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2018 SUMMER DAY CAMP HIGH RIDGE YMCA highridgeymca.org


HIGH RIDGE YMCA

2424 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago IL 60645 773.262.8300 highridgeymca.org Professionally Trained Staff Our caring counselors are professional role models.

Extended Care 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.

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.

SUMMER CAMP The YMCA has a long history of providing summer camp experiences for children. Summer camp provides many benefits such as increased confidence, an emphasis on fun, physical learning, social development, an opportunity to strengthen friendships, learning how to play and the growth of mind, spirit and body.

GENERAL CAMP INFORMATION Camp is comprised of 12 weeks of a variety of camp activities beginning June 11 and ending August 31. Each week is assigned a specific theme and most activities will relate to this theme for your child to enjoy. The High Ridge YMCA offers camp for youth ages 4 years old to teens. Registration for camp begins February 12, 2018. Day Camps: • Preschool Camp (4 yrs) • Kiddie Camp (5 yrs) • Explorers (1st-2nd grade) • Adventure (3rd-4th grade) • Trailblazers (5th-6th grade) • Teen Camp (7th-8th grade)

20 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. Specialty Camps: • LEGO Camp • Super Scientists • Artrageous Artists • Basketball Camper Forms All campers must complete and submit the following forms one week before camp begins: • Camper Registration Form • Participant Emergency Information Packet • DHS Health Exam Form (completed by doctor/physician) Photo ID for Sign-In/Sign-Out To ensure that all campers are safe when arriving and departing from the High Ridge YMCA Summer Camp, we ask that all authorized adults who are listed on the Participant Emergency Information Packets have their Photo ID ready to be checked at the time of sign-out. Our camp staff are required to check IDs at sign-out.

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Swimming Kids cool off in the pool under the close watch of lifeguards.


CAMP INFORMATION Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks Breakfast and lunch will be provided to campers by the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Our Summer meal program will begin June 21. If your child is enrolled in Week 1 or Week 2 of camp, please pack him/ her a breakfast, lunch and snack. A packed lunch is required on ALL field trip days. Schedules Weekly schedules providing detailed information regarding activities and locations will be available every week. The following is a typical schedule for our Day Camps. • 7 a.m. Sign-in begins. All campers must be signed in by 9 a.m. We will not accept late sign-ins unless it is due to a medical appointment or emergency. • 9 a.m. Breakfast is served • 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Workshops/Group Games (onsite and offsite); Pool (Preschool/Kiddie Camp) • 12 p.m. Lunch is served • 1-2 p.m. Workshops/Group Games; Nap/ Quiet Time (Preschool/Kiddie Camp) • 2-4 p.m. Pool (Explorers, Adventure & Trailblazers) • 2-4 p.m. Story and Creative Art Experience Time (Preschool/Kiddie Camp)

ACA STAFF RATIOS

What to Bring to Camp • Swimsuit and Cap • Towel • Gym Shoes and Socks • Refillable Water Bottle • Sunscreen • Snack *Preschool/Kiddie (only): Change of clothes and blanket or mat for quiet time Please note electronics and personal sporting equipment or games are not allowed at camp. Money is only allowed on field trip days. Camp Fee Includes: • YMCA Summer Camp T-Shirt • Transportation to and from all Field Trips • Extended care program for working parents • Recreational swim time • All the fun your camper can handle!

CAMP SESSION DATES WEEK

DATES

Week 1

June 11-15

Week 2 (CPS Summer Break)

June 18-22

Week 3

June 25-29

Week 4*

July 2-6*

Week 5

July 9-13

Week 6

July 16-20

Week 7

July 23-27

Week 8

July 30-Aug 3

STAFF-TO-CAMPER RATIO

Week 9

Aug 6-10

4-5

1:6

Week 10

Aug 13-17

6-8

1:8

Week 11

Aug 20-24

1:10

Week 12

Aug 27-31

AGE

9-14

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*July 4 is an observed holiday and camp will not be in session.

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CAMP THEMES WEEK

THEME

DATES

PAYMENT DUE IN FULL

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12

Magnificently Messy Week Sports Extravangza Week Mad Scientist Week Celebration Week Special Agent Y Wet and Wild Week Our Talented Selves Super Hero Week Spirit Week Y Olympics Animal Week Nature Unleashed

June 11-15 June 18-22 June 25-29 July 2-6* July 9-13 July 16-20 July 23-27 July 30-Aug 3 Aug 6-10 Aug 13-17 Aug 20-24 Aug 27-31

June 6 June 13 June 20 June 27 July 3 July 11 July 18 July 25 Aug 1 Aug 8 Aug 15 Aug 22

*July 4 is an observed holiday and camp will not be in session.

