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Experience Everything

June 14 to August 27

ymcagbw.org/camp

OSCAR LASKO YMCA AND CHILDCARE CENTER

AND WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA

UNDER THE SUN!

Oscar Lasko YMCA and Childcare Center:

1 E. Chestnut Street, West Chester, PA 19380

West Chester Area YMCA:

605 Airport Road, West Chester, PA 19380

HEALTH & SAFETY COME FIRST!

All YGBW camps follow the latest directives and recommendations provided

by the CDC, American Camping Association and the State of Pennsylvania.

Register by

February 28 for

EARLY BIRD

PRICING!

*Rates increase beginning March 1.

OPEN HOUSE

Come tour the camp site

and meet the staff!

Saturday, June 5

10 AM-Noon

SUMMER CAMP


Get Ready for Fun, Discovery and

ADVENTURE!

June 14 through August 27

Choose a camp adventure

your child will love!

DAY CAMPS

Camp Winnipeg at the

West Chester Area YMCA

and Camp Chestnut at the

Oscar Lasko YMCA

pages 4-5

PRESCHOOL CAMPS

page 6

TEEN CAMPS

page 6

DANCE CAMPS

page 7

SPORTS CAMPS

pages 8-9

PLAN YOUR SUMMER!

page 10

REGISTER FOR CAMP!

page 11

OSCAR LASKO YMCA

AND CHILDCARE CENTER

1 E. Chestnut Street

West Chester, PA 19380

610-696-9622

WEST CHESTER

AREA YMCA

605 Airport Road

West Chester, PA 19380

610-431-9622

The YMCA of Greater

Brandywine is an equal

opportunity provider.

All camps focus on the Y’s core values:

CARING HONESTY RESPECT RESPONSIBILITY

Visit

ymcagbw.org/camp

Register by February 28 for

EARLY BIRD PRICING!

2 WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA • 610-431-9622 OSCAR LASKO YMCA AND CHILDCARE CENTER • 610-696-9622


The YMCA is the

leading nonprofit

organization committed

to strengthening

community.

The YMCA offers

financial assistance

for camps.

Ask us for details.

Lasting Memories,

New Experiences, Best Friends

From sports and swimming to arts and teen leadership, your

child will discover a summer of exploration, develop new

friendships and learn new skills. You’ll find camps designed

to engage all ages from your curious preschooler to your

independent teen.

BEFORE & AFTER

CAMP TIME

Have to get to work early or stuck at

work and need the safety of a great

environment?

Extended time is available for your

child at NO ADDITIONAL COST from

7-9 am and 4-6 pm. The Y’s Before

and After Camp Time provides a

range of activities to keep your child

safe, active and having fun.

SWIMMING

Campers enjoy a recreational

swim period each day at the West

Chester Area YMCA, weather

permitting. Trained Y lifeguards

conduct swim tests for all campers

prior to swimming each Monday.

Transportation is provided from

the Oscar Lasko YMCA.

ADD-ON

SWIM LESSONS

Those attending camp at West Chester

Area YMCA Camp Winnipeg can

register for swim lessons after camp

time. Lessons are offered for red and

yellow band swimmers and are aimed

helping them achieve their green swim

band. $30/member per week

$40/non-member per week

WHAT TO BRING

TO CAMP

• Lunch, nut free (for full-day campers)

• Snack

• Water bottle

• Bathing suit and towel

• Sneakers and socks

• Sunscreen

• Appropriate attire for camp

• Face masks must be worn at camp

FAMILY EVENTS

OSCAR LASKO YMCA:

Camp Kickoff: June 25

• World Service Carnival: July 16

Summer Farewell: August 13

HEALTH & SAFETY

COME FIRST

Our highest priority is protecting the

health and safety of your children,

our staff and our members. Our

health and safety procedures are

rooted in the latest directives and

recommendations provided by the

Centers for Disease Control, the

American Camping Association and

the State of Pennsylvania and create

the safest environment possible.

Visit ymcagbw.org/camp for a

complete list.

SUMMER CAMP

Financial assistance available ymcagbw.org/camp 3


CAMPS CHESTNUT

AND WINNIPEG

Camp Chestnut Location: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Camp Winnipeg Location: West Chester Area YMCA

Your camper will have plenty of opportunities to try new

things, make new friends, create memories, be active and

experience the joy of being part of a group.

