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Now is the time to sign up for our local Y day camps. Day camp can offer all of the benefits of traditional camp—new experiences, skill building, a sense of community and lasting friendships — while allowing campers to return home each afternoon.  Also, we’re proud to say that camp at the Y includes FREE healthy lunch and snacks daily.  We encourage you to register early for summer camp and get ready for a fantastic summer of fun!

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Summer Camp Dates:

Week one: 6/7 – 6/9
Week two: 6/12 – 6/16
Week three: 6/19 – 6/23
Week four: 6/26 – 6/30
Week five: 7/3 – 7/7
Week six: 7/10 – 7/14
Week seven: 7/17 – 7/21
Week eight: 7/24 – 7/28
Week nine: 7/31 – 8/4
Week ten: 8/7 – 8/11




Camps Offered:

clientuploads/ChildcareFlyers/Summer Camp/campwild.jpgCamp Hanchey: It’s time to let loose this summer! Each week, campers will  participate in daily physical activities to strengthen their bodies and minds, learn about healthy habits, have fun with science, crafts, and so much more. With swimming and field trips too, this is sure to be a summer your child will never forget.

Ages: Completed Kindergarten - Completed 8th Grade

Weeks: All

Times: Monday – Friday 6:45am – 6:00pm

Non-Refundable Registration fee: $30.00/child

                                          Weekly Rates: Members - $75.00/week Non Members- $100.00/week Camp/kprep.jpgCamp Sprout: It’s time to let loose this summer! Each week, campers will  participate in daily physical activities to strengthen their bodies and minds, learn about healthy habits, have fun with science, crafts, and so much more. This camp is for our smallest explorers who will get some hands on fun as well as field trips and swimming time too!

Ages: Completed VPK; space is limited

Weeks: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Times: Monday – Friday 6:45am – 6:00pm

Non-Refundable Registration fee: $30.00/child

Weekly Rates: Members - $100.00/week Non Members- $115.00/week Camp/cit.jpgTeen Leadership Camp (TLC): While implementing the Y’s Core Values, our LIT program prepares teens for possible career options both within and outside the YMCA.  Participants learn appropriate employability skills, CPR, First Aid, and enjoy weekly field trips with their peers as well.  The first two weeks of camp are mandatory training sessions.   Please note you will not be able to register for this program until participant has completed the application and interview process with program coordinators AND has been accepted into the program.

Ages: 13 – 15; space is limited

Weeks: 2, 3

Rates: Members-$60.00 Non Members-$80.00

Times: Mon – Fri 9am – 1pm



SKY Academy tutoring Boot Camp: Campers will receive tutoring from our SKY teachers with focus on math and reading. This camp will also include different “brain breaks” featuring physical activities and motivational sessions. Lets get them ready for middle school! Camp is limited to 40 campers.

AGES: 11-12 years, must have completed 5th grade
WEEKS: 3, 4, 6, 7
TIMES: Monday – Friday; 9:00am – 12:00pm
RATES: Members/Non Members - $50/week


Wellness Training Camp: This is a limited space week-long specialty camp run by a personal trainer. In addition to showing campers how to use gym equipment safely and effectively, the personal trainer will develop appropriate wellness goals for each child that encompasses; muscular strength and toning, cardiovascular exercise and flexibility. All graduates will receive their own personal workout regimen to follow, and, most importantly, a sense of empowerment regarding their own healthy lifestyle. Limited to 8 Campers

Ages: 11 - 14 years

Times: 9:00am-1:00pm

Weeks: 3, 6, 9

Rates: Members - 75/week    Non Members - $100/week  Non refundable registration fee: $35/child

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Fishing Camp: This camp will teach fundamentals of the sport of fishing. Participants will have the chance to learn from experienced anglers in the areas of fishing safety, identification/habitats, tackle, and specific gear. They will gain experience and knowledge with hands on fishing expeditions at some of our favorite local fishing holes!

Ages: Completed 2nd – 8th grade; space is limited

Weeks: 6, 7

Rates: Members $100; Non Members $130

Times: Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm 

                                  Camp Includes: 2017 Camper T-shirt, Daily Field Trips

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Science Camp: Get your budding scientists ready for exploring, discovering, and learning fun! Campers will take part in ooey gooey, super slimy, hands on fun and exploration with one of our very own SKY Academy teachers.

Ages: Completed 2nd – 8th grade; space is limited

Weeks: 4

Rates: Members $100; Non Members $130

Times: Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm 

Camp Includes: 2017 Camper T-shirt, Field Trip

clientuploads/ChildcareFlyers/Summer Camp/rock.jpgRock Climbing Camp: Climb our YMCA indoor 24 ft. climbing wall while learning about harness safety, vertical and horizontal climbing techniques, belaying, and repelling. *Proper climbing attire is required; t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers

Ages: Girls & Boys going into 2nd - 8th

Time: Monday – Friday  Full-Day 9:00 am – 5:00pm  

         * Half-Day 1:30 am – 4:30 pm

Weeks: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10

Cost: Full-Day $110 Members / $150 Non-Members    

                                              * Half-Day $75 Members / $110 Non-Members    

*Full-day campers will climb from 1:30 – 4:30 daily and crafts and swimming in the morning along with lunch.

