Join us for the 2019 Winter Camp. This is a 4 day 3 night mini camp program for new and returning campers. We will be participating in camp activities including rock climbing, music, fire building, team building, camp fires, and s’more making (other winter activities like tubing down “The Rut” and ice skating available weather pending). Winter Camp is a great opportunity to reconnect with friends and get an extra dose of Speers to push you through until we can meet again during summer!
Camp Speers YMCA offers overnight sessions for campers ages 7- 16. We are committed to providing each camper a fun and exciting experience that will create lasting memories and friendships.
One-Week Sessions One-week sessions give campers the opportunity to unplug and connect. They engage with peers, learn how to foster friendships, and select from a variety of activities where they can enhance their skills. Campers go on an overnight camp-out where they cook over a fire, sleep under the stars (or a lean-to) and explore Speers’s pristine wilderness.
Two-Week Sessions One week of fun just isn’t enough? Join us summer of 2020 for our two week session options. Campers will get to choose extra activity periods, extend their friendships, and participate in fun weekend activities.
Our director team works to find the staff that will create a fun, and memorable experience for your camper! Counselors join the Speers staff from all over the world! We find motivated, caring, supportive, relatable staff so that your camper can feel safe and at home with their counselors. Our staff all receive training in program areas, camper engagement, behavior management, and more in order to provide campers the best experience possible. All staff are CPR/AED and go through State and Federal background clearance checks to ensure camper safety.
- Each cabin has at least two counselors
- Camper to staff ratios meet American Camp Association standards
- Cabins in Speers share village bathhouses
- Camper cabins are located on the beautiful shores of Lake Nichecronk
- Food sensitivities will be accommodated
- Three meals and a snack each day will be provided
- Campers enjoy meals with their cabin groups
- We serve our meals family style
Monday – Friday
9:00 – 10:00 Activity period 1
10:00-11:00 Activity period 2
11:00-12:00 Activity period 3
1:30-2:30 Rest hour
2:30-3:30 Prime time
3:30-4:30 Free swim
4:30-5:30 Cabin time
7:00-8:30 Evening Program
8:30-9:30 Cabin Chat/Activities
9:30 Lights out
Special Events and Themes
Special Events and Themes are a huge part of Camp Speers’s traditions. In the evening, cabin groups work together to assemble a team of super heroes (counselors) or spend a week trying to survive a Zombie Take-Over. Session themes range from popular Disney and Pixar movies to our annual Red, White and Blue week, to celebrate the Fourth of July. Once a summer, campers are divided into teams for the ultimate Color Wars competition.
2020 Weekly Themes
Week 2-Red, White and Blue
Week 3-Around the World
Week 4-Princesses and Pirates
Week 5-Wild, Wild, West
Week 6-Sorting Hat
Week 7-Super Heroes
Week 8-Color Wars
Week 9-Tropical Paradise