Summer Safari

Welcome to the Ottumwa YMCA’s Summer Safari Day Camp!
Program Runs: 1st day of School out – last day before school begins!



This years program will include care for students that are in need, prior to Ottumwa C.S.D. final day of school as well. Call for more information. 
Summer Safari Day Camp is a full day, five days a week program for children Kindergarten through 6 grade. This camp is designed for parents who desire affordable, quality care for their children. Located in the YMCA Youth Zone, campers enjoy all the amenities of an air-conditioned environment with excellent program activities.


  • Camp hours are 9:00am-4:00pm.
  • Before and After Care, starting at 5:00 am and ending at 6:00 pm, is available for an additional charge.
  • Camp is available Monday through Friday.

Camp Staff
The YMCA employs experienced, caring individuals that demonstrate the ability to work with children. Our staff works year round for the Y. All staff undergoes State of Iowa and FBI national background checks to ensure the safety of every child in our program.

Safety at Camp

  • Our staff’s top priority is your child’s safety.
  • First aid and safety training is required for all staff.
  • Bus drivers are fully trained and experienced.
  • Y Staff are on the bus to monitor and supervise the children at all times.

Field Trips
If you don’t need daily care but still want your child to participate in enriching, exciting field trips, call us for special field trip pricing!
I-Cubs Games – Blank Park Zoo – Science Center of Iowa – Living History Farms

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2014 Summer Calendar of Events
(coming soon) 

Camp Activities

  • Water Fun
  • Pet Show
  • Bowling
  • Bike Rides
  • Science Activities 
  • Swimming
  • Vegetable Garden
  • Fishing and Much, much more!
 As part of our mission to never deny service due to an inability to pay, Financial Assistance is available.

For more information or to register for this program contact Garrett at (641)684-5671 x28 or