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2017 SUMMER DAY CAMP SOUTH SIDE YMCA southsideymca.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!


SOUTH SIDE YMCA

6330 South Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637 773.947.0700 southsideymca.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.

REGISTRATION DATES & FEES

Early Bird Registration January 1-April 28, 2017 Late Registration After April 29, 2017

ACA STAFF RATIOS At the YMCA, our summer camps are ACA accredited, which means we maintain the highest standards regarding program quality. We believe the most important elements of a positive summer camp experience are the safety and well-being of your child.

STAFF-TO-CAMPER RATIOS CAMPER AGE 4-5 6-8 9-14 15-18

RATIO 1 to 6 1 to 8 1 to 10 1 to 12

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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South Side YMCA is an Action for Children provider. The South Side YMCA has limited financial assistance for Summer Camp available through Action for Children (previously known as Day Care Action Council). For more information and a request form, contact Action for Children at 312.823.1100.

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.

WEEKLY FEES

Member: $150 Non-member: $175 For all campers, a $45 per family ($10 for each additional child) registration fee is due upon registration. There will be a $25 deposit due for each week your child is registered for camp, which will be credited toward your weekly camp fees. The balance of your fee is due no later than 7:30 p.m. the Wednesday before the following week of camp begins. A $25 late fee will be assessed for payments made after Friday. Your child will not be allowed in camp if fees are not paid. All deposits and fees are non-refundable. *Checks are not accepted for camp payments.

WEEKLY FEE INCLUDES: • Field trips or in-house entertainment • Recreational swimming three times per week • Fun healthy activities, including sports, fitness, nature walks and more• • Extended care hours (6:30-8 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.) • Healthy breakfast and lunch

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CAMP INFORMATION DON’T MISS THESE DATES!

Healthy Kids Day* Date: Sat, April 29, 2017 Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. (Come out and bring a friend or two!) Camp Play Day* Date: Sat, May 6, 2017 Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Parent Orientation* Date: Sat, June 3, 2017 Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m. or Date: Thu, June 8, 2017 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. or Date: Thu, June 15, 2017 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. AFC: Stay tuned for more information about AFC meeting dates and times. *All at the South Side YMCA

WHAT TO BRING Please label all items with your child’s name. • Snack and drink (daily) • Swimsuit and towel (swim cap) • Water bottle • Sunscreen • Change of clothes/blanket (age 5) • Closed-toed shoes

QUOTES FROM PAST CAMPERS & PARENTS

Campers: “Cool activities” “Tons to do” “Camp rocks.” “I learned a lot” “Totally awesome” “I love the Y, the variety of games and other programs as well. The field days and trips are phenomenal: fishing, circus, haunted trails … the list goes on and on!” Parents: “I couldn’t imagine my kids attending any other summer day camp. My family has attended the YMCA for two years. It’s a safe place for kids to learn about teamwork, respect and responsibility. I can’t make it out of the parking lot before my child is asleep. We love the South Side YMCA.” “I don’t know what I would do without the Y. Thanks, YMCA Family!”

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“We joined the South Side Y family in the summer of 2007, when the park district program closed two weeks before school started. The camp director extended the Y summer camp schedule to accommodate working families like ours. From then until now, the Y has solved many communityinstigated issues with calm, open and ready arms. I couldn’t have done anything close to this with any other program other than the South Side Y. Bravo to the South Side Y on their efforts toward helping personal development! They go above and beyond my expectations.”


TRADITIONAL DAY CAMPS TURTLE CAMP

ADVENTURE CAMP

A child’s first experience with camp should be fun and exciting! Turtle Camp is designed for the young child, offering a variety of outdoor experiences in a safe, caring environment. Camp activities include games, creative art experiences, songs, field trips, water safety lessons and much more. We teach gross motor skills, cooperation and creativity.

