Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Summer Youth and Teen camp are $580 for non-members and $470 for members per week. This covers all activities and meals. 
  • Adventure, Aspiring Leaders, and Leaders in Training camps are $590 for non-members and $480 for members. 
  • Counselors in Training camp is $620 for non-members and $510 for members. 
  • Thirteen-Day Camp is $1200 for non-members and $1090 for members.
This covers all activities and meals.

Transportation is provided to camp and from camp. It departs from the West Boise YMCA (5959 N Discovery Way, Boise, ID 83713). Y Camp also loves and encourages parents to come to camp and see the facility as they drop off or pick up their camper.

Transportation is provided to camp and from camp for a $10 fee (each way). The bus departs from the West Boise YMCA at 5959 N Discovery Way, Boise, ID 83713.

Meet your camper’s counselor(s)!  We encourage parents to come to camp and see the facility as they drop off or pick up their camper. When you pick up your camper from Y Camp, join them for lunch and let him/her give you a tour of Y Camp.

Camper Check-In

TransportationLocationTime
bus Bus to campWest Boise YMCASunday, 2-3pm
car Parent drop off at campYMCA Camp at Horsthief ReservoirSunday, 4-5pm

Camper Check-Out

TransportationLocationTime
bus Bus to BoiseWest Boise YMCAFriday, 3-4pm
car Parent pick-up at campYMCA Camp at Horsethief ReservoirFriday, 12-1pm

Buses depart no later than 3pm. Check-in at Camp is 4-5pm on Sunday. Please notify us if you cannot arrive at Camp by 5pm. Dinner is at 6pm.

Check-out at Camp is 1-2pm on Friday. If you need to pick up your camper earlier, written notification is required. Check-out for bus riders is 3-4pm at the West Boise YMCA on Friday. If the buses are running late, the Camp Director will notify you upon your arrival at the West Boise YMCA.

*All Campers must be checked in by an adult. Check-in will take 15-30 minutes, please plan accordingly. The process includes tagging luggage, confirming registration information, turning in any medications, and talking to your camper’s counselor.

No child is ever left alone at Y Camp! We have 24-hour supervision and many of our staff are former campers who have been through the leadership training programs. Others have experience at different camps around the country. All of Y Camp staff and volunteers are interviewed, have background checks through our HR department, and attend week-long staff training before the start of summer camp.

Registration can be completed online by following the link below. Summer Camp registration can take about 30-45 minutes. We suggest that you set aside some time to do this from the comfort of your home where you have access to all the documents required. Because we want to ensure the safety of your child, there is a lot of detailed information that is needed.

If you feel as though you need additional help or have questions with the registration process, please call the Y Camp Registrar at 208 344 5502 Ext 250.

YES! Our new registration system will allow you to set up a payment plan that works for your budget. This is one option to make camp more affordable and allow ample time to pay for camp.

YES! We offer financial aid for camp just like all other YMCA programs.

Summer camp is a fabulous way for campers to develop new skills, self-confidence, and make new friends. We do this through a variety of activities such as archery, climbing tower, arts, and crafts. We even have a spectacular waterfront with gorgeous views. We offer evening activities such as campfires and cookouts. All our activities are designed to help campers grow and learn more about themselves and others while living by the core values of the YMCA of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.