Registration for Summer Day Camp at the Newberry County Family YMCA will open April 29th! Registration can be done at the front desk of the YMCA or through the mail. There is a $50.00 registration fee that reserves a spot for your camper all summer that must be paid with registration. Campers must be between 4 and 13 years old. Summer camp curriculum is from 9 am-4 pm but kids can be dropped off as early as 6:45 am and must be picked by 6:00 pm. There will be a late fee of $10.00 for any child left past 6:00 pm.
Campers will experience new themes each week of summer camp filled with learning, fun activities, and field trips.
Camp Readers and Math Skills
Hands-on Science activities
Exciting Field Trips
Emphasis on Healthy Living
Weekly Sessions: Starting June 10th
Members: $95.00 per week
Non-Members: $120.00 per week
Rates include a $10.00 activity fee per week for field trips, special activities, and special events. You will not be charged any additional fees for activities. There is a $5.00 deduction for additional siblings.
Take advantage of our Youth membership for other opportunities the Y has to offer.
New youth membership is $18 per month.
Full payment for summer camp is due by the Friday before each week of camp. Call the YMCA office if you have any questions. YMCA membership must be current to qualify for the member rate.
If payment is not received at least one-week after care has been provided, a $10 late fee will be added to your balance due. If your payment is any more than two weeks late, your child’s space in summer day camp will be forfeited.
Plan on dressing your camper in comfortable play clothes. Be sure the camper is familiar with personal items and can identify them in the event of a loss. LABEL EVERYTHING including swimsuits, towels, lunch boxes, etc. Tennis shoes work best on the feet for the activities that your camper will be involved in. All clothing should be appropriate for outdoor play. Expect your camper to be active and come home dirty!!
Bookbags are good for transporting items, and for keeping all of the camper’s belongings in one place. Pack your camper’s swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen. The YMCA provides a book bag that is good for wet items. Once again, LABEL EVERYTHING!!
Lunch and Snacks
We will provide snacks twice daily which will include healthy snacks and beverages. In our effort to promote healthy living, our summer camp will encourage healthy eating and activities. We ask that you send healthy food for your child for lunch. Campers will no longer be able to get snacks or drinks from the machines.
Your input is extremely important to us at the YMCA. We expect all parents/guardians to talk with the staff members about any problem the child is having that we may be of some help. In order for us to serve you better, we need to know what is happening. If at any time you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact any of the following:
Program Director- Rachel Avery
Please do not send your child to camp if he/she is ill. We are concerned about the health and welfare of each child, therefore we require sick children to be picked up as soon as possible in the event they become ill during the day. Any major or life-threatening injury or accident that may occur during scheduled camp hours will be handled in the following manner:
911 will be called immediately.
Parent/Guardian will be called.
Based upon the professional decision of the EMT unit, the child may be transported to the closest medical facility for immediate care, or the EMT may advise the parent/guardian or camp staff as to how to treat or care for the child.
NO CHILD, FOR ANY REASON, WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO AN EMERGENCY FACILITY IN A STAFF MEMBER’S CAR WITHOUT GETTING PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FROM PARENT AND WITH APPROVAL OF THE CEO, ERIC NELSON.
Lost and Found
The lost and found should be checked weekly. On Tuesday of each week, the items that have not been picked up out of the lost and found will be donated to a local charity.
Swim lessons are available during camp hours. If your child signs up to take swim lessons we will get your child to their lessons. Sign up at the front desk for the 10:00 am class. Swim lessons are $65.00 for members and $80 for nonmembers for two weeks. Campers must sign up before Wednesday at noon before the week the lessons begin.
Whenever your camper is riding in a YMCA vehicle, the following guidelines should be followed at all times:
No standing in the seats for any reason.
There is no food or drink (especially candy) on the YMCA vehicles.
There should be no screaming or yelling at any time.
No body parts should be outside of the vehicle.
It is our goal to provide a healthy, safe, and secure camp environment for all-day camp participants. The YMCA teaches the core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Children who attend the program are expected to follow the behavior guidelines and to interact appropriately in a group setting.
People are responsible for their actions
We respect each other and the environment.
Honesty will be the basis for all relationships and interactions.
We will care for ourselves and those around us.
When a camper does not follow the behavior guidelines, we will take the following steps:
Staff will redirect the camper to more appropriate behavior.
The camper will be reminded of the behavior guidelines and day camp rules, and a discussion will take place. The camper will be asked to refrain from participating in any camp activities for no longer than ten minutes.
If the behavior persists, a parent will be notified of the problem.
If a child’s behavior at any time threatens the immediate safety of that child, other children, or staff, the parent may be notified and expected to pick the child up immediately.
If the problem persists and the child continues to disrupt the day camp program, the YMCA reserves the right to suspend the child from the program. Expulsion from the program will be considered in extreme situations.
The following behaviors are not acceptable and may result in the immediate suspension of a camper for the remainder of the current day and the next day.
Endangering the health and safety of children and/or staff.
Stealing or damaging the YMCA or other’s personal property.
Leaving the day camp program without permission.
Continually disrupting the program.
Refusing to follow the behavior guidelines or day camp rules.
Using profanity, vulgarity, or obscenity frequently.
Acting in a lewd manner.
Fighting of any kind.
If any of these behaviors persist, staff may suspend the camper a second time before expulsion.