Childcare

Summer Camp

BEST. CAMP. EVER.

Choose from traditional Day Camp, Kindergarten Readiness Camp or week-long themed camps

The Free Weight Room at the County Y will be closed Feb. 18-22; the entire Y will be closed Feb. 20-Feb. 22 as we replace equipment and reconfigure the Wellness Center.  We will reopen at 7 a.m. on Feb. 23.

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.

Program Offerings

Entering Kindergarten

This program is an introduction to the basic social and academic skills needed for a successful transition to Kindergarten. This program will be offered in June only at Eastside Family Y and at the Downtown Y. For more information on this exciting new camp and to receive an application, please contact Jeannine Bello at 814-452-1432 ext. 245.

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.

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.

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.

Your child’s safety and security is our top priority and is achieved through established and practiced procedures. We take every precaution to insure safety for your child, including:

  • Secure entry
  • Frequent site inspections
  • Maintenance of buildings, playgrounds and equipment

Healthy meals and snacks are the cornerstone of your child’s learning throughout the day. Smart food choices are taught and modeled by our staff such as drinking water and the importance of all four food groups.

Physical activity is an important part of every day at the Y. Large motor skills are developed through daily active play. Your child’s physical skills are individually strengthened through the use of the Y’s extensive facilities—including playgrounds, gyms, pools and more.

With loads of activity and learning, kids need time to recharge. Rest time is scheduled daily in calming environments with caring supervision.

Download this Parent Handbook for important information on what to expect, our policies and instructional philosophy.

Download and complete the following editable forms for Enrollment:

Contact US

For more information please feel free to call us at (814) 455-9356, email us anytime or use the form below.

Contact Form

What Parents Are Saying

“During the summer, my children get to experience places I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to take them such as the Drake Well Museum, Claytopia, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center and bowling.”
Erika Fischer
“Our children loved the weekly field trips, where they were excited to experience culture, recreation and diversity in the real world rather than on a screen. They were getting plenty of exercise and building healthy habits without even realizing it.”
Melissa Sinicki
“Camp is great for their confidence. The variety of field trips broaden their knowledge. Their social skills have improved as well.”
Schelly Reitsma
“Our 13-year old son started at Camp in first grade. Because of the awesome teaching staff, we have watched him develop into such a responsible and well-behaved young man.”
Doris Schiller