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Carlisle Family YMCA

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Carlisle Family YMCA

311 S. West St., Carlisle, PA 17013

717 243 2525 x 208

All Summer Camp Information


YOUTH ADVENTURE DAY CAMP (YADC) – ages 5-8

YADC is designed to provide peace of mind to working parents while giving kids a chance to have a fun summer. YADC campers spend the majority of their time at the Y, enjoying the fun-filled benefits of the Y facility, pool and grounds. The campers also walk to local parks, Bosler Memorial Library and other local attractions. Each week will have fun-filled themes and activities, as well as a field trip. Small groups are led by a counselor, and the groups are constantly rotating through sessions and group games including: arts & crafts, swimming, cooking, large group games, dance & drama, reading & math and much more! Our weekly service projects are aimed at teaching the kids morals and life skills to help them develop into purposeful young adults.

Ages: 5-8 years old

Member Fee: $118 / week

Non-Member Fee: $152 / week

Location: Carlisle Family YMCA

Sessions: 9 weeks of camp June 12 - Aug. 18, 2017 (no camp July 3-7)

Schedule: Drop off: 7-8:30am; Pick up: 4:30-5:30pm

Link to Camp Information

Contact: Courtney Crowl, Day Camps Director, at ccrowl@carlislefamilyymca.org or 717 243 2525 ext 227


NEW FRONTIERS DAY CAMP – ages 9-12

Day campers will travel from the Y each day by bus to our 100-acre Y’s Men and Women’s Club farm, located about 10 minutes from the Y. The natural beauty of this site is a perfect location to explore environmental and outdoor education and activities. This year we will be separating the summer into three, three-week sessions:

1st three weeks – “Things That Fly,” including archery arrows, sling shots, fishing rods, NERF® guns, catapults, arts & crafts and more

2nd three weeks – “Creek, Pond, Lake,” including activities around the water, canoeing, kayaking, rock panning, creek walks, frog races and more

3rd three weeks – “Sports, Lawn Games, Recreational Activities,” including biking, scavenger hunts, zorb soccer, inflatable and more.

Ages: 9-12 years old

Member Fee: $147 / week

Non-Member Fee: $182 / week

Location: New Frontiers Day Camp

Sessions: 9 weeks of camp June 12 - Aug. 18, 2017 (no camp July 3-7)

Schedule: Drop off: 7-8:30am; Pick up: 4:30-5:30pm

Link to Camp Information

Contact: Courtney Crowl, Day Camps Director, at ccrowl@carlislefamilyymca.org or 717 243 2525 ext 227


CAMP THOMPSON DAY CAMP – ages 5-14

If your day camper is looking for a little adventure this summer, we invite you to Camp Thompson for a one-of-a-kind, once-a-summer day camp experience! Camp Thompson has been a Y camping tradition for almost a century and is located between Laurel and Fuller lakes along the historic Appalachian Trail. Our facilities include a modern bath house, a wellness center with an on-site health care provider, dining hall, pavilion, volleyball court, two high ropes courses, paint ball course and much more. With all this and more, Camp Thompson is the perfect place for your camper to make new friends and explore all Y camping has to offer. Join us for one special week of day camp at Camp Thompson! This camp fills very quickly! Campers will enjoy all of these activities and more: arts & crafts, swimming, low ropes initiative park, outdoor living skills, sports, tubing, canoeing, nature, archery and large group games.

Ages: 5-14 years old

Member Fee: $147

Non-Member Fee: $182

Location: Camp Thompson

Session: July 3-7, 2017 (no camp on July 4)

Schedule: Drop off: 7-8:30am; Pick up: 4:30-5:30pm

Link to Camp Information

Contact: Brittany Rose, Camping Services Director, at brose@carlislefamilyymca.org or 717 243 2525 ext 208


CAMP THOMPSON AFTER DARK – ages 5-14

Camp Thompson After Dark is designed for our day campers to experience Camp Thompson Resident Camp for one special night! The unique overnight experience will give campers a chance to venture out and try new things at Camp Thompson after dark! Campers will have the chance to participate in many fun and engaging activities that are a part of Camp Thompson Resident Camp programming, like s’mores, Color Wars, polar bearing, Key Log rolling and much more! Pack your bag and get ready for some fun with Camp Thompson After Dark! Space is limited for this program so register early! Campers will be dropped off and picked up at the Carlisle Family YMCA within normal Camp Thompson Day Camp hours.

*This program is only for campers enrolled in Camp Thompson Day Camp.

