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 Chestnut at the Oscar Lasko YMCA in West Chester, PA and Church Farm School in Exton, Pa. You'll find camps designed to engage all ages from your curious preschooler to your independent teen.

Fun activities at Camp Chestnut include gaga pit, inflatables, archery tag and arts and crafts. 

Our Traditional Camps will be traveling this year, so make sure to check out the details in our FAQ section below.


Register for Camp Early to Receive the Best Deal

If you register for summer camp during one of the months below, you could win big.
The earlier you register, the more chances you have to win prizes!

February - Early Bird Pricing Discounts

March - Entered to Win a Free Week 

April - Enter to Win a Camp Giveaway Basket

May - Entered to Win a $100 Program Credit
 

Register in May and be entered to win a $100 program credit. 

 

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 Chestnut at the Oscar Lasko 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 To Register

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

Download a Camp Planner   Register
 

For more information, please contact our camp director Taylor Kassel at tkassel@ymcagbw.org or 610-696-9622, ext 2823.

 

More about Summer Camps at the Oscar Lasko YMCA

Travel Information for Traditional Camp

This year, our traditional camps will be traveling to Church Farm School, located at 1 Shreiner Way, Exton, PA 19341. Drop off, pick up and before and after care will remain at Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center.

Traditional Camps

  • From Monday to Thursday, campers will be transported by bus to Church Farm School and be there from 9 AM - 3 PM.
  • Traditional Camps will stay at the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center on Fridays. 

Gymnastics and Esports Camps

  • Our gymnastics and esports camps will remain at the Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center during the week. 

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.