BEST SUMMER EVER SUMMER 2020
WALLINGFORD FAMILY YMCA
I'm counting down the days until we meet at Doolittle Park, sunshine overhead, ready to create some amazing summer memories. This will be my 15th summer at Camp Ulbrich and I'm ready for us to have the BEST SUMMER EVER! We're committed to providing our campers with a safe and fun environment where they can learn, grow and have fun. At the Y, we play, spend lots of time outside, swim and build character. I hope you will join us as we celebrate 75 great years of the Wallingford Family YMCA and 350 years of Wallingford with a summer to remember.
DID YOU KNOW? The Wallingford Family YMCA has been around for 75 years. Before Camp Ulbrich, there was Camp Adahi! Our day camp was located where Bertini Park is today. Just at Camp Ulbrich, campers had swim lessons, played games, and created memories that would last a lifetime. We bet you didnâ€™t think the Nickel Carnival had been around since the 1950s!
STARS & STRIPES FOREVER Commemorate 350 years of Wallingford and 75 years of our YMCA! We’ll be heading to the movies for our field trip to see Soul. Don’t forget to get decked out in red, white & blue for our traditional 3rd of July Celebration. We can’t wait to party in the USA with you!
JUNE 22-JULY 3
WELCOME TO THE 80’S Prepare to step back in time as we explore the music and thrill of the 1980's. It's going to be so totally rad. Our younger campers will be visiting Kid City while the older campers go roller skating. Be ready for Campchella, our gnarly, neon, glow in the dance party. It's going to be righteous!
JEDI ACADEMY Young Padawans looking to become Jedi Masters won't want to miss this session! We will train your skills with trips to Pump It Up for our Younglings and to SkyZone for our older Knights. We will have to work together to destroy the Dark Side. Prepare your lightsabers and may the force be with you.
COLOR WARS 2020 Red. Blue. Yellow. Green. Purple. Pink. Which color will rise to the top?! Be prepared to dress up and own your color because everything we do will matter in the end. Splash-A-Palooza, check. Nickel Carnival, check. Big and small challenges, bring it on!
WOULD YOU RATHER... Session 5 will be full of tough choices! Our oldest campers will get a chance to show off their bowling skills, while the youngest get to visit the orchard. Campers and counselors will have the chance to make some difficult decisions that can result in some fun for all.
AUGUST 17-21 PLEASE NOTE: Trips listed are tentative and subject to change.
CAMP ULBRICH 2020 RASCALS
Entering Pre- K and Kindergarten Rascals learn the meaning of teamwork, independence and sharing under the watchful eyes of our caring staff. Itâ€™s a great introduction to camp in a safe, lower ratio, fun & nurturing environment. PLEASE NOTE: All Rascals MUST be at least 4 years old and potty trained to attend camp.
Entering Grades 1-5 All-Stars gives every camper a memorable and rewarding summer camp experience. Throughout the day, campers will participate in a variety of group activities, arts & crafts and swimming. Groups are kept small to help foster relationships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Entering Grades 6-9 AdventurTeens are provided with more independence, greater challenges, increased responsibility and outstanding staff to help guide them through the summer months. They are constantly on the move participating in group activities, weekly field trips, swimming and hiking.
Entering Grade 10 C.I.T.s develop initiative, responsibility, teamwork, and the confidence that is needed to work with people of all ages. They learn First Aid & CPR, group management and special activity skills all while having fun with other teens. Interested participants need to fill out a C.I.T. application for review.
S.T.E.A.M. Incorporating problem-solving, creativity and collaboration, your child will have a chance to take part in a variety of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics projects throughout the summer. Camp Ulbrich will also be utilizing Bertini Park to give our campers an opportunity to get back to nature. Campers will be able to hike, build forts and participate in nature based activities.
SWIM LESSONS The Wallingford Family YMCA prides itself in offering free swim and swim lessons to all of our campers each day. Campers swim time is broken into 20 minute lessons, followed by 20 minute of free swim. Swim times will be in the afternoon to get campers out of the sun, and cooling down with their friends. Our camp aquatics staff offer a wide variety of swim lessons ranging from beginner to advanced.
STAFF We strive to have the best staff on hand at all times. Our counselors act as positive role models and possess the qualities that we instill in our campers - caring, honesty, respect & responsibility. They ensure that campers are having fun and always having some type of adventure. All staff are certified in CPR and First Aid. Our counselors always bring something new to the camp experience.
AM & PM CARE Here at the Wallingford Family YMCA, we offer both Before & After Camp care to accommodate your busy schedule. Your child can start their camp day as early as 7:00AM, with our Before Camp Care held at Doolittle Park Pavilion. After Camp Care is held at the KinderHouse, and extends the camp day to 6:00PM, giving you the extra time you need to get from work. Space is limited and is first come, first served.
BUS STOPS To make your summer a little easier, we offer four convenient bus stops. Our staff are on the bus to ensure that your childâ€™s camp day starts right! Parents must be present at stops for pick-up & drop-off. Space is limited and is first come, first served. LOCATION
Moses Y Mary Fritz Cook Hill Stevens
7:50AM 8:10AM 8:30AM 8:50AM
4:10PM 4:30PM 4:50PM 5:10PM
SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE 7:00AM
BEFORE CAMP CARE
GROUP SPORTS & GAMES
AFTER CAMP CARE
Start your day at Doolittle Park with friends. A great time for announcements, recognitions and skits! Play some basketball, soccer, dodgeball, capture the flag, gaga ball & more with your friends from other groups. From creating your very own superhero to crafting turtles out of paper plates, unleash your creativity with a variety of themed projects.
