VANDERBILT YMCA Summer Camp 2013
WHERE KIDS GO TO GROW.
IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR A SUMMER OF GROWTH AND ADVENTURE? The Vanderbilt YMCA is about to embark on yet another fun and exciting summer of day camp. Welcome to all of our returning and new campers to our 2013 Day Camp Program. Y Day Camp uses hands-on learning through indoor and outdoor educational activities. Thank you for choosing our summer day camp for your child. We look forward to getting to know your son or daughter! Sincerely, Vivian Anderson Senior Program Director
WELCOME TO YMCA
SUMMER CAMP Through programs like YMCA Day and Sleepaway Camp, we nurture your childâ€™s sense of selfconfidence and introduce them to positive, fun experiences that build leadership and social skills. Well-trained, qualified staff serve as positive role models for campers. Y Day Camp enhances camperâ€™s self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills through structured (and fun!) activities. Campers develop a true understanding of diversity in an atmosphere of acceptance and approval of the uniqueness of others. Campers are encouraged to be creative, expressive and learn new skills. Summer learning activities offer fun ways for campers to read and learn over the summer months. All YMCA Day Camps are licensed by the NYC Department of Health and Accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). YMCA Summer Camp helps campers ages 5-12 years old and teens ages 13-16 years old grow mentally and physically by participating in challenging activities in both small and large group settings under the supervision of a caring and well trained staff.
SUMMER LEARNING To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months when children lose much of what they learn during the school year. YMCA of Greater New York Day Camps provide high-quality summer learning initiatives that give children a variety of ways to improve reading and math skills and explore music, drama, art and sports. Through fun, themed curriculum that incorporates key academic components, children will practice and further their academic skills, learn to plan and create projects, learn teamwork and develop new skills. To inspire reading, our program will provide books recommended by the Department of Education for summer reading.
OUR CAMP LOCATIONS The Vanderbilt YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of the Vanderbilt YMCA branch. We also use offsite facilities such as local parks and the Julia Richman Complex to conduct Day Camp. Our Summer Sleepaway Camp is for boys and girls ages 6-16 from all over the world and is located 86 miles from NYC in Huguenot, NY. There are two villages, McAlister (Ages 6-12) and Talcott (12-15), that are located on our 1,150 acre property.
EXPLORE, PLAY AND GROW.
DAY CAMP Each week of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips and theme days.
EXPLORERS A CAMP
Explorers A Camp is a fun and innovative camp, ideal for children experiencing day camp for the first time. Children will be introduced to many traditional camp activities, including: arts & crafts, nutrition, fitness, sports, games, swimming, camp songs, trips and much more! Activities will ignite campersâ€™ curiosity and creativity. Campers will swim once per session.
Baseball camp is designed to give players a chance to develop and build their strength, agility, and fundamentals to better enhance their baseball skills. Camp will include instructional hands-on drills, pitching, hitting, and base running mechanics. Campers will participate in the Jr. Mets league once per week. Campers will swim once per session.
EXPLORERS B CAMP
The Explorers B camp will encourage campers to explore while their imaginations run wild. Campers will experience days filled with a combination of activities, including: arts and crafts, performing arts, sports, instructional swimming, and more. Campers will swim once per session.
Basketball camp is designed to build a playerâ€™s individual skills, with focus on ball handling, shooting, passing, and footwork. We will also be introducing offensive and defensive concepts. This a great opportunity for any player who is striving to be the best they can be. Campers will participate in the Jr. Mets league once per week. Campers will swim once per session.
SPORTS A CAMP
Our progressive curriculum teaches various sports skills and fundamentals. Campers will learn the different rules of each game in the morning while practicing their techniques in mini games. In addition, they will learn about team work, sportsmanship, and motivating each other to succeed. For the afternoons they will get to experience fun camp activities that will ignite their curiosity and creativity. Campers will swim once per session.
The tennis camp will include individual and group instruction on the technique behind serving, and volleying. Campers will learn different types of strokes and the purposes for each one. Campers will participate in the Jr. Mets league once a week. Campers will swim once per session.
SPORTS B CAMP (AGES 7-8)
Open to boys and girls of all skill levels. Sports B camp is the perfect camp for an active child. Sports B campers will experience mornings filled with instruction on the fundamentals of 4 popular sports: basketball, soccer, baseball, and tennis. They will learn the rules of the games and the basics of team work. In the afternoon campers will get to participate in a variety of activities including: swimming, arts & crafts, camp games, performing arts, songs, and much more! Campers will swim once per session.
SOCCER CAMP (AGES 9-12)
Soccer camp will emphasize skills, tactics, and team play. Campers will learn about various formations, how to play offense, how to defend, and how to keep goal. The goal of the program is to learn the fundamentals of the game, increase flexibility, dribble speed, ball control, strength, and fitness. Campers will participate in the Jr. Mets league once a week. Campers will swim once per session.
