Summer Day Camps

Join us for a summer packed with fun and enriching activities, including field trips, swimming, sports, and activities. Our summer day camps are designed to provide an amazing summer experience for kids of all backgrounds in a safe environment with positive role models. Children will build confidence and develop an appreciation for the community they live in while they make new friends and explore the world around them. Camp activities will include swimming, field trips, arts & crafts, nature hikes, sports, educational activities, and more.

  • 2018 Camp Dates: June 11 - August 24. Attend one week or all 11!
  • Ages: Entering 1st grade - age 12 (Counselor in Training program available for ages 13 - 16)
  • Free t-shirt for every camper.
  • All supplies & field trips included!
  • Add a sports camp option to your day camp experience for $15/week (Y-Zone Location Only).
  • Multiple child discount - save 10% off the oldest child’s rate.
  • All camp counselors are CPR/First Aid certified with state clearances and have previous experience working with children.
  • Financial assistance is available!
  • Daily snack included.
    Y-Zone Campers - Please pack your own lunch (no nuts) and eat breakfast before arrival.
    Downtown Campers - Breakfast & Lunch included, along with snack.

Locations & Details

Summer Day Camp is available at two locations - the downtown branch and the Y-Zone. Both camps offer a rewarding summer experience filled with fun and friendship. Each location has slightly different hours and pricing, see below for details.

Summer Day Camp (Y-Zone)

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Address: 428 Eleanor Drive, New Castle, PA 16105
Contact: Aaron Rekich, 724-658-9211

Schedule Member Rate  Non-Member Rate
3-Day Week


5-Day Week $125/week $135/week
All rates are per child and INCLUDE field trip fees when applicable.

Summer Day Camp (Downtown)

Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Address: 20 West Washington Street, New Castle, PA 16101
Contact: Kelli Houser, 724-658-4766

Schedule Rate
3-Day Week $110/week
5-Day Week $125/week
All rates are per child and INCLUDE field trip fees when applicable. CCIS Accepted (downtown location only).


Pre-register before April 30 and as a bonus you'll receive program credits! Receive $10 for each 5-day week you pre-register for, and $5 for each 3-day week you pre-register for! Credits can be applied to summer camp, sports camps, or any other programs at the New Castle YMCA and Y-Zone. 

  • Register in person at either location.
  • Register over the phone by calling the Y-Zone at 724-658-9211 or downtown at 724-658-4766. 

A deposit of $10 per week will be due at registration to hold your spot. This deposit will be applied to your camp fee and the remaining balance will be due the Friday before that weekly camp. 

Field Trips

Weekly swim time and field trips are included in all camp fees. Field trip destinations include Olympic Fun Center, Pearson Park, Hess Ice Rink, OH WOW! Science Center (5-8 yrs), Eracers Go-Kart Park (9+yrs), Mercer Conservation Agency, YMCA Olympics @ Rose E. Schneider YMCA, and Cranberry Water Park.
*Field trips subject to change due to transportation, availability, or weather.

CIT Program 

Teens (age 13 - 16) can be a part of our Counselor in Training (CIT) program at either location. Kids have the opportunity to shadow our Day Camp leaders and develop and practice leadership skills through hands-on interaction with younger children. With an emphasis on building self-esteem, setting goals, and developing leadership skills, this is the perfect program for future camp counselors. For more information call the the Y-Zone at 724-658-9211 or downtown at 724-658-4766.