Why Summer Camp? Y Summer Camp!

Kids and counselors smile at the Upper Main Line YMCA during summer camp in Chester County, Pa

Considering your summer camp options in Chester County? YMCA camps offer fun, adventure and friendships for kids ages 3-15.

Campers and caregivers love that YMCA Summer Camp is convenient, affordable, welcoming, fun, safe, expansive and mission-driven!

  • CONVENIENT Locations and Hours
    With eight locations across Chester County, YMCA day camps are conveniently located near YOU! From Berwyn to Atglen and everywhere in between, our camp staff is waiting to welcome your child starting at 9:00 AM each day.

    Need more flexibility? We have drop-off options that begin as early as 7:00 AM and pick-up as late as 6:00 PM. Our timing is flexible to meet your needs!
  • AFFORDABLE Pricing
    While weekly pricing varies by location and camp type, all YMCA camps are affordable - with an unbeatable price for extended care. Each week of camp includes loads of camp fun during our core hours from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM AND an extra two hours of extended care from 4:00 - 6:00 PM. If you are looking for an early drop-off, Y camps offer early morning SPARK time from 7:00 - 9:00 AM for an additional $25 per week.

    Looking for more ways to save? We offer a 10% sibling discount to registered campers who live in the same household - and financial assistance to those who need it. Learn more about how to save on Y camps.
    Part of the YMCA mission is to be inclusive and welcoming - and our Summer Camp staff embodies our mission! This caring and energetic team shares their passion and talents with campers each day. And our low camper to counselor ratio allows camp staff to engaged with your camper to ensure a summer of fun for all!
  • FUN Themes and Activities
    YMCA camp staff create weekly themes to engage your camper's imagination and to keep things fresh each week. Add in our long list of fun activities such as pools, inflatables, pedal carts, archery tag, gaga pits, playgrounds and more - and your camper will be begging to go back to camp each morning!
  • SAFE Environment
    As the largest provider of childcare in Chester County, YMCA of Greater Brandywine staff care for more than 5,000 children each year. And safety is our top priority. All YMCA staff complete extensive trainings and certifications - including CPR and First Aid. Our lifeguards are Ellis certified - which is an industry leading certification program.
  • EXPANSIVE campuses and amenities
    While each of our eight campuses are unique, all locations offer acres of amenities for your camper to enjoy. With plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces, YMCA camps bring fun and excitement – rain or shine! Your camper will love our gaga pits, large open fields, outdoor pools, air-conditioned gyms and much more!
    At the YMCA, we're all about creating and strengthening community, developing youth and teaching social responsibility. Our values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are instilled in our camp counselors and modeled daily for your camper. Our staff is dedicated to helping campers develop socially and emotionally - and will ensure that YMCA camp is a caring community and a shining example of youth development.



Category: Summer Camp