Summer Camp


Choose from traditional Day Camp or week-long themed camps

Help Kids Succeed in School; We’re collecting classroom supplies until March 31.

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

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. This program is offered at Early Learning University only – adjacent to the campus of Edinboro University.

Entering Grades Kindergarten-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. Locations: Camp Sherwin, County Y, Downtown Y, Eastside Family Y, Glenwood Park Y, Northwestern Elementary, St. Peter’s Waterford, Summit United Methodist Church Waterford, Wattsburg Elementary Center

Entering Grades Kindergarten-6

Thematic camps give children a chance to explore new and exciting adventures. Themes include: Cooking Camp, Let’s Explore Dinosaurs, Wizards/Knights/Jedis, Superheroes, Photography, Creativity, and Mad Science/Grossology. Lunch and camper T-shirt included. Location: Eastside Family Y or Harborcreek Township Building. 

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:

Desktop Users: Download Application, Save, Complete, Save and email to your location director.

iPhone/iPad Users: Follow these instructions for completing and emailing to your location director from your mobile device

Contact US

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

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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