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Join the Fun!

2014 Lake View YMCA


Camp is Y. 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. Summer is just around the corner, so sign up at the


membership desk today!

Lake View YMCA 3333 North Marshfield, Chicago, IL 60657


Professionally Trained Staff

Financial Assistance Available

ACA Accredited

Extended Care Available

Our caring counselors are professional role models

We believe every child should have the opportunity to experience Y camp

We maintain the highest standards regarding program safety and quality

Extended Care is available before and after hours to accommodate working parents, and is included in the price.

Field Trips


Unique opportunities to explore nature and experience new places

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

23 Locations in Chicagoland

Healthy Kids Focus

Close to where you live and work

Dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children

CAMP INFORMATION REGISTRATION DATES/INFO YMCA Members: Begins Monday, Feb 24th Non-Members: Begins Monday, March 3rd

Registration: Registration can be done on-line or in person. One emergency packet, is required for each child and must be completed and turned in by Monday, May 5th. If you register after this date the Emergency Packet is due at the time of registration. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due for each week of camp you are reserving at the time of registration.


Camp Payments: Payments must be made in full 7 days prior to the start of each camp week. If payment is not made in full 7 days prior to the start of each camp week, you will be charged a $10 late fee.



Staff to Campers

3-5 6-8 9-14

1 to 6 1 to 8 1 to 10



Weekly Themes

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Jun 11-13* Jun 16-20 Jun 23-27 Jun 30-Jul 4* Jul 7-11 Jul 14-18 Jul 21-25 Jul 28-Aug 1 Aug 4-8 Aug 11-15 Aug 18-22

Aloha Summer Going Green H20, Here We Go! Stars & Stripes Myths & Legends Animal Planet Holiday Hullabaloo Space is the Place YMCA's Got Talent Olympics Peace Out

*Partial week, fees will be pro-rated



Fees: M/W/F: $90/wk Member; $150/wk Non-Member

Included in the price of Kiddie Kamp camp is: • FREE YMCA T-shirt • Swim and recreational time

Tu/Th: $60/wk Member; $100/wk Non-Member


Dates: June 16- Aug 22 Age: 3-5 Camp Hours: 9am-12pm or 1-4pm Location: Lake View YMCA

*You may register for both M/W/F and Tu/Th sessions Parent Orientation: Wednesday, May 21st at 6pm - Lake View Y Gym

Is your 3- to 5-year-old ready to try new things? Kiddie Kampers try new things every day thanks to our amazing learning experiences, designed to keep your child engaged and excited in camp. We have three different programs to choose from: • M/W/F mornings or afternoons • Tu/Th mornings ONLY


Kiddie Kamp: • Backpack with 2 straps • Snack (No peanuts) • Water bottle • Sunscreen (Spray only please) • Gym shoes • Change of clothing • Emergency medication • One comfort item

A great introduction to summer camp packed into a fun-filled three hours a day. They will participate in arts and crafts, stories, songs, weekly swim time, group games and a trip to the park each week. See the growth in your child in one short summer as they encounter new people and experiences with the YMCA!

W Addison St


N Ashland Ave

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W Cornelia Ave



W Roscoe St

W Roscoe St

W Melrose St


W Belmont Ave

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W Barry Ave


2) Burley Elementary 3) Lincoln/Addison Park 4) Library 5) Chi Che Wang Park



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6) Hawthorn School

N Paulina St

N Damen Ave

N Ashland Ave

W Wellington Ave




W Diversey Pkwy

W Diversey Pkwy



N Paulina St

N Ravenswood Ave

1) Hamilton Elemenetary LAKE VIEW

W School St

N Racine Ave

N Damen Ave


On swim days include: • Swimsuit • Towel • Swim cap (If hair is longer than your ears)


Included in the price of Lil' Explorers, Junior Adventure, Adventure, Specialty, and Teen Camp is: • FREE YMCA T-shirt • Swim and recreational time • All field trips • Extended care program for working parents


All camps run from 9am-4pm, with included extended hours from 7-9am and 4-6pm. Summer Day Camp is a super-lively, full-day enrichment program focused on quality, age-appropriate activities, safety and fun! Campers will experience new discoveries, develop new skills, and make new friends along the way. Kids stay motivated and are encouraged to make good choices by exercising independent thinking.


Lil' Explorers/Jr. Adventure/Adventure/ Teen/Specialty: • Backpack • Water bottle (please no soft drinks) • Lunch • Two snacks (No peanuts) • Emergency medication • Sunscreen • Socks • Gym shoes

Kids will learn new things while they make friends and have fun along the way. Each week is packed with an amazing variety of activities including field trips, swimming, themed special events, playing at local parks, creating crafts, exploring through science and nature activities, nutritional and fitness education, participating in Healthy Kids activities and more!

