Day Camp Program
Department of Recreation, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Public Contact Person: Traci Sokol, Recreational Associate & Day Camp Program Coordinator Greene County Fairgrounds
107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5323 / Fax: 724-852-5356
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., MondayFriday
Day Camps were originally offered in 1970 at three sites, but that endeavor ended in 1975. In 1991, the Department revisited the program and began offering the Summer Day Camps again, which has become an extremely successful program throughout the County. Since its re-opening, the Summer Day Camp program has been expanded from one site in 1991 to three sites in 1992 and is currently offered at the additional sites.
The Day Camp program runs for six weeks every summer, providing hundreds of Greene County children with fun and activities. Running from mid-June until the end of July, the Day Camp program is free for all county children ages 5 to 15 years old. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, campers enjoy activities at various county parks, pools, community centers and elementary schools across the county.
Click HERE for our 2017 Day Camp Program brochure. 2017 Day Camp pre-registration is Friday, June 16 from noon to 3 at each camp.
Day Camp begins Monday, June 19 thru Friday, July 28 except Tuesday, July 4. Day Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Campers can register any time throughout the six- week session.
For more information, contact the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323. Camp History: Day Camps were originally offered in 1970 at three sites, but were ended in 1975. In 1991, the Department began offering the Summer Day Camps again, which has become an extremely successful program throughout the County. Since its re-offering, the Summer Day Camp program has been expanded from one site in 1991 to three sites in 1992 and is currently offered at the sites mentioned above.
Our Greene County Day Camp Program is sponsored by our Greene County Commissioners; and is funded through sponsors and Department of Recreation fundraisers such as the Miss Greene County Pageant (held in March), and the Dock to Lock 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run (held in May). Donations are also received from companies and other special events the county provides for the community. Parent donations are greatly appreciated to help with the cost of operation.
Day Camp Locations & Registration Forms:
2017 Day Camp pre-registration is Friday, June 16 from noon to 3 at each camp (open registration forms listed below). Our day camp locations include the following sites:
Bobtown Elementary (BOBTOWN Registration From) 304 Grant Street, Bobtown, PA 15315 bussed to Mon View Park bussed to Mon View Park for all camp activities
Jefferson Township Park (JEFFERSON Registration From) 115 Hatfield Street, Jefferson, PA 15344 bussed to Wana B Park for all camp activities
Nemacolin Fire Department (NEMOCOLIN Registration From) 1 Roosevelt Avenue, Nemacolin, PA bussed to Vana B Park for all camp activities
Nineveh Community Center (NINEVEH Registration From) 1713 Browns Creek Road, Nineveh, PA 15353 bussed to Ryerson Station State Park for all camp activities
All Greene County children ages 5-15 years are welcome! Come join the fun! Available activities include games, crafts, educational programs, snacks, swimming, skating, and playground fun! Available activities vary by camp site; sites, times programs and transportation are subject to change.
Hot lunch and snacks are provided. Local high school students serve as camp counselors and ALL activities are supervised at ALL times; our day camp operates Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except July 4). Daily sign-in begins promptly at 9:40 a.m.
2017 also will be featuring our UPSTREAM Program (YOU being Physical in Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Art, and Math. Programs will feature hands-on projects covering these topics while combining physical activity and fun!
IMPORTANT FOR 2017: "Day Camp children are required to attend all programming and must be signed in by 10AM. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Please Note: the Recreation Department will take pictures of each registered child to be used for safety issues, daily identification, and counselor assignment.
The "Last Day Picnic" will be held on July 28, 2017. It will be a day filled with FUN, FOOD, and SWIMMING. Click HERE for our 2017 Day Camp Program brochure.
Tennis Camp Offered:
The Department of Recreation also offers Tennis Camp; the program is sponsored by the Greene County Commissioners.
The camp is help at the Greene County Tennis Courts at 900 Rolling Meadows Road in Waynesburg; and taught by U.S.T.A. certified instructors Ron Headlee, Jessica Bazzoli, and John Buchanon. There are two separate sessions offered:
Session 1: 8:309:45 a.m. for 7-10 years of age
Session 2: 10:00-11:30 a.m. for 11 years of age and up
The cost for the week-long tennis camp will be $45; includes 5 days of instruction and a camp; T-shirt. Please register before June 10, 2014.
Click here for tennis camp registration form and brochure, or fmi, call either Ron Headlee at 724-984-2943 or the Department of Recreation at 724-852-5323.
Swimming Lessons Offered:
In addition to the Summer Day Camps, the Department of Recreation also offers a Swim Lessons program. The program is offered at both the Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg and Carmichaels Pool at Wana B Park in Carmichaels. Classes are based on skill; age group is suggested (classes may be combined or cancelled). Sign-up for swim lessons will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29 at Alpha Aquatic Center in Waynesburg, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 at Carmichaels Pool in Carmichaels.
The lessons are $25 per class, and payment will be due upon signing up for classes. Each class is designed for swimmers of certain skill levels; including children ages 6 mos to 3 yrs water safety class; and children ages 4-5 learn to independently enter the water, etc. Class instructors will determine in which class to place each swimmer. A minimum of five swimmers must be signed up for each class to run; the maximum for each class is 15 swimmers. Refunds will only be given if the Department of Recreation cancels a class.
Camp Challenge (2013) the Washington-Greene County Job Training Agency, Inc., administers Camp Challenge with funding provided by the Greene County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Camp Challenge is for children ages 9 to 11 years old. The mission of Camp Challenge is to educate the youth of Greene County about positive lifestyles and career choices. During the one-hour sessions, lessons will be taught in a fun, interactive approach and environment, including competitive games, relays, ongoing activities, and daily rewards and prizes. Upon completion of the camp, participants will be invited to attend a field trip (location tba).
For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399 Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370