Frequently Asked Questions

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This pricing covers all activities and meals.

You are welcome to drive your camper to camp and/or pick your camper up at camp and driving directions are included in the Parent/Guardian Guide.

There is also transportation provided to camp and/or from camp. Our camp bus departs from the West Boise YMCA (5959 N Discovery Way, Boise, ID 83713). The bus fee is $30 each way.

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

bus Bus to campWest Boise YMCASunday, 10:15-10:30 am
car Parent drop off at campYMCA Camp at Horsthief ReservoirSunday, 1:30-2:30 pm

Camper Check-Out

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

*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 links above on this page. 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 are committed to making sure any camper who wants to come to camp gets a chance to and money never stands in their way. More information about our financial aid can be found on our Financial Aid page. 

Summer camp is a fabulous way for campers to develop new skills, self-confidence, and make new friends. Campers learn and discover through a variety of activities such as archery, climbing tower, biking, sports, teambuilding, games, songs, arts and crafts, and more! We even have a spectacular waterfront with gorgeous views of Long Valley. 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.
Have more questions? Email our Camp Director Daniel at