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.
20 Penryn Lane
Cornwall, PA 17016
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.
“Ever since my first week at Camp Shand I remember walking home with my mom or dad telling them how much I wanted to be a counselor when I was 16. I’ve had many entertaining summers, filled with heartwarming memories to last a lifetime. Each summer is like a movie that you want to watch over and over again. I look forward to every summer and am sad when it ends.
Some of my favorite parts of Camp Shand are the counselors. They are helpful, compassionate, and truly unforgettable. They’ve taught me many things from how to properly use a canoe to identifying what species of plants and animals are local to the intriguing wilderness that Camp Shand is located in. No year has been a letdown. Camp is like a second home to me, I truly believe your kid(s) will feel the same as I do.”