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YMCA of South Hampton Roads 2010 Summer Day Camp Guide South Hampton Roads • Elizabeth City Outer Banks • Eastern Shore • Franklin


YMCA Summer Day Camp Table of Contents About YMCA Summer Day Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Registration Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Camp Silver Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Teen Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Counselor In Leadership Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 All Camps Listing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Chesapeake Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Eastern Shore Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Elizabeth City Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Franklin Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Norfolk Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Outer Banks Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Portsmouth Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Suffolk Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Virginia Beach Camps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 YMCA of South Hampton Roads Parent Handbook. . . . . . . . 24

About Camp

What makes YMCA camps so special? For starters, caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith are the cornerstones of every YMCA program. In addition, the YMCA adds a unique component to help children develop positive identities, values and social skills. That component is known as “Developmental Assets.” These are 40 essential character-building blocks that young people need to grow up to be healthy, competent, caring and responsible adults. Our goal is to help youngsters acquire these building blocks to create a firm foundation for life – a positive identity; a strong sense of power, purpose and self-worth; and values that will enable them to make wise choices throughout life. We want to help them become compassionate, well-rounded and well-adjusted individuals who care about the well-being of others and learn to place the needs of others above their own.

Top Quality To achieve high quality in our programs, we follow YMCA of the USA’s Day Camp Guidelines, found in the YMCA Day Camp Manual, while incorporating daily, the components of spirituality, sports, the arts, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read), swimming and character development education with a significant amount of outdoor programming. Our campers are divided into small groups, with each group led by a specific counselor. We comply with all of our YMCA’s policies and rules, and all local, state and federal laws and licensing requirements related to this program. 2

Our Staff The loyalty and dedication of our impassioned, educated and highly trained staff is extraordinary. Our staff are excellent role models for our campers and we pride ourselves on our careful screening and selection to employ the finest camp counselors, directors and support staff in the region. Candidates must meet strict YMCA qualifications, which meet and often exceed licensing standards and YMCA Child Care Administration guidelines; pass an FBI fingerprinting background check; and participate in several training and certification programs, including infant/child CPR, First Aid, prevention/recognition of child abuse, OSHA blood borne pathogens, child development, curriculum planning and licensing regulations.

Security Our reputation for consistency, dedication and safety make parents feel confident entrusting us with their child’s camp experience. We continuously review our health and safety policies to ensure the well-being of each child. Our low child-to-staff ratio of 1:12 enables the staff to foster solid relationships and provide sound guidance, while maintaining the stability that contributes so effectively to the comfort, security and development of the children in our programs. All staff related to camp programs have written job descriptions, goals and objectives for their areas of responsibility.


Financial Assistance We believe every child should have the chance to enjoy YMCA Camp. Our Open Doors program makes financial assistance available, as funds permit, to families who are unable to pay the full program fee. Funds for financial assistance have been made available through generous contributions to We Build People, our annual giving campaign. Contact your local YMCA for more information on how you can participate in the Open Doors program.

Summer Day Camp

Our licensed, traditional Summer Day Camp provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Kids have fun while making new friends, developing new skills, learning core values, building self-confidence, appreciating teamwork and growing in self-reliance. For kids, Y camp is a fun and happy place to enjoy the summer. This year our camp components include: association-wide themes, daily opening and closing assemblies, DEAR—Drop Everything And Read (each day we will celebrate reading by having the entire camp drop everything and read for 20 minutes), camp spirit songs, values time, outside time, a family night at least 3 times during the summer, field trips and so much more.

Top 10 reasons Y dreams come true. Because we can be... • • • • •

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1: Explorers 2: Patriots 3: Environmentalists 4: Athletes 5: Artists

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6: Mariners 7: Crime Solvers 8: Chefs 9: Archaeologists 10: Inventors

The Adventure of a Lifetime The YMCA has an exciting variety of camps offered at YMCAs throughout South Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. Descriptions, times and prices of the various camps offered in each city can be found starting on page 6. Additional camp programs for older children and teens including resident camp and counselor opportunities can be found on page 4. Once you’ve found the camp or camps that best suit your child’s interests, complete the application in the center of this guide and submit it to the YMCA where your camp is being held. Space is limited so register early! Prices and availability vary by city. Contact your local YMCA for more details.

Registration Dates Monday, February 1 Monday, March 1

YMCA Members and 2009 participants Open registration

Note:

A $25 deposit per child, per camp week and a one-time $50 nonrefundable and nontransferable (after June 1st) materials fee is due upon registration. *The $25 deposit will be credited to each week of attendance and is nonrefundable after June 1. 3


Camp Silver Beach

Experiencing time away from home, on 151 beautiful acres on the Chesapeake Bay (30 miles from the Bay Bridge Tunnel), is the perfect camping adventure for your child! The 1,200 feet of pristine shoreline on the Eastern Shore of Virginia provide space for sailing, kayaking, fishing, motor boating and more. Although well equipped for fun and recreation, Camp Silver Beach is also a special place where teamwork, selfesteem and independence are learned. Camp Silver Beach is sure to offer your child an unforgettable camping experience! Leadership programs and off-site trips are also available to your teens. Facilities include:

• Alpine II Challenge Course • Blocker Science and Education Center • 400-seat amphitheater • Bay-front dining hall • Two swimming pools • 90-foot waterslide • 30-foot pier

• Skate park • Tennis, volleyball and basketball courts • Arts and Crafts Lodge • Archery-Rifle range • Sports fields • Heated, air-conditioned cottages

Camp Silver Beach can also be reserved during the off-season for business and church conferences and retreats. For more information visit www.campsilverbeach.org.

Teen Camp

Teens can be a part of the YMCA summer experience too with YMCA Teen Camps. The Albemarle Family YMCA, Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA, Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA, Greenbrier Family YMCA, Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA and Taylor Bend Family YMCA will be offering teen programs throughout the summer. Check their camp listings on the following pages for details. Leadership programs, travel camps, sports programs and more are available to ensure your teen has a fun and rewarding summer. Check with the Member Services desk for more information or visit www.ymcashr.org.

Counselor In Leadership Training

If your teen is ready for something more than the usual camp experience, he or she might make a great counselor. Our Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT) is a full-day program designed to teach enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children in a safe and structured environment. Candidates must submit an application. Once selected, the teen will spend part of the day in the classroom learning skills such as First Aid and child development, and part of the day with his or her mentoring counselor as a counselor in training. This program is for youth ages 14-15 who are attending high school. For more information concerning this program, visit the Member Services desk at your local YMCA.

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Taylor Bend

Suffolk

Blocker Norfolk

Mt. Trashmore

James L. Camp, Jr.

Indian River/ Salem

Hilltop

Greenbrier Family

CILT

Starter

Day Camp

Day Camp

Environment

July 5–9

Day Camp

Little Sports

Day Camp

Athletes

July 12–16

Day Camp

Little Sports

Day Camp

Artistic

July 19–23

Adrenaline Rush

Basketball Adventureland

Tennis

Activate America CILT

Multi Sports

CILT

The Great Outdoors

CILT

Day Camp

Preschool

Preschool

CILT

Soccer

Camp Quest

Beat the Heat

CILT

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

An Explorer’s Quest

CILT

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

Camp Red Feather Session 2

CILT

Cheerleading

Camp Quest

LEGEND:

Ages 3–5

Ages 5–12

*Extended Day Care is available for an additional fee.

CILT

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

Camp Red Feather Session 1

Preschool Camp Quest

Preschool

Day Camp

CILT

Art

Camp Quest

Preschool

Challenger Sports British Soccer

Bring It On! Cheerleading

Day Camp

Soccer

CILT

Wet and Wild

Photography

Baseball

Explorers

Lego Madness*

Day Camp

LIttle Sports

Day Camp

Crime Solvers

August 2–6

Day Camp

Day Camp

Chefs

August 9–13

Wet & Wild

CILT

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

Summer Highlights

CILT

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

Water World

Swim Camp

Wrestling

Soccer

Cooking Fun*

Forensic Science*

CILT

Basketball

Camp Quest

Preschool

Construction Zone

Amazing Animal Planet

Day Camp

Slippery, Slimy, Wet

CILT

Drama

Surfing

Football

Explorers

Basketball*

Day Camp

Surf’s Up

CILT

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

Ages 12–17

Specialty/Enrichment Camps

CILT

Camp Quest

Preschool

Day Camp

CILT

Art

Cheer

Sports

Explorers

Day Camp

Summer Remix

Swim Camp

Multi-Sports

Crazy Science*

Photography *

Day Camp

Day Camp

Inventors

August 23–27

Adrenaline Rush

CILT

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

Sports

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

Camp Red Feather Session 5

CILT

Camp Quest

Preschool

Day Camp

CILT

Science

Fashion

Golf

Explorers

Day Camp

Summer Staff Trainee

Teen Nation

Swim Camp

Mixed Martial Arts

Basketball

Outdoor Adventure*

Day Jams *

Camp Red Feather Session 4

CILT

Cooking

Camp Quest

Preschool

Golf

Discovery Cruise

Day Camp

CILT

Cooking

Dance Camp

Kickball

Explorers

Soccer*

Day Camp

Surf Camp

Tennis

Baseball

Zoo Crew*

Dance & Cheer *

Day Camp

Little Sports

Day Camp

Archaelogists

August 16–20

Ages subject to some variation; please check Camp pages for confirmation.

Sports Center

CILT

Day Camp

Teen Extreme

Camp Red Feather Session 4

CILT

Science

Camp Quest

Preschool

Golf

Tennis

Camp Quest

Tennis Camp

Bouncing off the Walls

Space Camp

Art Gallery Spots Sampler

Mad Scientists

Day Camp Celebration Nation

Kitchen Concoctions

Day Camp

CILT

Day Camp

CILT

Creative Writing

Day Camp

CILT

Science

Music

Volleyball

Day Camp

CILT

CILT

Cooking

Art

Surf

Explorers

Day Camp Football Fanatics*

Fashion* Explorers

Extreme Sports

Flag Football

Soccer

Crazy Science*

Youth Surf *

Summer Staff Trainee

Wet and Wild

Karate

Baseball

Street Hockey

Day Camp

Man vs. Wild

Tennis

Wrestling

Outdoor Adventure*

Fashion*

Kids in Kitchen

Cheer

Drama

Dance

Soccer

Explorers

Day Camp

Soccer

Awesome Art*

Commander *

Petite Picassos

Golf Spanish

Fashion

Explorers

Explorers

Football

Day Camp

Day Camp

Summer Staff Trainee

Golf

Lacrosse

Baseball

Engineering*

Hollywood*

Dance & Cheer*

Dino Dig*

Outdoor Adventure*

Teen Extreme

Day Camp

Day Camp

Mariners

July 26–30

Building a Stronger Building a Stronger Building a Stronger Building a Stronger Building a Stronger Building a Stronger Building a Stronger Planet Community YMCA Planet Community YMCA Community

Day Camp

Little Sports

Day Camp

Patriots

June 28 – July 2

Fashion*

Starter

Day Camp

Day Camp

Great Bridge/ Hickory

Effingham

June 21–25

Explorers

June 14–18

Chesapeake School-Age

Location

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Day Camp

SPARK*

August 30– September 3


Chesapeake Camps Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA Little Sports Camp

Ages 4–6, June 28–July 2, July 12–16, July 19–23, August 2–6, August 16–20 $90 Members $115 Prospective Members Looking for a great way to introduce your child to new sports and encourage new skill development? Then we have the camp for you! Little Sports Camp is a fun filled week which introduces the basic skills for sports such as, basketball, soccer, t-ball, indoor hockey and more.

Greenbrier Family YMCA

Summer Day Camp Ages 6–11, (rising 1st–5th graders) June 21–August 27 Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–2 pm $115 Members $145 Prospective Members This traditionally-based summer camp offers a wide variety of activities for your child to build memories of the best summer ever! Activities will include sports, teambuilding, swimming, arts and crafts, outdoor exploration and more. Along with these daily activities, each week will include a special activity related to the week’s theme.

Sports Camps Ages 6–11 Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–12:30 pm $110 Members $140 Prospective Members

Extended Day Option

Ages 6–11, 12:30–6 pm $50 Members $70 Prospective Members Extended day care is an option for campers who require all day care. It is an extension of the Summer Camp program. This camp is a traditional camp setting with special activities to keep campers active.

Summer of Service Camps Ages 12–17 $200 Members $220 Prospective Members Summer of Service is a great way to encourage your teen to get more involved in his or her community. Each week the campers will participate in community service projects here in Hampton Roads. Every Friday campers will be rewarded with “Fun Friday” when we will let the teens cut loose and have fun! Activities will include a trip to the beach, a water park visit and even a trip to Busch Gardens. Building a Stronger Planet Camp June 28–July 2, July 19–23 During these weeks, campers participate in service projects that help our environment. Examples include cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, beach clean up, recycling programs and more.

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Building a Stronger Community Camp July 5–9, July 26–30, August 9–13 During these weeks, each service project will have a direct impact on the community. The campers will travel to all parts of Hampton Roads and volunteer in all communities. Building a Stronger YMCA Camp July 12–16, August 2–6 The campers will participate in service projects around the YMCA as well as assist with the summer day camp program.

Starter Camps Ages 3–5 June 14–18, June 21–25 7:30 am–12:30 pm $100 Members $120 Prospective Members A half-day sports camp for young athletes ages 3–5, this camp is an introduction to basketball, soccer and t-ball. This camp focuses on fun, skill development and character development and finishes with a fun family picnic on Friday.

Baseball June 21–25, July 19–23, August 2–6 We will conduct drills on fielding, throwing, hitting, base running and sliding. Basketball June 28–July 2, August 9–13 Campers will learn the basics of basketball as well as perform individual and team drills for dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Campers will have scrimmages to let them practice what they have learned. Flag Football July 26–30 Passing, catching, route running, and defense will be taught and applied in scrimmage games. Golf July 5–9 Instructors will help campers develop their golf swing and prepare them for the final challenge using all of their skills on a real golf course.


Karate July 19–23 Our campers will learn to be fast as lightning as they master the basic fundamentals of karate. From kicks to punches, this camp is sure to be an amazing hit! Lacrosse June 28–July 2 Campers will leave camp with better individual skills—from making a fast break to field positions. Campers will also develop a greater understanding of team play, learning the concepts to help make their team better. Mixed Martial Arts August 9–13 Campers will learn the basic fundamentals of a variety of martial arts disciplines such as Judo, Karate, Yoga and Tae Kwon Do. Multi Sports August 23–27 Throughout the week we will participate in sports that include soccer, baseball, floor hockey, kickball and flag football. Street Hockey July 19–23 Campers will learn the basics of street hockey such as positioning, shooting and passing—all skills leading to scrimmages and games, so campers can showcase what they have learned. Swim August 9–13, 16–20, 23–27 Swim clinics are offered for children to improve their swimming techniques and learn new safety skills and games. Tennis June 21–25, July 12–16, August 2–6 Our tennis programs focus on skill refinement, practice and match play to develop consistent, well-rounded tennis players. Each player is taught through personal attention and repetition with players at his or her level. Wrestling July 12–16, August 16–20 Campers will learn the fundamentals of wrestling such as positioning, pinning and take downs, all culminating in friendly matches with peers.

Specialty Camps Ages 6–11 Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–12:30 pm $110 Members $140 Prospective Members

Cooking August 16–20 Campers will learn the basics of cooking, kitchen cleanliness and kitchen safety. Crazy Science July 26–30, August 23–27 Campers explore the amazing world of science as they learn fun facts and experiment with volcanoes, silly putty, ice cream, oobleck and more! Forensic Science August 16–20 Become a crime scene investigator! Campers will decode clues and solve the mysteries of common myths and legends to earn the title of Sherlock Holmes. Dance/Cheer July 5–9, August 2–6 This camp combines dance moves and cheerleading skills to create amazing dances that can be done on the football field or at your next family party! Day Jams August 9–13 Campers will get in touch with their inner rock star by learning about rhythm and music on a variety of instruments such as guitar, drums and more. Dino Dig June 28–July 2 Grab your field journal and embark on a journey of prehistoric proportion! Spend a week working in our simulated lab, traveling back in time to see the dinosaurs with a trip to the dinosaur museum, and unearth dinosaur fossils. Engineering July 5–9 Campers will explore the different fields of engineering by building model cars, launching rockets, constructing bridges, and much more! Fashion June 21–25, July 19–23 From fabulous dresses, to jewelry and accessories, experience the life of a fashionista. Become a trendsetter and design your very own clothing line and model it. Outdoor Adventure June 21–25, August 9–13 Campers will explore the outdoors and enjoy fishing, canoeing, tent pitching, outdoor cooking and much more.

Awesome Art July 12–16 Campers will work with a variety of mixed media such as watercolor, clay, pencil and collage, all culminating in an art show at the end of the week!

Hollywood June 28–July 2 Lights, camera, action! You will prepare for your role in a movie by designing sets, writing scripts, all ending in a walk down the red carpet to receive your Oscar.

Commander July 12–16 Campers attend a military style boot camp and become Camp New Horizons recruits, completing exercises and drills.

Photography August 23–27 Campers will learn about the different aspects of photography including various kinds of shots, proper lighting and other techniques sure to last a lifetime. 7


Youth Surfing July 26–30 $200 Members $230 Prospective Members Campers will journey to the beach where they will receive surf instruction and plenty of time to practice hanging ten! Don’t forget your favorite sand toy. Zoo Crew August 2–6 $200 Members $230 Prospective Members Learn about animal behaviors and be an animal trainer. Take a safari ride and meet zebras, rhinos and giraffes...oh my!

Extended Day Option 12:30–6 pm $60 Members $70 Prospective Members Extended day care is an option for campers who need all day care. It is an extension of sports and specialty camp. This is a traditional camp setting with daily swimming and special events that keeps campers active. Teen Adventure Camps

Ages 11–15 7:30 am–6 pm $215 Members $235 Prospective Members Adventureland June 28–July 2 Come explore all that South Hampton Roads has to offer as you set sail on a great adventure. In Adventureland Camp you will climb, jump, tag, surf, swim and much more. Adrenaline Rush July 5–9 Are you craving some speed and adrenaline? Feel your heart pound as we race Go Karts, roller blade, ice skate and ride roller coasters at Busch Gardens. Man vs. Wild July 12–16 It’s a jungle out there. Learn the basics of survival of the outdoors and right outside your door. Enjoy a ropes course, canoeing, arcade and movies. Wet and Wild July 19–23 Beat the heat during the hottest days of the summer. Cool off with us as we revisit the best spots in Hampton Roads. Extreme Sports July 26–30 Join our version of action sports network including rock climbing, laser tag, skateboarding and more. Surfing August 2–6 Learn the basic techniques of surfing with hands-on instruction from seasoned professionals. 8

Teen Nation August 9–13 Interested in helping the community and still having fun as a teen? Join us for a week of service, learning and fun. Waterworld August 16–20 Spend a week kayaking, boating, surfing and dolphin watching as we explore different water venues of South Hampton Roads. Summer Remix August 23–27 Enjoy the last days of summer vacation with highlighted field trips of Teen Adventure Camp. Summer Staff Trainee 7:30 am–6 pm June 21–July 2, July 19–30, August 9–20 This is a full day program that is perfect for 8–10th graders who are interested in becoming YMCA counselors. Training and mentoring will provide the participant with the necessary tools to become a future counselor. After successfully completing the program, participants are given a job interview and future interview preparation tips as well as a letter of recommendation to future employers.