Robotics Camp: Space is limited to 30 kids.

Weeks: 2, 6

Time: 8:30AM – 12 Noon (wrap around care is available)

Ages: 5th – 8th grade

Cost: $65 member/ $80 Non-member

       Non Refundable Registration fee: $30

Software:  LEGO® Digital Designer & EV3 Programming Environment


What you will learn:

  • How to build robots using the LEGO® EV3 kit.
  • How to program a robot using the LEGO EV3 Environment
  • How to use color, gyroscope, ultrasonic and touch sensors
  • Essential skills for winning robot competitions
  • Collaborating and working together on project-based teams
  • Robots that can compete in challenges and games Camp/winners.jpg“Winners” All-Day Sports Camp: Various sports including volleyball, football, soccer, basketball, daily swimming, floor hockey and more. Weekly field trips included.

Ages: Completed 2nd-8th Grade

Weeks: All

Time: 7am-6pm, activities begin at 9am 

Weekly Cost: $75 Members/ $100 Non-Members

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“Rookies” Half-Day Sports Camp: Various sports including basketball, t-ball, flag football, soccer, racquetball, whisper ball, tag games and more. Daily swimming and camp games available.

Ages: Completed K or 1st

Weeks: All

Time: 7am-12:30pm

Weekly Cost: $37.50 Members/ $50 Non-Members

Registration fee: $30 Camp/basketball.pngBoys and Girls Basketball Camps: 

AGES: completed 3rd-8th grade.
COST: $75 members/ $95 Non-Members
Held in the Y Gymnasium



Weeks: 6

Times: 12:00pm - 2:00pm 

Led by VHS Varsity Basketball Coach James Slaton, Staff and Players



Weeks: 4, 10

Times: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Led by former VHS, St. Leo & Tusculum standout and SKY Head Coach, Natalie Gaudreau. Register for either or both weeks ! Camp/basketball.png

Summer Basketball League: 

Practice begins on June 13. Games June 22- August 10

Ages: Open to co-ed players who have completed 5th-10th Grade

Date/Time: 6-7pm, Tues and Thurs

Cost: $75 Members/ $95 Non-Members


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Baseball Clinic:Led by Coach Jon Knott, former VHS and Mississippi State standout and MLB player with the Padres, Orioles, Twins, Phillies and Brewers. Held at the Venice SKY Y Baseball Fields

Ages: 7-10 years 

Weeks: 7

Time: M-W, 9-11am

Cost: $50 Members $60 Non-Members Camp/tennis_prpl_rgb_jpg.jpg


Racquetball Clinic: Taught by Karen Crownover, resident Y expert. Held at the Venice SKY YMCA indoor racquetball courts.

Ages: Completed 3rd-8th Grade

Weeks: 2

Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm

Cost: $50 Members   $60 Non-Members



Girl's Volleyball Clinic: Led by former VHS standout & SKY Academy Volleyball Coach, Natalie Gaudreau.

Ages: Open to girls who have completed 3-8 grades.

Weeks: 3, 9

Times: 4-6pm.

Cost: $75 Y-members/ $95 Non-members, per week. Camp/tennis_prpl_rgb_jpg.jpg

Recreational Tennis Camp: At Englewood Tennis Club. Led by Tennis Pro Bob Zipay. Maximum 24.
Transportation from Venice SKY YMCA is provided, if needed.

Ages: Completed 2nd-8th Grade

Weeks: 2

Times: 10-11am

Location: Englewood Tennis Club, 2280 Englewood Rd (Rt 776)

Weekly Cost: $45 Members/Non-Members


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 Golf Clinic: Held @ Pelican Pointe Golf & CC Led by Travis Blauvelt– Teaching Pro @ Pelican Pointe. 14 golfer limit

Transportation from Venice SKY YMCA is provided, if needed.

Ages: Completed 2nd-8th Grade

Weeks: 3

Time: 9-10:30am

Cost: $75 Members $95 Non-Members

Location: Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club


Soccer Camp: Held @ Garbrandt Soccer Complex, 1251 Pinebrook Rd. in Venice. Led by Lynley Hilligoss, Director of Player Development at VAYSA. Coach Hilligoss currently holds a USSF National level “C” Coaching License and has experience coaching soccer at all levels. Transportation from the Venice SKY YMCA is provided, if needed.


Ages: Boys and Girls, 6-13 years

Weeks: 8

Time: 9-11:00am

Cost: $75 Members $95 Non-Members

clientuploads/ChildcareFlyers/Summer Camp/gymcamp.jpgGymnastics Camp- Full & Half Day: Our gymnastics camps offer 3 hours of gymnastics training and open gym time for girls and boys. Children will learn gymnastics skills on all the events including; vault, bars, beam, floor exercise, tumble track and in-ground foam pit! Participants will be placed in age appropriate groups according to their skill level. All instructors are USA gymnastics certified. *Leotards are mandatory for girls, t-shirt and athletic shorts for boys.

