915 Hawthorne Avenue
Athens, GA 30606

Day Camp


Summer Camp Group Interview & Employment Information:

  • Group Interview
    • Thursday, February 29th
    • 6:15 pm - 8 pm
    • Bring your resume, three letters of recommendation, and a copy of your grades (if in middle or high school)
    • Wear comfortable, athletic clothing
  • All training dates are required - training schedule can be found here
  • Paid Staff: ages 16+
  • Leaders in Training: ages 14 & 15

Camp Kelley 2024 Dates:

  • Week 1: May 20 - 24
  • Week 2: May 28 - 31 (no camp on Monday, May 27th) 
  • Week 3: June 3 - 7
  • Week 4: June 10 - 14
  • Week 5: June 17 - 21
  • Week 6: 24 - 28
  • NO CAMP JULY 1 - 5
  • Week 7: July 8 - 12
  • Week 8: July 15 - 19
  • Week 9: July 22 - 26


  • $135 per child per week
  • $25 one-time non-refundable registration fee per child
  • Family membership holders will be awarded $25 off the weekly camp fee per child per week

Registration information for Camp Kelley 2024:

Open Camp Registration:

  • Registration for Camp Kelley begins Monday, April 15th, 2024
  • Please note: There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee per child at the time of registration. The registration fee will be waived for Athens YMCA family membership holders.
  • Please register online at
  • Registration must be completed with the registration fee and at least one week selected.
  • Weekly deposits are $50 per week. The remaining balance will be charged to the card on file the Friday before the Monday your camper is attending. For example: If you put a $50 deposit down for week 1 beginning May 20th, your card will be charged the remaining $85 on Friday, May 17th.
  • A birth certificate copy must be submitted for all 5-year-olds.
  • If you are trying to register a child that turns 5 after May 19th but will be 5 by the time they attend camp, please email Gina Jackson - for registration details.

Camp Kelley Financial Assistance:

How to get your name into the lottery system:

  • Anyone interested in applying for financial assistance for summer camp must fill out the financial assistance form between March 4th and March 22nd. 
  • You can only apply ONCE for your legal dependents. 

The selection process:

  • The YMCA will randomly select entries from the lottery on Monday, March 25th. The parents / guardians will receive an email by Friday, March 29th at 6 pm. We will only communicate by email.
  • Supplemental documentation will be needed to complete the application process. Next steps will be included in the email to those who are selected. 
  • If you are not selected, please check our website on May 15th for information regarding a second round of financial assistance. We cannot guarantee a second round. 

Cancellations and Changes:

Need to cancel or change your camp registration? Click here. Requests must be submitted by 9 am the Thursday before the week you want to cancel or change. All program changes take two business days to process.  

Additional Information:

Camp Tours:

Take a Camp Kelley virtual tour! Coach Jordan and Coach Erin will take you through the commonly used places for campers. Please email for the password.

Please note: these tours show the flow of summer day camp. Youth programs are similar, but not the same. These tours are a great tool to show your child check-in, pick-up and the locker rooms. Coaches will be there to escort your child through every step. 

Additional Information & Forms:



Sports camp hours at 9 am to 12 pm. Online registration begins Monday, April 15th. The Y will offer a discounted rate to those wanting to attend day camp after 12 pm.

Cost: $125

  • Volleyball Camp: TBD
  • Soccer Camp: TBD
  • Football Camp: TBD
  • Basketball Camp: TBD

Cost: $140

  • STEAM Camp: TBD


Financial Assistance Lottery, STEAM and Literacy efforts, Leader in Training support and our Healthy Snack initiative made possible by many generous donors and grants from the Kroger Foundation, the Atlanta Braves Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Jackson EMC Foundation, Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, Alice and Noah N. Langdale, Jr. Foundation, and Walton EMC Round Up.