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2017 SUMMER DAY CAMP OSWEGO FAMILY YMCA oswegofamilyymca.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!


OSWEGO FAMILY YMCA

160 E. Washington Street, Oswego, IL 60543 630.551.0797 oswegofamilyymca.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.

WELCOME TO CAMP HUDSON

Summer camp brings back many memories and images to campers young and old. It is a powerful experience that can strengthen the values that parents are teaching daily to their children. YMCA summer day camps provide unique, quality adventures each day that will fill your child’s summer with action and adventure. The Oswego Family YMCA wants to be your camp of choice! Use this resource as your reference for planning the best summer ever for your child. If you have any questions as you read this catalog, please contact Shellee McCullum, Youth and Family Director at smccullum@ymcachicago.org or visit our website at oswegofamilyymca.org. We look forward to serving your family this summer!

REGISTRATION DATES & FEES

Registration: Begins Wed, February 1, 2017 for Members March 1, 2017 for Non-members

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Full-Day Camps include: • Extended Care. Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., but extended care is available for no additional fee. It starts as early as 7 a.m. and ends as late as 6 p.m. Extended care is less structured than regular camp hours, but campers will be well-supervised and engaged in a variety of activities. • Weekly field trip or in-house entertainment. • T-shirt is provided to all full-day campers. Campers will receive one t-shirt for the summer to be worn on field trips or as designated (additional shirts available for purchase at $5 each).

• 1-2 days of open swimming (depending on the camp). • Campers ages 4 and up. • All the fun your camper can handle!

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Save up to 10% per week! Sunday April 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. is the deadline for Early Bird Registration. No exceptions will be made. Cannot be combined with any other specials or discounts. Early Bird Rates do not apply to specialty camps.

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CAMP INFORMATION We offer a variety of camps to meet your child’s individual interests and needs. Please refer to specific camp listings later in the guide for a description of activities, session dates and fees. Week 1 2

Dates May 30-Jun 2 (*There is no Camp Hudson 5/29) Jun 5-9

3

Jun 12-16

4

Jun 19-23

5

7

Jun 26-30 Jul 3-7 (*There is no Camp Hudson 7/4) Jul 10-14

8

Jul 17-21

9

Jul 24-28

10

Jul 31-Aug 4

11

Aug 7-11

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CAMP OPEN HOUSE

Got questions? We have the answers! Come to one of our drop-in Camp Hudson Open Houses to find out more about camp. We’ll provide information on staff, training, safety, curriculum, field trips, swimming and more. We’ll also address any questions or concerns you might have about sending your child to camp. Feel free to contact Shellee McCullum, Youth and Family Director, at smccullum@ ymcachicago.org with any questions. Choose one (or more!) of the following dates: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Healthy Kids Day

PARENT ORIENTATION

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6-8 p.m. This is your opportunity to meet Summer Camp Program Directors and staff, who will be interacting with your camper all summer. We will review the parent handbook, go over camp policies and procedures, and answer any questions you might have.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

• All campers must be registered and paid in full by the Wednesday prior to their week of camp. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp. (*Specialty camp fees are due in full at the time of registration and deposits.) • All campers must hold a valid youth or family YMCA membership to receive the member rate, and it must remain valid through September 1, 2017. If the membership is terminated prior to September 1, 2017, the non-member rate is due on all camps attended. • The final day to register for a particular week is the Wednesday before attending camp. All payments are due by this date. • Camps that are cancelled by the registrant will be issued credit vouchers or refund, minus the deposit/registration fee if cancelled at least one week prior to the start of the camp registered for. • Credit vouchers may be redeemed for future YMCA services or can be used for a reduction of initial membership payments for community participants within one year of the date of issue. • The YMCA reserves the right to cancel a camp when it does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. (We will attempt to notify everyone affected in advance and will help find another camp option that meets your needs.) • There are no credits or refunds for missed days. • Late registrations received within 4 days of a camp session (Thur-Mon) will pay a $10 program fee. • All paperwork, medical forms and waivers are due the Wednesday before your child can attend. Your child will not be permitted into camp without receipt of these documents. • If you register online, you will need to download the forms from oswegofamilyymca.org. • All camp paperwork must be turned in at the Oswego Family YMCA Member Service desk by May 20.

