YMCA Summer Camp Guide

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BEST SUMMER EVER!


The YMCA of Columbia camps offer a mix of fun and educational activities
aimed at improving kids’ well-being. Our program centers on three areas proven
to impact kids’ development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging.

Through the Y’s day camp program, kids participate in fun and educational activities that help them grow.

Campers Will:

  • Learn and master skills that help them realize their passions, talents and potential;
  • Build friendships with new friends and staff role models, adding to their well-being;
  • Help them feel like they belong so they feel safe, welcome and free to express their individuality.

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Ballentine Family YMCA

Half Day Specialty Camps

Does your child have a special interest? Explore your passions or discover a new one through our half-day specialty camps. The YMCA of Columbia is offering a variety of partial-day specialty camps. Campers can pursue their interests with other campers while learning new skills in a safe and fun environment.

Ages: 5 -11 years old

Days: Monday – Thursday

Times: 8 a.m. to noon

Cost:

$89 for Y members

$109 for Non-members

June 19-22: Amazing Circus

June 26-29: Flip, Fly Tumble

July 10-13: Grass Root Girls

August 14-18: Flip, Fly Tumble

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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Downtown Family YMCA 

Hopkins Elementary Day Camp

New experiences, skill-building, a sense of community and lasting friendships are all part of Summer Camp. Weekly-themed activities allow campers to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, appreciate nature, and better understand our many cultures. Campers will build self-confidence, appreciate teamwork and sportsmanship while gaining independence as they nurture their spirits, challenge their minds and strengthen their bodies. Kids can explore diverse interests and have fun along the way.

On Fridays, care will be offered at our Lexington Family YMCA. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors while parents enjoy the convenience of a Downtown drop-off/pick-up location.

Campers who participate in the Summer SOAR Program and will need early arrival care (7-8:30 am) OR after care (4:30-6 pm) may participate in Y Summer Camp for a fee of $25/week. Campers who participate in the Summer SOAR Program and need extended care AND all day Friday care may participate in Y Summer Camp at a fee of $50/week.

 

Ages: 5-13 years old

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: $105 per week for Y Members & Non-Members

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

South Kilbourne Elementary Day Camp

New experiences, skill-building, a sense of community and lasting friendships are all part of Summer Camp. Weekly-themed activities allow campers to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, appreciate nature, and better understand our many cultures. Campers will build self-confidence, appreciate teamwork and sportsmanship while gaining independence as they nurture their spirits, challenge their minds and strengthen their bodies. Kids can explore diverse interests and have fun along the way.

On Fridays, care will be offered at our Lexington Family YMCA. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the great outdoors while parents enjoy the convenience of a Downtown drop-off/pick-up location.

Campers who participate in the Summer SOAR Program and will need early arrival care (7-8:30 am) OR after care (4:30-6 pm) may participate in Y Summer Camp for a fee of $25/week. Campers who participate in the Summer SOAR Program and need extended care AND all day Friday care may participate in Y Summer Camp at a fee of $50/week.

Ages: 5-13 years old

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: $105 per week for Y Members & Non-Members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

 Preschool Camp

In our Young Explorers Preschool Camp, your camper will enhance their social skills, develop friendships, and focus on kindergarten-readiness by participating in theme-based activities. Your preschooler will have the opportunity to learn through exploration all while remaining active and experiencing the benefits of the great outdoors. Throughout the day, campers will participate in hands-on and engaging activities including dramatic play, arts & crafts, group games, sports and special events. Campers must be 3 years old by June 5, 2017. The counselor to camper ratio is 1:6.

Ages: 3-4 years old

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 8 a.m. to noon

Cost:

$60 per week for YMCA Family Members

$75 per week for Non-Members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Traditional Day Camp

New experiences, skill-building, a sense of community and lasting friendships are all part of Traditional Summer Day Camp. Weekly-themed activities allow campers to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, appreciate nature, and better understand our many cultures. Campers will build self-confidence, appreciate teamwork and sportsmanship while gaining independence as they nurture their spirits, challenge their minds and strengthen their bodies. Kids can explore diverse interests and have fun along the way.

