Sending your child to overnight camp at Camp Speers YMCA is a gift that 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.
Our two-week programs provide a more immersive experience while one-week sessions allow kids to sample activities and prepare for the longer session next year. There are also 4, optional, holdover weekends available to campers attending consecutive sessions.
Explorers (grades 2-4), Adventurers (grades 5-7), and Trailblazers (grades 8-11) are challenged in a nurturing environment where the activities are specifically developed for their age group including: rock climbing, swimming, boating, survival, music, sports, arts and crafts.
Leader-In-Training (LIT) 1: Adirondack Adventure (grades 9-10): This program serves as the foundation of leadership training. Our focuses are 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!
Although we will miss our campers for Summer 2020, we look forward to Summer 2021!
While we are still working on dates for 2021, view 2020 as a sample:
Session Dates: June 28th to July 10th
Leader In Training (LIT) 2: Delaware Water Gap (grades 9-10): This program serves as the foundation of leadership training. Our focuses are 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 canoe, backpack and camp in the Delaware Water Gap. 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!
Session Dates: July 26th to August 7th
Counselor In Training (CIT) (Grade 11/16 years old): This program provides teenagers with leadership opportunities that prepare them for employment as a counselor. The 4 week program includes: teambuilding, learning leadership skills, a service project, a hiking trip, American Red Cross Lifeguard Training 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 completion of the LIT program to be prepared for the CIT program.
Session Dates: June 28th to July 24th
LGBTQIA - Offered week 1 (June 21-26), this program is offered for campers ages 7-16 who identify as LGBTQIA, their allies, or kids whose parents identify with these communities. This session is designed to create a safe, fun, inclusive environment for all campers. Campers participate in camp activities while focusing on the YMCA four core values, confidence, and building a lifelong network of friends.
$965 per camper
Horseback Riding Lessons - Your camper will head to the barn during one of their activity periods each day. Campers will be divided according to ability level in order to provide the best environment to improve their riding skills. An alternate equestrian activity will be provided during inclement weather. Maximum of 5 riders per class.
Dates and Rates:
Session 1: June 21st - June 26th Olympics
Session 2: June 28th - July 10th It’s A Small World
Session 3: July 12th - July 24th Speerited Adventures
Session 4: July 26th - August 7th Magical Powers
Session 5: August 9th - August 14th Color Wars
Session 6: August 16th - August 21st Tropical Paradise
Weekend Holdover 1-2: June 26th - June 28th
Weekend Holdover 2-3: June 10th - July 12th
Weekend Holdover 4-5: August 7th - August 9th
Weekend Holdover 5-6: August 14th - August 16th
|1 Week Session||$965|
|2 Week Session||$1,930|
|Leader In Training||$1,930|
|Counselor In Training||$2,900|
|Transportation (Philly)||$40 each way|
|1 Week Session Deposit||$200|
|2 Week Session Deposit||$350|
|Add on Weekend Trail Ride||$30|
|Add on Horseback Riding Lessons – 1 week session||$150|
|Add on Horseback Riding Lessons – 2 week session||$300|
|Add on Pony Ride (ages 7-9)||$10|
Registration for Summer 2021 Coming Soon!