Summer to Discover with the Lake County Y


At the Y, we value the unique personalities and potential of every child and teen. Summer camps create an environment where kids can be themselves, discover exciting new things and make memories that last a lifetime.

The Lake County Y Central, East End, West End and Outdoor Y branches offer a variety of summer Day Camp and Adventure Camp experiences for preschoolers and children ages 4-14, as well as overnight camp experiences for teens at Camp Fitch along Lake Erie in North Springfield, PA.

Additionally, the Outdoor Y is hosting new specialty sports camps focused on soccer and lacrosse. Kids are exposed to new athletic challenges and develop their skills during this one-week sports camp led by former professional players.

Through hands-on experiences, Day Camp kids gain self-reliance, a love for nature and develop attitudes and practices that build character and leadership – all amidst the fun of camp songs, crafts, swimming, games, sports and meaningful friendships.

Last summer one counselor commented, “We can make even rainy days fun during summer camp. We help kids overcome obstacles. Whether its climbing the rock wall or building friendships, we encourage every child to learn, grow and thrive.”

Children also discover their abilities and learn about sportsmanship in a variety of activities from dodge ball to exploring on nature hikes and taking exciting trips to Cedar Point, Splash Lagoon and the Erie Zoo.

Counselors encourage children to experience new things, whether its trying a new sport or discovering what they can achieve when they set a goal and work towards it. All camp staff is background checked, as well as First Aid and CPR certified.

Overnight camp with the Y teaches teens self-reliance and creates opportunities to discover new things, make lasting friendships and memories while realizing their potential and gaining confidence. At Camp Fitch, teens can enjoy a one-week camping experience and bond with new friends over rock climbing, canoeing, archery, talent shows, hayrides to the candy store and campfire sing-a-longs.

For a great summer experience that will create memories that last a lifetime, contact the Lake County Y at 440-354-5656. For details on your local Y branch summer camp opportunities or visit

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold