Buckaroo is for rising 1st and 2nd grade and is available at the beginning of each regular session. Buckaroos check-in is on Sunday at 3:00 pm and check-out is on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Once at Camp, Buckaroos have the option to extend and stay the whole week for an additional $350. Parents will receive an e-mail or phone call to notify them of their Buckaroo's desire to stay or check-out on Wednesday. Buckaroos that stay the whole week will check out on Saturday at 8:30 am.
Regular Camp is for rising 2nd to 10th-grade campers and they stay for a full week of camp. This is Camp Cosby's traditional camp experience in which campers enjoy many different activities, connect with their counselors and make deep, meaningful friendships. Camp tuition includes air-conditioned cabins, three meals and two snacks each day, caring, well-trained counselors, access to all age appropriate activities, camp t-shirt, cabin photo and store souvenirs.
Rising 4th to 10th-grade campers who meet the physical requirements can enhance their stay by registering for a Specialty Camp. For an additional fee, this is a great way to focus on skill development in some of Cosby’s favorite programs. Specialty Camps include Mini Bikes, Wakeboard/Waterski, Wrangler and Ceramics/Pottery. Specialty Camp campers bunk with campers their age and participate in all regular camp activities with a special emphasis on their chosen specialty. Half of their activity periods for the session will be reserved for their chosen Specialty Camp.
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Campers can enjoy their session even more by participating in the theme! Meals, campfire skits, and some evening programs will be focused around the theme and we invite all to join in on the fun. Items to bring can include costumes, coloring books, trinkets, stuffed animals, and props. Please do not send any items of value. The items sent will be used and potentially get messy. Bringing theme items is not mandatory. Our counselors also help create this fun environment with crafts, projects and face paint!
NEW Themes in 2018! Click here to Learn More!
Enjoy the weekend with us in smaller groups, doing activities only available during this time and re-energize for the next session. Stayover weekend is only for campers staying from one session to the next and is not offered as a stand-alone program.
CampInTouch Photo/E-Mail Service - $10
Purchased after camper is registered. Camp In Touch allows you to see photos that are uploaded each day and send e-mails to your Cosby Campers while they are at camp as a way of faster communication.
Birthday Party - $60
On your camper's birthday, they will be honored with party hats for their whole cabin, festive tablecloth, a song from Cosby staff and a birthday cake at lunch. Celebrate the Cosby way!
Cosby Gift Backpack - $50
This is a great gift for any camper! Campers are very excited to know some special is thinking about them and they love the Cosby SWAG! This package includes Cosby themed nylon backpack, water bottle, bandana, carabineer, bookmark, two Cosby friendship bracelets and two snacks.
Cosby Pro Care Package - $65
Your longtime camper will love this Cosby Pro Care Package! Camp Cosby autograph pillowcase, Cosby Stickers, Cosby Lanyard to hold activity card, activity book, pens, snacks and a gift to share with their whole cabin.
Hydration Pack - $30
Our most popular store item is now available for pre-order! Order at the time of registration to assure your Cosby Camper gets their own Hydration Pack. Your Cosby camp will receive it on Monday morning of their session.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to attend sleepaway camp. Scholarships are available through YMCA Camp Cosby’s Annual Campaign. It is our goal to make camp financially accessible for all families. Through the commitment of our board members, volunteers, staff and families funds are raised each year and provided for qualifying families. Income, number of people in the household and extenuating circumstances are all considered.
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