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IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR A SUMMER OF GROWTH AND ADVENTURE? The Bedford-Stuyvesant 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 2013 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! Sincerely, Makeetah Cochy Day Camp Director


SUMMER CAMP Through programs like YMCA Day and Sleepaway Camp, we nurture your child’s sense of selfconfidence 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 camper’s 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 ways for campers to read and learn over the summer months. All YMCA Day Camps are licensed by the NYC Department of Health and Accredited by the American Camping Association (ACA). YMCA Summer Camp helps campers ages 5-12 years old and teens ages 13-16 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 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.

OUR CAMP LOCATIONS The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of 1121 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216. We also use offsite facilities such as local parks and schools to conduct day camp activities. Our Summer Sleepaway Camp is for boys and girls ages 6-16 from all over the world and is located 86 miles from NYC in Huguenot, NY. There are two villages, McAlister (Ages 6-12) and Talcott (12-15), that are located on our 1,150 acre property.

DAY CAMP Each week of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips and theme days.



Explorer Camp is designed 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. As a part of Explorer Camp, campers learn how to develop long lasting friendships and build solid social skills by learning about and utilizing our four core values.

Get healthy and into shape! Swim camp is great for children of all swim levels. For at least 2 hours a day, three days a week, children will be engaged in instructional swim activities. Campers are taught not only swimming skills, but gain confidence that will encourage them to remain swimmers for the rest of their lives. Skills include personal safety and proper breathing techniques. Campers also participate in water sports and structured games. They will also enjoy their time on dry land in a variety of other camp activities and trips.

(AGES 5-6)


Our most popular camp ever is entering its twelfth year! Our progressive curriculum enhances various sports skills and fundamentals. Campers will learn the different rules of each game while practicing their techniques in mini games. In addition, they will learn about team work, sportsmanship, and motivating each other to succeed.


Sing, dance, act, paint...and get creative! Creative Camp introduces children to the world of performing arts. During this amazing program, children will develop their artistic ability through song, dancing, acting, painting and much more. They will experience a wide range of cultural activities through performances specifically geared to their weekly theme-based projects.

(AGES 7-12)


A special summer experience awaits our teens enrolled in Teen Camp. There are many scheduled activities that emphasize decision-making and at the end of each session your teen camper will have exhibited some of what they experienced. Swimming, sports, reading, dance, trips and games are all offered as well as leadership development activities that include community service projects that make a positive impact in their neighborhood.


SLEEPAWAY CAMP The New York YMCA Camp is located 86 miles from NYC on a 1,150 acre property. Activities offered at New York YMCA Camp are Summer Sleepaway Camp, Specialized Summer Sports Camps (Gymnastics, Volleyball and Judo), Day Camp for Hudson Valley residents, Greenkill Outdoor Education Center, and customizable Retreat Groups or Special Retreat Weekends (Women’s Wellness Weekend, Men’s Adventure Weekend, Family Camp).

SUMMER SLEEPAWAY CAMP (JUNE 30TH—AUGUST 23RD) Have an unforgettable summer at New York’s YMCA Camp! Our camp is for boys and girls ages 6-16 from all over the world. There are two villages, McAlister (Ages 6-12) and Talcott (12-15), that are located on our 1,150 acre property for Summer Sleepaway Camp. Just a sample of activities that we offer are swimming lessons, a wide variety of sports, arts and crafts, outdoor living skills, our new media program, canoeing, and our ropes courses. We also offer specialty programs that include water skiing, horseback riding, and rafting trips. We are 86 Miles outside of NYC and we are a safe, inclusive, and diverse camp community. We are a place where children can develop friendships, lifelong skills, and cherished memories.

SPORTS CAMPS GYMNASTICS (JUNE 23RD—JULY 5TH) We offer world class training for dedicated and determined gymnasts from around the world. Our focus is to support each gymnast while learning new skills and improving existing ones. Every gymnast has the opportunity to train closely with our world-class coaches. Our facilities include 16,000 sq feet of training space, 6 vault stations, 12 beam stations, 4 sets of competition bars, 2 full floor exercises, and more.

VOLLEYBALL (JULY 14TH—AUGUST 9TH) We offer progressive training techniques for all skill levels, position specific training, and video training with personal feedback. We also offer plyometric and weight training opportunities for qualified campers. Our facilities include 6 indoor courts with all new sport court, 5 outdoor grass courts, a training room, certified athletic trainers, and medical attention available 24/7.

JUDO (AUGUST 11TH—AUGUST 17TH) We offer world class training for athletes from around the world. During daily practice and evening Randori, our coaches evaluate skills to develop an individualized, appropriate training program for every camper. Our focus is to support each child and adult to learn new skills and to perfect their existing ones.

