Day Camps: Give your Kids the Best Summer Ever!
YMCA Camp Kresge's Day Camp and Teen Adventure Camp: Where kids find Friendship, Accomplishment and Belonging.
Different programs are available for kids between the ages of 6 and 16. Age-appropriate activities focus on team building and offer something for everyone. Activities range from archery and arts and crafts, to court sports, dance, hikes and photography.
Camp Kresge is just a short drive from Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, in White Haven , PA. Campers and staff are bussed from the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and Greater Pittston Area, as well as locations throughout Mountain Top and Back Mountain.
You do not have to be a member of the Wilkes-Barre YMCA to attend our day camps. Simply fill out the registration form and send it back to us, register online, or give us a call at 570-443-2267.
At the YMCA, we want everyone to be able to attend day camp, regardless of an ability to pay. Financial assistance is available.
To learn more about our Day Camp Programs, please click the links below:
Registration & Financial Assistance
Day Camp for 6-12 year olds
Teen Adventure Camp for 13-16 year olds
Day Camp Activities
Day Camp Goals & Objectives
2019 Day Camp and Teen Adventure Camp Forms:
2019 Day Camp and Teen Adventure Camp Dates:
Week 1: June 10-14, 2019
Week 2: June 17-21, 2019
Week 3: June 24-28, 2019
Week 4: July 1-3, 5, 2019 (No camp program on July 4th)
Week 5: July 8-12, 2019
Week 6: July 15-19, 2019
Week 7: July 22-26, 2019
Week 8: July 29-August 2, 2019 (Field trips Thursday and Friday)
Week 9: August 5-9, 2019 (Trip Week)*
Week 10: August 12-16, 2019
*Week 9 - Trip Week: Campers will be going on a field trip every day this week and will not be on camp property. Trips will be announced at a later date, and typically include bowling, skating, state parks, swimming pools and Knoebels Amusement Grove.
How to Register:
Online: Click the red "Register for Camp" button to the right.
Phone: Please call 570-443-2267. Have payment information available.
By Mail/Email: Print and fill out the 2019 Day Camp or TAC Registration Forms and return to:
YMCA Camp Kresge
ATTN: Day Camp
382 Camp Kresge Ln
White Haven PA 18661
Email: email@example.com Subject: Day Camp Registration
Registrations are received on a first come-first served basis. A $30 deposit per week is required the time of registration. Full payment is due one week prior to the first day of the session. Payments may be made online, over the phone or at the front desk of the YMCA. The fee for camp is all inclusive, including transportation to and from camp, before and after care, field trips, programs and a lunch.
Sessions are 5 days long and will not be prorated. (Except for week 4, which is prorated for July 4th) Once a camper is registered, a Parent Handbook and link to CampDoc (our online health software) will be emailed to the primary email on your account.
In need of financial assistance? Click the purple circle below to download the application. Please complete and return to:
YMCA Camp Kresge
Attn: Financial Assistance
382 Camp Kresge Lane,
White Haven, PA 18661
Financial Assistance Applications will only be accepted with a fully complete application packet, registration form and deposit. (The deposit will be returned if you do not accept our assistance offer.) If you cannot afford a full deposit, please contact the camp office at 570-443-2267.
Looking for the best summer ever in the Greater Wilkes-Barre area? Look no further! Campers who attend day camp at YMCA Camp Kresge have an opportunity to participate in a variety of age appropriate programs throughout their time at camp, developing skills that each camper will carry with them throughout their lifetime. Programs include: Swimming (in the lake), playing on the inflatable Aqua Park (also in the lake), boating (canoes, paddle boats, and sit-on-top kayaks), archery, arts and crafts, nature, team building, climbing tower, hikes and so much more!
Our 1,100 acre camp property sits on the banks of the beautiful Beaver Lake. Campers and staff are bussed from the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA and Greater Pittston Area, as well as locations throughout Mountain Top and Back Mountain. This program is designed for campers ages 6-12 with a variety of age-appropriate programs to fill a camper's day with excitement and adventure. Campers must have completed kindergarten to register.
|Bobcats/Coyotes||6,7 & 8 years old|
|Eagles/Hawks||9 & 10 years old|
|Snappers||11-12 years old|
|Teen Adventure Camp (TAC)||13-16 years old|
YMCA Camp Kresge’s Day Camp and TAC run from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Before care runs from 7:30-8:15 am at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. After care hours at the YMCA will be offered from 4:30-5:30 pm.
YMCA Camp Kresge’s Teen Adventure Camp is a day camp program for teens age 13-16 who are looking for a day program filled with adventure, service learning and leadership development.
Each week, our TAC Campers will go on two trips, one to a local community service organization, and another to a high adventure activity. Example adventure trips include paintball, white water rafting, escape rooms, and Dorney Park. Service trips include CEO’s Food Bank, The Ronald McDonald House and animal shelters.
While in camp, TAC Campers will participate in leadership opportunities, along with traditional camp programming. Activities include camp-wide games, high ropes, mountain biking, riflery, paddleboards, assisting in leading activities, shadowing counselors and more.
YMCA Camp Kresge’s Day Camp and TAC run from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Before care runs from 7:30-8:10 am at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. After care hours at the YMCA will be offered from 4:30-5:30 pm.
Campers who attend day camp or TAC at YMCA Camp Kresge have an opportunity participate in a variety of age appropriate programs throughout their time at camp. Programs include:
- Arts & Crafts
- Climbing Tower
- Court Sports
- Digglers (Mountain Scooters)*
- Field Sports
- Field Trips to State Parks
- Group Games
- High Ropes*
- Low Ropes
- Mountain Bikes*
- Mountain Bikes*
- Zip Line*
*Age restricted activities
Camp continues on in the rain, with rainy day activities provided indoors. Please pack your child with weather appropriate clothing in case of rain.
"I wanted to thank YMCA Camp Kresge for the recent week my children enjoyed. Counselors, food service, maintenance and program directors were kind and enthusiastic. Witnessing children arrive emotionally burdened with daily life blossom into children that are care-free even for just a week or two is such a gift to them. Please share with all the staff that their effort each day makes such a difference in the lives of the youth at camp."
"Both of my kids are having such a great time every summer. We plan to return again next year." ~ Thanh Thuy N.
"My daughter loves camp and had made lots of good friends!" ~Jill F.
"I couldn't believe the difference in my son from last summer. He has never been kept busy in any other summer camp resulting in him acting up. He is very active and really enjoyed going to camp everyday. I am amazed and will recommend the program to anyone." ~Dorothy L.
"My son has attended camp for four years. This is my daughter's sixth year. I send them because I believe they need the structure and consistency Camp Kresge has to offer. A staff who wants everyone to achieve their goals and have a positive experience is the reason my children keep coming back to Camp Kresge and will continue to come in the future..." ~Tracie C.
"My son absolutely loves camp and looks forward to returning...He loves getting to spend the summer outside with other kids and experiencing so many different activities and learning along the way." ~ Janet W.