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CAMP SESSION DATES


WHAT TO BRING

• Swimsuit and towel (only on swim days) • Backpack to carry your belongings • Lunch and drink in an unbreakable container • 2 healthy snacks • Labeled water bottle • Sunscreen • Hat or visor • Closed-toe shoes • Flip-flops are only permitted at water parks

TRAINED STAFF

Professionally trained and enthusiastic staff are the key ingredient to a positive camping experience at the Oswego Family YMCA. Each counselor is selected based on their skills, maturity, creativity and sensitivity to the needs of all our camp participants. All of our counselors participate in a minimum of 40 hours of training prior to their first camper’s arrival, so you can rest assured your child’s counselor will be a caring and positive role model. Staff are certified in CPR, AED and First Aid!

ACA CAMP RATIOS Camper Age

Staff-to-Camper Ratio

4-5

1 to 6

6-8

1 to 8

9-15

1 to 10

FINANCIAL AID

The YMCA accepts Child Care Assistance (CCAP) funds. Child Care Assistance (CCAP) is a child care financial assistance program provided by the Illinois Department of Human Service for working families. The application and approval process can take up to 45 days for new applicants. Families must provide household income to qualify. We must have an approval letter before the first week of camp. After you are accepted into the program, you are responsible for paying the parent assigned monthly co-pay each month IN ADDITION to the differential. The differential is the daily cost of our program minus the daily rate paid by (CCAP). If you qualify, your assistance can be applied to all of your weeks of camp. If you do not qualify, you will receive a denial letter. Submit the denial letter to us and then you can apply for Financial Assistance through the YMCA. YMCA assistance is available for those who need help to pay for camp. Assistance is based on annual income and family size. Funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served timeline. To apply for Financial Assistance, complete a Financial Assistance Application, provide a copy of your Federal 1040 and a letter explaining your financial situation and return them to the YMCA. For more information: YWCA CCAP (Child Care Assistance) ywcachicago.org or 630.790.3030 (Dupage County) DHS - dhs.state.us CRR - childcare.help or 815.741.1179 (Will County) CCR - childcare.help or 815.741.4622 (Kendall County)

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Action for Children (AFC) - actforchildren.org or 312.823.1100 (Cook County)

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SUMMER CAMPS LITTLE TYKES (PRESCHOOL) CAMP For children ages 4-5 or entering Kindergarten in September 2018. This part-time, specialty camp is great for your little one to build a foundation with YMCA summer camp memories guaranteed to last a lifetime. Each week will be a different theme filled with arts experiences, games, stories and songs to give your child the opportunity to grow socially, physically and educationally. Please provide a small snack for your child. For more information, please contact Shellee McCullum at smccullum@ymcachicago.org. Days/Times: Mon-Fri, 9-11:30 a.m. Fees: $80 Member; $99 Non-member Week

Dates

Theme

Fees

1

Jun 5-9

Super Heros

$80M/$99NM

2

Jun 12-16

Every Day is a Holiday

$80M/$99NM

3

Jun 19-23

Water Wars

$80M/$99NM

4

Jun 26-30

Aloha Camp

$80M/$99NM

*NEW* KINDERCAMP For children ages 5-6 or entering Kindergarten in September 2017. This new camp is designed to help your child gain confidence and build social skills with a balance between structured activities, free play and character development projects. Children enjoy arts experiences, sports, games and one field trip per week! For more information, please contact Shellee McCullum at smccullum@ymcachicago.org. Included in the price of summer camp: • YMCA camp t-shirt • Field trip Age

Date

Day

Time

5-6

May 30-Aug 11 (11 weeks)

M-F

8:30AM-4:30PM*

Early Bird Rate

Regular Rate

Members FT

$150

$165

Members PT

$115

$127

Non-Members FT

$190

$209

Non-Members PT

$170

$187

Time Frame

Ends April 30

Begins May 1

3-day option only (M/W/TH) 3-day option only (M/W/TH)

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*Extended care hours are available 6-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. and are included in the price.


EXPLORERS, GRADES 1-5 Our trained and dedicated staff are committed to making the summer a positive, fun and exciting experience for all campers. Activities such as creative art experiences, swimming, sports, skits, songs, a Healthy Kids curriculum and exciting field trips provide endless opportunities to improve self-esteem and make friends that last a lifetime. Included in the price of summer camp: • YMCA camp T-shirt • Field Trip • Swimming Age

Date

Day

Time

7-11 years or 1st-5th grade

May 30-Aug 11 (11 weeks)

M-F

8:30AM-4:30PM*

Early Bird Rate

Regular Rate $165

Members FT

$150

Members PT

$115

$127

Non-Members FT

$190

$209

Non-Members PT

$170

$187

Time Frame

Ends April 30

Begins May 1

3-day option only (M/W/TH) 3-day option only (M/W/TH)

*Extended care hours are available 6-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. and are included in the price.

