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  • I CAN... AT CAMP! Summer Day Camp 2016 ages 3-13

    Decatur Family YMCA



  • Day Camp OverviewCAMP SCHEDULEHalf-Day: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Full-Day: 9:00 am - 4:00 pmFree Extended Care for Full-Day only: 7:00 am - 9:00 am & 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFull Day Pick up and Drop off: In lower parking lot of the DecaturYMCA for full day. Half Day - Walk In Drop off and Pick up: in theMcKoy Room. Late drop off is at the camp office from 9:30-10:00 am.Campers will not be admitted to camp past 10:00 am without approvalfrom the camp director. Pick up is NOT permitted from 3:30-4:00 pm.Please contact the camp director for early pick up.

    CARING, TRAINED COUNSELORS: Our counselors have a mandatory background check and receive First Aid & CPR training. Weare a drug free workforce. Camp staff go through training on child abuseprevention, how to discipline, how to keep kids engaged, child behaviormanagement, group games, risk management, bully prevention, etc.

    PARENT GUIDE: It is the parents responsi bility to review the Parent Guide found at

    YMCA MEMBERSHIP: Camp fees are noted for YMCA facility members(MEM) and program members (PRO). Facility members enjoy reducedrates as a benefit of membership. For those who wish to participate inYMCA programs without use of the facility, a YEARLY Program Memberfee of $40/family is required in addition to fees for your programs ofchoice. YMCA facility membership must remain current throughoutthe summer to qualify for the facility member rates.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: Half Day campers should pack 1 snack & lunch daily. NO NUT PRODUCTS ALLOWED. All full-day campers should pack 2 snacks and lunch daily. All campers should only wear sneakers. Frosty Fruit Slushies available daily for half-day and full-day campers for $2 daily or $9/week. CASH ONLY/ EXACT AMOUNT PLEASE. Not available for camps offsite. Pizza day is available for purchase for $3 for all half-day and full-day camps. CASH ONLY/EXACT AMOUNT. Due by Wednesday. Do not bring: toys, cell phones/electronic devices, money or playing/ trading cards, etc. The Y will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items. An informational email will be sent a week prior to each camp session Immunization form is REQUIRED to register.

    PAYMENT INFORMATION: We accept VISA,Amex, MasterCard, and Discover. Camp may be paid infull at the time of registration or set up on autocharge. Here are some friendly camp payment reminders: $25 Deposit per week per child (nonrefundable) Please view balance due dates for auto charge. ALL REGISTRATIONS are online at Financial assistance information is available through member services and must be applied for and accepted February 1 through April 15. There is a one time $25 cancellation fee and/or transfer fee/camper/session to cover processing. Any parent or guardian with a past due balance will not be allowed to continue to register his or her camper(s) for additional weeks until the balance is paid in full. There will be additional charges for returned checks. Parents of children dismissed from camp for behavioral problems will not receive a refund. We do not deduct absences from your fee because the space is reserved.

    FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We will be accepting applications starting February 1, 2016 and they areawarded on a first come, first served basis. Metro Atlanta YMCA branches actively seek to reduce YMCAfees for those in need. Summer Camp financial aid islimited and takes two weeks to process. *Please complete your application in full with all necessarysupporting documents and submit it as soon as possible. PLEASE NOTE: Submitting your applicationdoes not guarantee you financial aid or your preferredcamp sessions. Download a camp financial aid form atwww. or stop by the Y and pick oneup at Membership. Financial Aid approval must beprocessed before Summer Camp registration. We willstop taking applications after April 15.

    *Supporting documents include two forms of financialverification from each adult in the household. (e.g. Twopay stubs, government assistance award letters,unemployment award letters, and 2015s 1040).

    Decatur Family YMCA Summer Camp 2016 404-371-3311


    W1: May 31 - June 3W2: June 6 - 10W3: June 13 - 17W4: June 20 - 24W5: June 27 - July 1

    W6: July 5 - 8W7: July 11 - 15W8: July 18 - 22W9: July 25 - 29 W10: August 1 - 5

  • HALF-DAY CAMPS ages 3-5 All campers must be potty trained!Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFees: MEM: $75 PRO: $105

    Tumbling Tikes: Campers will learn differentskills weekly and work on improving old onesusing the beam, bars, floor, vault, tumbletrack and rings. Campers will also participatein arts & crafts, obstacle courses and valuetime in addition to daily gymnastics. Weeks: 1-5 & 7-10

