SUMMER DAY CAMP AT TOM TAYLOR FAMILY Y
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 online or at the Tom Welcome Center.
SUMMER DAY CAMP | June 25, 2018 - August 31, 2018
Half Day: Morning 9am-12pm, Afternoon 1pm-4pm
Full Day: 9am-4pm
Extended Care: 7am-8:30am, 4pm-6pm
REGISTER FOR CAMP
FULL DAY OPTIONS 9am-4pm
HALF DAY OPTIONS Morning 9am-12pm or Afternoon 1pm-4pm
Sean Leonard 253-534-7871
Designed with our first-time campers in mind, this morning-only option allows your child to become acclimated to a camp experience. They will play games, work on their fine and gross motor skills as well as learn what it is like to be in a structured class like setting. Please note, children must be potty trained to enroll.
Monday-Friday : $80 for YMCA Members/$95 for Community Members
Offered every week June 25 - August 31.REGISTER HERE
Camp 56 is designed just for our 5 and 6 year old campers. Campers work on science projects, art projects, games, swimming, gymnastics and sports. Campers stay busy by rotating through different speciality camps throughout the day, keeping their interests on new activities every hour.
This camp is designed for the younger camper, focusing on building friendships and developing new skills.
Half Day (9am-12pm or 1-4pm): $75 for YMCA Members/$89 for Community Members
Full Day (9am-4pm): $137 for YMCA Members/$168 for Community Members
Full Day with Extended Care (7am-6pm): $182 for YMCA Members/$223 for Community MembersREGISTER HERE
Choose one of the following:
Activity Camp (9am-12pm) features small group games and large group activities. Campers stay active, learn camp songs and develop teamwork, while learning and experience the Y's Core Values.
Specialty Camps (1-4pm) are featured in the following four categories: Arts, Enrichment, Aquatics, and Sports. Please look through the tabs below to learn more about what each category has to offer campers.
Half Day (9am-12pm or 1-4pm): $75 for YMCA Members/$89 for Community Members
Half Day with Extended Care (7-9am or 4-6pm): $120 for YMCA Members/$144 for Community MembersREGISTER HERE
A full day at camp begins with Activity Camp from 9am-12pm, and then campers enjoy an afternoon at the camper's selected Specialty Camp from 1-4pm.
Activity Camp features small group games and large group activities. Campers stay active, learn camp songs and develop teamwork, while learning and experience the Y's Core Values.
Specialty Camps are featured in the following four categories: Arts, Enrichment, Aquatics, and Sports. Please browse below to learn more about each category.
Full Day (9am-4pm): $137 for YMCA Members/$168 for Community Members*
Full Day with Extended Care (7-9am & 4-6pm): $182 for YMCA Members/$223 for Community Members
*PLEASE NOTE: Lunch is not provided at camp. Please send your child to camp with a bagged lunch and TWO snacks to enjoy thoughout the day.REGISTER HERE
Through a partnership with the Department of the Interior and Mt Rainier National Park, in an effort to bridge the rowing 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.
Week 4 | July 9-13
Week 5 | July 16-20
Week 6 | July 23-27
Week 7 | July 30-August 3
YMCA Members $225
Community Members $250
Financial assistance available
For more information, contact Jarded Johnson at 253-460-8819
If you are between the ages of 13 to 18 years old we would love to have you join our Summer Day Camp Team! Our no-cost Teen Volunteer program offers a week of leadership training and a whole summer of fun working with the kids. Teens are a great support to our camp counselors and campers. You will assist with games and activities, help out with skits, camp songs and support our afternoon specialty camps. Please let us know if you have a background in arts, dance, sports, swimming and more. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to become an official volunteer in our summer day camps.
- Lunch for full day campers only.
- Water bottle.
- Snack – camp will have a snack break in the morning and afternoon. Please make sure to remember these food items!
- We do something called “Peanut Butter Island” here at camp; this means that children with items that have peanuts or other kinds of nuts will have a designated place to sit down during lunch and snack times. We make sure that each child thoroughly cleans up after themselves and washes their hands in order to prevent the spread of germs and allergens.
- Please fill out a medical form for the following: Medication, inhaler, EpiPen® (epinephrine injection). Any of these will stay with your child’s camp counselor and returned to you at the end of each day. We will not be allowed to hold any type of medication overnight.
- Extended Care: 7-8:30am outside at the tents
- Camp 56: 8:30-9am(morning) and 12:30-1pm (afternoon) outside at tents
- Morning Activity Camp: 8:30am-9am outside next at the tents
- Full-Day Activity + Specialty Camp: 8:30am-9am outside next at the tents
- Afternoon Specialty Camp: 12:30-1pm outside at the tents
- Itty Bitty Camp: 8:30-9am in the Rock Wall Room by the Welcome Center
We charge a $1 per minute after checkout time.
- Extended Care: 4-6pm
- Morning Camp 56: 11:30am - 12pm at the tents
- Morning Activity Camp: 11:30am -12pm at the tents
- Afternoon + Specility Camp: 3:30-4pm at outside Youth gym
- Full-day Camp 56: 3:30-4pm at outside Youth gym
- Full Day Activity + Specility Camp: 3:30-4pm at outside Youth gym
- Itty Bitty Camp: 11:30am-12pm at the Rock Wall Room
We do 100% ID checks: So please present a valid form of photo ID with a first and last name. On this note, make sure that you accurately list all the authorized and unauthorized pick-up names on your registration forms so that this process can be as smooth as possible.
Be prepared for camp by having all your important documents filled out! They are available here for you to download and print.
Parent Payment Plan and Cancelation Policy
After the Thursday before camp begins, parents must register their child in person and fill out the registration form when they sign up in order to enroll in camp.
Once you have registered for camp either online or in person you need to complete a hard copy registration form. Forms reset during the spring meaning if you attended any camp in 2017 you need to fill out a NEW form. Thankfully, the form you fill out will be valid throughout the entirety on 2018. Completed forms can be emailed to the branch director, registrar, or be turned in-person at Welcome Center.
PLEASE NOTE: Our activity camps only happen in the afternoon, meaning that all “morning only” camp reservations will not include specialized activities, but rather more general team-building games and icebreakers.
Payments for camp will be drafted on Friday, two weeks before camp. Parents can make weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments between January 1, 2018 and June 1, 2018. Payment must be completed by June 1, 2018.
No one goes to the bathroom by themselves at any time. We will always have groups of campers traveling to the bathroom with a counselor supervising to and from the bathroom.
Campers are recommended to bring their own water bottles to camp. If campers need to fill up their water bottles, we always have our groups go and fill them up together.
Counselors are allowed to apply sunscreen to a camper, but we recommend parents apply sunscreen to their child in the morning and send it with campers to camp.
- Full day campers need packed lunch
- Snacks- camp will provide a snack break in the morning and afternoon (extra snacks provided for extended care campers)
- Peanut Butter Island- children with lunch items that contain peanut butter or other nut products, will have a designated place to have lunch.
Our staff to camper ratio’s for camp are as follows:
Itty Bitty- 1:7
Camp 56- 1:8
Day Camp- 1:10
Counselors are equipped with first aid packs to handle injuries that occur during camp. We also take a fully stocked first aid backpack to the park every day.
Interested in Overnight Camp?
For more 110 years area youth have been calling YMCA Camp Seymour their summer home. Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.