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.


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-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.

2018 Camp Session Dates

Week 1:  June 11 – 15
Week 2:  June 18 – 22
Week 3:  June 25 – 29
Week 4: July 2 – 6 (no camp July 4th)
Week 5: July 9 – 13
Week 6: July 16 – 20
Week 7:  July 23 – 27
Week 8: July 30 – Aug 3
Week 9: Aug 6 – 10
Week 10: Aug 13 – 17
Week 11: Aug 20 – 24

Western Day Camp Prices

Traditional Camp (Completed Kindergarten - 8th Grade)$210$265
Sports Camp (2nd - 8th Grades)$210$265
Specialty Camp (2nd - 5th Grades)$260$330
Little Explorers Preschool Part-Day Camp (Ages 3 - 5 years)$106$180

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


Program registration is now OPEN. Classes start January 2nd! CLICK HERE to register and search offerings by location.