We can’t wait for a safe, strong summer for your children in 2022.

While the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Summer Day Camp will look a bit different from years past, you can count on the same safe, high-quality, fun-filled camp that you’ve come to know and trust. And, we’ll continue to adapt programming and protocols to go above and beyond in keeping your child safe.


At the YMCA, we take fun seriously. We know when kids are engaged and entertained, they learn and retain more. Our camps provide opportunities for children and teens to discover new interests, make new friends and develop strong values.
Our college & high school-aged counselors are role models, committed to providing opportunities for every camper to thrive and discover what makes them unique. And remember, when you join the Y as a member, you can save up to 20% on program fees. We can't wait to see your children this summer. After all, a strong summer means strong kids.

The YMCA licensed locations follow the PA child care codes. Follow the link for any questions.

Questions: daycamp@ymcapgh.org or 412-573-4166





There’s sure to be a YMCA Summer Camp location near you!

Offered at locations around the Greater Pittsburgh area, our camps place special emphasis on youth choice, achievement and a sense of belonging. Activities may include sports and outdoor games, creative and performing arts, archery, engineering and nature exploration.

Through local programs, the Y is able to provide nutritious meals and snacks to help children stay healthy and active throughout a day at camp.



June 7-11, 2021 - Spy Camp
Become a detective and unveil the mystery of the missing cookies at your camp. Participate in scavenger hunts and figure out the hidden codes to unlock the riddles. You will have to be as stealth as a ninja in the laser maze and sharp-eyed to analyze the fingerprint art. Every day is a mystery, and anything can happen!

June 14-18, 2021 - Blast From the Past
Travel through time as we build our own time machines this week. We will travel back to the 60's by making our own groovy tye dye t-shirts. We will rock into the 80's as you become pac-man in a life size video game! We will make a final stop into the 90's as we create beaded animal keychains. We will travel back to the year 2021 on Friday just in time for our Decades dance party!

June 21-25, 2021 - Around the World in 5 Days
Join us as we make our own passports to travel the world collecting stamps. We will stop in Italy to learn about Mt. Vesuvius and make our very own volcanoes at camp.  We will take a play break in Africa as we learn the Catching Stars Game, and then head on over to celebrate Chinese New Year in China.  You will not want to miss as we create our very own Australian Dot Art, and round out the week learning about our neighbors up north in Canada!

June 28-July 2, 2021 - Underwater Adventure
You’ll have a whale of a time with us this week as we explore the sea, sharks, octopi, and other creatures!  We will make our own beach by making Kinetic Sand and enjoying a fun water day.  We hope that you do not get tagged by the Octopus while we play Octopus tag.  We will show off your favorite creatures in the underwater stained glass project.

July 5-9, 2021 - Superheroes vs Villains Week
Unlock your superpowers during this adventure-filled week. Discover the hero in you as you challenge villains in different adventures. Learn about some of the real life heroes in our world today as we make a comic strip about them.  We will learn what your superhero power is with a fortune teller craft and uncover the power among us as we play superhero vs villain tag. Grab your mask and capes as you dress like your favorite superhero or villain!

July 12-16, 2021 - Shipwrecked at Camp
Become a Pirate-In-Training, and learn from the Pirate King. We will start with your pirate name, have a dress like a pirate day, and dodge your way past the cannon balls. We will also make your very own pirates best friend, a parrot! Don’t miss the glorious return of this piratical camp week.

July 19-23, 2021 - Happy, Merry Holiday Adventure
Experience a full year in just one week of camp. We will bring the magic of the winter holidays straight into July as we host a food drive, make suncatchers and cards for local senior citizens.  Join us in your Halloween costumes as we participate in a trick or treat scavenger hunt through camp.  We will also squeeze in some of your other favorite holidays as we make leprechaun traps and try our hand at patriotic yoga.

July 26-30, 2021 - Going for the Gold
Who will make it on the Y-Camp podium and earn that gold, silver or bronze medal? These activities are not just athletic events, some may require no athleticism at all! Everyone will have a fair shot at representing a team and competing in some incredible feats of strength, stamina, brains and goofy talent.  You will make your very own medal, and torch and learn about the history of the Olympics.

August 2-6, 2021 - Aloha Party
We are heading into August island style! Join us for awesome lawn games, water activities, limbo contests and a beach ball kickball game! We’ll culminate the week with making our own Lei's and a luau as we show off our best Hawaiian attire!

August 9-13, 2021 - A Homerun in the Steel City
Come and hit a homerun into the Allegheny River with us as we explore the sports and history throughout the Steel City.  Learn some Pittsburghese and challenge your family to see how many words they know.  We will explore some of the Pittsburgh born artists and create our own works of art.  We can't wait to see what your favorite sports team is when you wear your favorite sports jersey or hat, and we might even have some special guests at camp this week!

August 16-20, 2021 - Rolling out the Red Carpet
We are rolling out the red carpet this week as you become a movie star.  Test your movie knowledge and skills during the Ultimate Camp Charades game, we will fly over the moon with ET and dive under the sea with Nemo.  You will have your chance to share your talent during the Camp Wide Talent Extravaganza!




  • At the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh we are maintaining aggressive cleaning and disinfection protocols throughout our facilities.
  • We are adhering to social distancing guidelines and have adjusted our facilities to ensure social distancing is possible at all times.
  • We are providing readily available hand sanitizer and/or hand washing stations.
  • We are training all our employees on the policies and procedures we have implemented to create the safest experience possible. 
  • We are requiring masks and using personal protective equipment.
  • We are available to speak with you directly about any questions or concerns.
  • We will continue to provide a welcoming and inclusive community, now enhanced with new safety protocols and procedures.

A parent/guardian must complete this form with you if you are under 18 years old. Submissions are due by 5:00 PM EST on Friday, April 2nd, 2021. Contact daycamp@ymcapgh.org if you prefer to deliver/mail your logo instead of uploading it here. This logo will be part of our READING@CAMP program this summer.