Welcome to Camp Cassey!

Now Accepting Purchase of Care

The YMCA of Delaware is pleased to offer Purchase of Care at Camp Cassey in 2024! This offering will allow the Bear-Glasgow Family Y to serve more children and families in need by increasing access to full time care during out of school time in a safe, active and fun environment this summer.

Camp Cassey POC site ID: 18907910000

Get ready for an awesome summer adventure at Camp Cassey!  Create lifelong memories, learn new skills and spend summer just being a kid! Have fun in a day camp with awesome weekly themes, daily swimming and out of this world field trips.

Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA
351 George Williams Way
Newark, DE 19702
(302) 836-9622 Main
(302) 250-2170 Camp Cell Phone


All camps run at the Bear-Glasgow Family YMCA are proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association. Developed exclusively for the camp industry, this nationally recognized program focuses on program quality, health, and safety issues, and requires us to review every facet of our operation. Camp Cassey has voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and has earned this mark of distinction.

Camp Hours

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Extended care is available at no additional charge for all camps during the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 7 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.

Traditional Camp:

Every camp this week is fun-filled and action-packed. Campers (K – 8th grade) will experience a variety of activities including arts and crafts, environmental education, literacy education, team-building activities, character development, outdoor games, swimming and more!

Sports Camp:

Want to try a new sport? Sports camp teaches children the basic skills needed to succeed in each area of the sport they choose. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the game along with various positions, rules, and regulations.

Leaders In Training (LIT):

Leaders In Training camp is designed to help teens, 9th – 10th grade, develop leadership skills while having fun. New friends are made through group work, team building, and personal growth activities in a positive atmosphere. We are looking for our future all-star camp counselors in this program! Teens interested in LIT training will be required to participate in a short interview to be admitted into the program.

Bear Camp At-A-Glance 2024

Traditional Camp (Kindergarten - 8th Grade)June 10 - August 23$305/ week$400/ week
Leaders In Training (9th - 10th grade)June 17 - July 26$210/ week$280/ week
Dance Camp (2nd - 8th grades)June 24 - 28$325/ week$425/ week
Basketball Camp (2nd - 8th grades)June 24 - 28;
August 5 - 9
$325/ week$425/ week
Dodgeball Camp (2nd - 8th grades)July 1 - 5$325/ week$425/ week
Soccer Camp (2nd - 8th grades)July 8 - 12$325/ week$425/ week
Volleyball Camp (2nd - 8th grades)July 15 -19$325/ week$425/ week
All Sports Camp (2nd - 8th grades)July 22 - 26$325/ week$425/ week
Flag Football Camp (2nd - 8th grades)July 29 - Aug 2$325/ week$425/ week
Cheer Camp (2nd - 8th grades)July 29 - Aug 2$325/ week$425/ week

Where is drop off & pick up each day? 

At Camp Cassey, behind the YMCA – follow the signs for drop-off & pick-up.

Are lunches or snacks being provided this summer? 

We will provide lunch for your child; however, we cannot accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions.  Your child is welcome to bring their lunch in a lunchbox with freezer packs if they choose.

Are field trips planned for this summer? 

We are currently working to provide both in-house and off-site field trips.  This is subject to change.

What should my child wear each day to camp? 

Dress your child in weather appropriate attire. Wear close-toed shoes (no flip flops, sandals, etc).

What does my child need to bring DAILY? 
All children must have:

  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim attire (bathing suit, water shoes/flip flops, towel, goggles-optional)
  • Packed Lunch
  • Weather appropriate attire

*Please label EVERYTHING so we can help get lost and found items back to your child* 

Please DO NOT bring the following items to summer camp: 

  • Electronics (Ipad, cell phone, tablets)
  • Toys
  • Jewelry or other valuable possessions
  • Pets
  • Alcohol or drugs of any kind (will result in IMMEDIATE dismissal from camp)
  • Anything else perceived as inappropriate

**Materials not permitted will be confiscated and held in the camp office until the end of the week or until arrangements have been made for pick-up.  Multiple offenses are subject to a camper’s dismissal from camp for the remainder of the summer season. 

How do I contact the Camp Director or someone from the administration? 

How will you communicate important camp information with parents? 

Most camp communication is done through the Procare app. Parents must download the app to get real-time messages to the campground regarding their child. Parents will be contacted via phone in the case of serious or emergency situations regarding your child.

Do campers swim every day? 

Yes! Weather permitted.

What is the cancellation policy? 

  • DEPOSITS: A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit is required per child, per week to reserve your spot. This non-refundable deposit cannot be applied to additional weeks. If you need to change, cancel, or modify a week, including a change to membership status (holds, cancellations, and terminations), the deposit paid will not be available for transfer or refund.
  • CANCELLATION AND CHANGE REQUIREMENTS: ALL Change requests must be made two weeks prior to the week you wish to change using the Cancel, Add or Change Form. If proper notice is not provided, the full week of camp fees will be due and will not be refunded.

How late can I register my child for camp?  

Camp enrollment for the upcoming week closes on Wednesdays at noon, THE WEEK PRIOR. For example, for the camp week of June 28th, enrollment closes on June 24th at noon.  No exceptions for enrollment after that time will be made without the Camp Director’s approval. As a reminder, your child is not fully enrolled until all required documents are received by the camp.

What if my child needs medication while at camp?

  • PRIOR TO the start of your child’s camp week, a medication form must be completed and brought with your child on their first day. Medication forms can be found here.  Please note:
  • Prescription medication MUST be in its original container and properly labeled with your child’s name and necessary information (dosage, how often medication is taken, etc.)
  • Over the counter (OTC) medication should be in its original container with no evidence of prior use (seal cannot be broken).

Our Mission

To empower youth, foster healthy living, and promote strong communities.