Register for Camp at the Ward Y in Abingdon

To register, review the camp options below then click the button for the camp you want to register for. 

During your initial registration, you must accept a waiver stating that you agree to be charged a one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee (per camper). The fee will be added to your Y account and charged to the credit card used at the time of registration. If the fee is $0 during a promotion, you must still accept the waiver. Please Note: If you register for additional camp weeks at a later date, the waiver will reappear and must be accepted, however you will not be charged an additional registration fee.

Once you've completed your initial registration, you will be emailed a link to our new camp paperwork system, PlayerSpace. Use this link to create your PlayerSpace account and complete all required health and medical forms and our 2020 camp packet. Campers cannot be admitted to camp without this information.

If you are not a returning camp family or Y member, you will need to set up an online account prior to registering. Please follow the 'create an account' instructions that will appear during the registration process. If you need assistance setting up or accessing your online account, please contact or call or stop by your nearest Y center. We're happy to help!


Y Camp will operate with enhanced health procedures to protect campers, parents, and our camp team. Rest assured, campers will safely engage in a variety of activities throughout the camp day! They will have fun, get exercise, and feel well-cared for -- as always!


We will continue to share information via PlayerSpace about any operational changes to our program as they become available.

Camp Savings

Register for camp by August 19th and enjoy 5% off of all camp weeks - a savings of up to $142! When you register online, use code CAMP4KIDS2020 at checkout.

SIBLING DISCOUNTS are available when two or more siblings are registered for the same weeks of camp. Get 2% off all camps with promo code SIBLING2020. Not valid on transportation fees.

The registration fee is a one-time, non-refundable, non-transferable per camper fee. The amount of the fee is based on the date of your initial registration:

  • Mar 1 - 31: $20 fee
  • Apr 1 - 30: $30 fee
  • May 1 - 31: $40 fee
  • Jun 1 - Sept 1: $50 fee

Y members always save more! On average, Y members save $55 per week on Y Camp with our member camp rate. Learn more about Y membership and JOIN ONLINE TODAY!

Ward Y Camp Weekly Sessions

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5
6/22-6/26 6/29-7/3 7/6-7/10 7/13-7/17 7/20-7/24
Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
7/27-7/31 8/3-8/7 8/10-8/14 8/17-8/21 8/24-8/28 8/31-9/4


Traditional Day Camp (entering grades K-6)

Weeks 1-11

Y camp at the Ward Y in Abingdon offers outdoor fun in the sun! Campers will enjoy a multitude of exciting games and activities that will quickly become their favorites including water games, camp songs, arts & crafts, daily camp rallies, science experiments, sports & games, Fit 'N Fun, camp challenges, swimming, theme days, camp "holidays", journaling, character development, camp spirit traditions, and more! Canopies, pavilions and other structures provide shady spaces. Activities vary by location.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $221 Open Rate - $283


Specialty Camps (entering grades 1-6)

With the exception of Sports of All Sorts, all specialty camps for the Ward Y in Abingdon will take place at The Highlands School. Campers will be shuttled from the Ward Y to The Highlands School from 8:45am - 4:15pm for their specialty camp activities. The Sports of All Sorts specialty camp will be held at the Ward Y.

Solar System Science: Weeks 2 & 4

Explore the solar system and beyond! Learn about the universe around us and enjoy some fictional fun too!

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


SPY SCHOOL: Weeks 1 & 6

Learn the basic elements of forensic science. With a crime solving partner, create letters using invisible ink, decode encrypted messages and solve puzzles. Can you use clues to solve the mystery and escape before time runs out?

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


Construction Zone: Weeks 3 & 8

Learn the different phases of construction from planning to building. Work in teams using camp materials to design and assemble your own structure.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


Fun-gineering: Weeks 3 & 7

Campers will explore engineering-related strategies based on creativity and fun! Enjoy hands-on projects you'll want to try at home. Includes a trip to the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360


Animals A to Zoo: Weeks 2 & 8

Join us for a week of everything animals! Learn about creatures big and small, make toys for local animal shelters, and learn the essentials of proper animal care. Includes a trip to Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360


Farm to Table: Week 5

Learn where food comes from, how it grown, easy healthy cooking concepts, and more! Includes a trip to Sharp's at Waterford Farm.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360


Art Mix: Weeks 4 & 6

Create art that is personal and expressive as you learn drawing, printing, sculpting, collage, and mixed media techniques. Includes a trip to the American Visionary Art Museum.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $311 Open Rate - $360


Paint & Pottery: Weeks 1 & 5

Learn new painting styles by imitating some of the greatest artists in the world. Explore finger painting, water colors, acrylics, and more advanced styles.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


Curtain Call: Week 7

Casting calls are out for a week of theater! Act out scripted short plays, make props, design costumes, and write skits. The week concludes with a short performance.

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $276 Open Rate - $325


Sports of All Sorts: Weeks 1-8

Basketball, soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, flag football, and more. Learn body mechanics through a wide range of sports with a focus on fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun!

Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $237 Open Rate - $289


Teen Leadership Program (entering grades 9-10)


Our Counselor in Training program is designed to help teens develop leadership, character and the skills needed to work with youth. Participants must apply for the CIT program and are selected through an interview process. If selected, teens must commit to three Saturday trainings before the start of camp. Once successfully completed, teens must participate in a minimum of four week in the CIT program. Evaluation and reviews will be conducted for CITs who meet or exceed the four-week minimum and the hours in the program will be recognized as service hours that may be required for high school graduation. Deadline to apply is May 1st. For more information and a schedule of required and elective trainings, please contact

CIT Training Academy (one-time fee) Member Rate - $160 Open Rate - $195
Weekly Sessions* Member Rate - $10 Open Rate - $15


*Rates include non-refundable deposit