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YMCA OF THE PIKES PEAK REGION

CAMP SHADY BROOK SUMMER CAMP & RETREAT CENTER FUN

FRIENDS adventure CONFIDENCE

STRENGTH

campshadybrook.org

LEAD

2014


ABOUT CAMP

“Our son told us he had the best time of his life. He continues to stay in contact with several friends that he made at camp…” Amanda, Camp Shady Brook Parent

Camp Shady Brook’s mission is to effect positive change in our community by creating opportunities in the outdoors for personal growth, leadership development and the building of relationships through exceptional camping experiences. Camp Shady Brook is accredited by the American Camp Association. Safety is our number one priority. In addition to our Health Care Manager, all staff are certified with CPR/First Aid while EMS response time is within 10 minutes. At camp, youth are guaranteed to have a great summer with memories that will last a lifetime.

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Location and Directions YMCA Camp Shady Brook is located 70 minutes northwest of Colorado Springs and 90 minutes southwest of Denver at 8716 South Y Camp Rd, Deckers, CO 80135. For directions visit campshadybrook.org.

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Parent & Camper Information Sessions

This is a great opportunity to meet the camp directors, learn more about camp, and ask questions. Invite a friend! • • • • • • •

Tuesday, April 1 7:00 pm | Littleton YMCA (Denver) Wednesday, April 9 6:30 pm | Garden Ranch YMCA (Colorado Springs) Thursday, April 10 6:30 pm | Downtown YMCA (Colorado Springs) Open House & Easter Egg Hunt, April 12 10:00 am-2:00 pm | Camp Shady Brook Tuesday, April 15 6:30 pm | Tri-Lakes YMCA (Monument) Wednesday, April 16 6:30 pm | Briargate YMCA (Colorado Springs) Thursday, April 17 6:30 pm | Southeast YMCA (Colorado Springs)

RSVP at 719.329.7266 or campinfo@ppymca.org.

Special Needs

Camp Shady Brook does not discriminate against campers with special needs, but must take the safety of the entire group into consideration. Please contact the Camp Shady Brook office to discuss the specific needs of your camper.

Staff

Our experienced camp leaders are recruited from around the world. They are chosen for their professionalism, maturity, and enthusiasm for working with youth. Staff to camper ratio is 1-7 or better, ensuring personal attention to all campers.

Sonny Adkins, Executive Director


TRADITIONAL CAMPS

Each day we put the YMCA’s four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility into practice through activities that are fun, challenging and engaging. Aspen Camp

(1 week) Ages 6–8 Start developing your young camper’s social skills, decision-making capabilities, and self-confidence during Aspen Camp. Specialized age-appropriate programming and a 1-6 staff-to-camper ratio ensure the best experience possible for your young ones.

Mini Aspen

(Sunday - Wednesday) Ages 6–8 These shortened versions of the above camp provide the traditional experience in a half-week setting to help accommodate busy schedules, budgets and first-time campers. Enjoy the camp atmosphere, dabble in traditional camp offerings and don’t hesitate to come back!

Trek

(Sunday - Wednesday) Ages 8–12 Can’t get away for a full week? Let your kids experience camp for a few days instead. Trek helps families adapt to busy schedules.


INDEPENDENCE

SUCCESS

CHALLENGE

EXPLORE

Traditional Camp

(1 or 2 weeks) Ages 8–16 Your camper will create his or her own adventure during the day with supervision from our qualified staff. Evenings are spent enjoying camp games, carnivals, overnights, and of course, S’mores! 2-week sessions include a weekend stay and allow campers a chance to try even more activities!

Summit Teen Camp

(1 or 2 weeks) Ages 13–16 Teens love Camp Shady Brook for so many reasons, including the high ropes course, socializing, camp games and canyon overnight! Parents love CSB for reinforcing the YMCA four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility while giving teens an atmosphere to be themselves. Traditional Camp registrants are placed based on age.

Stay-over Weekend

All Ages Want an extra couple of days at camp? Add a Stay-over Weekend to the beginning or end of your session. For your convenience, Stay-over Weekends are also available to connect two sessions of camp. Stay-overs are included in 2- and 4-week programs.

Trail Rides

Ages 6–17 Add a trail ride to your camper’s experience. Trail rides will last up to 1 hour while exploring the canyon or one of our many forested areas. Trail rides will be scheduled in the afternoons and may take the place of other camp activities. Campers may sign up for up to 2 trail rides per week. Trail rides are not included in Traditional Camp registration.


SPECIALTY CAMPS

From Arts to Fishing, spend time exploring your passion or trying a new adventure.

