We Pay Attention to the Little Things


We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for life. Because of the Y, more young people in neighborhoods around the nation are taking a greater interest in learning and making smarter life choices. At the Y, children and teens learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

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YMCA Camps

The Tri-Cities Family YMCA offers many different camps for kids all year long.  During the summer months, we offer week long day camps and many special interest  camps that keep kids active and involved while meeting new friends and growing their independence.   We also offer camp in the winter when kids are off school for Christmas Break.  These camps are loads of fun and give working parents an alternative to day care.

Each camp is carefully designed to offer engaging, age appropriate activities while building your child’s self-esteem and self-confidence.  Our college-age counselors act as role models demonstrating and teaching the YMCA core values of Honesty, Respect, Caring, and Responsibility.  Each staff member receives an extensive week of training in First Aid, CPR, child abuse prevention, behavior management, small group facilitation, and aquatic observation.

ACA Accreditation

The Tri-Cities Family YMCA is accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). In fact, we are the only ACA accredited camp in West Michigan!  ACA Accreditation means that your child’s camp cares enough to undergo a thorough (up to 300 standards) review of its operation.

ACA camps provide:

– Healthy, developmentally-appropriate activities and learning experiences

– Discovery through experiential education4color ACA

– Caring, competent role models

– Service to the community and the environment

– Opportunities for leadership and personal growth