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Day Camp

Campers age six to fifteen can enjoy our week-long day camp program during the months of June, July and August. Built on the YMCA values of honesty, caring, responsibility and respect, Camp Ernst hosts day camp campers Monday-Friday who enjoy top-notch counselors and make friends, doing a sampling of our activities including our ropes course, 100 ft waterslide, archery, nature, and much more!

Day Camp (Ages 6-15)

At Camp Ernst we offer a fun filled day camp experience for campers ages 6-15. Campers are grouped by rising grade level and make the journey to each camp activity under the supervision of our cool camp counselors. Each day campers will have the opportunity to participate in a sample of both land and water activities. They will participate in fun day camp traditions, all while making new friends and growing in spirit, mind and body.

Our day camp program runs Monday-Friday 9am-4pm all 9 weeks of our summer camp program. Campers need to bring a packed lunch and snack each day.

Ranch Day Camp (Ages 9-15)

Teen Riding

Ranch Day Camp (Ages 9-15)

Calling all horse lovers! This specialty day camp program is perfect for campers who are looking to spend time at the Rockin’ E Ranch. Campers will spend their day out at the ranch, where they will follow a schedule that will allow them to learn the fundamentals of riding and horse care through ground/arena lessons and trail time each day!

Our day camp program runs Monday-Friday all 9 weeks of our summer camp program. Campers need to bring a packed lunch and snack each day.

Day Camp Activities and Schedule


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Day Camp Campers will get to enjoy a sample of our popular activities offered here at YMCA Camp Ernst. Campers will travel with their day camp group each day to both land and water activities.

  • Archery
  • Nature
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Sports and Games
  • Ga-ga
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • STEM activities
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • (Please note- not all activities at Camp Ernst are offered during our day camp programs)


Times and activities vary based on age and group.

9:00amCamper Arrival
MorningActivities like archery, fishing, and crafts
AfternoonActivities like the pool, boating, and nature
4:00pmCamper Pick Up
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