Day Camp

Registration for Summer 2024 is open!

Camp Parent Information

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YMCA Camp Kresge’s day camp is a great opportunity for children ages 6-13 to get outdoors, learn valuable skills, and make new friends.

-Registration Fee: a $50 one-time fee will be applied to all 2024 Day Camp registrations.

-Day Camp sessions are offered weekly, Monday through Friday, from June 10 through August 16. The camp day is from 9am-4pm.

-Specialty Day Camp programs available for Summer 2024: Counselor-in-Training, Sailing, Jr. Lifeguard, and Extreme Sports available during select weeks. See below for more information.

-There is no day camp on Thursday, July 4. The registration fee for this week is discounted to reflect a 4-day camp week.

-Activities include archery, arts & crafts, boating, climbing tower, high & low ropes courses, nature & STEM classes, team building, swimming/aqua park, and specialties like archery tag, mountain biking, digglers, photography, sailing, riflery, and more!

-Daily transportation on a camp bus is available from pre-determined bus stops, including locations in Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Drums, Mountain Top, and White Haven. Pick up times vary by location. 

2024 Bus Route Schedule

For more information- 2024 Day Camp Parent Handbook

Questions about Day Camp? Please contact Nick Pincin, Sr. Director of Programs & Facilities
E: [email protected]
: 570-443-2267

2024 Day Camp Rates - Weekly

2024 Day Camp Themes

Thursday: Dress as your favorite cartoon character

Thursday: Dress as your favorite hero or villain

Thursday: Dress for the beach

Thursday: Wear Red, White, & Blue for the carnival

Thursday: dress like a Pirate for the Annual Cardboard Regatta!

Thursday: Wear your team’s color

Thursday: Dress for the wild west

Monday- wear blue
Tuesday- wear red
Wednesday- wear yellow/orange
Thursday- wear green
Friday- wear blue

Thursday: Twin Day! Coordinate outfits with a friend

Specialty Day Camp Programs

For campers ages 10-15, YMCA Camp Kresge offers several specialty camp programs. These specialty camps have the same daily structure as the traditional Day Camp, meaning transportation, camp hours, and lunch are the same. Campers will participate in activities and lessons that allow for skill development and progression. They may also take a field trip off-site, depending on the specialty camp program. 

-The camp day is 9am-4pm, with the specialty camp lasting one week (Monday through Friday). 

-There is no day camp on Thursday, July 4. The registration fee for this week is discounted to reflect a 4-day camp week.

Counselor-in-Training (ages 13-15)
Week 4- July 1
Week 8- July 29

Extreme Sports Camp (ages 10-15)
Week 2- June 17
Week 6- July 15

Jr. Lifeguard Camp (ages 10-15)
Week 3- June 24
Week 7- July 22

Sailing Camp (ages 10-15)
Week 1- June 10
Week 5- July 8
Week 10- August 12

2024 Specialty Day Camp Rates - Weekly

Day Camp Scholarships

Families can request financial assistance for summer programs by completing and returning the 2024 Scholarship Application. Please submit this form along with the camp registration form. As soon as a discount amount is determined, Camp Kresge will reach out directly with the scholarship offer.

Please note: incomplete applications cannot be processed. Submit all necessary documentation in order for your application to be processed in a timely manner.

2024 Scholarship Program Application

2024 Day Camp Registration Form

2024 Specialty Day Camp Registration Form 

For more scholarship information-
P) 570-443-2267 
E) [email protected]

Countdown to Day Camp!