We are already planning for 2021 and will be posting 2021 information by January 15.
Many different program options are available for our campers. Please read through our program descriptions to select the appropriate program for your child. Registration opens February 1st and continues until programs fill. Specialty Camps often fill quickly. Watchaug Day Camp is a 2-week summer camp experience (Sessions One & Six are 1 week sessions and daily registrations are allowed during Sessions 1 only). Two weeks are highly encouraged to create positive group dynamics, teamwork and close friendships with all campers in the group. We do allow families to register for just one week of a 2-Week Traditional Camp session. If splitting a 2-week Traditional Camp session, we highly encourage you to choose the 1st week of a two-week session– especially for new campers. Some campers will struggle coming into the 2nd week of a two-week session. This option is NOT available for 2-Week Specialty camp programs.
An annual non-refundable registration fee of $25 per child and a deposit of $50 per child per session are required at time of registration. This deposit holds the camper’s spot and will be applied to the full payment of camp fees. The remaining balance must be paid two weeks prior to the start of the scheduled session. If payment in full is not received your camper’s spot may be forfeited.
Cancellation of a session by a participant at least two full weeks prior to the session will result in a full refund, minus the non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations within the two-weeks prior to the start of the session will result in a refund less the $50 deposit. No refunds are given once the session begins.
Y-Cares Financial Assistance
Through generous volunteer support we are able to send children to camp every summer who may not have afforded our programs otherwise. The Ocean Community YMCA offers financial assistance through our Y-Cares Program for families who qualify. If you need assistance with or have questions about the application please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you would like to donate to our Campership Fund please make a pledge on the registration form, through our website, or at the Y.