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2022 Summer Youth Programs

Register today for best selection of programs!

This summer, we’ll get your kids back to thriving with safe experiences that build confidence, self-discovery, leadership, social and critical thinking skills that support their well-being, academic growth and give them back a sense of community that will last beyond summer.

Our extensive selection of summer program options from Day to Overnight Camps and Swim Lessons to Family Camp Weekend Getaways are designed to be mixed and matched to create the perfect summer for your family at the Y.

BONUS: Special evidence-based Literacy Instruction programming will be included, at no additional cost, in all Day Camps for students who have completed grades K - 5, and our Na AlaKa'i MIddle School Day Camp for students who have completed grades 5 - 8. Research and experience shows that youth who participate in academic instruction for a minimum of 60 minutes a day for five weeks will not only maintain their level of understanding, but expand their depth of knowledge, leaving them prepared to start the new school year ready to go!

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Savings. Payment Plans. Financial Assistance. Cancellation Policy.

Save up to 20% with Family Memberships

Save up to 20% off* most Summer Programs and Camp with your YMCA Family Membership. Not a member yet?

*The Y Family Membership must be active and current at the time of registration and through the length of the program, camp, or class in order to receive associated discounts. If a Y Family Membership is cancelled or put on hold, any discounts received on current or future programs will be charged back to the account with payment due immediately.

Payment Plans

Unfortunately, the deadline has pass to participate in our summer payment plan program. However if you are unable to afford the full cost of a program, please consider our financial aid program.

You can reserve your spot today with just a 10% deposit per week. After registering with a deposit, you can select from two payment plan options from the time of your registration through May 16, 2022. All payments must be made in full by May 16, 2022. Below are your three payment options:

  1. Make a payment in full when registering
  2. Make a deposit with the remaining balance due on May 16. You are able to log into your account between the time of registration and May 16 to make additional payments as you see fit. The final balance will be automatically drafted on May 16.
  3. Make a 10% deposit with bi-weekly auto draft payments up to May 16. Based on the time of your registration and minus the 10% deposit, the total remaining balance will be automatically calculated and drafted on the 1st and 15th of each month starting in March.

Extensions to payment plans will be granted on a case-by-case manner for special circumstances. Please contact your YMCA branch or our Service Center at 808-678-4296 (Monday-Friday, 8 am to 5 pm) for assistance.

Camp Erdman Weekly Overnight & Family Camp Discounts
  • Flexible Payment Plans: Reserve your camp with $100 deposit. Call our Service Center at 808-678-4296, Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5pm or email: info@ymcahonolulu.org

  • 20% Discount: With a Y Family Membership. Save $99 and get $25 in Y credit with a new Y membership! (The Y Family Membership must be active and current at the time of registration and through the length of the program, camp, or class in order to receive associated discounts. If a Y Family Membership is cancelled or put on hold, any discounts received on current or future programs will be charged back to the account with payment due immediately.

  • 15% Military Discount

  • 5% Sibling Discount


Financial Aid

Applicants may apply for financial aid for youth programs including summer day camp, before and after school programs, swim lessons, early learning / part-time preschool programs, youth sports and others.

We require documentation to verify household size and income. Qualification for YMCA financial assistance must be renewed each year.

To Apply

  1. Call our Service Center at 808-678-4296, Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, to apply for financial assistance.
  2. You will need the following required documents:
    • Your Government-issued photo ID
    • Most recent W-2(s)
    • Full tax return (1040, 1040EZ, 1040A, or Schedule C)
  3. Our Service Center staff will direct you to upload the documents to a secure website to complete the application. Upon review of the documents, our Service Center staff will provide a confirmation of your final scholarship amount based on verification of income and availability of funds.
    • Alternatively, if you do not want to upload your documents, our Service Center staff can schedule an appointment to meet with a staff member in-person. During your appointment, the branch will provide a confirmation of your final scholarship amount based on verification of income and availability of funds.

