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Military and Veterans Kids to Camp

Military and Veterans Kids to Camp program is a great way to introduce military and veteran children to Day Camps at the Y of the North. Week long camp adventures can be that life-changing experience youth need to thrive and cope with the changes that come with growing up in a military family. While day camp at the Y may include the arts and crafts, boating, swimming sports and more, it also provides opportunities for military and veteran children to make meaningful connections. For military children, who may face moving to a new city, state and school every two to three years, these friendships, support networks and memories last a lifetime.


$100 off any summer day programs with the Y of the North (one week per child). To qualify Active Duty must submit a copy of their Officer Record Brief or Enlisted Record Brief (ORB/ERB) and new Veterans will need to submit their DD-214 at the time of registration.

Note: if any Veteran has used their DD-214 for any state funded events they will not be eligible to participate at the discounted rate. Scholarships are available.

How to I apply?

  1. Create your Y account online in preparation to register. If you have previously used Y programs or membership, you can verify your information when you sign in.
  2. Submit a copy of your DD214, ORB, or ERB to Y Customer Service for verification. Using our online form to attach your document is safe and secure.
  3. Once Y staff confirm your eligibility, you will receive an email to register for any summer day program and receive $100 off one week or program per child. You can register for more program weeks, but the discount will only apply to one week.
  4. Please Y Customer Service if you have any questions about the process. Our Y team can also help you with your online Y account.

Please note the discount will not be applied until you get to the Checkout page. Registrations can not be completed by phone.

Who’s Eligible?

All military and veterans who have received an honorable discharge or who is actively still serving. Any Veteran who has used their DD-214 for any state funded events are not eligible to participate at the discounted rate.

The Y of the North is committed to expanding summer opportunities for our military and veterans and their families.

The Military and Veteran Kids to Camp Initiative is sponsored by the MidCountry Bank and YMCA of the North’s Veteran Engagement Department.