Have fun with your group as you relax with a game of cards, get pumped up planning out your skit for the next theme day or play some tag!
It’s time for your counselor to pick a fun game or project for your group. A perfect time to try something new! Find out about what is in store for tomorrow and don’t forget to bring your permission slip home for the field trip! Spend time at the KinderHouse as you relax and play games until you get picked up.
2020 RATES SESSIONS 1-4
YMCA Members $399
Program Members $439
YMCA Members $200
Program Members $220
BEFORE CAMP CARE
AFTER CAMP CARE
BEFORE CAMP CARE
AFTER CAMP CARE
YMCA & Program Members $80
YMCA & Program Members $80
YMCA & Program Members $40
YMCA & Program Members $40
Prices listed are per session. Sessions 1-4 run for two weeks and Session 5 runs for one week. You may split a two week session at the cost of $230 for YMCA Members and $250 for Program Members. A 10% sibling discount applies for siblings attending the same camp sessions. Financial Assistance is available and we accept Care 4 Kids. Check our policies on the following page for more information.
POLICIES PAYMENT A non-refundable $50 deposit is required for each session that your child is enrolled. Payment in full is due the Friday (10 DAYS) prior to the start of each session. Campers may not attend the session if payment in full is not received. Any session changes made after June 10, 2020 will result in a $20 change fee. Bank Drafts & Payment Plans are available.
Financial assistance is available. You MUST apply for Care 4 Kids before applying for financial assistance. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2020. Application forms are available at the Welcome Center or you can download the forms at www.wallingfordymca.org. For more information about Care 4 Kids, contact Tammi Mastroianni at 203-269-4497 x114. For more information about the YMCA’s financial assistance program, contact Chris Kingston at 203-269-4497 x113.
REFUNDS Camp fees (excluding deposits) will be refunded if the child is withdrawn one week prior to the start of the session due to medical reasons. A doctor’s note is required. Camp fees will not be refunded if a child is dismissed from camp due to behavioral or other problems.
CAMP HEALTH FORM & MEDICATION Each camper must have a physical exam by a licensed physician within the past three years. No child may attend the program without an up-to-date immunization record on file with the Wallingford Family YMCA. Forms are available at the Welcome Center and at www.wallingfordymca.org. If a camper requires any medication, the proper paperwork MUST be on file before the camper can attend camp. This medication will be kept locked with our First Aid Director. In the case of Epi Pens & other emergency medication, your child’s counselor will have these on hand at all times.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Do I have to be a member to come to camp? A YMCA membership is not required to participate in any of our summer day camp programs. Everyone is welcome. What should my child bring to camp? Campers should bring a backpack packed with a brown bag lunch (no heat-ups!) with their name on it, a bathing suit and towel, sunscreen and a water bottle. Campers are required to wear the YMCA camp t-shirt on all field trips. Each camper will receive a t-shirt during their first session. ALL CAMPERS NEED TO WEAR SNEAKERS. Sandals, flip-flops, crocs, and open-toed shoes are prohibited for safety reasons. All items should be clearly labeled with the camper’s name. For younger campers who are prone to having bathroom accidents, packing extra clothes to leave in the camp office is an option. Please place these clothes in a bag and label it with your child’s name. What should they not bring? We believe that certain items are best left at home to maximize your camper’s camp experience. Campers may not bring cell phones, MP3 players, iPods, portable electronic video games, trading cards, other toys from home, matches or knives. Cell phones are only allowed at camp upon the Camp Director’s approval. The Wallingford Family YMCA is not responsible for items that are lost or stolen. Where do I drop-off/pick-up my child? Sign-In for all campers will be at the Doolittle Park pavilion. Your camper should be dropped off by 8:55AM. Pick-up for your camper is at 4:00PM at the same location. If you are dropping a child off after 9:15AM or picking them up before 3:45PM please go to the KinderHouse, located in back of the YMCA.
Can I request certain groups? We know that your child’s friends may be at camp, but one of Camp Ulbrich’s goals is for campers to meet and make new friends. Groups are by grade and groups of similar ages do tend to participate in activities together, so we are sure that your child will be able to see their friend throughout the course of the camp day. Have more questions? Contact Rob Newton, Youth & Camp Coordinator, at email@example.com or 203-269-4497 x124.
NO ELECTRONICS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO CAMP
The Wallingford Family YMCA is committed to providing a safe & fun environment for your child to spend their summer. Camp Ulbrich offers campers the opportunity to make new friends, meet new challenges and most importantly, have fun! Whether it be playing soccer, playing cards, swimming with friends or just spending time with their group, they will be sure to have a summer to remember.
“My two kids have fun every single day they are at camp. They have been attending since they were 4, I can't imagine sending them anywhere else.”
“Our son LOVED going to camp every day. He made so many friends and memories and attended every session this summer.”
“We love the Y and it’s our family basically!”
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