Camp Events

Apple Fest 2014

August 12th, 2014

APPLEApples aren’t the only thing with variety and spice!  We’re certain you’ll find a wide variety of activities for the whole family at YMCA Camp Sherwin’s Apple Fest on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014  Celebrate apples and fall with family themed activities for all during the daylight hours.  Come back or stay later for the twilight hour and rock with “The Groove”.  Daylight admission: FREE Twilight admission: By donation

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Little Fisher Winners

July 31st, 2014

fishing derby winner-cropped

Fishing pole in one hand, tackle box in the other and a big smiling face is what you saw all lined up to fish at Camp Sherwin. Bright and early at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning, kids ages 3-15 came out to Camp Sherwin to participate in their 10th Annual Fishing Derby. This was a fun, free event for every member of the family.

The sun was shining high in the sky with over 115 kids forming a ring around the pond. This was the most successful turnout for the fishing derby, and the kids loved it!

The fish didn’t discriminate as kids of all ages caught fish of all sizes; ranging from 6.5 inches to 19.5 inches. The biggest fish was caught by 7 year old, Alexander Andrasy. All of the participants received a certificate, and those who caught fish each got a ribbon or trophy.


Prizes were given out to the biggest fish and most fish caught and divided up by age group. The winners were:


Ages 3-5

Ben Lino                         5yo      17 inches                       #1 Biggest Fish

Nadia Oleski                  4yo       11 ¼ inches                  #2 Biggest Fish

Mateo Kennelley           5yo      10 inches                       #3 Biggest Fish

Jacob Bonner                 5yo       10 inches                     #4 Biggest Fish

Malachi Bush                 4yo       5 fish                            #1 Most Fish

Kailee Hays                    4yo       2 fish                            #2 Most Fish


Ages 6-7

Alexander Andrasy        7yo        19 ½ inches                 #1 Biggest Fish

Gavin Lavery                   7yo        11 ½ inches                 #2 Biggest Fish

Jade Kauffman               6yo        5 fish                            #1 Most Fish

Brady Black                     6yo        4 fish                           #2 Most Fish


Ages 8-9

Tyler Zarnick                 8yo       18 inches                      #1 Biggest Fish

Natalie Boboshko         8yo        11 inches                      #2 Biggest Fish

Sarah Schwenk             8yo        10 ½ inches                #3 Biggest Fish

Jacob Mitchell              9yo        10 inches                     #4 Biggest Fish

Ages 10-11

Bella Eibl                      10yo       16 ½ inches               #1 Biggest Fish

Garrett Zola                  11yo       5 fish                           #1 Most Fish

Anthony Schiller         10yo       3 fish                          #2 Most Fish

Ana Rabickow              11yo       2 fish                          #3 Most Fish


Ages 12-15

David Kiehlmeier           12yo       19 inches                     #1 Biggest Fish

Nick Boboskho               12yo      6 ½ inches                   #2 Biggest Fish

Ammar Krso                   14yo        4 fish                           #1 Most Fish

The Fishing Derby helps kids experience what it’s like to fish like real fishermen. They learn how to cast a line, build patience, and reel in a hungry fish. Families were full of smiles and laughter as kids caught their fish and smiled in pictures.


The Fishing Derby was a fun success that Camp Sherwin loves to have for the families in the community.

Fishing Derby

June 12th, 2014

Fishing Derby PicCamp Sherwin is having their 10th annual Fishing Derby this year on July 26th! All you have to do is bring you’re fishing pole, and we’ll provide the bait!

Great for kids ages 3-15! The Derby is free and includes a hot dog lunch for all registered kids!

Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Derby starts at 10 a.m.

At this Fishing Derby the kids will learn how to put bait on a hook, cast a line, and reel in a fish, all while having fun! There’s a wide variety of prizes that will be awarded to the kids after lunch.

Since this is a family event, there will also be raffles and a concession stand for the parents.

After, the whole family is welcome to swim in the pool and splash in our new Spray n’ Play Park!

And as a bonus to the kids, there’s even going to be a bounce house to play in! (Weather permitting)

A Roarin’ Splashin’ Family Weekend

June 12th, 2014

2014 Car Cruise.2Come to Camp Sherwin for their annual Community Car Cruiz and Pool Party!

Families are welcome to come down to Camp Sherwin on Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. to see all of the old classics!

There will be tons of cars to check out, concessions, raffles, and all of the fun water activities! We have our new Spray n’ Play Park open for all to run around and splash in the water. The pool will also be open for use, including its rock wall.

Like the water, but aren’t interested in getting wet? That’s fine. You can also rent a paddle boat or canoe at a discounted rate!

If you have a nice car that you would like to show case, why not bring it down? It’s only $2 to register your car, and the first 75 cars get a free dash plaque!

