Summer Child Care & Y-Zone Day Camp

Join us for a summer packed with fun and enriching activities, including field trips, swimming, sports, and activities.  Children will build confidence and develop an appreciation for the community they live in while they make new friends and explore the world around them. Summer care for school-age children is offered at both branches - the Y-Zone in Neshannock Township and the downtown branch in New Castle. While each location has unique offerings (see below for details), both locations include: 

  • Field trips included!
  • Free t-shirt for every camper.
  • Swim every week.
  • All supplies included.
  • Multiple child discount available.
  • All child care staff and camp counselors are CPR/First Aid certified with state clearances and have previous experience working with children.
  • Financial assistance is available!

Locations & Details

Preston-Chambers Y-Zone Day Camp

Location: 428 Eleanor Drive, New Castle, PA 16105
Dates: June 8 - August 14
Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Register
Ages: Entering 1st Grade - Age 12 (Counselor in Training program for ages 13 - 16)

Meals & Snacks: Daily snack provided, lunch brought by camper
Additional Options: Add a weekly Sports Camp for only $15!
Contact: Angela Abbiati, 724-658-4766

Schedule Family Member Rate  Non-Member Rate
3-Day Week


5-Day Week $135/week $150/week
All rates are per child and INCLUDE field trip fees when applicable.

New Castle YMCA Summer Child Care

Location: 20 West Washington Street, New Castle, PA 16101

Dates: June 1 - August 14
Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ages: Entering 1st Grade - Age 12
Meals & Snacks: Breakfast, Lunch & Snack included
Additional Options: Toddler & Preschool care also available; CCIS accepted.
Contact: Angela Abbiati, 724-658-4766

Schedule Rate
3-Day Week $105/week
5-Day Week $150/week
All rates are per child and INCLUDE field trip fees when applicable.


  • Online registration is available for Preston-Chambers Y-Zone Day Camp | New Castle YMCA Summer Child Care applications must be completed by contacting the office at 724-658-4766.
  • Register in person at either location.
  • Register over the phone by calling the Preston-Chambers Y-Zone at 724-658-9211 or New Castle YMCA at 724-658-4766. 

A deposit of $10 per week will be due at registration to hold your spot. This deposit will be applied to your camp fee and the remaining balance will be due the Friday before that weekly camp. 

Enrollment Packet: Please note, a completed Camper Enrollment Packet must be submitted in its entirety to attend camp or summer child care. Please complete this packet within 14 days of registration to ensure your enrollment is finalized.  Download a Y-Zone Day Camp enrollment packet online, or contact the Child Development Center for a Summer Child Care packet.

Field Trips

Weekly swim time and field trips are included for both programs. Previous field trip destinations have included Olympic Fun Center, Pearson Park, Hess Ice Rink, OH WOW! Science Center (5-8 yrs), Eracers Go-Kart Park (9+yrs), Mercer Conservation Agency, YMCA Olympics @ Rose E. Schneider YMCA, and Cranberry Water Park. The 2019 field trip schedule will be announced soon!
*Field trips subject to change due to transportation, availability, or weather.

CIT Program

Teens (age 13 - 16) can be a part of our Counselor in Training (CIT) program that is offered at the Y-Zone. Kids have the opportunity to shadow our Day Camp leaders and develop and practice leadership skills through hands-on interaction with younger children. With an emphasis on building self-esteem, setting goals, and developing leadership skills, this is the perfect program for future camp counselors. For more information call the the Y-Zone at 724-658-9211.