Summer Camp

York County Summer Camps

Camp Discovery, Shrewsbury, PA

Camp Discovery offers summer fun for school age children. Our staff create a safe, fun and enriching environment for the children. Children will have the opportunity to participate in…

  • Arts
  • Crafts
  • Sports
  • Science experiments
  • Creative dramatics
  • Music, games
  • Mastery skills
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • and much more!

Where: The W. Dale Brougher Foundation YMCA
Dates:
  June 6 – August 12
Campers: Minimum age of 5 (must have completed kindergarten).

Contact Emma T. Brockwell, at [email protected] for more info!

CLICK HERE to learn view our brochure!

Camp Spirit

Great Summers Start Here!

At the Y, we make kids feel welcome and supported. Our counselors are specifically chosen using in-person interviews, reference checks and training – they are educators, recreation specialist, future teachers, and local students with a genuine interest in working with children. 

Camp Themes:

  • WEEK 1 (June 13 – 17) : Into the Wild

  • WEEK 2 (June 20 – 24) – Wild Survival

  • WEEK 3  (June 27 – July 1) – Pennsylvania Wild Life

  • WEEK 4 (July 4 – 8) – Artists at Work

  • WEEK 5 (July 11 – 15) – Foodies

  • WEEK 6  (July 18 – 22) – Fun, Fit, and Active

  • WEEK 7 (July 25 – 29) – Carnival of Fun

  • WEEK 8 (August 1 – 5) – Y’lympics

  • WEEK 9 (August 8 – 12) – Pirates

  • WEEK 10 (August 15-19) –  Bon Voyage!

Age Groups

  • CHIPMUNKS
    • 5 years old (must have completed kindergarten)
  • OTTERS
    • 6-7 years old
  • HAWKS
    • 10-11 years old
  • EAGLES
    • 12 years old
  • Leaders in Training (LIT’s)
    • 13-14 years old
  • Counselors in Training (CIT’s)
    • 15-16 years old

Camp Spirit is located on 14 acres of outdoor space. Campers participate in a wide variety of programming that includes swimming, archery, indoor gaga pit, amphitheater and an arts & crafts center. Campers enjoy the summer with sports, games, a rock climbing wall, lodges and more. Many activities are related to theme days. Each Friday, campers travel to a local park & to the Graham Aquatic Center for outdoor activities!  

Registration:

  • March 1
    • YMCA Family Members & Current School Age Child Care Participants
  • March 16
    • Non-Members

Camp is open to all children, and we will work with children of all abilities – if your child requires special accommodations (social, behavioral, and/or medical), please contact Alannah at [email protected]

CLICK HERE to learn more!

*Please contact Doug at [email protected], or 717-843-7884 x.263 if you wish to sign up or request additional information on any of our camps below!

CO-ED BASKETBALL CAMP
Take it to the hoop! Individual skills, along with game techniques and strategies are taught through this age-appropriate instruction, drills and games.

Junes 13-17

  • Ages 6-8

June 20-24

  • Ages 8-10

CO-ED ALL SPORTS CAMP
Campers will learn and play a variety of sports throughout the week, including floor hockey, baseball (inside the gym with a soft ball), flag football (inside the gym), and more!

June 27-July 1

  • Ages: 6-7

July 18-22

  • Ages: 8-10

CO-ED SOCCER CAMP
Enjoy a week of learning soccer skills through instruction and games, all held inside the York Branch YMCA gym!

August 1-5

  • Ages: 6-8

August 8-12

  • Ages: 8-10

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL CAMP
Campers will enjoy learning valuable skills through instruction, drills and games – all skill levels are welcome!

July 11-15

  • Ages: 10-12

July 25-29

  • Ages 12-14

*Camps will be held at the York YMCA TechRev building (301 W. Market St., York, PA 17401) – feel free to park in the York Branch YMCA parking lot – contact Doug at [email protected], or 717-843-7884 x.263 if you wish to sign up or request additional information on any of our camps below

Costume Making
Using different materials, young artists will craft their own animal masks, superhero capes, crowns, and much more in this fun and wacky costume camp! 

