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
CPR trained and certified

Ages: Kindergarten - 7th Grade
Hours: 6:45am - 5:30pm
Member Fee: $30 per day
Program Member Fee: $35 per day

*Kids' Time families receive 50% off all School's Out Camp Days. Winter Break and Spring Break Camp weeks are not included in this promo. Please email the Kids' Time email at for more information on this discount.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Register for Camp Days!

When school's out, Camp is in! Join us for a fun-filled winter break! Winter Break Camp at the branches is offered at Northeast Family YMCA and SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA. If you're looking for winter break camp at Camp Winnebago, click on Camp Rekindle. Programs are offered December 20th-December 31st (12/31 at Camp Winnebago only). Camp runs daily from 6:45am-5:30pm. 

$30/day for members
$35/day for program members

Financial Assistance
At the YMCA, we believe no family should be denied access to our child care programs based on the ability to pay. Two forms of financial assistance are available:

  • The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
  • YMCA scholarships
If you're interested in either of these options or are already utilizing CCAP, please register for the program and then email Jenny Deleo at to ensure assistance is applied.

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!

Session 1: December 20 - December 23rd
Sessiont 2: December 27th - December 31st (12/31 open till 3pm)

$145/wk for Y Members
$160/wk for Program Members

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!

2022 Dates:

March 21st - March 25th (Rockford Public Schools)
March 29 - April 1st (Harlem School District 122)

Registration will open in February 2022!


6:45am - 5:30pm

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

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

What to Bring:
Face mask or covering
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.