For camp

details, contact

Oscar Lasko YMCA:

Anthony Strickland,

610-696-9622, ext 2827

or astrickland@ymcagbw.org.

PATHFINDERS, TRAILBLAZERS & RANGERS CAMPS

Camp Chestnut is at Oscar Lasko YMCA

Weekly from June 14-August 27

9 am-4 pm (full-day)

ALL campers will participate in daily/weekly activities including:

• Arts & crafts

• Theme activities

• Field games/sports activities

• Community Service

• Nature and environmental education • Daily free swim

• Character development & team building

Pathfinder: Boys and Girls Camp (completed grades K-1)

Pathfinders will participate in daily camp activities listed above.

Trailblazer: Boys and Girls Camp (completed grades 2-3)

Trailblazers will participate in daily activities listed above.

Ranger: Boys and Girls Camp (completed grades 4-5)

Rangers will have the opportunity to participate in "choice" periods during the days

where they can select activities that interest them in more specialized activities

relating to sports, the arts and technology. They will also participate in archery

(where available.) These oldest campers will have time to be more social and enjoy

time with their friends.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Camp Chestnut Member: $240 • Non-Member: $280

Camp Winnipeg Member: $270 • Non-Member: $310

Pricing as of March 1: Camp Chestnut Member: $250 • Non-Member: $290

Camp Winnipeg Member: $285 • Non-Member: $330

Camp Winnipeg is at West Chester Area YMCA

Weekly from June 14-August 27

9 am-4 pm (full-day)

4 WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA • 610-431-9622 OSCAR LASKO YMCA AND CHILDCARE CENTER • 610-696-9622


For camp

details, contact

West Chester Area YMCA:

Mark Hoy,

610-431-9622, ext 2219

or mhoy@ymcagbw.org.

WEEKLY THEMES FOR CAMP CHESTNUT

AND CAMP WINNEPEG

Week 1 - June 14-18: Wild West Frontier

Howdy partner! Let’s kick off the summer heading west along the Oregon Trail as your wagon

of explorers forges its way across rivers, through canyons, and into the wilderness! Along the

way we might encounter outlaws, gold miners, and wild animals!

Week 2 - June 21-25: Superheroes

Calling all Superheroes! Grab your capes, shields, and masks and get ready to show your true

strength as we save camp from the dastardly villains! We might even create a few of our own!

Week 3 - June 28-July 2: Walk on the Wild Side

Discover the wonders of the animal world as we travel deep into the jungle, zip across the Sahara

and even explore some creatures native to our area. Campers learn about all kinds of wild

animals! They play cool animal games and discover interesting facts about the animal kingdom by

doing exciting science experiments. They explore rainforest, desert, and arctic animals this week.

Week 4 - July 5-July 9: A Pirate's Life

Prepare to set sail and raise the Jolly Roger as we take to the high seas in search of glory and

hidden treasure. This swashbuckling adventure will cross paths with buccaneers, sea creatures,

and the scurviest scallywags around.

Week 5 - July 12-16: Summer Olympics

The torch has arrived at camp and countries from around the world compete in traditional and

wacky events to celebrate this summer’s Olympics!

Week 6 - July 19-23: Star Wars Universe

Hit the hyperdrive and lock in your tractor beam on this adventure, a long time ago in a galaxy

far, far away! Travel to distant planets and meet aliens, droids, and Jedi knights while escaping

from sith lords and troopers!

Week 7 - July 26-30: Soaking Up Summer

Let's cannonball into a week of water fun! Come and enjoy a week of wet 'n wild water activities,

slip and slides, water hoses, water balloons and more! We will mix in some summertime

favorite “fun in the sun” games.

Week 8 - August 2-6: Blast From the Past

It's time to get RETRO! Come have a totally groovy trip through the decades! Each day will be

a different era and we will learn about popular trends, games, and music from the past! Come

have a groovy trip through decades of fun!

Week 9 - August 9-13: Holiday Hoopla

Let's celebrate! The week’s adventures include searching for the lucky leprechaun, an all camp

birthday party, Christmas in July, Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Costume Party and more!

Week 10 - August 16-20: Medieval Kingdom

Welcome to a time of kings and queens, knights and princesses, dragons and magical

creatures, where adventures await over the moat and beyond the castle walls.

Week 11 - August 23-27: Camp Rewind

Join us in making spectacular summer camp memories as we put the entire summer on rewind!

