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Is your child ready for a summer of adventure? The Vanderbilt YMCA is about to embark on yet another fun and exciting summer of day camp. Welcome to all of our returning and new campers to our 2012 Day Camp Program. Y Day Camp uses hands-on learning through indoor and outdoor educational activities. Thank you for choosing our summer day camp for your child. We look forward to getting to know your son or daughter! Best regards, Vivian Anderson Senior Program Director

YMCA Day Camp Through programs like Day Camp, we nurture your child’s sense of self-confidence and introduce them to positive, fun experiences that build leadership and social skills. Well-trained, qualified staff serve as positive role models for campers. Y Day Camp enhances campers’ self-confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills through structured (and fun!) activities. Campers develop a true understanding of diversity in an atmosphere of acceptance and approval of the uniqueness of others. Campers are encouraged to be creative, expressive and learn new skills. Summer learning activities offer fun way for campers to read and learn over the summer months. YMCA Day Camps receive licensing from the NYC Department of Health and accreditation from the American Camping Association (ACA).



The YMCA of Greater New York is a communitybased service organization which promotes positive values through programs that build spirit, mind, and body, welcoming all people with a focus on youth.

The Vanderbilt Y Summer Day Camp operates out of our facility at 224 East 47th Street. We also use offsite facilities such as local parks and schools to conduct Day Camp.

OUR VALUES Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

YMCA DAY CAMP OBJECTIVES YMCA Summer Day Camp helps campers ages 5 - 12 years old and teens ages 12 - 16 years old grow mentally and physically by participating in challenging activities in both small and large group settings under the supervision of a caring and well trained staff.

SUMMER LEARNING To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. This is especially true during the summer months when children lose much of what they learn during the school year. YMCA of Greater New York Day Camps provide high-quality summer learning initiatives that give children a variety of ways to improve reading and math skills and explore music, drama, art and sports. Through a fun, themed curriculum that incorporates key academic components, children will practice and further their academic skills, learn to plan and create projects, learn teamwork and develop new skills. To inspire reading, our program will provide books recommended by the Department of Education for summer reading.

DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION The Vanderbilt YMCA Summer Day Camp is an eight-week program that runs from July 2 August 24, 2012 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.

OPEN HOUSES Saturday, March 3, 2012 Saturday, April 28, 2012 Saturday, May 19, 2012

10 – 4 pm 10 – 4 pm 10 – 4 pm



We accept ACD, HRA, TWU Local 100, and 1199 SEIU vouchers. You must have your confirmation letter with you at the time of registration.

Registration for camp is done through our member services desk. Please bring completed registration form, stamped and signed medical history form, and 2 passport size photos along with your payment to the member services desk.

PAYMENT INFORMATION The first session of ALL camps MUST be paid in FULL at the time of registration. Additional sessions may be reserved with a non-refundable $100 deposit, but MUST be paid in FULL before June 15th. ALL sessions of Swim Camp MUST be paid in full at the time of registration. A $25 late fee and the loss of your child’s camp reservation can result from payments made after June 15th. Late payment must be paid using cash or credit card. Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Spaces fill quickly; register early to avoid disappointment. There is a $25 change fee if you request to participate in a different camp after the session has commenced (subject to space availability). The YMCA accepts all major credit cards, debit cards and cash, or you may sign up for automatic billing to ensure payments are made on time with no late fees incurred.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The YMCA of Greater New York awards scholarships to campers based on a parent or a family’s annual income. Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted by May 19, 2012.

REFUNDS AND CREDITS If your child cannot attend camp for a period of time paid, you may submit a request for credit along with documentation to the Camp Director. Credits can be used for camp or other programs throughout the year. Any refund requests will be submitted to the Camp Director and will be granted under the discretion of the Youth & Family Director. All requests should be made prior to the start of the session.

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS Early Bird Discounts 10% discount for participants that pay in full at time of registration through 5/19. Siblings Discounts 10% off each additional sibling. Discounts cannot be combined.

