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July 2 - August 30, 2013

Chatham-Kent Summer Camp Programs

WEEK 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


July 2-5*

July 8-12

July 15-19

July 22-26

July 29-Aug. 2

August 6-9*

August 12-16

August 19-23

August 26-30

Cost Regular Week


Member/NonMember Pricing

Kinder Camp 4-5 X* X X X X X* X X X $110 / $125, $88/100*

Adventure Camp 6-8 X* X X X X X* X X X $110 / $125, $88/100*

French Immersion Camp 6-8, 9-12 X* X X X X X* X X X $110 / $125, $88/100*

Imagination Sensation 6-8, 9-12 X X $130 / $145

Silly Science 6-8, 9-12 X X $130 / $145

Ball Hockey 6-8, 9-12 X $130 / $145

Explorer Camp 9-12 X* X X X X X* X X X $110 / $125, $88/100*

All Sorts of Sports 9-12 X X $130 / $145

Jump Into Fitness 9-12 X* $120 / $132*

Babysitter Training 12-15 X* $120 / $132*

Leaders of Tomorrow 13-15 X $180 / $195 (2 weeks)

Daily Rates (traditional camps) 4-12 X X X X X X X X X $30 / $35

Day Camp Hours:

9:00am - 4:30pm

Extended Camp Care

7:30 - 9:00am and 4:30 - 5:30pm

Brochure Revision March 12, 2013


YMCA Summer Camps

Each week is unique and action packed! Campers will experience

indoor and outdoor activities and games, weekly campfires and

a wide variety of sports. Make new friends! Learn new things!

Have a blast!

- Xrkade activities at JMFC, Chatham, Clinton

- Daily Swim at JMFC, Chatham, Goderich locations

Kinder Camp

Ages 4-5 years, Weeks 1-9

Adventure Camp

Ages 6-8 years, Weeks 1-9

Explorers Camp

Ages 9-12 years, Weeks 1-9

French Immersion Camp / Camp d’immersion française

Ages 6-8 years, Weeks 1-9

The traditional camp program lead by a bilingual counselor

focusing on children already in French immersion programs

seeking to practice their French outside of school.

Le plomb camp traditionnel programme par un conseiller bilingue

en se concentrant sur les enfants déjà en programmes d’immersion

française qui cherchent à pratiquer leur français en dehors de l’école.

YMCA Specialty Camps

Campers will be inspired to create, explore and express

themselves through various mediums with the expert guidance

from a passionate instructor.

All Sorts of Sports

Ages 9-12 years, Week 3 or 7

Campers will be introduced to a variety of non-traditional sports,

blended with familiar ones. All Sorts of Sports emphasizes fair

play, teamwork, and sportsmanship while developing basic

sports skills. Includes drills, training, cooperative and creative

games and swimming.

Babysitter Training

Ages 12-15 years, Week 1

Designed to increase confidence and provide hands on

experience and skills needed to be a good babysitter. Learning

to be prepared and lead games for children. Understanding the

fundamentals of how to develop a healthy child in their care.

Basic first aid is discussed.

YMCA Specialty Camps - cont’d

Ball Hockey Camp

Ages 6-8 & 9-12 years, Week 2

This introductory program allows campers to learn about

the game of ball hockey in a fun and non-competitive

environment. Campers will participate in games and drills

that reinforce all the fundamental skills of ball hockey.

Campers will practice skills such as shooting, passing, stick

handling, agility and endurance. The skilled YMCA staff will

also emphasize the importance of fair play, sportsmanship

and teamwork.

Imagination Sensation Camp

Ages 6-8 & 9-12 years, Week 5 or 9

Campers can experience a wide variety of art forms such as

acting, music, crafts, art and writing, as well as additional

art forms depending on the group’s interest. The emphasis

is on discovery through the arts by igniting your child’s

imagination with projects and productions.

Jump Into Fitness

Ages 9-12 years, Week 6

Let’s get moving! We are extra healthy and active this week

with visits from our in-house personal trainers. Everything

from Boot Camp to Zumba will be included as well as sports

conditioning. We will learn about healthy food choices and

make our own power smoothies.

Leaders of Tomorrow

Ages 13-15 years, Weeks 3 & 4

An exciting two week leadership experience that will include

teambuilding, high and low ropes, as well as a group

initiated community project. Focusing on YMCA core values,

campers will not only learn to work and cooperate with

others, but also a lot about themselves individually.

Silly Science Camp

Ages 6-8 & 9-12 years, Week 4 or 8

If you have a passion for exploring and experimenting, you

will have an outstanding time exploring the silly side of

science. Learn about slimy creatures, oozing fluids, and other

disgusting stuff. Come prepared to explore and get dirty.

YMCA Financial Assistance

The Chatham-Kent YMCA is committed to providing

camp to families regardless of ability to pay. If you require

financial assistance, please contact the membership

service desk to book an appointment. Online application

form available at www.ymcaswo.ca

County Subsidy

The Chatham-Kent YMCA Day Camp program accepts children

on municipal subsidy with proper approval forms submitted

at least 2 weeks in advance to start of camp week. To obtain a

municipal subsidy form call the Municipality of Chatham-Kent

Children’s Services at 519-351-1228 ext. 2131. Enrollment in

camp is not guaranteed without proper camp registration form

completed and submitted to the YMCA.

YMCA Day Camp

The YMCA provides campers with new experiences specific to their interests set in a fun, safe and educational environment. The

YMCA offers something for everyone! At the YMCA, character development is an integral part of our programming. We strive

to develop all campers physically, socially, and emotionally. With excellent camp leaders as role models, campers will naturally

develop relationships and important leadership skills. The YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility are

carefully and purposefully integrated into all our camp programs. YMCA Day Camp...making memories to last a lifetime!

How to Register

Online: www.ymcaswo.ca

Phone: Call in with Visa or Mastercard number

In Person: at your branch location

Programs fill quickly so register soon!

Only applications completed in full and accompanied by

appropriate fees can be processed.

What to Bring to Camp!

Please note that eligibility for the Child Fitness Tax

Credit only applies to programs that run for five (5)

consecutive days or that occur weekly for a minimum

of eight (8) weeks. The YMCA will provide a receipt

reflecting the amount paid in the previous year for

eligible membership and programs in which your

child participated.

* Backpack or bag * Medication (if needed)

* Water bottle and hat * Sunscreen & Bug Spray

* Appropriate outdoor clothing * Nutritious Snacks

* Swim Suit and Towel * Lunch with extra drinks

Absolutely NO NUT PRODUCTS allowed at camp or on buses.

We are a NUT SAFE camp.

Please label all belongings!

Important Things to Know...

• To learn more about Day Camp refer to our Parent Handbook online at www.ymcaswo.ca

• Expect a call from your child’s camp counsellor a few days before camp starts.

• If your child will not be attending camp on any given day, please call the YMCA before 8:30 am to notify us.

• Day trips subject to change based on availability

• Refund requests of paid fees must be made one week prior to the start of selected camp session by completing a Refund Request

Form at the Membership Services Desk. Refund to be issued less a $25.00 administration fee.

Refunds are not granted for inclement weather.

• All NSF payments will be subject to a $25.00 service charge.

Chatham-Kent YMCA

101 Courthouse Lane

Chatham, Ontario

N7L 0B5



As a charitable organization, the YMCA strives to serve all segments of the community, including those with limited

financial means. Donors to the YMCA make it possible. To make a personal contribution to the growth, strength and

impact of the YMCA in your community today, please contact your local YMCA.

If your current financial circumstances are limiting your ability to participate, financial assistance may be provided.

Please contact us for more information. All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.

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