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
(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: Shellee McCullum, Youth and Family Director

Oswego Family YMCA
160 E. Washington St.
Oswego, IL 60543
630.551-0797

 


Session Dates (K-8th)

Week Dates Theme Tuesday Wednesday Friday
1 May 23-27, 2016 Nature Frenzy TBD Starved Rock TBD
2* May 31-Jun 3, 2016 Terrific Scientific TBD

Museum of Science and Industry
6-8th - TBD

Pelican Harbor
3 June 6-10, 2016 Under the Sea Phillips Park Shedd Aquarium Pelican Harbor
4 June 13-17, 2016 Let's Explore Phillips Park

K-5th ~ Jump Zone
6-8th ~ Navy Pier

Pelican Harbor
5 June 20-24, 2016 Festival Fun Phillips Park k-5th ~ Bogie's
6-8th ~ Rocket Ice 
Pelican Harbor
6 June 27-Jul 1, 2016 Everyday is a Holday Phillips Park Chicago Sky
6-8th ~ TBD 
Pelican Harbor
7** July 5-8, 2016 Zoofari/Carnival Splash Country Lincoln Park Zoo
6-8th ~ TBD 
Pelican Harbor
8 July 11-15, 2016 Otta this World Splash Country K-5th ~ Funway
6-8th ~ Great America 
Pelican Harbor
9 July 18-22, 2016 Y's Got Talent Splash Country Kane County Cougars (Monday)
Magician (on-site) 
Pelican Harbor
10 July 25-29, 2016 Wacky Water Week Splash Country Ragin Waves Pelican Harbor
11 August 1-5, 2016 Sportastic Fun Phillips Park K-5th ~ Red Oak Nature Center
6-8th ~ Soldier Field 
Pelican Harbor
12 August 8-12, 2016 Aloha Camp Hudson Phillips Park K-4th ~ On site Field Trip
5-8th ~ Laser Tag 
Pelican Harbor

* There is no camp Monday, May 30 due to Memorial Day.  
**There is no camp Monday, July 4 due to Fourth of July. 

 


Registration

Early Bird Registration Dates - Save up to 20% per week!
YMCA Members:
Begins Monday, February 1, 2016
Non-Members:
Begins Monday, March 1, 2016

Regular Registration Fees begin May 2, 2016-No Exceptions!

Program fees: download here

 


Open House & Info Sessions

Camp Hudson Open House
Thursday, February 11, 2016 6-8 p.m.
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 9-11 a.m.
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (at Healthy Kids Day)

Got questions? We have the answers! Come to one of our Camp Hudson Open Houses to find out more about camp. We will give information on staff, training, safety, curriculum, field trips, swimming and more! We will also happily address any questions or concerns you might have about sending your child to camp.

Please feel free to contact Youth and Family Director, Shellee McCullum, with any questions.

 

Camp Hudson Parent Orientation
Sunday, May 15, 2016, 12-2 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18, 2015, 6-8 p.m.

A Parent Orientation will be offered to all campers and their families who are participating in Camp Hudson.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that parebts plan to attend one of these meetings, as the Program Director and Camp Site Coordinator will be going over the schedule, field trips, rules, parent handbook and everything else you will need to know before camp begins. This will also be a great time to pick up your camp T-shirt(s) and have your child meet their counselors who will be leading activities in the gym.

Please feel free to contact Youth and Family Director, Shellee McCullum with any questions.

 


Forms

Youth Program/Camp Participant Forms Medication AuthorizationForms
Counselor In Training Application Camp Hudson FAQ's
Camp Hudson Field Trip Schedule

 


Payment and Financial Assistance

 

Financial Assistance

The Oswego YMCA does our best to keep Summer Camp cost reasonable, and is proud of its heritage and commitment to make its character-building, family-enriching programs available to everyone in our community. Fees are based on the cost of providing a safe and fun summer day camp experience. Due to the limited scholarship resources available, we first refer interested families to the Dept. of Human Services to apply for funding. We must have approval letter in hand in order to honor the discount. Any co-payments are the responsibility of the parents, and must be received prior to the week registered for camp.

If after you qualify for DHS funding and still need further assistance, we encourage you to apply for fee assistance here at the Oswego YMCA. Annually, we receive support from hundreds of members, community leaders and businesses who believe in our purpose. They contribute generously to our You are Y Campaign, investing in youth and families. These funds are distributed on a sliding needs scale to families with a documented financial need in our communities.

Subject to available YMCA resources and program space, no person will be denied participation because of an inability to pay. Drop by any Chicago Metro YMCA branch for an application, or download the application.