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RAUNER FAMILY YMCA 2700 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608


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.

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

CAMP INFORMATION The YMCA of Metro Chicago summer camps provide children with summer adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body. Children spend time indoors and outdoors as experienced staff lead campers in a wide variety of activities each day, including creative art experiences, games, skits and songs, sports, instructional/recreational swimming and weekly offsite field trips.

In addition, the YMCA continues to incorporate its healthy kids curriculum into its summer camp programs. Children participate in weekly interactive workshops with doctors, dentists, nutritionists and athletes to gain basic knowledge on how to incorporate proper nutrition, exercise and positive self-images into their everyday lives. At the YMCA, our summer camps are ACAaccredited, 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.


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• Professional and thoroughly trained staff (CPR/First Aid and Child Abuse Prevention) • Outdoor educational activities • Character development classes • Emphasis on healthy lifestyle • Activities to suit every age, ability and interest • Financial assistance through Action for Children



January 29, 2018

7:30-9 a.m. - Before Care 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Program Hours (child must arrive by 9 a.m.) 4-6 p.m. - Extended Care (child can be picked up only during these hours)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE Please register as soon as possible, as space is limited! Early registration ensures that your child(ren) have a space reserved in our camp. Registration begins January 29, 2018. To ensure your spot, kindly register by April 28, 2018. The registration deadline for individual daily sessions or individual weeks is the Thursday before the desired camp session, if slots are available. Please call or stop by our Y to confirm that space is available. We thank you in advance for following this timeline, as it will allow the YMCA summer camp staff to plan for and adequately prepare to deliver a high quality program for your child(ren).

CAMP SESSIONS Sessions are one week each, Monday-Friday, but you can also choose certain days of the week. Week


Week 1

June 4-8

Week 2

June 11-15

Week 3

June 18-22

Week 4

June 25-29

Week 5

July 2-6 (Closed July 4)

Week 6

July 9-13

Week 7

July 16-20

Week 8

July 23-27

Week 9

July 30-August 3

Week 10

August 6-10

Week 11

August 13-17

Week 12

August 20-24

AGES We serve youth ages 5-14. Campers must be 5 years old by June 18, 2018.

PARENT MEETINGS Parent Information Sessions Thursday, February 1, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. Parent Orientation Session This meeting is only for parents of children that have already been registered. Attendance is required. Summer day camp expectations will be reviewed in detail during the orientation. Dates and times are subject to change. Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


We’ll completely waive your joiner fee if you sign up for camp AND become a family member of the YMCA on the Parent Meeting days above only!

ACA RATIOS We adhere to the American Camping Association (ACA) Ratio Standards.



Camper-to-Staff Ratio









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The State of Illinois helps low-income families pay for child care so parents can work, go to school or attend work-related training. We will assist you in completing the application ensuring all proper documentation is completed. Please contact 773.847.3115 to learn more or to sign up for an appointment to complete your application. Don’t wait! Day camp attendance requirement: All children who receive Action for Children assistance must attend camp at least 80% of the time. The process for applying can take up to 30 days for new applicants to receive approval. The average time ranges from 10 to 15 days. We must have an approval. If you are not approved before the camp begins, you must pay the full price. Once you are approved, your payment will be credited toward your monthly co-pay. Once you are accepted you will be responsible for paying the parent co-pay. Please contact Action for Children at 773.823.1100 or for more information. Please note: Applications are available online; however, you will need information from our center to complete the application. Do not mail applications to the YMCA. All information needs to be submitted directly to Action for Children.

SUMMER CAMP FEES All weekly fees and Action for Children monthly co-payments must be paid before your child(ren) begin. Fee includes a nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack, field trips, etc. Fee options do not apply to those receiving financial assistance from Action for Children. Sessions are one week each, Monday Friday but you can also choose certain days of the week. If not attending camp for a full week, you will be charged the Day Rate. You may choose any days from Monday - Thursday. *Child will not be able to attend Weekly Friday Field Trips, if not registered for the full week of camp.