SWIM A CAMP
Get healthy and into shape! Swim camp A is a great introduction to the water. Campers will swim for 2.5 hours each day, for four days a week. They will engage in instructional swimming skills designed for maximum enjoyment. Swimmers at this level will learn basic swimming strokes, and play water games. Children will be divided into three levels and given red (beginner), yellow (intermediate), or green (advanced) swim caps to indicate their swim level. Campers will enjoy their time on land participating in a variety of camp activities and trips.
A special summer experience awaits tweens enrolled in the Tween Camp. There are many scheduled activities, but Tween Camp emphasizes decision-making, so that youths are encouraged to choose their activities. Swimming, sports, reading, trips and games are all offered as well as leadership activities that teach youth to make a positive impact in their community. Tween Camp will help tweens develop social skills and leadership ability while having loads of fun. Campers will swim twice per session.
SWIM B CAMP
Swim camp B is designed for the advanced swimmer. Campers will swim for 2.5 hours a day, for four days a week. They will engage in instructional swimming that will help to refine their strokes as well as teach them other key skills including: personal safety, survival, rescue skills, and being able to participate in water sports. Children will be divided into three levels and given red (beginner), yellow (intermediate), or green (advanced) swim caps to indicate their swim level. Campers will enjoy their time on dry land by participating in a variety of other camp activities and trips.
A summer of great memories is ready for teens attending camp. Trips to local museums, parks, memorials, and more have been scheduled to keep a teen active and engaged for the whole summer. Campers will participate in leadership development activities that include community service projects, service learning opportunities and more to learn about how to make a positive impact in their neighborhood. Teens will develop their leadership ability while having loads of fun. Campers will swim twice per session.
CAMP DIRECTORS EXPLORERS AND SWIM CAMPS ETHEL COAXUM
Ethel Coaxum has been in the youth and development field for 28 years. Ethel has a genuine passion for making sure the young people she services are having a wonderful experience in program activities. Ethel understands the importance for our young people to have positive experiences that will promote successful outcomes. Ethelâ€™s goals for young people are to learn all they can, create all they can, but most of all have fun doing it!
SPORTS, TWEEN, AND TEEN CAMPS KYLE CHRISTIAN
Kyle has been with the YMCA of Greater New York for one year serving as the Teen & Sports Director. Kyle has merged his passion for sports and youth together to create a dynamic camp experience which provides all campers the opportunity to develop who they are. Kyle believes that the summer is a wonderful opportunity for participants to gain experiences that they will remember forever.
SAFE ADVENTURES NEW FRIENDSHIPS A HEALTHY SUMMER
SLEEPAWAY CAMP The New York YMCA Camp is located 86 miles from NYC on a 1,150 acre property. Activities offered at New York YMCA Camp are Summer Sleepaway Camp, Specialized Summer Sports Camps (Gymnastics, Volleyball and Judo), Day Camp for Hudson Valley residents, Greenkill Outdoor Education Center, and customizable Retreat Groups or Special Retreat Weekends (Women’s Wellness Weekend, Men’s Adventure Weekend, Family Camp).
SUMMER SLEEPAWAY CAMP (JUNE 30TH—AUGUST 23RD)
Have an unforgettable summer at New York’s YMCA Camp! Our camp is for boys and girls ages 6-16 from all over the world. There are two villages, McAlister (Ages 6-12) and Talcott (12-15), that are located on our 1,150 acre property for Summer Sleepaway Camp. Just a sample of activities that we offer are swimming lessons, a wide variety of sports, arts and crafts, outdoor living skills, our new media program, canoeing, and our ropes courses. We also offer specialty programs that include water skiing, horseback riding, and rafting trips. We are 86 Miles outside of NYC and we are a safe, inclusive, and diverse camp community. We are a place where children can develop friendships, lifelong skills, and cherished memories.
SPORTS CAMPS GYMNASTICS (JUNE 23RD—JULY 5TH) We offer world class training for dedicated and determined gymnasts from around the world. Our focus is to support each gymnast while learning new skills and improving existing ones. Every gymnast has the opportunity to train closely with our world-class coaches. Our facilities include 16,000 sq feet of training space, 6 vault stations, 12 beam stations, 4 sets of competition bars, 2 full floor exercises, and more.
VOLLEYBALL (JULY 14TH—AUGUST 9TH) We offer progressive training techniques for all skill levels, position specific training, and video training with personal feedback. We also offer plyometric and weight training opportunities for qualified campers. Our facilities include 6 indoor courts with all new sport court, 5 outdoor grass courts, a training room, certified athletic trainers, and medical attention available 24/7.
JUDO (AUGUST 11TH—AUGUST 17TH) We offer world class training for athletes from around the world. During daily practice and evening Randori, our coaches evaluate skills to develop an individualized, appropriate training program for every camper. Our focus is to support each child and adult to learn new skills and to perfect their existing ones.