    Splish Splash: This camp will have 30 minutes of pike/eel level swim lessons daily.Please send your child in their swim suit andpack a change of clothes. Campers will havewater time in the morning in our little outsidepools. Arts & crafts and value time will alsobe a part of weekly activities. Weeks: 1-5 & 7-10

    Little All Stars: Run on over and spend eachday experiencing a different sport. MondaySoccer; Tuesday Basketball; WednesdaySwimming; Thursday Gymnastics; Friday T-ball. Learn basic skills while having a fun time.Weeks: 1-5 & 7-10

    Little Scientist: Come explore the world ofscience. Campers will have different hands-onscience experiments each day. Each week willhold a different theme. Please send your childin appropriate clothing. Parents are encouraged to attend the science fair onFriday at 12:30 pm to see what their kidslearned each week. Weeks: 1-3

    Little Builders Camp: This camp will spendthe week building things out of Legos, boxesand other craft supplies. Each week camperswill build things out of different materials.Weeks: 4, 5 & 7


    Little Artist Camp: Bring out the creative side in your child.Campers will participate in daily arts & crafts projects andlearn about different styles of art. Make sure to send yourchild in appropriate clothing. There will be an art show everyFriday in the hallway of the lobby. Parents are encouraged tocome at 12:30 for the show. Weeks: 8-10

    Jedi Camp: The force is strong in your child! Come and gothrough Jedi training. Learn the ways of the force practicewith your light sabers and go through the Jedi agility course.Children will also participate in arts & crafts, story time andvalue time. Parents, meet in the Y entrance on Fridays at12:30 pm for the Jedi parade. Weeks: 1-3

    Princess & Pirate Camp: Learn how to be a proper princess& pirate. Princesses will learn to spin, curtsey & wave whilehaving their nails, hair & make up done. Pirates willlearn how to move handsomely (quickly) on a scavengerhunt, obstacle course and more. Story time, artsn' crafts and games, too. Parents, come Fridays at 12:30 pm for the princess &pirate parade. Weeks: 4, 5 & 7

    Superhero Camp: Fly into action with yourfellow super heroes! This action-packedcamp will have water day on Tuesdayand Thursday (wear your swim suit), obstacle courses, arts & crafts & storytime. Wear your outfit to camp! Parentscome Fridays at 12:30 pm for the superhero parade. Weeks: 8-10

    Decatur Family YMCA Summer Camp 2016 404-371-3311

    Preschool Camps

    What to Wear/Bring: Bring lunch & a snack daily. No nut products! Splish Splash: wear a swim suit daily; pack a change of clothes. Jedi &Super Hero Campers, wear a swim suit on Tuesday & Thursday and pack a change of clothes.

    Little All-Stars need swim suits on Wednesday. Wear tennis shoes & label everything!

    Daily Schedule: 9:00-9:30 am drop off in the McKoy Room From 9:30-9:45 am campers will have opening ceremonies From 9:45-11:45 am camp activities (including snack time) Lunch is from 11:45 am-12:30 pm

    Playground/Pick-up: 12:30-1:00 pm (MUST be picked up by 1pm) Photo ID is required at all times to pick up your child.

    Register Online

  • Decatur Family YMCA Summer Camp 2016 404-371-3311

    Full-Day Camps

    CLASSIC CAMPS ages 5-12Monday - Friday: 9:00 am-4:00 pmWeeks 1-10: MEM: $135 PRO: $165

    Join the adventure and participate in STEM, our mileage running program, arts & crafts, game time (inside & out),Zumba/dance, tennis, yoga, reading time, gaga ball, and manymore counselor-led activities. Field trips will take place on Fridays at an additional cost.

    Ages 56: Little Explorers... This group swims on T/TH

    Ages 7-9: Dream & Discover... This group splits. Some willswim T/TH; Others will swim on M/W

    Ages 10-12: Big Explorers... This group swims on M/W

    Post Camp Clubs - New for 2016Every Monday morning, campers will getto select a post camp club to participatein. They stay in this club the whole weekand can do a different club each week.Clubs run from 4:00p - 5:45p

    Club Options:Cheerleading Club

    STEM Club Art Club

    Just Dance Club Circus Club

    Game Time Club Basketball Club

    Build it (Legos) Club

    Running/Obstacle Course Club

    Jewelry Making Club

    SPECIALTY CAMPS ages 5-12Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pmWeeks 1-10: MEM: $150 PRO: $180

    Arts & Crafts ages 5-9: Come explore your creative side!Campers will do daily arts & crafts projects and a group project. Every Friday at 3:15 pm there will be an art show forparents to attend in the Y lobby. Campers will swim on W/F.Please send kids in clothes that