2017 State college Branch REGISTRATION INFORMATION
BEGINS FEBRUARY 20, 2017 AT 7:00 AM!
All registrations must be done in person at the YMCA. Parents are strongly encouraged to pick up and complete a registration packet prior to coming in to the YMCA on February 20, 2017. Forms are available at the Member Service Desk. All campers are required to be YMCA members at the time of registration. (Membership information is available online at www.ymcaocc.org.) All campers must have a completed health appraisal form on file by their first day of camp. A non-refundable deposit of $30.00 per week is required for registration. Session balance must be paid by the Monday ONE WEEK PRIOR to the sessions attending, child(ren) not paid for will not be able to attend that week. A THREE WEEK NOTICE OF CANCELLATION MUST BE GIVEN TO RECEIVE CREDIT. Please note that the cancellation schedule is included in the parent handbook.
*Price is for regular hours only. Attendance during any time of EXTENDED HOURS is an additional $30 per week.
CAMP EXPLORERS & TRAILBLAZERS
Activities include: swimming, sports, music, clubs, arts and crafts, outdoor play, and guest speakers. Each week features a special theme as well as a unique field trip. Trailblazers will go on an additional field trip each Friday.
Regular Hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Extended Hours: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
CAMP TUSSEY MOUNTAIN
This camp is for children who love the outdoors. The camp features fishing, hiking, swimming, sports, golf, clubs, and environmental studies. Each week features a theme and a field trip.
Regular Hours: 8:45 AM-4:00 PM
Extended Hours: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
*All campers are to be at the YMCA by 8:45 AM. They will be transported to Tussey Mountain in a school bus and returned to the YMCA at 4:00 PM. (Times may vary on field trip days—check the weekly newsletter for details.)
*Camp Tussey Mountain will not run week 10, must register for Trailblazers.
Camp Field Trips
|1||June 19 – June 23||Woodward Cave|
|2||June 26 – June 30||DelGrosso’s Park|
|3||July 3-7||Pittsburgh Zoo *Thursday, July 6th|
|4||July 10 – July 14||Festival of Arts|
|5||July 17 – July 21||Bald Eagle State Park|
|6||July 24 – July 28||Lakemont Park|
|7||July 31 – August 4||DelGrosso’s Park|
|8||August 7 – August 11||Spring Creek Park|
|9||August 14 – August 18||Ag Progress Days *Thursday, August 17th|
|10||August 21 – August 25||Little League World Series *MONDAY, August 21st|
Parent Night is June 1, 2017 at 6:30 PM.
LEADERS-IN-TRAINING (LIT) PROGRAM
Youth who are 13 and older can apply to be a LIT with the summer day camp. LITs assist camp counselors with all aspects of day camp. The program teaches counseling techniques, group dynamics, camp programming, and leadership skills.
COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING (CIT) PROGRAM
Teens that have been a LIT at the State College Branch for 2 years have the option of applying to be a CIT. CITs assist in the supervision of LITs in addition to performing LIT duties.
TO BECOME A LIT/CIT…
Apply at the YMCA by April 10, 2017
Attend mandatory training
First Aid and CPR Certifications Required
Mandated Reporter Training
Darkness to Light Training
All LITs & CITs must be YMCA members.
Schedule will be based on number of applicants and availability.
SPECIAL ADDITIONS / NOTES
There will be In-service Days in the break between school end and June 19.
All camps attend the listed field trips.
All field trips are on Wednesdays except weeks 3,9 & 10.
The Pittsburgh Zoo field trip will be an extended day, All campers will arrive at 7am and we will return at 6pm.
Trailblazers have an additional local field trip every Friday.
Families in need of financial assistance are asked to apply for the Open Doors program by February 6th in order to register February 20, 2016.
Applications are available at the YMCA
Camp Registration Information
Registration begins February 20 at 7:00 AM.
NO phone or online registration.
A non-refundable deposit of $30 per week must accompany each session registration.
All campers must be YMCA members at the time of registration and while participating in camp.
YMCA Information Forms must be completed at the time of registration.
Completed health appraisal forms must be completed and on file at the YMCA by childs first week of camp.
Our goals are to provide working parents with a safe and convenient place for their children and to provide campers with supervised activities with their peers that are enjoyable and stimulating.
Through our programs we encourage each child to develop:
- A sense of belonging.
- The capacity to trust people and feel secure with others away from home.
- A sensitivity to others and enjoyment of people.
- A lively curiosity about the world.
- Autonomy and independence.
- A positive sense of oneself and a sense of control over one’s own behavior.
- An ability to get along with others.
- Physical skills of locomotion and coordination.
- Responsibility for his/her actions.
- Respect for the feelings of others.
- Honesty as the best policy.
- A Caring nature toward others