Alternative Documents Accepted (If W-2s or Tax Returns are not available):

  • Copy of paystubs (one-month)
  • Benefit Statement (Social Security, Disability or Unemployment)
  • Government Assistance Benefits letter
  • Letter from your employer verifying your employment and stating your annual salary
  • For United States Military members: Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for Summer Day Camp, Nā Alaka'i, or Camp Erdman programs, submit an online request or contact our Service Center at 808-678-4296.

Requests for a program cancellation on or before April 30, 2022 will receive a full refund, including your 10% deposit. Starting May 1, 2022, there will be a $50 service fee per child and transaction. Service fees will be applied to your family’s account as a credit which can be used for any YMCA programs and services. The remainder of the balance will be refunded. Refund requests will only be processed for program weeks that have not yet started.

Pro-rated refunds will be processed only in the event a child is sent home for showing COVID-19 symptoms or needs to quarantine at home due to exposure to COVID-19.



Safety Is Our Priority

Summer Program Safety Measures

The YMCA is committed to providing a safe space for youth to thrive and will continue to follow all current City, and State ordinances.

As of March 26, 2022, all city and state restrictions have been lifted, including capacity, distancing requirements, and indoor requirement of masks - so currently, indoor masks are optional at *YMCA facilities. However, our YMCA will continue to:

  • Support anyone who chooses to continue to wear a mask.
  • Ask program participants, members, and staff to stay home if feeling unwell, have a fever or per CDC guidelines are recommended to quarantine. Even if program participants, members, and staff test negative for COVID-19, we ask that they not return to the Y or program until they are fever-free for at least 24 hours and have no or improved symptoms.
  • Encourage frequent hand-washing and/or use of hand sanitizer dispenser and cleaning per CDC guidelines.
*Indoor masks are still required for students/staff who are in programs on Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE), City and County of Honolulu Summer Fun, University of Hawaii, and Nu'uanu Congregational Church sites, and in Department of Human Service regulated preschools and Early Learning Centers.

Y Members or Program Participants Who Test Positive for COVID-19

Y Members or Program Participants who have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 are asked  to contact their health care provider or use and follow the CDC online calculator tool guidelines which may include quarantine, isolation, extended mask wearing, and other safety actions.

If the CDC tool determines that they may have exposed any close contacts at the YMCA, Members/Participants are to:

  • Notify their Y with:
    • Date of their positive test or onset of symptoms.
    • Dates they were last at the Y or in program.
  • They may notify our Y by contacting their program site director, or the Executive Director of their Y Branch, or call our Service Center at 808.678.4296, Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.
The Y will notify close contacts and provide:
  • The date of their possible last close contact to a person who tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Ask that they contact their health care provider or use and follow the CDC Online Calculator tool guidelines which may include quarantine, testing and extended mask wearing.
  • The identity of the person positive with COVID-19 WILL NOT be disclosed.

Camp Erdman Safety Measures


Safety is Our Top Priority
We are committed to providing safe and meaningful camp experiences this summer.
We will continue to update our procedures based on any additional public health guidance changes, and we will let you know of those changes.
 
What health and safety measures are you taking?

  • We have changed the physical layout within our facilities and the style of our programs to maximize enjoyment and learning as well as keeping our campers comfortable and safe.
  • Ohana Groups - we tend to do most of our programming in smaller family groups so that kids develop relationships and we have consistency in our programming. At times we do larger group activities where we encourage children to interact with others as appropriate.
  • We believe the outdoors to be a place where learning and growth and activity is best experienced. When indoors we open the windows to ensure the ocean breezes become part of our program delivery.
  • Campers and staff will wash and sanitize their hands between each activity and before and after each meal.

How will you be screening overnight campers and staff for COVID-19?
We ask parents/caregivers to make sure their child is healthy prior to coming to day or overnight camp. During the course of their time with us we observe campers’ health situations and if someone is sick/injured we provide onsite care through our health nurse and at the same time ask parents to come and pick up their child.
 
Any camper or staff member that exhibits symptoms will activate our Health Safety Response Plan, which will include isolation from our camp population and if the illness has any COVID-19 symptoms we do a COVID test. Regardless of the health condition we contact parents and work on the appropriate course of action given the situation.
 
