What's unique about a Y summer?

When school's out, it's time to relax, decompress, and have fun with friends. Yet taking a break from school does not mean kids development is on vacation. Summertime at the Y focuses on the three key drivers of impact that inspire healthy youth development journeys: achievement, relationships and belonging. Through Y summer programs, the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of all youth are nurtured and celebrated, resulting in the BEST SUMMER EVER.
The YMCA of Southeast Texas  day camp provides a safe, supportive environment for your child.  The YMCA provides experiences to develop and nurture self-esteem in an inclusive environment. Activities include creative art projects, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, physical fitness, STEM activities, swimming, and much more. The YMCA develops character by teaching and demonstrating values. We use positive adult role models to teach the four basic values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Qualified Staff

The YMCA child care staff must complete 30 hours of training annually.  They are also CPR and First Aid certified. Satisfactory background checks are required prior to employment for all staff.  The YMCA program operates on a 1:15 staff to student ratio.

Affordable Fees and Financial Assistance Program

Reasonable affordable fees are offered to provide an opportunity for all children to participate.  Our financial assistance sliding fee scale is available to families based on income level. Financial assistance availability is contingent on availability of funds.  Financial assistance must be turned in 2 weeks prior to registering for program.


Port Arthur Location

YMCA of Southeast Texas
6760 Ninth Avenue
Port Arthur, TX 77642

Registration Fee

Individual Child - $50
Multiple Children - $80

Summer Camp Weekly Rates

$80 weekly - first child
$75 weekly - each additional child
$105 weekly - first child
$100 weekly - each additional child

Program Information

Campers: Ages 4-13
Camp Dates:   June 11th - August 17th,  2018

Camp Hours:   7 am - 6 pm
Campers must pack daily:
2 snacks / 1 lunch
Swim wear & towel (optional)

Attention Parents:

If your child has any food allergies, a Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan form must now be filled out and signed by your child's physician before they may attend camp.

Download Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan form here.