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CROSS ISLAND YMCA Summer Camp 2013


Is your child ready for a summer of growth and adventure? YMCA SUMMER CAMP The Cross Island YMCA is about to embark on yet another fun and exciting summer of camp. Welcome to all of our returning and new campers to our 2013 Day Camp Program. Y Summer 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, Tyronza Murray Senior Program Director

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WELCOME TO YMCA

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 way 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 2-12 years old and teens ages 13-17 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 Cross Island YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of Cross Island YMCA. We also use offsite facilities such as local parks and PS 33 schools to conduct Day Camp.

CONTACT US For more information or have questions, please contact:

Dana Feinberg, Executive Director 718-551-9306; dfeinberg@ymcanyc.org Tyronza Murray, Sr. Program Director 718-551-9320; tmurray@ymcanyc.org Marie Turenne, Camp Director 718-551-9336; mturenne@ymcanyc.org Shonnell Batson, Program Associate 718-551-9309, sabatson@ymcanyc.org Mandy Dihal, Program Coordinator 718-551-9334; mdihal@ymcanyc.org Shareé Vielot, Sports Coordinator 718-551-9337; svielot@ymcanyc.org jobscrossisland@ymcanyc.org or visit www.ymcanyc.org/careers 3 | Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013 ymca Visit us at www.ymcanyc.org/crossisland

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DAY CAMP All Day Camps include swimming lessons, field trips to various museums and events, and projects that explore our weekly themes.

Kinder Camp

GYMNASTICS CAMP

(Ages 2 – 5.8) • SEssion I - IV

(Ages 6 – 12)  • SEssion I - IV

Rates: See page 10

Member Rates: $450 per session Program Member Rates: $460 per session

Our primary goal is for each child to develop a positive self-image. The staff is made up of carefully selected teachers and assistant teachers. They provide guidance and supervision so that each child can achieve selfconfidence and awareness. Our camp offers air-conditioned classrooms, outdoor playground, picnic area, indoor pool and gym. Children participate in a wide variety of activities, including arts & crafts, swim (3 years & up), gym, music, and organized games. Each week will feature a special theme, and each session will have a trip to the zoo, children’s museum or park. All activities are geared to meet individual needs, abilities, and interests.

Youth CAMP (Ages 6 – 12)  • SEssion I - IV Member Rates: $400 per session Program Member Rates: $410 per session

Campers participate in a wide range of sports, instructional swimming, mini trips, arts and crafts, weekly themed days, environmental science and more. To facilitate academic success our recreational reading component is designed to help kids sharpen their reading skills throughout the summer months. Campers are paired with others within 2 years of their age range.

team sPORTS CAMP (Ages 6 – 12)  • SEssion I - IV Member Rates: $450 per session Program Member Rates: $460 per session

Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Flag Football. Campers will learn basic fundamentals and rules for each of the sports. Each day of the week our staff will focus on one of the four sports. Our goal is to expose the children to a variety of sports. Camper should bring proper equipment for each sport.

Drills and skills in all Olympic events, following a progressive program. Dance, conditioning, stretching and performance tips will focus on fun for gymnasts of every level. The last day exhibition will give gymnasts an opportunity to show their new skills.

TENNIS CAMP (Ages 6 – 12)  • SEssion I - IV Member Rates: $450 per session Program Member Rates: $460 per session

The Tennis Camp offers drills and activities carefully designed for different developmental levels so each camper will have a successful learning experience. The camp will focus on positioning, court layout and rules and regulations. The campers will also learn about the basic fore-hand and back hand strokes and compete in both singles and doubles activities. Campers must bring a racket and a sun visor or hat.

PERFORMANCE Arts or music camp (Ages 6 – 12)  • SEssion I - IV Member Rates: $450 per session Program Member Rates: $460 per session

Performance Arts Camp participants experience a wonderful summer of dance, drama, music & art. Campers will learn the basics of choreography from lyrical to hip-hop. In addition, campers will learn the fundamentals of acting, character study, improvisation exercises, and even try script writing. Create, Play, have Fun! Music Camp will start or continue a love for musical instruments. Your child will be in a rock band, write a song, and perform. Each camp showcases their new skills and performs for their families at the end of the session.

Crafts CAMP (Ages 6 – 12)  • SEssion I - IV

BASKETBALL CAMP (Ages 6 – 12)  • SEssion I - IV Member Rates: $450 per session Program Member Rates: $460 per session

Classes are based on appropriate age and level of play. All ability levels are welcomed. Offensive and defensive skills and team concepts develop the most complete basketball player possible.

Member Rates: $450 per session Program Member Rates: $460 per session

Crafts campers experience a vast array of creative arts, including sculpture, painting, collaging, scrapbooking, drawing, and more. This project based camp will give young artists hands on experience trying new mediums. Campers will make different art projects weekly, learn new skills, and develop lasting friendships in Crafts Camp!

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Teen CAMP (Ages 13 – 15)  • SEssion I - IV Member Rates: $400 per session Program Member Rates: $410 per session

Teen Camp balances scheduled and optional activities for older boys and girls. Campers participate in a wide range of sports, instructional swimming, mini trips, arts and crafts, weekly themed days, environmental science and more. Teen Camp will have three major components: sports and recreation, visual and performing arts, and leadership training. All activities, trips, and additional programming will be an outgrowth of these three components.

Teen SPORTS CAMP (Ages 13 – 15)  • SEssion I - Iii Member Rates: $450 per session Program Member Rates: $460 per session

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. The camp will also focus on teaching fitness and healthy lifestyles.

