Summer Camps

The Carlisle Family YMCA offers a huge variety of summer programs for ages 5-16. Whether you’re looking for a day camp, a mini overnight camp, a full overnight resident camp experience, a leadership experience for your teen or a volunteer experience for your young adult, we’ve got you covered. Youth need ongoing enrichment opportunities during the summer to learn, grow and reach their full potential. Our summer camps energetic staff and structured programs provide a perfect backdrop of fun, friendship, activities and healthy play that encourages children to develop in their own unique way and fosters a desire for learning that they’ll carry into the coming school year.

Camp Thompson Day Camp

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6/28/21 - 7/1/21
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If your day camper is looking for a little adventure this summer, we invite you to Camp Thompson for a one-of-a-kind, once-a-summer day camp experience! Camp Thompson has been a Y camping tradition for almost a century and is located between Laurel and Fuller lakes along the historic Appalachian Trail. Our facilities include a modern bath house, a wellness center with an on-site health care provider, dining hall, pavilion, volleyball court, two high ropes courses, paint ball course and much more. With all this and more, Camp Thompson is the perfect place for your camper to make new friends and explore all that Y camping has to offer. Join us for one special week of day camp at Camp Thompson! This camp fills very quickly! Campers will enjoy all of these activities and more: arts & crafts, swimming, low ropes initiative park, outdoor living skills, sports, tubing, canoeing, nature, archery and large group games.

 

CAMP INFORMATION

  • Ages: 5-11 years old
  • Member Fee: $147
  • Non-Member Fee: $182
  • Location: Drop off & Pick up at the Carlisle Family YMCA. Campers ride a bus to Camp Thompson (800 Pine Grove Road, Gardners PA 17324)
  • Sessions: June 28-July 1 * No camp July 2nd
  • Schedule: Camp hours are 8am-4:30pm
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Registration Information   ($30.00 One time registration fee)

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3/1/21 7/3/21 Online / Front Desk $ 147.00$ 182.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
6/28/21 - 7/1/21
80 / 80 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21

Camp Thompson Day Camp *AFTER DARK*

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6/30/21 - 7/1/21
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Camp Thompson After Dark is designed for our day campers to experience Camp Thompson Resident Camp for one special night! The unique overnight experience will give campers a chance to venture out and try new things at Camp Thompson after dark! Campers will have the chance to participate in many fun and engaging activities that are a part of Camp Thompson Resident Camp programming, like s’mores, Color Wars, polar bearing, and much more! Pack your bag and get ready for some fun with Camp Thompson After Dark! Space is limited for this program so register early! Campers will be dropped off and picked up at the Carlisle Family YMCA within normal Camp Thompson Day Camp hours.

 

CAMP INFORMATION

  • Ages: 6-11 years old
  • Member Fee: additional $30
  • Non-Member Fee: additional $30
  • Location: Camp Thompson ( 800 Pine Grove Rd. Gardners Pa 17324)
  • Sessions: July 1-2, 2020

*This program is only for campers enrolled in Camp Thompson Day Camp*

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Registration Information  

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3/1/21 7/2/21 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
6/30/21 - 7/1/21
Boys
15 / 15 Available $ 30.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
6/30/21 - 7/1/21
Girls
15 / 15 Available $ 30.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21

Camp Thompson Leadership in Training

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7/4/21 - 7/16/21
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L.I.T. is an exciting and challenging program geared toward building the participants’ leadership skills while still in a supervised and structured environment. During the program participants will develop the following leadership components: time management, leading organized activities, service learning, public speaking and listening. These valuable tools are beneficial in more than the camp community; they will be useful in life as well. Working in small groups, teens will participate in team initiatives, leadership workshops, service projects and all camp activities. As part of the course participants will create, plan and implement a 2-day back-packing trip for themselves at the end of the their course.

