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 $375. 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.
New for 2019!! Buckaroo Full Week is for campers ages 6 and 7 (Rising Grades 1 and 2) and is available each session. Buckaroo Full Week is for young campers who are 100% ready to spend a week away. This is for children who have already spent time away from home and were successful. To register for Full Week Buckaroo Camp – select Regular Camp in your preferred session. Full Week checks in on Sunday at 3:00 pm and check out on Saturday at 8:30 am.
Note: 3 Day Buckaroo camp is recommended for campers who have never been away from home.
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.
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 Theme in 2019! Click here to Learn More!
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.
Click here to download a scholarship form
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