Events & Camp Rentals

School’s Out Adventure Rangers (SOAR) at Camp Shand

Join us to enjoy a fun and educational day at camp. There will be environmental education activities, gardening, arts and crafts, hiking and more!

Friday, April 10 from 8 AM to 4:30 PM
SOAR is available for youth in grades 1-6
$45 per camper (includes lunch and snack)
Register by March 27


Family Fun Days at Camp Shand

Join us on Sunday, April 19 and Saturday, May 9 from Noon to 3 PM to enjoy the great outdoors. There will be canoeing, hiking, archery, tours, S’mores and more!

It’s a great way to enjoy nature as a family!

This is a free event, but please let us know you are coming by calling 717-272-8001 or emailing us at campadmin@lancasterymca.org

**While we love dogs, your canine friends will need to stay at home for this event.**

See flyer for details and directions.


Ready, Set, CAMP!

Join us for the Camp Shand 2020 kick-off and sleepover. Enjoy a fun and educational sleepover at Camp Shand Take part in opening ceremonies, flag signing and raising, and lots of activities and games.

Friday, May 8, beginning at 7 PM to Saturday, May 9 ending at 11 AM
For all kids ages 6-15.
$40 per camper
Register by May 1. This is limited to 100 campers.


Camp Rentals and Team Building Programs

With countless possibilities for relaxation, learning and adventure, Camp Shand is available to rent for family reunions, meetings, parties, youth group outings or team building workshops. Groups can choose to use the facilities and provide their own programming or enlist the YMCA Staff to lead their activities.

YMCA Staff are ready to provide:

  • Team building using our Adventure Challenge Course, Low and High Ropes courses
  • Environmental Education classes (for all ages)
  • Nature Walks
  • Group Games
  • Waterfront Activities
  • Swimming (when in season)
  • Canoeing, Kayaking
  • Climbing Wall
  • ArcheryOther programs can be designed to meet your group’s needs.

Download our Adventure Challenge Course flyer

Note: Use of the pool, canoes, kayaks, ropes course, climbing wall and archery range require the use of YMCA staff.

Our Facility

Located in the woodlands of beautiful Southern Lebanon County, YMCA Camp Shand offers 120 acres of adventure and fun. Our facilities include:

  • Dining Hall with large deck
  • Industrial Kitchen
  • 10 open air cabins (with 10 bunks)
  • 2 closed cabins (with 10 bunks)
  • Recreation Hall
  • Indoor Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Chapel
  • Adventure Challenge Course with Zip Line
  • Lake for fishing, canoeing, kayaking
  • Swimming Pool with water slide (May – September)
  • Hiking Trails
  • Sports Field
  • Black Top with Basketball
  • High and Low Ropes Course
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Stream
  • Endless Possibilities for creative classes and programs

Fees and Availability

Camp Shand is available for rent with or without programming from early April through May 31 and from late August through mid-November, as well as selected weekends throughout the summer. Prices are based on length of stay, number of participants and involvement of YMCA Staff for programming. Reservations are taken up to one year in advance and require a deposit. For more information, please contact Camp Shand at 717-272-8001 or email csmith@lancasterymca.org.

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