SUMMER CAMP 2018

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HAVE THE BEST SUMMER EVER AT THE YMCA!

At the Y, we believe the values and skills learned early in life are vital building blocks for future success. YMCA Camps provide quality camp experiences, which help children learn skills, develop lifelong friendships, and discover how to be their best while having fun, all while in a safe and supportive environment. Financial assistance is available.

PARENT INFORMATION

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT SUMMER CAMP AT THE Y?

ACHIEVEMENT: Surrounding campers with chances to try new experiences.

RELATIONSHIPS: Inspiring campers to work and play together, creating friendships that last.

BELONGING: Making campers feel safe, welcomed, and able to express themselves.

PRICING, OPTIONS, AND LOCATIONS

PRICING

If you would like to schedule payments, please call 253-534-4715 or visit a YMCA facility to set up your payment drafts.

Prices are per week of camp, Monday-Friday. See YMCA Camp Seymour for overnight camp options.  

2018 Prices 

  • Half Day: $75 for YMCA Members // $89 for Community Members
  • Full Day: $137 for YMCA Members // $168 for Community Members
  • Extended Care: $45 for YMCA Members // $55 forCommunity Members
  • School-Based Locations | Full Day: $185 YMCA Members // $200 Community Members, Financial Assistance is available.

CAMP OPTIONS

  • Half Day: Morning or Afternoon
  • Full Day: 9am-4pm
  • Extended Care: 7am-6pm 
  • School-Based Locations | Full Day: Hours vary by location, 6am-6pm or 6:30am-6:30pm

LOCATIONS

PLAN YOUR SUMMER

Plan out your summer! Click on the links below to view each location's list of camp activities by week:

CAMP DETAILS AND REGISTER

SELECT A LOCATION TO REGISTER

Bremerton Family YMCA: Full Day Camp  |  Half Day Camp

Gordon Family YMCA: Full Day Camp  |  Half Day Camp

Haselwood Family YMCA: Full Day Camp  |  Half Day Camp

Lakewood Family YMCA: Full Day Camp  |  Half Day Camp

Mel Korum Family YMCA: Full Day Camp  |  Half Day Camp

Morgan Family YMCA: Full Day Camp  |  Half Day Camp

Tom Taylor Family YMCA: Full Day Camp  |  Half Day Camp

YMCA Camp Seymour: Summer Camps

YMCA Child Care: School-Based Full Day Camps | Financial Assistance is available.

  • To schedule payments: please visit a YMCA facility to set up your payment drafts.
  • Forms: view individual branch camp pages for forms and documents.
  • Parent Handbook

ITTY BITTY CAMP

Ages:  3-5 years*
*Itty Bitty campers must be potty trained to attend camp 

Hours:  9:00am-12:00pm 

Itty Bitty (3 Day Option | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Bremerton, Gordon, Morgan, Lakewood, Mel Korum 

Itty Bitty (5 Day Option | Monday-Friday)
Haselwood,  Tom Taylor
 

Itty Bitty camp is the perfect adventure for the first-time camper with a 1:7 staff to camper ratio and shorter activity periods.    In this half day camp, campers will be introduced to a new theme each week and will also participate in traditional camp activities like story time, camp songs, and free play.  

 

Y-NPS Outdoor Adventures

Through a partnership with the Department of the Interior and Mt Rainier National Park, in an effort to bridge the growing disconnect between young people and the great outdoors, the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties presents Y-NPS Outdoor Adventures.  

In this week of camp, campers will participate in a number of outdoor adventures including hiking, orienteering, and rock climbing, and a full day field trip to Mt Rainier National Park. 

DOWNLOAD SAMPLE WEEKLY CALENDAR 

Ages:  10-14

Dates (varies by location): 
Week 4   |  July 9-13
Week 5   |  July 16-20
Week 6   | July 23-27
Week 7   |  July 30-August 3 
Week 8   |  August 6-10

Locations: Lakewood Family YMCA,  Morgan Family YMCA, and  Tom Taylor Family YMCA

Fees:
YMCA Members     $225
Community Members  $250 
Financial assistance is available.

For more information
Jared Johnson

TWEEN CAMP

Ages:  11-13 
Fees:  $150 for YMCA Members // $180 for Community Members 

Tween Camp Highlights

  • Campers enrolled in Tween Camp can sign themselves in and out of camp with parent permission 
    • Sign in no later than 9:00am
    • Sign out no earlier than 3:30pm 
    • Campers who need to sign in later than 9:00am or earlier than 3:30pm need to be accompanied by an authorized pick up 
  • Field Trips
    • Tween campers will go on 2-3 field trips a week.  See branch website for more information on field trip locations. 

 

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

AGES:  14-17
FEES:  $130 for YMCA Members // $160 for Community Members 

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties Counselors-in-Training (CIT) program is a progressive, experiential, education course designed to help young people develop their awareness and basic skills of youth work leadership and enhanced with an intentional leadership development design.  This workforce development curricula is designed to develop the people and technical skills necessary to be an effective, competent and compassionate youth-worker, possessing all of the core competencies the YMCA recognizes are vital to success as a counselor in either a YMCA Day Camp or our Y After School Setting.

While it is not “working” at camp in the same sense as a staff member, as a CIT, participants are still technically a youth participant and therefore bound by many of the same rules and restrictions as regular campers.  CIT is a training program that teaches leadership skills.  CITs are not paid and they are not guaranteed a staff position at the completion of the program.

The YMCA’s CIT program teaches management and leadership skills, providing basic training in such areas as child abuse prevention, time management, curriculum development.  The CIT curriculum exposes participants to all of the same training that YMCA counselors must go through, and if possible, more training.  Participants will alternate between hands-on experiences working with a specific age-group or shadowing adult counselors and classroom and learning-based experiences including group discussing, panels, workshops, and lectures.  Participation in CIT programs can lead to leadership opportunities at school, the YMCA, in extracurricular activities and employment opportunities.

After successfully completing the two weeks of CIT training, CITs will be allowed to sign up for CIT fieldwork for the rest of the summer and winter and spring day camps. 

See branch websites to register. 

 

Camp Descriptions

WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO BRING TO CAMP

  • Extra snacks

  • Filled water bottle

  • Swimsuit and towel on swim days

  • Plastic bag for wet items

  • Closed-toe shoes (please leave flip flops and sandals at home)

  • Small backpack (to hold belongings)

  • Sunscreen

  • Please label all belongings with child’s name


PARENT INFORMATION


LOCATIONS

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