Welcome... It’s time for our biggest Easter Camp of all time, packed full of activities in Rushcliffe, Arnold, Eastwood and Aspley. Our bespoke Traditional and Active Camps allow children to learn, grow and thrive through sports, games, arts and our special highlight activities. Day Camps are a brilliant opportunity for children to explore nature, discover new talents, try new activities, gain independence and make lasting friendships. Every child will receive a souvenir certificate, a pack of Top Trumps and a chocolate Easter egg to celebrate our Easter Camp. This Easter, for the first time we are delighted to introduce our partnership with Nottingham Forest in the Community, presenting their highly coveted Soccer School to the children at YMCA Day Camps. They will use their team of FA licensed and qualified community coaches to deliver a fun programme of football skills, games and competitions throughout the week at both Rushcliffe & Arnold. All children will take home a Nottingham Forest certificate and medal for taking part! Nottinghamshire YMCA has been serving the local communities for over 140 years, we are very proud of our history and excited by the future. On behalf of the staff, we look forward to working with you and your child to make this a positive experience that will last a lifetime.
Our Promise We are registered with Ofsted and meet the highest standards in health and safety, risk assessment, staffing guidelines and ratios. Take a look through our Ofsted folders displayed at Arnold and Rushcliffe for further information. Rushcliffe: EY407626 Arnold: EY450000 Our Staff We are caring, professional and experienced. Our training includes camp safety, activity planning, first aid, and safeguarding. All staff members have undergone DBS checks and we continue to maintain the highest standards. Bursary Scheme As part of our commitment to increasing children’s participation in healthy activity, we offer a bursary scheme for our Traditional and Active camps. Families experiencing extreme financial constraints that may prevent them from otherwise booking their child a place on camps are invited to apply. To apply, call 0115 9489828 or contact email@example.com.
Steffen Benbow, Camp Director
“My child came out with a smile on her face everyday, brill can’t fault them!” - Clare, Newthorpe
Traditional Camps Week One: 7th – 11th April (5 Days) | Week Two: 14th – 17th April (4 Days) 8.00am - 6.00pm | £30 per day | £130 Week One | £110 Week Two Traditional Camp returns to Rushcliffe and Arnold this Easter packed with tons of fun, learning and creativity. Children will take part in all the activities listed below and special highlights throughout the week. This camp is a classic among 5 to 14 year-olds who return time and time again!
• Swimming • Parachute games • Basketball • Cricket • Danish longball
• Hockey • Tennis • Dodgeball • Football • Dance
• Quizzes • Arts & crafts • Bouncy castle • Whole camp games • Wii and many more…
Special highlights • Highlight activities include trampolining, face-painting and bouncy castle. Swimming is everyday at Rushcliffe and Tuesdays at Arnold.
Leisure Centre Rushcliffe Leisure Centre, Boundary Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7BY | 0115 923 4921 A fantastic facility with sports halls, swimming pool, activity rooms, outdoor astroturf and playing fields. Rushcliffe Leisure Centre ensures our camps are fun, diverse and safe for children of all ages.
Arnold Hill Academy Arnold Hill Academy (Lower School Entrance), Gedling Road, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 6NZ | 0115 955 4804 Arnold Hill has everything we need to make a great camp: sports hall, gym, barn, large playing field, cafeteria, food technology rooms, a hall and stage.
All children receive an easter egg for attending camp, alongside a certificate and pack of Top Trumps.
Booking Hotline: 0115 711 7006
“All of the staff, without exception, are wonderful and so in touch with the youngsters” Mim, Rushcliffe
Active Camp Week One: 7th – 11th April (5 Days) | Week Two: 14th – 17th April (4 Days) 8.30am - 3.30pm | £14.75 per Day | £73.75 Week One | £59.00 Week Two Active Camp is our non-stop, action packed option based in Eastwood and Aspley for children aged 5-14. Active Camps are full of sports, games and special highlights throughout the week. • Dodgeball • Danish longball • Kwik cricket
• Football • Benchball/Zoneball • Tig/Tag/Dob games
• Capture the flag • Penalty competitions • Whole-camp games
Eastwood Community Sports Centre Eastwood Community Sports Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3EB | 01773 770 099 Our Eastwood site caters for both indoor and outdoor activities with its large sports hall, field space, 3G astroturf and activity rooms for arts or games.
Special highlights Highlight Activities include trampolining, face-painting and bouncy castle. All children receive an Easter egg for attending camp, alongside a certificate and pack of Top Trumps.
and Community Centre Aspley Youth and Community Centre, Melbourne Park, Aspley, Nottingham, NG8 5HL | 0115 913 5808 Aspley Youth and Community Centre has lots of facilities that make Day Camps brilliant for children; a new sports hall, classrooms for arts and crafts, a small hall for dance, outdoor space and a local park to play games.
Booking Hotline: 0115 711 7006
“The programme of activities is exceptional” Jane, Rise Park
Play the Forest way, with coaching, fun games and lots of healthy physical activity for boys and girls aged 6-12 years of all abilities. We’re proud to announce our new Soccer Schools in partnership with Nottingham Forest in the Community. This fun football-based programme delivered by a team of Nottingham Forest FA qualified coaches will give children the opportunity to develop their technical and tactical football skills in a safe environment, as well as have fun and meet new friends. The Soccer School will fit into the 8am-6pm Day Camp running from 10am-4.30pm each day at both Rushcliffe and Arnold. All children will take home a Nottingham Forest certificate and medal just for taking part!
