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Camp Weber

During these challenging times we have developed a program to serve:
The YMCA of Greater Springfield is working to ensure you have access to the programs you need. our programs are and have always been designed with the health and safety of everyone in mind. In fact, “safety” is our rule number one. all camp staff are CPR and First Aid certified and each program has a trained full-time health administrator on duty all day. our “on call” Pediatric Doctor is available ensure that our medical services are complete and wrap around. our camps must and do comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public health and be licensed by the local board of health.

HEALTH & SAFETY
New health and safety policies have been added to our existing policies to improve our program environment. these include: new 1 to 6 group sizes (buses 1 child to a seat), additional bathrooms and hand-wash stations, staff face masks, temperature checks, hand sanitizing stations, increased hand-washing routines, curbside pickup and drop off only and social distancing rules for all. Weekly professional cleanings (all locations) and staff and campers will only be allowed into programs.

WELL-BEING
Our goal this summer is to provide a safe, healthy space where children are free to let their imaginations run wild. children’s social and emotional well-being can be compromised with closed schools, social isolation, food scarcity, anxiety, uncertainty and parental unemployment, the global pandemic has also destabilized kids’ support system. We are taking steps to build in social and emotional support from qualified healthcare professionals to help deal with some of uncertainty and provide children with an environment your child can trust.

ENGAGEMENT (FUN)
Fun and Play are how kids learn and camp would not be camp without it! being creative is the key here; We’ve packed all the large group fun into small groups which means campers have a more personalized experience with their friends and counselors. Smaller groups in the pool and more swim time! Your child will benefit from highly trained individual counselors that will make each and every activity at camp a unique and fun experience like never before!

Sours: https://www.springfieldy.org/camp-weber/

Springfield YMCA Summer Camps Ages 5-15

by Kimon March 6th, 2021at 8:00 AM

Summer Camp 2021

Access to the full directory of options here.

If you have questions about summer camp, please email [email protected]

Register Online

Full-Day Camps:

Search by Day of the Week & Age Group to find the best fit for you!
  • Kerasotes: Our facility offers a beautiful green space, spacious gymnasium and super fun pool!
  • Wa-Kon-Tah: Located on Lake Springfield, Camp Wa-Kon-Tah offers a traditional camping experience that includes daily outdoor activities.
  • Explorer Camps (Downtown) Hosted at our BRAND NEW Downtown Facility, these camps are designed for smaller groups of children and have a strong educational basis, focusing on hands-on experiences and life skills development.
  • Gymnastics Camps (Downtown) Gymnastics camp will be better than ever this year, operating out of our BRAND NEW gymnastics center!! This camp operates 5 weeks during the summer.
  • Counselor in Training (CIT) Providing youth, ages 13-15, with the training, tools, and work ethic of an effective leader.

Half-Day Sports Camps

  • Soccer, Youth Sports Conditioning, Kids Strength Training
    Basketball Camp, Volleyball for a variety of age groups.

For more info visit www.springfieldymca.org

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LOOK WHAT WE HAVE PLANNED

SUMMER STARTS HERE

Who:  Students K - 5 Students age 5+ - 8th grade

No two weeks of camp are the same! Throughout the summer, we feature different themes filled with new activities, experiences and memories. Whether it’s playing a new sport, learning about science and nature or exploring their creativity, your child will build confidence and develop friendships that last a lifetime.

  • Fun camp activities to engage brains

  • Opportunities to explore, develop new skills and try new things

  • Plenty of physical activity and games to keep bodies active

FRIENDSHIPS & FUN

Campers develop new friendships and have tons of fun in a safe environment that will include:

  • Physical distancing

  • Face mask and hygiene protocols

  • Small group sizes

LOCATIONS

PAT JONES YMCA 1901 E REPUBLIC RD 417.881.1599

 

G. PEARSON WARD YMCA 417 S JEFFERSON AVE 417.862.7456

 

Hours of Operation:

 6:30 am-6:30 pm

FUN FILLED DAYS

1 - Once Upon a Time
2 - Treasure Island
3 - Wonders of the World
4 - Galaxy Gurus
5 - Party in the USA
6 - Time Warp
7 - H2 Woah
8 - A year in a week
9 - Y-Olympics
10 - Land Before Time
11 - Myth Busters
12 - Heroes Among us

Non-Member Rate per week:

$135

$100

Family Member Rate per week:

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

       

  • We will closely adhere to the CDC’s recommendations for sanitation. Groups will be asked to sanitize and disinfect all table surfaces, sports equipment, and any other material that is used during program after each use. Additionally, Program Directors will do routine sanitation checks; ensuring that all program space has been disinfected and cleaned after use. Staff will take children’s temperatures each morning.

