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We know, now more than ever, kids need the fresh air, social interaction (with precaution), and growth opportunities only camp can provide right now. We want to help kids get back to a sense of normalcy and make up for time lost.

We are sure you have plenty of questions about how we will create a safe camp community, what camp will look like for your camper, and more. Building on the success of last summer, our track record of effectively adapting and delivering youth development programming throughout the year, and the guidance of our risk management team and subject matter experts, we’re eagerly looking forward to summer 2021.

 

How do I register for camp?

We encourage all families to register safely and conveniently through our online platform. You can view camps available in your area and register!

Register Online

 

If you would prefer to register in-person, or are seeking assistance, you can register in-person or over the phone. Simply stop by one of our Y branch locations and a member service representative can assist you with your registration. Or call our Connection Center for help registering at (215)-220-9199.

Can I take a tour of camp before I register?

This year, our Open Houses will be virtual!

Please find a complete list of our Open House events and RSVP. We hope you will join us for an interactive, informative event with our camp leaders!

Find an Open House

What is the last day I can register for camp?

Online registration closes 2 weeks before the camp session begins. Please call us at (215)-220-9199 or work with your site camp leader if you would like to register after that deadline has passed for additional weeks.

If space is available, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

After I register, do I need to fill out any additional paperwork?

Yes, we partner with ePACT as our summer day camp communication and paperwork management system.

After you register, you will receive an email from ePACT giving you access to complete required forms and waivers, including immunization records, emergency contact forms, and health history information. You must complete this paperwork before your child(ren) can attend Y Camp. We estimate this paperwork will take about 30 minutes to complete.

Will my camper wear a mask?

All campers and staff will wear masks. You can learn more about how we plan to keep our camp community safe online!

View Health & Safety

How will the Y keep my camper safe?

Safety is our top priority. Our Y is accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed via the Department of Human Services. Prior to the beginning start of our summer, each counselor of our camp team goes through about 40 hours of camp training so that we can provide your camper with a safe, fun, and engaging experience.

Learn more about how we plan to keep our camp community safe.

View Health & Safety Information

Learn more about our Y’s commitment to child protection.

View Child Protection

 

What does a day of camp look like?

Weekly camp activities include arts and crafts, nature and STEM, drama, field games, sports and movement, water play, and theme-related activities. Although we will not participate in off-site field trips this year, we will offer exciting professional entertainment experiences, as well as virtual field trips and special events designed to educate and engage.

Who will be guiding my camper all summer?

Your camper will be guided each week by our trained, caring, and dedicated camp staff including camp counselors, camp supervisors, and camp directors!

At the Y, we believe that staff is our greatest resource. Our camp staff all have prior experience working with children and have camp specific training to ensure they not only provide your camper a fun experience but a safe and educational one as well. 

To ensure your child is in safe hands, all camp staff members must also pass through a rigorous series of background checks including; FBI fingerprinting, National Child Abuse Registry, National & State Sex Offender Registry, and full reference checks.  All staff also receives over 40 hours of pre-camp training on key topics like; Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention, CPR and First-Aid Training, Camp Health & Safety, COVID-9 Procedures, Character Development and Group Dynamics, Diversity and Inclusion Training, and so much more. 

What should my child bring to camp?

A prepared camper is a happy camper! Please be sure to pack every day:

  • Lunch
  • 2 Snacks
  • Refillable Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Spare Clothes
  • Swimsuit and Towel*

Please leave all toys and electronics at home! We have many fun activities made available for your camper throughout the day. Bringing personal items adds extra weight to carry around all day! 

 

*Swimming is available only for our YMCA location-based camps at this time.

Is Financial Assistance available for my camper?

Yes, the Financial Assistance Program is central to our mission here at the Y.  You can learn more about the program, find out if your family qualifies for assistance, and apply online!

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What is your cancellation or change policy?

Deposits are non-refundable. No credits or refunds for unused/unattended Camp days. No credits or refunds will be issued for building closure due to inclement weather, maintenance, city ordinance, events, or other closures. 30 days’ notice is required to withdraw from the program. A change in registration can be made up to two (2) weeks before the program start date. Changes to a program of equal or higher value do not require approval. Changes to a program of lesser value or requiring a financial adjustment must be approved and follow YMCA credit/refund approval process. Any changes made after two (2) weeks before the program start date must be approved by the Camp Leader. Registration weeks and deposits are transferable until May 31. On and after June 1, no deposits will be interchangeable between camp sessions.

View YMCA Policies

Who can I contact with other questions I have about camp?

We are here to help!

Please call us at (215)-220-9199 or reach out to us online. A caring and dedicated YMCA staff member will assist you in making Summer 2021 the best one yet!

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