Soccer School Typical Day Schedule 8:00 - 9:30
Sign-In & Free Play
9:30 - 10:00
Group Rules, Prizes & Activities
10:00 - 11:00
Passing & Receiving Games
11:00 - 11:15
11:00 - 12:00
Dribbling & Shooting Games
12:00 - 1:15
1:15 - 2:15
Penalty Competition & Fun Ball Manipulation Games
Soccer School | Ages 6-12
2:15 - 2:30
Rushcliffe Leisure Centre | 7th-11th April £30 per day | £150 per week
4:00 - 4:30
2:30 - 4:00 Small Sided Games / Round Robin Tournament 4:30 - 6:00
Sign Out & Free Play
Arnold Hill Academy | 14th-17th April £30 per day | £120 per week
To book, call 0115 711 7006 or visit nottsymca.com/camps to fill in the online booking form or fill in the rear of the brochure. Nottingham Forest in the Community is a registered charity and is also regulated by the Football League Trust and The Football Association and is covered by public liability insurance. www.nottinghamforestinthecommunity.co.uk, 0115 982 4453.
Values & Ratios Safety First • Low staff to child ratio • 5-7 years - 1 camp leader for every 8 campers • Over 8 years - 1 camp leader for every 12 campers • Campers assigned to specific camp leader • Monitored sign in/sign out only authorised by site manager • High standard of staff training Parent Communication • Booking confirmation by email or post prior to camp • Access to weekly camp timetables and special reminder information • Chat with your child’s camp leader about successes and challenges • We conduct weekly camp evaluations for feedback • Site Manager is available by mobile phone during camp • Camp Director is available via phone and email during camp
Awards The YMCA’s core values are caring, honesty, respect and responsibility and we award certificates to children who display these values, alongside our awards for sportsmanship, teamwork and effort. Everyone taking part in camp will receive a YMCA certificate and a pack of Top Trumps as a thank you. We’ll also be giving away our colourful Day Camps t-shirts as prizes throughout each camp. Offering children and young people fun, inspiring and healthy activities is part of our heritage – we’ve been doing it for over 100 years.
Booking Hotline: 0115 711 7006
“I can’t recommend YMCA Day Camps strongly enough.” Debbie, Eastwood
Our Bursary Scheme At the YMCA we have a commitment to increasing children’s participation in healthy activity across the whole of Nottinghamshire. Our bursary scheme is part of this commitment. If your family are experiencing financial difficulty or have circumstances beyond your control which may prevent your children from joining in at YMCA Day Camps, please contact us on 0115 711 7006 to chat with our team and we may be able to help. To apply, we will ask you to submit a written form, which we can e-mail or post to you. All bursaries are partially paid, meaning as the parent/carer we will ask you to contribute to your child’s place, but only as much as you can afford. If successful in your application, the YMCA will subsidise the remainder of your camp fees and invite your child to our camp for the dates you specified in your application. The YMCA’s contributions come from a group of trust funders who specifically donate their money for the purpose of the Day Camps bursary scheme. To apply for a bursary, please contact us on 0115 711 7006 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marco’s Story Marco has been receiving bursaries to atten d YMCA Day Camps since summer 2012. He’s proven he’s the perfect YMCA Day Camper, earning himself awards in all four core values; honesty, respect, responsibi lity and caring, as well as the superstar award! His mum, Jane, said: “Because Marco is an only child, I worry a lot about where he is during the school holidays. I don’t want him staying at hom e on his own, and I need to be assured he is safe. When Marco is at Day Camps, I can go to work and feel relaxed that he is not only being well looked after, but also that he is enjoying himself.”
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If you would like to contribute or donate to the bursary scheme for YMCA Day Camps please call 0115 9489828. We greatly appreciate all donations. Without which we would not be able to offer the bursary scheme.
Read more about Marco, Kaiden and Alisha’s stories at nottsymca.com/camps/bursary.
Useful Information YMCA Day Camps are designed to meet the needs of all campers, regardless of swimming or skill level. We recommend signing up for the whole week as it’s better value and your child will receive the full camp experience. Every day is different! How do I book? • Complete the booking forms and return to the address given • Call the booking team on 0115 711 7006 • Fill in the booking form at nottsymca.com/campsbooking Please note booking for Easter will close at 5pm on Thursday 3rd April 2014. Online Visit www.nottsymca.com/camps to book, download this brochure and for the parent handbook. Also like us on Facebook & Twitter to get the latest camp news and pictures facebook.com/ymcadaycamps and twitter.com/nottsymca. Payment A £30.00 deposit is required to secure your child’s place. The balance for Easter needs to be paid by 5pm on Thursday 3rd April 2014. Bookings will be taken after these dates if available, but please note that full payment will be required.
Collecting your child Your child must be collected by the latest published time. If you are going to be late please call 07786 919 305 - our mobile phone is always on site during camp. Failure to do so will result in an on the spot late collection fine of £5, followed by £5 every 5 minutes thereafter. Children will need to... Wear closed-toe shoes, preferably trainers Bring and wear sunscreen Bring a full lunch with snacks and plenty to drink Label all clothing Bring swimming kit and towel (for Traditional Camp) Bring a spare change of clothes and sturdy footwear for adventure activities. Parent Handbook You can find out more information about YMCA Day Camps including our communications, health and safety and Ofsted complaints policies in our Parent Handbook which are available to download at nottsymca.com/camps.