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RIDGEWOOD YMCA Summer Day Camp 2013


IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR A SUMMER OF GROWTH AND ADVENTURE? The Ridgewood 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 2012 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, Cortnie McGinnis


SUMMER CAMP Through programs like YMCA Day and Sleepaway Camp, we nurture your child’s sense of self-confidence 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 3-12 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 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 Ridgewood YMCA Summer Day Camp is located at the branch, 69-02 64th Street in Ridgewood, NY. We also use offsite facilities such as local parks. Campers ages 5 and up attend the Long Island City YMCA for swimming activities twice a week. 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



My Little Academy Summer helps campers ages 2.9-4 years old grow mentally and physically by participating in challenging activities in both small and large group settings under the supervision of caring and well-trained staff.

Creative Camp introduces children to the performing and visual arts. During this unique program, children will develop their artistic ability through song, acting, sculpture, painting, and much more. Weekly trips allow campers to expand their creativity. They will experience a wide range of cultural activities through performances specifically geared to their weekly theme-based projects: Session 1: Vocal and Dance Session 2: Around the World Session 3: Theatre Session 4: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing

(AGES 2.9-4)

Session 1 / July 1—July 12 5 Full Days Members: $296 / Non-Members: $333 5 Half Days Member: $163 / Non-Members: $198 3 Full Days Members: $241 / Non-Members: $280 3 Half Days Members: $123 / Non-Members: $160 Session 2-4 / July 15—August 23 5 Full Days Members: $329 / Non-Members: $370 5 Half Days Member: $181 / Non-Members: $221 3 Full Days Members: $241 / Non-Members: $280 3 Half Days Members: $123 / Non-Members: $160

(AGES 8-12)

Session 1 / July 1—July 12 Members: $360 / Non-Members: $387 Session 2-4 / July 15—August 23 Members: $400 / Non-Members: $430


Two of our most popular camps all in one! Adventure Sports Camp balances scheduled and optional activities for older boys and girls. Campers participate in a wide range of adventurous activities EXPRESS CAMP including, but not limited to sports, instructional swimming, trips throughout the five boroughs, (AGES 5-8) arts and crafts, environmental science and more. Express Camp is designed for the younger child. Campers participate in swimming, arts and crafts, To facilitate academic success our recreational health and fitness and group games. Campers also reading component is designed to help kids have the opportunity to participate in weekly ex- sharpen their reading skills throughout the summer months. Campers will learn the rules and funcursions to museums, playgrounds and cultural events. As a part of Express Camp, campers learn damentals of different sports, while practicing how to develop long-lasting friendships and build their techniques in mini games. In addition, they will learn about team work, sportsmanship, and solid social skills by learning about and utilizing motivating each other to succeed. our four core values. Session 1 / July 1—July 12 Members: $356 / Non-Members: $383 Session 2-4 / July 15—August 23 Members: $395 / Non-Members: $425

Session 1 / July 1—July 12 Members: $360 / Non-Members: $387 Session 2-4 / July 15—August 23 Members: $400 / Non-Members: $430



A special summer experience awaits pre-teens and teens enrolled in the Movin’ On Camp. There are many scheduled activities and trips, but Movin’ On Camp emphasizes decision-making, so that youth are encouraged to choose their activities. Swimming, sports, reading, group games, leadership development activities, and trips across all five boroughs are offered. Additionally, there will be activities that 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 tons of fun.

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 experienced staff. CITs receive training in program safety and also participate in community service projects.

(AGES 12-14)

Session 1 / July 1—July 12 Members: $248 Non-Members: $289 Session 2-4 / July 15—August 23 Members: $270 Non-Members: $315

(AGES 15-16)

Session 1-4 / July 1—August 23 Members: $500 (one time fee) Non-Members: $535 (one time fee)


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-YCAMP or visit our website at




The Ridgewood YMCA Summer Day Camp is an eight-week The YMCA of Greater New York awards scholarships to program that runs July 1st—August 23rd from 8am to 6pm. campers based on a parent or a family’s annual income. The scholarship applications must be submitted by May 1, 2013. DAY CAMP OPEN HOUSES

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

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.


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If your child cannot attend camp for a period of time paid, you may submit a request for credit along with Submit payment for your child’s first session with documentation to the Camp Director. Credits can be additional deposits of $50 for each added session. used for camp or other programs throughout the year. Any refund requests will be submitted to the Camp This will hold your child’s spot for the designated Director and will be granted under the discretion of the weeks of camp. Youth & Family Director. Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird discount by *All requests should be made prior to the start of the paying off your entire balance by May 18, 2013. session. Submit your child’s medical form completed with parent information, signature, doctor’s information, signature and stamp 1 week prior to your child’s camp start state. 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.

Please note that financial assistance applicants cannot register through our online system.


Parents can also register in person with the member service desk at the Ridgewood branch. Hours operation are Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and weekends from 8am-8pm.

PARENT ORIENTATION Parent Orientation is mandatory. Parent or guardian must attend this mandatory meeting on Monday June 17th at 6:30pm in the Ridgewood Gymnasium.

CAMP GEAR Each child will receive two shirts and one camp bag. Camp t-shirts must be worn every day. Camp gear is distributed during the camper first day of camp. Additional shirts may be purchased from the membership desk at $10 each. Swim caps will be given during the camper’s first day of swimming. 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 are $5.00 each.






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 June 14th July 12th July 12th


Due Date


Upon Registration


$500 (one-time)

EXTENDED HOURS Drop off is between 8am and 9am and pick-up is between 5pm and 6pm.

ADDITIONAL T-SHIRTS You may purchase an additional t-shirt while participating in any of our camps for a fee of $10.00 by check or credit at our membership desk. SWIM CAPS A swim camp fee will be applied to your camp the first session that your child attends camp. The swim cap fee is $5.00.

RIDGEWOOD YMCA 69-02 64TH STREET RIDGEWOOD, NY 11385 (212) 912-2192


Ridgewood YMCA Camp Guide 2013  

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