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HASTINGS LAKE YMCA 1995 Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst, IL 60046


Professionally Trained Staff Our caring counselors are professional role models.

Extended Care Available Before and after hours to accommodate working parents.

ACA Accredited We maintain the highest standards regarding program safety and quality.

Field Trips Unique opportunities to explore nature and experience new places.

Swimming Kids cool off in the pool under the close watch of lifeguards. Healthy Kids Focus Dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children. Financial Assistance Available We believe every child should have the opportunity to experience Y camp.

22 Locations in Chicagoland Close to where you live and work. Inclusion The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago invites persons with disabilities to enjoy Y programs and facilities. If you require a reasonable modification due to a disability to enjoy any of our programs, please answer the request question on the registration form. A member of our Inclusion Team will then contact you. Any questions that you may have can also be sent to



Welcome to an incredible summer experience for both you and your child! The Hastings Lake YMCA Day Camp continues to provide safe, quality day camp programs for boys and girls. We believe camp is a place to build confidence, learn new skills, make new friends and have fun.

The Hastings Lake YMCA is now pleased to announce partial week rates. Experience our Traditional and Teen Camps part-time with our special three-day rates. Pick the days you want, and join in on all the fun that the Hastings Lake Day Camp has to offer. Early Bird Rate does not apply to Partial Week Camp.



Week 1

Jun 5-9

Week 2

Jun 12-16

3 days a week Member: $145 Non-member: $185 4 days a week Member: $203 Non-member: $245

Week 3

Jun 19-23

Week 4

Jun 26-30

Week 5

Jul 3-7*

Week 6

Jul 10-14

• Free YMCA T-shirt (to be worn on all field trips)

Week 7

Jul 17-21

• Field Trips (every Wednesday)

Week 8

Jul 24-28

Week 9

Jul 31-Aug 4

• Free Extended Care program for working parents (7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.)

Week 10

Aug 7-11

Week 11

Aug 14-18


Included in the price of summer camp are:

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*Closed July 4

CAMP INFORMATION PAYMENT AGREEMENT Traditional Day Camp slots will be held with a $25 non-refundable deposit fee for each camper per weekly session, at time of registration to hold the slot. To receive the Early Bird Rate, deposits must be made before May 1. After May 1, the rate will increase by $20. Deposits are applied toward the cost of each session. Payments in full for camp are due the Tuesday prior to the start of each camp session. You are also welcome to pay the camp balance any time prior to the due date. Payment will be due in full for any new registrations after the scheduled payment date. Balances not paid by the start of camp on Monday, campers will not be allowed to stay for camp. Specialty camps must be paid in full at the time of registration.



All campers must hold a valid YMCA membership through September 1, 2017 to receive the member rate.

CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS & CREDITS Refunds or credits for a camp are available. However, the deposit of $25 per week for the full-day camps is non-refundable.

SESSION CHANGES Changes in camps and sessions will be permitted at no charge, but must be done prior to the Friday before the Monday of camp.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Financial assistance is available on a limited basis for families that are in need. Confidential applications are available at the Member Service Desk during regular business hours. Please contact us early, so you can also apply to DHS for assistance. Financial assistance is available for traditional day camp only; there is no financial assistance for specialty camps.



Our summer camp is accredited by the American Camping Association and we adhere to ACA staff-to-camper ratios. AGE








Full-Day Hours FREE Morning Extended Care: 6:30-9 a.m. Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. FREE Evening Extended Care: 4-6 p.m. Late Pick-Up: Children picked up after 6 p.m. will be charged $15 for the first 15 minutes after the end of camp. An additional $1 per minute will be charged after the first 15 minutes.

EARLY BIRD RATE Secure your spot in camp with a $25 deposit for each week of traditional, teen or preschool camp by May 1 to receive the Early Bird Rate. Register after May 1, the rate increases by $20 each week. The Early Bird Rate does not apply to Specialty Camps.

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE The Hastings Lake YMCA is pleased to announce two, Summer Camp Open House sessions. Stop in, tour the grounds and facilities, meet with the Summer Camp Coordinator, and get all of your questions answered while registering for camp. Secure your spot in camp by May 1st to receive Early Bird Rate, fee increase by $20 after this date. The Open House date is: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

SUMMER CAMP ORIENTATION On Saturday, June 3, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join us for a cookout lunch. This is a great time to meet the Day Camp Director and 2017 Summer Camp staff team. Please join us and have all your questions answered while preparing your camper for their first day of camp. We will accept any last-minute forms or payments at this time.

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SUMMER CAMP SWIM LESSONS All summer campers are invited to our special Summer Camp only Swim Lessons! Each session of lessons will run the first 8 weeks (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) over the course of each camp sessions, 3:30-4 p.m. for traditional and teen. The summer camp counselors will bring swimmers to the lessons and bring them back to extended care until a parent/guardian arrives to sign out their camper at summer camp pick-up. Groups will be divided by age and ability to challenge your camper and make sure he/she gets the most out of class. Registration will close the Friday before each session is scheduled to begin.