2018 PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Don’t wait! You can make payments to your child’s summer camp experience as early as February 12, 2018. So reduce the burden this summer and get camp paid off early with your tax return! Make sure you complete your Action for Children paperwork early for more savings. You can pick the paperwork up at High Ridge YMCA. Camp payments are due every Wednesday of the week prior to when your camper begins camp. Campers will not be allowed to attend camp if payment is not made. There is a $15 late fee for any payments made after the Wednesday prior to the week your camper will be in attendance.

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Day-of Registration is not allowed. Campers will be asked to attend camp the following day (after payment has been made) to any last-minute registrations, depending on staff-to-camper ratios.


REGISTRATION FEES

INFORMATION PACKET

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A Camper Information Packet, DHS Health Form and Camp Registration Form must be completed before your child attends camp. All forms need to be submitted one week in advance in order for your child to start the summer camp program.

Preschool Camp/Kiddie Camp/Explorer, Adventure & Trailblazers Camps Member: $175 Non-member: $210 *Day-of registration is not allowed. Your camper will be asked to attend camp the following day (after payment has been made) depending on staff-to-camper ratios.

PAYMENT/REFUND/TRANSFERS Your completed registration form, along with a $30 deposit, is required at the time of signup for each week of camp for each child you wish to enroll in our summer camp program. This weekly deposit will hold your camper’s spot for the summer and will be applied to the total cost of each week. Your balance of the fee per week is due according to the payment schedule. If you do not follow the payment schedule, you will be charged a $15 late fee. Deposits and camp fees are nonrefundable.

SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION SESSIONS Learn about all of our camps offered at High Ridge this summer at our Summer Camp Information Sessions. Have any questions you may have about our camps answered, complete camper forms, Action for Children forms and register your child at the information sessions! DAY/DATE Friday, May 4 Taste of Day Camp Family Night Saturday, April 28 (Healthy Kids Day) Day Camp Information Table Monday, June 4 Day Camp Parent Night

TIME 6-7PM 10-11:30AM 6:30-7:30PM

LATE REGISTRATION

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An additional $15 Registration Fee will be applied to your camp payment if you register after the Wednesday the week before your child’s enrollment is to take place. For example, if you register for Week 2 (June 18-June 22), a late fee will be applied if you enroll for this week after June 13th. If you register for Week 2 (June 18-June 22) before June 13, you will not be charged a late fee.

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Dates: June 11-Aug 31 Age: 4 Camp Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Bring your mini camper to the High Ridge YMCA Preschool Adventure Camp. This program is designed for campers 3-4 years old. This first-time camp experience includes traditional camping activities like swimming, recreation, arts experiences, songs, stories, walking excursions, socialization and more! Nap and quiet time for campers will be included in the schedule, so please provide a mat and blanket for your child. Preschool campers must be potty trained. 3 Days a Week (Mon, Wed & Fri) Member: $105 Non-member: $157 5 Days a Week Member: $175 Non-member: $210

KIDDIE CAMP

Dates: June 11-Aug 31 Age: Campers entering kindergarten Half-Day Camp Hours: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Full-Day Camp Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Our Kiddie Camp offers creative experiences for children entering kindergarten. Campers will learn new skills, make new friends and develop the four core values of the YMCA, including honesty, respect, caring and responsibility. Campers will participate in activities including swimming, weekly field trips, arts experiences, skits, sports, group games, reading time and trips to the park. Kiddie Campers must be potty-trained. Lunch will be provided on non-field trip days. Please pack a snack on non-field trip days. Please pack a lunch on field trip days. Half-Day Camp Member: $95 Non-member: $125 Full-Day Camp Member: $175 Non-member: $210

EXPLORERS, ADVENTURE & TRAILBLAZER CAMP

Dates: June 11-Aug 31 Explorers: Campers entering 1st-2nd Grade Adventure: Campers entering 3rd-4th Grade Trailblazers: Campers entering 5th-6th Grade Camp Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Our Explorer, Adventure and Trailblazer Camps allow campers to express themselves as individuals while gaining self-confidence. These camps will help youth build their self-esteem and focus on putting the four core values of the YMCA into practice. Campers will participate in weekly field trips, sports, groups games, reading time, healthy nutrition lessons, swimming, arts experiences, skits and trips to the park. 3 Days a Week (Mon, Wed & Fri) Member: $105 Non-member: $157 5 Days a Week Member: $175 Non-member: $210

TEEN CAMP

Dates: June 11-Aug 31 Grade Level: 7th-8th Camp Hours: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Location: High Ridge YMCA/Field Trips Teen Camp is focusing on making our teens of today into our leaders of tomorrow. Teen campers will focus on the Y’s core value of responsibility by mentoring younger campers and learning the values of service. These skills can be used as future camp counselors and even throughout the many community jobs the teens may serve in during the course of their teenage years. Teen Camp will focus on life skills, team-building and character development. Member: $175 Non-member: $190

Add-On Swim Lessons!

