Want to experience camp before you register?
We strive to build confidence and independence in every camper and this process can begin even before camp starts with an open house. Come get a preview of summer camp fun!
Camp Speers welcomes you to an open house to enjoy a guided tour, learn more about camp programs, get to know some of the staff, and try some of the activities. Bring the whole family and some friends to enjoy a day of camp fun at no charge.
Benefits of Camp
We have compiled information from the American Camp Association on the benefits of camp for your child. Here are just a few:
Benefits and Anticipated Outcomes of the Camp Experience
Social Skills Development
Self-Respect and Character Buildind
Community Living/Service Skills
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We owe our ability to offer a true Camp for Everyone to our generous donors who enable us to offer an excellent financial assistance program. Campership applications are confidential and are available beginning in January. The amount of assistance granted is based on taxable income from the previous year, family circumstances, and available funds.
Cancellation and Refunds
A refund equal to your pre-payment less the non-refundable deposit is available if canceled by June 1, 2024. No refunds will be issued after June 1, 2024. All cancelations requests must be received in writing. No fee reductions are granted for late arrivals or early departures. In the case of homesickness, dismissal or voluntary withdrawal, there is no refund of fees. Refunds are made according to the method of original payment.
Overnight Camp session deposits are $200 per session. Day Camp session deposits are $50 per session.
What happens if my camp is canceled by the Y or a governing agency?
If your program is canceled by our Y or a governing agency at any time – here are your options:
- Give a Gift: donate funds already paid or a portion of funds paid. We will be happy to provide a tax receipt for your thoughtful and generous gift.
- Get a credit: Apply the funds you’ve paid to a future camp experience or program. We will hold the session/program of your choice through September 1, 2025.
If you withdraw your child and camp is not canceled, our standard cancellation policy will be in effect. If you have questions regarding canceling please contact us at Campers@philaymca.org.
We’re ready to make Summer 2024 the best one yet! Registration is now open.