On swim days include: • Swimsuit • Swim cap • Towel


Dates: June 11-Aug 22 Age: 5 Camp Hours: Pre-Camp: 7-9am, Camp: 9am-4pm, Post-Camp: 4-6pm Location: Lake View YMCA/Hamilton Elementary Field Trips: Wednesday We have several group activities planned each day, so kids learn to work and play together. With kindergarten right around the corner, Lil' Explorers work to develop social skills and learn how to work as a group. Weekly Fees: $225 Member $275 Non-Member


Parent Orientation: Thursday, May 22nd at 6pm - Lake View Y Gym




Dates: June 11-Aug 22 Age: 6-8 Camp Hours: Pre-Camp: 7-9am, Camp: 9am-4pm, Post-Camp: 4-6pm Location: Lake View YMCA/Hamilton Elementary Field Trips: Wednesday

Dates: June 11 - Aug 22 Age: 12-14 Camp Hours: Pre-Camp: 7-9am, Camp: 9am-4pm, Post-Camp: 4-6pm Location: Lake View YMCA/Hamilton Elementary Field Trips: Wednesday

We believe the values and skills learned early on are vital building blocks for quality of life. Because of Junior Adventure Camp, kids are taking more interest in learning and making smarter life choices. During camp, kids learn to share, work as a team and most importantly learn how to be themselves. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

We believe that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. That's why, through Teen Camp, youth today are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement. Our activities, which range from leadership development to sports and arts give you the opportunity to become a confident kid today and a healthier, happier grown-up tomorrow.

Weekly Fees: $200 Member $250 Non-Member

Weekly Fees: $200 Member $250 Non-Member

Parent Orientation: Thursday, May 22nd at 6pm - Lake View Y Gym

Parent Orientation: Tuesday, May 27th at 6pm - Lake View Y Gym


Dates: June 11 - Aug 22 Age: 9-11 Camp Hours: Pre-Camp: 7-9am, Camp: 9am-4pm, Post-Camp: 4-6pm Location: Lake View YMCA/Hamilton Elementary Field Trips: Wednesday The Y works every day to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Parents desire a safe environment in which children can learn practical and social skills and develop positive values. Kids want to exert energy, discover who they are and what they can achieve and be accepted among one another. At Adventure Camp, we nurture life lessons in kids and work to develop character and leadership skills. Weekly Fees: $200 Member $250 Non-Member



Parent Orientation: Tuesday, May 27th at 6pm - Lake View Y Gym





Jun 16-20 Jun 23-27 Jun 30-Jul 4 Jul 7-11 Jul 14-18 Jul 21-25 Jul 28-Aug 1 Aug 4-8 Aug 11-15

Soccer Flag Football Basketball Sports of all Sorts Soccer Floor Hockey *NEW Dodgeball Baseball Basketball

Theatre Painting Jewelry-Making Dance Kids in the Kitchen My Scrap Life Cheerleading Glee Princess Academy

LegoMania *NEW We Dig Dinosaurs Wacky Science *NEW Where in the World... Babysitting 101 (ages 9-14) Harry Potter LegoMania *NEW Under the Big Top Space Camp


We are very excited to again offer Sports Specialty Camps. These camps are for campers looking for a stronger emphasis in a specific sport. All aspects of the game will be taught, with plenty of practice time as well as scrimmages and lots of action. Campers will learn good sportsmanship and teamwork, while strengthening their skills. Beginning players as well as experienced players will have a great time in camp.


THEATER: Take your act to the stage. Campers will be introduced to the fine art of acting by participating in improv games, rehearsing scenes and conquering their stage fright. Lights, camera, action.


Dates: June 16-Aug 15 Age: 6-8 (Unless otherwise noted on Specialty Chart) Camp Hours: Pre-Camp: 7-9am, Camp: 9am-4pm, Post-Camp: 4-6pm Location: Lake View YMCA/Hamilton Elementary Field Trip: Wednesday

PAINTING: Have you always wanted to paint but did not know the first thing about it? In this class you will learn everything to get started in the wonderful world of fine arts! You will learn to express yourself with colors and learn basic painting techniques.

Your child can choose one of our three options each week to try their hand at a new interest or adventure. Specialty activities will run from 9am-12pm with traditional camp activities after lunch. Specialty groups are limited in size, so be sure to register for your adventure early.

JEWELRY MAKING: Accessories make an outfit! In this camp, you make the jewelry to jazz up any outfit. Learn to make bracelets, anklets, necklaces, earrings and more. Create for yourself or give as gifts. DANCE: 5, 6, 7, 8... Dance! Throughout the week your child will be introduced to a variety of dance styles. They will learn the basics of each category and culminate the week with a choreographed routine.

Weekly Fees: $225 Member $275 Prospective Member


Parent Orientation: Thursday, May 22nd at 6pm - Lake View Y Gym


SPECIALTY CAMP KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Young chefs will learn about cooking techniques, food safety, nutrition, etiquette and be able to eat their creation each day.

