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.

PLEASE NOTE:  There is a one time registration fee of $30 for each participant due starting March 1 at the time of registration. 

Camp Thompson Day Camp

All Locations
7/3/23 - 7/7/23
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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: 5-12 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: July 3-July 7 * No camp July 4th
  • Schedule: Camp hours are 8am-4:30pm
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Registration Information   ($30.00 One time registration fee)

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YMCA Member Pricing 3/1/23 3/14/23 Online / Front Desk $ 147.00-
Registration open for Everyone 3/15/23 7/3/23 Online / Front Desk $ 147.00$ 182.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
07/03/23 - 07/07/23
95 / 95 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23

Camp Thompson Day Camp *AFTER DARK*

All Locations
7/6/23 - 7/7/23
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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: 6-12 years old
  • Member Fee: additional $30
  • Non-Member Fee: additional $30
  • Location: Camp Thompson ( 800 Pine Grove Rd. Gardners Pa 17324)
  • Sessions: July 6-7, 2023

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


Registration Information  

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3/1/23 7/5/23 Online / Front Desk $ 30.00$ 30.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
07/06/23 - 07/07/23
Boys
20 / 20 Available $ 30.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/06/23 - 07/07/23
Girls
20 / 20 Available $ 30.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23

Camp Thompson Leadership in Training

All Locations
7/9/23 - 7/21/23
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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 packing trip for themselves at the end of the their course.

 

  • Ages: 15 years old
  • Member Fee: $525
  • Non-Member Fee: $575
  • Location: Camp Thompson (800 Pine Grove Road, Gardners PA 17324)
  • Sessions: July 9-21 2023
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Registration Information   ($30.00 One time registration fee)

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Member pricing 3/1/23 3/14/23 Online / Front Desk $ 525.00$ 0.00
Registration open for Everyone 3/15/23 7/23/23 Online / Front Desk $ 525.00$ 575.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
07/09/23 - 07/21/23
Boy Session
4 / 4 Available $ 250.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/09/23 - 07/21/23
Girl Session
4 / 4 Available $ 250.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23

Camp Thompson Resident Camp

All Locations
7/9/23 - 8/4/23
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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 2023 DATES

  • July 9-14
  • July 16-21
  • July 23-28
  • July 30 – Aug 4

PRICING

  • Member Fee: $365 / week
  • Non-Member Fee: $415 / 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  

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Early Bird Members Only 2/1/23 2/14/23 Online / Front Desk $ 325.00-
Early Bird Non-Members 2/15/23 2/28/23 Online / Front Desk $ 325.00$ 375.00
Regular Rate 3/1/23 8/5/23 Online / Front Desk $ 365.00$ 415.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
07/09/23 - 07/14/23
2023 RC Boy Session - Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
25 / 29 Available $ 150.00 Register  
Closes
07/02/2023
07/09/23 - 07/14/23
2023 RC Girl Session - Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
25 / 29 Available $ 150.00 Register  
Closes
07/02/2023
07/16/23 - 07/21/23
2023 RC Boy Session - Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
25 / 29 Available $ 150.00 Register  
Closes
07/09/2023
07/16/23 - 07/21/23
2023 RC Girl Session - Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
25 / 29 Available $ 150.00 Register  
Closes
07/09/2023
07/23/23 - 07/28/23
2023 RC Boy Session - Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
18 / 29 Available $ 150.00 Register  
Closes
07/16/2023
07/23/23 - 07/28/23
2023 RC Girl Session - Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
26 / 29 Available $ 150.00 Register  
Closes
07/16/2023
07/30/23 - 08/04/23
2023 RC Boy Session - Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
24 / 29 Available $ 150.00 Register  
Closes
07/23/2023
07/30/23 - 08/04/23
2023 RC Girl Session - Su,Mo,Tu,We,Th,Fr
28 / 29 Available $ 150.00 Register  
Closes
07/23/2023

My First Overnight

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6/14/23 - 6/16/23
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My First Overnight is an exciting opportunity for parents who have an adventurous 6- to 9-year-old camper. This camp experience is geared towards helping our younger campers make the transition from day camps to resident camps. During the three-day camp experience there will be two staff available at all times for each group. The program will be focused on making the campers as comfortable and confident as possible while providing fun and interactive games and activities. During the week we will be giving the campers on a fun-filled tour of all Camp Thompson has to offer. Campers/Parents are encouraged to send emails during their stay to be printed out like ‘mail’ through our bunk1 system.

  • Ages: 6-9 years old
  • Member Fee: $125
  • Non-Member Fee: $150
  • Location: Camp Thompson (800 Pine Grove Rd. Gardners Pa 17324)
  • Sessions: June 14-16, 2023
  • Schedule: Wednesday Drop off: 9am; Friday Pick up: 1-2pm
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Registration Information   ($30.00 One time registration fee)

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YMCA Member pricing 3/1/23 3/14/23 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 0.00
Registration open for Everyone 3/15/23 6/16/23 Online / Front Desk $ 125.00$ 150.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
06/14/23 - 06/16/23
Boy Session
12 / 12 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
06/14/23 - 06/16/23
Girl Session
12 / 12 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23

Youth Adventure Day Camp

All Locations
6/5/23 - 8/11/23
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YADC is designed to provide peace of mind to working parents while giving kids a chance to have a fun summer. YADC campers spend the majority of their time at the Y, enjoying the fun-filled benefits of the Y facility, pool and grounds. The campers also walk to local parks, Bosler Memorial Library and other local attractions. Each week will have fun-filled themes and activities, as well as a field trip. Small groups are led by a counselor, and the groups are constantly rotating through sessions and group games including:

Arts and Crafts – Swimming – Cooking – Drama – Dance – Large Group Games – Reading & Math – And much more!

Campers also do a small weekly service projects, including making cards for residents at the local nursing homes to making no-sew blankets for hospital patients. The campers are always excited to share their work with others in our community.

 

CAMP INFORMATION

  • Ages: 5-8 years old
  • Member Fee: $118 / week
  • Non-Member Fee: $152 / week
  • Location: Carlisle Family YMCA
  • Sessions: 9 weeks of camp June 5 – August 11, 2023 (no camp the week of July 4 due to Camp Thompson Day Camp )
  • Field Trip Day: Wednesday
  • Swim Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
  • Schedule: Structured camp day 8:30am-4:00 pm

*Important to note when registering – CAMP WEEK varies by AGE*

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Registration Information   ($30.00 One time registration fee)

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
YMCA Member Pricing 3/1/23 3/14/23 Online / Front Desk $ 118.00-
Registration open for Everyone 3/15/23 8/15/23 Online / Front Desk $ 118.00$ 152.00

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
Minimum Deposit
06/05/23 - 06/09/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
06/05/23 - 06/09/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
06/12/23 - 06/16/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
06/12/23 - 06/16/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
06/19/23 - 06/23/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
06/19/23 - 06/23/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
06/26/23 - 06/30/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
06/26/23 - 06/30/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/10/23 - 07/14/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/10/23 - 07/14/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/17/23 - 07/21/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/17/23 - 07/21/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/24/23 - 07/28/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/24/23 - 07/28/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/31/23 - 08/04/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
07/31/23 - 08/04/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
08/07/23 - 08/11/23
YADC 5 year olds
8 / 8 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23
08/07/23 - 08/11/23
YADC 6-8 yr olds
50 / 50 Available $ 50.00 Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/01/23