Ages: 5-12 years old

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost:

$120 per week for YMCA Family Members

$160 per week for Non-Members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Half Day Specialty Camps

Does your child have a special interest? Explore your passions or discover a new one through our half-day specialty camps. The YMCA of Columbia is offering a variety of partial-day specialty camps. Campers can pursue their interests with other campers while learning new skills in a safe and fun environment. Specialty Camps will be located at the same site as a Traditional Camp. Parents that need a full day of care can add on Traditional Camp for $70 during the same week and may attend the Y from 7 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Ages: 5 -11 years old

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 8 a.m. to noon

Cost:

$95 for Y members

$155 for Non-members

ADD ON A FULL DAY CAMP (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) FOR $75

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Teen Camp

Teens have a reason to step away from their screens and get out and have some face-to-face interaction at Teen Day Camp. They will learn life skills such as communication, collaboration and social skills that will help them down the road in college and beyond. Enriching and interactive activities teach the Y’s five core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Teens have the ability to make activity choices in a fun, safe environment while making lasting friendships.

Ages: 12 – 14

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost:

$140 per week for Y members

$190 per week for non-members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Counselor in Training

The Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program provides teens with training in how to use effective leadership skills throughout their lives and how to effectively lead children. CIT’s are provided with training, leadership, and mentors as they assist in day camp programs and field trips. CIT’s must participate in the training week (includes First Aid/CPR) that will ensure they are comfortable and prepared to work with youth! The CIT program takes place throughout the summer, coinciding with regular camper sessions. CIT participants must attend the Training Week before being placed at a Day Camp location.

Ages: 14 – 16

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost:

$50 per week for Y members

$75 per week for non-members

Required training: TBD

There will be no CIT camp July 11-15.

CIT Program Perks:

Teens will be mentored by positive YMCA role models.

Teens will be certified in First Aid and CPR.

Teens will learn the importance of water safety.

Teens develop and improve leadership skills to use throughout their life.

Teens develop friendships with other teens that share their passion for working with children.

Teens gain real world skills that they can use in future careers.

Teens have fun serving as role models making an impact on the lives of younger children.

Teens earn community service hours that will help with college applications, presidential awards, and more.

Applications are due to Dana Cicchinelli by May 6, 2017.

 

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Lexington Family YMCA

Outdoor Destination Camp

Explore the great outdoors while meeting new friends. Camp Lexington will provide campers with an outdoor residential camp with the peace of mind of returning home every night. Campers will take part in activities such as horseback riding, archery, bb guns, camp crafts, low ropes team building, nature hikes, camp songs, and more fun games. A healthy lunch and snack are provided.

Ages: 6 – 11 years old

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost:

$135 per week for YMCA Family Members

$175 per week for Non-Members

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 Overnight Excursion Add-on

Can’t get enough of Outdoor Destination camp? Add on Overnights as a great way for your camper to continue the camp experience by engaging in safe and fun nighttime activities. Thursday Overnight Excursions are deeply rooted in traditions, stories and creating long-lasting memories! The Lexington YMCA offers comfortable air-conditioned cabins complete with showers, restrooms and dinning services. Dinner and breakfast will be provided in addition to the normal lunch and snack. Some of the activities include an evening swim, boating, campfire, s’mores, outdoor movie and morning devotional. Please bring a change of clothes, toiletries (towels, soap/shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste), flashlight, pillow, bedding or a sleeping bag. Drop off on Thursday morning and pick up Friday afternoon!

Ages: 7-14 years old

Cost:

$30 per Thursday Night for YMCA members

$50 per Thursday Night week for non-members

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Equestrian Day Camp

A horse lover’s dream! With over 160 acres of pristine land, miles of riding trails, and a full-service stable, the Lexington Family YMCA offers camps that help the beginner to advanced rider hone their skills.

Riding campers will spend their day at the barn for the complete horse experience. This camp is for the true horse enthusiast! Campers will learn horse care, feeding, grooming, barn work, and riding lessons (both mounted and unmounted), trail riding and many other fun activities and will be divided into groups by ability and knowledge.Campers must weigh under 180 lbs.

