Summer Camp

Camp Registration begins on February 14 for Full Privilege Members and opens to the public on February 28.

Following the PA Governor’s plan, you can view all of our Health and Safety Plans on our COVID Resource Page.  All YMCA plans follow the PA Department of Health, Chester County Health Department and the CDC guidance for operating safely.

We are in full camp planning mode. We are currently adapting our summer camp program to align with the latest health and safety directives and recommendations provided by the CDC, health department and local government. 

We believe in each child’s individuality and focus on three areas of development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging. All campers have the chance to experience our core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

One of the most fun parts of growing up is trying something new and loving the experience. Every single week at summer camp offers so many unique themes and opportunities for preschoolers, school-age children and teens.

Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. From athletics to arts, there’s something for every child at the Y. Our priority is to give every child the chance to unplug and grow during summer camp in a safe and fun environment.

Get ready for fun, discovery and adventure. From sports and swimming to arts and teen leadership, your child will discover a summer of exploration, make new friendships and learn new skills. You'll find camps designed to engage all ages from your curious first grader to your independent teen.

  • Traditional Day Camp: Enjoy a wide variety of activities from swimming, games, crafts, academics, and the great outdoors at Camp Ridley. Runs from June 13 to August 26 for Grades 1 to 7.
  • Science Camp: We encourage our campers to explore, experiment, ask questions, and try lots of new science-related activities. Your child’s curiosity will emerge! Runs weeks 3,6, and 9.  
  • Arts Camp: Campers get to create beautiful and unique pieces of art. They get their hands dirty as they paint, glue and bring their imaginations to life! Runs weeks 2,5, 8, and 10.  
  • Brick Camp -Kids experience the hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion, while
    using Legos, K’nex, Lincoln Logs, and more. We will help campers foster teamwork and collaboration, while building with our imagination.  Runs weeks 1,4, and 7.  
  • Leader in Training Camp: To activate their leadership potential, our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program engages teens in group work, problem solving and self-discovery, believing that confident teens who become their best selves today will become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.  Grades 8 to 10.  Runs weeks 2-10

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Get ready for fun, discovery and adventure. From sports and swimming to arts and teen leadership, your child will discover a summer of exploration, make new friendships and learn new skills. You'll find camps designed to engage all ages from your curious first grader to your independent teen.

  • Traditional Day Camp: Enjoy a wide variety of activities from swimming, games, crafts, academics, and the great outdoors at Camp Lansdowne. Runs from June 13 to August 26 for Grades 1 to 7.
  • Leader in Training Camp: To activate their leadership potential, our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program engages teens in group work, problem solving and self-discovery, believing that confident teens who become their best selves today will become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.  Grades 8 to 10.  Runs weeks 2-10

REGISTER NOW

Get ready for fun, discovery and adventure. From sports and swimming to arts and teen leadership, your child will discover a summer of exploration, make new friendships and learn new skills. You'll find camps designed to engage all ages from your curious first grader to your independent teen.

  • Traditional Day Camp: Enjoy a wide variety of activities from swimming, games, crafts, academics, and the great outdoors at Camp Lansdowne. Runs from June 20 to August 19 for Grades 1 to 7.
  • Leader in Training Camp: To activate their leadership potential, our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program engages teens in group work, problem solving and self-discovery, believing that confident teens who become their best selves today will become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.  Grades 8 to 10.  Runs weeks 2-10

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  • Sports and Games Day Camp: Our sports camps help kids get an early start on an active and healthy lifestyle! Camps are designed to make exercise fun and to help young athletes move better, safer and more effectively. We offer a variety of sports all of which are led by well-trained and energetic counselors who are great with kids. Throughout the course of the week the children will participate in a variety of sports. Runs from: June 20 - August 19 and for Grades: 2 - 7
  • Leader in Training Camp: To activate their leadership potential, our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program engages teens in group work, problem solving and self-discovery, believing that confident teens who become their best selves today will become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.  Grades 8 to 10.  Runs weeks 2-10

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  • Arts Camp: Campers get to create beautiful and unique pieces of art. They get their hands dirty as they paint, glue and bring their imaginations to life! Runs weeks 3,6, and 9.  
  • Let's Build Camp -Kids experience the hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion, while using Legos, K’nex, Lincoln Logs, and more. We will help campers foster teamwork and collaboration, while building with our imagination.  Runs weeks 2 and 5.  
  • Science Camp: We encourage our campers to explore, experiment, ask questions, and try lots of new science-related activities. Your child’s curiosity will emerge! Runs weeks 4 and 7.  
  • Dance Camp: Kids will learn different styles of dance including ballet, hip hop and classical line dances. Will also do yoga and play lots of dance games. Runs weeks 8
  • Build, Science, Art & More- A mixture of all our great specialty camps in one week.  Runs Week 10
  • Leader in Training Camp: To activate their leadership potential, our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program engages teens in group work, problem solving and self-discovery, believing that confident teens who become their best selves today will become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.  Grades 8 to 10.  Runs weeks 2-10
  • Little Camp Springfield -  A camp specifically for children who are transitioning into Kindergarten in the fall.  They will enjoy games, crafts, reading, and swimming.  Weeks 2-10

