Summer Day Camp

 

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

 

Helen C. Pierce School of International Studies Summer Camp

We are happy to announce that we are now offering Summer Day Camp at Helen C. Pierce School of International Studies for ages 5-16. Lil' Explorers, Junior Adventure, Adventure and Counselor in Training camps will be held at this location. Please download this brochure for more information. Register online, by phone or in person today.

 

Overview

Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, playing games and splashing in the pool? At Y camp, we create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. And while they’re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they’re also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills and making lasting friendships and memories. Summer is just around the corner, so sign up at the membership desk during registration dates (see below)!

 

Contact Information

Lake View YMCA
3333 N. Marshfield
Chicago, IL 60657
773-248-3333

 

Session Dates

All camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours from 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.

Summer Day Camp is a super-lively, full-day enrichment program focused on quality, age-appropriate activities, safety and fun! Campers will experience new discoveries, develop new skills, and make new friends along the way. Kids stay motivated and are encouraged to make good choices by exercising independent thinking.

Kids will learn new things while they make friends and have fun along the way. Each week is packed with an amazing variety of activities including field trips, swimming, themed special events, playing at local parks, creating crafts, exploring through science and nature activities, nutritional and fitness education, participating in Healthy Kids activities and more!

 

Week Dates
Mini June 22-24, 2016
1 June 27-July 1, 2016
2 July 5-8, 2016*
3 July 11-15, 2016
4 July 18-22, 2016
5 July 25-29, 2016
6 August 1-5, 2016
7 August 8-12, 2016**
8 August 15-19, 2016
9 August 22-26, 2016
10 August 29-Sept. 2, 2016

* No Camp Monday July 4, 2016.
** Parent's Night Cookout will be held at the Lake View YMCA, July 14, 2016 at 6 p.m.
*** YMCA's Got Talent Variety Show will be held at the Lake View YMCA in August. Stay tuned for more details.

 

Registration

Registration opens on Monday, February 8, 2016 for Lake View YMCA members and Monday, February 15, 2016 for non-members. It can be completed on-line or in-person during registration dates.

One emergency packet is required for each child and must be completed at the time of registration. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is due for each week of camp reserved and is payable at the time of registration. A complete list of program fees is available here: program fees.

 

Forms

Camp Registration Form can be downloaded here or picked up at the membership desk.
Camp Emergency Packet can be downloaded here or picked up at the membership desk.
The Lake View YMCA Summer Day Camp Parent Handbook can be downloaded here or picked up at the membership desk.

Camp Registration Form and Emergency Packet must be completed and returned to the Lake View YMCA youth and family department within 24 hrs of online registration. The forms can be dropped off in person or emailed to Ashley Kearney, Youth Development Director, at akearney@ymcachicago.org. Registration is not considered complete without required documentation and must be turned in within 24 hours of registering.

 

Payment and Financial Information

For all camps, a non-refundable, non- transferable deposit of $50 per week must be paid for each week you register your child(ren). This is credited toward your camp fees. This year we've made your payment process easier. Remaining balances will be automatically drafted from your checking/savings account or credit card. 

Camp remaining balances will draft on the following dates:
Mini Week, Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 will draft on May 15th
Week 4, Week 5 and Week 6 will draft on June 15th
Week 7, Week 8, Week 9 and Week 10 will draft on July 15th

Transfers will be accommodated only if there is space available in the week you would like to transfer to. A $25 service charge will be assessed by the YMCA on all returned checks and declined credit card/checking account drafts. Cancellations will forfeit the non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. All refund requests must be directed to Youth Development Director, Ashley Kearney.

 

Financial Assistance

With the YMCA, everyone can afford to keep their kids healthy and safe this summer!

Scholarships are available for those needing help to pay for camp through Action for Children. If you qualify, Action for Children assistance can be applied for all weeks of summer camp. Applications for assistance through Action for Children may be picked up at the Member Service Desk. You may also contact Action for Children directly at 312.823-1100 or by visiting www.actforchildren.org.

Action For Children is state provided assistance. You do not have to be a YMCA member to qualify.

If you do not qualify or were denied funds through Action for Children, you may apply for funds through the Lake View YMCA. Lake View has scholarships available through our Annual Campaign, which is supported by donations and gifts from staff, members and the community. YMCA Scholarship forms are available at the Member Services Desk. Assistance is based on annual income, family size and supported documentation.

A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit per week is required to hold your child's spot in camp, even if you have applied for Action for Children or a YMCA Scholarship. This deposit may be applied to your co-pay. For more information on financial assistance or scholarships, contact us at 773-248-3333.

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Third Party Payments

When Action for Children or Y scholarships are utilized for third party payments by camp families, approval must be received PRIOR to a camper's starting the program or the family will have to pay the camp fee in full.

 

Liability Statement

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago does not carry medical, accident, or loss of personal property insurance for any program participants, due to the fact that it would drastically increase the cost of our program fees. Please review the insurance policies that protect you and your family to be certain that proper coverage is in place.