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Helping children learn & grow academically, socially, & emotionally.

The goal of SPY – Supportive Partnerships for Youth – is to help ensure all children, regardless of household income, have an opportunity to grow and thrive, both academically and personally, and find success in the classroom and beyond. We are passionate about helping children in our community reach their full potential. Whether through academic enrichment, caring relationships or exciting and unique experiences, SPY is dedicated to advancing the dreams, and future outcomes, of children in our community.


About SPY

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Supportive Partnerships for Youth is our name for a reason, SPY is a network of partnerships that work together to make a difference in the lives of children.  Your help is needed.  Donations and sponsorships make our free program possible. Work at SPY or volunteer your time. Do you have a special talent or do you work in a company that can offer a unique experience to our campers? Sign up to receive our newsletter and stay up-to-date on the latest news and ways you can support our mission. Join the SPY community and help children grow into the confident, successful individuals they are destined to be.

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We're dedicated to helping children grow...


We help children grow academically by engaging them in educational activities while not in school. In the summer, certified teachers lead academic stations including reading, writing, and math. Year-round, children enjoy unique trips and experiences where they learn as much as they have fun.


We help children grow socially by encouraging, modeling and praising positive peer interactions. Our weekly character development themes, respect, responsibility, teamwork, empathy, kindness and perseverance, along with rewards to reinforce good decision making, cultivate caring individuals with the confidence needed to succeed.


We help children grow emotionally by providing a caring and nurturing environment where they feel safe to express their emotions and are given the tools to help manage them. Our fun, family atmosphere fosters resilience, creates joyful memories, and promotes a child's overall mental health and well-being.

Successful outcomes

A SPY participant is an elementary aged student in the Carlisle or South Middleton School District. School counselors identify and refer those students who are struggling in the classroom, either academically, socially or emotionally, and who would benefit from added academic engagement and a positive, supportive environment while not in school. Pre and post camp testing are a testament to the quality of SPY’s program and our ability to effect a positive change. Year after year over 80% of SPY participants maintain or improve their reading and math skills and nearly 100% display social emotional growth. Together we are making a difference!

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