What is the mask policy at camp?
We follow the local governmental health guidance relative to masking. Effective March 26, 2022, our State has masks as optional both indoors and outdoors. If the situation changes we will adjust to the then appropriate guidance and communicate that to parents. We respect anyone’s choice to use a mask if we are in a state where they are not required.
 
What is the cabin cohort size?
Resident Camp Ohana Groups - one cabin each - are composed of up to 14 children with 2 counselors. Day Camp Ohana Groups are composed of up to 12 campers and 1-2 trained counselors.
 
What will happen if there is a confirmed COVID-19 case at camp?
At this time local health officials are not requiring contact tracing of cases due to the low case rates and risks. If changes in COVID guidance were to change, we will follow the new guidance and keep you updated.

Our priority is keeping our campers, families and staff safe. We will follow the latest protocol from the CDC, state and county, and make decisions accordingly.
 
What happens if my child gets sick while at camp?
Given the nature of COVID-19, we will send children showing symptoms of COVID-19 home for further testing and clarification. Upon being cleared of communicable illness, we welcome your camper back to camp. Our Camp Nurse and Medical Director always treat a child experiencing illness at camp very seriously. We work closely with our medical staff, as well as the camper’s parents and guardians to determine the best course of action for a camper who may need either further medical care, or to return home as the situation dictates.



Summer Program Options & Registration

Preschool & Early Learning Centers

Part Day Early Learning Program (PALS Club)

  • Ages: For Ages 3-5 years old
  • Dates: Varies by branch
  • Times: Varies by branch
  • Locations: Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Mililani, and Nu'uanu
  • Rate: Monthly Rate: $385; Y Family Member Rate: $308

Offered 2 days a week, for 3 hours per day, a structured environment helps children transition from a home care setting and prepare for a formal preschool setting. Activities focus on social and behavioral skills along with cognitive, gross and fine motor skills.

Learn More About Early Learning Program


Full Time Preschool (Kid's Prep)

  • Ages: For Ages 2-5 years old
  • Dates: Year-round
  • Times: Full Time (7:00am – 4:00pm)
  • Locations: Leeward
  • Rate: Monthly Rate: $1,287; Y Family Member Rate: $1,158

Exciting learning opportunities nurture cognitive, social-emotional, physical and creative development to ensure each child is well prepared to enter school. The immersion of arts, culture, music, creative expression, literature, and physical activities, provides opportunities for exploration, discovery and confidence building.

Learn More About Preschool

Summer Day Camp
  • Ages: Completed K-5th Grade. Note: Completed 5th graders have a choice between Day Camp & Nā Alaka'i.
  • Dates: May 31 – July 29 (No program May 30, Memorial Day & July 4, Independence Day)
  • Times: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • YMCA Branch Day Camp Locations: Camp Erdman (no transportation provided), Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani, Nu'uanu, and Windward
  • Community Day Camp Locations: Nu'uanu Congregational Church, Nu'uanu Elementary School (Day Camp 7/5 - 7/29), and Kailua Elementary School (Day Camp 7/5 - 7/29). Please check back - we will be adding new day camp locations.
  • Free Lunch: The YMCA will continue to apply for free hot lunches through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. This is not guaranteed. Families will be notified through the confirmation packet prior to the start of the program. Free hot lunches will currently be provided at Camp Erdman, Kalihi, Leeward, and Nu'uanu Ys, and St. Therese Schools Day Camps.l

Summer Day Camp at the Y continues to be a place for youth to thrive. Specially crafted activities promote exploration, friendship, leadership, and learning that results in an increase in their confidence, well-being, and connection to the community. Each branch will feature weekly projects and activities with lots of time for being outdoors, crafts, sports, and other enriching fun. Each YMCA and program site designs their program to meet the needs of their own youth and community. All elementary-age Summer Day Camps will include age-appropriate weekly activities that meet youth’s most pressing needs:

  • Literacy: Y programs help youth develop their vocabulary and comprehension through activities that include reading, writing, drawing, and storytelling. Whether it's through our library of books, guest readers and storytellers, or creating their own story, the Y builds lifelong learners and strengthens youth’s confidence in and out of the classroom.
Bonus: Special evidence-based Literacy Instruction programming will be included, at no additional cost, in all Day Camps for students who have completed grades K - 5, and our Na AlaKa'i MIddle School Day Camp for students who have completed grades 5 - 8. Research and experience shows that youth who participate in academic instruction for a minimum of 60 minutes a day for five weeks will not only maintain their level of understanding, but expand their depth of knowledge, leaving them prepared to start the new school year ready to go!
  • Social Emotional Learning: now, more than ever, it’s critical we help youth connect, build lasting friendships, and grow their confidence to be their best self. Y programs are a safe space to explore their individual needs, wants, and dreams and how that compliments others in the group and community. Y staff will facilitate age appropriate activities that develop healthy identities, understand and manage their emotions, show empathy, and the confidence to make responsible choices.
  • Understanding Diverse Cultures: This year’s summer programs will elevate the uniquely diverse communities we live in. Activities will promote individual awareness and exploration of each youth’s own culture and the value they bring.
  • Mental & Physical Well-Being: Youth Development goes beyond exercise and eating right. Youth are faced with a unique set of challenges. This summer’s Y programs will continue to include activities that get youth moving through sports, team challenges, and group games, but will include weekly activities that promote mental well-being. Age appropriate activities will include managing tough situations, exploring what makes them feel certain emotions, building their communication toolboxes, and how that is all connected to being their best selves.
Be sure to scroll down for details and registration for fun add-on's to your child's summer day camp experience:
  • Mini Camp at Camp Erdman - 3-Day/2-Night Experience - July 6 - 8
  • Intensive Swim Lessons

Dates Weekly Rate Multi-Week Rate
(Must register for at least 4 weeks)
Registration
Regular Y Family Member
Regular
Y Family Member
  • Week 1: 5/31-6/3 (No program 5/30)
  • Week 2: 6/6-6/10
  • Week 3: 6/13-6/17
  • Week 4: 6/20-6/24
  • Week 5: 6/27-7/1
  • Week 6: 7/5-7/8 (No program 7/4)
  • Week 7: 7/11-7/15
  • Week 8: 7/18-7/22
  • Week 9: 7/25-7/29
  • Week 10: 8/1 - 8/5: Camp Erdman Day Camp Only
$250 $200 $212.50
$170

If a site shows that enrollment is "Full," please add your name to our waitlist.

We do have cancellations and there may be opportunities for us to increase capacity. You will be contacted if a spot should become available.

Other Options: Register at another location nearby.

5th Graders can also register for the Nā Alaka'i Middle School Day Camp which has lots of openings!

Mini Camp Add-On: Ages 7 to 17 years old

  • Dates: July 6 at 10am to July 8 at 5pm
  • Rate: $369. Y Family Member Rate: $288

Mini Camp is designed for first-time campers interested in sampling overnight camp or experienced campers looking for a little extra camp! This three-day, two-night camp is a condensed version of our Traditional Overnight Resident Camp program. All meals are included. There are no transportation options for mini camp. Parents would drop off and pick up their campers at YMCA Camp Erdman.

Mini Camp Registration

Day Camp Optional Add-Ons (Select Y Day Camp locations only)

Intensive Swim Lessons Add On to Summer Day Camp

  • Ages: Completed K - 7th Grade
  • Nu'uanu Branch Dates: Weekly, June 6 to July 29. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • Nu'uanu Branch Times: 2:00pm-2:30pm and 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • Rate: Varies by session. Qualifies for Financial Aid and Family Member discount. No multi-week discounts.
  • Windward Branch Dates: Session 1: May 31-June 17, Session 2: June 21-July 8, and Session 3: July 21-July 29. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • Windward Branch Times: 1:15pm-1:45pm and 1:45pm-2:15pm
  • Rate: Varies by session. Qualifies for Financial Aid and Family Member discount. No multi-week discounts.