 

  • Anyone with a temperature of 100.0 or higher will be sent home until their fever has subsided for 72 hours without medication.

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  • Staff will routinely clean areas in which children play and equipment used by the group.

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  • Equipment may not be shared between groups unless it has been disinfected.

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  • We will practice social distancing by encouraging children not to touch each other, stay six feet apart, and not share items from home.

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  • Hand washing will be done frequently and hand sanitizer will be utilized.

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  • Staff will wear masks around children and will serve as an example to health and safety precautions.

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  • Both staff and participants to the program will be screened daily as they enter. Screenings will consist of checking temperatures, questions regarding any recent symptoms involving any illness, and required hand washing.

 

  • All groups will also be limited to a 1:12 ratio; each group having their own home station where program activities will take place. 

See our policy on staff conduct with minors. 

 

Sours: https://www.orymca.org/springfield-summer-day-camp
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GAME ON!

Our sports and fitness day camps help kids get an early start on an active and healthy lifestyle! Camps are designed to make exercise fun and to help young athletes move better, safer and more effectively. We offer a variety of sports camps all of which are led by well-trained and energetic counselors who are great with kids.

  • Sports include: Basketball, Dodgeball, Wiffleball, Kickball, Tennis, Soccer, Relay Races and much more.
  • Swimming: It just isn’t summer without a bit of time by the water! Campers love to splash and cool off with their friends in our pools!

Dates: Weeks 2-10

Hours: 

Monday – Friday8:30am – 4:30pm
Before Camp Care7 – 8:30amFREE
After Camp Care4:30 – 6pmFREE

CLICK HERE NOW to register your child for Sports Day Camp.


Little Camp Springfield

A camp for children who are transitioning into Kindergarten in the Fall.

Locations: Springfield YMCA (indoor program)

CAMP STAFF

Our enthusiastic, skilled staff are committed to
delivering the YMCA values in camp. Counselors are carefully chosen, subject to

comprehensive background checks, and certified in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Our staff attend camp-specific trainings to ensure summer camper safety and a quality summer program.

DAY CAMP

Campers enjoy swimming and daily group activities with children their own age. Programs will include sports, arts and crafts, center based activities, and Kindergarten Enrichment activities.

Dates: Weeks 2-10

Hours: 

Monday – Friday8:30am-4:30pm
Before Camp Care7 – 8:30amFREE
After Camp Care4:30 – 6pmFREE

CLICK HERE NOW to register your child for Little Camp Springfield. (Currently accepting kids for the Waitlist)


Specialty Day Camps

SPEND SUMMER FOCUSED ON A PASSION, DEVELOPING A SKILL, SOMETHING NEW OR SIMPLY SOMETHING FUN

Our specialty camps are carefully designed and our counselors are thoroughly trained to help each child fulfill their potential. Focusing on fun themes like science, art, space and more, these camps let kids dive into their passions or explore something new.

  • Science Camp – We encourage our campers to explore, experiment, ask questions, and try lots of new science-related activities. Your child’s curiosity will emerge! Science Camp runs:
  • Art Camp – Let’s create! This camp provides a great opportunity to get messy while your child creates a variety of hands-on projects. Painting, drawing and sculpting are just a few of the mediums we will explore. Art Camp runs:
  • Brick Camp -Kids experience the hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion, while using Legos, K’nex, Lincoln Logs, and more. We will help campers foster teamwork and collaboration, while building with our imagination. Brick Camp runs:

Kids at CampLeaders-in-Training Camp

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, TEAM BUILDING AND SERVICE

Location: Springfield YMCA

The Y believes every teenager should have the opportunity to explore his or her potential and think big. We know that teens will rise to meet expectations set for them, so we set our expectations high. The mentors, staff and other role models in our programs value our teens’ individuality and guide them toward becoming responsible and engaged adults.

