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WEST SIDE YMCA Summer Camp 2013


IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR A SUMMER OF GROWTH AND ADVENTURE? The West Side 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!


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 as young as 3.6 years old and teens ages 15-16 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.

OUR CAMP LOCATIONS The West Side YMCA Summer Day Camp operates out of the West Side YMCA and the Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA. We also use offsite facilities such as local parks and schools to conduct Day Camp activity. 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 1160 acre property.

STAFF

The counselors are experienced in working with children. Staff to child ratios are 1:6 for 3 to 5 year olds, 1:8 for 6 to 8 year olds and 1:10 for 9 year olds and up. Each group staffed by a Senior Counselors and three Counselors.


EXPLORE, PLAY AND GROW


WEST SIDE CAMPS Each week of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips and theme days.

KINDER CAMP (AGES 3.6 – 6) Children must be three years, six months by June 1, 2013; Six-year olds should be entering 1st grade. Kinder Camp introduces young children to summer day camp. They have the same fun as the big kids, but they stay closer to home, keep shorter hours and have relaxing time built into their schedule. Classroom activities are organized in one-to-two week themes designed by the head counselors. Favorite themes include, Outer Space, Home, Science & Nature, Animals, Myself, and, Our Neighborhood. Campers swim twice a week, enjoy storytelling, music, sports, games, and a weekly field trip. (Children must be fully potty trained to participate.) For more information, please contact the Early Childhood office at (212) 912-2652, (212) 912-2650 or email wsykindercamp@ymcanyc.org. HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Extended Hours: Morning 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Afternoon 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM AM & PM $100 per week

$50 per week $75 per week

SESSIONS AND FEES SESSION DATES MEMBER NON-MEMBER Pre Camp I June 10 - June 14 $450 $500 Pre Camp II June 17 - June 21 $450 $500 Pre Camp III June 24 - June 28 $450 $500 Weeks 1-4 (closed July 4) July 1 - July 26 $1800 $2000* Week 5 July 29 - August 2 $450 $500 Week 6 August 5 - August 9 $450 $500 Week 7 August 12 – August16 $450 $500 * Weeks cannot be separated

DAY CAMP (AGES 5.5 – 11) Day Camp is an all-inclusive camp experience. The West Side Y works off of a project based curriculum. Throughout the summer, campers will explore and bring to life the worlds of famous characters in fiction and animation, through art, dance, language, technology and play. Physical and recreational activity is also a vital part of the camp experience. Campers will have outdoor excursions to local parks to participate in sports and recreational activities. Children must have completed kindergarten to attend Day Camp.

MOVIN’ ON UP 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 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. Movin’ On Camp helps pre-teens and teens develop social skills and leadership ability while having loads of fun.


HOURS OF OPERATION FOR DAY CAMP & MOVIN’ ON UP CAMP Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Extended Hours Morning: 8:00 - 9:00 AM $50 per week Afternoon: 5:00 - 6:00 PM $50 per week AM & PM $90 per week SESSIONS AND FEES FOR DAY CAMP & MOVIN’ ON UP CAMP SESSION DATES MEMBER NON-MEMBER Week 1 (closed July 4) July 1 -July 5 $288 $348 Week 2 July 8 - July 12 $360 $435 Week 3 July 15 - July 19 $360 $435 Week 4 July 22 - July 26 $360 $435 Week 5 July 29 - August 2 $360 $435 Week 6 August 5 - August 9 $360 $435 Week 7 August 12 - August16 $360 $435 Week 8 August 19 - August 23 $360 $435

SPORT CAMPS For more information about sports camps, please contact Tamara Heisler, Healthy Lifestyles Director at (212) 9122670 or email theisler@ymcanyc.org.

QUICKSTART TENNIS (AGES 5 – 10) This six week specialty camp incorporates the USTA Quickstart Tennis format which allows kids to rally and play tennis early. By using smaller courts, lower bouncing balls and smaller racquets, tennis becomes fun and increases the likelihood that kids will come back to play again and again. Dates: Location: Fees: Hours:

June: 10 - 14, 17 - 21, 24 - 28 July: 1 - 5 (closed July 4), 8 - 12, 15 - 18 Gymnasium & Racquetball Courts $300 per week for members | $350 per week for non-members Monday through Friday I 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Extended hours are available 12:00 - 6:00 PM for additional cost $250 per week

