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A bunch of smiling girls in a park.
It’s almost summertime in St Joseph! Now is the time to start thinking about the City of St Joseph Summer Recreation program. Once again this summer the City of St Joseph has partnered with the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA to provide summer recreation opportunities for your children. Campers will play indoor and outdoor sports, games, arts and crafts, and much more! Campers need to bring a lunch

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Weekly Themes
June 10–14 • Hawaiian Hullabaloo
Aloha! What better way to spend your week at camp than with the cool island vibes of a Hawaiian paradise? We will be introducing campers to summer fun and games this week.

June 17–21 • Survivor
Your mission if you choose to accept it: decipher codes, analyze fingerprints, a scavenger hunt to find clues, solve mazes, play Minute to Win It games, relay and food challenges, and support your team on the Survivor Challenge Game Day to prove you are a survivor.

June 24–28 • Splish Splash
Summer just wouldn’t be complete without some fun in the water! So, put on your sunscreen, gather the squirters, fill the water balloons and crank up the swimming pools because this week promises to be packed with wet and wild FUN.

July 1–5 • Party in the USA
We will have the best celebration ever. This week we will be throwing a birthday party for AMERICA! Learning about and celebrating this great country we live in.

July 8–12 • Art Exploration
Let your imagination flowing and discover your inner artist as you explore a variety of art mediums. Draw, paint, collage, and more! We will work with a diverse collection of art and design media to create amazing pieces of art.

July 15–19 • Sports
How many sports can we fit into one week? Let’s find out as we wear ourselves silly with games, matches, and tournaments! We’ll include skills, drills, and assorted activities to improve balance & focus while building strength and motor skills.
Field Trip: South Bend Cubs Game (Ages 8+) (Additional $15)

July 22–26 • Backyard Bash
Enjoy the great outdoors as we partake in classic summertime games like tug-of-war, kickball, foursquare, hopscotch, lawn games, nature crafts, picnics, recycling projects, s’mores, and more.
Field Trip: Kalamazoo Air Zoo (Additional $15)

Fee Schedule
  • City Resident: One Child per program $155.00
  • City Resident: One Child per week $85.00
  • Non-Resident: One Child per program $375.00
  • Non-Resident: One Child per week $140.00

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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