Great Summers Start at The Greater Scranton YMCA

Registration is open for Summer Day Camp at the Greater Scranton YMCA. The 2022Summer Day Camp Program will begin June 13th.

Day camp at the Y provides kids with adventure, healthy fun, personal growth and friendships that can take a so-so summer and turn it into a memory that lasts a lifetime. The Greater Scranton YMCA’s Summer Day Camp provides a welcoming environment for kids where they can belong, build relationships, develop character and discover their potential.

“The Greater Scranton YMCA believes all kids deserve the chance to experience summer camp,”said Trish Fisher, President & CEO, Greater Scranton YMCA. “From physical fitness to summer learning and from enrichment activities to social engagement, our summer day camp program provides opportunities for all children to learn, grow and thrive.As a charity, we turn no one away for an inability to pay and are proud to provide financial assistance to families in need.”

The Greater Scranton YMCA will incorporate summer learning into its Summer Day Camp Program through QUEST. As staying mentally engaged during the three-month educational gap is crucial to the continued academic development of students, QUEST was created to help bridge the gap between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next. Certified teachers cover science, math, reading comprehension and more through hands-on projects. The program is offered to summer day campers in kindergarten through eighth grades and is integrated into their daily curriculum.

To learn more about the 2022 Summer Day Camp Program and the availability of financial assistance, visit the Y online or contact Matt MaCart, After School and Summer Day Camp Director, or call (570) 729-5411, ext. 3115.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children –regardless of age, income or background –to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center Summer Day Camp Registration Open

This summer, local youths ranging from ages five through 13 will have the opportunity to participate in summer day camps, which are focused on connecting children to nature. They will take place at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Rd., Covington Township, Pa.

Each weeklong camp takes place at LCEEC’s beautiful 211-acre property and LEED Gold Certified facility.  The property is home to native plants and wild animals, forested areas, a stream, a marsh, meadows, instructional gardens and both indoor and outdoor classroom space. Campers will spend time exploring natural habitats and playing summer games while the experienced staff guides campers through innovative experiential activities including hiking, stream and forest ecology, environmental activities, nature-based art projects and much more.

Focusing on discovery and teamwork, children gain a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all life while daily interactions with one another helps develop cooperation skills and encourage friendships. A low camper-to-counselor ratio ensures children are safe, supervised and engaged in activities that keep their minds and bodies healthy. 

Camp themes change weekly and include Honey Bee Conservation, Wilderness Survival, Backyard Habitats, Closer Look, Eco Explorers and Eco Quest.  Camps will follow COVID 19 Safety Guidelines recommended by the CDC and ACA.  For more information or to register contact the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506 or email