The YMCA of York and York County is proud to offer a variety of day-long summer camps to help your child learn, grow and achieve all summer long! From archery to art, from swimming to science, your child is sure to create many lasting friendships and memories this summer with the YMCA of York.
We believe that ALL people of all ages should have the opportunity to build a healthy spirit, mind and body, regardless of their income. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Camp Discovery – Southern Branch YMCA

Ages 5 - 12

Camp Discovery offers summer fun for school age children.  Activities include trips, science, swimming, sports, and more that provide lessons in healthy living.  A safe, nurturing, fun experience is provided by well-trained staff who impart the YMCA core values of: faith, hope, love, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Learn More


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Camp Spirit

Ages 5 - 16

Camp Spirit is located on 14 acres of outdoor space. Campers participate in a wide variety of programming that includes swimming, archery, indoor gaga pit, amphitheater and an arts & crafts center. Campers enjoy the summer with sports, games, a rock climbing wall, lodges and more. Many activities are related to theme days. Each Friday, campers travel to a local park & to the Graham Aquatic Center for outdoor activities!  Contact Matt Cicchillo for more details.

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Leaders in Training – Camp Spirit

The Leaders In Training program is for children ages 14-16 years old. The LITs will embark on their leadership journey with the campers and staff of Camp Spirit. Each LIT will have a chance to lead in each program area with the 5-9 age groups. LITs will never be left alone with campers and will not be responsible for them, but they will be asked and expected to lead by example.

Registration Fee: $30/Child  $50/Family

Weekly Fee: $115 (Members) $140 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

Daily Fee: $30 (Members) $35 (Youth Membership/ Non-Members)

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5th-7th Grade

This summer program aims to prevent summer learning loss while getting fourth and fifth grade students excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).


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Y Readers

1st to 4th Grade

A reading program designed to help students improve their reading and writing skills and to address the achievement gap the nation faces.

The program runs for 7 weeks over the summer months. Students who participated in summer reading programs increases reading levels by 2.7 months. Y Readers are more confident and interested in their education than the average student. Participants receive educational tools, daily pool passes, and attend weekly educational field trips.

Program details will be announced at a later date. (3/16/2020)

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