We play the summers favorite games, make our favorite crafts and end the summer recreating

our favorite memories from the past 10 weeks!

DAY CAMPS

Financial assistance available ymcagbw.org/camp 5


For camp

details, contact

Oscar Lasko YMCA:

Anthony Strickland,

610-696-9622, ext 2827

or astrickland@ymcagbw.org.

West Chester Area YMCA:

April Anthony,

610-431-9622, ext 2220

or aanthony@ymcagbw.org.

PRESCHOOL CAMPS

CAMP DISCOVERY • Ages 3-6

Location: West Chester Area YMCA

Weekly: June 14-August 27 • 9AM-4PM

Full Day preschool camps will offer a variety of experiences that will get your child excited

about learning. Our caring and experienced staff will provide fun and stimulating experiences

through hands-on activities including crafts, stories, songs, games, and much more! We ask

that all children are potty trained.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $280 • Non-Member: $325

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $290 • Non-Member: $335

MONTESSORI CAMP • Ages 3-6

Location: West Chester YMCA

Weekly: June 14-August 20 • 9AM-4PM

Montessori Summer Camp is a great experience for your child this summer! Campers will have

their own themes each week, while promoting the Montessori philosophy. Campers will also play

outside, do crafts, and have water activities throughout the week. Prepare for a summer of fun!

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $280 • Non-Member: $325

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $290 • Non-Member: $335

TEEN CAMP

ADVENTURE CAMP • Completed grades 6-8

West Chester Area YMCA

Oscar Lasko YMCA

Weekly, June 14-August 27 • 9 am-4 pm

Put down your cell phones and turn off your video games. Summer days off from school just got

a lot more fun. Adventure Camp gives campers countless opportunities to explore and engage in

their interests or try new things. Camps will include service opportunities, swimming and unique

activities and experiences geared toward getting middle schoolers engaged, energized and

excited. It’s a great way to spend time with your friends while making new ones!

ALL campers will participate in daily/weekly activities including:

• Arts & crafts

• Field games/sports activities

• Nature and environmental education

• Character development & team building

• Theme activities

• Community Service

• Daily free swim

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Oscar Lasko YMCA: Member: $240 • Non-Member: $280

West Chester Area YMCA: Member: $270 • Non-Member: $310

Pricing as of March 1: Oscar Lasko YMCA: Member: $250 • Non-Member: $290

West Chester Area YMCA: Member: $285 • Non-Member: $330

6 WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA • 610-431-9622 OSCAR LASKO YMCA AND CHILDCARE CENTER • 610-696-9622


REGISTER

NOW!

See page 11.

DANCE CAMPS

GLAM DANCE CAMP (HALF-DAY) • Completed grades K-6

Location: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Week 2: June 21–25

Week 6: July 19–23

9AM-NOON

Girls (and boys) just want to have fun! Build new friendships, learn a little

etiquette and dive into the worlds of journaling, jewelry-making, modeling,

crafts, party planning, makeovers and fashion.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $165 • Non-Member: $205

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $170 • Non-Member: $210

PRINCESS DANCE CAMP (HALF-DAY) • Ages 3-5

Location: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Week 4: July 5–9

9AM-NOON

Be a ballerina princess for a few days! Campers learn basic ballet steps and

dance to all their favorites from "Frozen", "The Little Mermaid", "Sleeping

Beauty", "Beauty And The Beast" and more! They decorate wands and

crowns and have fun creating their own "Princess" costumes. Camp ends

with a tea party and performance.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $175 • Non-Member: $220

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $180 • Non-Member: $225

SASSY DANCE CAMP (HALF-DAY) • Completed grades K-6

Location: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Week 2: June 21–25

Week 6: July 19–23

1PM-4PM

Girls love this sassy jazz dance camp, where jazz technique and a few sassy

jazz dances are learned. Campers also enjoy arts and crafts and finish the

week with a dance show for parents.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $165 • Non-Member: $205

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $170 • Non-Member: $210

DAY CAMPS

For dance camp details, contact

Megan Hartman, 610-696-9622, ext 2821

or mhartman@ymcagbw.org.