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EXPERIENCE

ARTS

ADVENTURE

ABILITY Drama Camp

(1 week) Ages 11–14 Grand performances await you as campers are introduced to stage techniques through songs, skits, stage makeup, and theatre games. A final performance will be showcased for parents and peers on Friday, closing day, at 4:30 pm.

Fly Fishing Camp

(1 week) Ages 11–14 Got a camper who loves to fish or wants to learn? Campers will learn the basics of casting, fly tying, equipment use, which insects to use for the best catch and when! *Your own fly rod is required for this camp.

Advanced Art Camp

(1 week) Ages 11–14 Join a professional artist for a full week of design and exploration. Try out different mediums such as sketch, acrylic and photography. Camp Shady Brook artists will organize and design an art show for parents available for viewing on the final night.

Responsibility means “that I make good decisions, am trusted by other people, and people can rely on me to help out when needed.” Brad, age 14 ~ 2nd year camper


HORSEMASTERS

Fulfill your passion and advance your equestrian skills with our devoted ranch staff.

Horsemasters Jr.

(1 week) Ages 9–11 Young campers, with little to no horse experience, will receive an excellent introduction to horseback riding in Horsemasters Jr. Campers will spend the mornings learning horse safety, grooming, riding techniques, and participating in trail rides.

Horsemasters

(1 week) Ages 11–14 For campers with some riding experience, the Horsemasters program will provide an opportunity to develop riding techniques, share stable responsibilities, enjoy a lunch ride up the canyon, and more.

Advanced Horsemasters

(1 week) Ages 13–16 Campers who have experience riding through Horsemasters or elsewhere will have an opportunity to take full responsibility for their horses’, stable, tack and grooming. In addition to furthering riding skills, campers will enjoy an overnight pack ride and more!


CHALLENGE

CARING

RIDE

HANDS-ON

Wrangler in Training

(2 week) Ages 15–17 This 2-week camp offers an opportunity for campers who have previous experience in riding and working around horses. In addition to spending time riding, teens in this program will have an opportunity to take leadership at the stables, including learning about equine care, assisting younger campers, and developing leadership skills as they pertain to stable management. Campers registered for Horsemaster programs will have the opportunity to enjoy traditional camp activities for up to 4 hours each day.

“Camp Shady Brook has a special place in my heart and I care about everything there.” Margo, age 14 ~ 8th year camper


TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Show off your leadership skills, gain confidence and prepare for your future by serving others.

Leadership Development Program*

(2 weeks) Ages 13–15 Through our ropes course, climbing wall, and group initiatives (including a twoday campout), campers will learn and develop specific skills that will help them become stronger and more confident leaders. Teens then get to utilize those skills throughout camp by leading activities for younger age groups.

Counselor in Training*

(4 weeks) Ages 16–17 Participate in a full training program, run an evening activity, lead a camp steward project, and have a great time with friends! Teens will be placed in cabins during their third and fourth weeks of


LEADERSHIP

TEAM BUILDING

THINK AHEAD camp to assist as CIT’s. They will complete a full evaluation as well as graduation from the program. This program is excellent for teens wishing to work in a camp setting. (Does not guarantee future employment.) *Volunteer hours are available for portions of our leadership programs. Hours are based on program schedule and performance. The “Leadership Development” and “Counselor in Training” programs require a degree of maturity and the ability and desire to be accountable for one’s actions. Though all programs are supervised by Camp Shady Brook staff, campers in these programs

ACHIEVE

are often placed in positions of responsibility for others’ physical or emotional safety. If you feel that your camper may have challenges in any of the situations described above, these programs may not be suitable for them. Camp Shady Brook Staff reserve the right to re-assign campers to more appropriate programs if available. If not available, campers may be sent home.

For program questions call 719.329.7266. For billing and registration questions call 719.329.7292 or email campinfo@ppymca.org.

“The staff were awesome! So involved in all the activities and really focusing on the kids” Steve - Camp Shady Brook Parent


CONFERENCE/RETREAT Camp Shady Brook is a resource for the entire community. You are only limited by your imagination.

School Retreats and Outdoor Environmental Education (OEE)

Situated on over 160 acres in Pikes Peak National Forest, Camp Shady Brook provides the ultimate classroom for School Retreats and Outdoor Environmental Education (OEE) sessions. • OEE programs are taught by trained instructors who are certified in Project WET/ WILD curriculum. • Outdoor lesson plans include forest ecology, survival skills and astronomy. • All curricula and activities may be tailored to meet your group’s specific focus and educational goals. • High and low ropes challenge courses provide a fun way to integrate communication, teamwork and problem solving skills into your retreat.