WACKY SCIENCE: This camp is designed for exciting fun hands-on science activities. Your child will become a junior scientist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of science adventures. Children will design, create, build and assemble a variety of interesting projects.

MY SCRAP LIFE: Bring your pictures, ideas and a smile for a week-long scrap-mania party! We will create a scrapbook of your choice from baby pictures, vacations or your best friend. With a variety of paper, stickers, buttons, ribbon and more, you won't want to leave the room.

WHERE IN THE WORLD...: Get ready for adventure! Children will soak up the cultures of different areas without even leaving camp. Explore values and lifestyles through art, music, dance, games and cooking.

CHEERLEADING: For girls interested in developing cheer and tumbling skills. Campers will learn cheers, tumbling, and dance routines. No experience necessary!

BABYSITTING 101: Learn all you need to know to be a family's dream babysitter. Babysitting is a great way to earn money and it's important to be prepared for all the adventures you may encounter. You will get to learn age appropriate cooking skills, games, activities, and arts-n-crafts to do when you supervise children.

GLEE: Join us for a week of singing and dancing to your favorite Glee songs! Learn to perform show-stopping numbers and discover what it takes to put together the type of performances you see each week on Glee! There will be dancing, acting and singing all wrapped up in a fun packed week.

HARRY POTTER: Dive in to the imaginative world of Harry Potter at the Lake View Y. Activities will be derived from your favorite Harry Potter scenes. Join us in our version of Quidditch, mix brews and potions (edible ones of course), dress up as their favorite character, and participate in our version of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.

PRINCESS ACADEMY: During this magical week each camper seeks to earn the title of "True Princess." We will use drama, dancing, and lots of arts and crafts as we explore several fairy tales as well as proper princess etiquette. Our week will culminate with a Royal Tea and Crowning Ceremony where our happy campers will dress and dine as true royalty.

UNDER THE BIG TOP: Come one, come all to the greatest camp on earth! Join this wild and wacky circus troupe. Learn magic, funny tricks, learn about circus animals, arts & crafts and the science of what makes the circus fun.


LEGOMANIA: We love Legos! Campers will spend at least three hours a day building towers, mazes, bridges and testing their minds and imaginations with each new adventure. There will also be free-play time each day. WE DIG DINOSAURS: Campers will jump into a time machine to experience all things Jurassic. From fossil hunting to matching dinosaur bones, children will have a dino-riffic week!



SPACE CAMP: If you are an outer space fan this camp is for you. We will be exploring our galaxy as well as imagining other galaxies. Activities will vary, but may include special space games, launching rockets, designing solar systems, mapping our solar system, etc.


For all camps, a non-refundable, nontransferable deposit per week must be paid for each week you register your child(ren). This is credited toward your camp fees. The balance of your fee is due 7 days prior to each scheduled week of camp. If payment in full is not made 7 days prior to the start of each camp week, you will be charged a $10 late fee. Transfers will be accommodated only if there is space available in the week you would like to transfer to. Cancellations will forfeit the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. Refunds will be issued with a doctor's note. Refunds will not be issued for individual days missed.


With the YMCA, everyone can afford to keep their kids healthy and safe this summer! Scholarships are available for those needing help to pay for camp through Action for Children. If you qualify, Action for Children assistance can be applied for all weeks of summer camp. Applications for assistance through Action for Children may be picked up at the Member Service Desk. You may also contact Action for Children directly at 312.823.1100 or by visiting

A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit per week is required to hold your child's spot in camp, even if you have applied for Action for Children or a YMCA Scholarship. This deposit may be applied to your co-pay. For more information on financial assistance or scholarships, contact us at 773.248.3333.


When Action for Children or Y scholarships are utilized for third party payments by camp families, approval must be received PRIOR to a camper's starting the program or the family will have to pay the camp fee in full.

Action For Children is state provided assistance. You do not have to be a YMCA member to qualify.


If you do not qualify or were denied funds through Action for Children, you may apply for funds through the Lake View YMCA. Lake View has scholarships available through our Annual Campaign, which is supported by donations and gifts from staff, members and the community. YMCA Scholarship forms are available at the Member Services Desk. Assistance is based on annual income, family size and supported documentation.


The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago does not carry medical, accident, or loss of personal property insurance for any program participants, due to the fact that it would drastically increase the cost of our program fees. Please review the insurance policies that protect you and your family to be certain that proper coverage is in place.


2014 YMCA Summer Overnight Camp

FUN & ADVENTURE START HERE 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 that last a lifetime.

YMCA Camp Duncan

Since 1921, Camp Duncan has provided safe, quality camping programs for boys and girls ages seven 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 278 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


Camp Independence is a special place for campers age seven and up with spina bifida and other neurological disabilities. At camp kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group. At camp, 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.



2014 Lake View YMCA

Join the Fun!

3333 North Marshfield Chicago, IL 60657

Lake View YMCA

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