Hamilton Area YMCA


With 50 acres of outdoor space, the largest pool in Mercer County, fun activities ranging from Sports to STEM, energetic staff and daily special events the Sawmill Day Camp is the ideal environment for campers to find their spark, find their sense of wonder, find their adventure, find their friends and FIND THEIR FUN 2022! 

Celebrating 20 years of serving the children and families in our community!

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Dates & Rates

Camp Dates
June 22 - August 31

2022 Camp Rates

5 day per week options:
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$380 per week 

Pre Camp - 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - $30 
Post Camp  - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - $40

3 day per week option (you pick the days!):
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
$291 per week 

Pre Camp - 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - $18 
Post Camp  - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - $24

Specialty Sports Camps

SOCCER CAMP (ages 6 - 14)

We are excited to welcome back the Philadelphia Union for soccer camp!  

July 18 – 21  •   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
August 15 – 18  •  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All campers receive a free youth ticket for a Union home game (an email will be sent to redeem) and an Official Adidas Union Camp Jersey.

REGISTER HERE! (click link and scroll to the bottom to sign in or create account)

BASEBALL CAMP (ages 7 - 12, grades 7 & 8)

We’re excited have a Speciality Sports Baseball Camp led by Full Depth Performance!  

July 18 - 21  •  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
July 25 - 28  •  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Click here for additional details.  

Swim Lessons at Camp

The Hamilton Area YMCA follows the YMCA nationwide swim program teaching swimmers of all ages and abilities. Our swim lessons accommodate varying abilities to help foster a sense of achievement as swimmers’ progress between stages. Our program teaches SAFETY in and around the water, along with proper stroke technique. 

Our Camp Swim Lesson will offer all campers the opportunity for structured skill and technique work each day for 45 minutes. Campers will also experience water sports and games to build on the skills learn while having fun!

Click here to register for swim lessons.

Typical Camp Day

This is just an example of what a schedule may look like.  It will vary depending on what camp you sign up for.

9:00 a.m. Morning Meeting
9:20 a.m. Activity Period 1 
(Specialist, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Gaga)
10:30 a.m. Break/Snack Time
11:00 a.m. Morning Swim
12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Activity Period 2
(Specialist, Art, Science, Camp Songs, Camp Games)
1:30 p.m. Afternoon Swim
2:15 p.m. Activity Period 3 
(Specialist, Water Relays, Sprinkler Time, Water Tag)
3:25 p.m. Daily Wrap-up
3:45 p.m. Prepare to Relocate to Departure Locations

Facility Features

•  50 acres of outdoor recreation
•  Large L-Shaped pool - largest in Mercer County!
•  Small Wading Pool
•  3 pavilions each with picnic tables, water fountains and restrooms
•  Big top tents each with picnic tables and water stations
•  Climate controlled multi-sport gym
•  Outdoor basketball courts
•  Sand volleyball courts
•  Gaga Courts
•  Quoit Pits
•  Human foosball court
•  Traversing Wall
•  Playground 
•  Soccer fields
•  Baseball fields
•  Water tag course
•  Misting and sprinkler stations
•  Foot and Disc Golf Course
•  Slip & Slide Station

Why Choose Our Camp

Caring & Well Trained Staff
Each of our staff undergoes a series of interviews, reference checks and a complete background/criminal history check. Our coordinators are college graduates who are working professionals in the fields of education and child development with over 40 years of camp experience and 20 years of teaching experience. Our senior staff are at least 18 years of age with prior experience working with children. Many of our staff have been former campers and have gone through our counselor in training program. All staff participate in over 25 hours pre camp training and are all certified in First Aid and CPR. We have a camp nurse on site each day.

Parents Trust Us
When you drop your child off at camp, we know that you are trusting us to provide high-quality care. With a low, camper-to-staff ratio, each child receives the attention they need to grow in a safe, supportive environment. Our on-site, full-time nurse provides additional support.  Proudly serving the Community for 71 years and 20 years at our Sawmill Branch.

Everyone belongs at the Y.  
We believe in serving the needs of all members of our community including those who may be unable to pay the full cost of membership or programs. Financial assistance 
is based on a number of factors including total household income and number of dependents in the household. Financial assistance applications are required and are due by May 1. The process is confidential.  E-mail: ryanyoung@hamiltonymca.org for more information.

We are an approved summer camp for State Subsidies such as Child Care Connection. 
E-mail: ryanyoung@hamiltonymca.org for more information.

We encourage and support the participation of individuals with diverse abilities in all programs and services. During the camp day opportunities are created for children to enhance their self-esteem, build friendship skills, develop greater independence and give them a sense of their creative potential in a safe, fun and nurturing environment. 

What To Bring To Camp

Please click here to view our handy graphic on what campers should bring to camp and what should stay at home.  

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Overnight Camp at YMCA Camp Mason

At Camp Mason we pride ourselves in offering our families a unique blend of traditional and adventure summer camp experiences. Whether you’re looking for a traditional overnight camp, day camp, adventure trips, or counselor-in-training program, Camp Mason has a program that’s right for you.

Generations of campers and families from all walks of life have called Camp Mason their summer home since 1900, creating memories and friendships that last a lifetime. For children and young people, summer camp at Camp Mason builds confidence, self esteem and relationships while developing independence and empathy. It’s also an opportunity to switch off, go tech-free and enjoy spending time outdoors.  Click here to visit Camp Mason's website.

Please note that Camp Mason is a sister camp of the Hamilton Area YMCA, and not run by the Hamilton Area YMCA.  Please visit Camp Mason's website for specific overnight camp information.