Eggert Rd Program Center Camp
The camp at the YMCA Eggert Road Program Center is a great environment for children to enjoy the great outdoors. Located in Orchard Park, it includes an outdoor pool, archery range, gaga pit, volleyball courts, and more! Each day provides the opportunity for your child to master a new skill. We offer Day Camp, Leaders In Training, Counselors In Training, and Sports Camp programs at this facility.
Entering grades 1-6
YMCA Day Camp is geared for fun, exploration, and adventure! They spend time swimming, exploring the environment through nature study, developing their creative skills in arts & crafts, learning how to work together as a group, elective options, and more. Day campers are broken into age specific groups to ensure all activities are geared toward their specific interests and abilities.
Entering grades 1-6
Campers learn the skills, strategies, and concepts of a variety of sports in a fun atmosphere where teamwork and good sportsmanship are stressed. Each weekly session also includes traditional day camp
activities such as instructional and recreational swimming, arts and crafts, and more.
Leaders in Training
Entering grades 7 & 8
This challenging program reaps endless rewards through new friendships, an increased self awareness and self esteem and new interests. Participants will develop leadership skills in twelve skill groups: teamwork, responsibility, respect, motivation, listening, planning, initiative, creativity, persistence, presenting, problem solving, and observation. They will put these skills to use as they plan several special events for the camps to participate in. They also will have fun within their group by participating in activities just for them chosen by them! With this combination your child is bound to have an amazing summer while developing new skills and friendships to last a lifetime.
Counselors in Training
Entering grades 9 & up
The CIT program is geared toward those teens who want to become a camp counselor. Teens will work to develop leadership skills in twelve skill groups: teamwork, responsibility, respect, motivation, listening, planning, initiative, creativity, persistence, presenting, problem solving, and observation. Teens will also learn skills for working with children as well as job readiness. CIT’s will work side by side with our counselors, helping to plan and lead activities for our younger campers. CIT’s may be required to participate in an interview process and must commit to attend a minimum number of weeks of camp.