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Have a child who really enjoys playing  a certain sport?  Sign them up for one of our Sports Specialty Camps so they can spend all day playing it and doing drills

  • Basketball Camp -  Children in this camp will run drills to enhance their skills and scrimmage against each other.   Runs Weeks 2,4,7,&10.  Ages 8-12
  • Flag Football Camp -  Have some one who wants to get ready for the season or just loves playing football?  This camp allows the child to focus on the offensive and defensive skills of the game on our new turf field.  Runs Weeks 6 & 8.  Ages 8-12
  • Soccer Camp -  This camp is perfect for someone who wants to learn how to play the game of soccer or looking to enhance their skills on the pitch.  Runs Weeks 3,5, & 9. Ages 8-12.
  • Tennis Camp - Have a tennis fan in your house?  This camp will help them develop their skillset and have them practice their technique.  Runs Weeks 4-7. Ages 7-12

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Summer Rec Flyer (PDF)

Locations; ET Richardson Middle School, Springfield School District Residents ONLY
  • Program Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Springfield School District residents who have completed grades 1 through 8.
  • Daily activities include: games, arts & crafts, sports, and small group activities.
  • Participants must bring a filled water bottle and lunch daily.
  • Participants must be signed out to a parent/guardian or authorized adult daily. Rising 6, 7, 8 graders may be responsible for themselves by signing in and out of the program ONLY AFTER the Community YMCA staff receives written permission to do so by a parent/legal guardian.

JUNE 20 - AUGUST 12.

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Child Safety at the YMCA

THE YMCA – A SAFE PLACE TO BE A CHILDCamp Safety

Children’s safety is a foundational priority for the Y in our mission to help youth reach their full potential. In our commitment to ensuring the protection of every child, our staff and volunteers adhere to strict Child Abuse Prevention Policies and Reporting Procedures. These policies and procedures promote a positive, nurturing environment while protecting children and teens, and those who work with them in our organization.

YMCA Policy prohibits sex offenders from accessing YMCA facilities. In order to ensure the safety of our children, we regularly compare our membership database to the National Registry of Convicted Sex Offenders and terminate the membership and/or access rights of anyone registered

To keep children in our programs safe, we take the following steps in our intensive screening of employees and volunteers:

  • Detailed application forms
  • Comprehensive interview process
  • Reference checks
  • Criminal record checks
  • Members and program participants are required to abide by our Code of Conduct
  • Staff and Volunteers complete an extensive child abuse prevention training program
  • Staff and Volunteers are required to abide by our with Child Abuse Prevention Policies

See something, Say Something

It takes everyone’s help to stop the cycle of abuse. If you encounter what might appear to be an act of child abuse or neglect, we offer a confidential consultation hotline through Praesidium Child Abuse Prevention. You can share your concerns safely.  YMCA Staff are mandated to report any suspected child abuse.


FREE Trainings for Child Care Parents

Stewards of Children Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

The statistics are startling. Approximately twenty percent of ALL victims of sexual abuse are under age eight. One in five children are sexually solicited while on the internet.  Thirty to forty percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members. There are an estimated 39 million survivors of sexual abuse living in the U.S. today.

But there’s good news too. The Community YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light, a nationally acclaimed non-profit, to bring its award winning prevention program, Stewards of Children to Delaware County, Pa.  Stewards of Children is a two hour workshop designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.  Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility.

There are specific trainings open to the public, and can be of specific interest to youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, teachers, schools, faith centers, and other service organizations. The trainings facilitate discussion about the incidence and consequence of abuse and presents information about child protection policies and mandates. Continuing education credits for professionals in various fields can be obtained through this training.

Call 610.557.YMCA (9622) to register for the next training date.

Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED  for Infants, Children and Adults

American Red Cross and American Heart Association CPR/AED classes take just a few hours, but can help you save a life when every moment counts. With CPR/AED classes for Good Samaritans, parents, teachers, grandparents, and  office staff, we can help you learn how, and when, to provide care for someone experiencing an emergency situation.

Call 610.557.YMCA (9622) to register for the next training.


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