Prerequisite: Registration in Branch Day Camp Program in the same week or session. The progressive swim program has six levels designed to help children grow personally and develop strokes and safety skills. Emphasis is on endurance, personal safety, skill development, and lifesaving techniques. YMCA Summer and Aquatic staff will work together to ensure your child is transitioned safely and prepared to enjoy their lessons. Please pack on each swim day: towel, swim clothes, extra change of clothes, slippers, bag for wet clothes, and goggles (optional).

Intensive Swim Lessons Registration

Specialty Day Camps
  • Ages: Completed 3rd – 7th Grade
  • Dates: May 31 – July 29 (No program May 31, Memorial Day & July 5, Independence Day)
  • Times: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
  • YMCA Branch Locations: Nu'uanu (For Ages 7-12)
  • Community Locations: Nu'uanu Congregational Church (For Ages 8-13)

The Y's Specialty Day Camps build on the YMCA's signature out-of-school time structure and focuses on particular interests. Specialty Day Camps incorporates curriculum that emphasizes literacy, mental and physical well-being, teambuilding, and social emotional learning aligned with the overall theme of the week.

While the age range is 7 to 13 years old, our staff and policies create a safe environment that incorporates leadership and ensures a safe space for everyone. The minimum youth to leader ratio is 15:1 while the maximum is 20:1 with added supervision by the roaming Site Director.

A typical day schedule is as follows:

  • 7:00am-8:30am Check-in and Welcoming
  • 8:30am-10:00am Specialty Lesson
  • 10:00am-10:45am General Activity
  • 10:45am-12:00pm Specialty Lesson
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch & Social Time
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm Youth Choice
  • 1:30pm-2:45pm Specialty Activity
  • 2:45pm-3:30pm General Activity
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm Youth Choice
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Dismissal

Themes & Descriptions:

  • Global Environmental Science (GE Science) AND E-Sports:
    • The Global Environmental Science session of this specialty camp combination allows youth to explore the world of environmental science and sustainability. Youth will go through the YMCA’s Changemaker Training and workshops to design, implement, and share their own solutions to local challenges. Examples of projects include gardening, vermicasting (worm compost), social media campaigns, policy & advocacy and so much more. The week will involve workshops, guest speakers, and place-based learning projects that allow youth to improve our local sustainability efforts and learn about careers in the field.
    • The E-Sports (Electronic Sports) session of this specialty camp combination provides opportunities for ALL students to use E-sports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life - no experience required. The YMCA currently participates in Super Smash Brothers and Rocket League.
  • Young Chefs (Chefs) AND Sports Fundamentals (Sports):
    • The Young Chefs Specialtysession of this specialty camp combination allows your child can learn how to make healthier and more nutritious choices, while preparing great tasting food. Release their inner chef in our Cooking Camp. Our recreational hands-on Cooking Camp offers delicious, locally inspired, healthy food in a social environment. Not only will they walk away with delicious food, but you will walk away with cooking skills (and sanitation knowledge) as we focus on technique and safety.
    • The Sports Fundamentalssession of this specialty camp combination will focus on strategy, team building, sport rules basics, and speed and agility training through
  • Celebration of Hawaii:Immerse yourself in learning about Hawai’i and its culture throughout the week. Participate in hands on activities to learn all about Hawai’i. Everything from learning to make lei’s to getting to explore the history of Hawai’i will leave your child excited to learn.
Locations & Dates Weekly Rate Multi-Week Rate
(Must register for at least 4 weeks)
Registration

If a site shows that enrollment is "Full,", you have the option to add your name to our waitlist. We do have cancellations and there may be opportunities for us to increase capacity. You will be contacted if a spot should become available
Regular Y Family Member
Regular
Y Family Member

Nu'uanu Congregational Church

  • Week 1: No specialty camps
  • Week 2: 6/6-6/10- Only the combined Sports Fundamentals & Cooking Specialty Camp
  • Week 3: 6/13-6/17 - Only the combined Environmental Science & E-Sports Specialty Camp
  • Week 4: 6/20-6/24- Only the combined Sports Fundamentals & Cooking Specialty Camp
  • Week 5: 6/27-7/1- Only the combined Environmental Science & E-Sports
  • Week 6: 7/5-7/8 (No program 7/4)
  • Week 7: 7/11-7/15
  • Week 8: 7/18-7/22
$295 $236 $250.75
$200.60

Nu'uanu Y

  • Week 8 (Celebration of Hawaii): 7/18-7/22
  • Week 9 (Young Chefs): 7/25-7/29
$295 $236 $250.75 $200.60
Before & After Summer School Care

Ages: Completed K – 5th Grade
Dates: Varies by School
Times: Varies by School
Locations: See current list of school sites below, but keep checking back as we continue to add more! [Must be enrolled in the School's Summer School program.]

