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2014 Leaning Tower YMCA
SUMMER DAY CAMP leaningtowerymca.org/camp
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 theyâ€™re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, theyâ€™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!
Leaning Tower YMCA 6300 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714
Professionally Trained Staff
Financial Assistance Available
Extended Care Available
Our caring counselors are professional role models We maintain the highest standards regarding program safety and quality
We believe every child should have the opportunity to experience Y camp Before and after hours to accommodate working parents
Unique opportunities to explore nature and experience new places
Kids cool off in the pool under the close watch of lifeguards
Healthy Kids Focus
23 Locations in Chicagoland Close to where you live and work
Dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children
Camp Session Dates
We offer a variety of camps to meet your child’s individual interests and needs. Please refer to the specific camp listings for a detailed description of the activities, dates, times and fees.
Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11
Jun 9 - 13 Jun 16 - 20 Jun 23 - 27 Jun 30 - Jul 3 Jul 7 - 11 Jul 14 - 18 Jul 21 - 25 Jul 28 - Aug 1 Aug 4 - 8 Aug 11 - 15 Aug 18 - 22
*No Camp Thu, Jul 4
Camper Emergency Information Packets can be picked up at the Member Service Desk or found online at www.leaningtowerymca.org and MUST BE filled out and returned to the Director by May 14, 2014. Camper cannot attend camp until all forms are completed and returned.
Registration Dates Members: Feb 23 Non-Members: March 2
Included in the price of Summer Camp: • YMCA camp T-shirt • All field trips • Pre and Post-Camp Hours for full-day camp (not available for half-day camps)
Elizabeth Lee Youth & Family Program Director 847.410.5124 firstname.lastname@example.org Megan Granger School Age Coordinator 847.410.5115 email@example.com Kimberly George Early Childhood Coordinator 847.410.5104 firstname.lastname@example.org Danny Rubio Sports Director 847.410.5138 email@example.com
CAMP INFORMATION SUMMER CAMP AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
Did your kids have a great time at Leaning Tower YMCA Summer Camps last summer? Help us spread the word and become a camp ambassador. You can help by attending a meeting, putting out a yard sign, wearing a promo T-shirt and/or distributing flyers in the area. Call Elizabeth Lee, Youth & Family Program Director, at 847.410.5124 for more details!
FEES, TRANSFERS, CANCELLATIONS, REFUNDS
ACA STAFF RATIOS Staff to Campers
3-5 6-8 9-15
1 to 6 1 to 8 1 to 10
For Y's Kids Camp, Kindergarten Camp, Adventure Camp, and Teen Camp a $25 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit must be paid for each week you register your child(ren) to secure their spot in that week of camp. This fee is credited toward your camp fees. The remaining balance will be due according to the schedule below. Payment will be due in full for any new registrations after the scheduled payment date. Camp Week Payment Due
The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago does not carry medical, accidental 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.
YMCA programs and activities are designed to benefit people of all backgrounds. Fees are based on the cost of providing each program. Our policy is to never turn away anyone because of their inability to pay. Scholarships are awarded based upon the applicant's demonstrated ability to pay and the availability of the Leaning Tower YMCA resources. The deadline for all financial assistance applications is May 1, 2014.
Third Party Payments: Organizations such as Day Care Action Council and Action For Children also provide financial assistance to families. When organizations such as these are utilized for third party payments by camp families, approval must be received PRIOR to the camper starting the program or the family will have to pay the camp fee in full.