CAMP GEAR Each child will receive two shirts and a camp bag. Swim caps will be given during the camper’s first day of swimming. Camp t-shirts must be worn every day. Additional shirts may be purchased at $10.00 each. Camp gear is distributed during the camper’s first day of camp. Campers must bring their own swim gear, consisting of swimsuit, swim cap, a change of clothing, water shoes and a plastic bag (or other receptacle for wet swim gear).

EXPLORE, PLAY AND GROW Each week of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips and theme days.

EXPLORERS CAMP (AGES 5 – 8) Explorers Camp is an ideal first camp experience for the younger child. Campers participate in swimming, arts and crafts, health and fitness and group games. Campers also have the opportunity to participate in weekly excursions to museums, playgrounds and cultural events. Each session’s theme will spark your camper’s curiosity and broaden their horizons as they explore art, music, science and the natural world through hands-on learning and camp trips. Campers will also learn to express themselves in a safe, bully-free environment while developing strong citizenship and integrity with the help of our four core values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility. Explorers Camp will give your camper a variety of new experiences along with memories and lifelong friendships.

SWIM CAMP (Ages 5 – 12) Swim A: Ages 5 to 8 Swim B: Ages 9 to 12 Get healthy and into shape! Swim camp is great for children of all swim levels. For at least 2.5 hours a day, four days a week, children will be engaged in instructional swim activities. Campers are taught not only swimming skills, but also how to enjoy aquatic activities throughout their lives. Skills include personal safety, survival and rescue skills, water sports and structured games. Children will be divided into three levels and given red (beginner), yellow (intermediate) or green (advanced) swim

camps to indicate their swim level. Campers will also enjoy their time on dry land by participating in a variety of other camp activities and trips.

SPORTS A-GENERAL (AGES 5-8) The Vanderbilt YMCA’s Sports Camp is open to both boys and girls of all skill levels. Each day, campers will receive a balanced schedule consisting of technical instruction, structured drill sessions, conditioning and live demonstrations. Camp is designed so that participants of all skill levels and ages can learn the fundamentals of various sports, improve technique, develop good practice and match habits, and have fun! Sportsmanship and positive mental attitudes are emphasized throughout the camp. The main goal of the camp is to ensure two weeks in which students receive first-rate instruction about the game and develop a love for sports that will last a lifetime. Sports Camp will help develop the participants in four popular sports: basketball, soccer, baseball and flag football. Swimming, trips, arts and crafts, and special events are also frequently incorporated into the camp day. Please Note: Sport Activities will take place on an offsite outdoor field location three times per week.

SPORTS B-SPECIALIZED (Ages 9-12) This camp will consist of specialized sports camps. Each session will consist of 2 weeks with 20 – 40 participants in each camp. Participants can register for different camps every two weeks. Basketball Camp The Vanderbilt Basketball Camp will focus on all aspects of team building, skill development, mechanics and positionspecific drills. Inter-camp scrimmages will also be part of the program. This camp will take place in Vanderbilt gymnasium and other surrounding parks. This camp will also include trips, arts and crafts, and much more! Soccer Camp The Vanderbilt Soccer Camp will focus on step-by-step teaching methods which will create a crystal clear picture of each skill through demonstration, explanation and participation. The premise of the camp is to develop and improve individual skills and team play through inspiring training and instruction. The camp will focus on group physical conditioning and mental conditioning with qualified soccer counselors. In addition, the camp will be designed to help facilitate increased development and highest performance through speed, movement, vision, reaction, communication and nutrition. Tennis Camp The Vanderbilt Tennis Camp will provide athletes an opportunity to become better tennis players in a fun, positive atmosphere. Our campers will learn from well-qualified counselors in the sport and leave tennis camp with confidence and a passion to enjoy the sport for a lifetime. This camp will help players make improvements in their tennis games by enhancing fundamentals, bettering stroke techniques, focusing on strategy and creating a supportive, competitive environment. In addition, participants will enhance their

