Summer Registration 2023




We are already busy planning to make Summer 2023 the best one yet! 

Registration opens to returning families July 1st with the best rates through Sept 9th.  Registration to new families starts on Sept 10th.  Avoid the waitlists and reserve your camper’s session today!

Traditional Camp

(grades 2-11):

1 Week Program: June 25 – June 30 | July 30 – Aug 4 | Aug 6-11 | Aug 13 – 18
2 Week Program: July 2 – 14 | July 16 – July 28 

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.

Specialty Programs

Midnight Madness (grades 5-8):

1 Week Program: July 2-7 | August 6 – 11

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.

Outdoors and S’mores (grades 1-3):

1 Week Program: July 30 – August 4

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 2 – July 14

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.

LGBTQIA+ (grades 7-11):

1 Week Program: June 25 – 30

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 25 – 30

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 25 – June 27 | June 28 – 30 | July 23 – July 25 | July 26 – July 28

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.)

Equestrian and Farm Programs

Riders Round-Up (grades 4-10):

1 Week Program: June 25 – 30 | July 30 – August 4
2 Week Program: July 2 – July 14 | July 16-28

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 paddle boarding, climbing tower, archery, arts and crafts. No experience necessary for this program, just a love of horses.

Jr Riders (grades 3-5):

1 Week Program: August 6-11

A traditional overnight camp experience with an equestrian focus for our youngest riders. 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. When not at the barn, campers will be able to try their hand at traditional activities such as stand-up paddle boarding, climbing tower, archery, arts and crafts. No experience necessary for this program, just a love of horses.

Farm Camp (grades 3-6):

1 Week Program: July 16-21

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.

Leadership Programs

Leader In Training (grades 9-10):

July 30 – August 11

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 2 – July 28

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***

Overnight Camp Planning Grids!

Use these grids to start your summer planning! White boxes signify available camp weeks/sessions for our camp options and add ons.

*Summer 2022 families are applicable for VIP registration and rates if registered by Sept 9th

** Overnight Camp session non-refundable deposits are $200 per session. Day Camp session non-refundable deposits are $50 per session.

Summer 2023 Sessions at a Glance!
Sessions VIP Rate Rate after 9/9 6/25-6/30 7/2-7/14 (2 weeks) 7/16-7/28 (2 weeks) 7/30-8/11 (2 weeks) 8/13-8/18
Traditional Camp (1 week) $1,065 $1,110
Traditional Camp (2 weeks) $2,135 $2,210
CIT $3,200 $3,310
LIT $2,295 $2,500
Riders Round Up (1 week) $1,400 $1,450
Riders Round Up (2 week) $2,645 $2,740
Jr. Riders Round Up (1 week) $1,400 $1,450
LGBTQ $1,065 $1,110
Rock and Roll $2,475 $2,500
Top Chef $1,250 $1,270
Try It Camp $525 $545
Farm Camp $1,385 $1,430
Midnight Madness $1,085 $1,150
Outdoors and S’mores $1,085 $1,150

Call the office to reserve your spot today! (570) 828-2329

Dragonfly Forest Camp

The Dragonfly Forest specialty camp is a traditional overnight program for kids with Autism, 22Q, Asthma, Sickle Cell Disease, and Hemophilia. We aim to make camp a reality for as many families as possible. By partnering with parents and experts in the medical field, we can provide accommodations for our campers that allow them to be successful at camp. Dragonfly Forest aims to provide a culture of inclusion while fostering confidence and independence in each of our campers.

Medical Week – Dates TBD

More information will be available about Medical Week soon!

Autism & 22Q Camp (ages 7 – 15)

Week Program: July 16-21 | July 23 – 28

This program serves campers ages 7-15 with 22q Deletion Syndrome and Autism (in specified weeks). Campers get to spend time with other campers with the same diagnosis but also spend time with campers with different diagnoses. During these sessions we follow a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio.

Teen Leadership Program (2 week session; ages 15 – 17)

2 Week Program: July 16 – July 28

This two-week session is designed for campers ages 15 – 17 interested in becoming a counselor at Dragonfly Forest. Teens are engaged in the teen leadership curriculum in addition to participating (and running) some of the fun camp activities. The teen leadership curriculum includes counselor skills rotations, teamwork and leadership opportunities, behavior management and shadowing counselors. Campers walk away with a foundation of necessary skills to be a counselor, greater independence and confidence, and lots of new experiences. We recommend completion of the TLP when applying to join our staff team.

Explorers Camp (ages 16 – 24)

Week Program: July 2 – July 7 | July 9 – July 14

This program serves teens and young adults ages 16-24 who are interested in independent life skills. Campers spend part of their day at life skills workshops and the remaining part of the day participating in the fun camp activities. Life skill workshops include cooking, cleaning, laundry, self-advocacy, social media and phone use, teamwork and money management. During this program we follow a 1:4 counselor to camper ratio.

Dragonfly Forest Planning Grid

Use these grids to start your summer planning! White boxes signify available camp weeks/sessions for our camp options and add ons. 

Summer 2023 Dragonfly Forest Sessions!
Sessions VIP Rate Rate after 9/9 7/2-7/7 7/9-7/14 7/16-7/21 7/23-7/28 7/30-8/4 8/6-8/11
Medical Week – Dates TBD $840 $935
Autism and 22Q Session $840 $935
Teen Leadership Program (TLP) $1,680 $1,875
Explorers $875 $975

Call the office to reserve your spot today! (570) 828-2329

Cancellation and Refunds

A refund equal to your pre-payment less the non-refundable deposit is available if canceled by June 1 for that summer. No refunds will be issued after June 1. 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 non-refundable deposits are $200 per session. Day Camp session non-refundable deposits are $50 per session.