Weeks 1-3 May 16 Weeks 4-7 Jun 13 Weeks 8-11 Jul 18 Bills not paid by the due dates shown will be subject to a $30 late fee. If campers still have outstanding fees on the Wednesday before the session registered, they will not be allowed to attend camp until payment is made. If payment is not made by the 1st of the month after the scheduled payment due date, the reserved camper slot(s) could be lost. Cancellations/Refunds/Credits: For cancellation of Y's Kids, Kindergarten, Adventure, and Teen Camps, refunds/credits are available prior to June 1, 2013 excluding the $25 deposit which is nonrefundable, non-transferable. For cancellation of specialty/sport camps/clinics, a $15 registration fee will be deducted from the refund/credit and must be cancelled prior to the week before the camp starts. Switching Weeks: In order to maintain staff/ camper ratios, camps can only be switched or transferred by the Wednesday before the week registered with a $10 "switching fee". PAYMENT IS DUE IN FULL AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION FOR ALL SPECIALTY CAMPS AND SPORT CAMPS AND CLINICS. CHGO35
SUMMER CAMP Y'S KIDS CAMP
Age: 3-4 Camp Hours: 9am-1pm Location: Kiddie Kollege Classroom Lower Level Our Y's Kids Camp is the perfect place for your preschool-age camper to learn, play and grow. Y's Kids will provide your child with a safe and fun place to interact with other children, participate in games, songs, swim lessons and structured activities. Y's Kids will help develop your preschooler's physical, social and emotional skills. The Y's Kids also get to go on their own age-appropriate field trips! ALL Y'S KIDS CAMPERS MUST BE POTTY TRAINED.
Pathfinders: Entering 1st-2nd grade Trailblazers: Entering 3rd-4th grade Pioneers: Entering 5th-6th grade Camp Hours: 9am-4pm Location: Leaning Tower Y and Bunker Hill Forest Preserve Adventure Camp is our full-day Summer Camp for children entering grades one through six. Campers enjoy swimming and other indoor and outdoor activities at the Leaning Tower YMCA. We also walk to Bunker Hill Forest Preserve 3 days a week to participate in outdoor education and recreational activities.
We have two enrollment options for Y's Kids Camp: Camp Day M/NM Y Kids Camp Y Kids Camp
Age: Going into Kindergarten Camp Full-Day Hours: 9am-4pm Camp Part-Day Hours: 9am-1pm Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Kindergarten Camp is our part- or full-day Summer Camp for children entering Kindergarten. At the Leaning Tower YMCA, campers will swim, engage in indoor and outdoor activities, and participate in age appropriate field trips. Kindergarten Camp Camp Day Full-Day Part-Day
Camp provides health and fitness activities every day for all campers to participate in; on Mondays we provide a specific Healthy Kids camp component where outside speakers and Y fitness staff lead camp in a workout. On Wednesdays, Adventure Camp goes on a fun field trip to local water parks, arcades or bowling alleys. Thursday is all-camp cookout day for campers to enjoy, featuring a different menu every week. Camp Day M/NM
M/NM $170/$192 $123/$145
FREE Pre- and Post-Camp hours available for Full-Day Participants Only Camp Time Location* Pre-Camp Post-Camp
LTY Back Track LTY Back Track
FREE Pre- and Post-Camp hours available Camp Time Location*
*Weather permitting CHGO35
LTY Back Track LTY Back Track
SUMMER CAMP LEADERS IN TRAINING
Grades: Entering 9th-10th Camp Hours: 9am-4pm Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Before registering for this program, prospective Leaders in Training candidates must call Elizabeth Lee, Youth & Family Program Director, to arrange an appointment for an interview. During the interview, responsibilities will be discussed and a job description reviewed. Prospective Leaders must complete an application and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, or pastor, etc. Leaders in Training will be assigned to a group of campers and will assist the counselors in the day-to-day activities including swimming and field trips. Our Leaders in Training must possess a good attitude and be a positive role model for our younger campers. Camp Day M/NM