Greenbrier North YMCA/Chesapeake School-Age Child Care

Summer Day Camp Ages 5–13 Monday–Friday, 7 am–6 pm June 21–September 3 $135 Members $155 Prospective Members We have the best camp in Chesapeake if your child is looking for some exciting new adventures. Our traveling camp is held at Greenbrier Primary (1551 Eden Way South) and Children’s Harbor-Chesapeake (2400 Strawberry Lane). Our camp will be visiting museums, water parks and more! Make this summer one your child will remember for years to come. Send your child all ten weeks so they can enjoy all the camp themes below. Convenient drop-off/pick-up locations available 7–8:30 am and 5–6 pm. Explorers June 21–25 This week we will set out on an adventure of a lifetime. Come join us in exploring the outdoors, going on nature hikes, visiting local parks and much more. We will end the week in a splash by getting soaked at Ocean Breeze Water Park. Patriots June 28–July 2 Let us celebrate being proud patriots by designing our own flags and writing letters to soldiers overseas. We will explore the Jamestown area and proudly wear our red, white and blue colors that week. Environment July 5–9 Cleaning up the environment is everyone’s job. This camp will focus on creating a more green earth. We will learn about


our impact on Mother Nature, as well as plant flowers and learn about recycling. The goal is to teach youngsters how to preserve their environment and the natural plants and animals in it. Athletes July 12–16 Join us for this awesome energetic week of sports camp. We will be visiting the Sports Hall of Fame to learn about famous athletes who were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Also, we will play different sports to keep our heart rates up. Artists July 19–23 Have you ever wondered who would be the Picasso of the new millennium? Come and see if your child has what it takes to create the next masterpiece. This camp will focus on painting, pottery and the arts. Mariners July 26–30 If you love the water and animals, then this is the only camp for you! This week is a fun-filled week of water games and everything you can think of with H20. You will enjoy trips to the Virginia Marine Science Museum, the beach and swimming at the YMCA! There is nothing better than having fun in the sun with your friends in the summertime. Crime Solvers August 2–6 Have you wondered how the pieces of a puzzle are put together, how all fingerprints are different, or what makes invisible ink appear? This camp will challenge children to put their detective hats on and discover the unknown. Chefs August 9–13 Put your chef hats on and let’s have some fun with food. Cooking can be messy, but it can be creative too! The best part is the taste test. Archeologists August 16–20 This camp will get to the real dig of things. We will learn about artifacts, cultures, and unfold the forgotten mysteries of plants, animals and people that the world has been home to. Inventors August 23–27 All great inventions begin with great imaginations. We will visit the Children’s Museum to see what our great inventors have discovered. Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity. Henry Ford created the automobile. Your child’s invention could be next.

SPARK (Sports, Play & Active Recreation for Kids) August 30–September 3 Monday–Friday, 8 am–1 pm Ages 6–8: Our fun-filled camp will focus on interactive games for children to learn and challenge themselves. Children will participate in physical activities and field trips, and not even

realize that they are giving themselves a workout! Based at the Greenbrier North YMCA, this program will guarantee a good time with activities such as swimming, surfing, skating and more. Ages 9–12: We are excited to present a new camping experience for children, ages 9–12. To add more appeal and variety for the “older” children, this camp will focus on more challenging activities and field trips. Based at the Greenbrier North YMCA, this program includes activities and field trips such as swimming, surfing, rock wall climbing and kayaking. $105 Members $130 Prospective Members Enrollment is limited to 60 children per age group.

Extended Day Option

This is an option for campers who require all day care the last week of summer. An extension of the SPARK Camp, we provide a traditional camp setting with daily swimming and special events that keep campers active. $56 Members $66 Prospective Members

Taylor Bend Family YMCA

Kids Adventure Camp Ages 6–10 Monday–Friday, 6:30 am–6 pm $190 Members $220 Prospective Members Kids Adventure Camp is a travel-based program that takes kids to exciting destinations each day! Each week includes opportunities for new experiences, team building activities, local field trips, swimming and other enjoyable activities. The Great Outdoors June 28–July 2 Do you love the great outdoors? Join us for an awesome week of outdoor adventures that include rock climbing, kayaking, hiking trails and more! Beat the Heat July 5–9 Not a fan of the great outdoors? Join us for 5 days of indoor activities away from the heat and bugs! Jillians, Glazenfyre, Laser Quest, Cinema Café and more. An Explorer’s Quest July 12–16 Campers will explore natural, historic and fun attractions, both locally and statewide including Jamestown Settlement, Colonial Williamsburg and Nauticus. Sports Center July 19–23 Are you a sports fan? Join us for a Norfolk Tides baseball game, Virginia Sports Hall of Fame, batting cages, mini golf, bowling and more! Wet & Wild July 26–30 Beat the heat during the hottest days of summer! Cool off with us as we visit local beaches, play water games, go kayaking, and visit Ocean Breeze Water Park. 9


Summer Highlights August 2–6 Enjoy the last days of summer vacation as we highlight the best of our field trips from Kids Adventure Camp. Teen Adventure Camp Ages 11–15 Monday–Friday, 6:30 am–6 pm $200 Members $250 Prospective Members Teen Adventure Camp is a travel-based program that takes kids to exciting destinations each day! Each week includes opportunities for new experiences, team building activities, local field trips, swimming and other enjoyable activities. Surf’s Up! August 9–13 Learn the basics of surfing from seasoned instructors, while getting advice on equipment, technique and hands-on instruction. Adrenaline Rush August 16–20 Do you crave speed and adrenaline? This is the week for you! Feel your heart pound as we race go karts, play laser tag, rollerblade and more.

Eastern Shore Camps

Eastern Shore Family YMCA Ages 6–12 Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:30 pm $90 Members $120 Prospective Members

Police Academy and CSI Camp June 28–July 2 Children will be run through some of the same drills and activities that police officers do in the real police academy. They will become trained detectives and learn about personal safety as well as police techniques like finger printing. They will also work a simulated crime scene at the end of the week. All Sports Camp July 5–9 Each day will focus on a different sport including soccer, basketball, hockey, flag football and gym games. Emphasis will be placed on teamwork and the YMCA Character Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. This is a great opportunity for campers to improve their skills, fitness and develop new friendships! Nature Camp August 9–13 Kids will learn to identify plants and birds. They will learn tracking and orienteering and other outdoors skills such as building fires and making shelters. Emphasis will be placed on teamwork and the YMCA Character Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. 10

Fine Arts Camp August 16–20 Children will work on projects each morning and a large group project in the afternoon. Emphasis will be placed on creativity, teamwork and the YMCA Character Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. All Sports Camp August 23–27 Each day will focus on a different sport including soccer, basketball, hockey, flag football and gym games. Emphasis will be placed on teamwork and the YMCA Character Values: Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. This is a great opportunity for campers to improve their skills, fitness and develop new friendships.

Elizabeth City Camps Albemarle Family YMCA

Little Sports Camp Ages 3–5 July 5–9, July 12–16, August 2–6 9 am–12 pm $45 Members $55 Prospective Members Little Sports is a fun-filled week of introducing the basic skills for sports such as basketball, soccer, swimming, rock climbing and t-ball, with time also devoted to constructive play. Summer Day Camp Ages 5–12 June 14–August 20 Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–5:30 pm $110 Members $135 Prospective Members Adventure Camp Ages 7–12 7:30 am–5:30 pm $130 Members $155 Prospective Members Each week we have a different theme that takes camp to the next level!  Swimming and character moments round out this exceptional camp program. Artist Minor June 14–18 Create at least two unique forms of art and visit the local art museum to learn from the masters.  The end of the session will include a private art reception where they display their works. Science Exploration June 21–25 Build at least three different hands-on science experiments that demonstrate the scientific method.   Learn about propulsion, liquid dynamics and chemical reactions.   Robot Revolution June 28–July 2 Campers will learn the principles of robotics and build their very own programmable robot that they can take home.


Service Star July 5–9 Campers will engage in a variety of community service projects including meeting with local community leaders and truly making a difference in the world. Cooking Star July 12–16 Learn the basics of healthy cooking and kitchen safety.   They will also pay a visit to a professional chef to learn what it takes to go big time. Extreme Sports July 19–23 Rock climbing, skateboarding and water polo, oh my!   Campers will have a chance to try a variety of extreme sports.  Big time Kayaking July 26–31 Learn how to enter and exit a kayak safely, paddling and navigation basics. Outdoor Survival Aug 2–6 This camp teaches respect and survival techniques for the great outdoors. Activities will include how to pitch a tent, fire-starting, and navigation and survival techniques. Drama Camp Aug 9–13 This camp includes the basics of acting from a local actor and culminates with a set and play on the last day. Dance Demonstration Aug 16–20 Campers will learn hip hop and other forms of dance from a former professional dancer. The camp ends with an awesome demonstration. Challenger Sports Soccer (co-sponsorship with Challenger Sports Corporation) Ages 4–16 June 21–25; times vary according to age. $65–160 (depending on age group) The number one soccer company in the United States, Challenger Sports, has been invited to hold one of their nationwide programs of British Soccer training camps in the growing soccer community of Elizabeth City. The British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on teamwork, sportsmanship, self discipline and health and nutrition. Tween Leadership Camp Ages 10–12 June 21–25, July 5–9, July 12–16, 7:30 am–5:30 pm Tween Leadership Camp (TLC) is designed for youth to make a connection. Games and field trips are designed to connect

youth with each other as well as the YMCA’s core values. The advantages of teamwork and good leadership, which are taught through team building exercises and games, are a cornerstone of this camp. $110 Members $130 Prospective Members Teen Camp Ages 12–17 June 28–July 2, July 19–23, July 26–30, August 2–6 8 am–5:30 pm $130 Members $160 Prospective Members Enjoy an action-packed week full of travel, sports, swimming, socializing, kayaking and team building.

Franklin Camps

James L. Camp, Jr. Family YMCA

Camp Little Wonders Ages 3–5 Monday–Friday, 9 am–12 pm $45 Members* $65 Prospective Members* (*excluding Challenger Sports British Soccer) A one-time $35 registration fee is due at time of registration, as well as $25 deposit per week to hold the spot. The $25 deposit per week is non-refundable beginning June 1.

Do you have a little artist, chef, athlete or outdoor lover at home? Franklin’s YMCA will capture your preschooler’s imagination in each one-week camp. Fun, fun, and more fun! On Fridays, campers will splash around in the outdoor toddler pool. These camps are designed especially for your little one! Petite Picassos June 21–25 From paint day to texture day, to clay day, and more these hands-on art activities will introduce your little Picasso to the wonderful world of visual art. It is ooey-gooey art at its messiest and most fun! Kids in the Kitchen July 12–16 Measuring, mixing, pouring and cooking for your very own little chef! Each day your child will be busy in the kitchen, creating a delicious masterpiece. There will be lots of treats to sample at the end of each class! Challenger Sports British Soccer Ages 3–5 $85 Members $140 Prospective Members Led by a licensed Challenger Sports British Soccer coach, this camp will introduce the exciting sport of soccer to your little one. This one’s sure to get your little soccer player off on the right foot!

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Slippery, Slimy and Wet August 9–13 Science crafts/experiments, water activities, aquatic animals and more await your little one at this camp about marine life. It’s gallons of fun, right in the middle of the hot, hot summer! Summer Camp Crescent Ages 5–12 Monday–Friday, 7:15 am–6 pm June 21–August 27 $110 Members $165 Prospective Members A one-time $35 registration fee is due at time of registration, as well as $25 deposit per week to hold the spot. The $25 deposit per week is non-refundable beginning June 1.

Our licensed, traditional Summer Day Camp provides youth with supervised activities that teach core values, conflict resolution and leadership skills. Campers will have fun while making friends, developing skills building self-esteem, working as a team, and growing in self-reliance. Full-day campers will attend their choice of morning enrichment camp (9 am–12 pm), then move to traditional camp activities in the afternoon. Activities will include daily devotions, opening and closing ceremonies, camp spirit activities, values time, swimming, outdoor and gymnasium play, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) and more. Low camper-to-counselor ratios guarantee individual attention and lots of fun! Enrichment Camps Ages 5–12 These half-day specialty camps are geared toward discovery of self through opportunities to create, develop athletic skills, learn about our environment, explore scientific principles, and investigate curiosities. Adventure and discovery await! $45 $65

Members* Prospective Members*

(*excluding Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp)

Above fee is for morning enrichment camps only. Please see Summer Camp Crescent for full day option. Early Bird Option for Enrichment Campers (weekly beginning June 21) If you need early morning care prior to the start of the Enrichment Camp (for campers registering for morning Enrichment Camps only), sign up for our Early Bird Option which runs Monday–Friday, 7:15–8:50 am. $15 Members $25 Prospective Members June 21–25: Art Gallery Explore the fascinating world of visual art. Creativity and experimentation are encouraged as campers explore a different medium each day! Game-Set-Match Tennis Camp I Learn or improve your tennis skills, taught by USPTA Tennis Pro, Ken Cussick. Learn fundamentals, rally with Ken and 12

compete in a tennis challenge! All skill levels welcome. June 28–July 2: Golf I Learn or improve your golf game, taught by Golf Professional, Danny Morgan. Grips, swings, strategies and etiquette. All skill levels welcome. Space is the Place 5,4,3,2,1…Lift off for the coolest camp ever! See solar systems, galaxies, space travel and our world through the eyes of an astronaut! July 5–9: Kitchen Concoctions Whip up a fun week of culinary exploration! Mix a little curiosity with a pinch of instruction, fold in some imagination, set the timer and presto! Campers will sample their creations each day. There will be fun in the kitchen each and every day! Sports Sampler For the active boy or girl, this camp will focus on a different sport each day. Each sport will be introduced and demonstrated, and then culminate in friendly competition! July 12–16: Celebration Nation Our country gives us so much to be thankful for and we will celebrate our many freedoms and privileges. This celebration will include tributes to past and modern day heroes. Bouncing Off the Walls Action, action and more action await your high-voltage camper in this week filled with running, throwing, catching, racing, aiming, dodging, hopping and jumping! July 19–23: Game, Set, Match Tennis Camp II Learn or improve your tennis skills, taught by USPTA Tennis Pro, Ken Cussick. Learn fundamentals, rally with Ken and compete in a tennis challenge! All skill levels welcome. Calling All Mad Scientists How did we get bubblegum, basketball, LEGOs and Lincoln Logs? They were invented! Spend your mornings learning about great inventions and end the week by making your very own invention.

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Franklin Camps (cont’d) July 26–30:

Challenger Sports British Soccer Led by a licensed Challenger Sports British Soccer coach, this camp will introduce or improve your dribbling, turning, passing, shooting and heading skills. This is a must in Franklin this summer! Ages 6–8 attend soccer camp 9 am–12 pm; Ages 9–12 attend soccer camp 1–4 pm. $115 Members $170 Prospective Members *Extended Day Option available Bring It On! Cheerleading Camp Cheerleaders-to-be are sure to learn and love cheering in this one. Warming up, jumps, routines, chants and more await! On Friday, campers will cheer at an actual athletic event. August 2–6: Golf II Learn or improve your golf game, taught by Golf Professional, Danny Morgan. Grips, swings, strategies and etiquette. All skill levels welcome. Discovery Cruise Splish, splash, have a bash, all in one wet week! Waterbased fun all morning long. August 9–13: Amazing Animal Planet From aardvark to zebu, this camp will introduce unusual animals, their habitats, and how they help the environment. It’s all out there...and we’re going to learn about it! Construction Zone The budding builder will learn the basics of building, then will design and construct a miniature structure. Friday will culminate in teamwork project to “build” a small town.

Norfolk Camps Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA

Ages: Rising 1st–Rising 6th grade Monday - Friday, 6:30 am–6 pm June 22 – August 28 (2-week sessions) $299 Members $355 Prospective Members $50 One-time registration fee (*nonrefundable) YMCA Camp Red Feather is a traditional day camp that takes place in a beautiful, 50acre, outdoor setting. Campers spend their days away from the fast-paced, high tech world. Campers will be in small groups led by a professionally-trained, caring camp counselor. Whether fishing at the pier or boating on the three-acre lake, time seems to slow down. After their

daily swim at the indoor pool, campers romp leisurely through open fields and forests, enjoying summer like it should be! Additional fun activities include arts & crafts, nature exploration, daily devotions and special events. Operated by the Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA, Camp Red Feather takes place on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College. Campers can be dropped off at Camp Red Feather, or the daily satellite drop-off/pick-up location at the YMCA. Choose just one session or choose all five for a summer of memories. Camp Red Feather is fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a child day program. Contact the Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA at (757) 622-9622 to register or for more information. Teen Extreme Adventure Camp Monday–Friday, 6:30 am–6 pm June 21–July 23 (1-week sessions) $178 Members $199 Prospective Members For rising 7th–10th graders, Teen Extreme Adventure Camp is a companion program to our day camp and is designed to keep teens active and engaged in a variety of activities while building friendships and developing interpersonal and leadership skills. Operated out of Camp Red Feather on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College, campers will spend their week traveling to local venues and participating in fun and exciting activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, tubing, swimming, sports and other extreme pastimes. Campers may be dropped off/picked up at the Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA or at Virginia Wesleyan College according to the transportation schedule for Camp Red Feather.

Outer Banks Camps Outer Banks Family YMCA

Summer Day Camp Ages 6–12 Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–6 pm (*Must be present by 9 am)

June 14–August 20 $125 Members $180 Prospective Members This year’s camp is going to be packed with even more fun than last year’s. Some of the activities are Swim Lessons, Junior Guard program, skateboard lessons and our newly renovated Interactive Zone. We are also offering surf and kayak lessons again this year at an additional charge. Don’t forget those wonderful field trips! Come every week or pick and choose from the 10 weeks.

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Specialty Camps

Skate Camp Ages 6–12 August 3–14 Monday–Friday, 11 am–3 pm Ages 12–17 July 13–31 Monday–Friday, 11 am– 3 pm $75 Members $95 Prospective Members Skate Camp will provide a safe environment that encourages friendship, communication, laughter, personal growth and, of course, skateboarding. Our program provides a variety of activities throughout the day to ensure there is never a dull moment. Daily skate activities will include instructional skate time, learning new tricks and lots of free skate time. Youth will be broken up by age and skill level.

Portsmouth Camp Effingham Street Family YMCA

Summer Day Camp Ages 4½–12 June 21–August 27 Monday–Friday, 6:30 am–6 pm $75 Members $105 Prospective Members

Suffolk Camps

Suffolk Family YMCA Summer Day Camp Ages 5–12 June 21–September 3 Monday–Friday, 6 am–6 pm $110 Members $155 Prospective Members

Counselor In Leadership Training (CILT) June 14–August 27 $55 Members $78 Prospective Members This full-day program is designed to teach enthusiastic young adults, ages 14–15, leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children in a safe and structured environment.

