Summer Safari

Welcome to the Ottumwa Y’s

Summer Safari Day Camp!

Program Runs: June 6, 2016 – August 23, 2016





2016 Program Pricing Guide 

2016 Summer Calendar of Events

The 2016 years program will begin on Monday, June 6th for all students.  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 8:30am-4:30pm.
  • 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. Many of our staff not only teach for us each year, they are teachers in the Ottumwa Community School District. 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, CPR, Universal Precautions and YMCA safety training is required for all staff.
  • Bus drivers are fully trained, licenced and experienced.
  • Y Staff are on the bus to monitor and supervise the children at all times.

Field Trips

An activity fee of $15 will apply to all major field trips list below unless otherwise stated. Activity fees are per child and can be paid at the beginning of the summer for all trips or on a individual basis. Children are not required to attend field trips. The activity fee will include entry to the destination, transportation and sack lunch. 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! If you need assistance to pay activity fees, thanks to our Annual Campaign fundraising we can help provide a scholarship for students. Please contact the program director about activity fee or program scholarship. Our 2016 field trips are listed below:

$15 Thursday, June 16 9:45 am – 2:00 pm Pioneer Ridge Nature Area
$15 Thursday, June 23 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Science Center of Iowa
$25 Thursday, July 7 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Adventureland / Adventurebay
$15 Thursday, July 21 9:45 am – 4:30 pm I-CUBS Baseball Game (Playing Salt Lake Bee’s)
$15 Thursday, August 4 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Blank Park Zoo

Camp Activities

  • Water/Swimming Fun weekly
  • Gym Games
  • Bowling
  • Cook Outs
  • Science Activities
  • Building Activities
  • 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)684-6571 x28 or