Grade: Entering 7th-8th Camp Hours: 9am-4pm Location: Leaning Tower YMCA and Bunker Hill Forest Preserve Our Teen Camp provides teens with a fun and safe environment in which to spend their summers. Teens get to participate in all of the exciting Adventure camp activities such as swimming, all-camp cookouts and field trips. In addition, Teen Camp gets to plan and enjoy a second field trip each week. They also participate in community service activities and plan and run FUNdraisers, like bake sales and car washes to raise money for their end-of-the-summer field trip to SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA! Teens take part in health and fitness activities, such as Zumba and yoga and can develop their leadership skills through team-building activities and by assisting our Kindergarten counselors in leading activities for the younger campers! Camp Day M/NM Teen Camp
FREE Pre-and Post-Camp hours available Camp Time Location* Pre-Camp Post-Camp
LTY Back Track LTY Back Track
FREE Pre- and Post-Camp hours available Camp Time Location* Pre-Camp Post-Camp
LTY Back Track LTY Back Track
SPECIALTY CAMP SPECIALTY CAMP DATES
Some specialty camps are offered in multiple weeks, but the fee listed is for each session. All camps are held at the Leaning Tower YMCA, unless otherwise noted. Times will vary, please check each camp's individual description. *We reserve the right to cancel Specialty Camps due to low enrollment. Session Camp Ages Week/Date #1 Jun 9-13 #2 Jun 16-20 #3 Jun 23-27 #4 Jun 30 - Jul 3
#5 Jul 7-11 #6 Jul 14-18 #7 Jul 21-25 #8 Jul 28-Aug 1 #9 Aug 4-8 #10 Aug 11-15 #11 Aug 18-22
NO SPECIALTY CAMPS All Sorts of Sports Camp Mad Scientist Basketball Camp Lego (TM) Camp Lego(TM) Camp Tennis Camp I Lego (TM) Camp Flag Football Camp Kids in the Kitchen Camp Floor Hockey Camp Geocaching Camp Soccer Camp Darlin' Divas Lacrosse Camp Great Outdoors Camp Tennis Camp II Flag Football Camp II All Sorts of Sports Camp II
Do you wish your kids would watch less tv or play on the computer just a little less frequently? Let us teach your child about the Great Outdoors and show them there is more to the world than what they can find in their living rooms. Join us to experience the great outdoors as we'll learn together all about bugs and plants, and discover all the best that nature has to offer. Fee: $100 Member/ $140 Non-Member Age Day Date Time
6-8 6-8 6-10 5-7 5-7 8-13 8-10 6-10 6-8 6-10 9-12 6-10 6-8 6-10 6-8 6-10 6-10
Jun 23-27 (wk 3)
Jul 21-25 (wk 7)
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN
This is a fun and creative camp where your child will get to make and enjoy yummy treats! They will help with the preparation and then get to eat their creations. Peanuts may be used in recipes. Fee: $110 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time 6-8
Geocaching is a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPSenabled devices and then share their experiences online. Let your child participate in this thrilling camp where they will travel around the area becoming real life treasure hunters and learn a great hobby the whole family can enjoy! A GPS device will be provided but campers may bring their own if they choose. Fee: $100 Member/$140 Non-Member Age Day Date Time
Your camper will have the opportunity to become a "mad scientist" and perform different experiments in this fun and interactive camp. Let your child explore the world of science in this week-long camp! Fee: $110 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time M-F
Aug 4-8 (wk 9)
*No Camp Fri, Jul 4*
Jul 14-18 (wk 6)
SPECIALTY CAMP LEGO CAMP
will go to Legoland® Discovery Center in Schaumburg where campers will explore the world's biggest box of LEGOS®! Fee: $120 Member/$160 Non-Member Age Day Date Time
Your camper will spend their time imagining, constructing and achieving new goals while building LEGO® sets! On Thursday, campers will go to Legoland® Discovery Center in Schaumburg, where campers will explore the world's biggest box of LEGOS®! Fee: $120 Member/$160 Non-Member Age Day Date Time 5-7
Jun 30, Jul 1, Jul 3 (wk 4)
Jul 7, 9, 11 (wk 5)
M/W 9am-12pm, F 9am-2pm
Let your girl be a girl in this camp designed just for her. We will make jewelry, create beautiful works of art, learn about hair and make-up and go swimming. This camp is for girls who just want to have fun! Fee: $100 Member/$140 Non-Member Age Day Date Time
Mo/Tu 9am-12pm, Th 9am-2pm
LEGO CAMP Your camper will spend their time imagining, constructing and achieving new goals while building LEGO® sets! On Friday, campers
Jul 28 - Aug 1 (wk 8)
SPORTS CAMPS & CLINICS The Leaning Tower YMCA is excited to offer a variety of different sports camps this summer for kids of all ages.