DAY CAMP—(Hudson Valley) (JULY 1ST—AUGUST 23RD ) All camp activities are progressive and designed to allow each child to see the growth of skills they learn in a fun and safe environment. Younger campers are lead through adventurous and fun activities, while older campers have a choice in the activities they participate in throughout the day.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE (JUNE 23RD—JULY 5TH) Safe, sensational travel adventures for ages 10 to 15. Experience outdoor adventure activities during one and two week camping trips in the NE and SE regions.
YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS OUTDOOR EDUCATION (SEPTEMBER-JUNE) The Greenkill Outdoor Education Center provides safe and educational programs for students through a holistic approach that tailors each trip to a school’s specific needs. Our professional staff focuses on the needs of students and encourages learning in the natural environment.
WINTER FAMILY CAMP AND SUMMER FAMILY CAMP (WINTER—FEB. 15TH—18TH SUMMER—AUG. 30TH—SEPT. 2ND) Enjoy a wonderful themed weekend during the winter, the summer, or both filled with family fun.
SLEEPAWAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES AT NEW YORK YMCA CAMP March 24 April 14 May 5 June 2 1:00 -4:00pm
Transportation is available from NYC For more information on any of these activities please call 877-30-CAMPS or visit our website at www.nyycamp.org
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION
Vanderbilt YMCA Summer Day Camp is an eight-week The YMCA of Greater New York awards scholarships to program that runs from July 1-August 23, 2013 from 8 am-6 campers based on a parent or a family’s annual income. pm. The scholarship applications must be submitted by May 18, 2013.
DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES Saturday, March 2, 10am-4pm Saturday, April 27, 10am-4pm Saturday, May 18, 10am-4pm REGISTRATION MADE EASY
Log-on to ymcanyc.org/camp
Select your camp
Submit payment for your child’s first session with additional deposits of $100 for each added session. This will hold your child’s spot for the designated weeks of camp. Please note all Swim Camp session payments must be paid in full at time of registration.
Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird discount by paying off your entire balance by May18th.
Submit your child’s medical form completed with parent information and signature as well as the doctor’s information, signature and stamp by July 1st. It’s a good idea to keep extra copies of the medical form for your records. Campers will not be admitted into camp without a current medical form on file.
Have 2 passport size photos of your child for submission
The YMCA accepts all major credit cards or you may sign up for automatic billing to ensure payments are made on time with no late fees incurred.
PARENT ORIENTATION Parent Orientation is mandatory. Parent or guardian must attend one of these mandatory meetings held on June19th (6pm –8pm) or June 22nd (10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm).
GOVERNMENT & UNION VOUCHERS We accept ACD, HRA, TWU Local 100, and 1199 SEIU vouchers. You must have your confirmation letter with you at the time of registration.
REFUNDS AND CREDITS If your child cannot attend camp for a period of time paid, you may submit a request for credit along with documentation to the Camp Director. Credits can be used for camp or other programs throughout the year. Any refund requests will be submitted to the Camp Director and will be granted under the discretion of the Senior Program Director. All requests should be made prior to the start of the session.
CAMP GEAR Each child will receive 2 shirts and a camp bag. Swim caps will be given during the camper’s first day of swimming. Camp t-shirts must be worn every day. Additional shirts may be purchased at $10 each. Swim gear must consist of a towel, swimsuit, swim cap, a change of clothing, water shoes and a plastic bag (or other receptacle for wet swim gear). Camp gear is distributed during the parent’s orientation.
A SUMMER OF FUN
2013 SUMMER DAY CAMP SESSIONS & FEES CAMP OFFERINGS (AGES 5-16) SESSION Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
July 1, 2013 July 15, 2013 July 29, 2013 August 12, 2013
July 12, 2013 July 26, 2013 August 9, 2013 August 23, 2013
PAYMENT DUE DATE Upon Registration July 1 July 1 July 1
EXPLORERS/SPORTS CAMP FEES PER SESSION (EVERY TWO WEEKS) Member fee Session I $450 per 9 days (closed July 4) Non-member fee Session I $477 per 9 days (closed July 4) Member fee Session II-IV $500 per 2 weeks Non-member fee Session II-IV $530 per 2 weeks SWIM CAMP FEES PER SESSION (EVERY TWO WEEKS) Member fee Session I $495.90 per 9 days (closed July 4) Non-member fee Session I $523.80 per 9 days (closed July 4) Member fee Session II-IV $551 per 2 weeks Non-member fee Session II-IV $582 per 2 weeks TWEEN/TEEN CAMP FEES PER SESSION (EVERY FOUR WEEKS) Member fee Session I $919.60 per 19 days (closed July 4) Non-member fee Session I $978.50 per 19 days (closed July 4) Member fee Session II-IV $968 per 4 weeks Non-member fee Session II-IV $1030 per 4 weeks EXTENDED HOURS Extended hours are available to parents from 6PM to 7PM per camp day. Interested parents should contact Paul Crawford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-912-2521.
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