Two Weeks to Camp 2022

Here is the letter that was sent to the parents of the campers two weeks prior to the first day of camp

Team from Camp 2019
YSI Leadership Camp   Dear Parent,

This is to let you know that your son [or sons] who applied for the YSI Leadership Camp at Camp Kelly near Tunkhannock, PA is [are] confirmed for camp. We look forward to seeing him [them] at camp two weeks from today. One week before the camp, we will send out a final email with details about the last morning, which will include the option for parents & family to join for Mass on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

Packing List, address, office number at camp & other details:

Arrival: Campers should arrive at the camp on Sunday, June 19, 2022 between 3:00 and 4:30 pm.

Carpooling: If the ride for your son has not yet been arranged, our staff will help to connect you with other parents who might help to share a ride.

Payments: The following payments are due to based on the day you completed the application for your son:

Application submitted before Noon on April 15, 2022: $600
Application submitted since Noon on April 15, 2022:: $700

Please see how much you have paid so far, and please pay any balance due prior to the first day of camp – Sunday, June 19, 2022. You may make your payment at Select the Penn. Leadership Camp activity and enter you son’s name. If you have some difficulties making your payment, please contact us by email or phone to discuss a payment plan or to request a scholarship within the next few days.

Dad’s Night: We will have Dad’s Night on Friday, June 24. Fathers may arrive as early as 4 pm, during camper free time. The schedule is as follows:
5:45 pm – Dinner (Dining Hall)
7:00 pm – Talk for dads (Gabriel House)
8:30 pm – Talent Show (Dining Hall)

We will provide cabins for fathers and their sons (please bring sleeping bags and pillows as well as toiletries and towels) on a first-come first-served basis. For those interested, we will designate an area for camping out with tents. There are also hotels available nearby. Here are some options:

Shadowbrook Resort (201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, 800-955-0295)
Hampton Inn (209 E Tioga St, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, 570-996-5866)
Comfort Inn & Suites (5 N Eaton Rd, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, 570-836-4100)

To register for Dad’s Night, please leave a text or voice mail at the following number and we will be sure to count you in: 412-214-8914 (text, voicemail). Please provide the following details:

Your name and contact phone number
Number of son(s) who will be joining you, not counting your son(s) in the camp
Names of son(s) who will be joining you
Where you plan to stay – cabin assigned by our staff, in your own tent on the property or in a local hotel
Any comments or questions you might have

Cost per person (dad, son(s) other than camper son) is $15. This payment can be made in the office by cash or check or online at

Currently, we have a few openings remaining for campers. If you know of any boys interested in these spots, please have them apply or register today.

Campers: boys entering grades 6, 7 or 8 next fall. Register here.
You may read more about the camp and other programs sponsored by YSI on our web page:

Tim Barry
Camp Director
412-214-8914 (text, voicemail)
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Limited Spots for Archery Each full day of camp, there will be the opportunity for 12 campers to go to T-Town Archery that has been serving our camp for all 25 years. The cost for the 90 minute session (4:00 to 5:30 pm) is $10, payable in cash to T-Town. Campers wanting to go, must sign up the day before the session in the camp office. Don’t miss out!