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2017 SUMMER DAY CAMP LEANING TOWER YMCA leaningtowerymca.org


FRIENDSHIP. ACCOMPLISHMENT. BELONGING. Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, playing games and splashing in the pool? At Y camp, we create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. And while they’re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they’re also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills and making lasting friendships and memories.

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Summer is just around the corner, so sign up at the membership desk today!


LEANING TOWER YMCA 6300 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714

847.410.5108

leaningtowerymca.org

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 inclusion@ymcachicago.org.

CAMP INFORMATION CAMP SESSION DATES We offer a variety of camps to meet your child’s individual interests and needs. Please refer to the specific camp listings for a detailed description of the activities, dates, times and fees. SESSION

DATES

Week 1

Jun 5-9

Week 2

Jun 12-16

Week 3

Jun 19-23

Week 4

Jun 26-30

Week 5

Jul 3-7*

Week 6

Jul 10-14

Week 7

Jul 17-21

Week 8

Jul 24-28

Week 9

Jul 31-Aug 4

Week 10

Aug 7-11

Week 11

Aug 14-18

Week 12

Aug 21-25

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*No camp Tuesday, July 4.

INFORMATION PACKETS Camper Emergency Information Packets can be picked up at the Member Service Desk or found online at leaningtowerymca.org and must be filled out and returned to the director by May 1, 2017. Campers cannot attend camp until all forms are completed and returned. Registration Dates Members: Feb 13 Non-members: Mar 6 Included in the price of Summer Camp: • YMCA camp t-shirt • All field trips • Extended Care Hours for full-day camp (not available for half-day camps) CAMP LEADERSHIP Megan Granger Youth & Family Program Director 847.410.5124 mgranger@ymcachicago.org Michelle Aleksic Youth & Family Coordinator 847.410.5115 maleksic@ymcachicago.org

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CAMP INFORMATION

Camper Age

Staff-to-Camper Ratio

4-5

1:6

6-8

1:8

9-14

1:10

TRADITIONAL CAMP HOURS & EXTENDED CARE Traditional Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Extended care is available for full-day camps at no additional fee. It starts as early as 7 a.m. and ends in the evening as late as 6 p.m. While extended care is less structured than regular camp hours, campers will be well supervised and remain engaged in a variety of activities throughout the program. DROP-OFF & PICK-UP PROCEDURES Parents are required to sign their child in and out of camp. For drop-off, everyone must park in a legal parking space and sign their child in at the sign-in table. For pick-up, everyone must park in a legal parking space and go to the sign-out table and present a photo ID. Anyone picking up your child must be listed on the ‘Authorized to pick up my child’ section of the participant information packet and be 18 years of age or older. If an individual does not have a photo ID and is not listed as an authorized pick-up, we will not be able to release the child. This procedure will be strictly enforced and is for your child’s protection.

LIABILITY STATEMENT The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago does not carry medical, accidental or loss of personal property insurance for any program participants, due to the fact that it would drastically increase the cost of our program fees. Please review the insurance policies that protect you and your family to be certain that proper coverage is in place. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE YMCA programs and activities are designed to benefit people of all backgrounds. Fees are based on the cost of providing each program. Our policy is to never turn away anyone because of their inability to pay. Scholarships are awarded based upon the applicant’s demonstrated ability to pay and the availability of Leaning Tower YMCA resources. The deadline for all financial assistance applications is May 1, 2017. Third Party Payments: Organizations such as Day Care Action Council and Action For Children also provide financial assistance to families. When organizations such as these are utilized for third party payments by camp families, approval must be received prior to the camper starting the program or the family will have to pay the camp fee in full. Parents using AFC, please plan accordingly and begin the application process at least 30 days in advance.

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


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FEES, TRANSFERS, CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS For Kindergarten Camp, Adventure Camp, Teen Camp and LIT Camp, a $25 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must be paid for each week you register your child(ren) to secure their spot in that week of camp. This fee is credited toward your camp fees. The remaining balance will be due according to the schedule below. Payment will be due in full for any new registrations after the scheduled payment date. Bills not paid by the due dates shown will be subject to a $30 late fee. If campers still have outstanding fees on the Tuesday of the week before the session registered, the reserved camper spot(s) could be lost. Camp Week

Payment Due

Weeks 1-4

May 15

Weeks 5-8

Jun 15

Weeks 9-12

Jul 15

Cancellations/Refunds/Credits: For cancellation of Kindergarten Camp, Adventure Camp, Teen Camp and LIT Camp, refunds/credits are available prior to June 1, 2017 excluding the $25 deposit which is non-refundable and non-transferable. For cancellation of specialty/ sport camps/clinics, a $15 registration fee will be deducted from the refund/credit and must be cancelled prior to the week before the camp starts. There are no credits or refunds for missed days and/or weeks. Switching Weeks: In order to maintain staff/ camper ratios, camps can only be switched or transferred prior to June 1, 2017 or the full balance will be due for both weeks. Payment is due in full at the time of registration for all specialty camps and sport camps and clinics.

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SUMMER CAMPS KINDERGARTEN CAMP

Age: Going into Kindergarten Camp Full-Day Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Camp Part-Day Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Kindergarten Camp is our part- or fullday summer camp for children entering Kindergarten. At the Leaning Tower YMCA, campers will swim, engage in indoor and outdoor activities and participate in ageappropriate field trips. Kindergarten Camp Camp

Day

M/NM

Full-Day

M-F

$185/$225

Part-Day

M-F

$140/$180

Free extended care hours available for FullDay Participants Only Camp

Time

Location*

Pre-Camp

7-9AM

LTY Back Track

Post-Camp

4-6PM

LTY Back Track

*Weather permitting.

ADVENTURE CAMP

Explorers: Entering 1st grade Pathfinders: Entering 2nd grade Trailblazers: Entering 3rd-4th grade Pioneers: Entering 5th-6th grade Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Leaning Tower Y and Bunker Hill Forest Preserve Adventure Camp is our full-day summer camp for children entering grades one through six. Campers enjoy swimming and other indoor and outdoor activities at the Leaning Tower YMCA. We also walk to Bunker Hill Forest Preserve to participate in outdoor education and recreational activities. Camp provides health and fitness activities every day for all campers to participate in. On Mondays we provide a specific Healthy Kids camp component where outside speakers and Y fitness staff lead camp in a workout. On Wednesdays, Adventure Camp goes on a fun field trip to local water parks, arcades or bowling alleys. Thursday is all-camp cookout day for campers to enjoy, featuring a different menu every week. Camp

Day

M/NM

Adventure Camp

M-F

$185/$225

Free extended care hours available Camp

Time

Location*

Pre-Camp

7-9AM

LTY Back Track

Post-Camp

4-6PM

LTY Back Track

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TEEN CAMP

Grade: Entering 7th-8th Camp Hours: 9 a.m-4 p.m. Location: Leaning Tower YMCA and Bunker Hill Forest Preserve 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. Teens get to participate in all of the exciting Adventure Camp activities such as swimming, all-camp cookouts and field trips as well as participate in community service activities. Teen campers will learn budgeting and entrepreneurship by planning and running FUNdraisers; as a team youth will debate and decide how to use the funds raised (donate to a cause, celebrate their hard work, build community, etc.). Teens take part in health and fitness activities, such as Zumba and yoga and can develop their leadership skills through team-building activities and by assisting our Kindergarten counselors in leading activities for the younger campers! Camp

Day

M/NM

Teen Camp

M-F

$190/$230

Free extended care hours available Camp

Time

Location*

Pre-Camp

7-9AM

LTY Back Track

Post-Camp

4-6PM

LTY Back Track

*Weather permitting

LEADERS IN TRAINING Grades: Entering 9th-10th Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Leaning Tower YMCA

This leadership program is perfect for those who are ready to take on a bit more responsibility while still enjoying the benefits of being a part of Leaning Tower YMCA Day Camp! Field trips, service projects and a chance to develop leadership skills are all important aspects of this unique program. Our LITs will shadow counselors and help organize games and activities for our younger campers. They will have weekly meetings with their LIT mentor who will facilitate their growth in the program and help them create activities and competitions for the entire camp to enjoy! Before registering for this program, prospective Leaders in Training candidates must call Michelle Aleksic, Youth & Family Coordinator at 847.410.5115, to arrange an appointment for an interview. During the interview, responsibilities will be discussed and a job description reviewed. Prospective Leaders must complete an application and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, pastor, etc. Leaders in Training will be assigned to a group of campers and will assist the counselors in the day-to-day activities including swimming and field trips. Although Leaders in Training is a paid program, our goal is to create a workplace atmosphere for LITs to learn and gain real-world experiences in a work environment. Our Leaders in Training must possess a good attitude and be a positive role model for our younger campers. Camp

Day

M/NM

LIT

M-F

$105/$145

FREE Extended care hours available Camp

Time

Location*

Pre-Camp

7-9AM

LTY Back Track

Post-Camp

4-6PM

LTY Back Track

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SPECIALTY CAMP SPECIALTY CAMP DATES

Some specialty camps are offered in multiple weeks, but the fee listed is for each session. All camps are held at the Leaning Tower YMCA unless otherwise noted. Times will vary, so please check each camp’s individual description. Session Week/Date

Camp

Age

#1 Jun 5-9

N/A

N/A

#2 Jun 12-16

N/A

N/A 6-10

#3 Jun 19-23

Basketball Camp

#4 Jun 26-30

Fashion Camp

6-10

#4 Jun 26-30

Flag Football Camp

6-10

#5 Jul 3-7

N/A

N/A

#6 Jul 10-14

Lego (TM) Camp

5-8 & 9-12

#6 Jul 10-14

Floor Hockey Camp

6-10

#7 Jul 17-21

Duct Tape Creations

6-10

#7 Jul 17-21

Soccer Camp

6-10

#8 Jul 24-28

Kids in the Kitchen

6-10

#9 Jul 31-Aug 4

Tennis Camp

6-10

#10 Aug 7-11

N/A

N/A

#11 Aug 14-18

All Sorts of Sports Camp

6-10

#12 Aug 21-25

N/A

N/A

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We reserve the right to cancel Specialty Camps due to low enrollment. No camp Tuesday, July 4.


FASHION CAMP

These campers will learn everything there is about being a fashionista. Join us as we have tea parties, paint nails, have our own fashion show, do art projects and so much more! Fee: $115 Member/$155 Non-member Age

Day

Date

Time

6-10

M-F

#4 Jun 26-30

9AM-12PM

Your camper will spend their time imagining, constructing and achieving new goals while building LEGO® sets! On Friday, campers will go to Legoland® Discovery Center in Schaumburg, where campers will explore the world’s biggest box of LEGOS®! Fee: $135 Member/$175 Non-member

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Roll out the fun with colorful duct tape to make creative handbags, wallets, accessories & more! Fee: $115 Member/$155 Non-member Age

Day

Date

Time

6-10

M-F

#7 Jul 17-21

10AM-12PM

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

LEGO CAMP

Age

Day

Date

Time

5-7

M/W/F

#6 Jul 10, 12, 14

M/W 9AM-12PM, F 9AM-2PM

T/TH/F

#6 Jul 11, 13, 14

T/TH 9AM-12PM, F 9AM-2PM

8-10

DUCT TAPE CREATIONS

This is a fun and creative camp where your child will get to make and enjoy yummy treats! They will help with the preparation and then get to eat their creations. Peanuts may be used in recipes. Fee: $125 Member/$165 Non-member Age

Day

Date

Time

6-10

M-F

#8 Jul 24-28

10AM-12PM

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SPORTS CAMPS The Leaning Tower YMCA is excited to offer a variety of different sports camps this summer for kids of all ages.

