2020 State College Branch Registration Information
All registrations must be done in person at the YMCA membership services desk, registration begins at 7am on February 24th. Packets MAY NOT be dropped off. Parents must stay for the entire registration process.
Parents are strongly encouraged to pick up and complete a registration packet prior to coming in to the YMCA on February 24th. Packets will be available for pick up beginning January 13th. Forms are available at the Member Service Desk. All campers are required to be YMCA members at the time of registration, the front desk will take care of this process during registration. 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 (9am to 4pm). Attendance during any time of EXTENDED HOURS (73oam to 530pm) 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 no later than 8:45 AM. Children who are dropped off later must drop off at Tussey moutain. 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 15 – June 19||Retiland|
|2||June 22 – June 26||Black Moshannon|
|3||June 29- July 2||DelGrossos|
|4||July 6- July 10||Festival of Arts|
|5||July 13 – July 17||Minions Movie|
|6||July 20 – July 24||Spring Creek|
|7||July 27 – July 31||Lakemont Park|
|8||August 3- August 7||Slinky Action Zone|
|9||August 10- August 14||Ag Progress Days *Thursday, August 13th|
|10||August 17 – August 21||Little League World Series *MONDAY, August 17th|
Parent Night is June 4, 2020 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.
HOW TO BECOME A LIT/CIT…
Apply at the YMCA by May 1st
All LITs/ CITs must complete an information packet, available Feb 18th
Parent/Guardian and Teen MUST attend a mandatory training
First Aid and CPR Certifications Required (must be in person, NO online trainings)
Mandated Reporter Training
All requirements must be completed before receiving assigned weeks
Schedule will be based on number of applicants and availability. Not all weeks are guaranteed
SPECIAL ADDITIONS / NOTES
There will be In-service Days in the break between school end and Thursday June 11th, space is VERY limited.
All camps attend the listed field trips.
All field trips are on Wednesdays except weeks 9 & 10. subject to change if necessary
All campers will be provided breakfast (7:45a-8:15a)
Explorers and Trailblazers will be provided lunch daily, excluding field trip days
Trailblazers have an additional local field trip every Friday
Families in need of financial assistance are asked to apply for the Open Doors program 3 weeks prior to registering for any camps.
Applications are available at the YMCA ONLY
Camp Registration Information
Registration begins February 24th @ 7am.
NO phone or online registration.
Parents must stay for the entire registration. We do not take drop offs. Any paperwork dropped off will go to the bottom of the registration pile.
A non-refundable deposit of $30 per week must accompany each session registration.
All campers must be YMCA members while participating in camp registration will be set up during registration.
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 the child’s 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