Group Retreats




HOLD YOUR RETREAT AT CAMP

Camp Speers is the perfect weekend retreat center. We design the program to fit your needs. Come for a birthday party, Girl Scout Camporee, church or staff retreat, bar- or bat- mitzvah, family reunion, wedding or simple getaway.

We offer a myriad program opportunities; miles of trails, a 36-acre lake, several meeting spaces, climbing courses, shooting ranges, waterfront beaches, sports fields, your activity choices are endless.

To reserve your weekend, please call the office at (570) 828- 2329 or email: campers@philaymca.org
 

Waterfront Activities

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Swimming
  • Row Boats

Outdoor Education

  • Pond Ecology
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Bog Hike

Arts & Crafts

  • Candle Making
  • Tie Dye
  • Bracelet Making
  • Nature Art

Horsemanship

  • Trail Rides
  • Riding Lessons
  • Ground Lessons

Team Building

  • Low and High Ropes Courses
  • Team-Building Activities
  • Challenge Courses

Adventure Activities

  • Rock Climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Survival
    • Fire Building
    • Shelter Building
    • First Aid

Shooting Sports

  • Archery
  • Marksmanship

STEM Activities

  • Marble Roller Coasters
  • Waterwheels
  • Catapults
  • Egg Drop
  • Marble Mazes
  • Bridges

Recreation Activities

  • Field Sports
  • Trail Running
  • Hiking
  • Ga-Ga

Evening Programs

  • Campfire and Songs
  • Talent Shows
  • Field Games
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Night Hike

Family Camps

Join the FUN during our Family Camp Weekends!  Every member of the family can swim, bike, climb, ride, create, hike, sing, dance, fish and more during these popular getaways.  We do all the cooking too! All you have to do is toast the marshmallows and decide which activity to enjoy next.

The FUN never ends during Family Camp weekends! With dozens of activities to choose from every minute of the weekend, we guarantee every member of the family will find something to love at Camp Speers.  Imagine a weekend with no distractions, allowing you to play and enjoy being with your family and friends.  We provide accommodations, meals and fun; all you have to do is join in.

 

2020 FAMILY CAMP WEEKENDS

Labor Day, September 4-7, 2020

Fee Packages

Friday to Monday Package:
$205 per person

Friday to Sunday Package:
$165.00 per person

Saturday Only:
$75.00 per person

*children under 4 years old are free

TYPICAL SCHEDULE +

Families choose from a flexible menu of activities including: kayaking, horseback riding*, mountain biking, outdoor living skills, and target sports. Evenings feature campfires, dance parties, and more!

This Labor Day, join the fun of our annual Family Color Wars!  Each family  joins a color team and competes in a variety of fun challenges.

8:00 – Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00 – Open programs

12:30 – Lunch

1:30 – 4:30 – Open programs (Saturday afternoon themed event)

5:00 – Dinner

7:00 – 9:00 – Evening program

11:00 – All-Camp quiet hours

*  additional charges apply

FOOD

Cost includes three meals and one snack per person each day. We serve a modified buffet family style. Meals are served in the dining hall. Food sensitivities will be accommodated.

FREE FAMILY FUN DAYS

Want to dabble in the camp environment? Join us for a camp tour and try various activities (varies per season). Please register online in advance. 1-5pm

Summer Sampler-June 7, 2020

ME AND MY GUY

Grab your favorite guy (dad, grandpa, uncle or another special male role model) and pack up for a weekend of fun! At Camp Speers we value time together with family and taking a break from the day to day. Leave the work at home and we’ll make fires, climb the rock wall, hike around the lake, view camp from horseback, and gather around the campfire to make s’mores. Feel free to bring your fishing gear to see who can catch the biggest fish in Nichecronk Lake! Sorry, no moms allowed!

- May 22-24, 2020

ME AND MY GAL

Specifically designed for children and their moms, grandmothers, aunts or another special female adult. This weekend program offers a great opportunity to introduce children to the joys of camping and leave with memories that will last a lifetime. We’ll sing around the campfire, go canoeing, try tie dying and other crafts, attempt to climb to the top of the Speers climbing tower, see the trails around camp on horseback, and so much more. Best of all, no cooking! Meals will be provided in the camp dining hall and we’ll clean up too!

- Sept 18-20, 2020

WOMEN’S RETREATS

The beautiful camp setting, relaxing atmosphere, and variety of wellness classes and experiences make these retreats the perfect way to let you recharge mind, body and spirit.

- Sept 18-20, 2020

WOMEN’S WELLNESS WEEKEND

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to come relax with us at Camp Speers. We’ll take care of everything from the schedule, to meals and accommodations and leave you with an unforgettable experience. Activities may include fitness classes, canoeing Nichecronk Lake, learning about healthy cooking and eating, trying your hand at archery, rock climbing and zip lining, or just choose to curl up with a good book next to our fireplace. This event is the perfect opportunity to recharge your body, mind and spirit.

Camp Speers’ culinary staff will satisfy your palate with simple, healthy and delicious meals and Friday evening features a wine and appetizer social to reconnect with old friends while making new ones. Come join the fun, enjoy the fall colorings of the Pocono Mountains and relax with friends!

DATES: Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 2020

WEEKEND RATES: Friday, October 16 – Sunday, October 18, 2020

$250 per person – Full Weekend
$150 per person – Saturday Only

Lodges in Eljabar Village – two bunk rooms with common meeting room, bunk beds hold 14/side or 28/lodge, inside bathrooms

Cabins in Eljabar and Speers Villages – bunk space for 8-12, central bathhouse in Speers Village, inside bathroom in Eljabar Village

GIRL SCOUT WEEKENDS

Calling all Girl Scouts! Come enjoy a weekend at Camp Speers YMCA in the Poconos. We have a great weekend of activities planned for your troop to enjoy. We offer boating, archery, climbing wall, high ropes/zip lining, and more! We’ll gather together for a closing campfire Saturday evening with s’mores. Earn parts of the Camper Badge at your scout level. Pricing includes housing, meals, activities, a Camp Speers YMCA patch and shirt to tie dye.

October 9-11, 2020 $140.00 per person

**Please e-mail campers@philaymca.org or call 570-828-2329 to register your troop.