Our before- and after- summer school program provides the perfect combination of safe and enriching care before school and after school homework, reading time along with arts and crafts, sports, and music and dance activities.

Before and After Summer School Care Locations
Must be enrolled in the School's Summer School Program
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After City and County Summer Fun - Summer Plus Care

The YMCA will provide After- City and County Summer Fun care at select sites.

Register by Friday, May 27th.

Location
Must be enrolled in City and County's Summer Fun Program Site
Dates / Times Rate
Ahuimanu Park
Aiea Park
Kahala Park
Kanewai Park
Kapunahala
Koko Head Park
Makakilo Park
Mililani Park
Moanalua Park
Paki Park
Wilson Park
June 6 to July 22

No program on June 10 and July 4
$280.50



Middle School Summer Program: Nā Alaka'i (The Leaders)
  • Ages: For Ages 10 - 13 or Completed Grade 5th - 8th. Note: Completed 5th graders have a choice between Day Camp & Nā Alaka'i.
  • Dates: May 31 – July 29 (No program May 30, Memorial Day & July 4, Independence Day)
  • Times: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Locations: Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani, Nu'uanu, Windward
  • Community Locations: Pending
  • Free Lunch: The YMCA will continue to apply for free hot lunches through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. This is not guaranteed. Families will be notified through the confirmation packet prior to the start of the program.

Nā Alaka'i, translated to “The Leaders,” is the YMCA’s Summer Day Camp for middle school youth. At the Y, we understand the unique needs of middle school students and the physical, mental, emotional, and relational changes they are going through. Similar to our elementary age programming, specially crafted activities promote exploration, friendship, leadership, and learning that results in an increase in their confidence, well-being, and connection to the community. Although each YMCA and program site designs their program to meet the needs of their own youth and community, all middle school Nā Alaka'i programs will include age-appropriate weekly activities that focus on:

  • Community and Culture: Elevating youth voice, social connection, service learning, diversity, and developing the skills necessary to be a YMCA Changemaker.
  • Life Skills: Sewing, cooking, balancing a budget, personal wellness, and completing do-it-yourself building projects to develop independence skills.
  • College and Career Exploration: Staff mentors and guest community leaders will help teens connect their current interests and passions with college and career opportunities.
  • Mental Health Awareness: Guiding teens in developing personal resilience and confidence while learning positive coping methods and ways to support their peers and loved ones in a safe, nurturing environment.
  • Bonus: Special evidence-based Literacy Instruction programming will be included, at no additional cost, our Na AlaKa'i Middle School Day Camp for students who have completed grades 5 - 8. Research and experience shows that youth who participate in academic instruction for a minimum of 60 minutes a day for five weeks will not only maintain their level of understanding, but expand their depth of knowledge, leaving them prepared to start the new school year ready to go!
Be sure to scroll down for details and registration for fun add-on's to your teen's summer day camp experience:
  • Intensive Swim Lessons
Dates Weekly Rate Multi-Week Rate
(Must register for at least 4 weeks)
Registration
Regular Y Family Member
Regular
Y Family Member
  • Week 1: 5/31-6/3 (No program 5/30)
  • Week 2: 6/6-6/10
  • Week 3: 6/13-6/17
  • Week 4: 6/20-6/24
  • Week 5: 6/27-7/1
  • Week 6: 7/5-7/8 (No program 7/4)
  • Week 7: 7/11-7/15
  • Week 8: 7/18-7/22
  • Week 9: 7/25-7/29
$250 $200 $212.50
$170

If a site shows that enrollment is "Full,", you have the option to add your name to our waitlist. We do have cancellations and there may be opportunities for us to increase capacity. You will be contacted if a spot should become available.

