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Learn About YMCA Day Camp

Campers are assigned to Units by grade level they will be entering. Mutual buddy requests, within grade level, from campers are honored whenever possible. If two campers are not in the same unit; the older camper will always be placed with the younger camper’s group. Campers are not able to request specific counselors.

Group Unit & Color

K & 1st Grade Tenderfoot – Green
2nd Grade Survivor – Red
3rd Grade Navigator – Purple
4th Grade Explorer – Yellow
5th Grade Trekker – Royal Blue
6th Grade Voyager – Tie Dye
7th-9th Grade Ranger – Sandstone
5th-9th Grade Super Camp – Gray (Superman)
10th & 11th Grade CIT – Pink


Sample Daily Schedule

7:00am-9:00am Camper Check-in
9:00am-9:45am Opening Ceremony or Unit Group Time & Snack
10:00am-11:00am Activity Period 1 & Add-On Programs
11:00am-12:00pm Activity Period 2 & Add-On Programs
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:00pm Activity Period 3
2:00pm-3:00pm Activity Period 4
3:00pm-4:00pm Activity Period 5 & Snack
4:15pm-6:30pm Camper Check-out


Register for Summer 2020 Day Camp Now

Building Strong Kids

The goal of our Day Camp Program is build stronger and more resilient kids. This is done by allowing the ABCs of Summer Camp to form the foundation of our program.


Campers gain a sense of accomplishment by trying new activities, overcoming challenges, conquering fears, and learning skills. Not only do we value accomplishment, but we also celebrate persistence and the “I can do this” mindset.


Making new friends and being a good friend helps campers develop a sense of belonging and creates a camp culture of inclusiveness. At YMCA Camp Twin Lakes, each camper is a valued and important member of this camp community.


We discuss character traits and values in many ways at camp. YMCA Camp Twin Lakes places an emphasis on learning, perseverance, and striving to be your best self. Our core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect, and Responsibility are incorporated into everything we do here at camp.

May 26, 2020 –  August 14, 2020

Programs: 9:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Extended Care:  7:00 AM – 9:00 AM / 4:15 PM – 6:30 PM

  • May 26-29: Space is the Place
  • June 1-5: Superheroes
  • June 8-12: Texas Frontier
  • June 15-19: Game Show Mania
  • June 22-26: Summer Olympics
  • June 29-July 3: Party in the USA
  • July 6-10: Color Games
  • July 13-17: Carnival Craziness
  • July 20-24: Camp’s Got Talent
  • July 27-31: Wizarding World
  • August 3-7: Animal Planet
  • August 10-14: Holidays

Camp Twin Lakes Rates

Day Camp

YMCA Family Members

  • $200 /  Early-bird Pricing
  • $225 / Camp Fee

Community Members

  • $230 /  Early-bird Pricing
  • $255 / Camp Fee

Super Camp

YMCA Family Members

  • $260 / Early-bird Pricing
  • $285 / Camp Fee

Community Members

  • $290 / Early-bird Pricing
  • $315 / Camp Fee

Register early and save! Secure your spots with just $5 per week through March 22, 2020.


Early-bird Price: Accounts with payments received on or before the Wednesday prior to Camp Week start date will pay Early Bird Price ($25 per week discount). This is a per camper discount.


Regular Price: Accounts with payments received on or after the Thursday prior to Camp Week start date will pay the Camp Fee price.


Sibling Bonus: $25 off camp rate for each camper per week after the first week if registered by March 22, 2020.

Trained Staff

Our caring counselors are professional role models.


Kids cool off in the pool under the watch of certified lifeguards.

Healthy Kids Focus

Dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children.

Financial Assistance Available

We believe every child should have the opportunity to experience camp.

Extended Care Available

After hours to accommodate working parents.


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Express Check-In: 7:00am-9:00am

Campers can begin being dropped off at Camp at 7:00 AM Monday through Friday. The Check-In area for Camp is located in the Twin Lakes Family YMCA main parking lot (204 East Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park). As you enter the YMCA parking lot you will see signs directing you to Check-In. A camp staff member will greet you, ask for your PIN NUMBER and give you directions to your camper’s Unit.

