Camp Days

When school’s out, Camp is in! The YMCA of Rock River Valley provides a safe and fun environment for children when school is not in session. Camp Days offered align with days off of school for the Harlem and Rockford Public School Districts. 

The YMCA of Rock River Valley provides a safe and fun environment for children when school is not in session. Camp Days are offered at Camp Winnebago YMCA, SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA, and Northeast Family YMCA. Camp Days programming is staffed by Summer Camp and Kids’ Time After School Staff.

While Camp Days programming is aligned with Harlem School District and Rockford Public School District schedules, we do welcome students from other schools if they are off on the below dates. Northeast Family Y will only host on Harlem days out, SwedishAmerican Riverfront Y will only host on RPS days out, and Camp Winnebago will be open on all dates. 

Specially trained adults
Ongoing training required
Background checked and drug tested
CPR trained and certified
There is one staff member for every 12 children.

Ages: Kindergarten - 7th Grade
Member Fee: $20 per day
Program Member Fee: $25 per day
*FREE to After School Kids' Time Families with Coupon Code; does not include Winter Break & Spring Break for New Rate Families

Registration opens on the 15th of each month
*Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

2019/2020 Dates Available
*Dates vary by location. Click the register link below to choose a location.
September 26, 27
October 14,15
November 11, 27
December 23, 26, 27, 30
January 2, 3, 17, 20
February 7, 13, 14, 17
March 6
April 10, 13
May 22 

HOURS: 6:45am - 5:30pm Register

Looking for an exciting new experience for your camper during winter break? Join the incredible staff at Camp Winnebago YMCA to reignite summer relationships, explore a new perspective of Camp, or experience Camp for the first time! We engage in classic camp activities with a winter twist; including fort building, crafts, archery, snow shoeing, sledding, black hole slide, hot chocolate, and even an overnight!

December 23, 26, 27, 30
January 2, 3

Members $25/day
Program Members $30/day
Ages K-8th grade

Camp Winnebago is excited to revive the spirit of camp during Spring Break! Explore the fascinations of new life that spring brings to Camp Winnebago's 120 acres of forest, marshes, natural springs and creeks. Campers will enjoy the energy of their favorite summer camp counselors while participating in classic camp activities: archery, black hole slide, nitro, climbing wall, challenge course elements, crafts and so much more!

2020 Dates:

March 16-20 (Rockford Public Schools)
March 23-27 (Harlem School District 122)

Members $25/day
Program Members $30/day
Ages K-8th grade

Registration will open one month prior to these dates.


6:45am - 5:30pm

Sign In: 6:45am - 8:30am
Sign Out: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
*Identification Required at Sign Out

CampDoc Health Profile:
All campers must have an updated CampDoc health profile on file. Please check your email for in invitation to complete your camper's CampDoc health profile before they attend Camp Days.

Lunch is NOT provided by the YMCA. Please pack your camper with a sack lunch.

What to Bring:
Weather appropriate clothing
Weather appropriate footwear
Sack Lunch
Water Bottle
Swimwear and towel

Special Note:
Camp Days programming includes outdoor activities. Be sure that your camper is prepared for the outdoors by sending them with weather-appropriate clothing; including clothes and shoes that are okay to get dirty.


In keeping with our mission to serve as many children as possible, campers who are registered but do not attend will be assessed a "No-Show Fee" ($10/Member or $12.50/Program Member), which will cover 50% of the provisions you have reserved. The "No-Show Fee" will be drafted from your account on file within 5 business days of your child's absence.