Frequently Asked Questions
Camp Drop Off & Pick Up Locations
At the Y we care about our campers’ safety at the pools. Adhering to all policies and procedures concerning pool safety is vital to ensure that our campers enjoy their time in the pool safely.
All Camp participants must have a swim test before they enter the pool. We will divide our campers into three categories to run efficient swimming lessons. Children swimming in the large pool will wear colored “Safety Necklaces” that will designate the level/ability the camper has in the swimming pool. Camp staff and Lifeguards will always be with the campers during the swim time. Children will be separated into three categories based on skill level:
Children who have little or no swimming background. Possibly have a fear of the water. Lessons would be held in the shallow (3 ft.) end of the pool. A “Swim Trainer” water back float will be provided for all non-swimmers for children 6 years old and under.
Children who can doggie paddle or float and have no fear of the water. Lessons will be held in the middle (4 ft. to 5 ft.) of the pool.
Children who have taken swimming lessons before and demonstrate the ability to use freestyle or front crawl for ½ the length of the pool without stopping. Lessons will be held in the deep (5 ft. to 12 ft.) end of the pool.
Stay tuned for more information regarding 2021 Summer Day Camp Field Trips.
One-Week Youth Camp
Registration for youth one-week session begins Wednesday, May 19. At that time, participants will be allowed to register for any session A-E for one-week instead of the typical two-week session. Availability for a one-week session is dependent upon space for each camp. If pre-registered for a full two-week session, participants cannot change to a one-week session. When registering for a one-week camp, please use the youth and teen registration form and check the one-week box. The late registration policy applies to the one-week camp registrations.
ONE-WEEK YOUTH CAMP RATES
Early Care, 7-8:45 a.m.
Member $59 Non-Member $71
Early & Late Care, 7-8:45 a.m. & 5-6:30 p.m.
Member $74 Non-Member $87
Youth Full Day, 9-5 p.m.
Member $195 Non-Member $224
*One-week Robo Camp is not available.
The Parent Handbook contains helpful and pertinent information that will make camp a meaningful experience for your child as well as a valuable source to you. Please review this handbook carefully. If we can provide you with any additional information or if you have questions throughout the summer, please contact Marc Smith, Senior Director for Youth, Teen & Family at 412-741-9622 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Typical Day at Camp
Exact schedules may vary. Summer Camp activity rotations may include outdoor education, arts and crafts, swimming, S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), team building, physical activity, and group games. Please leave all valuables, electronics, cell phones and toys at home. The YMCA is not responsible for lost or broken items. For more information contact Marc Smith at 412-741-9622 ext. 103 or email@example.com.
|Youth Early Care||7-8:45 a.m.||Held on the Y field|
|Opening Ceremony||9-9:30 a.m.||Games and songs to energize campers|
|Activity Rotations||9:30-11:30 a.m.||Includes swimming, sports, songs, crafts, games and themes|
|Lunch||12-12:30 p.m.||Includes swimming, sports, songs, crafts, games and themes|
|Activity Rotations||12:30-4:15 p.m.|
|Closing Activities||4:15-5 p.m.||Held at pick-up locations|
|Youth Late Care||5-6:30 p.m.||Held at the War Memorial Park playground|
Youth & Teen Session Dates
Session A: June 7 - June 18
Session B: June 21 - July 2
Session C: July 5 - July 16
Session D: July 19 - July 30
Session E: August 2 - August 13