Summer Day Camp

 

At the Foglia YMCA Summer Camp, we have themes and activities planned that will make the entire summer exciting and entertaining. Some of our favorite weeks include Olympic week where we will have a former Olympian as a guest speaker, our Foglia Idol Week where we will plan and perform our annual talent show for friends and family to attend, and much MUCH MORE!

Quicklinks :
Download Summer Day Camp Brochure.
(Note: Brochure includes detailed descriptions of all camp offerings and cost.)

 

Overview

At the Foglia YMCA Summer Camp, we have themes and activities planned that will make the entire summer exciting and entertaining. Some of our favorite weeks include Olympic week where we will have a former Olympian as a guest speaker, our Foglia Idol Week where we will plan and perform our annual talent show for friends and family to attend, and much MUCH MORE! Guest speakers and performers will come throughout the summer including the Fire Department as well. Partial and full day Specialty Camps are offered in addition to our regular summer camp as well ranging in everything from sports, to water parks, to field trips to Downtown Chicago.

 


Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding pricing or billing, please contact Debbie Siedlecki at 847.410.5368 or dsiedlecki@ymcachicago.org.

If you have any questions regarding day camp in general, please contact Mimi McGlauchlin at 847.410.5396 or mmcglauchlin@ymcachicago.org.

If you have any questions regarding specialty camps, please contact Eric Palmblad at 847.410.5376 or epalmblad@ymcachicago.org.


Session Dates

We offer a variety of camps to meet your child's individual interests and needs. Please refer to specific camp listing for a detail of description of activities, session dates and fees.

Day Camp Activities run from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Extended care hours run from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Week Dates
1 Jun 6-10
2 Jun 13-17
3 Jun 20-24
4 Jun 27 - Jul 1 
5 Jul 5-8 *no attendance on July 4th
6 Jul 11-15
7 Jul 18-22
8 Jul 25-29
9 Aug 1-5
10 Aug 8-12
11 Aug 15-19

All Camps must be paid in full by the Wednesday before the week your camper is to attend. ($25 cancellation fee* & $15 Switching/late registration fee)

 


Registration Dates & Information

Registration: Starts Monday, February 1, 2016

Registration form & fees: download here

 


Open House & Info Sessions

Information Nights
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, April 25, 2016, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Foglia YMCA

This is your opportunity to meet the Summer Camp Director and hear an overview of what camp is like here at Foglia YMCA. Please join us for a brief presentation, followed by an open question-and-answer period.

 

Summer Camp Luau
Saturday, May 21, 2016, 11am-1pm.

Foglia YMCA

Join us for our 4th annual Foglia Day Camp Luau! There will be food, games, prizes, moon bounces, and more! This is a great opportunity to meet the camp director and some of the camp staff that will be involved with camp this summer. In addition families will get to see the campgrounds| and facilities that our campers will get to enjoy throughout the summer. The Luau will be held, weather permitting, outside under the explorer camp pavilion.

 


Forms

Day Camp Brochure Day Camp Registration Packet
Day Camp Emergency Packet  

 


Payment Information

All campers must be registered and paid in full by the Wednesday prior to attending their week of camp. A $25.00 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp.

 

Registration Policies

 

Scholarship/Fee Waiver

Illinois Action For Children Funding

Forms available at our member service desk along with local offices. Action for Children (AFC) is a child-care financial assistance program provided by the Illinois Department of Human Services for low-income, working families. If you are a new applicant, you are required to meet with a designated YMCA staff member before registering for camp. You may pick up applications, re-determination forms and change-of-provider forms at the YMCA. DHS Child care subsidy can take up to two months to give approval; you must plan accordingly in order to have approval before the first week of camp. Please turn in all paperwork by March 1, 2016 in order to have approval. For more information please contact Debbie Siedlecki at 847.410.5368 or at dsiedlecki@ymcachicago.org.

Financial Assistance

It is the goal of the YMCA to provide education, social and physical development services to people regardless of their ability to pay. Waiver or reduction of fees is available, subject to facility and program capacity and demonstrated need, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap. Scholarship applications will be accepted through April 15 and will be reviewed after that date.

Due to our limited YMCA scholarship money, we require all families in need of financial assistance to first request funding from Action for Children (AFC). If a family is denied AFC funding, they are then able to apply for the financial assistance scholarship that the YMCA offers. Applications are available at the YMCA and online. Applicants are required to bring AFC denial letter and submit it with scholarship application or they will not be considered for the financial assistance program.


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