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: Brittany Dunk, Youth and Family Director

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

 


Schedules and Field Trips:

KinderCamp:  Kindergarten

Weeks Theme Field Trip
1: May 30-Jun 2 Treasure Island Fri-Pelican Harbor
2: Jun 5-9 Gadgets & Gizmos Thu-Swim at the Y
3: Jun 12-16 Wipe Out Fri-Prairie Fest
4: Jun 19-23 Food Frenzy Thu-Blackberry Farms
5: Jun 26-30 All-Stars Thu-Swim at the Y
6: July 3-7 America the Beautiful Fri-Pelican Harbor
7: Jul 10-17 Out of this World Thu-Swim at the Y
8: Jul 17-21 Lights, Camera, Action! Wed-Kendall 11
9: Jul 24-28 It's a Jungle Out There Thu-Phillips Park Zoo
10: Jul 31-Aug 4 Team Work/Dream Work Thu-Swim at the Y
11: Aug 7-11 Camp Close Out Fri-Splash Country

Explorer Camp - Grades 1-5

Weeks Theme Wednesday Thursday Friday
1:  May 30-Jun 2 Treasure Island Parkside Lanes On-site Pelican Harbor
2:  Jun 5-9 Gadgtes & Gizmos Sci-Tech Y Swim On-site
3: Jun 12-16 Wipe Out Splash Country On-site Prairie Fest
4: Jun 19-23 Food Frenzy On-site Blackberry Farms Pelican Harbor
5: Jun 26-30 All-Stars Cougars Game Y Swim Cook-out
6: Jul 3-7 America Beautiful Starved Rock On-site Pelican Harbor
7: Jul 10-14 Out of this World Cyber Space Y Swim On-site
8: Jul 17-21 Lights Camera Action Kendall 11 Y Swim On-site
9: Jul 24-28 It's a Jungle  Lincoln Park  On-site Pelican Harbor
10: Jul 31-Aug 4 Team Work Dream Work Bogie's Y Swim On-site
11: Aug 7-11 Camp Close Out Phillips Park Zoo Splash Country Cook-out!

Adventure Camp - Grades 6-8

Weeks Theme Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1: May30-Jun2 Treasure Island NoCamp On Site Tall Ships TBD Pelican Harbor
2: Jun 5-9 Gadgets/Gizmos On Site On Site Museum (MSI) Engineering 4 Kids Phillips Park
3: Jun 12-16 Wipe Out On Site  Shedd Raging Waves On Site Prairie Fest
4: Jun 19-23 Food Frenzy On Site On Site TBD Feed My Starving.. Pelican Harbor
5: Jun 26-30 All Stars TBD On Site Soldier Field On Site Pelican Harbor
6: Jul 3-7 America Beautiful On Site No Camp Great America Starved Rock Pelican Harbor
7: Jul 10-14  Out of this World On Site On Site Cyber Space Splash Country Alder Planet..
8: Jul 17-21 Lights Camera Act On Site On Site TBD Kendall 11 Splash Country
9: Jul 24-28 Jungle out There TBD On Site Brookfield Zoo On Site Pelican Harbor
10: Jul 31-Aug 4 Team Work On Site Cougars Phillips Park TBD On Site
11: Aug 7-11 On Site TBD TBD Medieval Times Y Swim Cook Out

* There is no camp Monday, May 29 due to Memorial Day.  
**There is no camp Tuesday, July 4 due to Fourth of July. 

 


Registration

Early Bird Registration Dates - Save up to 10% per week!
YMCA Members:
Begins Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Non-Members:
Begins Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Regular Registration Fees begin Monday, May 1, 2017-No Exceptions!

Program fees: download here

 


Open House & Info Sessions

Camp Hudson Open Houses
Wednesday, February, 15, 2017, 6-8pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9-11am
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6-8pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10am-12pm during 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, Brittany Dunk, with any questions.

 

Camp Hudson Parent Orientation
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12-2pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6-8pm

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

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that parents 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, Brittany Dunk with any questions.

 


Forms & Schedules

Registration Forms Field Trip Schedules
Day Camp Emergency Info Packet KinderCamp Field Trip Schedule
Oswego Day Camp Registration Form Explorers Field Trip Schedule
Medication Authorization Forms Adventure Camp Field Trip Schedule
Camp Fact Sheet

 


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.