Welcome to Camp Wassaqui!

Western Family YMCA
2600 Kirkwood Highway,
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 453-0123 (Youth Development Center)
(302) 709-9622 (Western YMCA)

Get ready for an awesome summer adventure at Camp Wassaqui! Create lifelong memories, learn new skills and spend summer just being a kid! Have fun in day camp with awesome weekly themes and out of this world field trips. Kids can get active in our sports camps with choices like Cheerleading, Flag Football, Volleyball, and Dodgeball. Stir the imagination in specialty camps like Animal Camp, Water Park Party, Minecraft and more. Be sure to download a copy of our Summer Camp guide for a full list of offerings.


ACA

All camps run at the Western 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 Wassaqui has voluntarily submitted to this independent appraisal done by camp experts and has earned this mark of distinction.


Camps

Traditional Day Camp

With themes like Crazy Hats, Pick an Era and Super Heroes, every camp week is fun-filled and action-packed. Campers (K-7th grade) will experience a variety of activities including arts and crafts, archery, environmental education, literacy education, team building, field trips, character development, outdoor games, swimming and more!

Specialty Camp

Something for everyone! Specialty camps are for campers in 2nd-5th grade and include a variety of themes from animals to Minecraft. Meet new friends with the same interests while learning new skills and having fun.

Youth 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.

 


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.


2020 Camp Session Dates

Week 1:  June 29 – July 3

Week 2:  July 6 – 10

Week 3:  July 13 – 17

Week 4:  July 20 – 24

Week 5:  July 27 – 31

Week 6:  Aug 3 – 7

Week 7:  Aug. 10 – 14

Week 8:  Aug. 17 – 21

Week 9: Aug. 24 – 28

*Week 10: Aug. 31 – Sept. 4
(Pending the release of 2020/2021
School District calendars)


Western Day Camp Prices

CAMPMEMBERCOMMUNITY
Traditional Camp (Completed Kindergarten - 8th Grade)$225$300
Sports Camp (2nd - 8th Grades)$225$$300
Specialty Camp (2nd - 5th Grades)$270$360
Little Explorers Preschool Part-Day Camp (Ages 3 - 5 years)$113$185

Our Mission


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

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4th of July

All branches are closed on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. Outdoor pools are open!

Stronger Together

At the Y, we stand against all forms of racism, discrimination, and hatred. We have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and compassion for all.  We share the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.  As we watch and experience the unrest and violence that continues to erupt throughout our communities, we acknowledge that this reality is fueled by generations of injustice. Together through the Y, we can be a positive force for change in every community we serve. We must unite. We must be heard, and we must do better.

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