Overnight Camp


 

Sending your child to overnight camp at Camp Speers YMCA is a gift that will fill them with a lifetime of memories! Our safe, child-centered community helps campers discover who they are and what they can become. As campers swim, climb, play sports, be creative, learn social skills, and just have fun they develop confidence and independence.  

 Summer 2022 Health & Safety! 

We are busy planning Summer 2022! This summer, we will be following all CDC, local, state, and government guidance. We will continue to keep lines of communication open and transparent as summer approaches. One thing we know for sure: Kids will need camp more than ever.

Read our Summer Safety Information

 


Traditional Camp

(grades 2-11):

1 Week Program: June 26 - July 1 | August 14 - 19
2 Week Program: July 3 - 15 | July 17 - July 29 
| July 31 - August 12 

Half of each day is spent in camper-choice coaching periods, which provide the opportunity to progress in a specific camp area (shooting sports, water sports, wood shop, biking, climbing, art, drama, etc.). The other half of the day is filled with fun on the waterfront and cabin rotations where campers can try a variety of camp activities. Traditional overnight campers will cook out, sleep out under the stars, and attend all-camp evening activities and campfires. You can expect 9-11 other campers and 2 camp staff in your child’s cabin.

NEW - Specialty Programs for 2022!

Farm Camp (grades 3-6):

1 Week Program: August 7 - 12 
2 Week Program: July 17 - July 29

These free-range campers will learn about life on the farm as they spend their day tending our farm animals like horses, goats, and chickens, harvesting vegetables and collecting chicken eggs to cook yummy, new meals, and learning to care for the land around them. When not frolicking around the farm, these campers will enjoy other fun camp experiences like crafts, swimming, boating, and sports.

Midnight Madness (grades 6-9):

1 Week Program: July 31 - August 5

Do you prefer staying up late and sleeping in? Then this is the perfect program for you! Midnight Madness campers will explore the evening with night hikes, late night snacks around the campfire, glow in the dark archery and capture the flag, and of course playful night havoc. This cabin will have a later wakeup call and sleep-in breakfast daily so they can prepare for more evening adventures.

Mystery Tour (grades 5-7):

1 Week Program: July 10 - July 15

If adventure runs through your veins, this is your program! Campers in Mystery Tour will travel out of camp four days during their stay at camp. Where are they going? It's a SURPRISE! A special packing list and any additional waivers will be sent to parents so campers can be prepared. Don't worry, these travelling campers will find plenty of time to swim, boat, climb, and gather 'round the campfire.

Outdoors and S'mores (grades 1-3):

1 Week Program: July 31 - August 5

If you did Try-It Camp last summer and want a little more, here's your chance! Outdoors and S'mores is a program designed to try camp for a week but still stay in cabins with bathrooms and showers right inside. Campers will get more opportunities to swim and boat on the lake, rock climb, perfect their sports' skills, and cook out over a fire.

**It is not required that campers attend Try-It Camp before registering for this program.**

Rock and Roll (grades 7-10):

2 Week Program: July 3 - July 15

Rock climbing and kayaking are the main focus of this program. You will spend time high off the ground while practicing your climbing skills to prepare for an out of camp climbing trip. When you're not climbing around, spend time on the lake practicing your skills which will lead up to a boating adventure on the Delaware River.

Specialty Programs

Riders Round-Up (grades 4-10):

1 Week Program: June 26 - July 1
2 Week Program: July 3 - July 15 | July 31 - August 12

A traditional overnight camp experience with an equestrian focus. This program provides the best of both worlds. Campers are grouped according to skill level and will spend part of each day at the equestrian center learning stable management skills as well as improving their riding skills. Campers will also have the opportunity to bring in and feed horses in the morning and enjoy an evening trail ride. When not at the barn, campers will be able to try their hand at traditional activities such as stand-up paddleboarding, climbing tower, archery, arts and crafts. No experience necessary for this program, just a love of horses.