From there you will follow the signs to your camper’s Unit. Here, you will be greeted by a Unit staff member and will drop off your camper. After dropping off your camper, you will continue driving through Camp and exiting via Camp’s South Entrance. During the summer months, the camp road through the park is a ONE WAY street. Traffic flows from north to south through camp only.

We ask that parents please remain in their vehicles while dropping off and picking up campers so that traffic keeps moving.

Express Check-out: 4:15pm-6:30pm

Express Check-Out follows a similar procedure as Express Check-In. Only persons specifically authorized on the camper registration form with a PIN NUMBER or valid ID will be able to check-out a camper. All authorized individuals must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Appropriate clothing for play and weather.
  • Close-toed shoes, preferably sneakers. (NO sandals please)
  • Swimsuit and towel.
  • Refillable water bottle.
  • Backpack to hold their items.
  • Small, cooler-type lunch box with a healthy and hearty lunch, unless your camper is signed up for the Lunch Program.
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher). Don’t forget to apply before arriving. Counselors will supervise the application of sunscreen throughout the day but are unable to apply sunscreen unless it is in spray form.

Pro Packing Tip: Label everything with the camper’s first and last name.

  • Don’t send any valuable clothing or other valuable items to camp.
  • NO sandals.
  • iPods, electronic games, game boys, Nintendo DS systems, and cell phones do not fit into this camp setting.
  • Please leave these items at home.
  • And of course; firearms, knives, fireworks, matches, lighters and tobacco products are prohibited.

Add-on programs provide campers with a chance to focus on specific areas of interest while going more in-depth on topics than the general camp curriculum allows. Campers may miss some of the regular camp activities but still receive a full day of camp fun. Add-On activities will be held Monday – Thursday and require registration and an extra fee. See our registration packet for fees and dates of specific activities.

Swim Lessons

$55 (Two week program)


Ages 9+ / $55

Learn the basics of paintball equipment, safety and game strategies. We begin with target practice and teamwork scenarios before venturing to the playing field.

Tango Tower

Ages 8+ / $55

An exhilarating add-on that allows campers to fully explore all aspects of the Tango Tower beyond the normal camp high ropes experience. Activities led by certified tower staff for a safe/fun experience for campers. Push yourself to the tower limit.

Ages 5 –12  / $40

Receive quality instruction in tumbling, swinging, balancing, bouncing and cartwheels while also exploring our full array of gymnastics apparatus.

Super Science

Ages 8+ / $35

Through fun and exciting science experiments, you will be able to smell and taste what science is really all about. So much fun that you will forget you’re learning.

Outdoor Living Skills

Ages 10+ / $35

Learn the basic skills to survive off the land with activities such as outdoor cooking and shelter building. You can experience what it was like for early Texas settlers.

Wood Craft 

Ages 8+ / $55

Learn the basics of woodworking through the use of hand tools. Practice carpentry skills to complete and bring home weekly projects.

Sew Fun!

Ages 8+ / $35

Learn basic sewing skills while designing and making practical projects. You will learn seaming, pattern usage and be educated on parts of a sewing machine.

Pokemon Safari

Ages 7- 11 / $35

Join us as we take our own spin on some popular Pokemon activities. We will use orienteering skills, not electronics, to navigate through camp to locate hidden characters, create our very own characters and cards, along with many exciting challenges and battles throughout the week.

Magic: The Gathering

Ages 11+ / $35

Campers will learn the basics of this strategic card game through instruction and play.


Ages 7+ / $35

Engineering, electronics, fun..the Robotics Add-On combines these three things while allowing campers to create and tinker.

Top Chef

Ages 9+ / $55

Learn about kitchen safety, proper food handling, measuring, food preparation & baking, balanced meal planning and healthy eating.

Bible Camp

Ages 6-12 / Free

Join Austin Christian Fellowship for a fun and exciting time of activity and devotion while discussing the bible at camp.