 

  • Ages: 14-15 years old
  • Member Fee: $426
  • Non-Member Fee: $497
  • Location: Camp Thompson (800 Pine Grove Road, Gardners PA 17324)
  • Sessions: July 4-16 2021

**If you are 14, and interested in the LIT program, you will need to submit a short paragraph to Bipp, [email protected] prior to signing up including the following:

  •  why you should be considered for the LIT
  • what leadership training means to you
  • what you want to get out of the program
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Registration Information   ($30.00 One time registration fee)

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3/1/21 7/17/21 Online / Front Desk $ 426.00$ 497.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
7/4/21 - 7/16/21
Boy Session
5 / 5 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
7/4/21 - 7/16/21
Girl Session
5 / 5 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21

Camp Thompson Resident Camp

All Locations
7/4/21 - 7/30/21
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Camp Thompson is located in Gardners, PA and has been operated by the Carlisle Family YMCA for more than 100 years. Camp Thompson is nestled in the pines of Pine Grove Furance State Park and the Michaux State Forest. We are located between both Laurel and Fuller lakes, and a mile away from the halfway point of the Appalachian Trail. Our camp offers four week-long programs for campers ages 7-14. With activities like: Archery Tag, Blow Dart Guns, Paddleboards, Arts & Crafts, Low Ropes Initiative Park, Swimming, Outdoor Living Skills, Sling Shots, Hiking\Overnights, Canoeing, Nature, Archery, Large Group Games, Alpine Tower, Tubing, Guitar, Kayaking, Mountain Boarding, Color Wars, And Much More!

SUMMER 2021 DATES

  • July 4-9
  • July 11-16
  • July 18-23
  • July 25-30

PRICING

  • Member Fee: $309 / week
  • Non-Member Fee: $359 / week
  • Location: Camp Thompson (800 Pine Grove Road, Gardners PA 17324)
  • Schedule: Drop off: 4pm on Sunday; Pick up: before 8pm on Friday

 

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Registration Information   ($30.00 One time registration fee)

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Early Bird Members Only 2/1/21 2/14/21 Online / Front Desk $ 285.00-
Early Bird Non-Members 2/15/21 2/28/21 Online / Front Desk $ 285.00$ 339.00
Regular Rate 3/1/21 7/25/21 Online / Front Desk $ 309.00$ 359.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
7/4/21 - 7/9/21
Boy Session
20 / 20 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 02/01/21
7/4/21 - 7/9/21
Girl Session
20 / 20 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 02/01/21
7/11/21 - 7/16/21
Boy Session
20 / 20 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 02/01/21
7/11/21 - 7/16/21
Girl Session
20 / 20 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 02/01/21
7/18/21 - 7/23/21
Boy Session
20 / 20 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 02/01/21
7/18/21 - 7/23/21
Girl Session
20 / 20 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 02/01/21
7/25/21 - 7/30/21
Boy Session
20 / 20 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 02/01/21
7/25/21 - 7/30/21
Girl Session
20 / 20 Available $ 125.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 02/01/21

New Frontiers Day Camp

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6/14/21 - 8/15/21
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Day campers will travel from the Y each day by bus to our 100-acre Y’s Men and Women’s Club farm, located about 10 minutes from the Y. The natural beauty of this site is a perfect location to explore environmental and outdoor education and activities.

This year our summer session will be broken down into 3 themed weeks that will alternate each week. The themes will be Things That Fly | Water, Lakes & Streams | Science & Games

CAMP INFORMATION

  • Ages: 9-11 years old
  • Member Fee: $147 / week
  • Non-Member Fee: $182 / week
  • Location: New Frontiers Day Camp (700 Stone Church Road, Carlisle PA 17015)
  • Sessions: 9 weeks of camp, June 9 – August 13, 2021 (no camp June 28-July 1 due to Camp Thompson Day Camp and no day camp July 2)
  • Field Trip Day: Thursday
  • Swim Days: Wednesday and Friday
  • Schedule: Structured camp day 8am – 4:30 pm (bus leaves YMCA by 8:35am)
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Registration Information   ($30.00 One time registration fee)

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/1/21 8/13/21 Online / Front Desk $ 147.00$ 182.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
6/14/21 - 6/20/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
6/21/21 - 6/27/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
6/28/21 - 7/4/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
7/5/21 - 7/11/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
7/12/21 - 7/18/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
7/19/21 - 7/25/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
7/26/21 - 8/1/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
8/2/21 - 8/8/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21
8/9/21 - 8/15/21
32 / 32 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/21