June 6, 2016 – August 19, 2016*
Located in York County, PA, Camp Spirit sits amidst 14 beautifully wooded acres which holds two lodges, volleyball and basketball courts, a swimming pool and sports field. Camp Spirit is conveniently located at 505 Jerusalem School Road (off of N. Sherman Street), just south of Mount Wolf.
We host a wide variety of programming that includes archery, special events, theme days, etc. Well trained staff provides a safe environment to enhance the core values of the YMCA: Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Campers ages 5-13 enjoy the summer with pool activities, arts & crafts, sports, games and much more. Five year olds must be exiting kindergarten or an all day program. A new LIT Program is available, by application only for ages 14-16!
*5 year old campers must be registered for Kindergarten and may start at Camp Spirit upon their 5th birthday or after.
We know parents have many choices when it comes to placing their children in summer activities.
We hope you will take a close look at Camp Spirit when considering options for your family.
For more information, download the 2016 Camp Spirit Brochure.
To register for Camp Spirit, please complete a registration form
and return it to any of the following YMCA branches: Dover, Eastern or York or contact D
oug Markel with questions.
*We want to get to know your campers before their first day of camp to better understand them, their learning processes and their social/emotional skills. In order to do that we are asking that you fill out our "Getting to Know You
" form. This form is confidential with the staff and will help us aid your camper in having a successful summer.
Your child will have a wide variety of activities to participate in on a daily basis. We will swim, play group games like volleyball and soccer, create beautiful pieces of art and have
team-building activities that strengthen the mind and bring campers closer together. We will also enjoy camp songs, devotionals, color wars, theme days and a camp carnival. Every Friday we will spend the afternoon at the Graham Aquatic Center after we spend the morning at a local park.
*NEW* Leaders In Training (LIT):
Camp Spirit is bringing back the LIT Program for campers ages 14-16. The LIT program is through an interview based program that will run in two week sessions. The LIT must hand in a completed to Doug Markel at the York Branch. The LITs will work on team building, program planning and will work with the Camp Counselors to learn leadership skills.
June 6th – August 19th*
We are pay-by-the-week camp. Do not feel pressured, although campers are welcome to join us for all 11 weeks of camp. Only pay for the weeks that camper is attending! *The week of August 15-August 19 is tentative due to school district scheduling.
Before and After Care Options:
Camp Spirit, 505 Jerusalem School Road, Mt. Wolf, PA 17347
Camp Spirit Drop off begins at 8:15am & pick up will begin at 4:15pm.
Before Care will be provided from 6:30 to 8:30 am.
After Care will be provided from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
*Before and after care at Camp Spirit is available at Camp Spirit from 7am to 5pm.
**A $15.00 late fee will be given for every 15 minutes late picking up your child.
Financial assistance is available for families who qualify; please allow up to two weeks for processing
We pride ourselves on hiring staff that make the camp experience one which will last a lifetime! All counselors bring the commitment, creativity and leadership that are required to make this a special summer for your camper! Please find below credentials all staff are required to have upon employment:
• Previous experience working with children
• First Aid, CPR & AED Certification for Adult, Child & Infant
• Extensive Background Check-FBI Fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance & PA State Background Check
• Recognition of Child Abuse Training
For more information on Camp Spirit or to register, please contact any of the following YMCA branches: Dover (717-292-5622), Eastern (717-755-7144) or York (717-843-7884 ext. 260).