Summer 2020 Camp Update: It is with a heavy heart that we share that we have made the difficult decision to cancel all of our sessions of overnight camp at YMCA Camp Shady Brook for the summer of 2020. The safety and health of our campers and our entire camp community is, and always has been, our first priority. To learn more, please visit ppymca.org/summer2020
We can't wait to see you in 2021!

Your child will never be lost in the crowd at Camp Shady Brook. We offer a personalized camp experience that sets us apart and brings campers back year after year to reconnect with this special place, mentors and friends. We know no camper is one size fits all, so we offer a range of different camp experiences to ensure that everyone can have a summer to remember.

Many people have come to know Camp Shady Brook as ‘the world as it should be.’ At Camp Shady Brook, campers make new friends, build their self-esteem, gain independence, learn responsible decision making and have an adventure! Campers will be able to enjoy themselves in a safe environment that is designed to foster growth through fun, safe and challenging programs.

Our overnight camp program is intentionally designed for campers to have fun while realizing their individual and collective potential. An overnight camp experience is a unique opportunity for children to gain a sense of independence with the freedom to be themselves. Our incredible variety of activities allows campers to build confidence, try new things and have fun, and a combination of personal choice activities and scheduled programming means that campers have the freedom to customize their experience.

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2020 CSB Theme

Finding the Magic Within


The story we’re writing for summer 2020 is “Finding the Magic Within.” This theme features characters ranging from Harry Potter to historical figures to Star Wars, who will find the courage, strength and ultimately magic within themselves to make a difference in the world and become who they’re meant to be. Each week, campers will hear a recap of where our story has gone so far and all campers, whether they’re here for one week or the entire summer, will help write a chapter of our story. 

NOTE:  The Annual Navigator-Pioneer games will take place during Session 7.