Camp Wa-Kon-Tah

Give kids a summer full of fun, friends and memories at Y summer camp.

Full-day, traditional day camp at our Lake Springfield Camp Wa-Kon-Tah offers kids an opportunity to spend their summer outdoors and involved in a host of fantastic activities such as canoeing, archery, trail hikes and more. We also offer full and half-day creative camps at both of our branches. As the leader in youth sports in our community, we offer a full array of sport camps too, including soccer, gymnastics, swimming, and fencing. We also offer summer camp in one community where the Y hosts before and after school programs — Rochester.


For complete camp information and fun pictures and videos, visit our camp website at

2017 Summer Camp Program Guide

Important Camp Forms:

Parent Manual
Frequently Asked Questions (Camp Wa-Kon-Tah)
Camper Info Cards
Health Form
Community Connection Point Terms of Agreement
Financial Assistance Application

Volunteer Opportunity:

Volunteers will be needed to help serve lunches Downtown & at Camp Wa-Kon-Tah. Lunches are provided through a grant from the Central Illinois Foodbank.  Please contact Shelby at 217-544-9846 to sign up!

Downtown YMCA
701 South 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

Camp Wa-Kon-Tah
6602 Iron Bridge Rd
Chatham, IL 62629