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Summer Day Camp

Whether your child is interested in exploring, creating, competing or learning, Summer Camp at the Y offers the perfect solution. We provide a safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, make lasting friendships, and above all, have fun!

2023 Camp Information

Grades: PreK through 6th grade (must be 5 years old by September 1, 2023 and fully potty-trained.)

Days: Monday-Friday; June 12, 2023-August 18, 2023

Time: School Age Camp: 7:00AM-6:00PM

Cost: Members: $200 per week | Non-Members: $220 per week; $50 non-refundable deposit




View camp rules, daily packing list, and more!



NEW in 2023: Camp Add-Ons! Give your camper an extra dose of camp by signing up for one of our Camp Add-Ons! Note that a camper must be attending camp the week they choose an add-on.


Snack Shack is returning this year! Purchase a Snack Shack Card below so your camper can grab an extra snack each day when the Snack Shack cart rolls around!



Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about YMCA Summer Day Camp

Costs, Discounts, & Registration

How much does camp cost?

$200 per week for members, $220 for non-members; $50 weekly non-refundable deposit due at registration. Must be Member of the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA or Butler YMCA at time of registration to receive Member pricing. *no sibling discount

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! We work hard to ensure that no child is turned away from camp for financial reasons. To fill out application, click here! Scholarship application must be submitted by May 1, 2023 for the potential discounted rate to be applied to camp.

When are fees due?

The deposit is due at the time of registration and the remaining balance is scheduled for the Tuesday prior to each week attending. If you need a payment schedule set up, please email

What is the cancellation policy?

You may cancel registration the Monday before starting the following week of camp (7 day minimum notice). Deposits are non-refundable. If we are not informed of your cancellation until it is within 7 days of the week of camp, a full week of camp will be charged.

Do you offer part-time/partial weeks?

Not at this time.

How do I register my child for camp?

You can register online or in-house.  Register Here


Camp Activities, Schedules, and Food


What are the procedures for pick-up and drop-off?

Drop-Off: 7:00AM-9:00AM  |  Pick-Up: 4:00PM-6:00PM

Camp will be held at the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA. Children should be dropped off and picked up each day at the YMCA pavilion at their designated time. Children must be signed in and out of camp each day. At pick-up, parents/guardians will pull up to the pavilion, have their ID checked and their camper will be called for dismissal.


Anyone picking up their child after the designated pick-up times, listed above, will be charged a $10.00 late fee per 10 minutes per child. After 30 minutes if we are unable to contact the guardians, emergency contact, or anyone on their pick-up list we will contact the police to assist with contacting their guardians. If there is an emergency or you know that you will be late please call the YMCA at 724-452-9122 to let staff know.

Youth Pick Up Authroization

Adults you wish to be authorized to pick-up your camper must be entered into the Authorized Pick-Up section during camp registration or by logging into your member account and updating authorized pick-ups.

What kind of activities will my child participate in?

We are commited to engaging in promoting team building, friendship skills, games and creative activities.

Do campers go on field trips?

Instead of field trips, Camp Rose hosts huge events with onsite entertainment, from large water slides to petting zoos, we have TONS of fun!

Will my child make friends at camp?

Yes! Our camp's focus is on social-emotional learning support and friendship skills. What does that mean? Our camp is designed to encourage character development and promote friendship building. Feeling like you belong is crucial to the success of youth and is a high focus throughout our daily lessons. 

Will my child be swimming?

Yes, typically campers swim daily, weather permitting! We know that the pool is one of the best places for youth to make friends and develop confidence around water, so we will be swimming every day. We will be following the YMCA's Safety Around Water Program to help youth learn essential water safety skills. For more information about water safety at camp, click here.

What will my child learn this summer?

Campers will learn social-emotional strategies, many new games and activities, and ways to connect to the world outside of technology.

Is food provided?

You must provide a breakfast (if needed), packed lunch, water, and snacks for your child. If a camper comes without a lunch, parent will be charged a $5 lunch fee to their billing method on file if a lunch cannot be dropped off prior to the camper's assigned lunch time.

Each week of camp, campers will create fun food and snacks through our Kids Can Cook program. We will work with any allergies your child has. We also provide optional days to purchase Kona Ice and other fun food services which will be communicated several days prior to the start of camp week.


Snack Shack* is returning this year! For $5, any child can purchase a Snack Shack pass which gives them five snacks they can get from the Snack Shack. *Requires separate registration that will be sent to you when registration opens.

What does my child bring to camp?
  • backpack
  • tennis shoes
  • sunscreen
  • water
  • packed lunch
  • swimsuit
  • towel
  • breakfast (if needed)
  • snacks
  • extra pair of clothes
Can my child's lunch be refrigerated or heated up?

A lunch should be sent daily in a bag or insulated lunch cooler marked with your child’s name. We do not have the ability to refrigerate or heat up lunch items. Don't forget to pack utensils, too!


Staff and Safety


Who can pick up my child?

For your protection, only persons authorized in writing by the parents on the Authorized Release Form may pick up your child with valid identification. Staff will question anyone who is unfamiliar to them and ask for identification to check their authorization. Anyone without proper authorization will be stopped from taking the child. In an emergency, or if we do not have prior written consent, you will be contacted by a Summer Camp Staff to authorize a verbal release.

Does my child need to bring sunscreen?

Yes, your child must bring sunscreen. We recommend wearing sunscreen to camp every morning. Campers will be encouraged and monitored by staff to re-apply sunscreen a minimum of two times during our camp day. We encourage the use of hats or other sun protective gear. Counselors are not permitted to apply sunscreen to campers.

Who are your staff members/counselors?

The Y recruits mature and capable staff to work in our programs. We count on each of them to be a role model to our campers and to teach campers the Y’s core values—respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.

All camp staff members are carefully screened and selected based on:

  • Experience, skills, and abilities
  • Certifications and education
  • Character
  • Enthusiasm
  • Love of working with children

All Day Camp staff members attend a mandatory and comprehensive pre-camp training program.

Most of our Day Camp staff work for the Y year-round in our Youth & Family Department.

Camp staff is there to serve the children and their families. Families are encouraged to share as much information as possible about the child to make the child’s time in the Day Camp as pleasant as possible.

How do you handle medications?

Medications must be in the original prescribed container with the child’s name and dosage. Parents will fill out a medication form that will remain with the child’s counselor. Epi-Pens and Inhalers will be able to stay with the child’s counselor in the grades’ camp backpack in a labeled baggy. Other medications that need to be given during camp hours may be stored in the Youth and Family Director’s office and be given at the prescribed time. All medication given will be signed off with dosage amount and time given with staff initials.


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