Ages: 5-14 years old

Member Fee: additional $30

Non-Member Fee: additional $30

Location: Camp Thompson

Session: July 6-7, 2017

Link to Camp Information

Contact: Brittany Rose, Camping Services Director, at brose@carlislefamilyymca.org or 717 243 2525 ext 208


CAMP THOMPSON RESIDENT CAMP – ages 7-14

The Camp Thompson program is an authentic 7-day resident camp experience with almost a century of tradition. Each week campers will live in a cabin with their peers to enjoy their summer camp adventure. During their stay your camper will get the chance to experience each activity* listed below while also competing in Color Wars, taking a run on the zip line* or just enjoying some cabin time at the lake with their new friends. Our programs are built on diversity, innovation and creativity to ensure that each week is a new adventure for both new and returning campers. So come make a memory with us this summer!

Camp Thompson Activities*: Archery Tag, Blow Dart Guns, Paddleboards, Key Log, Arts & Crafts, Low Ropes Initiative Park, Swimming, Outdoor Living Skills, Sling Shots, Hiking, Canoeing, Nature, Archery, Large Group Games, Alpine Tower (age 9+), Tubing, Guitar, Kayaking, Mountain Boarding, Paint Ball, Color Wars, Overnights, Canopy Tour, And Much More!

*Some activities are age restricted.

Ages: 7-14 years old

Member Fee: $309 / week

Non-Member Fee: $359 / week

Location: Camp Thompson

Sessions: July 9 – 15 | July 16 – 22 | July 23 – 29 | July 30 - August 5

Schedule: Drop off: 3-4pm on Sunday; Pick up: before 9am on Saturday

Link to Camp Information

Contact: Brittany Rose, Camping Services Director, at brose@carlislefamilyymca.org or 717 243 2525 ext 208


SPECIAL PROGRAM TO ENHANCE ADOLESCENT RESPONSIBILITY (SPEAR) – ages 13-14

NEW THIS YEAR! We are excited to introduce SPEAR, a specialty teen leadership program for ages 13-14. This new day camp features many activities and experiential learning opportunities for our young leaders. They will learn to communicate, interact with others, grow food for our local partners, volunteer and promote social development with local businesses and community partners. They also will create a positive impact while working with others their own age and developing positive characteristics of a young leader. Campers will complete a workbook and a speech at the end of their two-week session. They will share what they learned and the importance of being a positive role model and identify the type of leadership qualities they want to build on and then model to others. Space is limited to 12 campers per session. Sessions are two-week intervals and only run Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week. We will be swimming at the Y the first Friday of each session. We will take a half-day field trip on the second Monday of each session. Then on the second Friday of each session, campers will give their final speeches at North Middleton Park. The day will include a picnic lunch and water activities. Parents are invited to join us for the speeches at noon. Activities will include bike trips, photography, farm-to-table growing, canoeing, day hikes, etc. A packed lunch is needed each day and old clothes are preferred.

Ages: 13-14 years old

Member Fee: $185 / session

Non-Member Fee: $220 / session

Location: New Frontiers Day Camp

Sessions: June 12-23 | July 10-21 | July 24 - August 4 | August 7-18

Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | Drop off: 7-8:30am; Pick up: 4:30-5:30pm

Link to Camp Information

Contact: Courtney Crowl, Day Camps Director, at ccrowl@carlislefamilyymca.org or 717 243 2525 ext 227


MY FIRST OVERNIGHT – ages 5-8

My First Overnight is an exciting opportunity for parents who have an adventurous 5- to 8-year-old camper. This camp experience is geared towards helping our younger campers make the transition from day camps to resident camps. During the three-day camp experience there will be two staff available at all times for each group. The program will be focused on making the campers as comfortable and confident as possible while providing fun and interactive games and activities. During the week we will be taking the campers on a fun-filled tour of all Camp Thompson has to offer for their age group. Campers/Parents are encouraged to make phone calls to camp during their stay and visits are always welcome, with a call ahead.

Ages: 5-8 years old

Member Fee: $125

Non-Member Fee: $150

Location: Camp Thompson

Session: June 12-14, 2017

Schedule: Monday Drop off: 8-9am; Wednesday Pick up: 2-3pm

Link to Camp Information

Contact: Brittany Rose, Camping Services Director, at brose@carlislefamilyymca.org or 717 243 2525 ext 208


LEADERSHIP IN TRAINING (LIT) – ages 14-15

L.I.T. is an exciting and challenging program geared toward building the participants’ leadership skills while still in a supervised and structured environment. During the program participants will develop the following leadership components: time management, leading organized activities, service learning, public speaking and listening. These valuable tools are beneficial in more than the camp community; they will be useful in life as well. Working in small groups, teens will participate in team initiatives, leadership workshops, service projects and all camp activities. As part of the course participants will create, plan and implement a 2- to 3-day back-packing trip for themselves at the end of the their course. This is a 2-week residential program but just like the younger campers, participants go home in between sessions.

Ages: 14-15 years old

Member Fee: $426

Non-Member Fee: $497

Location: Camp Thompson

Session: July 9-22, 2017

Link to Camp Information

Contact: Brittany Rose, Camping Services Director, at brose@carlislefamilyymca.org or 717 243 2525 ext 208

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