Our day camps for teens are designed to be a place where they can be themselves and learn valuable skills. We offer a fun environment where teens develop qualities that provide them with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about themselves and what they have to offer
  • Thrive in leadership experiences specific to camp counseling
  • Team build, focus on character development and participate in community service

To activate their leadership potential, our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program engages teens in group work, problem solving and self-discovery, believing that confident teens who become their best selves today will become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Hours:

Monday – Friday9am – 4pm
Before Camp Care8 – 9amFREE
After Camp Care4 – 5pmFREE

CLICK HERE NOW to register your child for Leader-In-Training Camp.



Important Camp Information

  • Campers are required to have a Community YMCA Membership at time of registration and throughout their time in camp.
  • Register your child for camp EARLY — registrations are taken online and in-person at the Ridley Area YMCA and Lansdowne YMCA.
  • Our Equal Access For All  Camp Assistance is available for all Day Camp programs. Camp Assistance does not reserve a spot for your child unless camp registration is made in advance.
  •  Those applying for Camp Assistance MUST pre-register their child for camp along with the required weekly deposit.
  • Once you register online or in-person, other important camp information will come to you via email. Please make sure you give us a good, working email for all correspondence.

the ePACT Network

ePACT is a secure network that we will be using to collect your medical and emergency information for Summer Camp – all electronically. This will REPLACE all camp paper forms and help consolidate for ease and security. Here’s how it works:

  • You will receive an email invite to share information with the Community YMCA (medical forms/emergency forms/waivers etc. to get your child ready for camp).
  • Click ‘Complete Registration’ to create a free account or log in if you already have an ePACT account.
  • Enter the required information and share it with the Community YMCA so that our staff has access to your important information all summer long. It’s that easy.

YMCA Assistance Program

In these uncertain times, we make assistance available to you and your family. We don’t want anyone to be turned away and this program will help you and your family take part in programs at the Y. Assistance is provided based on need, using established guidelines. Download the Camp Assistance Application today and return it to your branch YMCA Front Desk. All requests are confidential.

This funding is made possible due to the generosity of people who contribute to our Annual Support Campaign. You can help the Y serve the community by designating your United Way gift directly to our Donor Code #08320.



THE YMCA – A SAFE PLACE TO BE A CHILDCamp fun

Children’s safety is a foundational priority for the Y in our mission to help youth reach their full potential. In our commitment to ensuring the protection of every child, our staff and volunteers adhere to strict Child Abuse Prevention Policies and Reporting Procedures. These policies and procedures promote a positive, nurturing environment while protecting children and teens, and those who work with them in our organization.

YMCA Policy prohibits sex offenders from accessing YMCA facilities. In order to ensure the safety of our children, we regularly compare our membership database to the National Registry of Convicted Sex Offenders and terminate the membership and/or access rights of anyone registered

To keep children in our programs safe, we take the following steps in our intensive screening of employees and volunteers:

  • Detailed application forms
  • Comprehensive interview process
  • Reference checks
  • Criminal record checks
  • Members and program participants are required to abide by our Code of Conduct
  • Staff and Volunteers complete an extensive child abuse prevention training program
  • Staff and Volunteers are required to abide by our with Child Abuse Prevention Policies

See something, Say Something

It takes everyone’s help to stop the cycle of abuse. If you encounter what might appear to be an act of child abuse or neglect, we offer a confidential consultation hotline through Praesidium Child Abuse Prevention. You can share your concerns safely.  YMCA Staff are mandated to report any suspected child abuse.


The statistics are startling. Approximately twenty percent of ALL victims of sexual abuse are under age eight. One in five children are sexually solicited while on the internet.  Thirty to forty percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members. There are an estimated 39 million survivors of sexual abuse living in the U.S. today.

But there’s good news too. The Community YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light, a nationally acclaimed non-profit, to bring its award winning prevention program, Stewards of Children to Delaware County, Pa.  Stewards of Children is a two hour workshop designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.  Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility.

There are specific trainings open to the public, and can be of specific interest to youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, teachers, schools, faith centers, and other service organizations. The trainings facilitate discussion about the incidence and consequence of abuse and presents information about child protection policies and mandates. Continuing education credits for professionals in various fields can be obtained through this training.

Call 610.557.YMCA (9622) to register for the next training date.

Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED  for Infants, Children and Adults

American Red Cross and American Heart Association CPR/AED classes take just a few hours, but can help you save a life when every moment counts. With CPR/AED classes for Good Samaritans, parents, teachers, grandparents, and  office staff, we can help you learn how, and when, to provide care for someone experiencing an emergency situation.

Call 610.557.YMCA (9622) to register for the next training.

 


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Youth Programming

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Our Learning Centers are a full day and full year program serving infant, toddlers, and preschoolers. Program options include five day programs for Springfield & 2, 3, 5 day programs in Wilbraham.

AGE: 4 weeks – 5 years old

PROGRAM OFFERS:

High-quality early childhood education programs to children 4 weeks to 5 years. Offer Families the unique opportunity to participate in many extra-curricular activities not found in most traditional childcare programs.

Our Early Learning Centers are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and are nationally accredited with NAEYC.

LOCATION OF SERVICE:

YMCA of Greater Springfield Learning Center in Springfield
1500 Main Street, Springfield MA 01105
Monday-Friday 7:00am-5:30pm
413.206.5686

YMCA of Greater Springfield Learning Center in Wilbraham
45 Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Monday-Friday 6:30am-5:30pm (New hours starting 9/6/2021 will be 7:00am-5:30pm)
413.596.9521, x1

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Our School Age programs’ goal is to nurture young people by providing a safe place to learn foundational skills, develop healthy, trusting relationships, and build self-confidence. The children’s entire experience is built around activities that challenge them to accept and demonstrate the Y’s values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.

GRADES & AGE: 5-13 / K-6

PROGRAM OFFERS:

  • Before School Options
  • After School Options
  • Full Days and Vacation Weeks
  • Character Development
  • Arts and Humanities
  • STEM
  • Academic Support
  • Transportation*

*offered during a normal school schedule-pre COVID-19

LOCATIONS OF SERVICES:

YMCA of Greater Springfield School Age Programs are offer different location throughout Springfield, Chicopee, and Wilbraham.

Springfield School Age Programs
1500 Main St. Springfield, MA 01105
E: [email protected] P: 413-739-6955

Hampden-Wilbraham School Age Programs
1500 Main St. Springfield, MA 01105
E: [email protected] P: 413-739-6955

Chicopee School Age Programs
1500 Main St. Springfield, MA 01105
E: [email protected] P: 413-739-6955

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At this time camp and day program registration is currently closed. Our camps and day program are currently at capacity.

Our summer programs and camps provide kids with various imaginative activities that make sure they have fun while making new friends, building self-confidence, and discovering the world around them.

AGES: 6-16 years old. The YMCA places children in groups according to age.

PROGRAMS AND CAMPS OFFERS:
Our programs and camps offer tons of fun activities that your kids are sure to love. Available activities vary by the programs to camp, but some of the more common activities include:

  • Sports
  • Swimming
  • Ropes Course
  • Arts and crafts
  • Disc golf
  • Mountain Biking

LOCATIONS OF SERVICES:

Stony Brook Acres
1004 Stony Hill Road, Wilbraham, Ma
413.739.6955

Fun City Summer Day Program
1500 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01105
413.739.6955

Camp Weber
Dewey Street, West Springfield, MA 01089
413.739.6955

Teen Camp
275 Chestnut Street, Springfield, Ma
413.739.6955

 

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Y-AIM
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Our Y-AIM programs are committed to increasing the attendance rate, increase the graduation rate , and develop youth education and employability skills for all students.

GRADES & AGE OF TEEN: 12-19 years old / Grades 6-12

PROGRAM OFFERS:

The students will participate in:

  • Full remote learning time
  • 1 hour of physical activity
  • 1 hour of social activity/enrichment
  • Appropriate meals through our SFSP & CACFP contracts
  • Small group activity
  • One-way transportation from youth centers to home
  • Scholarships and financial assistance

Y-AIM IS A FREE PROGRAM

LOCATIONS OF SERVICES:

North End Outreach Center
1772 Dwight Street
Springfield, MA 01104

Birch Park Outreach Center
144 Birch Park Circle
West Springfield, MA 01089

Springfield Outreach Center
275 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01104
P: 413.739.6951

Sullivan Outreach Center
160 Nursery Street
Springfield, MA 01104

Teen Outreach Program At Lower Liberty Community Building
233 Franklin Street
Springfield, MA 01104

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SCHOLARSHIP CHECKLIST
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

School Age Before and After School Inclement Weather Policy


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