Community Programs

Community Offerings

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Me and My Guy Programs:

Grab your favorite guy (dad, grandpa, uncle or another special male role model) and pack up for a weekend of fun! At Camp Speers we value time together with family and taking a break from the day to day. Leave the work at home and we’ll make fires, climb the rock wall, hike around the lake, view camp from horseback, and gather around the campfire to make s’mores. Feel free to bring your fishing gear to see who can catch the biggest fish in Nichecronk Lake! Sorry, no moms allowed!

-May 22-24, 2020

Me and My Gal Programs:

Specifically designed for children and their moms, grandmothers, aunts or another special female adult. This weekend program offers a great opportunity to introduce children to the joys of camping and leave with memories that will last a lifetime. We’ll sing around the campfire, go canoeing, try tie dying and other crafts, attempt to climb to the top of the Speers climbing tower, see the trails around camp on horseback, and so much more. Best of all, no cooking! Meals will be provided in the camp dining hall and we’ll clean up too!

-Sept 18-20, 2020

Volunteer Days of Service

Come spend your day helping with projects that will impact camp is a positive way. You’ll join our facilities team to paint, do trail maintenance or a variety of other tasks to help improve Camp Speers.
-May 16, 2020
-October 10, 2020

School Days Off Day Camps

Kids have the day off from school and don’t know what to do? Sign them up for Day’s Off Day Camp Programs at Camp Speers! Children will be provided with a day’s worth of fun activities, which will vary as our seasons do, lunch, and a whole lot more!

Survival Sundays!

Looking for a weekend adventure? Join us at camp for Survival Sundays at Camp Speers YMCA. You’ll dabble in knot tying, sawing wood, making fires, creating shelters, outdoor cooking, climbing our rock wall, and much more. End your day with an adventure challenge to see if you’ve mastered all the skills! Will you survive?!
-April 19, 2020
-May 10, 2020

Red Cross Certification Programs

Adult classes for First Aid/CPR/AED and youth Babysitting Certification will be offered during both our fall and winter seasons.

First Aid/CPR/AED Sessions:

     November 17th 9am-3pm
February 23rd 9am-3pm

Babysitting Certification Classes:

     December 10-11 6pm-9pm (must attend both days)
March 17-18 6pm-9pm (must attend both days)

 

Girl Scout Weekends:

Calling all Girl Scouts! Come enjoy a weekend at Camp Speers YMCA in the Poconos. We have a great weekend of activities planned for your troop to enjoy. We offer boating, archery, climbing wall, high ropes/zip lining, and more! We’ll gather together for a closing campfire Saturday evening with s’mores. Earn parts of the Camper Badge at your scout level. Pricing includes housing, meals, activities, a Camp Speers YMCA patch and shirt to tie dye.
April 24-26, 2020 $140.00 per person
October 9-11, 2020 $140.00 per person
**Please e-mail Jackie.Pentecharsky@philaymca.org or call 570-828-2329 to register your troop.

 

Free Family Fun Days:

Want to dabble in the camp environment? Join us for a camp tour and try various activities (varies per season). Please register online in advance. 1-5pm

Fall Festival-October 26, 2019
Winter Carnival-February 1, 2020
Spring Fling-May 9, 2020
Summer Sampler-June 7, 2020

 

Bog Hikes:

Come to Camp Speers YMCA to experience our
protected bog, which is a relic of the last ice age and now a permanently protected haven that
provides a unique outdoor experience. Registration is required, but there is no cost to join the tour. 2:00-3:30pm

***Note: Our bog trail path is a moderate level hike containing a fairly rocky terrain. Please wear sturdy shoes, bring a water bottle, and contact us ahead of time if there are any accommodations you will require to help you be successful in your time at Camp Speers YMCA.
October 26, 2019
February 1, 2020
May 9, 2020
June 7, 2020

Use the “Sign up now” button to reserve your spot today!

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