FLUSHING YMCA Summer Camp 2013
WELCOME TO YMCA
SUMMER CAMP Is your child ready for a summer of growth and adventure? The Flushing 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, John Cavalcante Camp Director
Through programs like YMCA Day and Sleepaway Camp, we nurture your childâ€™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 camperâ€™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 -14 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 Flushing YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of the Flushing Y. We also use offsite facilities such as local parks and schools to conduct Day Camp. 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 (1215), that are located on our 1,150 acre property.
DAY CAMP Each session of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips and theme days.
(Ages 2 – 5)
(Ages 9 – 11)
Children will enjoy activities that are designed for our youngest campers. Children will participate in our swimming program, mini field trips, theme days, family events and literacy activities. Children are placed in groups according to their age and supervised by a certified head teacher and assisant teacher. Our caring staff provides a nurturing environment that will help your child develop self confidence and improve social skills.
Adventure 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. To facilitate academic success our recreational reading component is designed to help kids sharpen their reading skills throughout the summer months. * Children who are born in 2003 and 2002.
Juniors CAMP (Ages 5 – 6) Juniors 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 Juniors Camp, campers learn how to develop long-lasting friendships and build solid social skills by learning about and utilizing our four core values. * Children who are born in 2007 and 2006.
A special summer experience awaits pre-teens and teens enrolled in the Teen Camp. There are many scheduled activities, but Teen Camp emphasizes decision-making, so that 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 activities 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.
(Ages 7 – 8) Explorers 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. * Children who are born in 2005 and 2004.
EXPLORE, PLAY AND GROW
(Ages 8 – 12) Swim Camp offers the opportunity for beginning and intermediate swimmers, who love to be in the water, a chance to strengthen their swimming skills. Swim Camp will emphasize mechanics, technique, stroke and personal safety tips in and around the water. In addition, campers will participate in traditional camp activities.
teen CAMP (Ages 12 – 15)
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.
(September – June)
(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 worldclass 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 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.
SAFE ADVENTURES NEW FRIENDSHIPS A HEALTHY SUMMER
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
(July 14th – August 9th)
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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.
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.
summer, or both filled with family fun.
Sleepaway camp open houses at NEW YORK YMCA CAMP • • • •
March 24 April 14 May 5 June 2
Transportation is available from NYC For more information on any of these activities please call 877-30-CAMPS or visit our
DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION FLUSHING YMCA Summer Day Camp is an eight-week program that runs from July1 - August 23, 2013. KINDERCAMP: Camp Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. AM Extended: 7:00 - 9:00 PM Extended: 4:00 - 6:00 DAY CAMP: Camp Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. AM Extended: 7:00 - 8:30 PM Extended: 4:30 - 6:00
DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES • • • • • •
Saturday, February 9 - 11am -1pm Saturday, March 2 -10am - 4pm Saturday, March 16 - 11am -1pm Saturday, April 6 - 11am -1pm Saturday, April 27 - 10am - 4pm Saturday, May 18 - 10am - 4pm
REGISTRATION MADE EASY •
Log-on to ymcanyc.org/camp
Select your camp
Submit payment for your child’s first session with additional deposits of $50 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 paying off your entire balance by May 18th.
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.
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
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 8
Saturday, June 22
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 April 27, 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 Executive Director. All requests should be made prior to the start of the session. *All deposits are non-refundable.
CAMP GEAR Each child will receive 3 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 each. Swim gear must consist of a towel, swimsuit, swim cap, a change of clothing, water shoes and a plastic bag (or other receptacle for wet swim gear). Camp gear is distributed during the camper first day of camp.
Kindercamp will receive 1 shirt and a camp bag. Swim caps will be given on the first day of swimming.
WHO TO CONTACT John Cavalcante, Day Camp Director, 718-353-7810 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lois Rothstein, Kindercamp Director, 718-551-9356, email@example.com
2013 Summer Day Camp Sessions and Fees CAMP OFFERINGS (Ages 2 - 15) SESSION
PAYMENT DUE DATE
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
July 1st July 15th August 1st
Fees Per Session (every two weeks) KINDERCAMP Member Fee Session I (3 days) Member Fee Session I (5 days)
$295 (closed July 4) $340 per 9 days (closed July 4)
Member Fee Session II-IV (3 days) Member Fee Session II-IV (5 days)
$295 per 2 weeks $375 per 2 weeks
DAY CAMP Member Fee Session I Member Fee Session II-IV
$423 per 9 days (closed July 4) $470 per 2 weeks
SWIM CAMP Member Fee Session I Member Fee Session II-IV
$513 per 9 days (closed July 4) $570 per 2 weeks
Extended Hours Extended Day AM or PM Session Extended Day AM and PM Session
A SUMMER OF FUN
KINDERCAMP $50 $90
DAY CAMP $45 $80
each additional sibling. Discounts cannot be combined.
Does not apply to New York YMCA Camp programs
for participants who are registered by May 20 and have paid in full.
Early Bird Discounts
138-46 Northern Blvd Flushing, NY 11354 718-961-6880 www.ymcanyc.org/flushing
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