Lasting Memories, New Experiences, Best Friends, YMCA Camp!

From sports and swimming to arts and teen leadership, your child will discover a summer of exploration and fun at Camp Octorara at the Octorara YMCA Program Center. You'll find camps designed to engage all ages from your curious preschooler to your independent teen.

Fun activities at Camp Octorara include Friday swimming, gaga pit, playgrounds and arts and crafts. 

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

Summer Camp Registration is Here!

Let our Camp Finder help you explore the wide variety of camps at Camp Octorara at the Octorara YMCA.

All campers participate in weekly activities including daily swimming time, arts and crafts, field games and sports, nature or environmental education, character development and team building, community service and more.

It's Easy

Let our Octorara YMCA Camp Planner help you map out a summer of fun for the whole family. 

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For more information, please contact our camp director,  Janet Kabakjian 610-593-9622, ext. 2701 .

More about Camps at the Octorara YMCA

Ways to Save on Summer Camp

There are a number of ways that you can save on your YMCA camp enrollment. 

  • Use the sibling discount

  • Become a YMCA member

  • Enjoy PM spark time

  • Use a Dependent Care FSA account

  • Apply for income-based membership or financial assistance

  • Register early

Learn more about ways to save on summer camp.

Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Camp

Have questions about our Health and Safety policy or summer camp registration? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about summer camp to learn more. 

What kind of activities do kids do at Summer Camp?

The camp programs include but are not limited to: gym and field games, sports, drama, swimming, arts & crafts, cooking, music, outdoor living, science and nature, STEM, academic enrichment activities.

Learn more about daily camp activities.

Camp curriculum and YMCA Core Values

What makes YMCA camps better than others in our community? Other than the fact that the YMCA of Greater Brandywine camps are for everyone, each camp finds ways to incorporate the Y’s core values of caring (red), honesty (blue), respect (yellow) and responsibility (green) into each day.

Learn more about YMCA core values.

Weekly Summer Camp Themes

Are you ready for an amazing camp experience? 

Weekly themes help keep camp exciting and fun. Each week throughout the summer, campers will enjoy special activities and adventures correlating to the theme.

View camp theme descriptions.

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