BASKETBALL CAMP (AGES 8 – 14) With over 18 years of experience at Basketball City, Coach Dave Raimer lends his expertise to a challenging and fun basketball camp at the West Side YMCA. The camp offers a daily format of fundamental instruction, clinics, drills and team games. Players will have the opportunity to develop and refine their basketball skills. Throughout this four week Specialty Sports Camp, emphasis is placed on shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding and team play. Dates: Location: Fees: Hours:

July 26 - August 2 August: 5 - 9, 12 - 16, 19 - 23 Gymnasium $300 per week for members | $350 per week for non-members Monday through Friday I 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Extend hours are available 2:00 - 6:00 PM for $150 additional to extend into Day Camp

JUNIOR TENNIS ACADEMY (AGES 4 – 8) The Junior Tennis Academy is a program designed to help young children discover the joy of tennis. It is a great way to keep young ones fit and introduces them to a lifelong sport. Throughout the two week Specialty Sports Program, children will learn the fundamentals of the sport and define their skills as a future tennis player.


Dates: Location: Fees: Hours:

August: 19 - 23, 26 - 30 Gymnasium $300 per week for members | $350 per week for non-members Monday through Friday I 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Extended hours are available 12:00 - 5:00 PM for additional cost of $250 per week

ARTS CAMP (AGES 6 - 12) Perfect for kids who love an audience or creative types looking to build self-confidence and express themselves in new ways. Each age-range is grouped into an ensemble and together they take classes in dance, drama, vocal music, and visual arts. The summer is divided into four sessions and every two week session has a theme like “Arts Around the World,” “Classics Remixed,” or “Broadway & Vaudeville.” The themes inform the curriculum focus of each art form so campers are learning different styles and techniques all summer long. At the end of weeks 2, 4, 6 and 7 all the ensembles perform a showcase (you’re invited!) for family and friends in our Off-Broadway theater adding to their experience the lights, sound, and production elements of putting on a show. In addition to classes, arts campers swim in our indoor pool twice a week, go on arts-related field trips around NYC, and head over daily to nearby Central Park for lunch, fresh air, and activities. HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Extended Hours Morning: 8:00 - 9:00 AM $50 per week Afternoon: 5:00 - 6:00 PM $50 per week AM & PM $90 per week SESSIONS AND FEES SESSION DATES MEMBER NON-MEMBER Week 1 (closed July 4) July 1 - July 5 $357 $412 Week 2 July 8 - July 12 $445 $500 Week 3 July 15 – July 19 $445 $500 Week 4 July 22 - July 26 $445 $500 Week 5 July 29 - August 2 $445 $500 Week 6 August 5 - August 9 $445 $500 Week 7 August 12 – August16 $445 $500 Week 8 August 19 - August 23 $445 $500


A SUMMER OF FUN


GROSVENOR CAMPS Each week of camp provides your child hands-on activities including educational field trips and theme days. Grosvenor Neighborhood House YMCA (GNHY) is an operating center of the West Side Y dedicated to increasing the economic and personal self-sufficiency of children, youth and their families. Located on the Upper West Side, GNHY provides community residents with year-round, meaningful and effective educational, cultural, and recreational services.

KINDER CAMP (AGES 3.6 – 5.5) This camp introduces young children to summer camp. Toddlers have the same fun as big kids, but they stay closer to home and have more down time built into their schedule. Classroom activities are organized in one to two week themes and campers enjoy a variety of activities such as storytelling, sports, games, music and field trips. Children must be potty trained to attend Kinder Camp. CHILD MUST BE 3.6 BY JUNE 1, 2013. SESSIONS AND FEES SESSION DATES FEES I July 1 – July 12 ** (closed July 4) $378 II July 15 – July 26 $420 III July 29 – August 9 $420 IV August 12 – August 23 $420 ** Please note session I is prorated due to a holiday closure.