stamina, strength, quickness and flexibility. This camp will also include trips, arts and crafts, and much more. Baseball The Vanderbilt Baseball Camp will put you right where you want to be. We will focus on the Five Tools of baseball: hitting for power, hitting for average, throwing, fielding, and speed/agility. Training and stations are always position and skill-level specific so that each camper gets the most out of camp. Each camper will get individual attention in a small-group atmosphere. During this camp, participants will rotate through a series of supervised stations, including batting, hitting games, unique drills, pitch and strike-zone recognition, timing, balance, quickness, power, situational hitting, bunting and other aspects. The campers will build an invaluable foundation and a thorough understanding of the game and will also participate in the Jr. Mets League.

TEEN CAMP (Ages 12-16) A special summer experience awaits pre-teens and teens enrolled in Teen Camp. There are many scheduled activities, but Teen Camp emphasizes decisionmaking, so your youths are encouraged to choose their activities. Swimming, sports, reading, trips and games are all offered, as well as leadership development activities that include community service initiatives that teach youth to make a positive impact in their neighborhood. Teen Camp helps pre-teens and teens develop social skills and leadership ability, while having loads of fun. The camp will often be divided into two groups: 12 and13 year olds and 14 to16 year olds in order to ensure that the social development activities are appropriate for each camper.

A SUMMER OF FUN 2012 Summer Day Camp Sessions and Fees CAMPS (AGES 5 - 16) Please check off the session(s) you would like your child to attend and write in the name of the selected camp(s). For Sports B Camps, please also indicate which sport you are selecting. Session  I  II  III  IV  Teen A  Teen B

Dates July 2 – July 13 (closed July 4) July 16 - July 27 July 30 – August 10 August 13 – August 24 July 2 - July 27 (closed July 4) July 30 - August 24

Camp Name

Price $ $ $ $ $ $ TOTAL: $


Age Group

Member Fee

Program Member Fee Session





2 weeks

Swim A




2 weeks

Swim B

9 - 12



2 weeks

Sports A




2 weeks

Sports B*

9 - 12



2 weeks

Teen Camp

12 - 16



4 weeks

*For Sports B Camps, please choose baseball, basketball, soccer or tennis for each session.

PARENT AGREEMENT I, the undersigned, give permission for my child to participate in the camp for the days he/she attends. I am aware that there are no refunds under any circumstances, and that a completed medical form signed by a physician is required before my child may begin camp. In addition, I am fully aware that all balances are due two weeks before camp begins, and that there is a $25 late fee for balances paid after this date. I am fully aware that should my child change camps after the start of the session, there is a $25 change fee. I approve of my child being photographed for Vanderbilt YMCA publicity. Lastly, I fully understand that my child is responsible for his/her possessions. I have read, signed and agreed to the registration requirements. Signature of Parent of Guardian:


There is a non-refundable $100 deposit per session per child, which is applied to session fee. There are no refunds under any circumstances for all camp fees.




 Female  Male Medical on File?

 No (Must be on file prior to the first day of camp)


Mailing Address




Home Phone (


School Name T-Shirt Size


Grade Completed in June 2012 Child: S  M  L 

Adult: S  M  L  XL 

PARENT INFO Mother’s Name

Business Name City

Business Address Work Phone (


State Cell Phone (



Email: Business Name

Father’s Name Business Address Work Phone (

City )

State Cell Phone (



Email: Emergency Contact Phone No. (

Relation )


 Yes  No

Extended Hours (6:00 - 7:00 pm)?

 Yes  No

Please contact Paul Crawford at 212-912-2520 or for registration information. Please note there is NO FEE for extended hour service.