If you would like to have your child participate in a swim lesson, you now can add an age/levelspecific lesson on Wednesdays!

Just $10/week! Payment due at time of registration. Register when you deposit for summer camp! Registration must be completed by the Wednesday prior to the camp week.

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PRESCHOOL CAMP


SPECIALTY CAMPS Our half-day specialty camps each run for 1 week (dates are listed). Each week, campers will participate in activities specific to each camp theme. Lunch will be provided by the Greater Chicago Food Depository every day. A weekly field trip is included with each camp (British Soccer Camp not included). Please note that on field trip days, campers need to arrive to camp by 9 a.m. and be picked up from camp by 4 p.m. SPECIALTY CAMP – DAY CAMP TRANSFER Our staff will be able to transfer your camper to and from his/her specialty camp into our day camp for the remainder of the day if that best fits your needs. Registration for specialty camp and transfer would be required. Basketball Camp Kids ages 6-12 will learn and improve upon the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Camp will also consist of individual and group drills for advanced skill-building. Through 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 gameplay, teamwork is an essential part of basketball that will be focused on throughout the week. Kids will not only improve upon their overall game skills, but will engage in social interaction and have a fun and safe place to play.

Super Scientists Hey Super Scientists! Are you ready to explore? Learn and participate in a variety of hands-on experiments throughout the week that will spark your imagination! Dates: July 23-July 27 Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Member $105 Non-member: $157 Artrageous Artists Create and explore a variety of different art media including collage, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, working with clay and photography. Dates: July 30-August 3 Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Member $105 Non-member: $157

Dates: August 6-August 10 Time: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Member $105 Non-member: $157 LEGO Camp Campers spend the week learning to design a variety of structures using LEGOs. Campers will explore concepts in physics and engineering while playing with their favorite creations. This is a hands-on camp for all LEGO lovers!

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Dates: July 16-July 20 Time: 12:30-4 p.m. Ages: 6-12 Member $105 Non-member: $157

Add-On Swim Lessons!

If you would like to have your child participate in a swim lesson, you now can add an age/levelspecific lesson on Wednesdays!

Just $10/week! Payment due at time of registration. Register when you deposit for summer camp! Registration must be completed by the Wednesday prior to the camp week.

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BRITISH SOCCER CAMP

Our experienced staff study the game at all levels and we have identified the key techniques and skills that your players need to work on and master to reach their true potential.

British Soccer Camp July 16-July 20 First Kicks Ages: 5 Time: 9-10 a.m. Fee: $90 Mini Soccer Ages: 6 Time: 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $100

Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily World Cup tournament.

Half-Day Camps Ages: 6-9, 10-14 Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Fee: $140

Each camper will receive a free soccer camp t-shirt, a free soccer ball, a free giant soccer poster and a personalized Skills Performance Evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer Replica Jersey.

Add-On Swim Lessons!

Space is limited. Parents are encouraged to sign up online in advance to guarantee their space. Sign up today at challengersports.com or contact the High Ridge YMCA at 773.262.8300.

Just $10/week! Payment due at time of registration. Register when you deposit for summer camp! Registration must be completed by the Wednesday prior to the camp week.

If you would like to have your child participate in a swim lesson, you now can add an age/levelspecific lesson on Wednesdays!

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Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps are the most popular soccer camps in the country. Over a thousand Challenger coaches each year have helped the company develop one of the most innovative approaches to coaching youth soccer in the U.S.


