Summer Day Camp

2018 State college Branch Registration Information

All registrations must be done in person at the YMCA. Parents are strongly encouraged to pick up and complete a registration packet prior to coming in to the YMCA on February 19, 2018. Packets will be available for pick up beginning January 15th. Forms are available at the Member Service Desk.  All campers are required to be YMCA members at the time of registration. (Membership information is available online at  All campers must have a completed health appraisal form on file by their first day of camp. A non-refundable deposit of $30.00 per week is required for registration.  Session balance must be paid by the Monday ONE WEEK PRIOR to the sessions attending, child(ren) not paid for will not be able to attend that week. A THREE WEEK NOTICE OF CANCELLATION MUST BE GIVEN TO RECEIVE CREDIT. Please note that the cancellation schedule is included in the parent handbook.





Explorers 5-8 $161
Trailblazers 9-12 $181
Tussey Mountain 8-12 $188

*Price is for regular hours only. Attendance during any time of EXTENDED HOURS is an additional $30 per week.


Activities include: swimming, sports, music, clubs, arts and crafts, outdoor play, and guest speakers. Each week features a special theme as well as a unique field trip. Trailblazers will go on an additional field trip each Friday.
Regular Hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Extended Hours: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM


This camp is for children who love the outdoors. The camp features fishing, hiking, swimming, sports, golf, clubs, and environmental studies. Each week features a theme and a field trip.
Regular Hours: 8:45 AM-4:00 PM
Extended Hours: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM

*All campers are to be at the YMCA by 8:45 AM. They will be transported to Tussey Mountain in a school bus and returned to the YMCA at 4:00 PM. (Times may vary on field trip days—check the weekly newsletter for details.)
*Camp Tussey Mountain will not run week 10, must register for Trailblazers.

Camp Field Trips

1 June 18 – June 22 Lincold Caverns
2 June 25 – June 29 DelGrosso’s Park
3 July 2- July 6 Whitaker Science Center *Tuesday, July 3rd
4 July 9 – July 13 Festival of Arts
5 July 16 – July 20 Slinky Action Zone
6 July 23 – July 27 DelGrossos
7 July 30 – August 3 Lake Tobias
8 August 6 – August 10 Bald Eagle State Park
9 August 13- August 17 Ag Progress Days *Thursday, August 16th
10 August 20 – August 24 Little League World Series *MONDAY, August 20th

Parent Night is June 7, 2018 at 6:30 PM.


Youth who are 13 and older can apply to be a LIT with the summer day camp. LITs assist camp counselors with all aspects of day camp. The program teaches counseling techniques, group dynamics, camp programming, and leadership skills.


Teens that have been a LIT at the State College Branch for 2 years have the option of applying to be a CIT. CITs assist in the supervision of LITs in addition to performing LIT duties.



Apply at the YMCA by April 9, 2018

Attend mandatory training
First Aid and CPR Certifications Required
Mandated Reporter Training
Darkness to Light Training
All LITs & CITs must be YMCA members.
Schedule will be based on number of applicants and availability.


There will be In-service Days in the break between school end and June 18.
All camps attend the listed field trips.
All field trips are on Wednesdays except weeks 3,9 & 10.
All campers will be provided breakfast (7:45a-8:15a) and lunch daily (every other Friday pizza is available for $1 a slice)
Trailblazers have an additional local field trip every Friday

Families in need of financial assistance are asked to apply for the Open Doors program by February 8th in order to register February 19, 2018.

Applications are available at the YMCA

Camp Registration Information

Registration begins February 19th at 7:00 AM.
NO phone or online registration.
A non-refundable deposit of $30 per week must accompany each session registration.
All campers must be YMCA members at the time of registration and while participating in camp.
YMCA Information Forms must be completed at the time of registration.
Completed health appraisal forms must be completed and on file at the YMCA by childs first week of camp.

Our goals are to provide working parents with a safe and convenient place for their children and to provide campers with supervised activities with their peers that are enjoyable and stimulating.
Through our programs we encourage each child to develop:

  • A sense of belonging.
  • The capacity to trust people and feel secure with others away from home.
  • A sensitivity to others and enjoyment of people.
  • A lively curiosity about the world.
  • Autonomy and independence.
  • A positive sense of oneself and a sense of control over one’s own behavior.
  • An ability to get along with others.
  • Physical skills of locomotion and coordination.
  • Responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respect for the feelings of others.
  • Honesty as the best policy.
  • A Caring nature toward others

Kayla Nardi
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