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By choosing Y Summer Day Camp, you’re choosing more than a summer day care service. Y camps are high-quality, affordable and convenient all summer long. The Y’s wide menu of summer play and learning activities through camp give kids a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Choose from traditional Day Camp, Kindergarten Readiness Camp or week-long Sports, Dance or Cheer Camps.
KINDGARTEN READINESS CAMP (entering Kindergarten)
This program is a two week introduction to the basic social and academic skills needed for a successful transition to Kindergarten. This program will be offered in August only at the Wattsburg Elementary, Eastside Academy, and Downtown YMCA locations. For more information on this exciting new camp and to receive an application, please contact Jeannine Bello at 814-452-1432 ext. 245.
Y KINDERCAMP (Pre-K & Kindergarten)
Y KinderCamp offers kids the opportunity to participate in the fun and adventure of Summer Day Camp for the first time, all in a character-building camp setting of FUN! Lunch and camper T-shirt included.
Y DAY CAMPS (entering Grades 1-6)
Children spend time indoors and outdoors as experienced staff lead campers in a wide variety of activities each day, including nature, water fun, games, weekly off-site field trips, sports, instructional/recreational swimming, arts & crafts, and new friendships. In addition, the Y incorporates healthy living into the day’s offerings. Children participate in playful activities which teach basic knowledge on how to include proper nutrition, exercise and positive self image into their daily lives. Lunch and camper T-shirt included.
Y TEEN CAMP (13-17 years)
The Y offers teens leadership opportunities through our Teen Camp. Teens make new friends through teambuilding, competition games, field trips and social activities. They participate in community volunteer projects throughout the summer. Lunch and camper T-shirt included.
Y SPORT S CAMPS AND CLINICS
Just the right camp for those who enjoy sports! Youth and teens are divided by age and will experience age-appropriate training in the technical, fundamental and game situation aspects of each sport. Camps include outdoor soccer, baseball, basketball and flag football. Click here for camps and fees. Locations: County Y, Eastside Family Y and Glenwood Park Y
Y DANCE AND CHEER LEADING CAMPS AND CLINICS (5 & up)
These camps and clinics will explore jazz, hip-hop, lyrical/modern, ballet and cheer. Divided by age groups, kids will learn solo and partner choreography, tumbling, chanting, rhythm, musicality and attitude! Click here for camps and clinics.
Returning camper? Earn your camper chances to win a Y Summer Camp Survivor Backpack just for complete enrollment by May 25, 3013. Once your enrollment paperwork is complete, we’ll enter your camper’s name for a random drawing; drawing to be held at each YMCA Summer Camp location. Earn a chance for every complete enrollment per camper.
New camper? REGISTER BY MAY 31 FOR A FREE Y MEMBERSHIP!
We welcome you for a visit anytime to meet our staff and learn more about our Camp. Registration forms can be found on our website at www.ymcaerie.org. Enroll by May 31, and receive one free month of family membership at a YMCA of Greater Erie branch of your choice.
Financial assistance is available for working families needing help to pay for camp through Pennsylvania’s Child Care Information Services. If you qualify, CCIS assistance can be applied for Summer Camp. Call (814) 452-6580. It is the policy of the Y that no person be denied membership or program participation by reason of inability to pay fees. Funds made available for scholarships are provided by the Y’s We Build People fund, which was generously donated by staff, members and the community. We Build People scholarship forms are available here.
We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Like all Y programs, our Early Care, School Age Programs and Summer Camps are open to all. The YMCA accepts CCIS payments, and financial assistance is available to those who qualify.