YMCA of Greater Erie


By choosing Y Summer Day Camp, you’re choosing more than a summer day care service.  Y camps are high-quality, affordable and convenient all summer long.  The Y’s wide menu of summer play and learning activities through camp give kids a chance to have fun while building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Choose from traditional Day Camp, Kindergarten Readiness Camp or week-long themed camps

Don't Wait!

Sign up before May 15th for a chance to WIN!

Early Bird Registration earns you a chance to win a Waldameer Family 4 Pack or Family Plus Erie Zoo pass!
Complete registrations must be received by May 15 for eligibility.

What Parents Are Saying

“During the summer, my children get to experience places I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to take them such as the Drake Well Museum, Claytopia, the Tom Ridge Environmental Center and bowling.”

– Erika Fischer

“Our children loved the weekly field trips, where they were excited to experience culture, recreation and diversity in the real world rather than on a screen. They were getting plenty of exercise and building healthy habits without even realizing it.”

– Melissa Sinicki

“Camp is great for their confidence.  The variety of field trips broaden their knowledge. Their social skills have improved as well.”

– Schelly Reitsma

“Our 13-year old son started at Camp in first grade. Because of the awesome teaching staff, we have watched him develop into such a responsible and well-behaved young man.”

– Doris Schiller

Program Offerings

KINDGARTEN READINESS CAMP (entering Kindergarten)

This program is an introduction to the basic social and academic skills needed for a successful transition to Kindergarten. This program will be offered in June only at Eastside Family Y and at the Downtown Y. For more information on this exciting new camp and to receive an application, please contact Jeannine Bello at 814-452-1432 ext. 245.

Y KINDERCAMP (Pre-K & Kindergarten)

Y KinderCamp offers kids the opportunity to participate in the fun and adventure of Summer Day Camp for the first time, all in a character-building camp setting of FUN! Lunch and camper T-shirt included.

Y DAY CAMPS (entering Grades 1-6)

Children spend time indoors and outdoors as experienced staff lead campers in a wide variety of activities each day, including nature, water fun, games, weekly off-site field trips, sports, instructional/recreational swimming, arts & crafts, and new friendships. In addition, the Y incorporates healthy living into the day’s offerings. Children participate in playful activities which teach basic knowledge on how to include proper nutrition, exercise and positive self image into their daily lives. Lunch and camper T-shirt included.


Thematic camps give children a chance to explore new and exciting adventures.  Themes include cooking, photography, soccer, dinosaurs, wizards/knights/jedis, superheroes, mad science/grossology and creative camps. Location: Eastside Family Y or Harborcreek Township Building. Camp registration through Eastside Y.

Earn your camper chances to win a WALDAMEER FAMILY 4 PACK OR A FAMILY PLUS ERIE ZOO MEMBERSHIP just for complete enrollment by May 15, 2018.

Once your enrollment paperwork is complete, we’ll enter your camper’s name for a random drawing; drawing to be held at each YMCA Summer Camp location.

We welcome you for a visit anytime to meet our staff and learn more about our Camp.


Financial assistance is available for working families needing help to pay for camp through Pennsylvania’s Child Care Information Services.  If you qualify, CCIS assistance can be applied for Summer Camp.  Call (814) 452-6580.  It is the policy of the Y that no person be denied membership or program participation by reason of inability to pay fees.  Funds made available for scholarships are provided by the Y’s annual fund, which was generously donated by staff, members and the community.

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