Where a caring staff and great friends help build strong futures

Camping is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. When kids come to Camp Shand they learn how to be independent and how to contribute to a group. Our camp programs keep kids engaged in fun physical, social and educational activities that foster self-reliance, a love for nature and the attitudes and practices that build character and leadership.

Nestled on 120 acres of scenic woodland in Cornwall, PA, YMCA Camp Shand offers day and overnight camping programs for youth entering 1st through 11th grades and a summer full of activities like canoeing, hiking, archery, campfires, ropes course challenges and swimming.

Your child will never be lost in the crowd at Camp Shand. We offer a personalized camping experience that sets us apart and brings campers back year after year. In all that we do, our dedicated staff works to instill the core values of the YMCA: caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Download our 2018 Camp Shand brochure