*NEW* ADVENTURE CAMP, GRADES 6-8 Adventure Camp is designed to engage junior high students in leadership activities, fun adventures, team building and exciting trips. Your campers will enjoy a variety of ageappropriate activities to help develop leadership skills and provide opportunities for community service. Awesome premium field trips are included in the price of camp and include field trips to Soldier Field, Six Flags Great America, Odyssey Fun World, water parks, professional sports games, laser tag, Chicago museums and more! Included in the price of summer camp: • YMCA camp t-shirt • Field trips • Swimming Age

Date

Day

Time

12-14

May 30-Aug 11 (11 weeks)

M-F

8:30AM-4:30PM*

Early Bird Rate

Regular Rate

$210

$231

Members FT Members PT

$180

$198

Non-Members FT

$250

$275

Non-Members PT

$225

$248

Time Frame

Ends April 30

Begins May 1

3-day option only (M/W/TH) 3-day option only (M/W/TH)

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*Extended care hours are available 6-8:30 a.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. and are included in the price.

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YOUTH SPECIALTY CAMPS These part-time camps are geared toward school aged children. Each camp is designed to foster and encourage a child’s specific sport or creative interest. The goals of the camps are: • To work with children of all ability levels • To build self-esteem, teach values and fair play • To teach basic skills, rules and games • To promote involvement and lifetime participation • To build teamwork and have fun! Camp Hudson Specialty Camps can also be used to expand your child’s camp experience this summer, as an add-on to Camp Hudson during evening extended care for campers, Oswego Family YMCA members and the community. Plus, when you add a specialty camp to your child’s Camp Hudson experience, you’ll receive a discount! CHP/M/NM*

Activity

Days/Times

Week/Date

$50/$80/$110

Sports Camp

M-F 4:30-6:30PM

Week 4 - Jun 26

$50/$80/$110

Creative Arts Camp

M-F 4:30-6:30PM

Week 6 - Jul 10

$50/$80/$110

Jr. STEM Camp

M-F 4:30-6:30PM

Week 8 - Jul 24

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*CHP=Camp Hudson Participant fee, M=Member fee, NM=Non-member fee


SPORTS CAMP If your child is interested in learning the fundamentals of baseball, basketball, floor hockey or flag football, our sports camp will introduce the camper to the basics of each sport.

CREATIVE ARTS CAMP It’s not just paint and crayons! In the creative arts camp, children are allowed to express their creative side through musical, theatrical and visual arts! Daily activities explore whatever your camper is most interested in. Some of the activities include applied arts, acting/singing, monologues and more! There will be an opportunity to showcase their talents during our camp talent show in July.

NEW! JR. ENGINEER STEM

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Do you like to solve problems in unique and creative ways? Have an interest in engineering and design? Jr. Engineer incorporates STEM while offering the opportunity to learn about the principles of engineering and solving real-world problems.

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LEADERS IN TRAINING (L.I.T.) Love Camp? Interested in becoming a Y Camp Counselor some day? Then LIT is for you! Leaders In Training is a program for teens in grades 9-10. The LIT program is best for teens who have been a YMCA camper for at least one summer. Leaders In Training is an interactive learning environment that provides an “insider� view into how camp runs and the responsibilities of the counselors who run it. LITs will be instructed on much of the same material covered in our counselor staff trainings, and will be mentored by a Unit Leader in camp, helping them with programming, lessons and day-to-day activities. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills, build self-esteem and prepare for a future opportunity as a day camp counselor. Candidates interested in joining our LIT program must submit an application with references and go through an interview with the Youth and Family Program Director and Camp Hudson Coordinator. LIT application packets will be available March 1. Please contact Shellee McCullum at smccullum@ymcachicago.org for more information. Candidates must register for a minimum of three (3) consecutive weeks. Must be entering Grades 9 or 10.

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Fees: $150M/NM per week


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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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160 E. Washington Street Oswego, IL 60543

OSWEGO FAMILY YMCA

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