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Chinatown YMCA Summer Day Camp 2012


Is your child ready for a summer of adventure? The Chinatown YMCA is about to embark on yet another fun and exciting summer of day camp. We would like to welcome both our returning as well as new campers to our 2012 Day Camp Program. Y Day Camp uses hands-on learning through indoor and outdoor educational activities to create a fun filled summer you will remember for years to come. Thank you for choosing our summer day camp for your child. We look forward to getting to know your son or daughter! Sincerely, Donovan Smile

YMCA Day Camp Through programs like Day Camp, we nurture your child’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 camper’s selfconfidence, 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 a fun way 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).


OUR YMCA MISSION The YMCA of Greater New York is a communitybased service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind, and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

CAMP LOCATION The Chinatown YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of 273 Bowery Street and 100 Hester Street. We also use offsite facilities such as local parks and schools to conduct Day Camp.

OUR VALUES Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION

YMCA DAY CAMP OBJECTIVES

Chinatown YMCA Summer Day Camp is an eight week program that runs from July 2nd August 24th from 9am - 6pm.

YMCA Summer Day Camp helps campers ages 512 years old grow socially 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.

OPEN HOUSES Saturday, March 3, 2012 Saturday, April 28, 2012 Saturday, May 19, 2012

10 – 4 pm 10 – 4 pm 10 – 4 pm


REGISTRATION MADE EASY

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.

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Follow instructions and fill out all registration packet forms making sure they are completed and signed. Have one passport size photo of your child for submission. Bring everything in with 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. Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird discount by paying off your entire balance by Saturday, May 19. Submit your child’s medical form completed with parent information and signature as well as the doctor’s information, signature and stamp as soon as possible. It’s a good idea to keep extra copies of the medical form for your records.

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. A parent or guardian must attend this mandatory meeting @ 5:00pm on June 21 (Hester Street) or on June 22 (Houston Street)

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The YMCA of Greater New York awards scholarships to campers based on a parent or a family’s annual income. The scholarship applications must be submitted by June 8.

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 at the discretion of the Senior Program Director. All requests should be made prior to the start of the session.

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS Early Bird Discounts 10% discount for participants who are registered by May 19 and have paid in full. Sibling Discounts 10% off each additional sibling. Discounts cannot be combined.

CAMP GEAR Each child will receive two shirts and a camp bag. Swim caps will be given on the camper’s first day of swimming. Camp t-shirts must be worn every day. Additional shirts may be purchased at $10.00 each or three for $25.00. 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 camper’s first day of camp.


Each week of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips and theme days.

SPORTS & ADVENTURE CAMP (Ages 6 – 12) Sports & Adventure Camp offers campers the perfect combination of active play and educational enrichment. Campers will participate in three days of swimming and sports at our Houston Street Center and two days packed with adventures including field trips, arts and crafts, science projects, and more at our Hester Street site. We meet Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 6:00pm.

KARATE (Ages 5– 12) Campers will be introduced to the art of karate in a safe learning environment. Campers will learn techniques and forms, that develop speed, power, focus, and balance. Karate instills self-discipline, selfconfidence, and healthy lifestyle habits. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience! We meet Wednesdays & Fridays from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. BASKETBALL (Ages 6 – 12)

SPORTS CAMP (Ages 6 – 12) Campers will be introduced to the fundamentals of various sports. They will learn about teamwork, sportsmanship, and motivating each other to succeed while practicing their techniques in minigames. We meet Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 9:00am - 6:00pm.

YOUNG EXPLORERS CAMP (Age 5) As a part of Young Explorers Camp, campers learn how to develop long-lasting friendships and build solid social skills. Campers participate in swimming, arts and crafts, health and fitness and group games. They will also have the opportunity to participate in weekly excursions. We meet Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 6:00pm.

