Summer Day Camp

 

Click here to download:

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

Contact Information

Contact us at 773.947.0700

Youth Develpment Director (Turtle, Adventure, STEM & Robotics)

Stanley Wilkerson
swilkerson@ymcachicago.org
773.326.2581

Sports Director (YBA)

Johnnie Cox
jocox@ymcachicago.org
773.947.0700 Ext 3215

Aquatics Director (Wet N' Wild)

Kim DeRadet
kderadet@ymcachicago.org
773.947.0700 Ext 3226


Session Dates

Turtle Camp - Age 5 Only
Week Dates Themes
1

June 11-15

Magnifently Messy
2June 18-22Y Olympics
3June 25-29Mad Scientist
4July 2-6 *NO CAMP Wednesday, July 4*Celebration
5July 9-13Special Agent Y
6July 16-20Wet N' Wild
7July 23-27 *Talent Showcase Fiday, July 27*Our Talented Selves
8July 30-August 3Super Hero
9August 6-10Spirit
10August 13-17Sports Extravaganza
11August 20-24Animal

 

Adventure Camp - Ages 6-12
Week Dates Themes
1

June 11-15

Magnificently Messy
2June 18-22Y Olympics
3June 25-29Mad Scientist
4July 2-6 *NO CAMP Wednesday, July 4*Celebration
5July 9-13Special Agent Y
6July 16-20Wet N' Wild
7July 23-27 *Talent Showcase Friday, July 27*Our Talented Selves
8July 30-August 3Super Hero
9August 6-10Spirit
10August 13-17Sports Extravaganza
11August 20-24Animal

Specialty Camps

Stem & Robotics Camp:

Age: 6-13
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Date M/NM
June 25-29 $155/$180
July 2-6* $155/$180
July 9-13 $155/$180
July 16-20 $155/$180
July 23-27 $155/$180

*NO CAMP Wenesday, July 4th

 

Wet-N-Wild Camp:

Age: 6-14
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Keep cool in the pool this summer while getting a little wet-n-wild in the pool. Campers will learn a variety of water sports and games, participate in daily swim lessons, learn water safety and many more fun activities.

Date M/NM
June 18-22 $150/$175
June 25-29 $150/$175
July 2-6* $150/$175
July 9-13 $150/$175
July 16-20 $150/$175
July 23-27 $150/$175
July 30-August 3 $150/$175
August 6-10 $150/$175
August 13-17 $150/$175
August 20-24 $150/$175

*NO CAMP Wednesday, July 4

YBA Summer Camp:

Age: 7-13
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Your child will have a basketball experience unlike any other. In addition to providing each participant with basic fundamentals, YBA will also offer teamwork, lifeskills, guest speakers and so much more!

Dates M/NM
June 18-22 $150/$175
June 25-29 $150/$175
July 2-6* $150/$175
July 9-13 $150/$175
July 16-20 $150/$175
July 23-27 $150/$175
July 30-August 3 $150/$175
August 6-10 $150/$175
August 13-17 $150/$175
August 20-24 $150/$175

*NO CAMP Wenesday, July 4

Registration Dates:

Registration for all camps begins February 1st (early registration is strongly recommended) and will continue until all camps are full. Due to staff ratio requirements, NO additional spots will be added once camp is full. Please plan accordingly.

Click here for Information Packet

Forms:

Day Camp Brochure Automatic Payment Form (Draft)
Participant Emergency Information Packet Financial Assistance Application
Day Camp Parent Handbook Child Care Application Form

Don't Miss These Dates!

Heathly Kids Day

Saturday, April 21, 2018 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free for everyone! Come out and bring a friend or two.

Mandatory Parent Orientation

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10-11 a.m.

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 5, 2018, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Payment and Financial Aid Information

At the time of registration, camper slots will be held with a $25 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit fee for each camper per week. Deposits are applied toward the cost of each session. A $45 ($10 for each additional child) non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee will also be due upon registration. All balances for the following week must be paid in full no later than Wednesday. Your child will not be allowed in camp if fees are not paid. All deposits and fees are non-refundable. Your child must attend all five days of camp. There will be no refunds granted. If your child is sick, a doctors note must be presented to warrant a refund.

*Personal checks for camp payments are not accepted Cancellations/Refunds/Credits Refunds or credits for a camp are available prior to June 1, 2018 only! However, the deposit of $25 per weekly deposits are non-refundable deposit.

Financial Assistance

Due to our limited YMCA scholarship money, we require all families in need of financial assistance to first apply for Illinois Action for Children (AFC). Applications can be downloaded below and/or picked up at the South Side YMCA Member Service Desk. Anyone applying for Action for Children must make an appointment to meet with the Youth Director or Billing Coordinator. Action for Children applications must be signed by the aforementioned before submitting (failure to do so will delay the approval process). If you are not approved before the first day of camp, you will be responsible for paying the full rate of camp until an approval (through August 31) is received. Regardless of your approval status, you are required to remit a $25 deposit (per week) at the time of registration (unless an approval letter is presented at the time of registration). All deposits will be applied toward your total weekly (and monthly when applicable) balance due. If you are approved for AFC, you are responsible for paying the parent assigned monthly co-pay each month IN ADDITION to the differentials. The differential is the weekly cost of our program less the daily rate paid by AFC. You should begin submiting your application April 1st to ensure you are approved by the start of camp. No NEW AFC applications will be accepted after June 30, 2018.

If you are approved, AFC will assign you a monthly copayment based on your household size and income. AFC is considered a third party source of funding and is not connected to the YMCA in any way. As a form of courtesy and customer service, the South Side YMCA Camp Director and/or Billing Coordinator will assist you with the process of completing and submitting your application as much as possible. It is your responsibility to submit all paperwork and provide a copy of the receipt (please write your child’s name on the receipt) to the Camp Director. The South Side YMCA does not assume responsibility for AFC approvals or denials. The best way to ensure your paperwork is received is to physically submit your paperwork to AFC and receive a receipt. Please also be advised AFC is only open three days/week: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please plan accordingly.

If you are denied assistance from Action for Children, you are welcome to pick up the YMCA Scholarship Packet from the Member Service Desk. Financial assistance from the YMCA is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Upon filling out the YMCA packet, you will need to return the completed forms to the South SIde YMCA.

Action for Children Pays the Following:
$28.50/day
$28.50/day x 5 days = $142.50

Camp Cost:
$150.00 per week (Members)
$175.00 per week (Non-Member)

Weekly Differentials:
$7.50/Week (Members)
$32.50/Week (Non-Member)

Day Camp Copayment Due Dates:

Copayments are due regardless of how many days in the month your child attends camp. Copayments cannot be prorated (no exceptions). Copayments are due on the following days (1st Monday of each month):

Monday, June 4

Monday, July 2

Monday, August 6