2012 CAMP EASTSIDE
AT CAMP, I CAN!
585.341.4000 • www.rochesterymca.org/eastside
The camp day runs from 9:00am-4:00pm. We offer extended
care options from 7:00am-9:00am and 4:00pm-6:00pm at
no additional cost.
Morning Drop Off
• All campers are dropped off in the North Camp Building.
Drop off is from 8:45am-9:00am.
• Please arrive by 9:00am so all of our campers can get
started on their fun day!
• Preschool campers have a separate location and will be
dropped off and picked up inside the main YMCA at the
Afternoon Pick Up
• Pick up begins at 4:00pm from the North Camp Building.
All campers remaining after 4:15pm will be signed into
after care which runs until 6:00pm daily.
• There is no pick up between 3:15-4:00pm without
• All authorized persons signing out campers must present
a photo identification every day (See camper release
Late Arrivals/Early Departures
• Please provide written notice if you need to pick your
child up early.
• Please be aware that unscheduled early departures are
difficult as each of our campers is involved in activities
until 4:00pm; it is likely this will result in delays.
Please notify Camp Eastside at 341-4000 if your camper
will be absent.
If your child will be walking/biking to and from camp please
send a signed note to the Camp office prior to the beginning
of each session you child attends camp. Your child will
then be responsible for signing out each day with the camp
Camp Eastside Contact Details
We would love to hear how your campers experience is
going! If you have a question or concern please feel free to
contact your camp director.
Day Camp: Jennifer Houle, 341-4078 or
Sports Camp: Patrick Dugan, 341-4027 or
Preschool Camp: Jeff Cogan, 341-4025 or
Aquatic Adventure: Sean Anne, 341-4024 or
Camp 2012 T-Shirts
Every camper will receive a Camp Eastside t-shirt. Your child
will receive that shirt the first week they attend camp and
they are expected to wear it for any camp field trip.
All campers will have the opportunity to participate in
recreational swimming. Certified lifeguards are on duty and
camp staff will be in the pool with your camper.
Campers will still participate in a full range of activities
regardless of the weather. The focus will be on indoor games
utilizing the YMCA facility and the camp buildings. However,
please dress your camper appropriately for the weather as
some outdoor activities may still take place.
YMCA Camp Eastside is inspected twice annually by the
Monroe County Department of Health. We receive a permit
to operate camp upon their approval.
Camp Eastside’s Financial Assistance program is made
possible through generous donations to the YMCA’s annual
Invest in Youth Campaign. Applications for assistance
are confidential and available on our website or at the
Welcome Center. The amount of assistance granted is based
on individual need, family circumstances and available
resources. All camper applications are processed on a first
come, first serve basis and may take up to two weeks to
process. Scholarships must be approved prior to program
registration and does not guarantee you a spot in the
program. Please contact Michelle Gottstein at 341-4030 or
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The YMCA Aquatic Policy states: If your camper has not
passed the deep end test at the Eastside YMCA and their
armpits do not stand above three feet seven inches they
will be required to wear a life jacket while swimming. The
deep end test will be administered on Monday of each camp
session to those campers who have not already passed the
swim test at the Eastside YMCA.
What should my camper bring?
• Swimsuit & Towel
• Plastic bag for wet clothes
• Extra set of clothes (as necessary- recommended for all
• Sunscreen (please instruct your child how to apply) & a hat
• Non-perishable, non-microwavable lunch
• Sneakers - no flip flops, crocks or sandals please!
• Label EVERYTHING with first and last names
There is no formal dress code, however, we ask that your
camper be dressed appropriately for the weather. Sneakers
All medication that is dispensed at camp requires a
Medication Consent Form to be completed by parent/
guardian AND child’s physician. When you register for camp
please obtain a Medication Consent Form from our website
or the Welcome Center.
Medication may be brought with your child on the
first day and MUST be directly handed to a YMCA Camp
Counselor. All medication MUST be in its original container
and be clearly labeled with your campers first and last name.
We can NOT accept any medication that is not in its original
New York State Department of Health requires each camp to
keep a current copy of every camper’s immunization history
on file in order for them to attend. A complete copy of your
child’s immunization history should be submitted to the
YMCA by June 1, 2012. Immunization History can simply be
dropped off at the Eastside YMCA Welcome Center, faxed
to 585-341-4099 or e-mailed to email@example.com
CAMPERS WITHOUT AN IMMUNIZATION HISTORY ON FILE
WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND.
Our staff is trained in handling a variety of emergency
situations. In such situations, along with care of your
child, parental notification is our first priority. If necessary,
emergency transportation will be handled by 911 and local
Lost & Found
The loss of items is common among elementary school age
children. Your help is needed in a number of ways:
• Label all belongings with first and last names.
• Remind each child to check his/her belongings at the end
of each day.
• If something is lost, check Lost and Found located in the
North Camp building as soon as possible.
• All Lost and Found items not claimed at the end of the
session will be donated to a charitable organization.
