2023 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 2023? 

We offer traditional day camp at eight locations across Chester County. Our traditional day camps offer our best combination of fun and affordability.

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 out what we've got planned this summer!

Special Events - Rotating Across All Traditional Camps

(Dates and times vary by location)
  • Spaghetti Magician
  • Wacky Science
  • Laser Light Show
  • BGreat Show
  • DJ Triple B
  • Game Truck
  • Harlem Wizards
  • Planetarium
  • BMX Show
Harlem Wizards visit Camp Jennersville











    Weekly Themes - Offered at All Traditional Camps

    • Week 1 | Jun 19 - 23: 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 2 | Jun 26 - 30: 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 ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.
    • Week 3 | Jul 3 - 7: Digital Universe - Gear up and get ready to enter the digital universe! During this immersive week, campers will participate in screen-free live-action versions of their favorite video games. Experience the excitement of esports – along with the camaraderie of camp.
    • Week 4 | Jul 10 - 14: Holiday Around the World - We’re transporting campers through the seasons as we celebrate some of our favorite holidays. Get ready for lots of festive feelings – mashed up in one exciting week of fun!
    • Week 5 | Jul 17 - 21: 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 6 | Jul 24 - 28: 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 7 | Jul 31 - Aug 4: Go For the Gold - 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 7 - 11: Disney Week - 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 9 | Aug 14 - 18: Road Trippin’ - We’re ready to get on the road again! Campers will enjoy a road trip fueled by imagination and creativity. We’ll ‘visit’ some of the best tourist attractions in the United States without ever asking, “Are we there yet?”.
    • Week 10 | Aug 21 - 25: Camp Rewind - Every camper has a favorite memory from camp. During Camp Rewind, we’ll revisit favorite themes from the summer. Every day will represent a different theme!
    Category: Summer Camp