Winter Camp - South Sound YMCA

Winter Camp


Registration is now open for Winter Break Camp! We have limited space available, so reserve your spot early. This year’s camp theme is Winter Camp with Color Wars: Y Edition. Red! Yellow! Green! Blue! What you see is what we do!  Learn all about our Y Character Value Traits through play, skits, cheers, and camp wide competition! Come prepared to join with your team in full color war glory and bond over wacky relay races, the messiness of slime, tie-dye, and Oobleck, and get ready for some friendly team competition all while embracing the Y code of caring, respect, honesty, and responsibility! Register today!

For additional questions, please refer to our FAQ below.  


  • MT Simmons Elementary
  • Centennial Elementary
  • Hansen Elementary
  • Horizon Elementary


  • Week 1: December 20-23
  • Week 2: December 27-30


  • Facility Member: $145
  • Program Member: $160



Our goal is to make high-quality, state licensed childcare accessible to anyone. All of our school-based locations are state-licensed. We are proud to accept state childcare subsidies through DCYF. Additionally, thanks to the generosity of individuals and businesses around our community, the Y offers financial assistance to ensure all kids and families have access to our programs. Please email to learn more.

Recent changes passed by the Washington State Legislature expand the number of families who qualify for childcare subsidy dollars. A family of 4 now qualifies for subsidy if they make less than $66,144/year. And, families can qualify for up to 100% of their childcare costs to be covered.

The Department of Children, Youth & Families makes final determinations on qualifications and co-pays. Click here to see if you qualify for this statewide benefit. Note that co-pays listed here represent total family contributions per month.

The South Sound YMCA partners with Child Care Aware of America to provide an Army fee-assistance program to families. For more information, please visit their website at

If you register more than one child for Y Care, ALL children on your account will receive a 5% discount on monthly charges for the year. Use discount code: 2122SACC2CD

Consider adding a family facility membership! In addition to facility access, members receive discounts on childcare, swim lessons, youth sports, and more! Learn More Here!

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FORM Site Provider and Phone Numbers

Winter Camp FAQs

Nope! Families only need to be registered as Program Members to use our child care services. Program Memberships have zero cost and must be renewed every 12 months.  


  • Winter Camp opens at 7:00AM and operates until 6:00PM.

No, lunch is not provided. Parents will need to pack a lunch, two snacks, and a refillable water bottle.

Unfortunately, no. Payments can only be drafted on the 1st & 15th, from a credit/debit card or bank account saved on file.

Current location offerings can be found listed above.

Don't see your school? Contact us to learn why.

Yes! Please contact our Youth Development Team directly by calling (360) 918-0400 for more information. 

There are a number of factors the state uses to determine qualification. Applying only takes 15 minutes - give us a call and we can walk you through it. If you currently qualify for free and reduced lunch at your school, there's a good chance you'd qualify for deeply subsidized childcare, which may cost as little as $15/month.

We’ll notify staff and parents of Y Care delays and closures through Flash Alert, a free service. Please register in advance of inclement weather to be sure you get the alerts you need when it’s time.

Please call your Y Care site prior to dropping off your child if you’re unsure of the status.

Since mid-March 2020, the South Sound YMCA has led our region in safely implementing childcare programs that enable children to thrive, parents to work, and our community to stay safe.

Please know that the health and safety of our students, staff, and families is our highest priority. That said, we believe that more than ever, there is a need for kids to develop social skills, make new friends, nurture their creative side, and be physically active.

To ensure the safety and wellness of our students and staff we are implementing social distancing, extra sanitation procedures, and reduced capacity and group sizes according to recommendations from the CDC and Department of Health. Each child will have to complete a wellness check, have their temperature taken, and not be showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 before checking in for the day.

We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of the school districts, YMCA of the USA, and those of our state and federal government agencies.

As the situation continues to change, we will stay in touch with any updates, program changes, and closures.


  • Daily health screenings for staff and participants
  • Requiring masks at all time
  • Implementing a curriculum that specifically encourages social distancing
  • A reconfigured small-group format
  • Limited capacity at each site

Schedule Change / Cancelation Polices

Families are required to give two weeks’ notice prior to draft date to make cancellation of or decrease/increase care. Schedule Change forms will need to be emailed to

All refund requests must be approved by the Youth and Community Department. Refunds will be reviewed and processed within 7-11 business days and are available in the form of system credits in the computer, check, or debit/credit card. A debit/credit card refund is only available if the original payment was made with the debit/credit card. Please allow 7 business days for refunds to show back into account. A $5 processing fee will be applied to all check refunds. System credits expire one year from date issued and unclaimed amounts will be considered a donation to the South Sound YMCA.

Child Care Information Request Form