• We are not responsible for lost, stolen, broken or destroyed
FACTS AT A GLANCE
Preschool Camp: Ages 3-5
Sports Camp: Grades 1-7
Day Camp: Grades 1-7
• Salamanders: Entering Grades 1 and 2
• Lizards: Entering Grades 3 and 4
• Dragons: Entering Grades 5, 6, and 7
LIT: Entering Grades 8 and 9
CIT: Entering Grades 10 and 11
2012 Camp Sessions
Session 1: June 25-June 29 (Camp-A-Palooza!)
Session 2: July 2-July 6* (Red, White & Blue)
Session 3: July 9-July 13 (Eastside Olympics)
Session 4: July 16-July 20 (Super Hero Adventures)
Session 5: July 23-July 27 (Campers vs. Counselors)
Session 6: July 30-August 3 (Crazy Calendar Week)
Session 7: August 6-August 10 (Jar Wars)
Session 8: August 13-August 17 (Wacky Water Week)
Session 9: August 20-August 24 (!aznanoB sdrawkcaB)
Session 10: August 27-August 31 (Camp Rewind)
*No Camp Wednesday, July 4 due to the holiday.
Camp Eastside Open Houses
Come meet some of our fantastic camp counselors and ask
any questions you might have about Camp Eastside!
• Saturday, January 28: 7:00-8:30pm
Camp Family Fun Night
• Saturday, April 28: 2:00-4:00pm
Camp Games- Gaga tournament
• Sunday, May 20: 11:00-1:00pm
Camp Open House & Tours
• Saturday, June 2: 11:00-2:00pm
Summer Membership Campaign & Camp Tours
Day campers in our Lizards and Dragons groups can enjoy a
night at camp! Campers will enjoy dinner, fun evening activities,
a late night snack and breakfast in the morning. You
must sign your child up in advance and there is a $10 fee
per child, per overnight. Any Day camper enrolled in weeks
1 through 10 can sign up! The overnight begins at 6:00pm
Friday and all campers must be picked up between 8:00 and
8:30am on Saturday. Come and enjoy a fun night at camp!!
Entering Grades 3-7
Session 3: Friday, July 13
Session 6: Friday, August 3
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00/8:30am Saturday
Register Online: Use our convenient Easy to Enroll system!
Visit www.rochesterymca.org/eastside and click on day
Easy Payment Option: This allows you to setup automatic
weekly camp payments. Ensure that your payment is on time
each week and your child’s placement is secure.
Changes in Registration
Parents are responsible for informing the Camp office in
writing of all changes to camper registration and updating
Please note we are unable to pro-rate weekly camp fees
for any reason other than legal holiday. We require written
notice of session cancellation no later than the Monday
prior to the week your son/daughter is registered for in
order for you to be refunded the entire session cost less the
Cancellations received after this time will result in a credit
that may be used towards another 2012 Camp Eastside
Session (pending availability) less the session deposit.
Once a session begins, no refunds or credits will be given
without a note from your child’s physician.
Late Registration Fees
Please be aware that any registration received after the
Thursday prior to the sessions start are subject to a $20
per child late fee.
The following procedures are in place for your child’s safety
and will be employed during camp.
• All authorized persons picking up your camper MUST
present a photo identification before the camper will be
released. NO exceptions are made to this policy.
• Anyone picking a camper up MUST be listed on the campers
Authorized Pick Up List. No notes will be accepted at the
time of pick up.
Please notify the camp in writing of any changes pertaining
to the release of you child.
• Addition of adults authorized to pick up your camper
• Emergency contact numbers
• Special circumstances such as early pick up or late arrival.
• Please note there is no pick up between 3:15-4:00pm
without written notice.
Our camp is dedicated to providing every camper with a
positive summer experience. We have a set of community
standards and expectations for behavior which all camp
participants must follow, including a strict no bullying policy.
Our leadership team addresses all incidents of bullying
seriously and encourages campers, staff, and parents to
alert us to any problems during the camp season. It is our
goal to ensure that all participants in our community gain
self-confidence, make new friends, and go home with a
magical and memorable experience.
At Camp we expect campers to:
• Follow all camp rules set forth by their counselors
• Be cooperative and helpful
• Remain on the camp property and with their assigned group
at all times until signed out by their parent/guardian
• Use appropriate language and be respectful to other
campers and staff
• Have a positive attitude and be an active participant in all
• Try new things & have fun!
The following items are not allowed at Camp:
• Tobacco, alcohol, drugs
• Cards (trading or playing)
• Electronic games or devices (including cell phones)
• Personal toys/games
• Weapons (real or play)
• Candy, gum, cough drops (due to food allergies, campers
should not bring candy or snacks to share)
Campers not adhering to camp behavior standards will be
handled on an individual basis. Frequent or severe violations
might result in suspension or expulsion from the program at
the discretion of the camp director. No refunds will be given
due to expulsion or behavior suspensions.
2012 YMCA CAMP EASTSIDE
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Field Trip to the Zoo
July 30-Aug 3
All Week Long!
Red White & Blue
is closed on July 4.
April Fool’s Day
JAR WARS Competitions All Week Long!
Dress as a Super
Dress Up as Your
Talent Show 2012
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585.341.4000 • www.rochesterymca.org/eastside