2021 State College Branch Registration Information
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please contact Kayla Schubert at [email protected] or 814-237-7717 for the most up-to-date information.
NEW REGISTRATION PROCEEDURE: Please read carefully so you are able to complete the registration process easily
RETURNING CAMPERS– Families whose child(ren) have participated in the State College Branch Summer Day Camp before are welcome to begin registering on February 22nd at 8am. IN PERSON REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please stop at the front desk and they will register you and take care of all fees.
NEW FAMILIES– If your child has never attended the State College Branch Summer Day Camp before you will be required to meet with the Childcare Director to register for camp and process fees. This allows us to answer any questions, get to know families, and thoroughly go over all policies and procedures.
- Meetings with the Director should generally take 15-20 minutes. Typically, I am available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm for drop-in appointments, on registration day (February 22nd) I will be able for appointments from 8am-4pm. You may also call or email to make an appointment with the Director.
Parents are strongly encouraged to pick up and complete a registration packet prior to coming in to the YMCA on February 22nd. Packets will be available for pick up beginning January 25th. Forms are available at the Member Service Desk and will not be sent via email. 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.
|Explorers||Group 1: 5-6 yo Group 2: 7-8 yo||$170|
|Tussey Mountain Camp will not run for summer 2021 due to COVID conflicts||***||***|
*Price is for regular hours only (9am to 4pm). Attendance during any time of EXTENDED HOURS (7:30am to 5:30pm) is an additional $30 per week/ per child.
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 Field Trips
|1||June 14-June 18||**Due to COVID field trip information will be released as|
|2||June 21-25||soon as soon as we are able to make plans.|
|3||June 28- July|
|4||July 5 -July 9|
|5||July 12 – July 16|
|6||July 19 – July 23|
|7||July 26 – July 30|
|8||August 2- August 6|
|9||August 9- August 13|
|10||August 16 – August 20|
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 3rd
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
All camps attend the field trip days.
All field trips are on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted and are subject to change if necessary
Campers attending extended morning care will be offered 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 22nd at 8am
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