The countdown is on and we’re getting VERY excited for camp. We know that this year won’t be quite the same as previous years, so we wanted to let you know that our team is hard at work preparing for the necessary adjustment to make sure that we’re taking all necessary precautions while still making sure your children have a great time. We will be updating this site regularly with new information. Please check back regularly. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Last updated: 06/19/2020

Is summer camp for 2020 still happening?

YES! We are planning for CAMP COMBE to be open! At this time, we anticipate opening our summer day camp programs as planned beginning June 29th.

However, no official Department of Health guidance, rules, or restrictions have yet been issued; either from the State or Putnam County. This means that we still are unable to say what “open” could look like.

What we don’t know…Is it group size limits? Limits to the number of total people at camp? Masks required? Social distancing requirements? Will certain activities like instructional swimming be allowed? Can we run buses? How many campers per bus?


However, we DO know that there is no better place for kids to connect, make new friends, try new things, and discover their potential. Our team is hard at work, meeting regularly to plan for all necessary precautions that may come to make sure that we are able to follow all CDC, local, state and government guidance. As guidance changes, we will adapt our plans as needed. We will continue to keep lines of communication open and transparent as summer approaches. One thing we know for sure: Kids will need Camp Combe now more than ever and we can’t wait to see you!


Can I still register for summer camp?

Yes! We think after all we have been through these past weeks kids will need camp more than ever. We also want you to be able to register for camp with confidence, so you can reserve your child weeks, without a deposit payments at this time. Click here to view all camp information and/or register now!

Where do I find specific summer camp information including dates, pricing, etc.?

Visit our Summer Camp Dates & Rates Page Here and take a look at all we have planned this summer!


What happens if I cancel my camp registration or it is cancelled by the Y or a governing agency?

If you withdraw your child before June 15th if your program is cancelled by our Y or a governing agency, here are your options:

  • Give a Gift: Donate funds already paid or a portion of funds paid. We will be happy to provide a tax receipt for your thoughtful and generous gift.
  • Get a Credit: Apply the funds you’ve paid to a future camp experience or program.  We will hold the credit through September 1, 2021.
  • Get a refund: Receive a refund of all deposits & payments paid through June 15, 2020.

If you withdraw your child after June 15, 2020

  • Give a Gift: Donate funds already paid or a portion of funds paid. We will be happy to provide a tax receipt for your thoughtful and generous gift.
  • Get a Credit: Apply the funds you’ve paid to a future camp experience or program.  We will hold the credit through September 1, 2021.

If you have questions regarding cancelling, please contact us at Campoffice@ymca-cnw.org. 


What is the Y doing to prioritize health and safety for my child at camp?

At the Y, our priority is always the health and safety of your child.  In addition to the many steps we take every day to protect the health of our campers, volunteers and staff, we will work closely with our YMCA team to incorporate recommendations from local, state and national agencies and follow guidance from the American Camp Association for a healthy camp community for all. Please review up Parent Handbook supplement for our updates this summer.


How can I receive the most up-to-date information about summer camp?

Continue to check your email for communication around summer camp and follow us on Facebook & Instagram as we will post updates as they develop.

Please also always feel comfortable to reach out and contact us at Campoffice@ymca-cnw.org with any specific questions or concerns.


Will transportation be provided this summer?

Yes, at this time we are planing on running bus routes as indicated on our transportation list. As we receive additional guidance, we will update parents if this changes. Please be sure to review page 7 of our Parent Handbook supplement for update busing polices this summer.


Are off site trips running this summer?

Out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety our campers and staff we have make the difficult decision to cancel all off camp trips and activities. As it is out of our control how other facilities will handle the CDC guidance regarding COVID, we felt it best to cancel to minimize the risk.


When are payments for camp due?

Payments for camp are not due until your campers first week of camp.


**NEW**Are there changes to Late Arrivals & Early Dismissals this summer?

Late Arrivals – For the safety of the campers and staff no camper will be permitted to be dropped off on camp after 10:00 am.Early Dismissals – For the Safety of the campers and staff we are limiting the hours a camper may be picked up early from camp. Any camper needing to be picked up early must be picked up between 12 & 1 pm. This is the ONLY time for early dismissals.