DAY CAMP—(Hudson Valley) (JULY 1ST—AUGUST 23RD ) All camp activities are progressive and designed to allow each child to see the growth of skills they learn in a fun and safe environment. Younger campers are lead through adventurous and fun activities, while older campers have a choice in the activities they participate in throughout the day.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE (JUNE 23RD—JULY 5TH) Safe, sensational travel adventures for ages 10 to 15. Experience outdoor adventure activities during one and two week camping trips in the NE and SE regions.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS OUTDOOR EDUCATION (SEPTEMBER-JUNE) The Greenkill Outdoor Education Center provides safe and educational programs for students through a holistic approach that tailors each trip to a school’s specific needs. Our professional staff focuses on the needs of students and encourages learning in the natural environment.

WINTER FAMILY CAMP AND SUMMER FAMILY CAMP (WINTER—FEB. 15TH—18TH SUMMER—AUG. 30TH—SEPT. 2ND) Enjoy a wonderful themed weekend during the winter, the summer, or both filled with family fun.

SLEEPAWAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES AT NEW YORK YMCA CAMP March 24 April 14 May 5 June 2 1:00 -4:00pm

Transportation is available from NYC For more information on any of these activities please call 877-30-CAMPS or visit our website at


DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Summer Day Camp is an eight week program that runs from July 1, 2013 to August 23, 2013 from 9am-5pm.

DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES Saturday, March 2, 10am-4pm Saturday, April 27, 10am-4pm Saturday, May 18, 10am-4pm REGISTRATION MADE EASY Log-on to Select your camp Submit payment for your child’s first session with additional non-refundable deposits of $50.00 for

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

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.


each added session. This will hold your child’s spot Each child will receive 3 shirts and a camp bag. Swim caps will be given during the camper’s first day of swimming. for the designated weeks of camp. Camp t-shirts must be worn every day. Additional shirts Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird discount by may be purchased at $10.00 each. Swim gear must consist paying off your entire balance by May 18th. of a towel, swimsuit, swim cap, a change of clothing, water shoes and a plastic bag (or other receptacle for wet swim Submit your child’s medical form completed with gear). Camp gear is distributed during the Parent parent information and signature as well as the Orientations. doctor’s information, signature and stamp as soon as possible. It’s a good idea to keep extra copies of the medical form for your records. Have 2 passport size photos of your child for submission The YMCA accepts all major credit cards or you may sign up for automatic billing to ensure payments are made on time with no late fees incurred.

PARENT ORIENTATION Parent Orientation is mandatory. Parent or Guardian must attend this mandatory meeting on Saturday, June 1st or on Saturday, June 22nd from 12pm-3pm.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The YMCA of Greater New York awards scholarships to campers based on a parent or a family’s annual income. The scholarship applications must be submitted by May 18, 2013.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Will breakfast, lunch or snack be provided? A: No. Parents/Guardians must provide their child with a daily meal. However, all campers walk to our public school for FREE summer lunch meals. Is my child required to wear a camp shirt everyday? A: Yes. Camp shirts must be worn everyday for easy identification. Does the YMCA provide direct pick-up/drop-off services? A: No. All campers will either be dropped off and picked up by their parent/guardian or given permission to walk home (10 + up only). Are cell phones permitted during camp? A: No. It is strongly encouraged that campers not bring electronic devices such as cell phones, iPads, iPods or handheld video games to camp. The YMCA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Will all camps participate in swimming lessons? A: Yes. With the exception of swim camp that participates in a more rigorous routine, all campers will have at least 2 hours a week of instructional swimming.






Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4

July 1, 2013 July 15, 2013 July 29, 2013 August 12, 2013

July 12, 2013 July 26, 2013 August 9, 2013 August 23, 2013

Upon Registration July 1st July 15th August 1st

FEES PER SESSION (EVERY 2 WEEKS) Member Fee Session 1 (Explorer Camp) Non-member Fee Session 1(Explorer Camp)

$277 per 9 days (closed July 4) $324 per 9 days (closed July 4)

Member Fee Sessions 2-4 (Explorer Camp) $308 per 2 weeks Non-member Fee Sessions 2-4 (Explorer Camp)$360 per 2 weeks

Member Fee Session1(All other camps) Non-member Fee Session1(All other camps)

$270 per 9 days (closed July 4) $312 per 9 days (closed July 4)

Member Fee Session 2-4 (All other camps) $300 per 2 weeks Non-member Fee Session 2-4 (All other camps) $346 per 2 weeks

EXTENDED HOURS Extended hours are available to parents from 8AM-9AM at $50 per session and 5PM-6PM at $50 per session. Parents can also choose AM and PM extended hours for $100 per session.

1121 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11216 (212) 912-2280 or (718) 789-1497



Bedford-Stuyvesant Y Camp Guide 2013  
Bedford-Stuyvesant Y Camp Guide 2013  

Bedford-Stuyvesant Y Camp Guide 2013