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Affton School District and the YMCA are excited to have the opportunity to provide your child’s summer camp experience and would like to welcome you to YMCA Camp Cougar at Mesiner! Camp will run from June 5 – July 28.


Amazing things happen when kids unplug and reconnect with others!  Y Summer Day Camp provides a fun, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships.

Register Early & Save:
• 20% OFF* up to three weeks of camp until February 28
• 10% OFF* up to three weeks of camp from March 1-31

Camp Counselor Meet n’ Greet May 18 SOUTH CITY FAMILY YMCA 6:30 pm – 8pm: Parents of new and returning campers are highly encouraged to attend our Meet n’ Greet. Important information will be shared to ensure your camper will be prepared and have a positive first experience. Parents will also have the opportunity to meet the camp staff and ask specific questions. We encourage you to bring the family for a BBQ and an evening of family fun. The pool and slide will be open.

Registration can be submitted online through the South City YMCA page.








Paper registration forms can also be found below and submitted in person at the South City Family YMCA (3150 Sublette Ave, St. Louis MO 63139).

Below is a copy of the typical day as well as items needed on a daily basis.  You will see that we have fun filled days planned for your child, as well as the opportunity enrich their lives with the Y’s daily Health and Wellness activities as well as staying on top of their reading skills with 30 minutes dedicated to Camp Readers program – helping each child stay ahead of summer reading loss.

All payments for each of the weeks will need to be paid in full by the WEDNESDAY prior to that week.  For assistance setting up automatic bill pay, contact Camp Registrar, Stephanie Hood:  If you receive assistance from the state for child care you must supply the state approval letter with your registration.  The payment arrangements need to be made with our camp registrar.

Again, we are excited with the partnership between the YMCA and Affton School District.  We are looking to a fun filled summer unplugged!

Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

Thank you,
Cheryl Roe
District Director of Child Care Services


All full day camp hours are 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Extended care (Fun Club) is also available.  Please note: most of our Field Trip will be on Thursdays; however we do have a few days that will vary.  Fridays will be swim day at the Carondelet Park Rec Complex Outdoor Aquatic Center from 10a-12p followed by sack lunches and all camp activities inside Carondelet Park.

7:00-8:45am              Fun Club (Before Camp Care)

8:00-9:00am              Breakfast

9:00-9:15am                Restroom Break

9:15-9:30am              Opening, Songs, and Thought for the Day

9:30-9:45am              Small group discussions to review daily activities and Y Core Values

9:45-11:15am             Special projects (Healthy Living Activities)

11:15-11:30am           Clean-up for lunch

11:30am-12:30pm       Lunch and low/high energy game/free play

12:30-2:30pm             All-Camp activities, arts & crafts, field and gym time

2:30-3:00pm              Clean-up camp, quiet games

3:00-3:30pm              CAMP READERS

3:30-4:00pm              Closing ceremonies and Fun Club switch

4:15-6:00pm              Fun Club (After Camp Care)


  • A great attitude
  • Tennis shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Books to read daily
  • A sack lunch for field trips on Thursdays and swimming on Fridays
  • Swim suit and towel on Fridays
  • Electronics are prohibited


  • Camp attendees may bring their own breakfast, lunch, and/or snack.
  • You also have the option of choosing breakfast and lunch provided (vendor TBD)
  • Snack will provided as part of the PM Fun Club fee. Parents may also choose to send snack