Youth Activities

 Yelm Community Services – Great Escapes Day Camp – 2019

Yelm Community Services has sponsored Great Escapes Day Camp for kids in the greater Yelm Community since 1971.  Yelm Community Services provides many fun activities and allows youth to combine the fun and freedom of being in a natural setting while learning new skills and making new friends.  Each week offers adventures that teach campers to respect and enjoy nature while having fun – hiking, exploring, art and crafts, swimming, camp songs, and field trips.  Our day camp staff helps to build teamwork and to provide challenging, safe activities for kids.  We make day camp easier for families with convenient drop off and pick up times.

We go on two to three field trips per week.  Some of the trips we have done in the past include the following destinations:   Frye Cove, Tolmie Park, Timberline High School (swimming), the Port of Olympia, Priest Point Park, Wolfhaven, Tenino Quarry Park, Eatonville Park, McLane Trails, Nisqually Wildlife Refuge, and much more. Day campers visit all local colleges, hear from interesting people, attend local library events, have reading competitions, and we provide assistance with Math using Yelm Schools’ Math Connects curriculum.

Yelm Community Services, Great Escapes Day Camp 2019

Dates:  Monday – Friday, July 16–19 and July 22-26, 2019
Times:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages:  Must be at least six and less than 11 years old

Cost:  $97 per week, sliding scale

Participants bring lunch and water, beverage containers, YCS provides healthy snacks.


July 16-19, Week One:  Where the Wild Things Are:  Three field trips planned.

July 22-26, 2018, Week Two:  Pacific NW Adventures:  Three field trips planned.

 For more information, contact:

Yelm Community Services  (360) 458-7000

Come and Join the Fun!!!  You’ll have a blast while you learn!!!
Yelm Community Services –

624 Crystal Springs Rd. NW, Yelm, WA 98597
Phone:  (360) 458-7000   

Cindy Marchand-Cecil, MSW, Executive Director