Member Type

Camp Type



Full Days, 5 days



Full Days, 5 days



Daily Fee



Daily Fee


PAYMENT SCHEDULE Fees must be paid prior to starting a session! Campers who do not have their fees paid by the Wednesday before the next session will not be allowed to attend camp until the session is paid. This applies to both private paying members and those receiving assistance from Action for Children. The Action for Children monthly co-pays must be paid accordingly. Payments must be made by 7 p.m. on the Wednesday before the registered week of camp (there will be no exceptions). Late payment fee will be applied.

AFC CO-PAYMENT DEADLINES June payment is due on or before Friday, June 15, 2018 by 7 p.m. July payment is due on or before Friday, July 6, 2018 by 7 p.m. August payment is due on or before Friday, July 28, 2018 by 7 p.m.

DEPOSITS To guarantee a spot in our camp, a $25 nonrefundable, non-transferable deposit per week is required when registering. All deposits must be paid for each week you register your child(ren). Before the camp begins, you may cancel the session or week(s) and receive a refund of the total paid for that session or week(s), minus the nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit.

CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Before the camp begins, you may cancel the session or week(s) and receive a refund of the total paid for that session or week(s), minus the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. Note: Cancellations are only valid if they are made at least one week prior to the registered week. If your child is hospitalized or ill for an entire camp week, you may receive a refund for days missed, minus the nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit with a doctor’s note.

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The Rauner YMCA Day Camp offers activities and field trips based on our weekly themes! Attend one of our parent information sessions to find out more about our weekly themes. Note: If the heat index is 90 degrees or more—or if weather is severe—we will not go swimming or on field trips.

The Rauner Family YMCA uses the Indoor Pool located at West Communities YMCA for swimming. There are always lifeguards on duty. There are counselors in the water with the children, as well as on deck. No child will go to the deep end unless they take the swimming test and pass.



Weekly Theme


June 4-8

Magnificently Messy Week


June 11-15

Sports Extravaganza Week


June 18-22

Mad Scientist Week


Celebration Week


June 25-29 July 2-6 (Closed July 4) July 9-13

Wet and Wild Week


July 16-20

Our Talented Selves


July 23-27

Superhero Week


July 30-Aug 3

Spirit Week


Aug 6-10



Special Agent Y


Aug 13-17

Animal Week


Aug 20-24

Nature Unleashed

FIELD TRIPS Field trips will align with our specific weekly themes. For example, for our Jammin’ in the Jungle week, we may take a field trip to Serpent Safari. If the theme is World Explorers, we may take a field trip to Chinatown. We are intentional about taking the youth on field trips that are not only fun and enjoyable, but also offer an opportunity for learning and exploring.


*Child will not be able to attend Weekly Friday Field Trips, if not registered for the full week of camp.

In order to swim, youth will need: • Swimsuit • Swim cap • Towel • Bag for wet belongings • Backpack

HEALTHY KIDS CAMP Each week, we include at least one structured YMCA health class activity in our schedule, at no additional cost to you. Children also attend a health-related workshop once a week, as well as the daily integration of healthy activities, games and education. We also provide lunch, and either breakfast or a snack to our campers. Meals are still being determined, please inquire about them closer to the start of Day Camp. We ask that the campers do not bring any junk food or money for vending machines. We will provide water breaks throughout the day, but if you wish to send them with a water bottle to make sure they are hydrated, we would appreciate it.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM The Rauner Family YMCA has partnered with the Chicago Public Library’s Little Village Branch for their annual summer reading program, to foster academic success even while children are on vacation. Kids who read a certain number of minutes will earn a reader’s prize—previous prizes have included a t-shirt, books or bag. Weekly book raffles, author visits, performers and presenters are just some of the activities that are featured at Chicago Public Libraries throughout the summer.