Please note: If you choose to sign up for the regularly scheduled group swim lessons, Summer Camp staff will take him/her to lessons, and pick them up and return them to after care. You are able to pick them up at after care, staff will ensure they are back at camp. SESSION



Jun 5-9


Jun 12-16


Jun 19-23


Jun 26-30


Jul 3-7


Jul 10-14


Jul 17-21


Jul 24-28

Member: $25 Non-Member: $50


Age: 5-11 Sessions: 1-11

This camp is an exciting adventure for the camper ready to make new friends and face fun challenges. Your camper will participate in a variety of activities daily, such as creative art experiences, songs, dance, sports and games. Each week of Traditional Camp has a theme which many of the games and crafts for the week will focus on. Campers will be placed into age-appropriate groups, and will swim each day in the YMCA pool, have guest speakers and go on occasional field trips. This is a great camp that will enable your camper to make new friends and learn through new experiences. Please see the Summer Camp Grid for the session dates. Rate Before May 1 Member: $200 Non-member: $240


Age: 12-15 Sessions: 1-11 Looking for something more than an ordinary summer? Want to hang out with friends all day and go on fun, exciting trips? Look no further! Teen Camp will take you and your friends on an interesting, new adventure every day! Teen camp is a great way to meet new friends, explore your interests and discover new skills that can open new opportunities. This camp includes outdoor activities, community projects, team-building activities and leadership skills. Parents will love that their teens are learning from great role models in our trained Summer Camp Teen Staff. Rate Before May 1 Member: $200 Non-member: $240 Rate After May 1 Member: $220 Non-member: $260

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Rate After May 1 Member: $220 Non-member: $260



Age: 6-14 Sessions: 2-10

YMCA Specialty Summer Camps allow your camper to experience a new adventure each week! Approximately 1-3 hours of the camp day will be spent on the specialty, and after the specialty camp they will return to other traditional summer camp activities such as creative art experiences, games and swimming for the remainder of the day. However, participants don’t have to sign up for day camp to take part in a specialty camp; those participants may just attend the specialty camp, if they wish. Specialty camp payment is required at time of registration. SESSION




Jun 5-9

Six Flags Camp


Jun 12-16

Ceramics Camp


Jun 19-23

Climbing Camp


Jun 26-30

Thrill Camp


Jul 3-7

Water Park Adventures


Jul 10-14

Sports Spectacular


Jul 17-21

Ceramics & Clay


Jul 17-21

Golf Camp


Jul 24-28

Water Park


Jul 24-28



Jul 31-Aug 4

Mini Golf


Aug 7-11


Date: Session 1 Age: 10-14 Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Spend an entire week at Six Flags riding roller coasters and water rides. At the end of the week, you’ll keep your season pass and meal pass, which allow you to eat lunch and dinner for the remainder of the season. Campers won’t return to the Y until 5:30 p.m. so they can enjoy a longer day at Six Flags. Member: $270 Non-member: $330 Campers don’t have to sign up for regular camp.

CERAMICS & CLAY CAMP Date: Session 2, Session 7 Age: 5-13 Time: 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Each day you’ll work on art projects including clay work, glass fusing and ceramic techniques. This camp is in collaboration with “Ceramics For You” in Antioch. Member: $85 Non-member: $105 Or, $65 with full week of Day Camp.


Date: Session 3, Session 8 Age: 8-15 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn proper shooting technique, safety and equipment use. Taught by a certified archery instructor, your child is sure to find success and have fun.


Member: $100 Non-member: $140 Or, $80 with a full week of Day Camp.

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Laser tag, Alpine Tower, climbing walls and more! The fun never stops in this camp—it’s for the adventurous camper! This is an all day Specialty Camp, campers only need to register for this specialty camp.

YMCA Sports Summer Camps are designed to be recreational and to introduce sports skills and/or sports activities to boys and girls of all ages. We’ll work on different sports throughout the week.

Member: $300 Non-member: $350

Member: $60 Non-member: $80 Or, $40 with a full week of Day Camp.

Date: Session 4, Session 10 Age: 9-15 Time: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

WATER PARK ADVENTURE CAMP Date: Session 5, Session 8 (only 3 days each session) Age: 9-15 Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Looking for a water adventure? We visit three different water parks around the Chicagoland area throughout the week. Member: $80 Non-member: $120 Or, $60 with a full week of day camp.

Date: Sessions 6 Age: 5-8 Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


Date: Session 9 Age: 6-12 Time: 12-2 p.m.

Practice your putting skills! This camp will travel to four mini golf courses where campers will test their skills and even create their own course! Member: $65 Non-member: $85 Or, $50 with a full week of Day Camp.

Climbing Camp

Date: Session 3 Ages: 9-14 Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Visit climbing walls and adventure programs around the Chicagoland area to get a sense of adventure and challenge yourself to new heights.

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Member: $100 Non-member: $140 Or, $80 with a full week of Day Camp.

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Family Camp Nawakwa offers a unique experience- an opportunity to bring together whole families, not just children, through camping. The camp sits on 180 acres of pristine forest lands, and includes wetlands and lakes with abundant wildlife. The camp is nestled in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, which is home to the Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians.



Camp Independence is a special place for campers age seven and up with spina bifida. At camp, kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group. We teach self-reliance, a love for nature, and the development of attitudes and practices that build character. Our counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.

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1995 Grass Lake Road Lindenhurst, IL 60046


Phoenix, AZ Permit No. 1816


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