CELEBRATE

RESOURCE

WEDDINGS

TEAM BUILDING

WELL-BEING

Group Retreats and Conferences No matter the size of your group, we have just what you are looking for in your next event.

• Personalized experiences provide a variety of activities including the climbing wall, archery, boating and a team building challenge course. • Groups will enjoy our new dining hall and conference facility. • Choose from 4 meal plan options to meet your dining needs. • Heated lodging and adjoining restrooms are also available. • Outdoor campfire spaces enhance evening activities.

“Thanks for building a retreat that focused on friendship, values and nature” Michael - Retreat Leader

Come and experience mountain hospitality at its best by letting us help design your perfect retreat! Call 719.329.7266 to set up your team-building retreat, family reunion, wedding or any group gathering or celebration.


FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY

Family Camp Weekends

May 10-12 September 20-22 Where parents can be kids, kids can be friends and friends can be family. • Enjoy family-friendly activities including boating, nature hikes, the climbing wall, campfires, S’mores and much more! • Delicious, healthy meals will be provided. • Have fun during seasonal program activities. • Create life-long memories with your family.

Adult Weekend Retreat

September 6-8 Why do the kids get all the fun? Adults come and enjoy a weekend in the mountains! • Enjoy hiking, arts and crafts, climbing, high ropes and target sports. • Make the weekend what you want it to be while eating healthy balanced meals and overnight lodging. • All activities are suitable for different ages and activity levels.


WELLNESS

QUALITY

MEMORIES

TOGETHER

LOVE

Work Party Weekend

Grandparents Day

For program questions call 719.329.7266

“Thank you for helping us find a new and interesting way to remain united as a family”

Saturday, April 20 Saturday, October 5 Join us for a day of fresh air and giving! • This is a great opportunity to volunteer in your local community. • Projects include trail maintenance, preparing cabins for the upcoming season, painting buildings, etc. • Breakfast and lunch are provided. • Families welcome, all children must be supervised • Rain or shine

For billing and registration questions call 719.329.7292

Saturday, April 27 Grandparents come and create some memories with a day of activities to enjoy with your grandchildren or with other grandparents. • Outdoor activities include our climbing wall, archery and nature hikes. • Indoor activities include arts and crafts. • Morning snacks and lunch are included.

Claudia and Candido - Family Camp participants


PLAN YOUR SUMMER AT CAMP SHADY BROOK Choose, register, have fun!

Camp Shady Brook Annual Family Pass $85 With the purchase of an $85 Family Pass, you will receive 10% off all 2014 Camp Shady Brook programs. The Family Pass is a great option for families with multiple children and those attending more than one session. The Annual Family Pass is available by calling 719.329.7292. Family Pass savings include 10% off : • Summer Resident Camps • Family Camps • Adult Weekend Retreat • Conference Rentals and Corporate Retreats including church, scouting and hobby groups; school field trips and outdoor education programs • Up to 4 sessions of Day Camp per child (excludes Pre-School Camps and Sport camps) • Discount may not be combined with Family Program Package rate reductions

REGISTER FOR CAMP SHADY BROOK AT campshadybrook.org • All local YMCAs of the Pikes Peak Region • 719.329.7292

Colorado YMCA members receive $25 off each tier when registering 719.392.7292.


REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE FOR ALL SESSIONS UNTIL FULL. Please check the session dates that you would like to reserve and circle the tier of your choice. SESSION 1: SUPER HERO WEEK June 8-13 Traditional Camp

SESSION 5: WIZARDRY WEEK

AGES

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

July 6-11

AGES

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

8-16

$533

$588

$643

Traditional Camp

8-16

$533

$588

$643

8-16

$1,056

$1,176

$1,296

Traditional Camp, 2-week*

8-16

$1,056

$1,176

$1,296

Traditional Camp, 2-week*

Horsemasters

11-14

$690

$755

$820

Horsemasters Jr.

9-11

$690

$755

$820

Fly Fishing

11-14

$574

$639

$704

Wrangler in Training, 2 –week*

15-17

$1,119

$1,239

$1,359

Wrangler in Training, 2 –week*

16-17

$1,119

$1,239

$1,359

Counselor in Training, 4-week* †

16-17

$1,348

$1,608

$1,868

Stay over weekend July 11-13**

All

$223

Counselor in Training, 4-week*

16-17

$1,348

Stay Over Weekend June 13-15**

All

$223

$1,608

$1,868

SESSION 2: HOLIDAZZLE WEEK June 15-20 Traditional Camp

AGES

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

8-16

$533

$588

$643

11-14

Horsemasters

11-14

Drama Camp Stay Over Weekend June 20-22**

All

$690 $573

$755 $638

$820 $703

$223

SESSION 3: PIRATE WEEK June 22-27

AGES

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

Traditional Camp

8-16

$533

$588

$643

Aspen Camp

6-8

$533

$588

$643

Horsemasters Jr.