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Virginia Beach Camps Hilltop Family YMCA June 21–August 27 Monday–Friday, 6 am–6 pm $130 Members $160 Prospective Members

“Camp Billy Goat” Rising Kindergartners–4th graders This camp gives campers the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities based on weekly themes. Activities will appeal to a wide range of interests and include: field trips, swimming, arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor games, experiments and much more. Hilltop Explorers Rising 5th graders–7th graders June 21–August 27 Monday–Friday, 6 am–6 pm $160 Members $180 Prospective Members Enjoy a summer of adventure and discovery with this local travel camp. Campers will participate in a variety of activities and many field trips designed with “tweens” in mind.

Specialty Camps

Ages 6–12 Monday–Friday, 9 am–12:30 pm $100 Members $120 Prospective Members Summer Fashion July 12–16 This day camp aims to increase the confidence level of young designers, and show them that anything is possible in fashion, art and design. Each camper will have a chance to create his or her own unique, one-of-a-kind projects in accessory design, clothing design, jewelry design and fashion illustration. They will also get the chance to participate in designer challenges and produce and star in a fashion show! Football Fanatics July 19–23 This camp is for fanatical football players who want to get prepared for a season on the grid iron. Football Fanatics Camp will focus on skill development, football fundamentals, conditioning, offensive and defensive plays, and 7-on-7 noncontact competition. LEGO Madness July 26–30 This camp will give campers a chance to do anything and everything possible in world of LEGO’s. Activities will focus on all elements of building, from how things are built to how they work. Campers will build vehicles, animals, buildings, space ships, statues, and anything else that they can wrap their imaginations around. Instructors will also arrange teambuilding exercises.


Soccer Superstars August 2–6 From offense to defense, campers will learn new skills and improve skills they have already. Instructors will use drills and mini-games to help improve each camper’s abilities. As campers improve, instructors will work with position specific games to make each of our soccer superstars well equipped to play every position on the field. Big-time Basketball August 9–13 This camp will work on every element in the game of basketball. Instructors will work on passing techniques including the bounce pass, chest pass and overhead pass. Shooting games will help campers with lay-ups, close range and medium range shots. Instructors will also work with the kids to improve defense, footwork and rebounding. Each day campers will take part in team games that will allow them the opportunity to showcase their new and improved skills.

Extended Day Option

6–9 am and 12:30–6 pm $30 Members $40 Prospective Members Extended day care is an option for campers who require all day care. It is an extension of the Specialty Camps. This camp is a traditional camp setting with daily swimming and special events that keep campers active.

Indian River/Salem Family YMCA Summer Day Camp

Rising Kindergartners–age 12 June 21– August 27 Monday–Friday, 6:45 am–6 pm $130 Members $160 Prospective Members

Specialty Camps Children will be able to pick between 3 different weekly camps. Week 1: June 21–25 Fashion Camp Campers will learn fashions, fabric patterns and do their own fashion show.

Football Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of football, kicking, defense, offense and flag football.

Drama Camp Campers will learn the art of theatre and drama and perform on the Friday.

Week 2: June 28–July 2 Golf Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of golf and visit The First Tee golf course.

Spanish Camp Campers will learn Spanish language and culture.

Cheer Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of cheering, stunts, choreography and routines.

Week 3: July 5–9 Cooking Camp Campers will learn how to read recipes and prepare meals. $150 Members $190 Prospective Members

Dance Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of dancing, counting to the beat and learn a dance routine to perform on Friday.

Soccer Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of soccer.

Week 4: July 12–16 Surf Camp Campers will learn to paddle, ride a board and catch a wave! (Must pass the YMCA swim test). $180 Members $210 Prospective Members

Art Camp Campers will do various arts and crafts and learn about art.

Science Camp Campers will prepare and do various science projects. $140 Members $170 Prospective Members

Week 5: July 19–23 Volleyball Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of volleyball.

Music Camp Campers will learn different styles of music and come up with a music show on Friday.

Creative Writing Camp Campers will learn the different styles of writing, poetry and on Friday do an open poetry reading.

Week 6: July 26–30 Photography Camp Campers will learn photography and make their own portfolio by Friday. $140 Members $170 Prospective Members

Baseball Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of baseball.

Wet and Wild Camp Campers will enjoy water games and beach games.

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Week 7: August 2–6 Kickball Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of kickball.

Dance Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of dancing, counting to the beat and learn a dance routine to perform on Friday.

Cooking Camp Campers will learn how to read recipes and prepare meals. $150 Members $190 Prospective Members

Week 8: August 9–13 Football Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of football, kicking, defense, offense and flag football.

protocol, group management and group games for kids, to name a few. Each teen spends most of his or her day with one of our camp groups working alongside a mentoring counselor. They will have the opportunity to interact with the children, teach and play, games, arts & crafts, projects, songs, skits, attend field trips and more. The CILTs will also have designated time during the week for CILT specific activities, games, seminars and special CILT field trips. CILTs must submit an application, be interviewed and attend the pre-camp training.

Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA Preschool Camp

Ages 3–5 June 21–August 27 Monday–Friday, 6 am–6 pm Surf Camp $150 Members Campers will learn to paddle, ride a board and catch a $170 Prospective Members wave! (Must pass the YMCA swim test). Our activities provide a developmentally appropriate, hands-on $180 Members learning environment. During Preschool Summer Camp, your $210 Prospective Members child will enjoy fun-filled activities based on summer themes. Drama Camp Special in-house field trips, guest-speakers, Swim Lessons and Campers will learn the art of theatre and drama and physical activities are incorporated. Two snacks are also perform on the Friday. provided. Week 9: August 16–20 Summer Day Camp Fashion Camp Rising 1st–5th graders Campers will learn fashions, fabric patterns and do June 21–August 27 their own fashion show. Monday–Friday, 6 am–6 pm $130 Members Golf Camp $160 Prospective Members Campers will learn the fundamentals of golf and visit This camp gives campers the The First Tee golf course. opportunity to experience a wide Science Camp variety of activities based on Campers will prepare and do various science projects. different weekly themes. There $140 Members will be activities planned that $170 Prospective Members will be sure to appeal to a wide range of interests such as: field Week 10: August 23–27 Sports Camp trips, swimming, arts & crafts, indoor and outdoor games, Campers will learn the fundamentals of all outdoor experiments and much more. sports.

Cheer Camp Campers will learn the fundamentals of cheering, stunts, choreography and routines.

Art Camp Campers will do various arts and crafts and learn about art.

Counselor-In-Leadership-Training (CILT) Ages 14–15 June 21–August 27 Interviews begin May 10, 2010 Mandatory training (June 14–18)

$55 Members $70 Prospective Members CILT Camp teaches enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children, including CPR and First Aid, Basic Child Development, licensed child care 22

Camp Quest Ages 11–12 June 21–August 27 Monday–Friday, 6 am–6 pm $160 Members $180 Prospective Members Enjoy a summer of adventure and discovery with this local travel camp. Campers will be able to participate in an assortment of special field trips and activities designed with “tweens” in mind. Multi-Sports Camp Ages 7–10 June 21–25 $155 Members $180 Prospective Members Calling all sports fans—if you enjoy playing or watching multiple sports this is the camp for you. Campers will learn


the basics of basketball, soccer, volleyball and football and finish the week with relay races. If you have a lot of energy this is the camp for you!

Specialty Camps

Activate America Ages 9–13 June 28–July 2 Get up and get moving with Activate America Camp! We will lead campers through a one-week journey toward a healthier lifestyle. Campers will meet with their coach in a small group setting for a supportive, educational session, as well as work out together and learn how to use the machines at the YMCA. Youth will keep a journal, including a food and activity log, and will learn how to read labels and make healthy food choices. Cheer Camp Ages 8–12 July 5–9 Instructors will teach tumbling, stunts, motions, dances, jumps, flexibility and more. By the end of the week they will have prepared a cheer complete with jumps and stunts for the YMCA to see! Campers should wear shorts and a t-shirt with tennis shoes. Soccer Camp Ages 7–10 July 12–16 Campers will receive instruction in the various skills of soccer. Campers are challenged to learn through positive motivation and demonstration from their coach and peers. This camp is designed to be instructional as well as fun! Science Camp Ages 7–10 July 19–23 Science camps are designed for exciting hands-on science activities. Your child will become a junior scientist for the week, having the opportunity to experience a variety of science adventures. We use an inquirybased technique that allows even the youngest camper to enjoy learning. Children will design, create, build and assemble a variety of interesting experiments as well as explore nature.

Cooking Camp Ages 7–10 August 2–August 6 Make summer a fun way for your kids to focus on delicious healthful eating and fending for themselves in the kitchen. Children walk away with cooking and organizing skills, and the recipes to try at home for health conscious meals. Kids gain confidence using kitchen tools and gadgets while learning valuable food handling and measuring skills. By the end of the week the campers will have created a cook book to take home. Basketball Camp Ages 7–10 August 9–13 Campers will learn a variety of skills to build spirit, mind and body! In our full-court gym, they will learn the fundamentals of basketball including: dribbling, passing and shooting. They will talk about offensive and defensive strategies, history of the game and good sportsmanship. Counselor-In-Leadership-Training (CILT) Ages 14–15 Interviews begin May 10, 2010 Mandatory training (June 14–18)

$55 Members $75 Prospective Members CILT Camp teaches enthusiastic young adults leadership skills and the fundamentals of working with children, including CPR and First Aid, Basic Child Development, licensed child care protocol, group management and group games for kids, to name a few. Each teen spends most of his or her day with one of our camp groups working alongside a mentoring counselor. They will have the opportunity to interact with the children, teach and play, games, arts & crafts, projects, songs, skits, attend field trips and more. The CILTs will also have designated time during the week for CILT specific activities, games, seminars and special CILT field trips. CILTs must submit an application, be interviewed and attend the pre-camp training.

