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


We hope you and your family are well and safe. These are extraordinary times that have moved us all to a new normal, and we know camp will look different this year. Like you, we are continuing to monitor developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak closely. As we approach the summer, we want to update you on our decision-making process and safety protocols moving forward. Here are some of the procedures we will institute for camp to keep our kids & teams safe:

  • Group Size: Group sizes will be limited and we will respect guidance regarding camp group ratios and maximum campers per site.  Camp group, once determined, will remain together throughout camp and separated from other groups.  

  • Daily Screening: All campers will be temperature-checked, and we will ask parents a set of questions about their recent health each time they drop off at camp

  • Masks / Face Coverings: Staff will wear masks. Campers will not be required to wear masks. Campers will be permitted to wear masks or face coverings if they would like to.

  • Swimming:  At this time, we plan to offer swimming as part of our Summer Program and will continue to modify based on the guidance we receive from governing agencies.

  • Floor markings and signage: We will mark off safe distances throughout our buildings to help keep children appropriately spaced. Reminders for handwashing, social distancing, and safe sneezing will be posted throughout the facility. 

  • Hygiene: Scheduled handwashing breaks will be built into each group’s schedule. In addition to that, more hand sanitizer stations throughout the building for use.

  • Activities: Activities will be modified to limit physical contact. Equipment will be cleaned between uses and/or sufficient supplies will be provided for all campers to enjoy. We intend to keep camp fun and your campers can expect to enjoy many of the same favorite activities they have enjoyed in the past.

  • Field Trips: Following guidance from the CDC, we will NOT offer field trips this summer. We will be incorporating special programming on trip days.

  • Cleaning: Our whole team will be regularly cleaning to disinfect our facilities throughout the day & our facilities team will perform a deep-clean every night after closing.


Establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy camp experience remains our top priority. In addition to the many steps we take every day to protect the health of our guests, campers, and staff, we are working diligently to incorporate recommendations from local, state, and national agencies. We are also continuing to work closely with the American Camping Association (ACA) and other YMCA’s across the country.

We will be keeping parents updated on key decisions regarding changes to our programming and safety protocols. We will be adjusting protocols as required per CDC and Health department guidelines, so we ask in advance for your patience as processes change accordingly.

Can I register for summer camp?

Yes! We think after all we have been through these past few weeks kids will need camp more than ever. Click Hereto download our Camp Registration Packet, Click Here to download our Camp Parent Handbook and Click Here to download our Camp Financial Assistance Packet!

Can I register for camp but have the option to cancel later if I need to?

We want you to be able to register for camp with confidence, so we have extended our cancellation policy. If you register now for summer camp, you will be able to receive a credit or full refund, if you need to cancel camp, up until midnight on June 1, 2020.  After June 1st, we are expecting to put our standard policy back into effect. 

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

If you withdraw your child before June 1st, 2020 – or if your program is canceled by our Y or a governing agency at any time – 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 session/program of your choice through September 1, 2021.
  • Get a refund: Receive a refund of all deposits & payments paid through June 1, 2020.


If you withdraw your child after June 1st, 2020 our standard cancellation policy will be in effect. If you have questions regarding canceling please contact us at sallen@genevafamilyymca.org

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 as we will post updates as they develop.

Please also always feel comfortable to reach out and contact us at
sallen@genevafamilyymca.org with any specific questions or concerns.

SUMMER CHILDCARE & COVID-19

CONTACT US

The Geneva Family YMCA
399 William St.
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: 315-789-1616
Fax: 315-789-4259

The YMCA is NOW OPEN!

Monday - Thursday, 5:00am-7:00pm • Friday, 5:00am-6:00pm & Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00pm

Click Here to sign up for Cardio & Weight Room Access, Lap Swim & Group Ex Classes!

THE GENEVA FAMILY YMCA

Click Here to download our
2020 Summer Camp Registration Packet


Click Here to download our

2020 Summer Camp Parent Handbook

Click Hereto download our
2020 Gilbert FUND Day Camp Scholarship Application

We are hoping to answer some of some common parent questions below in regards to how COVID-19 will affect summer camp this year.

This information will be regularly updated as more updates develop so make sure to check back periodically.

Last updated: 06/05/20


Is summer day camp for 2020 still happening?


At this time, we expect to operate our summer day camp programs as planned beginning in June. There is no better place for kids to connect, make new friends, try new things, and discover their potential. We are following all CDC, local, state, and government guidance. We will continue to keep lines of communication open and transparent as summer approaches.

One thing we know for sure: Kids will need camp more than ever.


Click Here to download our
2020 Summer Day Camp Brochure