9-11

$690

$755

$820

Mini Aspen (Sun-Wed) ½ week

6-8

$355

$385

$415

Trek Camp (Sun-Wed) ½ week

8-12

$355

$385

$415

* Stay-over weekends are included for two- and four-week sessions. **Stay-over weekends can now be added to the beginning or end of a one-week session for two extra days of fun! † Session 5 Counselor in Training will end August 1 Questions? Call us at 719.329.7292 or visit us online at campshadybrook.org.

SESSION 6: WILD WEST WEEK July 13-18

AGES

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

Traditional Camp

8-16

$533

$588

$643

Traditional Camp, 2-week*

8-16

$1,056

$1,176

$1,296

Aspen Camp

6-8

$533

$588

$643

Trek Camp (Sun-Wed) ½ week

8-12

$355

$385

$415

Mini Aspen (Sun-Wed) ½ week

6-8

$355

$385

$415

Leadership Development, 2-week*

13-15

$1,066

$1,196

$1,326

Horsemasters

11-14

$690

$755

$820

Advanced Art Camp

11-14

$632

$697

$762

Stay over weekend July 18-20**

All

$223

SESSION 7: NAVIGATOR & PIONEER WEEK July 20-25

AGES

TIER 1

TIER 2

TIER 3

Traditional Camp

8-16

$533

$588

$643

Advanced Horsemasters

13-16

$690

$755

$820

CANCELLATION POLICY THE $100 DEPOSIT PER SESSION IS NON-REFUNDABLE. Cancellations prior to May 14 •Will result in a refund of payments less the $100 deposit or a credit to camper’s account. Cancellations after May 14 • All payments will be forfeited or they may be held over as vouchers for 1 year. (If you choose to reschedule for 2013 a $20 change fee will apply) • If cancellation is necessary due to illness, a refund will be issued less the $100 deposit with a doctor’s notice stating the child is unable to attend Camp Shady Brook. Mid–Session Cancellation •Campers who must leave for medical reasons or family emergencies will be mailed a pro-rated refund. •No refunds will be given to campers choosing to attend late, depart early, or those sent home for behavioral or homesickness challenges.


CAMP FEE STRUCTURE

We realize that families have different economic situations. Camp Shady Brook offers a voluntary three-tier fee program.

Choose the tier that is most suitable for your family:

Tier I Traditionally assisted price and does not reflect the true operating costs of camp Tier II Partially assisted for those who can afford to pay a little more but still cannot afford the true operating costs of camp. Tier III The true operating cost of camp including facility maintenance, upkeep and staff. This program is voluntary and in no way influences the experience children receive at camp. It simply offers an opportunity for families to take an active role in supporting the true cost of their child’s time at camp. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to experience a week of camp regardless of their family’s economic situation. Financial assistance is available to families who cannot afford Tier I fees. Please contact us for more information.

Want to help send another kid to camp? Every year the YMCA actively engages staff and volunteers to reach out to our community and invite them to make a donation to the Camp Shady Brook Community Support Campaign. Every dollar donated goes directly to provide financial assistance to the families who need it most. Your donation can help another child and their family enjoy a values-based experience that will last a lifetime.


2014 YMCA Summer Day Camp! Kids love playing with other children, learning news things and being active during the summer. Join us for YMCA Day Camp, one of the oldest and most trusted camping programs in the country. Every week, children ages 5-12, explore new themes, experience field trips, outdoor adventures, sports and arts and crafts.

YMCA Day Camp is offered at each six YMCA Family Centers. Your children will have a funfilled summer making new friends, learning new skills and playing. All locations are licensed through the State of Colorado and all YMCA staff are CPR certified. CCCAP is accepted and financial assistance is available. Register NOW at ppymca.org or call 719.329.7280


OUR MISSION To effect positive change in our community by creating opportunities in the outdoors for personal growth, leadership development, and the building of relationships through exceptional camping experiences.

Camp Office 8716 South Y Camp Road Deckers, CO 80135 303.647.2313 campinfo@ppymca.org YMCA Camp Shady Brook is operated by YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region 316 N. Tejon Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903 719.329.7266

campshadybrook.org PROGRAM INFORMATION: 719.329.7266 | REGISTRATION AND BILLING: 719.329.7292

2014 CSB Summer Camp Brochure  

2014 Summer Camp Brochure for YMCA Camp Shady Brook.

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