COUNSELOR–IN–TRAINING

LISA BETH GERSTMAN CAMP FOR CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL CHALLENGES (Ages 6 – 14)  • SEssion A - B Rates: $700 per 3 week session The Cross Island YMCA is extremely proud to offer The Lisa Beth Gerstman YMCA Summer Day Camp program serving children with physical and developmental challenges in an integrated setting. Every child deserves the opportunity to participate in a safe, caring, and fun learning environment. Our goal is to develop each child’s spirit, mind, and body through quality driven programs. This special camp is made possible through the generous support of the Lisa Beth Gerstman Foundation. Its donation has offset the expenses of equipment, transportation and staffing required to serve youngsters with special needs. All children will receive wheelchair accessible transportation, one-on-one swimming instruction, adaptive physical activities and equipment. A nurse is also present both onsite and on field trips outside of the Y for children who require special care like catheterization and/or medication administration.   

LBG DAY CAMP SESSION

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm Session A July 8 - July 26 Session B July 29 - August 16

(Ages 16-17)  • SEssion I - Iii

LBG CONTACT INFORMATION

Member Rates: $250 per session Program Member Rates: $260 per session

Jean Dattner at 718-551-9325, jdattner@ymcanyc.org Dianne DiPeri at 718-551-9319, ddiperi@ymcanyc.org

Our Counselor In Training (CIT) program is for tomorrow’s leaders. Teens who are involved in this amazing program gain job readiness skills and work experience during the summer working along with experienced staff. CITs l receive training in program safety and a Community Service Award. The program will provide hands-on learning allowing teens to slowly work into responsible roles leading children. Staff will assist teens in developing their communication and organization skills. CIT candidates will be interviewed by our Camp Director.

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INCLUSION CAMP (Ages 6 – 14)  • SEssion I - IV Rates: $700 per session A special summer experience awaits those enrolled in the inclusion explorer camp. This camp brings an inclusive recreational experience to children with disabilities. This unique camp gives children with special needs the same experience as other campers. Children with disabilities and their peers who are typically developing come together to participate in recreational activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, educational activities, reading, physical fitness and more. Camp counselors will serve as shadows—one counselor to every 2 campers.

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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.

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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 30th – August 23rd) 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 www.nyycamp.org Cross Island YMCA Winter & Spring 2013

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EXPLORE, PLAY AND GROW

SAFE ADVENTURES NEW FRIENDSHIPS A HEALTHY SUMMER

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2013 Summer Day Camp registration

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Cross Island Y CAMP registration form (all Ages)

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2013 Summer Day Camp Sessions and Fees

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Cross Island Y Youth & Teen CAMP OFFERINGS (Ages 6-17)

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2013 Summer Day Camp Sessions and Fees

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Cross Island Y Kinder CAMP OFFERINGS (Ages 2-5.8)

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2013 Summer Day Camp MEDICAL

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Cross Island Y kinder CAMP Health exam form (Ages 2-5.8)

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2013 Summer Day Camp MEDICAL Part 1

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Cross Island Y Youth & Teen Health exam form (Ages 6-17)

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2013 Summer Day Camp MEDICAL Part 2

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Cross Island Y Youth & Teen PHYSICAL EXAMINATION (Ages 6-17)

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DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION

Cross Island YMCA Summer Day Camp is an eight-week program that runs Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm with optional morning and evening extended hours. Session Dates Session I July 1 - July 12 (No Camp July 4th) Session II July 15 - July 26 Session III July 29 - Aug 9 Session IV August 12 - Aug 23

DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES

• Saturday, March 2 10am-4pm • Saturday, April 27 10am-4pm • Saturday, May 18 10am-4pm

REGISTRATION MADE EASY •

Registration begins on February 1, 2013. Follow instructions and fill out all enclosed registration packet forms making sure they are completed and signed.

Register in person or Log-on to ymcanyc.org/camp

Select your camp

Submit payment for your child’s first session with additional deposits of $100 for each added session. This will hold your child’s spot for the designated weeks of camp.

Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird discount by registering on or before May 18.

Please note: A “Program” Member is an individual who participates only in specific programs and registers at Program Member rates with no further facility or membership privileges.

There will be a $25 (per change) transaction fee for any changes made with regard to camp or transportation after registration is completed.

PARENT ORIENTATION

Parent Orientation is mandatory. Parent or guardian must attend this mandatory meeting on one of the following dates:

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Friday, June 7 Saturday, June 15 Sunday, June 23 Wednesday, June 26

7pm—8pm 5pm—6pm 3pm—4pm 7pm—8pm

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.

GOVERNMENT & UNION VOUCHERS We accept ACD, HRA, TWU Local 100, and 1199 SEIU vouchers. You must have your confirmation 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 Senior Program Director. All requests should be made prior to the start of the session.

CAMP GEAR

Submit your child’s medical form completed with parent information and signature as well as the 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.

Each child will receive 2 shirts and a camp bag. Camp t-shirts must be worn every day and are distributed during the camper’s first day of camp. Additional shirts may be purchased at $9 each.

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.

Swim caps will be given during the camper’s first day of swimming. Swim gear consists of a towel, swimsuit, swim cap, a change of clothing, water shoes and a plastic bag (or other receptacle for wet swim gear).

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each additional sibling. Discounts cannot be combined.

10%

Sibling Discounts

Does not apply to New York YMCA Camp programs

for participants who are registered by May 18 and have paid in full.

10%

Early Bird Discounts

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Cross Island YMCA 2013 Summer Camp Guide