Nā Alaka'i Optional Add-Ons (Select Programs Only)

Intensive Swim Lessons Add On to Nā Alaka'i Summer Day Camp

  • Ages: Completed K - 7th Grade
  • Nu'uanu Branch Dates: Weekly, June 6 to July 29. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
  • Nu'uanu Branch Times: 2:00pm-2:30pm and 2:30pm-3:00pm
  • Rate: Varies by session. Qualifies for Financial Aid and Family Member discount. No multi-week discounts.
  • Windward Branch Dates: Session 1: May 31-June 17, Session 2: June 21-July 8, and Session 3: July 21-July 29. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • Windward Branch Times: 1:15pm-1:45pm and 1:45pm-2:15pm
  • Rate: Varies by session. Qualifies for Financial Aid and Family Member discount. No multi-week discounts.

Prerequisite: Registration in Branch Nā Alaka'i Program in the same week or session. The progressive swim program has six levels designed to help children grow personally and develop strokes and safety skills. Emphasis is on endurance, personal safety, skill development, and lifesaving techniques. YMCA Summer and Aquatic staff will work together to ensure your child is transitioned safely and prepared to enjoy their lessons. Please pack on each swim day: towel, swim clothes, extra change of clothes, slippers, bag for wet clothes, and goggles (optional).

Intensive Swim Lessons Registration

Mini Camp Add-On: Ages 7 to 17 years old

  • Dates: July 6 at 10am to July 8 at 5pm
  • Rate: $369. Y Family Member Rate: $288

Mini Camp is designed for first-time campers interested in sampling overnight camp or experienced campers looking for a little extra camp! This three-day, two-night camp is a condensed version of our Traditional Overnight Resident Camp program. All meals are included. There are no transportation options for mini camp. Parents would drop off and pick up their campers at YMCA Camp Erdman.

Mini Camp Registration

High School Teen Summer Internships
  • Ages: Completed 9th to 11th Grade
  • Dates: Must commit to a minimum of 4 weeks, 20 hours per week
  • Times: Varies to fit intern schedules. AM, PM, Mid-Day and Full-Day shifts available.
  • Locations with Virtual Opportunities: Atherton
  • Locations with In-Person Opportunities: Association Offices, Camp Erdman, Kaimuki-Waialae, Kalihi, Leeward, Mililani, Nu'uanu Nu'uanu Congregational Church, & Windward
  • Cost/Application Process: Free. Acceptance by application only, limited spaces available.
  1. View current internship opportunities here.
  2. Complete and email the YMCA Volunteer Application Form by April 15.
  3. Applicants will be contacted to go through an interview and reference check process. 
  4. All interns must complete mandatory online and in-person training before beginning service.

The YMCA is an organization built on the idea of volunteerism and service Sir George Williams was only 22 years old when he started the YMCA in 1844 in London England Today, the YMCA impacts millions within communities in 121 countries Whatever your age, you have the power to impact others and make a difference Below are opportunities to get engaged, but if you, your club, or your school is interested in doing a project together, reach out to us and let's see what we can do – TOGETHER!

Interns will gain a deeper understanding of non-profit organizational work in our community, explore their personal strengths, develop new skills, and discover their career options. At the end of their service, interns receive a letter of completion which can be used for applications for scholarships, college and other program.

All volunteers (regardless of age) must complete a YMCA Volunteer Application. If you are a minor, the YMCA will still complete 3 reference checks and require your parent/guardian's signature. All volunteers 18 years of age and older must also pass a criminal background check. Once on board, volunteers complete an online training on child abuse prevention and will receive coaching by our YMCA team.

