6602 Iron Bridge Road

Chatham, IL 62629

Experience, Learning and Friendships

    Just as all Y youth programs are about learning skills, developing character and making friends, so too, are our summer camps. Each camp is a special place where kids develop teamwork skills through group activities, and also learn how to focus on particular skills independently. We have day camp at Camp Wa-Kon-Tah and specialty and sport camps at both of our branches. Our community partner site also offers another camp option.
    The Springfield Y’s strong summer camp tradition spans over 60 years. Y summer camps provide a safe and enriching environment. We promote each child's social, emotional, creative and physical development through activities. Campers build self-esteem and self-respect within this supportive environment. Y camps are dedicated to building healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
    We are excited that your family is considering a Y summer camp, and we welcome your questions and comments. Please use the form below to submit any questions you may have and our summer camp staff will be in contact. Or, please call our camp office at either branch.

Camp Wa-Kon-Tah Location



701 South 4th Street

Springfield, IL 62703




4550 West Iles

Springfield, IL 62711


If you have any questions, please email our camp staff: