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Spring Fling!

Join us for our largest open house event of the year!

Spring Fling features an entire day of FREE family fun and guided tours from our staff. This is a great time for families new to Camp Speers to meet some camper families from prior years and our staff. Families are invited to experience camp activities like archery and canoeing together.

Spring Fling is on May 11, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  *Lunch is available for $5.00

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For additional information email campers@philaymca.org or call 570-828-2329

 

New Executive Director of Camp Speers YMCA in the Pocono’s Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Conshohocken, PA—Tuesday, February 26th, 2019—The Greater Philadelphia YMCA has named Kelly Daly the new Executive Director of Camp Speers YMCA in the Pocono’s.  Located at 143 Nichecronk Rd, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328, Camp Speers YMCA provides children opportunities to attend summer camp, overnight camp, and Dragonfly Forest which is an overnight camp for children with medical needs.

 

Daly will be able to offer 10 years of YMCA and camping experience due to her previous career serving as Operations Director at the Pocono Family YMCA and as Community Program Director at the Frost Valley YMCA.  “Camp made me who I am today.” said Daly, “As the new Executive Director, I am excited to help provide our campers positive experiences and memories that will last a life time.”

 

Daly has also served as an American Camping Association Visitor and has 7 years of fiscal and operations management experience working in the private sector which the YMCA believes uniquely positions her for the role as Executive Director.  “The YMCA is excited to welcome a new member to our team,” said Jen Segelken, Greater Philadelphia YMCA’s Vice President of Community Services.  “We believe Kelly’s career experience will help move our camps forward and offer our campers more opportunities to grow and thrive.”

 

Daly will begin her role starting March 12, 2019.

 

About the Greater Philadelphia YMCA

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Throughout the Delaware Valley, the Greater Philadelphia YMCA serves more than 200,000 individuals a year – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in 17 YMCA locations, and one overnight camp, throughout Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Pike, Burlington and Camden counties, the Greater Philadelphia YMCA has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. For more information, visit philaymca.org.

 

Contact:

Jen Segleken, Vice President Community Services

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Women’s Wellness Weekend Retreat

Staff from Camp Speers and the Greater Philadelphia YMCA host the Women’s Wellness retreats at Camp Speers in the Poconos.  The beautiful camp setting, relaxing atmosphere, and variety of classes and experiences make this retreat the perfect way to recharge mind, body and spirit.  Enjoy yoga, canoeing, body flow classes, zumba, rock climbing and more.  Stay in heated log cabins overlooking Camp’s lake.  Camp Speers’ culinary staff satisfies your palate with  simple, healthy and delicious meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner Saturday; and breakfast and lunch on Sunday).  Friday evening features a wine and appetizer social.  To learn more about this fabulous weekend getaway in the Poconos, call us at 570-828-2329.

2019 DATES:

May 3 – 5 *Registration has been closed, please register for Fall Women’s Wellness

October 18 – 20

WEEKEND RATES:

Lodges in Eljabar Village – two bunk rooms with common meeting room, bunk beds hold 14/side or 28/lodge, inside bathrooms

Cabins in Eljabar and Speers Villages – bunk space for 8-12, central bathhouse in Speers Village, inside bathroom in Eljabar Village

$250 per person – Full Weekend

$150 per person – Commuter

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Open House Events

 

OPEN HOUSES AND PRIVATE TOURS

We invite families who are considering camp to an open house. At Camp Speers, we help kids build confidence and independence. This can begin even before camp starts–with an open house tour.

Camp Speers welcomes you to an open house to enjoy a guided tour, learn more about camp programs, get to know some of the staff, and try some of the activities. Our Winter Carnival and Spring Fling offers tours, activities for the entire family, and a chance to meet some of our amazing staff.  Bring the whole family and some friends to enjoy a day of camp fun at no charge ($5 fee for lunch during Spring Fling).  Click the link below to sign up!
Saturday March 2, 2019: Winter Carnival / Open House (10am – 4pm)
Sunday April 7, 2019: Open House (2 – 4pm)
Saturday May 11, 2019: Spring Fling! (11am – 4pm)

Sunday June 2, 2019: Open House (2 – 4pm)

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For a private tour, call the  office to schedule: 570-828-2329.