TAYLOR SUMMER DAY CAMP The YMCA provides summer adventures that promote a healthy spirit, mind and body while adhering to our Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. Children will participate both indoors and out as experienced staff lead campers in a wide variety of activities including arts & crafts, games, sports, songs, swimming and weekly off-site field trips. Because safety is of utmost importance, we have the following: Professional staff trained in CPR/First Aid, Emergency Procedures, Child Abuse Prevention and more our ratios of staff to campers of 1:6 (ages 3-4); 1:8 (ages 5-6); 1:10 ages (7-8); 1:12(ages 9-13) and 1:20 (ages 14-16) To download the brochure click here.
PRESCHOOL DAY CAMP (Ages 3-4) Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with extended hours 7-8:30 a.m. and 3:00-6 p.m. Capacity: 40 campers per location. Description: In addition to participating in all the above listed activities, we believe it is important for children of all ages to build relationships with fellow campers and staff. Campers will be placed in groups with similarly-aged children according to stated rations. Campers should bring a morning and afternoon snack. This camp will be held all weeks. FEES: Register by May 1st for the Early Bird Rate Full week: Early Bird $160/Member $175/ Non-Member; After May 1st $170/Members $185/Non-Members| 3-days week: Early Bird $130/Member $145/Non-Member After May 1st $140/Members $155/Non-Members Registration Paperwork available here. Please feel free to email Adia Walker at Adiaw@gcfymca.org for additional information. Flier for Preschool camp available here.
TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP (Ages 5-13) Camp Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with extended hours 7-8:30 a.m. and 4:00-6 p.m. Capacity: 84 campers per location Description: In addition to participating in all the above listed activities, we believe it is important for children of all ages to build relationships with fellow campers and staff. Campers will be placed in groups with similarly-aged children according to stated rations. Campers should bring a morning and afternoon snack. This camp will be held all weeks. Explorers Camp (Ages 5 & entering Kindergarten), Pathfinders Camp (Entering 1st & 2nd grade), Voyagers Camp (Entering 3rd & 4th grade), Navigators Camp (Entering 5th & 6th grade), Teen Camp (Entering 7th & 8th grade)
FEES: Register by May 1st for the Early Bird Rate Full week: Early Bird $170/Member; $185/Non-Member After May 1st $180/Members; $195/Non-Members| 3-days week: Early Bird $140 Member; $155 Non-Member. After May 1st $150/Members $165/Non-Members
Counselors–in-Training/CIT Program (Entering Grades 9th & 10th) NOTE: THIS IS A 5-DAY A WEEK CAMP Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with extended hours 7-9:00 a.m. and 4:00-6 p.m. Capacity: 20 participants Description: The CIT program is designed as a bridge for young people between camper and counselor. It is not simply camp for older kids, nor is it a guaranteed for a job in the future. Rather it is an opportunity for teens to develop leadership skills and learn what it is like to be a counselor. CITs will be paired with a seasoned counselor and assist him/her in leading a group of campers. CITs will also have CIT-only time where they work on team building and program planning. CITs must submit a separate application (available online or at the Taylor YMCA) as well as a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, pastor, etc. CITs must attend camp for a minimum of 4 full weeks throughout the summer.
WEEKLY FEE: Register by May 1st for the Early Bird Rate $140/Member; $155/ Non-Member| After May 1st $150/Member ;$165/Non-Member. Download the Counselor-In-Training Info and Application HERE.
HOW TO REGISTER:
1. To register online: CLICK HERE choose location you wish to register for (i.e Taylor or Memorial Park, Gilberts). Note: the location you choose is for Pick up and Drop Off purposes. You may also get a Day Camp Registration packet one of the following ways: Call 224-699-5803, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by any branch. OR You can download the traditional Registration Forms and Parent Handbook here.
2. Complete information requested NOTE: Please ensure we have your child’s current Physical and Immunizations Form you can email, mail or fax.
3. Return packet . Final balances for each week will be due one week prior to attendance at the camp.
2019 Group Field Trip Days
MONDAYS EXPLORERS and 1st grade PATHFINDERS
TUESDAYS 2nd grade PATHFINDERS and 3rd Grade VOYAGERS
WEDNESDAYS 4th Grade VOYAGERS and 5th grade NAVIGATORS
THURSDAYS 6th grade NAVIGATORS and TEEN CAMP
Week 1 (May 26-29)- Field Trip -Funway Change due to busing issues- Tuesday all Explorers, Pathfinders & 3rd grade Voyagers and Thursday everyone else.
Wk 2 (June 3- June 7) Monday Pump It Up, Tuesday-Thursday Epic Air
Wk 3 (June 10-14) Monday- Randall Oaks, Tuesday-Thursday Extreme Wheels
Wk 4 (June 17-21) Monday Discovery Center, Tuesday-Thursday Urban Air
Wk 5 (June 24-28) Enchanted Castle
Wk 6 (July 1-3) No Camp July 4th or 5th- Raging Waves
Wk 7 (July 8-12) Brookfield Zoo
Wk 8 (July 15-19) Monday and Tuesday- Santa’s Village Wednesday and Thursday Vertical Endeavors
Wk 9 (July 22-26) Otter’s Cove
Wk 10 (July 29- August 2) Crystal Lake Beach
Wk 11 (August 5-9) Rainbow Falls
Wk 12 (August 12-16) TBD
NEW THIS YEAR: SPECIALTY AND SPORTS CAMP INFO HERE
Sports Camp: Rookies Entering 1st and 2nd Grades, Veterans entering 3rd through 5th (Each Week a different sport) Register Here
Location: Taylor Family YMCA
Time: 1:00PM 3:00PM- Children may be picked up then or register and join traditional camp
Specialty Camp: Grades K-6 (Each Week a different activity) Register Here
Location: Taylor Family YMCA
Time: 9:30AM-11:30AM Children may be dropped off at 1:00 Pm or register and come from traditional camp.
Fees for both camps: 5 days $100 if not registered for Traditional Camp/ $75.00 if registered for traditional camp.
3 days $60 if not registered for Traditional Camp/ $45.00 if registered for traditional camp.
2018 Summer Camp Music Videos