ALL SORTS OF SPORTS CAMP I
Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Learn and play all different types of sports, from tennis to lacrosse to football. Campers will develop a variety of skills that can be integrated into competitive sports. Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $75 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time M-F M-F
Jun 16-20 (wk 1) Jun 16-20 (wk 1)
TENNIS CAMP I
Location: Offsite Tennis Court This camp provides new tennis players with an introduction to the game. Instruction will cover basic rules and etiquette, tennis strokes, terminology and more. Racquets will be provided for any participant who does not have one. Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee:* $64 Member/$124 Non-Member *No camp on July 4* Age Day Date* Time
Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Learn the fundamentals of basketball at LTY! Campers will work on passing, dribbling and shooting skills throughout camp. The camp will focus on skill development, games and fun. Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $75 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time 6-10 6-10
Jun 23-27 (wk 2) Jun 23-27 (wk 2)
Jun 30- Jul 3 (wk 4) Jun 30-Jul 3 (wk 4)
*No Camp Jul 4
SPORTS CAMPS & CLINICS LACROSSE CAMP
Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Try the fastest growing sport in America! Learn the basics of stick-handling, passing, shooting, defense and basic game strategies. All equipment will be provided. Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $75 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time 6-10 6-10
FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP
Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Campers will have fun learning the rules and fundamentals of football through instruction that emphasizes safety. Instruction is based on the techniques of flag football, giving kids a basic understanding of how real football is played. Please bring a water bottle and a snack to camp each day. Fee: $75 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time 6-10 6-10
Jul 7-11 (wk 5) Jul 7-11 (wk 5)
Jul 14-18 (wk 6) Jul 14-18 (wk 6)
Jul 21-25 (wk 7) Jul 21-25 (wk 7)
Aug 4-9 (wk 9) Aug 4-9 (wk 9)
Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Campers will have fun learning the rules and fundamentals of football through instruction that emphasizes safety. Instruction is based on the techniques of flag football, giving kids a basic understanding of how real football is played. Please bring a water bottle and a snack to camp each day. Fee: $75 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time
Location: Leaning Tower YMCA This camp will provide campers with the fundamentals of soccer, along with an understanding of the rules of the game. Campers will work on dribbling, passing, and shooting while engaging in fun exercises and drills. The camp will focus on skill development, games and fun! Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $75 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time M-F M-F
FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP II
Location: Offsite Tennis Court This camp provides new tennis players with an introduction to the game. Instruction will cover basic rules and etiquette, tennis strokes, terminology and more. Racquets will be provided for any participant who does not have one. Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $80 Member/$160 Non-Member Age Day Date Time
Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Campers will learn basic hockey skills through drills that promote hand-eye coordination and teamwork. Instruction will focus on stick-handling skills, passing and different techniques of shooting at the net. Fee: $75 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Date Time M-F M-F
Jul 28-Aug 1 (wk 8) Jul 28-Aug 1 (wk 8)
TENNIS CAMP II
FLOOR HOCKEY CAMP
Aug 11-15 (wk 10) Aug 11-15 (wk 10)
ALL SORTS OF SPORTS CAMP II
Location: Leaning Tower YMCA Learn and play all different types of sports, from basketball to hockey to football to kickball. Campers will develop a variety of skills that can be integrated into competitive sports. Please bring a lunch and water bottle to camp each day. Fee: $75 Member/$150 Non-Member Age Day Dates Time
Aug 18-22 (wk 11) Aug 18-22 (wk 11)
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. 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 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.
SUMMER DAY CAMP
2014 Leaning Tower YMCA
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6300 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714 847.410.5108 • www.leaningtowerymca.org
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