Art Camp Ages 7–10 July 26–30 Art Camp inspires kids to reach beyond and create art that is unique to them. While exploring various artists and the wide range of materials they use, we will go beyond just using one traditional media. Mixing media gives an art piece depth, makes it one of a kind and flat becomes alive and dimensional. We will be exploring Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe and Claude Monet, just to name a few!

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YMCA of South Hampton Roads Parent Handbook YMCA CHILD CARE VISION STATEMENT The YMCA is committed to the YMCA Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith as the basis for our program effort in supporting families. Our commitment embraces: THE CHILD To provide programs that enhance the quality of each child’s life through sensitivity to individual needs and [through] applying developmentally appropriate learning experiences that focus on the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child. THE FAMILY To support and strengthen family life by sharing in the care and education of children and meeting the special needs of each family. THE COMMUNITY To work to increase awareness and understanding in support of programs that ensure optimal care for all families. THE CHILD CARE PROFESSIONAL To promote growth and competence in each caregiver and to encourage opportunities for individual development. THE YMCA OF SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS CHILD CARE staff welcomes you and your child. Our intent is to make this a happy and safe experience for your child. The YMCA is the largest nonprofit child care provider with a history of stability built on basic Judeo-Christian principles and morals. Our services extend throughout the community reaching children of varied ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We hope this handbook will help answer any questions you may have in your child’s experience this summer. Please feel free to call the Child Care Director at your local YMCA (numbers are on the back cover) with any questions you may have now or in the future. Our PURPOSE in providing quality child care is to support parents in their desire for children to grow to their fullest potential. Providing a safe environment, meeting their need for challenge, stimulation and ideas, and surrounding them with people who know how to listen will help achieve that goal. Each child has talents and skills to develop, energy to put to use, and huge reservoirs of creativity that need to be encouraged. Our STAFF is well trained, and experienced with children and families; they are knowledgeable about child development, needs and activities; they are flexible enough to work well with the children as they assert their emerging independence, and are able to alter plans with ease and sensitivity. Our staff accepts children as they are and knows that what they are is the result of all that has happened thus far in their life; they are able to give warmth and acceptance and remember childhood feelings of fear, anger, loneliness and adventure. And lastly, our staff is optimistic; they know it is contagious and children will sense it in those who care for them. The YMCA of South Hampton Roads does not consider the use of videos, Nintendo, or handheld games as quality programming. Therefore, it is our policy not to provide or offer those things to children. Exceptions may be made however, in inclement weather or under special circumstances. YMCA CAMP HOURS OF OPERATION Y-Camp is open from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with the following exceptions: Labor Day and Independence Day. The structure of the YMCA includes a volunteer board of directors that is responsible for the financial stability of the organization and all policy making. The policies that the board creates are carried out by a group of paidprofessional staff. The ORGANIZATIONAL CHART for the paid staff is as follows: President and CEO of the YMCA of South Hampton Roads Senior-Vice President of Operations Director of Child Care Services Executive Director (family center) Camp Director Counselor ADMISSION POLICIES The YMCA of South Hampton Roads Y-Camp program admits children 5-12 years of age. Children of any race, color, religion, sex, and national and ethnic origin are granted all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available at the school. The YMCA of South Hampton

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Roads will address physically challenged and special needs children on a per request basis with the hope that we can serve all children who come to us. The YMCA of South Hampton Roads does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its personnel and admissions policies. It is our hope to have a cultural diverse population within our staff, participants and programs. Licensing standards mandate that child care staff see and record the state ID number of your child’s original birth certificate or passport. Please bring it at the time you register. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is able to provide financial assistance based on ability to pay. This requires completing an “Open Doors” scholarship application accompanied by proof of income (no less than two check stubs and a copy of your most recent year’s W-2’s). You must pay the stated amount granted on a timely basis or the assistance may be canceled. All scholarships are based on availability of scholarship funds. Scholarships must be applied for semi-annually with updated information given each time. “Open Doors” applications are available at the Member Services desk in each family center. Please return this information to the child care director. APPLICATION & IMMUNIZATION All parents must fill out the child application form provided and return it to us before the first day of the program. These information sheets must be accompanied by a copy of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s green physical form. IMMUNIZATIONS-Section 22.1-271.2 of the Code of Virginia requires that; “documentation of all immunizations received be obtained prior to each child’s admission to a child care center required to be licensed by the Commonwealth.” Exception: “When a center is located in the same building where a child attends school and the child’s record has a statement verifying the school’s possession of the health record, the center is not required to maintain a duplicate of the school’s health records for the child, provided the school’s records are accessible during the center’s hours of operation.” PAYMENT POLICY Program Fees are due on a timely basis. Program fees are due in advance of service. Weekly fees are due the Wednesday prior to the upcoming week. Payments may be made weekly, biweekly, or monthly, by cash, check or credit card. Payment may also be made by automatic draft from your bank account. Y-Camp payments are based on weekly or bi-weekly sessions. Full payment is due each week whether or not your child attends the program every day. Space is limited and payment must be received on the Wednesday before your child attends to ensure his/her spot. Slots not paid for by Wednesday’s closing time will indicate to us that your child is not coming the next week and we will make the spot available to the next child on the waiting list. Few of the operating costs of the facility are eliminated when a particular child is absent; we are prepared for each child, each day, whether the child attends or not. Because of the aforementioned, there will be no refunds for days absent. Fees may vary slightly from site to site, as noted on page 14. There is a “second-child discount” of 10% that applies when both children are attending the same session. A materials fee of $50 is common to all branches and is nonrefundable. ADDITIONAL FEES POLICY Tuition is due by 6 pm on the Wednesday before each week of care. Payments made after this deadline will be assessed an additional $15 late fee. This fee will be added to your account for each week your payment is tardy. Fees must be paid on time or your child may be removed from the program. If fees become more than two weeks tardy, your child may not return to the program until the balance is paid. Payments may be made weekly, biweekly, or monthly, by cash, check or credit card. Payment may also be made by automatic draft from your bank account. If you write a check that is returned to us for any reason, a $25 RETURNED CHECK FEE will be assessed. If more than two checks are returned, the YMCA will be unable to accept your personal checks. At that time, all future program fees must be paid in cash or money order.


NO TUITION CREDIT IS GIVEN FOR SICKNESS OR INCLEMENT WEATHER CLOSINGS! SIGN-IN/SIGN-OUT Parents are expected to sign their child/ren in upon ARRIVAL in the morning and sign them out before LEAVING in the afternoon. There is a SIGN-IN/ SIGN-OUT pre-printed sheet available as you come into the program. Please get into the habit of taking this DAILY REQUIRED step. We cannot be held responsible for your child if we are uncertain of his/her presence. There must be an exchange of responsibility from one adult to another, not from a child to a staff. All persons signing children in/out must be at least 18 years of age. We cannot release minors to minors!

CLOSED-TOED SHOES MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES. Open-toed shoes can be a safety hazard to your child. They are cool in the summer, but not safe on much of the playground equipment. If you send your child in open-toed sandals or in “flip-flops,” you will be called and asked to bring different shoes for your child.

In accordance with 63.2.-1813 of the code of Virginia, a custodial parent or guardian shall be allowed admittance to any “child day program.” A child day program is defined as “one in which a person or organization has agreed to resume responsibility for the supervision, protection and well-being of a child under the age of thirteen for less than a twenty-four hour period, regardless of whether it is licensed.”

PERSONAL SPACE is important for every child. Knowing that we will provide every child an area to store his/her belongings, it is expected that the parents will provide proper seasonal clothing, and bathing suit with towel for occasional swimming trips.

AUTHORIZATION TO PICK UP Authorization to pick up a child is addressed in the application attached to this document. No child will be released to a person not authorized by the custodial parent. We must have written authorization for changes in this respect. Children will not be released to siblings. The staff will question those persons with whom they are unfamiliar and check authorization before releasing a child. Identification will be requested of anyone that we do not know. A staff cannot legally refuse to release a child to a verified natural parent unless there is a court order in the child’s file stating that the parent does not have custodial rights. Writing on our form that you do not want a husband or wife to pick up your child does not give us the legal right to refuse pick-up. Only the courts can give us that right. LATE PICK-UP POLICY We understand that a late pick up may occur on a rare occasion. However, please understand that we open at 6:30 am sharp and close at 6:00 pm sharp. If your child is not picked up by the end of his/her program, a late fee will be charged and collected at that time. If it is 6:01 pm (by our clock), you are late and a late fee will be assessed. THE FEE IS $15 PER 15 MINUTE INTERVAL (per child). This fee is used to pay the two counselors (that are required by the state) who remain with your child. If you know you are going to be late, call us. We do understand that things come up and traffic can be challenging even in the best of times. We tend to worry about your safety just as much as your child does. Please be considerate. Many of our staff go to school or have other positions within the YMCA which requires them to be on time for those duties. We are confident you understand. If we have not heard from you by 6:00 p.m. and we cannot reach you by phone, your emergency numbers will be called and one of those contacts will be asked to come to get your child. If neither you nor your emergency contact can be reached, we will keep your child for one hour. After that time, the police will be contacted to see if there has been an accident and/or to drive by your home to see if there is a problem. If no problems are found, then Child Protective Services will be notified. EXCESSIVE LATE PICK-UP POLICY The YMCA of South Hampton Roads has found that it is necessary to have an excessive late pick-up policy, which could result in you being asked to remove your child from our program. This policy is as follows: if you are late more than three times in any program cycle, you may be asked to remove your child. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY The Y-Camp program could close during HAZARDOUS WEATHER CONDITIONS. Listen to your local radio station to confirm closings. In the event your Y-Camp program closes due to inclement weather or natural disasters, we will follow the same procedures outlined in paragraph two of the Late Pick-up Policy. SICK/VACATION POLICY There is no allowance for sick days or vacation during the camp season. DRESS POLICY Children should wear comfortable and appropriate clothing for indoor and outdoor activities. We strongly recommend that you send your child in serviceable clothes, but not “party” best. We use washable paints and crayons and use smocks, however clothing can still get stained. We do not reimburse for clothing rips, stains or normal wear and tear.