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CAMPAMENTO DE VERANO El Campamento de verano del YMCA del área Metropolitana de Chicago, brinda a los niños y niñas aventuras veraniegas que fomentan un espíritu, mente y cuerpo saludable. Los niños y niñas pasarán tiempo adentro al igual que al aire libre, guiados cada día por personal con experiencia, en una amplia variedad de actividades. Las actividades incluyen artes, juegos, presentaciones, canciones, deportes, natación recreativa y paseos semanalmente fuera del campamento.


Además, el YMCA continúa expandiendo su programa de actividades para niños saludables. Los niños participarán en talleres de trabajo interactivos semanales con médicos, dentistas, nutricionistas y atletas para obtener conocimientos básicos acerca de nutrición adecuada, ejercicio y una imagen positiva de sí mismos en sus vidas cotidianas. Nuestro campamento mantiene las normas más elevadas en cuanto a la calidad de los programas. Creemos que los elementos más importantes para una experiencia positiva en un campamento son la seguridad y el bienestar de sus niños.

* Aceptamos asistencia financiera a traves de Action for Children

• Personal profesional y completamente capacitado (CPR / Primeros Auxilios y Prevención del Abuso Infantil) • Actividades educativas al aire libre • Clases de desarrollo de carácter • Énfasis en el estilo de vida saludable

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• Actividades adaptadas a cada edad, capacidad e interés



29 de enero, 2018

Servimos a niños/as entre las edades de 5 a 14. Los participantes deben tener 5 años antes del 18 de junio, 2018.

FECHA LÍMITE DE REGISTRACIÓN Le pedimos que complete la registración lo más pronto sea posible, ya que tenemos espacio limitado! La registración temprana asegura que sus hijos/as tengan un espacio reservado en nuestro campamento. La registración se puede hacer empezando el 29 de enero , 2018. Para asegurarse de que su hijo/a tenga un espacio confirmado en nuestro campamento este año, por favor hacer su registración antes del 28 de abril, 2018. El plazo para poder registrar a su hijo/hija para las sesiones diarias individuales o semanas individuales es el miércoles antes de la sesión de campamento deseada, siempre y cuando haya espacio disponible. Por favor llámenos o venga a visitarnos para confirmar que haya espacio.

REUNION DE PADRES Acompañenos en una de nuestras sesiones de información para los padres, en español: Jueves, 1 de febrero, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m. Sábado, 24 de febrero, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. Martes, 6 de marzo, 2018, 6:30-8 p.m. Sábado, 24 de marzo, 2018, 10-11:30 a.m. Orientación para los padres*: Sabado, 26 de mayo, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Le agradecemos de antemano por seguir estas fechas, y así de esta manera le permitirá al personal del campamento del YMCA planificar y prepararse adecuadamente para poder implementar un programa de alta calidad par sus hijos/as.

Nota: Esta reunión es solamente para los padres de participantes que ya han sido registrados. Asistencia es obligatoria. Las expectativas del campamento serán repasadas en detalle durante la orientación. Las fechas y horarios esta sujetas a cambios.



Cada sesión de campamento dura una semana, de lunes a viernes, pero también puede escoger días específicos de la semana. La tarifa es diferente si no participa durante toda la semana. Se puede escoger entre lunes a jueves pero no los viernes si no esta registrado para participar toda la semana de campamento. *El niño/a no podrá participar en los paseos de los viernes, sino se registra por la semana completa

HORAS DEL CAMPAMENTO 7:30-9 a.m. - Cuidado de niños antes de campamento 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Horario de Programa - Niño(a) tiene que estar en el campamento no más tarde que las 9 a.m. 4-6 p.m. - Cuidado de niños después de campamento, Niño(a) puede ser recogido solamente durante estas horas CHGO015

Nuestro campamento de verano está acreditado por la Asociación Americana de Campamentos. Esta organización implementa varias normas que deben seguirse para garantizar un programa de alta calidad.

