SUMMER day camp - EAst REGION

Lussier Family East YMCA


Learn, Explore & Grow!

Join us for one week or an entire summer of fun! We focus on learning, exploring and growing through fun and educational activities. We will be doing a variety of activities ranging from arts & crafts, cooking, literacy, science, swimming and every Wednesday we will be going on a fun field trip!

*Drop off and pickup at Lussier Family East YMCA or Northeast YMCA - 1470 Don Simon Rd, Sun Prairie. Campers from Northeast YMCA will be transported daily for activities to Lussier Family East YMCA at 711 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison.

Daily Schedule: 7am - 6pm

7:00 - 9:00 am Campers are offered a choice of structured activities and snack in Before Camp care. At 8:30am campers are transported to camp if needed.
9:00 - 9:15 am The day kicks off with an opening ceremony. Your camper will sing their hearts out, join in a camp-wide game, giggle at a staff skit, test their brain with food for thought or even give their staff messy treat!
9:15 - 3:45 pm After opening ceremony, campers will start their days activities centered around the weeks theme. One to two times a week, your camper will cool off while swimming. Times and days differ by site. We designate some time for our campers to take a break and enjoy some quiet cool-down time. Campers can read a book as part of our "Camp Readers" program, play board games, take on an art project or participate in spirit-mind-body talks.
3:30 - 4:00 pm After an exciting day filled with amazing activities, groups will gather for their afternoon snack. Similar to the morning, groups will enjoy their snack and prepare for the day’s closing ceremonies. At 4:00pm, campers are transported back to drop off location.
4:30 - 6:00 pm Following the Closing Ceremony, a wide range of camper choice activities are set up offering different choices for different ages. Campers have time to catch up with each other and play games before they are picked up, head home, and are ready to return for another great day!

Your Week, Your Way

Week Dates 2016 Themes
Coming soon! Coming soon!


  • Tennis shoes/hiking boots with socks
  • Please do not wear sandals or open-toed shoes
  • Comfortable clothes for movement and play. Clothes that can stand to get messy and are easily cleaned.
  • If wet or rainy, prepare with a poncho or rain jacket and light boots.



  • Extra clothing
  • Water Bottle
  • Bag Lunch
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • *Optional Items - Plastic Bag for wet suit and towel, comb/brush, goggles, ear or nose plugs
  • ​*Make sure to label items with a permanent marker


  • Recommended age: 5 - 13 years old
    * Must have completed Kindergarten
  • Facility Member: 
  • Program Member: 
  • $25 Registration Fee per child
  • $10 Deposit per week
  • ​Registration Opens March 1, 2016


  • YMCA Camp FAQ
  • "It Shouldn't Hurt to Be A Child"
  • Licensing Rules
  • City of Madison Accreditation Standards
  • Wisconsin Shares
  • City of Madison Child Care Assistance Program
  • Contact Aaron Krigbaum for questions about East Day Camp via  or phone at 608 221 1571 ext 3043

*YMCA Summer Camps is NOT a school sponsored activity. The DeForest, Madison Metropolitan, Middleton/Cross Plains, Monona Grove, Oregon, Sun Prairie, Verona and Windsor School Districts do not approve, support, supervise or endorse this program/activity.