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Best Summer Ever At


2019 Summer Camp SAUGUS FAMILY YMCA 298 Main St. Saugus, MA ymcametronorth.org

WELCOME TO CAMP! Camp Sachem at the Saugus Family YMCA is a seasonal day camp program for girls and boys ages four to fifteen. At Camp Sachem, children will make new friends, discover new passions, explore creativity and develop skills through a wide range of fun activities in the great outdoors. Camp Sachem is so much more than a typical day camp. It is a place for values, learning, skill building, self-confidence, and fulfilling dreams. Our program encourages independence and teamwork leading to happy, healthy, confident kids. Join us, adventure awaits!

Camp Sachem Highlights: • Acres of woodlands with nature trails and designated ropes challenge courses & archery range. • Outdoor pool center with splash pad, playground, and picnic areas • Plenty of outdoor play space including a playground, basketball court, and gaga pit. • Air-conditioned indoor facilities including a full court gymnasium, fitness studio, and additional classrooms for art projects. • Weekly camp newsletter with important information and announcements for parents & campers. • Dedicated staff team with years of camp experience and extensive training.

Young Explorers Program (Ages 4-5): • A transitional program for our youngest campers to gain all the benefits that Camp Sachem has to offer without the overwhelming nature of being outside 100% of the time. • Campers will arrive indoors in a more relaxed environment away from the rest of the camp where they will have a morning meeting with their group to prepare for the day. • Campers will participate in all the events and activities that make Camp Sachem special such as low ropes, nature hikes, team building activities, and weekly special events but in an age appropriate environment.

A Typical Day (Ages 6-15): Each day, the camp begins with a camp-wide morning meeting in the camp grove. Here campers learn what their schedule is for the day, listen to special announcements, and get ready for the fun-filled day ahead of them. Campers move on to many activities from swimming, field games, arts & crafts, nature and adventure, and more! Each camp day ends with an all camp ceremony for announcements, awards, and other special activities. Adventure Days are held each week where campers will either travel away from camp for an exciting day trip or engage in a special in camp event. Each week also has a special event and social responsibility theme where campers will explore different games, projects, and activities to gain insight and hands on experience learning about the themes. *Detailed Adventure Day destinations, theme weeks, and social responsibility activity information are available online and at the Welcome Center!

Camp Dates & Hours: Camp Sachem runs for eleven, one-week sessions from June 17 – August 30. We are open five days a week from 8:30am-4:00pm with opportunities for extended morning and after camp care programming. *There is no camp on Thursday, July 4th Camp: Extended Care: After Camp:

8:30am-4:00pm 7:00am-8:30am* 4:00pm-6:00pm*

*Before and After Camp care is offered for $20 and $25 per week, respectively.

Camp Info Session Dates: February 20:

11:00am - 12:00pm

April 27: Healthy Kids Day


Camp Sachem Rates: Ages Young Explorers: 4-5 years Ages: 6 years Ages: 7-14 years CIT Ages: 12-15 years

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Required Paperwork: A 2019 camp registration form, most recent immunization record, recent photo, and auto-draft form are mandatory for every camper before attendance.

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available through the YMCA’s ACCESS program. All financial aid applications are due by May 31st and are assessed on a first come, first serve basis. More information including application forms and payment plans are available at the YMCA Welcome Center.

Saugus Family YMCA Mission: The Saugus Family YMCA builds strong kids, strong families, and strong communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

Camp Sachem Vision: Camp Sachem intentionally fosters achievement, relationships, and belonging through fun, safe, and enriching experiences at day camp. We help children build skills, develop strong friendships, and feel like they are part of something great.

Camp Sachem Goals: • Deliver a summer full of rewarding experiences to campers of all ages. • Ignite a passion for physical activity and appreciation for the great outdoors. • Encourage campers to try new experiences. • Give campers the opportunity to belong in a safe and supportive environment. • Inspire socially responsible campers ready to give back to the community. Camp Sachem complies with all regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the Saugus Board of Health. For more information on Camp Sachem please contact: campsachem@metronorthymca.org 781.233.9622 (ext. 535) Nicole Hanlon Camp Sachem Director nhanlon@metronorthymca.org Our association offers a wide variety of summer camp experiences. Please visit our website at ymcametronorth.org for more information.

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