Common Camp COVID-19 Questions

Below are some of the common questions about how COVID-19 will affect summer camp this year. This information will be regularly updated,  so make sure to check back periodically.

Last updated: May 23, 2020

June 15 – Summer Camp opening

Good News! Governor Wolf has moved Delaware County to the YELLOW phase (effective June 5th ) of the Pennsylvania RED/YELLOW/GREEN Guidelines. This means we will be able to move forward with our plans to reopen  summer day camp programs.

We are targeting June 15 as the start date for summer day camp programs. We have been calling and emailing all registered participants to determine who will be coming to camp. If you have not yet responded to those calls or emails, please do so. This will help us tremendously.

Following the latest health and safety directives and recommendations provided by the CDC, health department and local government our programs will be modified and different from past years. 

Is summer camp for 2020 still happening?

Right now, we expect to operate our summer day camp programs beginning in June. This is entirely dependent on Delaware County moving to the YELLOW phase of the Pennsylvania RED/YELLOW/GREEN Guidelines. We will continue to keep lines of communication open as summer approaches. Please know that we support and will follow all efforts  being made to keep everyone safe – so we can all get back to more normal, healthier living.

What is the Y doing to prioritize health and safety for my child at camp?

Establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy camp experience remains our top priority. In all of our planning and preparations we are following all CDC, local, state, and government guidance. We will follow guidelines, mandates and recommendations from the local health agencies & CDC. We are exploring all challenges, options, protocols, and health practices that factor into our ability to deliver summer programs safely.

Because this situation is constantly changing, we are continually working and updating our procedures. We do know that we will be implementing new check-in procedures that include health assessments for campers and staff, increased cleaning protocols, increased handwashing procedures, new training for camp staff, modified group sizes with social distancing in mind, and more. Your child’s safety is our number one priority and we will continue to adjust to the guidelines and protocols recommended by the CDC and our local health agencies.

We will be keeping parents updated on key decisions regarding changes to our programming and safety protocols. We ask for your patience as processes change accordingly.

Where do I find specific summer camp information for my location including dates, pricing, etc.?

Visit our Summer Camps Page Here and search for your specific YMCA’s camp page and view all information and register.

Can I register for camp but have the option to cancel later if I need to?

We want you to be able to register for camp with confidence, If you register now for summer camp, you will be able to receive a credit or full refund, if you need to cancel camp, up until midnight on Friday Jun. 5, 2020.  After June 5th, we are expecting to put our standard policy back into effect.

What happens if I cancel my camp registration or it is canceled by the Y or the local government?

If you withdraw your child before Friday June 5, 2020 – or if your program is canceled by our Y or a governing agency at any time – here are your options:

Donate to Help Sustain the Y

Donate the fees already paid or any portion of fees paid. We will be happy to provide a tax receipt for your thoughtful and generous gift. Click here to Make a Donation

Receive a credit with Y-Dollars

Apply the funds you’ve paid to a future camp experience or program.  We will hold the session/program of your choice through September 1, 2021. (Y-Dollars Form)

Get a refund

Receive a refund of all deposits & payments paid through June 5, 2020. If you withdraw your child after June 5, 2020 our standard cancellation policy will be in effect.

How can I receive the most up-to-date information about summer camp?

Continue to check your email for communication around summer camp and follow us on Facebook as we will post updates as they develop. Please also always feel comfortable to reach out and contact either MJ Gilbert ( or Debbie Mignogna ( with any specific questions or concerns.