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When school's out, the Y is there to keep kids safe and engaged in fun, healthy activities to let working moms and dads rest easy. Y Holiday Camp engages kids in healthy physical activity and fosters positive social interactions. Each program offers the highest quality instruction and supervision, provided by trained and qualified staff members.

Upcoming Holiday Camp Dates:
Monday, December 22-24, Friday December 26
Monday, December 29-31, Friday January 2

*9:00am-1:00pm December 24 and December 31
Ages 5-12
$25 Member/$30 Non-Member
Current Afterschool participants: $15 Activity Fee
For more information or to register contact Kimberly Bronson 570-970-5053.


  • Begins August 25, 2014
  • Children Ages 5-12
  • Monday-Friday; Before Care available at 6:30am; After Care runs 3:00-6:00pm
  • Parent pick-up 6:00pm
  • Swim 2 days a week
  • Field trips once or twice a month
  • Holiday camps, half days and snow days included*
  • Cost: $75 week
  • $50 part-time week (3 days or less)

Transportation is available from the following schools: Kistler Elementary, St. Nick/St. Mary School, Dana Street Elementary, Solomon Plains Elementary, Dan Flood Elementary, Third Avenue Elementary, Chester Elementary
Children will need swimsuit, towel, and play clothes.

Coordinated child care accepted and Scholarships are available upon request. Keystone Star 2 and DPW licensed facility.
Call the YMCA for more information, 570-823-2191
*Please note: No transportation provided on snow days or during holiday camps)


The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA is now offering FREE tutoring for children on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00pm-7:00pm from September through May. This service is provided by students from Wilkes University. Call 570-970-5041 for more information.

Types of Parties:

Pool: Water fun! Lifeguard always on duty!
Gym: School aged children have their choice of basketball, soccer, dodge ball, kickball, t-ball, floor hockey, or our sports wall. Pre-school children will participate in traditional games such as duck duck goose, musical chairs, and red light green light.
Zumba: High energy fitness classes packed with kid-friendly choreographed routines and all the music kids love!
Scuba: A party package including an hour in the pool with a certified scuba diving instructor and an hour in the party room.
Dance: Music, activities, games specialized dance instruction for all children and a gift for the birthday child. Activities and games include obstacle course, dance circles, freeze dance, Simon says and many more. Beginner tumbling is also available by request.

Learn more about
Birthday Parties at the Y!