BASKETBALL CAMP

SOCCER CAMP

Learn the fundamentals of basketball at LTY! Campers will work on passing, dribbling and shooting skills throughout camp. The camp will focus on skill development, games and fun. Please bring a lunch and a water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $90 Member/$180 Non-member

This camp will provide campers with the fundamentals of soccer, along with an understanding of the rules of the game. Campers will work on dribbling, passing and shooting while engaging in fun exercises and drills. The camp will focus on skill development, games and fun! Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $90 Member/$180 Non-member

Location: Leaning Tower YMCA

Age

Day

Date

Time

6-10

M-F

#3 Jun 19-23

10AM-1PM

FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP Location: Leaning Tower YMCA

Campers will have fun learning the rules and fundamentals of football through instruction that emphasizes safety. Instruction is based on the techniques of flag football, giving kids a basic understanding of how real football is played. Please bring a water bottle and a snack to camp each day. Fee: $90 Member/$180 Non-member Age

Day

Date

Time

6-10

M-F

#4 Jun 26-30

10AM-1PM

FLOOR HOCKEY CAMP

Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Campers will learn basic hockey skills through drills that promote hand-eye coordination and teamwork. Instruction will focus on stick-handling skills, passing and different techniques of shooting at the net. Fee: $90 Member/$180 Non-member Age

Day

Date

Time

6-10

M-F

#6 Jul 10-14

10AM-1PM

Age

Day

Date

Time

6-10

M-F

#7 Jul 17-21

10AM-1PM

TENNIS CAMP

Location: Leaning Tower YMCA This camp provides new tennis players with an introduction to the game. Instruction will cover basic rules and etiquette, tennis strokes, terminology and more. Racquets will be provided for any participant who does not have one. Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $90 Member/$180 Non-member Age

Day

Date

Time

6-12

M-F

#9 Jul 31-Aug 4

10AM-1PM

ALL SORTS OF SPORTS CAMP Location: Leaning Tower YMCA

Learn and play all different types of sports, from basketball and hockey to football and kickball. Campers will develop a variety of skills that can be integrated into competitive sports. Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $90 Member/$180 Non-member Age

Day

Dates

Time

6-10

M-F

#11 Aug 14-18

10AM-1PM

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Looking for an overnight, resident camp experience for your child or your family this summer? The YMCA of Metro Chicago has five resident camp options in beautiful pristine areas sure to provide special memories to last a lifetime.

YMCA CAMP DUNCAN

Since 1921, Camp Duncan has provided safe, quality camping programs for boys and girls ages 7 to 15 and Teen Adventure Camps for 15 to 17 year olds. All activities are geared to the developmental level of the campers. Camp Duncan is a co-ed, summer resident camp located near Fox Lake, Illinois, on 300 acres.

YMCA CAMP MACLEAN

Camp MacLean is located just two miles east of Burlington, Wisconsin, just 20 minutes from Lake Geneva, on 247 acres of woods and grassland property. The camp offers fun and challenging activities such as swimming, climbing, boating, kayaking, archery, hiking, and much more. We also leave room for plenty of traditional programs, including sing-alongs, campfires and campouts.

YMCA CAMP PINEWOOD

Traditional but up-to-date, Camp Pinewood features 16 cabins on a private, spring-fed lake, with every activity from sailing to horseback riding. The camp is nestled in the heart of the Manistee National Forest near Muskegon, Michigan. It’s convenient but remote enough to ensure that everyone enjoys the natural beauty of the camp’s 200-acre facility.

YMCA FAMILY CAMP NAWAKWA

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.

YMCA CAMP INDEPENDENCE

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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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6300 W. Touhy Avenue Niles, IL 60714

LEANING TOWER YMCA

Phoenix, AZ Permit No. 1816

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