DAY CAMP (AGES 5.5 – 11) Day Camp is an all inclusive camp experience. The Grosvenor House Y works off of a theme based curriculum. Throughout the summer, campers will explore and bring to life the worlds of famous characters in fiction and animation, through art, dance, language, technology and play. Physical and recreational activity is also a vital part of the camp experience. Campers will have outdoor excursions to local parks to participate in sports and recreational activities. Campers will also enjoy weekly trips to museums, local attractions, zoos and cultural events . SESSIONS AND FEES SESSION DATES FEES I July 1 – July 12 ** (closed July 4) $315 II July 15 – July 26 $350 III July 29 – August 9 $350 IV August 12 – August 23 $350 ** Please note session I is prorated due to a holiday closure. For more information about both camps, please contact Grace Rochford at (212) 749-8500 or email grochford@ ymcanyc.org. HOURS OF OPERATION FOR KINDER AND DAY CAMPS Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Extended Hours: Afternoon 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM $40 per week AM & PM $100 per week


WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW


OPEN HOUSES

• Saturday, March 2 • Saturday, April 27 • Saturday, May 18

11:00 - 3:00 PM 11:00 - 3:00 PM 11:00 - 3:00 PM

REGISTRATION MADE EASY •

Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center at each of our locations. A $75 nonrefundable deposit per child is required for each session to reserve your child’s spot for the designated week of camp. All deposits are part of the camp fees.

Fill out all registration packet forms making sure they are completed and signed.

At the time of registration you will receive a medical form, which must be filled out by a doctor and signed by parent/guardian. Due by June 3rd.

Have 2 passport size photos of your child for submission.

Take advantage of the 10% Early Bird discount by paying off your entire balance by Saturday, May 18.

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. All medicals are due by June 3rd, 2013. Please keep an extra copy of the medical form for your records.

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 Parents should plan on attending one of the following camp orientations once they are registered. • May 29 6:00 - 7:00 PM (Kinder only) • June 5 6:00 - 7:00 PM (All Camps) • June 19 6:00 - 7:00 PM (All Camps except Kinder Camp)

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 will be available by January 2. They must be submitted by April 5, 2013. Acceptance letters will be mailed out on May 3, 2013. Please note that we require proof of income and expenses in order to process a scholarship application. We have limited amount of financial aid to give, and we do consider the applications on a first come first serve basis.

3RD PARTY PAYMENT & UNION VOUCHERS We accept TWU Local 100, and 1199 SEIU vouchers. You must have your confirmation letter with you at the time of registration.


MORE CAMP INFORMATION

PAYMENT INFORMATION A $75 non-refundable and non-transferable fee/deposit per child is required for each registered week. DAY CAMP FULL PAYMENT DEADLINES ARE: June Camp Session Dates due by June 1st July Camp Session Dates due by June 15th August Camp Session Dates due by July 15th

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS Early Bird Discounts 10% discount for participants who are registered and paid in full by May 18. Siblings Discounts 10% discount for each additional sibling. ** Discounts cannot be combined.

REFUNDS AND CREDITS Camp fees are non-refundable unless the YMCA cancels camp. The fee/deposit of $75 per week is non-refundable and non-transferable. If a camper cannot attend camp for the period of time paid, a request for credit/refund is to be made to the Welcome Center stating the reason the child cannot attend, along with supporting documents. Any refund requests will be submitted to the Camp Director and will be granted under the discretion of the Youth & Family Director. There will be no refunds or credits grated after June 22, 2012.

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-shirt must be worn every day. Additional shirts may be purchased at $10 each or three for $20. 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).

SAVE ON CAMP Become a youth or family member and save UP TO $75* per week on camp! Youth Membership Teen Membership

$18 per month $28 per month

* Discount varies according to camp and time enrolled.


SAFE ADVENTURES NEW FRIENDSHIPS A HEALTHY SUMMER


SLEEPAWAY CAMP The New York YMCA Camp is located 86 miles from NYC on a 1,160 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 1160 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.

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. Our facilities include Olympic quality Tami mats, 2 inch Swain flexiroll mats, weightlifting and cardiovascular training equipment, trainers and medical staff on site 24/7

DAY CAMP (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. Activities Include: Cooking, Archery, 5 Ropes Courses, Sports, Arts and Crafts, Drama, Outdoor Skills, and Newspaper

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 AND SUMMER AUG 30TH – SEPT 2ND) Enjoy a wonderful themed weekend during the winter, the summer, or both filled with family fun.

For more information on any of these activities please call 877-30-YCAMP or visit our website at www.nyycamp.org


discount

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

10%

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS off

each additional sibling. Discounts cannot be combined.

10%

SIBLING DISCOUNTS

VISIT YMCANYC.ORG/CAMP TO LEARN MORE!

176 West 105th Street New York, NY 10025 212-749-8500 www.ymcanyc.org/grosvenor

5 West 63rd Street New York, NY 10023 212-912-2600 www.ymcanyc.org/westside

PROMOTIONAL OFFERS

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West Side YMCA Summer Camp Brochure 2013