2017 SUMMER DAY CAMP LATTOFCHICAGO SOUTH YMCA YMCA lattofymca.org southchicagoymca.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 theyâ€™re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, theyâ€™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!
SOUTH CHICAGO YMCA
3039 E. 91st Street, Chicago, IL 60617 773.721.9100 southchicagoymca.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.
CAMP SESSION DATES SESSIONS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
START DATE Jan 1 Feb 1
Down on the Farm
Heart of America
Imagine, Explore, Discover
Jul 31-Aug 4
Lights, Camera, Action
Down on the Farm
*Subject to change due to weather or scheduling conflicts. **No camp July 4
A $25 deposit per child per week and a $25 registration fee is required for camp at the time of registration. All payments must be made at the Membership Services Desk.
SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSES Tuesday, February 7 at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m. Bring your kids! Babysitting will be available. Location: South Chicago YMCA
HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Date: Saturday, April 29 Time: 10 a.m.-noon Food vendors, dance demos, cooking, planting tips, mini gardens and much more!
Free and open to the community.
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CAMP INFORMATION STATE ASSISTANCE
• An emphasis on healthy lifestyles and safety • Before and after care (6:30-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.) • Close supervision by professional directors • Friendships, decision making and problem solving skills, team building and more • Weekly water safety instruction for grades K-6 • Free field trips • Daily nutritious snacks • Carefully screened staff (background checks and a 40-hour training program)
PAYMENT SCHEDULE & SUMMER PLANNER This payment option is for automatic draft and scheduled payments at the desk. SESSION
Time of Registration
Time of Registration
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MONTHLY 5-Day Full Day
5-Day Full Day
5-Day Full Day
WEEKLY $145/$170 NM
Action for Children (AFC) The YMCA accepts Action for Children (AFC) funds. Action for Children is a child care financial assistance program provided by the Illinois Department of Human Service for working families. Don’t Wait! The process for applying can take up to 45 days for new applicants to receive approval. Families must provide proof of household income to qualify. We must have an approval letter before the first week of camp. After being accepted to the program, you are responsible for paying the parentassigned 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 AFC. If you qualify, your assistance can be applied to all of your weeks of camp. 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) Action for Children (AFC) - actforchildren.org or 312.823.1100 (Cook County)
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OUR DAY CAMP INCLUDES
ACA RATIOS Our summer camp is accredited by the American Camping Association and we adhere to ACA staff-to-camper ratios. AGE
EXTENDED CARE Traditional Camp runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Extended care is available for no additional fee. It starts as early as 7 a.m. and ends in the evening 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.
CAMP LEADERSHIP Are you overwhelmed with the choices and have little time and resources to decide how to best mix and match your child’s summer experience? We’re here to help! We have director-level staff who welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your camper to go over all the program choices and different options for your child. Kiesha Abel Membership Experience Manager 773.326.2714
Learn all about our fantastic summer camp during Camp Information and Meet the Staff night Friday, June 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. A parent handbook will be provided to each camper family at this meeting.
CHARACTER IS WHAT MATTERS Building character is at the core of YMCA programming. At summer camp, your camper will learn: CARING: Putting others first. Being kind and expressing gratitude. HONESTY: Keeping their promises. Building a good reputation and being loyal. RESPECT: Being courteous and polite. Having good manners and valuing others. RESPONSIBILITY: Always do your best. Be accountable for your choices.
SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY Your child’s safety is the number one priority at our camps! Each camp counselor and staff member attends extensive training where they obtain certification in first aid and CPR. In addition, they learn the Y’s emergency procedures, child abuse prevention, customer service and the preparation and implementation of age-appropriate activities for each specific camp.
Keith Givens Fitness/Sports Manager 773.326.2568
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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. Itâ€™s convenient but remote enough to ensure that everyone enjoys the natural beauty of the campâ€™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
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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