LGBTQIA+ (grades 7-11):

1 Week Program: June 26 - July 1

This program is offered for campers who identify as LGBTQIA+, their allies, or kids whose parents identify with this community. This session is designed to create a safe, fun, inclusive environment for all campers. LGBTQIA+ program campers enjoy camp activities together while focusing on the YMCA four core values, confidence, and building a lifelong network of friends.

**We apologize that in our initial registration form there are only two gender options. We are working with our registration system developers to have more gender-inclusive options. Please bear with us as we work to make our system as inclusive as we are.**

Top Chef (grades 3-6):

1 Week Program: June 26 - July 1

It’s time to bring the heat to the camp kitchen! In this program, campers try new recipes as they whip up snacks, fun appetizers, tasty main courses, and yummy desserts. Campers will have an opportunity to learn about the camp kitchen as well as various outdoor cooking methods. Work with your fellow campers to create your own Top Chef cookbook to take home and continue your love of cooking.

Try-It (grades 1-3):

3 Day, 2 Night Program: June 26 - June 28 | June 29 - July 1 | July 24 - July 26 | July 27 - July 29

This is for the camper who wants a short trial of everything camp has to offer! Begin your lifelong love of overnight camp by staying in our duplex cabins and dabbling in rock climbing, swimming, paddling, tie-dying, arts and crafts, and sports - then gather ‘round the campfire with other younger campers to enjoy a s’more snack. (This is a 3-day, 2-night experience. Campers will live in cabins with bathrooms and showers.)

Leadership Programs

Leader In Training (grades 9-10):

July 31 - August 12

Leader In Training (LIT) program serves as the foundation of leadership training. Our focuses are on improving communication skills, building relationships, and learning to be a camp role model. Campers participate in traditional camp activities during the first week. In week two, LITs hike and backpack through the wilderness of the Adirondack Mountains and visit the Lake Placid Olympic Center. Campers must be in good physical condition and have broken in hiking boots, however no prior backpacking experience is necessary. Bring your own pack or use one from camp.

Counselor In Training (grades 11-12): 

July 3 - July 29

Counselors In Training spend two weeks learning the ins and outs of what it’s like to be a camp counselor, then put their skills into practice by interning with Traditional, Dragonfly, or Day Campers. They will gain hands-on experience that will set them apart when they eventually apply to join our staff team. The 4-week program includes team building, learning leadership skills, a service project, a backpacking and canoe trip, and shadowing cabin counselors. This program is perfect for campers who have demonstrated the YMCA’s four core values and are ready to take the next step in their camp journey. We recommend the completion of the LIT program first to be prepared for the CIT program.

**Both registration and a CIT Application is required for acceptance into the CIT Program. Once your registration is submitted, you can upload your completed application on your "View My Registration" page. The application can be downloaded from our website or the Upload section on your "View My Registration" page.**

***Backpacking and canoe trip is weather and virus dependent***

 

Summer 2022 Sessions at a Glance!
Sessions Rate 6/26-7/1 7/3-7/15 (2 weeks) 7/17-7/29 (2 weeks) 7/31-8/12 (2 weeks) 8/14-8/19
Traditional Camp (1 week) $1,025                
Traditional Camp (2 weeks) $2,050          
CIT $3,075          
LIT $2,184              
Riders Round Up (1 week) $1,330                
Riders Round Up (2 weeks) $2,520            
LGBTQIA+ $1,025                
Rock and Roll $2,400              
Top Chef $1,180                
Try-It Camp $505                
Farm Camp (2 weeks) $2,520              
Farm Camp (1 week) $1,330                
Myster Tour $1,250                
Midnight Madness $1,025                
Outdoors and S'mores $1,025                

 

Ad Ons
Session Rate 6/26-7/1 7/3-7/15 (2 weeks) 7/17-7/29 (2 weeks) 7/31-8/12 (2 weeks) 8/14-8/19
White Water Rafting $40          
Weekend Trail Ride $30          
Transportation from Roxborough YMCA $80                
Transportation from Brooklyn $80                
Holdover Weekend $100                

 

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