YMCA of Greater Louisville

Southeast Family YMCA

5930 Six Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40218 502 491 9622
  • Monday — Friday 5 AM - 8 PM
  • Saturday 7 AM - 3 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM - 3 PM


AGES 13-15

The camp environment provides a unique opportunity for teens, ages 13-15, to build leadership skills, particularly in assisting group leaders with younger campers. The LIT Program operates hand-in-hand with our Great Outdoor Day and Challengers Day Camp (same weekly themes, same hours, same field trips, etc.), providing our young leaders the opportunity to mentor younger kids, participate in daily activities, and help counselors execute programming.

Leaders in Training Day Camp goals are to teach the general skills of leadership that can be used at school, home and within the community- not just at camp! The LITs will always have an adult counselor with them and this Y camp program gives teens the opportunity to build their skills, confidence and capacity for working with people of all ages. LITs can sign up for one week of camp, multiple weeks, or the entire summer.


Summer Adventure will begin in Kentucky on June 15. Due to differing state guidelines, full-day summer programs at Clark County will begin on May 18 and Floyd County on May 26. Review our policies to keep your children and our staff healthy this summer.

We are working diligently to ensure a fun, safe, and healthy summer for children and staff at the Y. If you have already registered for camp, we kindly ask you to let us know if you still plan to attend for all the weeks for which you are currently registered, or if your summer plans have changed to help us be sure we plan appropriately.

If for any reason you are unable to attend a week for which you are registered, simply notify us one week before the start of that session to receive a full refund of all payments made or stop the upcoming draft payment. In order to plan appropriately for staff, supplies and capacities, it is critical we can accurately anticipate enrollment and attendance. If you do not contact us in advance, we will be unable to provide a credit/refund for any fees paid for that week.


  • Y members save up to $50 a month per child! Join the Y to save and enjoy tons of family fitness and fun this summer!
  • Find out more about reduced rates through our financial assistance program.



June 15-August 7; 7:00 am-6:00 pm


Registration Fees: $25 per child through May 8, $45 per child beginning May 9

Deposit - Non-refundable: $10 per child per week

Facility Member Weekly Rate: $131 per child
Program Member Weekly Rate: $156 per child


Participants in the LIT program work under the same ground rules as all staff members, such as the following:
  • They provide meaningful assistance while they are in the program
  • They are well-groomed
  • They act in line with YMCA ethics, values, and standards
  • They use only appropriate language or gestures
  • They do not criticize the program, children, or staff openly, but share constructive criticism with staff, and follow the proper chain of command
  • They always treat children well
  • They will refrain from phone usage during program hours unless during a designated time.


All LIT participants must complete an application and be approved before they can register for the program.

  1. LIT applications must be returned with 2 letters of recommendation. Teachers, coaches, mentors, religious leaders and employers are all excellent choices for letters of recommendation. We do not recommend references from family members.
  2. Group interviews will be conducted at the Southeast Family YMCA.
  3. Placement decisions will be based on the application, interviews and reference forms. Those who have been accepted into the program will need to attend the LIT and Parent Meeting. Space is limited for Leader in Training Program and not everyone who applies will be accepted.

To submit your LIT Application:
Please drop your application at the Southeast Family YMCA during open hours of 5 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1-7 p.m. Sunday, or mail your application form to:

Southeast Family YMCA
5930 Six Mile Lane
Louisville, KY 40218
Attn: Debbie Hancox

Applications may also be submitted via email to dhancox@ymcalouisville.org. For questions please contact Debbie Hancox by calling (502) 491-9622 ext. 1326 or email at dhancox@ymcalouisville.org.


At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe all children should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Financial assistance makes summer programming available to those kids in need. Download our application or call 502.491.9622 for more information.


The parent handbook is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the mission of the Y, policies and procedures associated with Summer Adventure, and much more. 


YMCA Camp Piomingo has been providing community, friendship and fun for over 75 years! You'll build relationships and self-confidence while forming other skills too, from horseback riding, rock climbing and swimming to art and drama. We have so many things for you to explore. Learn more by visiting Camp Piomingo's website.


You have chosen a fun and unique experience for your child during the summer; why not treat your family to a Y membership? A membership can save you $10-$25 per week on Summer Adventure fees, in addition to reduced rates on before-and-after-school child care, youth sports, swim lessons and more! Spend more quality family time being active together at the Y!


Do you want to work in an environment were you are cared for and respected for being you? Would you like to be a role model and change lives? How about becoming the hero that kids will remember for a lifetime?

What are you waiting for...apply to work for the Y today!
Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.