INSPIRING SUMMER CAMPERS TO EXPLORE A WORLD OF WONDER
For Dates and Rates for Summer 2019, please click for 2019 Early Bird Registration Form.
You may also view our brochure by clicking here.
To help you prepare for your child’s experience at camp, please review our Parent Handbook.
Surrounded by nature, Bynden Wood Day Camps’s outdoor mountaintop facility provides campers with a unique summer camp experience. Bynden Wood’s programming is based on the four core values of the YMCA (Caring, Respect, Honesty and Responsibility). At Bynden Wood, our staff truly believe that “Children Come First”.
The Day Camp hours are from 8:30AM until 4:15PM, Monday-Friday. Families and campers are greeted in front of Bynden Wood Lodge and the day begins with new friends, songs and Flag Raising.
Campers, ages 5 (must have completed Kindergarten) -14, are assigned to their Tribe of 8-12 campers of the same age with two adult counselors. The camp day is full with a diverse activity schedule including one hour every day at the pool.
Bynden Wood Day Camp Dates Summer 2019
- June 10 – June 14 Star Wars 1: Jedi Training
- June 17 – June 22 Medieval Times
- June 24 – June 28 Around the World in a Week
- July 1 – July 5* Wizards & Demigods (No Camp Thursday)
- July 8 – July 12 Wild, Wild West
- July 15 – July 19 A Pirate’s Life
- July 22 – July 26 Summer Camp Super Heroes
- July 27 – August 2 Beach Week
- August 5 – August 9 Spy vs. Spy
- August 12 – August 16 Color Wars
Bynden Wood Day Camp Bus Schedule
Green Route Pick Up Drop Off
McDonald’s Parking Lot Rt. 419 & Rt. 422, Womelsdorf 7:25 5:20
Conrad Weiser High School 347 E. Penn Ave., Robesonia 7:35 5:10
Fecera’s Furniture Parking Lot Penn Ave, Sinking Spring 7:50 4:55
K-Mart Shopping Center Rt. 724 & Rt. 222, Shillington 8:10 4:35
Red Route Pick Up Drop Off
Berks Co. Park just south of 12 & 662 intersection 7:35 5:20
Muhlenberg Middle School 810 Bellevue Ave 7:50 5:05
The Volunteer Firemen’s Memorial Bandshell, Constitution Blvd, Reading 8:05 4:50
VF Factory Outlets (Lee Lot) Penn Ave., W. Reading 8:15 4:40
One Week Session with Bus Transportation is $230 per child.
One Week Session without Bus Transportation is $185 per child.
Lunch is included.
Wizards & Demigods*: As Thursday is the 4th of July, Day Camp will not be in session this day. Camp will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. Due to the shortened week, camp will be prorated at: $197 with bus transportation per child, $152 without bus transportation per child.
Multi-Child Discount: We do offer a Multi-Child Discount to Bynden Wood Day Camp Families. The first child in the family is full price and each additional child in the family is $10 off per session.
Cabin Overnights are held every Thursday.* $35/week
Horseback Riding Lessons (5, 1-hour lessons each week).* $125/week
American Red Cross Swimming Lessons (5, 45-60 minute lessons each week). *$50
Before Care 7AM $25
After Care until 5:45 $25
Both Before and After Care $40
Sample Menu for Bynden Day Camp Lunch
Monday: Breaded Chicken with Buns & Curly Fries
Tuesday: BBQ Pork Sandwiches & Chips
Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Pita Pockets
Thursday: Build Your Own Nacho Salad
Friday: Meatball Sub Rolls
Lunch is provided for every camper in our program. Children may also bring their own lunch. Check back in this section during the summer months to get the current week’s menu.
Tours of Camp
Several of our year-round staff call South Mountain YMCA Camps home. They reside at camp and are available to provide tours of our facilities. Please contact Camp to schedule a visit to camp!
South Mountain YMCA Camps strives to serve all people regardless of their ability to pay. We believe that all children should have the opportunity to experience camp. For information about our financial assistance program, please contact our camp office, or access our application here.