Summer Day Camp

 

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Summer Day Camp Brochure (Includes detailed descriptions of all camp programs and prices.)

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Overview

At the Foglia YMCA's Summer Day Camp, we have themes and activities planned that will make the entire summer exciting and entertaining. Some of our favorite weeks include Olympic Week, Foglia Idol Week, and more! We off partial and full-day Specialty Camps in addition to our regular summer camp, which range from sports to water parks and field trips to downtown Chicago.


Contact Information

For pricing or billing, please contact Therese Abboud at 847.410.5403 or tabboud@ymcachicago.org

For Day Camp in general, please contact Sarah Sidell at 847.410.5393 or ssidell@ymcachicago.org

For Youth Sports 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 the camp program guide for descriptions of activities, dates, and fees.

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

Week Dates
1 June 4-8
2 June 11-15
3 June 18-22
4 June 25-29 
5 July 2-6 * No camp on July 4
6 July 9-13
7 July 16-20
8 July 23-27
9 July 30-August 3
10 August 6-10
11 August 13-17

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: Opens Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Registration Form & Fees: download here


Open House & Info Sessions

Information Nights
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 7-8 p.m.
Monday, April 9, 2018, 7-8 p.m.

Foglia YMCA

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

Summer Camp Luau
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Foglia YMCA

Join us for our annual Foglia Day Camp Luau! There will be food, games, prizes, moon bounces, and more! This is a great opportunity to meet the Youth Development 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 enjoy throughout the summer. The Luau will be held, weather permitting, outside under the Explorer Camp pavilion (large pavillion next to the playground).


Forms

Day Camp Brochure Day Camp Parent Manual
Day Camp Registration Packet  

Payment Information

All campers must be registered and paid in full by the Wednesday prior to attending their week of camp. A $25 non-refundable deposit is required for each week of camp.

Registration Policies

  • All campers must hold a valid YMCA membership to receive the member rate and must remain valid until Sep 1, 2018.
  • To ensure space is reserved for your camper, a $25 nonrefundable deposit is due for each week of camp registered.
  • Payment for Traditional Camp is due the Wednesday before your child is to attend camp.
  • Payment for Specialty Camps must be paid in full at time of registration.
  • Please register no later than the Wednesday before the week you are interested in having your child in camp. Any late registrations will be charged a $15 late fee.
  • Your child's enrollment papers and releases must be submitted in their entirety the Wednesday before your child's first day of camp.
  • If your child's paperwork is not in, they will not be able to attend camp. Please note this is for your child's safety and well-being.
  • To switch or transfer camps after the Wednesday of the week prior to camp, there will be a $15 switching fee to maintain staff/ camper ratios.

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 April 1, 2018 in order to have approval. For more information please contact Therese Abboud at 847.410.5403 or at tabboud@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 May 1 and will be reviewed after that date.  Scholarships are only available to Family Memberships.

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.


What to Bring

  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Lunch and drink
  • Labeled water bottle
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Hat or visor
  • Closed-toed shoes