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Challenger Camp

Challenger Camp

The YMCA provides teenagers with every opportunity to grow into tomorrow’s leaders. Your teenager will engage in various activities throughout the summer that will teach them leadership skills that can be applied to life in and out of the YMCA. They will learn these skills through an impactful and fun summer program that includes: Outdoor Activities, S.T.E.A.M., and Leadership Development.

Registration for all YMCA of Snohomish County Day Camps will open in March:

March 1st: Priority Registration is open for 2022 campers, Adventure Guides, current School-Age Care and Heatherwood ECE participants.
March 15th: Registration opens to all

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Challenger Camp by expanding a question below.

What themes are offered at Challenger Camp?

Earth – Be grounded, down to earth, and rock it! This is all about coming together, challenging each other and coming out the other side as immovable as a bolder.

Challenger Games – Using your wits, creativity, and physical capacity – teens battle for the Challenger Cup!

Wind – Go with the flow and learn the power of being yourself, like a hurricane gathering speed we will join together our forces to create a week of challenges that flattens all expectation.

Fire – With the passion of fire within you, join together your flames to ignite the spark of fun, yums, and challenges that spread like the warmth of the friendship. Get together during the heat of the day and experience all the adventures outside under the sun.

Water – Battle the waves of adversity with the joined flows of individual leadership that creates an ocean of support and friendship. Jump in, make a splash, and cool off with various water activities that will fill your bucket.

This is the End – It’s the end of camp- last chance to play your favorite games and activity for the summer!

How do I register for Day Camps?

Registration for all YMCA of Snohomish County Day Camps will open in March:

March 1st: Priority Registration is open for 2022 campers, Adventure Guides, current School-Age Care and Heatherwood ECE participants.
March 15th: Registration opens to all

To begin your registration for Day Camp, follow these steps:

  1. Scroll down to view the locations where this Camp is offered. Select a location.
  2. Review the “Camp Information” section to ensure this camp fits your needs.
  3. Review the “Available Sessions” section. Select each week of Camp you wish to register for.
  4. Press “Registered Selected.”
  5. Follow the prompts to login to your Y account.
  6. Select the child you are registering for Camp and complete all required Program Questions.
  7. Complete all required waivers.
  8. Next, the system will prompt you to review your selections and complete payment.
  9. Confirm your selections and complete your payment. Or, to complete additional registrations, add your selection to your cart.
When is payment for Day Camp due?

A $15 deposit is due at the time of registration for each week of Summer Camp.

Your final payment is due the Monday two weeks prior to the start of your camper’s scheduled session. If payment is not received by the due date, your reservation and deposit for that session will be forfeited and a “wait listed” child will be notified of the available space. For your convenience, our system will prompt you to schedule future payments automatically at the time of registration.

For cancellations or transfers, we require written notice 15 days prior to the start of your camper’s session. Refunds will be given as a YMCA credit when applicable based on the schedule below. Deposits are non-refundable but can be transferred and applied to other YMCA programs.

Refund Requested 15 or More Days Prior to Camp:  Deposit Can Be Transferred to Other Camps / 100% of any additional payments issued as account credit
Refund Requested 14 or Less Days Prior to Camp:  Deposit is Forfeited / 0% of Fee Issued as account credit

Is financial assistance available at this camp?

Yes! Scholarship options are available to ensure everyone has an opportunity to experience the Y. To learn more, we invite you to submit an Access for All Worksheet online or at the Y.

Does this program accept state subsidy for child care?

No, this camp does not accept state subsidy for child care. We do accept state subsidy at our Fryelands Elementary Ready, Set, Go! camp and all Discovery camp locations.

Do I have to be a YMCA member to register?

No, you do not have to be a YMCA member to register for Summer Camp. However, Y members save an average of $40-60 per week on Camp. To explore Y membership options, visit this page.

When registering for Camp online, you may be prompted to select a membership type. To register for Camp without joining as a Y member, select the membership type, “Non-Member.” This membership type will add no cost to your purchase.


Expand a location below to view more information and start your registration. Campers must be picked up and dropped off at the location where they are registered to attend. Camp dates and locations subject to change based on school calendars and site availability.

Coming Summer 2024

Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, Stanwood-Camano
6/24/24 - 9/15/24

Available Sessions

06/24/24 - 09/15/24