PERSONAL ITEMS POLICY We have plenty of equipment and activities to keep your child busy. Please do not allow any toys, games or “walkman” type radios to accompany your child. This eliminates fights, theft and/or lost items that we cannot be responsible for AND WILL NOT REIMBURSE FOR.

POOL SAFETY Because your child is participating in our Swim Lessons and or free swim time, it is of the utmost importance that you know and understand our POOL SAFETY RULES. 1. Check in with the lifeguard when entering the pool area. 2. Shower before entering the pool. 3. No unsafe entries from the side of the pool. 4. No running, pushing or shoving. 5. Stay off the ropes. 6. No shoes on the deck. 7. Proper swim attire is required (no-cut offs). 8. No glass allowed in the pool area. 9. A swim test of one pool length is required to swim in the deep end. 10. When the whistle blows, pay attention to the lifeguard. OUTSIDE PLAY It is the policy of the YMCA Camp program and the Virginia Department of Social Services, that any child that is in a program from two to five hours a day will have at least 30 minutes of OUTSIDE PLAY per day, weather permitting. For those children in our program for more than 5 hours, 60 minutes of outside play are required by Virginia licensing standards. We support this requirement. It is our belief that children need and want to be outside. Running, jumping and other such movement can only be accomplished outside. Children need the space and the opportunity for such movement on a daily basis, if there is to be proper muscle development. If children are to gain strength and develop to their fullest, outside play is essential. If your child is too sick to go outside, then s/he is too sick to be in school. INSURANCE The YMCA complies with Virginia Child Care licensing standards related to participant insurance coverage. Limits and exclusions apply. FOOD POLICY If your child is attending Y-Camp, please send him/her with a nutritionally balanced lunch in a sealed container, labeled with your child’s name. We have no facilities for refrigerating or microwaving lunches, so please pack the lunch with this in mind. The Y-Camp program will not serve junk foods and/or empty calorie foods as part of a required snack. Snacks will always include a minimum of two food groups. There will be a menu posted for the month on the parent board. If your child requires more snacks then we are providing, please feel free to send him/her with additional items. However, understand that it must be healthy. Licensing does not allow sugary snacks or empty calories. (Even though we understand that they taste the best!) If you want to bring food for a special celebration, we ask that it be healthy. Contrary to popular belief, children do NOT need to have sugared snacks and treats. Items such as raisins, nuts, popcorn, pretzels, vegetables and dip, or frozen yogurt are just a few of our suggestions. SICK CHILD POLICY The HEALTH and SAFETY of your child is a matter of major importance to all of us. In order to protect the children in the program who are well, we have very stringent rules about sick children. These rules are in compliance with all Commonwealth of Virginia licensing regulations. If your child becomes ill in our program, we will call you and you must make arrangements to pick up your child IMMEDIATELY. Sick children cannot be with well children. If we send your child home with a fever, they may not return until they have been without a fever for 24 hours. This means if we send your child home on Tuesday, s/he may not return until Thursday.

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Please keep your child home if your child has: • had a fever in the previous 24-hour period • a cold that is less than two days old • a heavy nasal discharge • a constant cough • reoccurring vomiting or diarrhea (2 or more times) • temperature of 100° • symptoms of communicable disease (sniffles, reddened eyes, sore throat, headache and abdominal pain plus a fever)

notified and asked to discuss proper behavior with his/her child when the first infraction occurs. If there is a second infraction, all transportation services will be denied for a minimum of two days. 1. No fighting, swearing or abusive behavior. 2. Each child must remain seated properly with seat belts on at all times (when available on vehicle). 3. Each child cannot have any part of his/her body out of the vehicle. 4. No eating or drinking in the vehicle. 5. Potentially dangerous actions will not be tolerated.

MEDICATION POLICY If your child requires medication while at Y-Camp, we must have a signed authorization to give medicine. The medication must be prescribed by a doctor, it must be in the original bottle with the child’s name on it, and it cannot be an over-the-counter drug unless it has been prescribed by the doctor (we must have a note to that effect). Authorization is good for one week only and then must be filled out again. (The only exception to this is long-term medications for such things as asthma, ADHD, etc.) All medication will be kept in a locked box. We cannot be responsible for missed doses. We are not required by law to administer medication and only do so as a service to the parent. Please understand that it may not always be possible to administer medications as requested. Only those YMCA Child Care staff who are certified “Medication Administrators” may dispense medications.

DISCIPLINE POLICY All efforts will be made to guide children to appropriate behavior. The YMCA believes that punishment is unnecessary but DISCIPLINE is needed to help children gain self-control. Respect for your child will be demonstrated at all times, and the same respect will be expected from your child for his/ her peers and the YMCA staff at all times. When disciplinary action is necessary, age-appropriate methods will be implemented. They will follow the Commonwealth’s behavior regulations that follow:

OVER THE COUNTER SKIN PRODUCTS Policies for sun screen, diaper ointment/cream and insect repellent states that YMCA Child Care staff will administer sunscreen, diaper ointment/cream and/ or insect repellent provided: 1. We receive written parental authorization noting any adverse reactions. 2. Products are in their original containers labeled with your child’s name. Note: Children under nine years of age may not administer their own sunscreen. YMCA Child Care staff will administer sun screen to this age group in accordance with standards for licensed child day centers. CHILD INJURY POLICY If your child has an injury that may require more than our First Aid skills allow, or your child has been bumped on the head of any kind, we will make an immediate attempt to contact you. If we are unable to reach you or the person you have designated in case of such emergencies, we will call the child’s physician. If necessary, we will call an ambulance. The program will maintain a parent’s signed consent form agreeing to this provision. Please make every effort to keep the YMCA up-to-date on phone numbers, emergency numbers and other pertinent information. This is of the utmost importance because the hospital will not treat your child without you being there. FIELD TRIP POLICY In order to reduce paperwork and waste, the FIELD TRIP AGREEMENT authorizes the Y-Camp program to take your child on all school field trips for the school year with a 24 hour notice. We do this rather than having a separate permission slip go home for every trip and risking confusion, loss and the possibility that we would not be able to take your child for lack of permission. You have the right to refuse permission for your child to go on a particular field trip. Just let us know in a timely fashion, not that day! Preschoolers must have car seats or booster seats, whichever is applicable for your child; please remember to drop yours off the day of the field trip. TRANSPORTATION POLICY Whenever the YMCA of South Hampton Roads TRANSPORTS children, the parents can be confident that every precaution will be taken to ensure your child’s safety. Included in those precautions is the purchase of 20-passenger school buses that will be used for a major portion of our transportation business. These buses are different from school buses in two ways. First, they have seat belts; second, they are air-conditioned for everyone’s comfort. Motor vehicle injuries represent the greatest threat to a child’s life. The ensuring of your child’s safety is accomplished by being alert to potential dangers, eliminating or avoiding these dangers, and knowing what to do when an emergency occurs. Regardless of the vehicle used, your child will be seatbelted in and expected to stay seated. We will never transport more children in a vehicle than we have restraints for. The children will be expected to keep their hands to themselves, and remain relatively quiet. At no time will a child be permitted to put his/her arms, hands or head out of the vehicle’s windows. No rough-housing will be tolerated at any time. Loading and unloading the children will be done only when the vehicle is pulled up to a curb, the side of the road, or in a driveway, and we will only release them to an authorized adult. AT NO TIME WILL AN ADULT DRIVE AND DISCIPLINE AT THE SAME TIME. CHILDREN WILL NEVER BE LEFT ALONE IN A VEHICLE. Children must follow these basic safety rules while being transported. Transportation is a privilege and should be treated that way. A parent will be