No hay cargo de inscripción, si usted se inscribe para el campamento y se hace un miembro de la familia del YMCA en los días mencionados anteriormente.

ACTION FOR CHILDREN El Rauner Family YMCA acepta certificados de Action For Children. Action For Children (AFC) es un programa financiero de ayuda proporcionado por el Departamento de Illinois de Servicio Humano para padres que trabajan, estudian o están asistiendo a un entrenamiento para su trabajo. Las familias deberán de proveer los ingresos y la información de su casa para calificar. Nosotros los guiaremos para poder completar la solicitud y le ayudaremos a que se haga correctamente. Por favor, póngase en contacto con nosotros al 773.847.3115 para obtener más información o para hacer una cita para recibir ayuda llenando su aplicación.

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El proceso de solicitud puede tomar hasta 30 días para los nuevos solicitantes para recibir la aprobación. Normalmente, se tarda entre 10 a 15 días para recibir una respuesta. Necesitamos tener una aprobación. Si usted no es aprobado antes de que el campamento comience, usted tendrá que pagar el precio completo. Una vez aprobado, su pago será acreditado a su copago mensual. Una vez que sea aceptado(a) usted será responsable del pago de los copagos.

Las cuotas por las semanas en que se registraron necesitan estar pagadas completamente ANTES de que comiencen. La cuota tiene que estar pagada el miércoles antes de la semana registrada. Los que reciben ayuda económica de Action For Children requieren dar un co-pago del mes como corresponde.

Por favor, póngase en contacto con Action for Children al 773.823.1100 www.actforchildren. org para más información. Tenga en cuenta: Las solicitudes están disponibles por internet, sin embargo usted debe obtener la información de nuestro centro para completar la solicitud. Por favor no mande su aplicación al YMCA. Toda la información debe ser presentada directamente a Action for Children. Las solicitudes de Action for Children con nuestros datos están disponibles en nuestro centro.

Una cuota se aplicará para pagos hechos después del plazo.

Requisito de asistencia al campamento: Todos los participantes que reciben asistencia de Action for Children deben asistir al campamento por lo menos el 80% del tiempo.


TARIFAS PARA CAMPAMENTO Todas las tarifas semanales o copagos mensuales de Action for Children deben ser pagados antes de que su hijo(a) comience. Tipo de Membresía

Tipo de Campamento



Dias Completos, 5 dias $180/semana

Sin Membresia

Dias Completos, 5 dias $230/semana


Cuota Diaria


Sin Membresia

Cuota Diaria


*Tarifas incluyen un desayuno nutritivo, almuerzo, y merienda, paseos, etc.

Los pagos deben hacerse el miércoles antes de la semana de campamento, antes de las 7 p.m. (No habrá excepciones.)

HORARIO DE PAGOS DE ACTION FOR CHILDREN El pago de junio vence el viernes 15 de junio a las 7 p.m. El pago de julio vence el viernes 6 de julio a las 7 p.m. El pago de agosto vence el viernes 28 de julio a las 7 p.m. Para garantizar un lugar en el campamento se requiere un depósito no reembolsable y no transferible de $25 a la semana cuando se registra. Todos los depósitos deben ser pagados por cada semana de inscribir a su hijo(s). Antes de que el campamento comience, usted puede cancelar la sesión y recibir un reembolso total pagado por dicho sesion, menos el depósito que no es reembolsable o transferible. Nota: Las cancelaciones son válidas solamente cuando nos avise con una semana de anticipo. Si su hijo está hospitalizado o enfermo por una semana del campamento, puede recibir un reembolso por los días perdidos, menos el depósito no reembolsable ni transferible, con una nota del doctor.

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Opciones de tarifas no se aplican a personas que reciban asistencia financiera, Action for Children.