Target Sports

Ages 9+ / $35

Hone your targeting skills. We will go beyond archery and allow for more skill building and practice. Riflery adds another dimension.


Ages 10+ / $35

How to tie fishing knobs, bait/lure selection, weights and casting are just a few of the skills that we will be covering. Then we will put those skills to the test!

Canoes/ Kayaks

Ages 9+ / $35

Learn to maneuver through the water with ease. Terminology, paddling, and practice of skills are our main objectives.


Ages 5-12 / $40

Camp will provide basic cheer training including cheers, tumbling, and stunts while working towards a small performance at the end of each week.


Ages 5-12 / $40

Camp will provide basic training in various dance styles working towards a small performance at the end of each week.

Play it All

Ages 5-12 / $40

Campers will be able play one sport each date (Baseball, Basketball, Football and Soccer) as an introduction to these sports.


Ages 5-12 / $40

Camp will provide basic skills training such as dribbling, shooting, offense and defense.


Ages 5-12/ $40

Camp will provide basic skills training such as dribbling, shooting, offense and defense.


Ages 5-12 / $40

Camp will provide basic skills training such as throwing, hitting, base running, and fielding.

Flag Football

Ages 7-12 / $40

Camp will provide basic skills training, such as, passing, catching, route running, offense and defense.

Campers have the option to bring their lunch or have lunch provided by camp. The lunch add-on requires an extra $35 weekly fee and must be purchased a week in advance. Campers do not have access to a refrigerator or microwave. Please send a lunch and drink every day in an insulated cooler.

Sample Menu Items:
Turkey and Cheddar Sandwich, Chips, Orange Slices, Capri-Sun
Hamburger with Cheese on the side, Chips, Banana, Bottled Water
Pizza Sticks, Baby Carrots with Ranch, Orange Slices, Bottled Water

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes Day Camp Counselor-In-Training (CIT) Program provides campers entering 10th and 11th Grade the opportunity to develop leadership and soft skills necessary for success in college, career, and community.

CIT participants take part in programming and curriculum focused on the leadership skills necessary to be a leader of self and then a leader of others. Flexible thinking, problem-solving, and goal management are also key skills taught during this program through meetings and practical experiences.


Requirements to be Considered for Participation

  • Camper must be entering 10th or 11th Grade in the Fall of 2020
  • Must submit an application with three (3) references by either:
    • Mail (204 East Little Elm Trail, Cedar Park TX 78613)
    • Scanned and emailed to camptwinlakes@ymcagwc.org
    • NOTE: Second-year CITs need only one reference.
  • Complete a phone interview or in person interview with our CIT Director.

Click Here to access the CIT Application.


Program Dates and Rates

Summer Session 1: June 6-26               

Summer Session 2: July 6-31    

YMCA Members: $440/Non-Members $475


Spring Break Session: March 16-20

YMCA Member $110/Non-Member $120

This is a new session for 2020 and no application necessary for this session. Register online at www.ymcagwc.org.

Day Campers will have a chance to visit the Trading Post to purchase snacks, drinks, and/or souvenirs once during each camp session. Parents are encouraged to set up a Trading Post account at the YMCA or when registering online. We recommend putting $5-$20 into a camper’s Trading Post account per session. Depositing money into a camper’s Trading Post Account is NOT mandatory. All campers receive two free snacks per day.


How to set up a trading post account:

Register Online – Click Here
In-person at the Twin Lakes Family YMCA front desk

Weekly Deposit:  $5 per Camper from January 1-March 22,2020

$15 per Camper starting March 23, 2020

Deposits are also applied to the weekly fees for your selected camp location.

Refunds / Transfer

All paid deposits and add-ons are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Financial Assistance

We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to attend Summer Camp and we never want the cost of camp to be a barrier to that opportunity. Financial Assistance is available to families that find the full cost of camp just out of reach. You can apply for Financial Assistance at any of the YMCA of Greater Williamson County health & wellness center locations.

YMCA Camp Twin Lakes Offers Overnight Night Too!