WHO:

  • Ages 6-9

WHEN:

  • June 20-24 from 9 AM-Noon

FEES: 

  • $150 for Members
  • $175 for Non-Members

Camp will be led by Alison Welch, who has years of experience including owning and running a children’s art school!

My Sketchbook
Artist campers will be creating their own personalized sketchbooks while adding to them throughout the week with drawing prompts that spark the imagination!

WHO:

  • Ages 8-10

WHEN:

  • July 11-15 from 9 AM-Noon

FEES: 

  • $150 for Members
  • $175 for Non-Members

Camp will be led by Marissa Bonett, who is a York College of PA’s Fine Arts program graduate!

Me, Myself, and I
Using images of themselves in various poses, along with hand mirrors, artist campers will create various work of art!

WHO:

  • Ages 11-14

WHEN:

  • July 25-29 from 9 AM-Noon

FEES: 

  • $150 for Members
  • $175 for Non-Members

Camp will be led by Jane Wolfgang, who holds a Master’s degree from Wilkes University and currently runs a local art studio!

Lancaster County Summer Camps

Camp Friendship – Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA

Join us for another summer of fun – campers will participate in a host of activities such as: swimming, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, team building games, and so much more!

Camp themes:

  • June 6-10: Around the World
  • June 13-17: Avenger’s Academy (Super Heroes)
  • June 20-24: Mad Scientists
  • June 27–July 1: Adventures in the Wild
  • ***July 5-8: A Wizard’s World (Harry Potter Theme)
  • July 11-15: Camp Dagoba (Star Wars Theme)
  • July 18-22: Amazing Animals
  • July 25-29: Camp Caribbean (Pirate Theme)
  • August 1-5: Wild, Wild West
  • August 8-12: Operation: Spy School
  • August 15-19: Farewell to Camp

Family membership holders are eligible to receive 50% OFF one week of camp (applied to the first week of camp that they attend) for their first child and 25% OFF one week of camp (applied to the first week of camp that they attend) for all additional children – you must have the membership upon enrollment and must maintain the membership until September 1.

Receive $30 registration fee waiver when registering your kiddos on April 30 which is also our Healthy Kids Day.

CLICK HERE to register, or contact your local YMCA location to get started – please be sure to fill out all necessary forms as they are required prior to attending camp!

Dates: June 6 – August 19
Registration: February 1 – August 8
Campers: Age 5 (who have completed kindergarten) up through age 13

***Please note that July 4 falls on a Monday in 2022. As a result camp will be CLOSED on July 4 and reopens normal operations on July 5.

Summer Day Camp

We’re proud to offer Summer Day Camp at our City Center YMCA so that all children who have completed Kindergarten through age twelve can Learn, Play and Grow!

Our staff create a safe, fun and enriching environment for the children. Children will have the opportunity to participate in…

  • Arts
  • Crafts
  • Sports
  • Science experiments
  • Creative dramatics
  • Music, games
  • Mastery skills
  • Field trips
  • Guest speakers
  • and much more!

Where: City Center YMCA on 265 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Dates:  June 6 – August 19
Campers: Children who have completed Kindergarten through age twelve

Registration opens March 1 – contact Melissa Adams at [email protected] for more info!

Pre-K Summer Camp

Let’s keep the fun and learning going all summer long!

Pre-K Summer Camp will focus on providing incoming Kindergarten students with skills necessary to succeed in school – NOW is the time to enroll your child in our Pre-K Summer Camp!

Pre-K Summer Camp includes:

  • Lunch
  • Afternoon snack
  • Field trips
  • Special visitors
  • Extended care at no additional cost – max of ten hours per day

Where: City Center YMCA on 265 Harrisburg Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Dates:  June 6 – August 12
Campers: All in-coming Kindergartners

Availability is limited, and acceptance is on a first-come, first-served basis – contact Amber at [email protected] for more info!