Welcome to Camp Wassaqui!

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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.

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


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.


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 – 10th 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!

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.

Western Camp At-A-Glance

Traditional Camp (Kindergarten - 10th Grade)June 14 - September 3$245/ week$330/ week
Basketball Camp (2nd - 7th grades)July 5 - 9$245/ week$330/ week
Dodgeball Camp (2nd - 7th grades)July 26 - 30$245/ week$330/ week
Basektball Camp (2nd - 7th grades)August 2 - 6$245/ week$330/ week


POC Site ID #1890790200


*All dates subject to change.

CAMP TALENT SHOW – Friday, July 9th, 2-3:30 pm at the Youth Development Center
Throughout the week campers will practice their talents as an individual or with a group. Talents will be showcased at the end of the week during our Friday Closing Ceremonies.

CAMP CARNIVAL – Thursday, July 15 • 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Families and friends can join us in our traditional camp carnival for games, prizes, and our annual GaGa tournament!

COLOR WARS WEEK – July 19 – 23
Throughout the week, traditional camps will break into the four-character trait colors of red, green, yellow or blue and compete in numerous events. After the last event on Friday, all points will be added, and a Color Wars Champion will be announced!

COLOR WARS PARENT NIGHT – Thursday, July 22 • 6 – 7 p.m.
This event has quickly become a Camp Wassaqui tradition. Families will have the opportunity to earn additional points for their camper’s team while experiencing some of the fun events that take place during Color Wars Week.

GRANDPARENTS DAY – Friday, August 6 • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grandparents Day at Camp Wassaqui is a fun way for campers to spend some time bonding with their grandparents while participating in some of our favorite camp activities. Please know that space is limited and will require pre-registration (details will be provided as the date approaches).

CAMP POOL PARTY – Thursday, August 19 • 6 – 8 p.m.
Bring the family and join us for the end-of-summer pool party.


Our Mission

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