Financial assistance available ymcagbw.org/camp 7


SPORTS CAMPS

CHEER TUMBLING CAMP (HALF-DAY) • Completed grades K-6

Location: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Week 7: July 26-30

Week 9: August 9-13

1PM-4PM

Tumbling is geared specifically for cheerleading. Students will learn the proper

technique and progression of tumbling skills they need to achieve. Emphasis is

also placed on jumps and stunts.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $190 • Non-Member: $235

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $195 • Non-Member: $240

REGISTER

NOW!

See page 11.

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS CAMP (HALF-DAY) • Ages 3-5

Location: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Week 7: July 26-30

Week 9: August 9-13

9AM-Noon

Gymnastics/Dance Combo. A fun week of discovery for you preschool

gymnasts and dancers. Kids enjoy learning the basics on our child-sized

equipment and the beauty of dance and music movement through jazz, ballet

and hip hop.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $175 • Non-Member: $220

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $180 • Non-Member: $225

See page 3 for what to bring to camp.

For gymnastics camp details, contact

Megan Hartman, 610-696-9622, ext 2821

or mhartman@ymcagbw.org.

8 WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA • 610-431-9622 OSCAR LASKO YMCA AND CHILDCARE CENTER • 610-696-9622


REGISTER

NOW!

See page 11.

PROGRESSIVE GYMNASTICS CAMP • Completed grades K-6

Location: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Week 6: July 19-23

Week 10: August 16 – 20

9AM-4PM

For gymnasts levels 1 and up! Campers receive instruction on vault, uneven

bars, balance beam and floor. Emphasis is also placed on stretching, flexibility,

strength, conditioning and dance.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $315 • Non-Member: $355

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $325 • Non-Member: $365

PROGRESSIVE GYMNASTICS CAMP (HALF DAY)

Completed grades K-6

Location: Oscar Lasko YMCA

Week 8: August 2-6

9AM-NOON or

1PM-4PM

For gymnasts levels 1 and up! Campers receive instruction on vault, uneven

bars, balance beam and floor. Emphasis is also placed on stretching, flexibility,

strength, conditioning and dance.

EARLY BIRD PRICING BY FEBRUARY 28!

Member: $180 • Non-Member: $220

Pricing as of March 1: Member: $185 • Non-Member: $225

See page 3 for what to bring to camp.

For gymnastics camp details, contact

Megan Hartman, 610-696-9622, ext 2821

or mhartman@ymcagbw.org.

SPORTS

Financial assistance available ymcagbw.org/camp 9


SUMMER CAMP 2021!

Use this quick chart to plan your child’s camp experience. Financial assistance available.

Gray = camps unavailable

White= camps available

Ages/

Grades

Time

Week 1

6/14-6/18

Week 2

6/21-6/25

Week 3

6/28-7/2

Week 4

7/5-7/9

Week 5

7/12-7/16

Week 6

7/19-7/23

Week 7

7/26-7/30

Week 8

8/2-8/6

Week 9

8/9-8/13

Week 10

8/16-8/20

Week 11

8/23-8/27

CAMP CHESTNUT (at Oscar Lasko YMCA): Page 4-5

Pathfinders, Trailblazers

and Rangers

Gr. K-5

9a-4p

CAMP WINNIPEG (at West Chester Area YMCA): Pages 4-5

Pathfinders, Trailblazers

and Rangers

Gr. K-5

9a-4p

PRESCHOOL CAMPS (at West Chester Area YMCA): Page 6

Camp Discovery Ages 3-6 9a-4p

Montessori Camp Ages 3-6 9a-4p

TEEN CAMPS: Page 6

Adventure Camp

(at Oscar Lasko YMCA)

Gr. 6-8

9a-4p

Adventure Camp

(at West Chester Area YMCA)

Gr. 6-8

9a-4p

DANCE CAMPS (at Oscar Lasko YMCA): Page 7

Glam Dance Camp AM Gr. K-6 9a-12p

Princess Dance Camp AM Ages 3-5 9a-12p

Sassy Dance Camp PM Gr. K-6 1p-4p

SPORTS CAMPS (at Oscar Lasko YMCA): Pages 8-9

Cheer Tumbling Camp PM Gr. K-6 1p-4p

Preschool Gymnstics

Camp AM

Progressive Gymnstics

Camp

Progressive Gymnstics

Camp PM

Ages 3-5

Gr. K-6

Gr. K-6

9a-12p

9a-4p

1p-4p

* As COVID restrictions and requirements evolve additional camp offerings may be available.

10 WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA • 610-431-9622 OSCAR LASKO YMCA AND CHILDCARE CENTER • 610-696-9622


Register Now for Y Summer Camp!

