The Summer Day Camp at the Benjamin Barnes YMCA has more than 130 children enrolled in the summer-long camp, which starts as soon as the academic year ends and runs until school begins in early August.

Summer is here!
**We are accepting applications for Summer Camp Counselors! Visit or call the Barnes Branch about applying for the Best Summer Ever!**

Summer Camp is from May 29 – August 3.  Camp hours are from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Register at the Benjamin Barnes Branch, or call (205) 759-4284 for details!

$25 one-time registration fee
Full time campers: $80 weekly
4 year-old 1/2 day camp (8am-12pm): $40 weekly

Here are some of the camp’s highlights:

Swim to the Top Program: For the fifth year, campers are given free swimming lessons along with lessons in nutrition, fitness, enrichment and character trait building. There are 35 campers per group with a total of 105 in the program. A literacy and nutrition segment was added to the Swim to the Top Program in 2015.

Y’s Readers Literacy Program: Campers participate in the mentoring reading program to prevent summer reading loss and increase confidence in scholastic basic skills.

Bible Curriculum and Activities: Swimming, field trips, character education, Tumbling Tide Twirling session, tennis lessons, Vacation Bible School, and sports camps. Fields trips include trips to the zoo, as well as to skating rinks and to local, neighborhood parks.

Youth Counselor Sandra Greene forms teams for children in the Barnes YMCA Summer Camp to play kickball at A. L. Freeman Park across from the Barnes Y in June 2015.

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Downtown Branch

(205) 345-9622

2300 13th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Benjamin Barnes Branch

(205) 759-4284

2939 18th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

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