This is the perfect day to walk around Camp Sherwin with the family. The kids will learn about history and mechanics when they see these cars, plus there’s fun for everyone of all ages!


Camp Sherwin Fishing Derby – Volunteer Opportunity

June 2nd, 2014

The YMCA is looking for a few volunteers to help at our Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, July 26th at Camp Sherwin.

The following volunteer jobs are available:

Registration – Check In Participants
9:30am – 12:00pm

Concessions – Sell Hot Dogs, Chips and Drinks
11:30am – 1:30pm

Fish Measurers – Measure Fish Caught By Participants
9:30am – 12:00pm

Bounce House – Monitor Bounce House
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Chinese Raffle – Sell Tickets
9:30am – 1:30pm

If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact Victoria Stilson at 452-3261 Ext 240 or

Balloon & Magic Classes

April 28th, 2014

Magic SteveJoin local magician The Real Magic Steve for introduction to magic and balloon creations.  All classes are held at YMCA Camp Sherwin.

Kids will be encouraged to develop their unique performance character which helps to build communication skills, self esteem and confidence.  Steve does this by emphasizing the importance of practice, reading, work ethic, eye/hand/finger coordination, puppetry and creative writing.

Students will be invited to showcase with The Real Magic Steve at his performance at YMCA Camp Sherwin July 18, 7-8:30 p.m.

At the end of the sessions, students will be able to:

  • Perform and/or assist in three or more basic magic sets
  • Create five or more basic balloon sculptures

Magic Classes
Mondays, May 12-June 16 (no class 5/26), 6-7 p.m.

Balloon Classes
Mondays, May 12-June 16 (no class 5/26), 7-8 p.m.

Cost: Y members: $35
Non-members $50

Registration is required.  Download registration form for Magic Class and Balloon Class

Camp Sherwin Easter Egg Hunt Volunteers Needed

March 3rd, 2014

YMCA Camp Sherwin hosts its 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th from 2pm-4pm and we want you to be part of the Easter Egg Hunt action!

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including kitchen help, children’s games and crafts, egg “hiders”, parking, registration and more!

This is a terrific opportunity for families, scout troops, youth needing to complete service hours or anyone that wants to be part of this fun, family event.

Volunteer Positions and Times:

Kitchen:  12pm-6pm – Help prepare and serve concessions.  Set-up and take-down tables and chairs.

50/50 and Chinese Auction:  1:30pm-4:30pm – Oversee Chinese Auction, sell 50/50 tickets and mange money.

Parking:  1pm-3:30pm – Assist with managing parking lot, indicate open and available spaces.

Egg Hunt “Hiders”:  1pm-4:30pm – Assist Y staff with hiding eggs for children.  Indoor and outdoor locations available.

Registration:  1pm-4pm – Assist Y staff with greeting guests and completing registration process.

Children’s Games and Activities:  1:30pm-4:30pm – Assit Y staff with conducting children’s games including sucker pull, face painting, bunny hop, pin the tail, duck pull and ring toss.

If you would be interested in volunteering, please contact Victoria Stilson at 452-3261 Ext 240 or

Free Classes and Memberships For Veterans

February 26th, 2014

The Downtown Y is excited to announce that beginning Monday, March 24th, we will be offering 3 Free fitness classes each week to Veterans in The Erie Community.  Classes will include:

YOGA – Mondays at 6:30pm

TAI CHI - Wednesdays at 6:30pm

LOW IMPACT CARDIO -  Mondays at 9:30am

No registration is required for these classes and all equipment will be provided.

The Downtown Y will also be accepting applications for FREE One Month Adult Memberships for Veterans. There will be 24 memberships available each month and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.  Veterans must currently be receiving services through The VA
or affiliates and present this flyer upon applying.

FREE Veterans and Family Day at Camp Sherwin – Sunday, June 29th – 12pm-4pm – Get your family ready for some swimming, fishing, hiking, playground fun and much more!

Make sure to check out our brand new Spray and Play Park and visit our Car Cruise from 12pm-4pm.

Registration is required for this event.

To register for this event or for questions about classes or membership, please contact Victoria Stilson at 452-3261 Ext 240 or

This program is made possible through funding provided by The Erie Community Foundation.

2013 Camp Activity Schedule

March 25th, 2013

We’ve got so much planned for 2013 and can’t wait for you and your family to make more memories with us!

Download our 2013 Camp Activity Schedule.

Egg Hunt Volunteer Opportunities

February 22nd, 2013

YMCA Camp Sherwin hosts its 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 and we want you to be part of the Easter Egg Hunt action!

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including kitchen help, children’s games and crafts, egg “hiders”, parking, registration and more!

This is a terrific opportunity for families, scout troops, youth needing to complete service hours or anyone that wants to be part of this fun, family event.

Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

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