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A SUMMER TO DISCOVER RIDGEWOOD YMCA Summer Day Camp 2012 July 2nd-August 31 For ages 5-16 years old


Is your child ready for a summer of adventure? The Ridgewood YMCA is about to embark on yet another fun and exciting summer of Day Camp fun. We want to welcome all of our returning campers and campers who are new to the program in 2012. 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 you! Sincerely, Day Camp Director

YMCA Day Camp Through programs like Day 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 selfconfidence, 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).

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TABLE OF CONTENTS General Camp Information

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Dates and hours of operation

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Camp Registration

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Financial Assistance and Promotional Offers

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Parent Orientation

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Day Camp Options

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Fees and Payment Dates

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Parent Survey

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Sleep Away Camp

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW OUR YMCA MISSION

CAMP LOCATION

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

The Ridgewood YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of the Covenant Lutheran Church located at 60-52 Catalpa Avenue at the corner of 60 lane and Catalpa Avenue. 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 5-11 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 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.

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DATES & HOURS OF OPERATION Ridgewood YMCA Summer Day Camp is a nine-week program that runs from July 2ndAugust 31, 2012 from 9:00am-5:00pm. We also offer extended hours from 8:00am-6:00pm. Please see page 5.

OPEN HOUSES Join us at one of our open houses on Saturday, March 3, 2012 10 – 4 pm Saturday, April 28, 2012 10 – 4 pm Saturday, May 19, 2012 10 – 4 pm


REGISTRATION MADE EASY • In order to register for camp, you

must have a completed registration form with all required signatures. Registration forms will be available at our membership office and on our web site at www.ymcanyc.org/ ridgewood by January 31st, when registration begins. • As part of the registration form, 1 passport size photo of your child is required. • Completed registration forms along with a non refundable registration fee of $75 AND a deposit of $50 will reserve your child’s space in camp up until July 13th when all camp payments are due. • Take advantage of the Early Bird discount and get 10% off of sessions that are paid in full by Saturday, May 19th. • All campers must have a medical form completed with required signatures from both parent and doctor. An official stamp from the doctor is also required. Y staff must have this completed medical on file by June 1st in order for your child to participate in camp. 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 Thursday, June 21st at 7pm.

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 along and documentation must be submitted by May 1st, 2012.

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 Director. All requests must be made 2 weeks prior to the start of that session.

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS

Early Bird Discounts 10% discount for participants who are registered by May 19. The discount is applied for sessions that are paid in full. Siblings Discounts 10% off each additional sibling. Discounts cannot be combined.

CAMP GEAR Each child will receive two T 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, $8.00 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). Swim caps can be purchased for $5-$8. Camp gear is distributed the first day of camp.

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EXPLORE PLAY AND GROW Each week of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips. EXPRESS CAMP (AGES 5– 8) Express 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 Express Camp, campers learn how to develop long-lasting friendships and build solid social skills by learning about and utilizing our four core values. Session I - 1V July 2—August 24 Members: $345 (per session) Non-Members: $375 (per session) Session V August 27—August 31 Members: $200 Non-Members: $235 ADVENTURE CAMP (Ages 9 – 11) 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. Session I - 1V July 2—August 24 Members: $345 (per session) Non-Members: $375 (per session) Session V August 27—August 31 Members: $200 Non-Members: $235

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MOVIN’ ON CAMP (Ages 12-14) A special summer experience awaits pre-teens and teens enrolled in the Movin’ On Camp. There are many scheduled activities, but Movin’ On Camp emphasizes decision-making, so that youth 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. These activities teach youth to make a positive impact in their neighborhood. Movin’ On Camp helps pre-teens and teens build on their social and leadership skills while having loads of fun. Session I - 1V July 2—August 24 Members: $345 (per session) Non-Members: $375 (per session) Session V August 27—August 31 Members: $200 Non-Members: $235 COUNSELOR–IN-TRAINING (Ages 15-16) 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 alongside with experienced staff. CITs receive training in program safety and participate in Community Service projects. Session I—V July2—August 31 Members: $500 (one time fee) Non-Members: $535 (one time fee)


OUR SPECIALTY CAMPS SPORTS CAMP (Ages 9-12) Our most popular camp ever is entering its thirteenth year! Our progressive curriculum enhances various sports skills, swimming 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. Session one Session two Session three Session four Session five

Soccer Basketball Baseball Volley Ball Track and Field

CREATIVE CAMP (AGES 8-12) Creative Camp introduces children to the performing arts. During this amazing program, children will develop their artistic ability through song, acting, swimming, sculpture, painting, and much more. They will experience a wide range of cultural activities through performances specifically geared to their weekly theme-based projects. Session one Session two Session three Session four Session five

Vocal and Dance Karate Theatre Sculpture and Painting Cheerleading

Session 1 - 1V July 2 —August 24 Members: $350 (per session) Non-Members: $380 (per session)

Session 1 - 1V July 2 —August 24 Members: $350 (per session) Non-Members: $380 (per session)

Session V August 27—August 31 Members: $202 Non-Members: $237

Session V August 27—August 31 Members: $202 Non-Members: $237

SUMMER SCHOOL CAMP( Ages 8-12) Our summer school program is for children who have to attend summer school. Children will be able to participate in fun day camp after they have attended day school. Our staff will pick your child from their local school and escort them back to our camp. Summer School Camp only applies to children who attends PS 88 and IS 93. Program Hours are from 12pm-6pm. Session I - III July 2—August 10 Members: $300 (per session) Non-Members: $365 (per session)

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A SUMMER OF FUN

2012 Summer Day Camp Sessions , Fees and Payment Deadlines. CAMPS (AGES 5-16)

Session I II III IV V

Dates July 2 – July 13 (closed July 4) July 16 – July 27 July 30 – August 10 August 13 – August 24 August 27 – August 31

Payment Due June 15 June 15 July13 July 13 July 13

EXTENDED HOURS Extended hours are available to parents from 8am-9am (AM) and 5pm6pm (PM). Parents can also choose AM and PM extended hours. Session I - 1V V I - 1V V 8

Dates July 2 – Aug. 24

Fee $60 (members) $78 (nonmembers) Aug. 27– Aug. 31 $30 (members) $39 (nonmembers) July 2 – Aug. 24 $120 (members) $156 (nonmembers) Aug. 27– Aug. 31 $60 (members) $78 (nonmembers)

Hours AM or PM AM or PM AM and PM AM and PM


TELL US WHAT YOU THINK…… Please take a moment and share with us your thoughts, experiences, challenges and successes by completing a parent survey online. If you’d rather a hard copy, please ask your camper’s counselor. To access the parent survey on line please visit: www.ymcanyc.org/day camp

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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 www.newyorkymcacamp.org to learn more.

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THANK YOU

for considering the Ridgewood Y as your summer camp for 2012


69-02 64th Street Ridgewood, NY 11385 (212) 912-2180 www.ymcanyc.org/ridgewood

RIDGEWOOD YMCA


Ridgewood 2012 Day Camp Brochure