ACTION FOR CHILDREN (AFC) Don’t wait! Apply now! Forms available at the High Ridge YMCA. Action for Children (AFC) is a child-care financial assistance program provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services for low-income, working families. You may pick up applications, redetermination forms and change-of-provider forms at the High Ridge YMCA. Action for Children can take up to a month to give approval, so you must plan accordingly in order to have approval before the first week of camp. If you are not approved before the first day of camp, you must pay the full price until approval is received. Regardless of your approval status, you are required to put $30 down at the time of registration for each week of camp. This money will be applied toward your total monthly payment fees. After you are accepted in the program, you are responsible for paying the parent-assigned monthly co-pay each month in addition to the differential. AFC Monthly Parent co-payments are issued by Action for Children according to the information the parent provides. This amount is a contract between the parent and AFC. The differential is the daily cost of our program minus the daily rate paid by AFC. For example, if your child is a member of the YMCA and your AFC parent assigned co-payment is $90 per month, you are also responsible for a differential of $90 per month. The total monthly parent fees would then be $180. TOTAL MONTHLY PARENT FEE

AFC MONTHLY PARENT CO-PAYMENT*

MONTHLY DIFFERENTIAL (4 WEEKS)

Weekly Differential ($4.50*5)

= $180

+$90*

= $90

= $22.50

DAILY RATE

AFC DAILY REIMBURSEMENT RATE

DAILY DIFFERENTIAL

$33

- $28.50

= $4.50

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If your child is NOT a member of the YMCA and your AFC parent-assigned co-payment is $90 per month, you are also responsible for a differential of $230 (see table below). AFC MONTHLY PARENT CO-PAYMENT*

MONTHLY DIFFERENTIAL (4 WEEKS)

TOTAL MONTHLY PARENT FEE

Weekly Differential ($4.50*5)

+$90*

= $230

= $320

= $57.50

DAILY RATE

AFC DAILY REIMBURSEMENT RATE

DAILY DIFFERENTIAL

$40

- $28.50

= $11.50

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PLANS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR AFTER SCHOOL (Ages 5-12) The High Ridge YMCA After School Enrichment Program is for children who need a safe and nurturing environment to learn, play and make friends after school. The program focuses on educational enrichment through physical fitness, swimming, arts, homework assistance, and character development. Our educated staff members exceed the standards required by DCFS in the State of Illinois and are trained in YMCA Child Care, Child Abuse Prevention, American Red Cross CPR/AED and First Aid. HRY’s After School program is open until 6 p.m. M-F and picks up from Stephen K. Hayt; George B. Armstrong; and Philip Rogers Elementary Schools.

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For more information on school locations and our After School program, please contact Youth Development Director, Todd Kent at 773.262.8300 or tkent@ymcachicago.org.


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Are you looking for an overnight resident camp experience for your child or your family this summer? The YMCA of Metro Chicago has four resident camps and one family camp that are as beautiful as they are life changing.

YMCA CAMP DUNCAN

Since 1921, Camp Duncan traditions get new meaning each summer in safe, quality camping programs for boys and girls ages 7 to 15 and Teen Adventure Camps for 15 to 17 year olds. We gear all activities 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

YMCA Camp Maclean focuses on character development and developing positive relationships between youth. Located one mile east of Burlington, Wisconsin and 20 minutes from Lake Geneva, Camp MacLean is a beautiful camp for your child or teen to enjoy summer. With over 150 acres of woods, fields and lakefront property, our campers keep busy with a host of activities including swimming, climbing, boating, kayaking, archery, hiking, and much more. Camp MacLean offers timeless and ever popular camp programs, including sing-alongs, campfires and campouts for boys and girls 7 to 16 years old.

YMCA CAMP PINEWOOD

Creating memories since 1925, Camp Pinewood is an outstanding opportunity for your child to make new friends, develop independence, build self-esteem, master new skills, and experience new adventures. In a safe and encouraging environment, camp focuses on the values of honesty, caring, respect, and responsibility. With personalized programming for ages 5 to 17, our private lakeside setting in the beautiful Manistee National Forest, convenient Chicago-land bus stops, and family camps, we have endless opportunities for campers to unplug, laugh, explore, and participate in the rich tradition of our Piney’ Wood Hills home

YMCA FAMILY CAMP NAWAKWA

At YMCA Family Camp Nawakwa, we believe the time you spend with your family and loved ones is special. Nestled between two crystal-clear lakes near Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin, our 180 acres of pristine forest, and lakes are teeming with wildlife and picturesque views. Open year-round, there’s endless opportunity for families to explore, learn new skills and make lasting memories together. For decades, we’ve been the destination for families to grow together and it’s easy to see why, when you visit us at www.nawakwa.com and secure your space today to begin a new family tradition.

YMCA CAMP INDEPENDENCE

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We are named for the character building that starts the minute campers arrive. Camp Independence is a special place for campers age seven and up with spina bifida. Here, 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. View and register for our programs at highridgeymca.org/camp. 2018 Summer Day Camp | 11


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