Yelm Community Services
Youth Activities: 

Yelm Community Services – Great Escapes Day Camp – 2014

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 planned are to 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 competition, and we provide assistance with Math using Yelm Schools’ Math Connects curriculum.

Camp Information:  Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ages:  Yelm area kids entering 1st grade to entering 6th grade.  Fee:  $130/week, $10/wk. discount for second or more children if registered for the whole week.  $30/Day per part week attendance. Day camp shirt (required for all field trips - $10). Yelm Community Services, 624 Crystal Springs Rd. NW, Yelm, Washington.  Ph:  360.458.7000, Fax:  360.458.4226. Website:
Note:  All field trips are subject to change.

Week One:  June 16 – June 20:  Treasure Hunting   

Week Two:  June 23 – June 27: Walk on the Wild Side

Week Three: June 30 – July 4:  Mad Science (no camp on 7/4)

Week Four:  July 7 -  July 11:  Passport to Discovery 

Week Five:  July 14 – July 18: Reptiles and Amphibians

Week Six:  July 21 – July 25:  Jump, Jiggle and Jive

Week Seven:  July 28 – August 1: H2O, Let’s Go

Week Eight:  August 4- August 8: Rainforest Adventures
Week Nine:  August 11 – August 15: Ooey, Gooey, Sticky, Slimy

Week Ten:  August 18 – August 22:  Under the Sea

Week Eleven:  August 25 – August 29:  Animal Planet

Includes:  Breakfast, lunch, snack, field trip admission and transportation fees

Come and Join the Fun!!!  You’ll have a blast while you learn!!!
Yelm Community Services – 624 Crystal Springs Rd. NW, Yelm, WA 98597
Ph:  360.458.7000    Cindy Marchand-Cecil, MSW, Executive Director