GREENPOINT YMCA Summer Camp 2013
Is your child ready for a summer of growth and adventure? The Greenpoint 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, Tammea Tyler Senior Program Director, Youth & Family Programs
WELCOME TO YMCA
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 3-12 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 Greenpoint YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of the Greenpoint YMCA branch and offsite locations. 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.
EXPLORE, PLAY AND GROW
DAY CAMP Each week of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips and theme days.
*SPECIALTIES & Enrichments:
(Ages 3 – 4)
Caterpillars will have the opportunity to participate in swimming, outdoor and dramatic play, all sorts of art projects, music, movement and exciting performances. Summer camp is a great time for your child to get to know our YMCA and make lots of friends.
Children will be offered a round robin of specialties a few times per week as part of the regular camp program.
BUMBLEBEE CAMP (Ages 5) Bumblebees will have the opportunity to participate in swimming (twice per week), outdoor time where they will play sports and have recreation, gym time, and exploration time in our new center-based classrooms designed with educational and stimulating manipulatives for their age group.
BUMBLEBEE CAMP (Ages 6) Bumblebees will have the opportunity to participate in swimming (twice per week), outdoor time where they will play sports and have recreation, gym time, and exploration time in our new center-based classrooms designed with educational and stimulating manipulatives for their age group. Our 6 year olds will work with materials that are designed to challenge their young minds.
FIREFLY CAMP (Ages 7 - 8) Fireflies will have the opportunity to participate in club based activities that will extend over the whole summer. Campers will swim (twice per week), sing songs, dance, act, chant and participate in ongoing thematic based workshops. We aim to stimulate the campers mind with project based learning activities.
DRAGONFLY CAMP (Ages 9 – 12)
Dragonflies are spreading their wings into pre-teen years and will enjoy a customized camp that allows them to participate in projects designed for older children. Campers will swim (twice per week), work on extended projects, performances, have mentorship and service learning opportunities and explore their local and extended area through additional trips and outings designed to engage and introduce them to new experiences.
If parents would like to enhance their child’s experience, they can add enrichment classes 1x per session, such as
$50 per session
$50 per session
COUNSELOR–IN–TRAINING (Ages 13 - 17) 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.
SAFE ADVENTURES NEW FRIENDSHIPS A HEALTHY SUMMER
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 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 schools’ 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
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
WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW
DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION Greenpoint YMCA Summer Day Camp is an eightweek program that runs from 7/1/13-8/23/13 from 8am-6pm.
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DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES
Saturday, March 2, 2013 /12pm-4pm Saturday, April 27, 2013/ 10pm-4pm Healthy Kids Day Saturday, May 18, 2013/12pm-4pm
REGISTRATION DATE Registration opens Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8am.
REGISTRATION MADE EASY •
Registration can be done in person at the Greenpoint YMCA branch or online. For online registration, log-on to ymcanyc.org/camp
Select your camp > Greenpoint YMCA
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 18.
Submit your child’s medical form completed with parent information and signature as well as the doctor’s information, signature and stamp within 2 weeks of registration. 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, May 18 from 3-4pm.
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 Saturday, 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 Camp fees and deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. 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. Approved refunds are not processed until after camp. There will be no partial refunds and sessions will not be divided.
CAMP GEAR Each child will receive 2 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 $ 8 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.
A SUMMER OF FUN
2013 Summer Day Camp Sessions and Fees CAMP OFFERINGS (Ages 3-17) 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
May 20, 2013 June 3, 2013 June 17, 2013 July 1, 2013
Counselor-In-Training Camp (13-17 yrs) Session
July 1-August 23
*CIT Camp runs 3 days per week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8-6PM. This program has a separate registration process. Parents interested in this camp need to contact Mr. Troy Calhoun at 718-387-5673 x3150 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees Per Session (every two weeks) SESSION
$ 410 per session
$525 per session
Bumblebee Camp Bumblebee Camp Firefly Camp Dragonfly Camp
5 YRS 6 YRS 7-8 YRS 9-12 YRS
$ 410 per session $ 360 per session $ 347 per session $ 341 per session
$525 per session $525 per session $525 per session $525 per session
Greenpoint YMCA Offsite Offsite Offsite
*Program fee is the rate for those without a YMCA membership.
2013 Summer Day Camp NOTES
each additional sibling. Discounts cannot be combined.
Does not apply to New York YMCA Camp programs
for participants who are registered by May 18 and have paid in full.
Early Bird Discounts
99 Meserole Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222 212-912-2260 www.ymcanyc.org/greenpoint
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