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 YMCA Camp UMLY at the Upper Main Line YMCA (UMLY) in Berwyn, PA. You'll find 54 acres of fun and camps designed to engage all ages from your curious preschooler to your independent teen.

Fun activities at Camp UMLY include daily swimming, gaga pit, pedal carts, canoeing and arts and crafts. Set alongside Natural Lands’ Cassatt Preserve, campers can enjoy the fresh air with nature trails, Darby Creek and pond along with sports fields and playgrounds.

Browse Upper Main Line YMCA Camps and Woodsy's Pals by Type: Teen Camps, Adaptive Camp (for those with developmental delays), Specialty Camps including Art, Animal Care and Woodworking, Theater Camps and Sports Camps. Don't forget about our Camp Add-Ons!

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

Make Summer Camp Registration Easy

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

PRO TIP: Choose a specialty half-day camp and then add Specialty Sidekick Camp to make it full-day care!

Enter to WIN When You Register for Summer Camp 

No need to manually enter, just register in the month listed below to receive discounts and be automatically entered.
The earlier you register to more you can win. Register in the month of:

February = Receive Early Bird Pricing, Be Entered to Win a Free Week of Camp AND a Camp Swag Bag

March = Be Entered to Win a Free Week of Camp AND a Camp Swag Bag

April = Be Entered to Win a Free Swag Bag

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.

Upper Main Line YMCA Camp Planner (PDF)

Woodsy Pals Planner (PDF)

For more information, please contact our camp director,  Brandon Hoff 610-647-9622, ext. 2019 .
For any billing and registration questions, please contact our Summer Camp Admin 610-643-9622, ext. 2190 team!


Need to change or update your registration? 

Complete our registration change form. Complete the sibling discount request form if you have two or more children enrolling in the same week(s) of camp.

Learn More about the Summer Camp Process

All your YMCA summer camp questions answered. 
Learn more about what to bring to summer camp, what pick-up and drop-off procedures are like and more.

Change or update your registration by completing our registration change form.
Complete the sibling discount form if you have two or more children enrolling in the same week(s) of camp.


Learn More About the Upper Main Line YMCA Summer Camp

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

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.

Need questions answered? Reach out to our Camp UMLY team!

Janelle Brandberg 610-647-9622, ext. 2039 , Senior Director of Youth Programs

Brandon Hoff 610-647-9622, ext. 2019 , Camp Director (Woodsy Pals, Explorers, Pathfinders, Trailblazers, Rangers)

Michelle Lampley 610-647-9622, ext. 2013 , Nature & STEM Camps

Claire Jones 610-647-9622, ext. 2003 , Dance & Tumbling Camps

Samantha Stewart 610-647-9622, ext. 2014 , Theater & Arts Camps

Brian McGhee 610-647-9622, ext. 2024 , Tennis Camps

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