YMCA Summer Camps are the place to be! Every day, we had over 450 campers swim, play, run, make friends, sing, play sports, make crafts, go on field trips, socialize, hike, and be a kid. We know camp, kids, and how to make summer fun! The 10-weeks of camp are broken into five 2-week sessions. Please refer to the camp brochure for details or contact Senior Director for Youth, Teen & Family Marc Smith with any questions at 412-741-9622 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Important Preschool Camp Updates
We’re excited for another summer of camp and hope you and your children are, too. This summer, we are making some programmatic and logistical changes to our preschool camp that we want to bring to your attention.
State laws have evolved to require preschool camps to be state-licensed programs. As a result, we will be moving camps for children who have not yet completed Kindergarten off-site to Osborne Elementary School. This move will allow us to provide enough dedicated indoor square footage to meet the licensing requirements. But don’t worry! Camp will still include all of the things our preschoolers love – camp songs, outdoor play and exploration, swimming, field trips and awesome counselors! Any child who has already started kindergarten and above will be placed in the Y’s Youth Camp, which will be held at the Y campus and War Memorial Park.
Change is never easy, but we believe that moving the preschool camp offsite allows us to accommodate the large number of children in this age group. Otherwise, we would have to drastically reduce the number of spaces available or discontinue the preschool camp altogether. We know that many families count on the Y preschool camp in the summer months, and we love having a robust, loud and fun preschool camp. It wouldn’t be summer camp without our preschoolers!
Details of both the preschool camps and the youth camps are contained in this guide. Please note that licensing requirements for preschool camp will call for a bit more paperwork, but our staff will make sure you know which forms you will need to complete. Our Youth Camp enrollment will be the same as years past.
Fun Factory (Ages 3 & 4)
This is the perfect camp for kids who love to play. Kids will play at the Osborne Elementary playground as well as a wide variety of outdoor games, themes, songs and activities. Osborne Elementary is located at 1414 Beaver Road, Sewickley. Preschool camp will swim every Friday at the YMCA and will not offer a designated nap time.
Drop-off: Osborne Elementary playground
Pick-up: Osborne Elementary playground
Short Sports (Ages 3 & 4)
Campers will participate in all of the following sports each session: Short sports will teach soccer, gymnastics, hockey, basketball, and t-ball skills, drills and games for an hour each morning. A variety of sports are offered in a fun environment that teaches the basics of each sport on a beginner level. Osborne Elementary is located at 1414 Beaver Road, Sewickley. Preschool camp will swim every Friday at the YMCA and will not offer a designated nap time.
Drop-off: Osborne Elementary soccer field
Pick-up: Osborne Elementary soccer field