2024 Summer Camp Themes

Kids at the Octorara YMCA Summer Camp dress up like Pirates for the week.

Are you ready for an amazing camp experience in 2024? 

We offer traditional day camp at eight locations across Chester County. Our traditional day camps offer our best combination of fun and affordability. We're also adding NEW specialty camps this year. Learn more

Each week throughout the summer, our camp staff keeps things fresh and exciting by planning camp activities around a central theme. PLUS - our team welcomes a different special event each week for our campers to enjoy. Check back for those special in-house experiences in early Spring 2024 or sign up to receive email notifications.  


    Weekly Themes - Offered at All Traditional Camps

    • Week 1 | JUN 17 is Disney - Wish upon a star, travel under the sea, or take a magic carpet ride during Disney Week. Campers will explore the magical world of Disney through exciting stories, activities, and special guests throughout the week.
    • Week 2 | JUN 24 is Pirates - Prepare to set sail and raise the Jolly Roger as we take to the high seas in search of glory and hidden treasure. On this swashbuckling adventure, we’ll cross paths with buccaneers, sea creatures, and the scurviest scallywags around.
    • Week 3 | JUL 1 is Winter Wonderland - Winter Wonderland week at our camps is a magical escape from the heat of the season. Campers will enjoy a week filled with fun and snowy activities, crafts and games all centered around winter wonderland! From snowflake art projects to snowball fights, this week will be filled with wintery fun in the summer sun!
    • Week 4 | JUL 8 is Color Wars - Put on your game face, the war is on! Campers will be split up into teams and compete in a variety of challenges, contests, and games. Who will be crowned victorious in the Color War Cup?
    • Week 5 | JUL 15 is Superheroes & Sidekicks - Calling all superheroes! Grab your capes, shields, and masks and get ready to save camp from dastardly villains. And, we might just get to create a few superheroes of our own.
    • Week 6 | JUL 22 is Music Fest - Join us for a week filled with music and fun! Campers will have the opportunity to explore different genres of music, play instruments, and participate in fun musical activities. Our experienced staff will guide campers through a week of musical discovery and creativity. Don't miss out on this exciting week of musical adventure!
    • Week 7 | JUL 29 is Y-Lympics - Cue the fanfare as our ‘athletes’ prepare to go for the Gold! Campers will enjoy a spirited competition while experiencing games and sports from around the world.
    • Week 8 | AUG 5 is Animal Kingdom - Lions, and Tigers and Bears Oh MY! Campers will explore the amazing world of animals through week-long activities. From learning about exotic creatures to getting up close and personal with local wildlife. This week is sure to be a roaring good time!
    • Week 9 | AUG 12 is Game Show - This week is sure to be action-packed! Campers will compete in a variety of fun and challenging games, trivia, and physical challenges! It’s a week full of excitement, teamwork and friendly competition. Don’t miss out on the ultimate game show experience this summer!
    • Week 10 | AUG 19 is Retro: Battle of the Decades - Get ready to travel back in time! Campers will bring back styles from our favorite decades as we throwback to the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
    Category: Summer Camp