Available Virtual Opportunities:

  • Atherton: Social and Digital Media, Community Workshops (based on your personal talents and interests)

Available In-Person Opportunities:

  • Association Offices, 3rd floor of the Nu'uanu Y: Human Resources – Assist with phone calls, filing, and other Talent Management duties.
  • Camp Erdman: Camp Assistants, visit Camp Erdman’s webpage for more information.
  • Kaimuki-Waialae: Aquatics, Childcare, Fitness & Groundskeeping
  • Kalihi: Childcare
  • Leeward: Aquatics, Childcare, and Grounds Keeping
  • Mililani: Aquatics, Childcare, Fitness, Grounds Keeping, & Membership Services
  • Nu'uanu: Aquatics and Childcare
  • Nu'uanu Congregational Church: Childcare
  • Windward: Aquatics, Childcare, and Grounds Keeping
Camp Erdman (Day and Overnight Summer Camps & Family Weekend Getaways)

Our Campers make great friendships that last a lifetime, and become more independent through quality time spent in our great outdoors with caring role models focused on character development. Campers choose from skill-progressive activities like archery, swimming, hiking, visual and performing arts. Evening activities for our overnight campers include campfires, skits, field games, and, of course, s’mores!

Families can experience the magic camp at our Family Weekend Getaways. This all-inclusive stay-cation includes meals, activities and lodging and is the perfect break to bond as a family and have fun!

Summer Day Camp

Six-Day Traditional Overnight Camp for Youth and Teens

Mini Overnight Camp: Ages 7 to 17 years old

  • Dates: July 6 at 10am to July 8 at 5pm
  • Rate: $369. Y Family Member Rate: $288

Mini Camp is designed for first-time campers interested in sampling overnight camp or experienced campers looking for a little extra camp! This three-day, two-night camp is a condensed version of our Traditional Overnight Resident Camp program. All meals are included. There are no transportation options for mini camp. Parents would drop off and pick up their campers at YMCA Camp Erdman.

Mini Camp Registration

Teen Overnight Camps

Leaders-In-Training (LIT)

Camp Assistant (CA)

  • Ages: Completed Grade 11
  • Dates: Three-Week Camp Session: June 5-24 and July 10-29
  • Camp Assistant registration will open March 2022! 

Family Weekend Getaways

  • Family Weekend Getaways: Family Camp Weekends include all meals, lodging, and activities. Cabins have electricity, bunk beds, and bathrooms with showers. Register now to reserve a cabin for your family.
Camp Erdman Discounts
Group & Private Swim Lessons (For Ages 6 Months to 99+ years old)

Locations: Kaimuki-Waialae, Leeward, Mililani, Nu’uanu & Windward

We offer a wide selection of parent & infant, toddler, school age, teen, and adult swim lessons that build strong and confident swimmers. CDC-guided safety procedures are in place to ensure swim lessons are safe, fun, and progressive. Spaces are limited, so be sure to register today.

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Additional Information

Free Lunch Program

The YMCA will continue to apply for free hot lunches through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. This is not guaranteed. Families will be notified through the confirmation packet prior to the start of the program.

Late Pick-Up Fees

There is a charge of $5.00 for each 5-minute increment of care, that will be assessed for parents/guardians arriving after the pick-up window (e.g. pick up between 1-5 minutes late will result in $5.00, 6-10 minutes late will result in $10.00, etc.). Please have your exact amount of payment available as our staff do not have access to change, or the charge will be added to your electronic fund transfer account.

Out of State/International Children

Proof of age is required for all out of state and international children being registered. A current Tuberculosis clearance by a licensed physician will be required at the time of registration. Download a clearance form below or inquire at the Y branch if further information is needed.

Online Registration Help

Need help navigating our online registration site? Download the guides below for help with commonly asked questions:

For additional assistance, please contact our Service Center at 808-678-4296, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.



2022 Summer Program Locations

Kaimuki Y
Phone: 737-5544

Kalihi Y
Phone: 848-2494

Leeward Y
Phone: 671-6495

Mililani Y
Phone: 625-1040

Nu'uanu Y
Phone: 536-3556
Nu'uanu Congregational Church
2651 Pali Highway, Honolulu


Windward Y
Phone: 261-0808

YMCA Camp H.R. Erdman
Phone: 637-4615

Assistance: Call Center
Phone: 678-4296 (M-F, 8am to 5pm)