Summer Day Camp

 

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 today!

Quicklinks :
Summer Day Camp Brochure
Parent Handbook
Emergency Packet
AM Summer Swimming Lessons
Field Trip List
LIT Application

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

 

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 today!

 


Contact Information

Questions? Contact:Lisa Pietrusiewicz, Program Administrative Coordinator, at 847.410.5284, or lpietrusiewicz@ymcachicago.org.

Lattof YMCA
300 E. Northwest Hwy
Des Plaines, IL 60016
847.296-3376

 


Session Dates

All camps run from 9am-4pm, with included extended hours from 7-9 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Week Dates Weekly Theme
School Days Out Week 1* June 5-9, 2017 Say Yes to Mess
2 June 12-16, 2017 Camp in Paradise
3 June 19-23, 2017 Survivor
4 June 26-30, 2017 Let the Games Begin
5** July 3-7, 2017 Treasure Hunters
6 July 10-14, 2017 Summer Magic
7 July 17-21, 2017 Water Palooza
8 July 24-28, 2017 Surf Safari
9 July 31-August 4, 2017 Rockin' & Groovin'
10 August 7-11, 2017 Country Thunder
11 August 14-18, 2017 Fitness Fun
School Days Out Week 12* August 21-25, 2017 Buggin' Out

*There will be no field trip during School Days Out Week 1 or Week 12. Join us for action-packed days when school is not in session. Bring a swimsuit, lunch, and two snacks every day. Fee (per day): $45 Member/$55 Non-Members

** Week 5 is a 4 day camp.

 


Registration

Registration Dates
YMCA Members: Begins Monday, January 4, 2017
Non-Members: Begins Monday, January 18, 2017

Program fees: download here

  1. Complete one registration form for each child participating. You may bring it to the Lattof YMCA Member Service Desk, fax it to 847.296.9431, or email it to lattofdaycamp@ymcachicago.org
  2. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $25 per week is due at the time of registration to reserve your week(s). Deposits will go toward the total payment of the camp week.
  3. Balances are due by Friday, two weeks prior to the week your child attends camp.
  4. All requests to change weeks must be made in writing before June 1, 2017 and are subject to availability. (Deposits are non-refundable and are non-transferable).
  5. Camps fill quickly so we encourage registration by May 1st to reserve your spot.

 


Forms

Emergency Packet AM Summer Swimming Lessons Parents Handbook LIT Application

 


Open House & Info Sessions

Camp Open House, Saturday, March 11, 10 a.m.-noon

Camp Orientation & Meet the staff
Friday, June 2, 2017, 5:30-7 p.m.

Come meet the 2017 Camp Staff! Ask questions about camp weeks, field trips, tips for a successful summer and more. Get all of the information you need about camp, while the kids get a chance to know the counselors, play fun camp games and learn camp songs! Once all the questions are answered join us for a cookout and our first FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT of the summer! Movie begins at sunset (approximately 8:25pm).

 

Family Nights

Date/TimeEvent
Friday, June 23, 2017, 6 p.m. Family Night
Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 9 a.m. 4th of July Parade
Friday, July 14, 2017, 6 p.m. Family Night
Friday, August 4, 2017 4 p.m. Talent Show

 

Talent Show
Friday, August 4, 2017, 4-6 p.m.

Check out this awesome end of summer family event! Join us for our annual camp TALENT SHOW! Campers will be practicing for this all summer and won’t be able to wait to show their talents off to their friends, family, fellow campers, neighbors, etc! So invite the whole family and check out what kind of talent Lattof Day Camp has to offer!

 

Guest Speakers

We can't wait to welcome new and returning guest speakers who will engineer lego structures, perform magic, teach us about weird science and so much more! Included in the cost of camp, your camper will experience the thrill of meeting a new guest speaker and learning new things each week.