It’s easy to register

for camp!

Visit your local YMCA branch or

ymcagbw.org/camp for full details

and to reserve your spot today.

EPACT: Once your child's registration

is processed in our system, the Payer

and Head of Household will receive an

email from YMCA of Greater Brandywine

via ePACT Network. This contains

very important information on filling

out your child's health history and

emergency contacts. Please make sure

this information has been completed and

shared online so they can participate on

the first day of the program.

REGISTRATION POLICIES

• A YMCA membership is not required to

register for camp. However, those who

maintain a YMCA membership at the

time of registration through the end of a

camp session receive the member rate. If

the membership is not maintained during

this period, the rate will be adjusted to

the non-member rate. No changes to

rates will be made if a YMCA membership

has been started AFTER the camp

registration has been processed.

• Registration for each camp must

be submitted by 10 pm the previous

Wednesday. A late fee of $50 will be

applied on registrations after that

deadline and if space allows.

• A camp deposit of $35 per child per week is

due at the time of registration. Deposits are

non-refundable and non-transferable and

are subtracted from your weekly rate.

Please note, the deposit cannot be

transferred to another session.

• The remaining balance will be processed

two Sundays prior to the camp start date.

Payments must be made through weekly

automated drafts or in-full at the time of

registration. You may pay earlier by

contacting the branch to set up another

payment. Camp payments are not able to

be split between two or more payers.

• No refunds are available within two weeks

of the start of the session.

• Families who receive Child Care Works (CCW)

funding are required to pay a $10 per

camper per week fee in addition to their

weekly co-pay. In the event coverage

is terminated by CCW, the family will be

responsible for all care expenses incurred.

• Families with two or more children signing

up for the same week receive 10% off the

lowest weekly fee (restrictions apply). If you

register online, please complete the sibling

discount form and we will apply the discount

to your account. Discount is not able to be

combined with financial assistance and/or

staff discounts.

• Those applying CCW funds must register in

branch. Online registration is not available

for those requests.

Register by February 28 for

EARLY BIRD PRICING!

The YMCA is the leading nonprofit

organization committed to

strengthening community. We offer

financial assistance if unable to pay

the standard rates. Visit your local

branch for details.

PICK UP ON TIME!

The camp day ends at 6 pm at the

YMCA. If you are going to be late

picking up your child, please arrange

to have an authorized pick-up

person arrive by 6 pm or call the Y

to inform staff.

Campers who are repeatedly picked

up late from extended camp time

may lose access to the program and

parents will be required to pick up

their child(ren) at the end of the

regular camp day.

DON'T FORGET

TO REGISTER!

Registration for each camp week

must be submitted by 10 pm

on the Wednesday prior to the

start of the camp week in order

to avoid paying a $50 late fee.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact:

The Child Care/Camp

Administration Team,

610-643-9622, ext. 2190

or campadmin@ymcagbw.org.

REGISTRATION

Financial assistance available ymcagbw.org/camp 11


FUN AND ADVENTURE

Lasting Memories • New Experiences • Best Friends

Register by February 28 for

EARLY BIRD PRICING!

ELECTRONIC-FREE

Did you know that kids ages 5 to 10 spend an average

of up to six hours on screen media daily? That is one of the

reasons why the use of cell phones, cameras or other

electronic devices during camp hours is prohibited.

Such equipment, if present, will be asked to be put away or

confiscated and returned at the end of the day. We want

your children to get the most out of their time at camp.

Dress for the weather and please

label your camper’s belongings!

YMCA SUMMER CAMP 2021

June 14 to August 27 • Ages 3 to 14

CAMPS

• DAY CAMPS

• PRESCHOOL CAMPS

• TEEN CAMP

• DANCE CAMPS

• SPORTS CAMPS

OSCAR LASKO YMCA AND CHILDCARE CENTER

1 E. Chestnut Street, West Chester, PA 19380 • 610-696-9622

WEST CHESTER AREA YMCA

605 Airport Road, West Chester, PA 19380 • 610-431-9622

CAMP BENEFITS

• BEFORE & AFTER

CAMP TIME

(at no additional cost)

• FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

AVAILABLE

• SIBLING DISCOUNT

AVAILABLE

• COUNSELORS ARE

TRAINED AND

CPR/FIRST AID

CERTIFIED

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