We provide action-packed morning sessions that appeal to the participant’s interest. Fun games, special theme days, songs, sports, creative art experiences, swimming and field trips are only part of the fun. The trained camp staff works to help campers build selfesteem, experience diversity and develop character.

TURTLE CAMP SESSIONS

ADVENTURE CAMP SESSIONS

Age: 5 Camp Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Member $150 / Non-member $175 per week

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DATES

SESSIONS

Age: 6-12 Camp Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Member $150 / Non-member $175 per week

DATES

SESSIONS

Jun 12-16

Treasure Island Week

Jun 12-16

Jammin’ in the Jungle

Jun 19-23

Journey to the Jungle

Jun 19-23

Rockin Red Hot Summer

Jun 26-30

All Star Week

Jun 26-30

Game Show Mania

Jul 3-7

Stars and Stripes

Jul 3-7

Wet & Wild

Jul 10-14

Wet & Wild

Jul 5-8

All Stars Week

Jul 17-21

Camp Spirit

Jul 10-14

Camp Spirit

Jul 24-28

Under the Sea

Jul 17-21

Treasure Island

Jul 31-Aug 4

Every Day is a Holiday

Jul 24-28

Everyday is a Holiday

Aug 7-11

Super Hero

Jul 31-Aug 4

Rollin’ Out The Red Carpet

Aug 14-18

Great Out Doors

Aug 7-11

Super, Soakin’ Showdown

Aug 21-25

Y End Camp

Aug 14-18

“Y” Talent Week

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SPECIALTY CAMPS Extended Care hours are available for all specialty camps until 6 p.m. at no additional cost. Extended Care hours are less structured than regular camp hours, but campers will be supervised and engaged.

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JUNIOR LIFEGUARD CAMP

Age: 6-12 Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dates: Jun 19-Aug 2 (weekly, M-F) Member $150 / Non-member $180 per week

Age: 7-15 years Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dates: Jun 26-Jun 30, Aug 28 Member $155 / Non-member $180 per week

We spark curiosity about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Youth expand their STEM knowledge with activity centers, field trips and engaging in hands-on projects, including chemical reactions, computer coding, model building and problem solving. Friday trips are usually fun trips chosen by the teens; additional spending money may be needed.

Junior Lifeguard Camp is a great way to introduce lifesaving skills to young people. Taught by our lifeguard staff, the camp includes water safety, basic water rescues, CPR and rescue breathing, and First Aid. Participants must be able to swim.

CHEER CAMP

Age: 7-15 Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dates: Jul 10-Aug 18 (weekly, M-F) Member $150 / Non-member $180 per week Your child will get involved in components of tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers and stunting in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for our sports teams at games or to participate in cheerleading competitions.

WET & WILD CAMP

Age: 5-12 years Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dates: Jul 10-Aug 11 (weekly, M-F) Member $150 / Non-member $180 per week Keep cool in the pool this summer. Campers learn a variety of water sports and games, participate in daily swim lessons, learn water safety and many more fun activities.

DANCE CAMP

Age: 7-16 years Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dates: Jun 26-Aug 11 (weekly, M-F) Member $155 / Non-member $180 per week Children experience the beauty of dance while developing musicality, rhythm, flexibility, balance and physical fitness. Includes both beginner and intermediate techniques. Minimum participants per class: 8.

YBA SUMMER BASKETBALL

Age: 7-13 Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dates: Jun 19-Aug 11 (weekly, M-F) Member $155 / Non-member $180 per week Your child will have a basketball experience unlike any other. In addition to providing each participant with basic fundamentals, YBA also offers teamwork, life skills, guest speakers, trophies and much more.

ROBOTICS CAMP

Age: 8-15 Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dates: Jul 10-Aug 4 (weekly, M-F) Member $155 / Non-member $180 per week We use fun, hands-on projects to get your child’s creativity flowing. Your child will learn how to build and program robots with LEGO and software, all while making friends, developing new skills and having a great time.

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*Extended care available at no additional cost: 6:30-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.


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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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