Day Camp

Give your Kids the Best Summer Ever

YMCA Camp Kresge's Day Camp and Teen Adventure Camp.  Where kids find Friendship, Accomplishment and Belonging.

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Registration for our 2017 Day Camp and Teen Adventure Camp is now open!

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2018 Day Camp/TAC Bus Routes

2018 Summer Day Camp and Teen Adventure Camp Dates and Fees:
Day Camp Fees: Y Member TBD/week; Non Member TBD/Week
Teen Adventure Camp Fees: Y Member TBD/week; Non Member TBD/week
2018 Dates:
Week 1: June 11-15, 2018
Week 2: June 18-22, 2018
Week 3: June 25-29, 2018
Week 4: July 2-3, 5-6, 2018 (No camp program on July 4th)*
Week 5: July 9-13, 2018
Week 6: July 16-20, 2018
Week 7: July 23-27, 2018
Week 8: July 30-August 3, 2018 (Field trips Thursday and Friday)
Week 9: August 6-10, 2018 (Trip Week)**
Week 10: August 13-17,2018
Week 11: August 20-24, 2018

* Week 4 - week of 4th of July, fees: Y Members TBD; Non Members TBD
* Week 4 Teen Adventure Camp - week of 4th of July, fees: Y Members TBD; Non Members TBD
**Week 9 - Trip Week: Campers will be going on a field trip every day this week and will not be on property at camp this week, fees: Y Members TBD; Non Members TBD

Financial Assistance Application Please complete and return to YMCA Camping Services, Attn: Financial Assistance, 382 Camp Kresge Lane, White Haven, PA 18661

Financial Assistance Application

General Information

YMCA Camp Kresge offers a great day camp program Teen Adventure Day Camp program. Our 1,100 acre camp property sits on the banks of the beautiful Beaver Lake. Campers and staff are bused from the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, the Pittston YMCA as well as  locations throughout Mountain Top, and the Back Mountain area. 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.

Registrations are received on a first come-first served basis. Full payment is due one week prior to the first day of the session, and only full-week registrations are accepted. Payments may be made online through our online management system, directly to the Day Camp Program Director or at the front desk of the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. The fee* for camp includes: transportation to and from camp, before and after care at the YMCA and Camp, field trips, programs and lunch.
*Financial Aid is available through our financial assistance application process.

Camp Hours

The YMCA Day Camp will offer before care from 7:00-8:30 am at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA. After Care hours at the YMCA will be offered from 4:30-5:30 pm. The camp will run from 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Monday-Friday. During the 6 weeks of traditional overnight camp, the day campers will have an opportunity to stay overnight (for a small fee) in a cabin on Wednesdays of that week and will return home at the end of the following day. More information on these overnight opportunities will be available at the beginning of the summer.

Day Camp Activities

Campers who attend day camp at YMCA Camp Kresge have an opportunity participate in a variety of age appropriate programs throughout their time at camp. 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! Rainy day activities are held at YMCA Camp Kresge indoors with an outside flare.

Teen Adventure Camp (TAC) Activities

Teens who attend the TAC program at YMCA Camp Kresge have an opportunity participate in a variety of age appropriate programs throughout their time at camp. Programs include: Team Building, High Ropes, Sailing, Hiking, Weekly Overnight Trips Rainy day activities are held at YMCA Camp Kresge indoors with an outside flare.

 


 

Camp Testimonies:

" 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."
~Kim S.

" 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.