Summer Camp 2022 Registrations Now Open!
Summer Camp 2022 promises to be a good one.
- Ten consecutive weeks of camp open to kids ages 5-10 split into appropriate age groups! (Choose only the weeks you need!) *CLOSED July 4th*
- BRAND NEW Junior CIT Program for kids ages 11-12. (Application required, see below.)
- All timely and necessary COVID precautions will be taken, including masks, socially distanced lunch and snack times and COVID-friendly activities. *All pictures on this page are from pre-COVID days or last summer when cases and precautions were low*
- Drop-off and pickup hours: 7:00-9:00 AM dropoff hours, 4:00-5:00 PM pickup hour. All camp activities will take place between 9:00-4:00.
- Balanced lunch option included every day
- Relaxed sports themes for kids who just want to have FUN playing sports (and learn a little)
- Weekly swimming
- Favorite Field Trips to Knoebels, LLWS Museum, Reptiland, State Parks and much more! (if COVID regulations allow)
- Weekly movies at The Campus Theatre
- Plenty of outdoor and indoor time
- Creative Team Projects to exercise brains and promote teamwork
- Art and Science Classes
- Walking Field Trips to local attractions
- One simple weekly price
- YMCA Member discounts
- Plenty of Fun!
Ages 11-12 Junior CIT Program
Our new “Junior Coach-In-Training” program is designed to keep 11 and 12 year old children excited and invested in the camp experience they have grown to love. This limited space program includes all of the fun of our YMCA/Miller Center Summer Camp, including field trips, swimming, movies, sports, art projects and more with the added benefit of increased responsibility for this specific age group. (Parents will also appreciate the slight discount on registration fee.)
Because of this added responsibility, our Junior CIT’s are expected to maintain great role model behavior throughout the camp and will be treated as such.
*Please note that regular summer camp registration is only available for ages 5-10, and the Junior CIT program is for all 11 and 12 year old children who wish to participate in summer camp.*
Junior CIT Program FAQ’s
Who is eligible for this program? Children born between 8/15/09 and 6/6/11. *Children who turn 11 during the summer may graduate to this program pending behavior, interest and coach discretion.*
What does the new program entail? Junior CIT’s will have added responsibilities such as setting up activities, keeping track of lunch and snack counts, assisting coaches in activities, and much more. Junior CIT’s will be split up between the various age groups for many activities, but they will be able to participate in many other activities such as competitive games with their appropriate age level.
Where? Junior CIT’s will be fully supervised and spend the whole day with the regular summer camp, including field trips, swimming, etc.
When? Families will be able to apply to whatever weeks they would like, but since space is limited in this unique program, they are not fully registered until the Director or other YMCA staff member confirms their desired dates. If you apply in February or March, you will know which weeks you receive as soon as possible, but no later than 3/31/22.
Why? Like it or not, kids are growing up fast and there have been many signs from this pre-teen age group that they are ready for more responsibility. This program aims to straddle the line between the full-on responsibility of being a coach and still having fun as a camper.
How do we apply? Families should fill out the online application form together with the child so everyone knows what to expect. Once the application is submitted you will know shortly which weeks your child is accepted for.
*Because this is a program with limited space, your child may not end up getting all the weeks you apply for. Because of this we have set up a timeline so you know in a prompt manner what weeks you can rely on our camp for childcare.*
-Apply as soon as you are able to.
-If you apply at any time in February or March, you will know which weeks your child is registered for by March 31st at the latest. If you apply in April or later, we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
-Once you are officially registered, you must set up a payment plan, including deposit.
Do you need financial assistance?
Summer Camp at The Miller Center is open to children ages 5-10, with an additional Junior CIT Program for ages 11-12. Childcare runs from 7:00-5:00 Monday – Friday, with camp activities taking place between 9:00-4:00.
Registration for this year’s camp is solely done online. You do not need to be a YMCA member to register, but you must have a Daxko account. (No additional fee.)
You can create a Daxko account by following the “Register” link below.
**If you have ever registered through The Miller Center or Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA (including last year’s summer camp) and have not set up your Daxko account, please choose the “I want to set up online access for my account” option. You should already be in our system and this will help prevent duplicate accounts.**
**If you have never registered through The Miller Center of Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA please choose the “Sign Up” option.**
Once registered and $30/week deposit is paid, your spot is reserved for all weeks chosen.
Paperwork will be sent to you in a separate “Welcome Email” in late April or May and will be due one week before the start of camp.
You can access some of the paperwork through the following links:
If you have any questions please contact our camp director, Keith Jacobsen, at email@example.com.
Cancellation and full refund (minus $30 refund fee) are rewarded if given at least 14 days’ notice. Exceptions may be given and fee may be waived if proper excuse is provided. (ie doctor’s note, change in employment status, etc.) If less than 14 days’ notice is given, no refund is rewarded, unless proper excuse is provided.
Contracted weeks may be exchanged for other weeks of camp pending availability and with approval of camp director.