Camp Days

When school’s out, Camp is in! The YMCA of Rock River Valley provides a safe and fun environment for children when school is not in session. Camp Days offered align with days off of school for the Harlem and Rockford Public School Districts. 

The YMCA of Rock River Valley provides a safe and fun environment for children when school is not in session. Camp Days are offered at Camp Winnebago YMCA, SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA, and Northeast Family YMCA. Camp Days programming is staffed by Summer Camp and Kids’ Time After School Staff.

While Camp Days programming is aligned with Harlem School District and Rockford Public School District schedules, we do welcome students from other schools if they are off on the below dates. Northeast Family Y will only host on Harlem days out, SwedishAmerican Riverfront Y will only host on RPS days out, and Camp Winnebago will be open on all dates. 

Specially trained adults
Ongoing training required
Background checked
CPR trained and certified

Ages: Kindergarten - 7th Grade
Hours: 6:45am - 5:30pm
Member Fee: $30 per day
Program Member Fee: $35 per day

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Register for Camp Days!

When school's out, Camp is in! Join us for a fun-filled spring break! Spring Break Camp at the branches is offered at the Northeast Family YMCA while the Harlem District is on spring break. The SwedishAmerican Riverfront YMCA will offer Spring Break Camp while RPS 205 is on break. If you're looking for spring break camp at Camp Winnebago, click on Camp Revive. Camp runs daily from 6:45am-5:30pm. 

$30/day for Members
$35/day for Program Nembers

Financial Assistance is available.

Camp Winnebago is excited to revive the spirit of camp during Spring Break! Explore the fascinations of new life that spring brings to Camp Winnebago's 120 acres of forest, marshes, natural springs and creeks. Campers will enjoy the energy of their favorite summer camp counselors while participating in classic camp activities: archery, black hole slide, nitro, climbing wall, challenge course elements, crafts and so much more!

$165/wk for Members
$185/wk for Program Members

Financial Assistance is available. Register

Financial Assistance

At the YMCA, we believe no family should be denied access to our child care programs based on the ability to pay. Two forms of financial assistance are available:

  • The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

  • YMCA scholarships

If you're interested in either of these options or are already utilizing CCAP, please register for the program and then email us at to ensure assistance is applied.


6:45am - 5:30pm

Sign In: 6:45am - 8:30am
Sign Out: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
*Identification Required at Sign Out

Lunch is NOT provided by the YMCA. Please pack your camper with a sack lunch.

What to Bring:
Weather appropriate clothing
Weather appropriate footwear
Sack Lunch
Water Bottle
Swimwear and towel

Special Note:
Camp Days programming includes outdoor activities. Be sure that your camper is prepared for the outdoors by sending them with weather-appropriate clothing; including clothes and shoes that are okay to get dirty.