Semana 1

junio 4-8

Semana 2

junio 11-15

Semana 3

junio 18-22

Nos adherimos a las normas de la Asociación de Campamento Americana y sus normas de proporciones. Edades

Proporcion de Participante-a-Trabajador

Semana 4

junio 25-29



Semana 5

julio 2-6 (Cerrado julio 4)



Semana 6

julio 9-13



Semana 7

julio 16-20



Semana 8

julio 23-27


Semana 9

julio 30-agosto 3

Semana 10

agosto 6-10

El depósito no es reembolsable ni transferible.

Semana 11

agosto 13-17

Semana 12

agosto 20-24

Antes de que el campamento comience, usted puede cancelar la sesión y recibir un reembolso total pagado por dicho sesion, menos el depósito que no es reembolsable o transferible. Nota: Las cancelaciones son válidas solamente cuando nos avise con una semana de anticipo.


Si su hijo está hospitalizado o enfermo por una semana del campamento, puede recibir un reembolso por los días perdidos, menos el depósito no reembolsable ni transferible, con una nota del doctor. View and register for our programs at 2018 Summer Day Camp | 9


El Campamento de Verano del Rauner Family YMCA ofrece actividades y paseos basados en temas semanales! Para aprender más sobre nuestros temas semanales, asista a una de nuestras sesiones de información para padres. Nota: Si el índice de calor es de 90 grados o más, o clima grave, no vamos a ir a nadar o de paseo.


Los paseos serán de acuerdo a nuestros temas semanales. Por ejemplo, para la semana de Jammin’ en la Selva, posiblemente tomaremos un paseo al Serpent Safari. Si el tema es Exploradores del Mundo, quizá hagamos un paseo a Chinatown. Nuestra intención es llevar a los niños/as a paseos que no solamente son divertidos pero también les permiten aprender y explorar cosas nuevas. *El niño/a no podrá participar en los paseos de los viernes, sino se registra por la semana completa.

NATACIÓN El Rauner Family YMCA usa la piscina cerrada localizada en el YMCA de West Communities para las actividades de natación. Habrá salvavidas y monitores en la agua y afuera de la piscina cuidando a los niños. Ningún niño podrá ir al lado hondo al menos que tomen el examen.

CAMPAMENTO DE NIÑOS SALUDABLES Vamos a incluir en nuestro programa al menos una actividad estructurada por el YMCA, sin costo adicional para los participantes del campamento, cada semana. Los niños también asistirán a un taller de salud una vez por semana donde participarán en actividades saludables, de educación, y juegos. También proveemos almuerzo, y desayuno o merienda, a nuestros participantes. El menu está pendiente por definirse. Por favor pregunte cuando se este acercando el campamento. Le pedimos que no traiga ningún alimento chatarro o dinero para las máquinas de snacks. Vamos a proporcionar agua todo el día, pero si usted desea enviar a su niño(a) con una botella de agua para asegurarse de que se hidraten le estaremos muy agradecidos.

PROGRAMA DE LECTURA DE VERANO Rauner Family YMCA se ha asociado con la Biblioteca Pública de Chicago, Little Village Branch, para su programa anual de verano de lectura para niños para fomentar el éxito escolar aun durante las vacaciones. Los niños tienen que leer cierta cantidad de minutos y se ganarán un premio (en el pasado premios han incluido una camiseta, un libro o una bolsa). Rifas semanales de libros, visitas de autores, artistas y presentadores son sólo algunas de las actividades que se ofrecen en las bibliotecas públicas durante todo el verano.

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Para poder nadar, los niños/as necesitan: • Traje de baño • Gorra de nadar • Toalla • Bolsa para poner pertenencias mojadas • Mochila

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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.


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 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.


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.


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 and secure your space today to begin a new family tradition.



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 2018 Summer Day Camp | 11

We’ll completely waive your joiner fee if you sign up for camp AND become a family member of the YMCA on the Parent Meetings days! See page 3 for more info.



2700 S. Western Avenue Chicago, IL 60608


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Day Camp 2018 - Rauner Family YMCA  
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