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“There shall be no physical punishment or disciplinary action administered to the body such as, but not limited to, spanking, forcing a child to assume an uncomfortable position (e.g., standing on one foot, keeping arms raised above or horizontal to the body); restraining to restrict movement through binding or tying; enclosing in a confined space, box or similar cubicle; or using exercise as a means of punishment. Children will not be shaken at any time. The center will never force or withhold food, nor force or withhold naps, as means of discipline. Toileting accidents will not be disciplined. There will be no abusive language which would include, but no be limited to, threats or belittling remarks about any child or the family.” There are clear and appropriate behavioral expectations for the children in our care. We try to set limits, help children understand rules and give clear definitions of acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Children are more likely to follow rules that have been introduced from the beginning. Some rules that we like to see are: 1. We find out what the problem is. 2. We attack the problem, not the person. 3. We listen to each other. 4. We care about each other’s feelings. 5. We are responsible for what we say and do. For Y-Camp please discuss the following rules with your child: 1. Do not use vulgarity, profanity or obscenity. 2. Listen to the counselor at all times. 3. Never leave the group without permission from an adult. 4. Respect each other and yourself. 5. Keep your hands to yourself. 6. Use words, not fists, to solve problems. A system of “TIME OUTS,” redirection and suggestions from parents on what they have discovered works well at home, may be used. Logical and natural consequences will be allowed where applicable. On occasion, our staff will identify behaviors that require disciplinary action. If a child should exhibit an inappropriate behavior while under the supervision of a YMCA staff person, the following sequence of actions will be taken: • The behavior will first be addressed by the teacher/counselor with the child, in private. • If the inappropriate behavior continues, the teacher/counselor will notify the site director and the situation will then be discussed with the parent. SUSPENSION POLICY • If inappropriate behavior continues, the site director will notify the parent that a conference needs to be held within 48 hours. At that conference, the director may refer the parent/child for outside testing and evaluation, and the child will be suspended from the Y-Camp program for 1 day. • A second serious infraction will result in a suspension of 3-5 days & a request for professional testing & evaluation may be required before the child may return to our program. • If the behavior has not improved, the child will be immediately removed from the program and no refund will be given. (* If the parent refuses to work with us during this process we will be forced to terminate the child from the program.) The YMCA has rarely been forced to use suspension from the program. We believe that if the child perceives the YMCA as concerned, involved, consistent, caring, and respectful, and if we exhibit calmness, few words and a firm but kind attitude, the results will usually be positive. However, the YMCA reserves the right to bypass all interim steps mentioned and terminate a child’s enrollment immediately if that child’s behavior is so


extreme as to pose a safety hazard to himself or others. TERMINATION POLICY The Y-Camp program reserves the right to terminate your child’s attendance at our school for such things as, but not restricted to: disruptive behavior problems, emotional problems or learning disabilities that we are not equipped to handle, or that are a safety risk to themselves or to the other children in attendance. If these or any other problems begin to upset or influence the other children in the program, and we have proceeded through the steps sited in our suspension policy, we will have no other recourse than to terminate your child’s attendance in our program. If your child has been terminated from any of our programs, s/he may not attend the same program at a different location. NO BABYSITTING POLICY Effective 1 January, 1996, YMCA child care staff members are prohibited from babysitting any participants of a Y-Camp program. This restriction extends to transporting of family members to and from the YMCA, or any other function that is not YMCA program related. CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION POLICY The growth and development of men, women, boys, girls and families has been the YMCA’s principle concern for over 150 years. Through programs of health and fitness, aquatics, sports, camping, parent-child, family programs and child care, the YMCA is responding to the needs of the children and families. Many changes have occurred in the lives of children and families today. Some of these changes are positive; however, the alarming increase in child abuse is of particular concern to the YMCA. Throughout its history, the YMCA has been a strong advocate for the child and children’s rights. It is therefore most appropriate that mistreatment or neglect of children and the resulting severe effects would be of primary concern to the YMCA. The YMCA advocates a positive guidance and discipline policy with an emphasis on positive reinforcement, redirection prevention and the development of self-discipline. At no time will the following disciplinary techniques be tolerated: physical punishment, yelling, striking, biting, kicking, squeezing, shaming, withholding food or restroom privileges, confining children in small locked rooms, or verbal or emotional abuse. Affectionate touch and the warm feelings it brings is an important factor in helping a child grow into a loving a peaceful adult. However, YMCA staff and volunteers need to be sensitive to each person’s need for personal space (i.e., not everyone wants to be hugged). The YMCA encourages appropriate touch; however, at the same time it prohibits inappropriate touch or other means of sexually exploiting children. Based upon its concern for children, parents and YMCA staff, the following standards related to reporting procedures, staffing, standards, code of conduct and resources for parents and children, have been developed. **Note: The YMCA, like many other public institutions, is mandated by law, to report suspected child abuse. “CHILD ABUSE is mistreatment or neglect of a child by parent(s) or others resulting in injury or harm. Child abuse may be physical, verbal, emotional or sexual. Its effects may result in severe emotional and physical handicaps, antisocial behavior, even death.” Procedures: 1. At the first report or suspicion of child abuse, the staff or volunteer or whom it has been reported, will immediately inform their supervisor. 2. The YMCA will make a report to Child Protective Services and will request that the situation be investigated. 3. In the event the reported incident or suspicion involves an employed staff person or volunteer, the responsible executive director will suspend the person from all responsibilities, and if appropriate, without pay until the investigation is complete. 4. All staff members and volunteers must be sensitive to the need for confidentiality in the handling of information in this area and are therefore instructed to only discuss matters pertaining to abuse or suspected abuse with their supervisor. 5. Transportation of program participants in a private vehicle may only occur with the written permission of the parent and specific approval from the staff member’s supervisor. 6. YMCA staff and volunteers may not make contact with children or parents involved in a child abuse incident without permission of the branch executive. 7. Whether the incident or alleged offense takes place on or off YMCA premises, it will be considered job related (because of the youth-involved nature of the YMCA).

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All incidents or alleged offenses will be documented the day of occurrence.

CODE OF CONDUCT 1. Reference checks will be conducted, documented and filed on all employees working with children. A Criminal History Record check is required and will be done by the State Police. In addition, a Child Abuse/ Neglect Registry search is conducted. 2. In order to protect YMCA staff and program participants the children and staff must be within sight and/or sound of each other at all times. At no time may a staff person be alone with a child; the ratio must be at least 2:1. There must be at least one other person (adult or child) present. 3. The YMCA will not condone or sanction any relationship between staff and program/member participants outside of the YMCA mandated service hours. 4. YMCA staff may not date program participants or staff under the age of 18 years of age. 5. Restroom supervision: Staff will make sure the restroom is not occupied by anyone other than program participants before allowing children to use the facilities. Staff will stand in the doorway while children are using the restroom. This policy allows privacy for the children and protection for the staff. If staff members are assisting younger children, doors to the facility must remain open. No child regardless of age should ever enter a bathroom while alone on a field trip. 6. Staff shall not abuse children including: • physical abuse - strike, spank, shake, slap; • verbal abuse - yells, humiliate, degrade, and threaten; • sexual abuse - inappropriate touch or verbal exchange; • mental abuse - shaming, withholding love, cruelty; • neglect - withholding food, water, basic care, etc. ANY TYPE OF ABUSE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AND WILL BE CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL. 7. YMCA staff will under no circumstances release children to anyone other than the authorized parent(s), guardian or individual authorized by parents either verbally or in writing. Children will not be released to any person under the age of 18 years. 8. Staff will be alert to signs of child abuse or neglect and an occurrence report will be made immediately on any signs of physical injury. 9. Staff will strive to follow the mission and vision of the YMCA through programs promoting Character Development. 10. Staff will respond to children with respect and consideration and will treat all children equally regardless of sex, race, religion, and/or culture. LICENSING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS The Commonwealth of Virginia helps assure parents that child day programs that assume responsibility for the supervision, protection and well-being of a child for any part of a 24-hour day are safe. Title 63.1, Chapter 10 of the Code of Virginia gives the Department of Social Services authority to license these programs. While there are some legislative exemptions to licensure, licensed programs include child day centers, family day homes, child day center systems, and family day systems. The state may also voluntarily register family day homes not required to be licensed. Standards for licensed child day centers address certain health precautions, adequate play space, a ratio of children to staff member, equipment, program and record keeping. Criminal record checks and specific qualifications for staff and most volunteers working directly with children are also required. Standards require the facility to meet applicable fire, health and building codes. Compliance with standards is determined by announced and unannounced visits to the program by licensing staff within the Department of Social Services. In addition, parents or other individuals may register a complaint about a program which will be investigated if it violates a standard. Three types of licenses may be issued to programs. Conditional licenses may be issued to a new program to allow up to six months for the program to demonstrate compliance with the standards. A regular license is issued when the program substantially meets the standards for licensure. A provisional license, which cannot exceed six months, is issued when the program is temporarily unable to comply with the standards. Operation without a license (when required) constitutes a misdemeanor which, upon conviction, can be punishable by a fine of up to $100 or imprisonment of up to 12 months or both for each day’s violation. If you would like additional information about the licensing of child day programs or would like to register a complaint, please contact the Eastern Regional Office of Social Services at: Eastern Regional Office Pembroke Four Office Building, Suite 300 Virginia Beach, VA 23462-5496 (757) 491-3990

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YMCA of South Hampton Roads 2010 Summer Day Camp Locations

Albemarle Family YMCA 1240 North Road Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 (252) 334-9622

Greenbrier Family YMCA 1033 Greenbrier Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320 (757) 547-9622

Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA 4441 South Boulevard Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757) 456-9622

Blocker Norfolk Family YMCA 312 West Bute Street Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 622-9622

Greenbrier North YMCA / Chesapeake School-Age Child Care 2100 Old Greenbrier Road Chesapeake, VA 23320 (757) 366-9622

Outer Banks Family YMCA 3000 South Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959 (252) 449-8897

Eastern Shore Family YMCA 26164 Lankford Highway Onley, VA 23418 (757) 787-5601 Effingham Street Family YMCA 1013 Effingham Street Portsmouth, VA 23704 (757) 399-5511 Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA 633 South Battlefield Blvd. Chesapeake, VA 23322 (757) 546-9622

Hilltop Family YMCA 1536 Laskin Road Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 422-3805 Indian River Family YMCA 5660 Indian River Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (757) 366-0488 James L. Camp, Jr. Family YMCA 300 Crescent Dr. Franklin, VA 23851 (757) 562-3491

Salem YMCA Family Center 2029 Salem Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (757) 471-9622 Suffolk Family YMCA 2769 Godwin Boulevard Suffolk, VA 23434 (757) 934-9622 Taylor Bend Family YMCA 4626 Taylor Road Chesapeake, VA 23321 (757) 638-9622

Mission: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

YMCA of South Hampton Roads Summer Day Camp 816 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 101 Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Priority Registration for members and past participants: February 1, 2010.

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