Campers will learn the fundamentals of basketball in a fun, instructional environment. Experienced coaches will work with campers on physical fitness and skill development. Campers will have the opportunity to apply their newly acquired skills in actual game situations, learn about teamwork, and enjoy the fun and excitement of being involved in a team sport. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience! We meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:15am 11:15am.

DANCE (Ages 5 – 12) Campers will be exposed to various forms of dance. They will develop a sense of grace, flexibility, strength, and appreciation for the arts. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience! We meet Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:15am - 11:15am.

ADVENTURE CAMP (Ages 6 – 12) Campers participate in a wide range of sports, instructional swimming, fieldtrips, arts and crafts, weekly themed days and environmental science. To facilitate academic success, our literacy component is designed to help campers retain and sharpen their skills throughout the summer months. We meet Monday through Friday from 9:00am - 6:00pm.

NOON ADVENTURE CAMP (Ages 5 – 12) The Noon Adventure Camp is tailored for those families who need a camp that starts later in the day. Campers will receive all of the benefits of our Adventure Camp with the convenience of a later start. We meet Monday through Friday from 12:00pm - 6:00pm.

MANDARIN (Ages 5 – 12) Campers will be immersed in Chinese culture and language in a fun-filled environment. They will be engaged through songs, picture cards, interactive games and arts and craft activities. Throughout the session, campers will be encouraged to greet each other in Chinese, ask and answer simple questions and write basic Chinese characters. By the end of the session, campers will be familiar with the four basic tones in Mandarin and basic words. We meet Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:15am - 11:15am.


2012 Summer Day Camp Sessions and Fees HOUSTON STREET CAMP 273 Bowery Bowery Street, New York, NY 10002 CAMPS (AGES 6 - 12) Session I II III IV

Dates July 2 – July 13 (closed July 4) July 16 – July 27 July 30 – August 10 August 13 – August 24

Payment Due Date June 18 July 2 July 16 July 30

FEES PER SESSION (every two weeks) SPORTS & ADVENTURE CAMP Member fee Session I-IV Non-member fee Session I-IV

$429.00 per 2 weeks $483.00 per 2 weeks

SPORTS CAMP Member fee Session I-IV Non-member fee Session I-IV

$376.00 per 2 weeks $429.00 per 2 weeks

EXTENDED CAMP HOURS Extended hours are available to parents from 8:00am - 9:00am. Member fee per session $124.00 Non-member fee per session $149.00


CONTINUED... HESTER STREET CAMP 100 Hester Hester Street, New York, NY 10002 CAMPS (AGES 5 - 12) Session I II III IV

Dates July 2 – July 13 (closed July 4) July 16 – July 27 July 30 – August 10 August 13 – August 24

Payment Due Date June 18 July 2 July 16 July 30

FEES PER SESSION (every two weeks) YOUNG EXPLORERS CAMP (AGE 5) Member fee Session I-IV Non-member fee Session I-IV

$251.00 per 2 weeks $281.00 per 2 weeks

NOON ADVENTURE CAMP (AGES 6 - 12) Member fee Session I-IV Non-member fee Session I-IV

$165.00 per 2 weeks $185.00 per 2 weeks

ADVENTURE CAMP (AGES 6 - 12) Member fee Session I-IV Non-member fee Session I-IV

$227.00 per 2 weeks $254.00 per 2 weeks

EXTENDED CAMP HOURS Early Drop Off hours are available to parents from 8:00am - 9:00am. Member fee per session $67.00 Non-member fee per session $75.00 Extended hours are available to parents from 6:00pm - 6:30pm. $58.00 Member fee per session Non-member fee per session $65.00


CONTINUED... HESTER STREET CAMP CONTINUED... CONTINUED... 100 Hester Hester Street, New York, NY 10002 SPECIALTY CLASSES (AGES 5 - 12) Session I II

Dates July 2 – July 27 (closed July 4) July 30 – August 24

Payment Due Date June 18 July 16

SPECIALTY CLASSES FEES PER SESSION (every four weeks) KARATE: (Wed & Fri 4:00pm - 5:00pm) Member fee per session Non-member fee per session

