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YMCA Summer Day Camp 2021

We know that kids are ready…ready for fun, ready for adventure, ready for it all. We are ready too! No one does summer like the YMCA! While what camp will look like will be different from summers past, you can count on the same safe, high quality, fun-filled program that you have come to know from the YMCA

Preschool Camp (Ages 3-4): Half Day Camp

Kindergarten Camp (Entering Kindergarten in Fall 2021)
Kindergarten Camp is a great transition to get your kids ready for long school days in a safe and fun camp setting.  Kindergarten Camp is the best of both worlds: Traditional camp setting with age-appropriate activities that will help young children get emotionally and socially ready to succeed in school and future camps! Kindergarten Camp will offer lower staff to camper ratios, and fun and exciting guests, and on-site “field trips”.  Each week a new theme is introduced with activities and on-site field trips focused on the theme.

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Explorers (Entering Grades 1-5)
Our Explorers will have a summer to remember as the memories and friends that are made will last a lifetime! No two days are the same, and there is never a dull moment. Explorers will spend fun-filled days doing group activities, creative art experiences, games, sports, and exploration, as well as an exciting weekly field trip that ties into our weekly themes.  Explorers will also enjoy swimming two times per week! Through directed games and skill-building activities, campers will work on improving their social and emotional skills in a supportive and safe environment.

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Adventure (Entering Grades 6-8)
Our Adventure Campers 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.

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Registration Forms

Parent Handbook          Registration Check-list     Emergency Information Packet        Registration Form


Summer Camp Weeks:

WeekDatesThemesTentative Field Trip Schedule
1June 1-June 4* (No Camp Memorial Day)Camp Kick-OffNo Field Trip
2June 7-June 11Safe Kids WeekEpic Air
3June 14-June 18Going GreenStarved Rock
4June 21-June 25Healthy LivingHopkins Pool
5June 28-July 2Game Show ManiaMardi Gras Bowling Alley
6July 5-July 9Mindfulness & RelaxationRed Oak Nature Center
7July 12-July 16Camp's Got TalentX-treme Wheels Skate Center
8July 19-July 23Symphony of the 5 SensesEnchanted Castle
9July 26-July 30Barnyard PaloozaBrookfield Zoo
10August 2-August 6Around the World in 80 DaysPhillips Park Aquatic Center
11August 9-August 13Summer Camp ForeverRock Cut State Park
12August 16 & 17

Ages:
Entering Kindergarten-Entering 8th Grade

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

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


Kindergarten & Explorers Camp Fees:

Family Member Fee
Weekly (5 days): $170*
Daily: $38 (choose your attendance days)
**All YMCA Campers must have an active Kish YMCA membership at the time of registration.

Member Fee:

Weekly (5 days): $181*
Daily: $41 (choose your attendance days)*

Adventure Camp Fees:

Family Member Fee:
Weekly (5 days): $190*
Daily: $40(choose your attendance days)*

Member Fee
Weekly (5 days): $200*
Daily: $45(choose your attendance days)
**All YMCA Campers must have an active Kish YMCA membership at the time of registration.


*All YMCA Campers must have an active Kish YMCA membership at the time of registration.


Food/Meals

A healthy, USDA approved, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided, FREE of charge from Voluntary Action Center (VAC), 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.

COMING SOON!
Menu Calendars >

How will Camp look different this year? 
Do I need a mask? What do Drop-off and Pick-up look like?
We know there are many questions about how camp will look different, and what we are doing to create a healthy environment for our campers and staff this summer. Please review this quick guide for some of the protocols and processes we will have in place to help reduce the spread of communicable illnesses at Camp. As recommendations are updated by health officials, we will adapt and update as well, and will be sure to inform you as any changes are made.
Quick Guide to YMCA Summer Camp – Coming Soon

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, Nichole Elliott, Office Support Specialist at nelliott@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.

Summer Camp Financial Assistance Application


Registration

Summer Camp 2021 Registration opens February 1, 2021

Kindergarten Camp (Entering Kindergarten)

 

 

Explorers Camp (Entering Grades 1-5)

Adventure Camp (Entering Grades 6-8)


Registration Forms

Parent Handbook          Registration Check-list     Emergency Information Packet        Registration Form


Membership

All YMCA Summer Campers must have an active Kish YMCA membership at the time of registration for the entire summer.


Option 1

Summer Youth Membership

A summer youth membership is $19/month. Payments will begin June 1, 2021, and will continue until canceled. Membership cancellations can be done in person at the YMCA Front Desk. Membership activates on June 1, 2021.

Option 2
Summer Family Membership
A summer family membership is $50/month for June, July, and August. Beginning September regular rates apply. Summer Family membership is a continuous draft until canceled in person at the YMCA Front Desk. Membership activates on June 1, 2021.