At dismissal, the following people are authorized to pick up my child: (Please print clearly) 1. 2. 3. PAYMENT INFO  Money Order  VISA  MASTERCARD  AMEX  CASH Amount Due: $ Credit card # Exp. Date Authorized Signature:


VANDERBILT YMCA MEDICAL FORM (This side to be filled in by parent before presentation to physician) / / M F Child’s Last Name First Name Date of Birth Sex Parent or Guardian Phone Place of Employment: (Father) Phone Phone Place of Employment: (Mother) In case of emergency, notify: Phone If Parent or Guardian is not available in an emergency, please notify: 1. Phone 2. Phone Important: Has this camper been exposed to any communicable disease during the three weeks prior to camp attendance? Yes No (If yes, state type of ) exposure: HEALTH HISTORY: (Check, giving approximate dates)  Ear Infections  Allergies  Diseases  Rheumatic Fever  Convulsion  Diabetes  Behavior  Asthma  Hay Fever  Ivy Poisoning  Insect Stings  Penicillin  Other Drugs  Chicken Pox  Measles  Mumps  German Measles Dates: Other Contagious Illnesses: Other Past Illnesses: Operations or Serious Injuries (Dates): Chronic or Recurring Illness: Any specific activities to be encouraged? Conditions that require activity to be restricted? Permissions for all program activities unless otherwise noted by Dr. Appliance worn (glasses, contacts, etc.): Medication taken: Suggestion from Parent/Guardian: CONSENT FOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT I do hereby give authority to the Vanderbilt YMCA Summer Camp staff to obtain necessary emergency medical treatment for my child with the understanding that the family will be notified as soon as possible. Name: Signature: Relationship: Date: Telephone: Department of Health The City of New York Bureau of Inspections

VANDERBILT YMCA MEDICAL FORM (To be filled out by your physician) The purpose of this health record is to provide the staff with pertinent information which will help to serve the needs of this child in Summer Camp. IMMUNIZATION HISTORY - This is a record of dates of basic immunization and most recent booster doses. DPaP, DTP or TD Date Date Date Date Date Polio Date Date Date Date Date MMR Date Date Date Date Date Hemophilus Influenzae type b Date Date Date Date Date Hepatitis B Date Date Date Date Date Varicella Date Date Date Date Date Other Date Date MEDICAL EXAMINATION - To be filled out by licensed physician. Examination is acceptable when performed no more than 6 months prior to arrival at camp. Codes: S = Satisfactory X = Not Satisfactory (Explain) 0 = Not Examined General Appearance: Height Weight Blood Pressure Hgb. Test (Date) Urinalysis (Date) Eyes Vision w/Glasses Posture & Spine Throat/Tonsils Heart Ears Hearing Extremities Feet Lungs Skin Teeth Hernia Abdomen Genitalia Nose Neurological Findings: Describe Abnormal Finding and/or Handicapping Conditions: Has child ever received products containing horse serum? Allergy: (Please specify) Recommendations and restrictions while in camp. Special Diet: Special Medicine (name it): Is parent/guardian sending special medicine? Swimming: Activity Restriction: General Appraisal: I have examined the person herein described, reviewed his/her health history and it is my opinion that he/she is physically able to engage in Summer Day Camp. M.D. Telephone Address Examining Physician (Signature) Date of Examination Physician’s Name (Please Print)

THE NEXT ADVENTURE New York YMCA Sleepaway Camp Boys and Girls (Ages 6 – 16) Located 86 miles northwest of Manhattan, the New York YMCA Camp is a globally diverse community built upon the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Here each child enjoys adventures, new friendships and joyful experiences. Campers are secure in our bully-free camp from day one. Children are always supervised by highly trained counselors. Friendships are immediately fostered through teambuilding and cabin activities. By supporting each camper and cabin group, our counselors help campers form the life-long relationships for which our camp is known.

• Sports

• Horseback Riding

• Performing Arts

• Outdoor Life Skills

• Swimming

• Boating

• Waterskiing

• Tubing

• Arts

Call us toll free at 877-30-YCAMP or visit us online to learn more.

224 East 47th Street New York , NY 10017 (212) 912-2500


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