Camp Cove



YMCA Camp Cove is excited for your family to become part of our community.  Parental and camper relationships are very important in raising well-rounded children.  We welcome parents to be part of our program by giving us feedback on how to improve our program and their child’s experience.  We strive not only for our campers to try something new, meet new people and be outside, but so much more.  Through these things, our campers have a stronger sense of self-confidence and a broader understanding of their world.

Registration starts February 1, 2018 for the 2018 season.


The  Parent Handbook 2018 is available here.  You can also download the Parent Handbook and all medical forms required for camp under the Forms Page.  All forms must be on file two weeks before the start of your registered session.


Designed to meet the needs of our working parents, the Extended Day program runs the two hours before and after camp each day. Campers stay at camp and participate in organized activities while being supervised by our caring camp staff.


AM Extended Care 7:00 – 9:00 am and PM Extended Care 4:00 – 6:00 pm


SESSION 1:  AM OR PM Member Rate $68 Non-Member Rate $82
                    BOTH AM & PM Member Rate $92 Non-Member Rate: $120
SESSION 2:  AM OR PM Member Rate $60 Non-Member Rate $74
                    BOTH AM & PM Member Rate $84 Non-Member Rate: $100
SESSION 3:  AM OR PM Member Rate $68 Non-Member Rate $82
                    BOTH AM & PM Member Rate $92 Non-Member Rate: $120
SESSION 4:  AM OR PM Member Rate $68 Non-Member Rate $82
                    BOTH AM & PM Member Rate $92 Non-Member Rate: $120
SESSION 5:  AM OR PM Member Rate $34 Non-Member Rate $42
                    BOTH AM & PM Member Rate $46 Non-Member Rate: $60


State law requires that all campers have the Health Form completed by a physician prior to camp, which includes a physical exam within the past 36 months.  The Health Form is required on file two weeks prior to the start of their camp session.  If the Health Form is not on file two weeks prior to the start of your camper’s session, the camper’s spot will be forfeited.


We know you have questions so we are here to help and answer as many as we can as quickly as you need them. Browse the most commonly asked questions. If you still find you have questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

What is your staff to camper ratio? YMCA Mystic Day Camp adheres to the following guidelines for appropriate staff supervision. We have a staff ratio of 1 counselor to every 10 campers at the greatest, however our younger campers receive smaller ratios to ensure the best supervision possible.

What emergency response training does your staff receive? All of our staff are trained CPR/First Aid providers and all of our waterfront staff are certified and licensed lifeguards. We train and practice routinely throughout the summer. There is an Automatic External Defibrilator (AED) and all the necessary professional rescue equipment at the camp site.

What should my child bring to camp each day? First, each camper should bring with them energy and enthusiasm to learn and explore new activities and meet new friends. Second, they need a good rest to get through our packed days of activity. And third, they should bring the following with them, all labeled with their name!

A back Pack Sunscreen Swimsuit Towel Lunch Water Bottle Insect Repellent Rain gear

What do the campers do on Rainy Days? We are fortunate at Camp Cove to be able to use the Mystic Branch on rainy days.  Our Rainy Day programs are organized and setup during staff training every summer so that our staff and directors are ready to go for any inclement weather.  We try to stay outside during the lighter rains.  Be sure to send appropriate rain gear if there is a chance of rain!

Who supervises the camp? Camp Cove is organized by the Camp Director who is a full-time professional Director with the Ocean Community YMCA.  The Camp Director also works with 2 additional full-time directors who manage the waterfront and health care.  These full-time YMCA Directors supervise our summer program staff and counselors.


  1. Sunscreen
  2. Packed lunch (refrigerated during the day)
  3. Water Bottle
  4. Snack
  5. Sneakers
  6. Flip Flops for waterfront
  7. Bathing Suit
  8. Towel
  9. Extra change of clothes
  10. All required Health Forms
  11. Medication if required


To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.