Ages: 7 -15 years old

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost:

$300 for YMCA Family Members

$315 for Non-Members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Teen Camp

Teens have a reason to step away from their screens and get out and have some face-to-face interaction at Teen Day Camp. They will learn life skills such as communication, collaboration and social skills that will help them down the road in college and beyond. Enriching and interactive activities teach the Y’s five core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Teens have the ability to make activity choices in a fun, safe environment while making lasting friendships.

Ages: 12 – 14

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost:

$140 per week for Y members

$190 per week for non-members

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Counselor in Training

The Counselor in Training (C.I.T.) program provides teens with training in how to use effective leadership skills throughout their lives and how to effectively lead children. CIT’s are provided with training, leadership, and mentors as they assist in day camp programs and field trips. CIT’s must participate in the training week (includes First Aid/CPR) that will ensure they are comfortable and prepared to work with youth! The CIT program takes place throughout the summer, coinciding with regular camper sessions. CIT participants must attend the Training Week before being placed at a Day Camp location.

Ages: 14 – 16

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost:

$50 per week for Y members

$75 per week for non-members

Required training: Date to be Determined

CIT Program Perks:

Teens will be mentored by positive YMCA role models.

Teens will be certified in First Aid and CPR.

Teens will learn the importance of water safety.

Teens develop and improve leadership skills to use throughout their life.

Teens develop friendships with other teens that share their passion for working with children.

Teens gain real world skills that they can use in future careers.

Teens have fun serving as role models making an impact on the lives of younger children.

Teens earn community service hours that will help with college applications, presidential awards, and more.

Applications are due to Amanda Lorick by May 9, 2017.

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Northwest Family YMCA 

Preschool Camp

In our Young Explorers Preschool Camp, your camper will enhance their social skills, develop friendships, and focus on kindergarten-readiness by participating in theme-based activities and bi-weekly field trips. Your preschooler will have the opportunity to learn through exploration all while remaining active and experiencing the benefits of the great outdoors. Throughout the day, campers will participate in hands-on and engaging activities including dramatic play, arts & crafts, group games, sports, Y swim lessons and special events. Campers must be 3 years old by June 5, 2017. The counselor to camper ratio is 1:6.

Ages: 3-4 years old

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 8 a.m. to noon

Cost:

$60 per week for YMCA Family Members

$75 per week for Non-Members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Traditional Day Camp

New experiences, skill-building, a sense of community and lasting friendships are all part of Traditional Summer Day Camp. Weekly-themed activities allow campers to create arts and crafts, explore science and technology, swim, participate in field trips, appreciate nature, and better understand our many cultures. Campers will build self-confidence, appreciate teamwork and sportsmanship while gaining independence as they nurture their spirits, challenge their minds and strengthen their bodies. Kids can explore diverse interests and have fun along the way.

Ages: 5-12 years old

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost:

$120 per week for Y Members

$160 per week for Non-Members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Half Day Specialty Camps

Does your child have a special interest? Explore your passions or discover a new one through our half-day specialty camps. The YMCA of Columbia is offering a variety of partial-day specialty camps. Campers can pursue their interests with other campers while learning new skills in a safe and fun environment. Specialty Camps will be located at the same site as a Traditional Camp. Parents that need a full day of care can add on Traditional Camp for $75 during the same week and may attend the Y from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ages: 6 -11 years old

Days: Monday – Friday

Times: 8 a.m. to noon

Cost:

$95 for Y members

$155 for Non-members

ADD ON A FULL DAY CAMP (7 a.m. – 6 p.m.) FOR $75

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Teen Camp

Teens have a reason to step away from their screens and get out and have some face-to-face interaction at Teen Day Camp. They will learn life skills such as communication, collaboration and social skills that will help them down the road in college and beyond. Enriching and interactive activities teach the Y’s five core values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility and faith. Teens have the ability to make activity choices in a fun, safe environment while making lasting friendships.

Ages: 12 – 14

Days: Monday-Friday

Times: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost:

$140 per week for Y members

$190 per week for non-members

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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