

Our current YMCA Child Care program has evolved into an exciting Summer Day Camp offered through Friday, July 31.

[While there are openings at several of our YMCA Branches, there are few that are currently full. If you would like to place your name on a waitlist for one of the Branches that is currently full, please click on the Register for "Branch Name" link.]

June 1-5

  • Program Week Completed!

June 8-12 (No Program on June 11)

  • Program Week Completed!

June 15-19

  • Program Week Completed!

June 22-26

  • Program Week Completed!

June 29-July 3 (No Program on July 3)

  • Program Week Completed!

July 6-10

  • Program Week Completed!

July 13-17

July 20-24

July 27-31

August 3-7 (Available at Camp Erdman Only)

Cancellation Policy

Summer Day Camp Cancellation Policy: Kaimuki, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani, Nu’uanu & Windward

Cancellations must be in writing are subject to a processing fee: Prior to start of program - refund less 30% (or up to $50.00); On the first day of program - prorated refund less 30% (or up to $50.00); After the first day of program - no refunds or credits.

A $25 fee will be charged to my account for a returned check/insufficient payment. I accept full responsibility for all fees and expenses.

In the event of inclement weather or natural disaster, the YMCA may modify or cancel its programs and/or close its facilities. A refund or credit will not be issued in these cases, nor in cases where a child departs a program early or is dismissed due to disruptive behavior.

Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic: In the event that programming is delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to direction by state and local authorities regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the YMCA will issue a partial or full refund of fees aid.

Camp Erdman Day Camp Cancellation Policy:

Deposit of $100 per session is required to reserve a spot and is non-refundable after ten (10) calendar days prior to the start of the session. Full payment is due no later than ten (10) calendar days prior to the start of the first session and is non-refundable.

A $25 fee will be charged to my account for a returned check/insufficient payment. I accept full responsibility for all fees and expenses.

In the event of a refund being granted, Camp Edman will return the refund via the means in which payment was made; cash, check or charge. My fees are ineligible for refund if my child departs any Camp Erdman session early, for any reason, other than an illness or injury verified by a physician.

The YMCA will not be held liable and no refund will be issued for any failure or cancellation of event that is beyond its control, including any weather events or acts of God.

Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic: In the event that Camp Erdman programming is delayed, rescheduled, or cancelled due to direction by state and local authorities regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, the YMCA will issue a partial or full refund of fees aid.


Quotes from Participants

"During this scary time of COVID-19, you have been the rainbow among the clouds. He looks forward to seeing all of you every day, and loves playing with his new friends. His backpack is full of his creations (arts and crafts) that he then proudly displays at home. Playing outside and having positive interactions with humans outside of our small family unit have been his saving grace. Words can't express how appreciative we are of all of you and this program."

- Tyler's Parents

“When I drop Ezra off to ‘play with friends’ I don’t worry at all. Every morning and afternoon you see them temperature checking all the kids to ensure everyone is in good health, and just taking necessary safety precautions especially during this time. Ezra gets up every morning asking if he is going to play with friends today. It makes me excited for him! Every day he comes home with a new arts and crafts project that he likes to show off, to his sisters and I. I feel like this program is really helping Ezra mentally, emotionally, and physically.”

- Ezra’s Mom

“Through all of this uncertainty, the YMCA has been a safe haven for both my children and I. Through the financial assistance that is offered, my children have a safe, fun and nurturing place to be while I am blessed to continue working.

Without the assistance, I would have no choice but to either keep my children at home or decline to work. The YMCA provides fun physical activities, nutritious meals and snacks that promote a healthy lifestyle, as well as assistance in online schooling so that my children don’t fall behind in their school work.”

- Mom

"I can't see any of my friends from school because of COVID so I was really sad.. But it's super fun coming here so I can make new friends and play with them and bother Mr. Jon! Hahahaha!"

- Student, 2nd grade

"The YMCA has been a God sent to me during the COVID-19 pandemic. As I am in healthcare, I still had to work. Without the YMCA and their Financial Aid, I would not be able to make money to care for my family. I appreciate all your company does!"

- Mom