$131.00 per 4 weeks $147.00 per 4 weeks

BASKETBALL: (Tue & Thu 9:15am - 11:15am) Member fee per session $131.00 per 4 weeks Non-member fee per session $147.00 per 4 weeks DANCE: (Tue & Thu 9:15am - 11:15am) Member fee per session Non-member fee per session

$146.00 per 4 weeks $163.00 per 4 weeks

MANDARIN: (Mon & Wed 9:15am - 11:15am) Member fee per session $197.00 per 4 weeks Non-member fee per session $221.00 per 4 weeks


New York YMCA Sleepaway Camp Boys and Girls (Ages 6 – 16) Located 86 miles northwest of Manhattan, the New York YMCA Camp is a globally diverse community built upon the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Here each child enjoys adventures, new friendships and joyful experiences. Campers are secure in our bully-free camp from day one. Children are always supervised by highly trained counselors. Friendships are immediately fostered through teambuilding and cabin activities. By supporting each camper and cabin group, our counselors help campers form the life-long relationships for which our camp is known.

• Sports

• Horseback Riding

• Performing Arts

• Outdoor Life Skills

• Swimming

• Boating

• Waterskiing

• Tubing

• Arts

Call us toll free at 877-30-YCAMP or visit us online www.newyorkymcacamp.org to learn more.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS & HOLIDAYS Mon 1/9

Registration Begins

Mon 1/16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - YMCA Closed

Mon 2/20

President’s Day - YMCA Closed

Tues - Fri 2/21 - 2/24

Holiday Camp: Mid-Winter Recess

Sat 3/3

Chinatown YMCA Open House (10am - 4pm)

Fri - Fri 4/6 - 4/13

Holiday Camp: Spring Recess

Sat 4/28

Chinatown YMCA Open House (10am - 4pm)

Sat 5/19

Deadline for 10% Early Bird Discount

Sat 5/19

Chinatown YMCA Open House (10am - 4pm)

Mon 5/28

Memorial Day - YMCA Closed

Fri 6/8

Financial Assistance Deadline

Mon 6/18

Session 1 Payment Due Date

Thurs 6/21

Hester Street Parent Orientation (5pm - 6pm)

Fri 6/22

Houston Street Parent Orientation (5pm - 6pm)

Wed 6/27

Last Day of Public School

Mon 7/2

Summer Camp Begins

Mon 7/2

Session 2 Payment Due Date

Wed 7/4

Independence Day - YMCA Closed


CALENDAR OF EVENTS & HOLIDAYS CONTINUED Mon 7/16

Session 3 Payment Due Date

Wed 7/25

Chinatown YMCA Summer Bazaar

Mon 7/30

After School Registration Begins

Mon 7/30

Session 4 Payment Due Date

Fri 8/10

Chinatown YMCA Parent’s Night

Wed 8/15

Chinatown YMCA Summer Festival

Fri 8/24

Last Day of Summer Camp

Mon 9/3

Labor Day - YMCA Closed

Tues 9/4

Chinatown YMCA After School Begins

Mon - Tues 9/17 - 9/18

Holiday Camp: Rosh Hashanah

Wed 9/26

Holiday Camp: Yom Kippur

Mon 10/8

Holiday Camp: Columbus Day

Tues 11/6

Holiday Camp: Election Day

Mon 11/12

Holiday Camp: Veteran’s Day

Thurs - Fri 11/22 - 11/23

Thanksgiving - YMCA Closed

Wed - Fri 12/26 - 12/28

Holiday Camp: Winter Recess


Chinatown YMCA Hester Street Camp 100 Hester Street New York, NY 10002 (212) 334-3945 www.ymcanyc.org/chinatown

Chinatown YMCA Houston Street Camp 273 Bowery Street New York , NY 10002 (212) 912-2460 www.ymcanyc.org/chinatown

CHINATOWN YMCA


Chinatown Summer Day Camp