Camp Fitch YMCA

Camp Fitch YMCA

Health Focus

Kids with Diabetes can have a Fitch experience, too!

For children living with diabetes or epilepsy, we have two Focus Experiences that enable these kids to have a great sleep-away camp experience under the watchful eyes of dedicated medical specialists. Designed to emphasize educating these campers on how to manage their health challenges, these Focus Experiences have a transformative impact on each camper’s journey toward independence.

Diabetes Focus

Operating at Camp Fitch since 1977, Dr. Barclay’s Camp For Children With Diabetes is supported by Medical Director Dr. Luis Aparicio, Board Certified Pediatric Endocrinologist from Erie. Dr. Aparicio is assisted by a staff of nurses and a dietitian/nutritionist who both care for and lead education activities during this Focus Experience. All campers with diabetes check-in with these medical staffers at all meals and several other times throughout the day.

Campers with diabetes live with other Flagship Experience campers and have the opportunity to participate in all of the Flagship activities. Each Skipper who will be supervising a camper with diabetes receives special training to recognize the symptoms that require immediate attention. With this extra attention, kids with diabetes are able to have a complete and fulfilling sleep-away camp experience.


Flagship Experience

For kids 6-16, this is our traditional experience that kids from all over the world have enjoyed for over 100 years! We can’t wait for you to come be a part of it.

Leadership Development

Engage your teenager in our leadership development experiences to develop crucial skills in areas like teamwork, empathy, responsibility, and a service mentality.

Teen Adventure Trips

Taking the Fitch Experience on the road allows us to push kids even further out of their comfort zones, build intense friendships based on trust and shared responsibility

Health Focus

Let our special medical teams closely supervise your child while educating and encouraging them on their journey toward independence.

Tech Focus

Does your child love working on computers? Let them do that all week with like-minded boys and girls while getting a healthy dose of fresh air and sunshine!

Equestrian Focus

For boys and girls who love horses, being an Outrider is hands-on, in the saddle fun at summer camp!

Farm Focus

We have created an engaging farm focus to teach children about raising animals, planting seeds and sustainability.

Drone Focus

For boys and girls who love flying drones, Drone Focus will teach children how to become an expert pilot!