Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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YMCA Kish Summer Camp: 6th-8th Grade

Kish Summer Camp

2024

Counselors in Training (CIT)
Our Counselors in Training Camp will take it to the next level! Our camp provides a safe and social atmosphere for our campers. Our goal is to offer a summer full of fun and exciting events so your child won’t feel like they are just in a day camp, but like they have an opportunity to socialize and hang out with friends as well. Their summer will be packed full of leadership opportunities, new experiences, and the exploration of building skills through relevant and fun activities. Each week our CIT campers will go on two field trips.

Ages:
Entering 6th-8th Grade in 2024

Days and Time:
Monday-Friday
7:00am-6:00pm

Location: Kishwaukee Family YMCA
2500 W. Bethany Rd. Sycamore, IL 60178


Typical Daily Schedule:
– Drop-Off
– Opening Ceremonies:
Games and songs to energize campers
– Activity Rotation:
Daily Rotations will vary depending on the weekly theme. Includes: Sports, songs, arts & crafts, games, etc.
– Lunch:
After a busy morning everyone is ready to eat
– Activity Rotation:
Daily Rotations will vary depending on the weekly theme. Includes: Sports, songs, arts & crafts, games, etc.
– Closing Ceremony:
Campers will come together to celebrate their awesome day at camp
– Pick-up

Field Trip Days:
Mondays & Wednesdays
Swim Days:
Thursdays


Program Guide Available Soon! 

Register for Kishwaukee Summer Day Camp–>Open April 13th 

FORMS

  • Kishwaukee Summer Camp
  • 4C Financial Aid Application

Food/Meals

A healthy, USDA-approved, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided, FREE of charge from Northern Illinois Food Bank, and the Y. A menu will be posted for parents. If an alternative lunch is preferred parents are welcome to pack a nut-free lunch and/or snack for their children. please leave soda and candy at home.


4C 

The YMCA accepts Child Care Assistance (CCAP) funds, administered through 4C. Child Care Assistance (CCAP) is a child care financial assistance program provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services for working families. Don’t wait! The application process can up to 45 days for new applicants to receive approval. You must apply through 4c, and list the Kishwaukee Family YMCA as your provider. Once you apply for CCAP assistance we require a confirmation receipt that DHS has received your application. We must have an approval letter before you are able to register. After you are accepted into the program you are responsible for paying the parent assigned monthly co-pay each month in addition to the differential. The differential is the daily cost of our program less the daily rate by CCAP. If you qualify, your assistance can be applied for all of our weeks of camp. For questions about 4c please contact, Ry Caldwell, Office Support Specialist at rcaldwell@kishymca.org.

YMCA Financial Assistance:
If you do not qualify for 4c, you can apply for financial assistance through the YMCA. Assistance is based on annual income and family size. Funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for financial assistance complete a summer camp financial assistance application, provide all required documentation, including a copy of your Federal 1040.

Application Coming Soon


Camp Staff

Professionally trained and enthusiastic staff are the key ingredient to a positive camp experience. Our staff team is selected based on their skills, maturity, creativity, and sensitivity to the needs of our camp participants.

Many of our staff work during the school year in our before and after-school programs and are familiar faces to the children. Our staff participates in a minimum of 40 hours of training prior to the beginning of camp, so you can rest assured that your child’s counselor will be a caring and positive role model. Many of our camp staff are experienced, returning staff that is 18 or older, and are working on degrees in education, psychology, family, or social services.

All camp staff are:
– Carefully selected and screened
– Put through State and National extensive background check
– CPR & First Aid Certified
– DCFS-Mandated Reporters
– Child Abuse Prevention Trained
– Child Development, Group, and Behavioral Management Trained
– Risk Management and Emergency Preparedness
– Aquatics & Swim Safety Trained
– Bullying & Peer Pressure Awareness Trained
– Field Trip & Bus Safety Trained
– And so much more!


Questions? Contact:
Aaron Confer
Youth Development Director
aconfer@kishymca.org
815-375-5406