Ages: Girls & Boys going into K-8th

Time: Monday – Friday Full-Day 9:00 am – 5:00pm (7 am early drop-off, 6 pm late pick-up)     * Half-Day 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    Half-Day 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm )Weeks 2, 4, 6 only)

Weeks: All 

Cost: Full-Day $110 Members / $150 Non-Members      * Half-Day $70 Members / $105 Non-Members Camp/dance.jpg

Preschoolers in Motion Camp: This Preschool Camp is offered for boys and girls 3-5 years old with activities built just for the younger child during the summer. Each day starts off with a warm-up activity followed by 45 minutes of instructional gymnastics on balance beam, bars, and obstacle course rotations working on preschool level skills. Campers always have a mid-morning snack break followed by more fun gym activities on the Tumble Track, foam pit, and bounce house. Campers will participate in games and create a craft before finishing out the day. *Proper gymnastics attire is required: Leotards mandatory for girls (no skirts or tights), boys wear elastic waistband shorts and t-shirt.

Ages: 3 – 5 years as of June 1, 2017; must be potty-trained

Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Weeks: 3. 5. 7. 9

Cost: $55 Members / $85 Non-Members

clientuploads/ChildcareFlyers/Summer Camp/cheer2.jpgCheer Camp- Full & Half Day: Learn beginner to intermediate stunting, jumps,and tumbling as well as proper technique, form and movement. Full-length cheers and chants will be taught during camp. Pom Pom’s will be provided during camp. *Proper cheer attire is required; t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers.

Ages: Girls & Boys going into 1st - 8th

Time: Monday – Friday Full-Day 9:00 am – 5:00pm (7 am early drop-off, 6 pm late pick-up)      Half-Day 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Weeks: 2, 6, 10

Cost: Full-Day $110 Members $150 Non-Members       Half-Day $70 Members $110 Non-Members


clientuploads/ChildcareFlyers/Summer Camp/dance1.jpgDance Camp: Our dance camp offers fun instruction that incorporates many dance styles including tap and ballet, lyrical, hip hop and more. Campers will be active dancing to appropriate music in an energetic environment. *Proper dance attire is required. Girls: dance leotard, Boys: shorts and a t-shirt.

Ages: Girls & Boys going into 1st - 8th

Time: Monday – Friday    Full-Day 9:00 am – 5:00pm (7 am early drop-off, 6 pm late pick-up)*     Half-Day 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Weeks: 4, 8

Cost: Full-Day $110 Members / $150 Non-Members*       Half-Day $70 Members / $110 Non-Members Camp/swimacademy.jpgSwim Academy: Swim students take part in a progressive, tiered,30 minute lesson during a two-week session. Each level focuses on certain skills both working on swimming technique and water safety. Because teaching a quality swim program is our top priority it may take two more tries to progress to the next level. Ratios are very low with no more than 4 kids to instructor for levels 1-3 and never maxes over 6 kids per instructor in the higher levels.  Every lesson is taught by a certified swim lesson instructor. All students are required to come for a swim evaluation prior to the start of the lesson so they are appropriately places in their swim level. At the evaluation you will receive the time of the lesson.

Ages: Ages 3 and older.

Dates/Times: Starts March 21; Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs during the school year only 3:30-6pm available. When summer starts there will be an added AM session 9am-12pm During evaluations child will receive exact swim time

Evaluations: Thursday before the start of the session 6-8pm.  No reservation required for evaluation time just show up

                                          Cost: $30 members/ $45 non-members


clientuploads/ChildcareFlyers/Summer Camp/lifeguard.jpgJunior Lifeguard Camp: During each two week session the kids will participate in learning rescue skills at both the pool and at Venice Beach.  They also will learn first aid, CPR, sun safety and valuable leadership skills as part of becoming a Jr. Lifeguard. There is a strong physical focus on this camp as the campers will be building their swimming endurance and learning proper swimming technique to improve their speed.

Ages: 9 – 15

Dates: Session 1- June 19th-June 30th

          Session 2- July 10th –July 21st

          Session3- July 24th – August 4th

                                    Time: 8am-12pm, Mon-Fri

                                    Cost: $130 Members; $180 Non Members – per session Camp/swimleague.jpgSummer SWIM LEAGUE: Swimmers of all levels and ages are welcome to come learn the fundamentals of what it is like to be on a swim team. Participants will practice weekly for one hour a day and compete in biweekly swim meets every other Thursday evening. Swimmers will learn all four competitive strokes of swimming while building self confidence, discipline and of course having some fun. 

Weeks: June 12th –August 4th

Times: Mon-Thurs; 4:30-5:30pm

Meets: Every 2nd Thursday at 5:30pm at the Venice YMCA

Cost: $100 for the entire season!

Includes shirt, cap and trophy at the end of the summer Camp/sharks.jpg

SKY Swim Club: We are a competitive swim team based out of the Sarasota Family YMCA. We offer year round swim training and competition. All ages and abilities are welcome. Try outs are ongoing throughout the year Monday through Friday from 4-6pm. Contact Head Coach Bruce Patmos at 941-4922-9622 ext 160 or

Weeks: Year round

Times: Varies depending on the group

Cost: $55-$125 a month depending on the athlete level

USA swimming registration extra when ready to compete paid once a year.

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