Bloomsburg Area YMCA Summer Camp
“Where Kids Come to Learn, Grow, & Explore”
For parents, extra support to keep children healthy and safe can go a long way. To give children an adventurous, active and healthy summer, the Bloomsburg Area Y is offering a variety of camp options to meet the needs of all our families’ youth in Bloomsburg and surrounding communities. YMCA camp programs provide a fun and unique experience that gives children and teens the opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.
The Bloomsburg Area Y offers Full Day Summer Camp for ages 5-12 and a variety of Half Day Mini Camps. The Bloomsburg YMCA provides a variety of opportunities to help ensure that children are learning and being physically active in the summer. Campers also learn how to be responsible and resourceful, work in groups, solve problems and make decisions that will help them grow as individuals – all while having fun.
This camp is based on a 10-week program where the Y provides childcare for children ages 5-12 years during the hours of 9:00am – 4:00pm. Before and after camp care is also provided from 6:30am – 9:00am and 4:00pm – 5:30pm. Camp includes crafts, games and sports, enrichment time, character development, guest speakers, field trips, swimming, and much more.
The Original Summer Camp
At the Y, there is fun for everyone regardless of your age, income, or background. We bring people closer together in a welcoming, supportive environment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and give back to the community.
This summer, children will learn, grow, and thrive through the exhilarating fun of camp at the YMCA. In the midst of all the fun, they’ll explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships.
Teens can have fun socializing with their friends in a safe, positive environment while exploring their interests, learning leadership skills, and discovering all they can achieve.
Counselors can express their unique personalities, share their diverse talents, and model the path for the future’s young leaders.
Plan your summer fun at the Y and experience the impact we can make in your life and in the community.
A SAFE PLACE FOR SUMMER
YMCA Day Camp provides a happy and healthy environment for children to learn and grow. Children have the opportunity to build self-confidence, independence, and creativity. Parents have peace of mind knowing their children are in a safe and enriching environment.
EVERYONE BELONGS AT THE Y: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Individuals and families may apply for financial assistance for membership and programs such as childcare and day camp. Assistance for CCIS is extremely easy to sign up for, but please be advised to apply as soon as possible; some applications may be waitlisted. Call CCIS at 570-275-3996 or learn more online at www.compass.state.pa.us. The process is confidential, and applications are also available at the Bloomsburg Area YMCA.
The YMCA Summer Camp staff will provide a safe environment with planned activities that are exciting and age-appropriate. Counselors are selected based on their educational skills, maturity, creativity, and sensitivity to the needs of campers. All counselors have criminal and child abuse clearances, and are certified in First Aid/CPR, Child Abuse Prevention, Blood Borne Pathogens, Fire/Water safety, and Emergency Action Plans. You can rest assured that the Bloomsburg Area YMCA counselors are trained, caring, and positive role models.
Most campers spend the day outdoors. Children must wear appropriate clothing and footwear. No sandals or flip-flops are permitted. Sunscreen should be applied before camp and brought to camp.
Weekly Camp Fees
Registration fee: $35
Camper (Ages 5-12)
- 3-Day: Member $130 / Nonmember $150
- 5-Day: Member $155 / Nonmember $175
Counselor-in-training (Ages 13-16)
- Member $60 / Nonmember $85
Weekly balance payments will be automatically taken out of your account on the Friday before the camp week, unless otherwise discussed with the Director of Youth Development. Camp payments are nonrefundable. Any schedule changes must be made in writing to Ashley Miccio two weeks prior to change.
Parents must have a valid credit card or bank draft information on file when children register for camp. Childcare services will be terminated if the account is not paid on the Friday prior to service. In the event that payment is rejected or not processed, the Bloomsburg Area YMCA will collect payment in full via the credit card or bank draft on file.
SIGN IN/SIGN OUT PROCEDURE
Every day, your child must be signed in and out by an adult listed on the contact list you complete during registration. For your child’s safety, we require anyone picking up a child to show a picture ID.
Extended Care is offered at NO ADDITIONAL COST! During these hours, campers have a variety of stations to choose from, including sports, group games, and arts & crafts.
Camps are organized by grade. All campers must be entering the grade in the fall as listed for each camp. Our ratios range from 1 staff leader for every 7 campers for the younger grades to 1 staff leader for every 10 campers for the older grades.
SWIM TEST REQUIREMENT
Campers will complete a brief water competency check during the first week of camp to ensure water safety. If not attending the first week of camp, a water competency check will be done the first time your camper swims.
YMCA leaders are encouraging, patient, and can help facilitate successful camp experiences for children with mild to moderate disabilities. For specific questions regarding your child, please contact Ashley Miccio (firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-784-0188)
With your registration, you will receive one Bloomsburg Y Camp shirt. It is important that all our campers have a camp shirt for our field trip days. Camp shirts will also be available for $10 if you would like a second shirt or if you lose your original one.
Thanks to the Tapestry of Health, all of our summer campers are allowed to participate in the Free Lunch Program at Memorial Elementary. This does not include field trip days.
Full-day campers need to bring the following items daily, labeled with the child’s name in the backpack:
- Water Bottle
- Swim Suit (one piece for girls)
- Tennis Shoes (Closed-toe shoes, NO flip-flops!)
- Sunscreen (to re-apply throughout the day, must be NO RUB spray!)
- 6:30am – 9:00am Extended Care/Drop Off
- 9:00am – 9:30am Morning Snack
- 9:30am – 12:00pm Centers
- 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
- 1:00pm – 3:30pm Afternoon Activities
- 3:30pm – 4:00pm Afternoon Snack
- 4:00pm – 5:30pm Extended Care/Pick Up
SWIM DAY SCHEDULE
Traditional Day Camp participants swim two times per week. All swim times are in the early afternoon during “afternoon activities” time. Certified lifeguards are always on duty.
FIELD TRIP DAY SCHEDULE
Field trips generally depart by 9:00am and return by 4:00pm; however, this may vary for special trips. Camp staff will notify you ahead of time and information will be posted. There may be a couple of field trips you are asked to pay for; however, the cost will not be more than $25 per trip. If your child does not participate in the trip, there will be NO camp that day.
YMCA Kiddie Camp is an 8-week program that runs from June 18th to August 10th. Campers can sign up for one or more weeks, and each day lasts from 9am – 1pm and features activity centers and crafts to keep kids engaged and learning!
There will be two scheduled field trips to the Children’s Museum, and guest speakers throughout the summer. Camp staff will notify you ahead of time and information will be posted. More information will be available at Healthy Kids Day on April 21st!
- 9:00am – 9:30am Morning Snack
- 9:30am – 12:00pm Centers / Crafts
- 12:00pm – 12:45pm Lunch
- 12:45pm – 1:00pm Pack up to go home!
Full Day Registration
Our day camp is a 10-week program that runs June 11th – August 17th. Campers can sign up for one or more weeks. Free extended care hours are available from 6:30am – 9:00am and from 4:00pm – 5:30pm.
Camp registration is now OPEN!
Please submit the following at registration:
- Registration packet (one per child)
- Immunization records (one per child)
- Medications being taken and dosage instructions
- Emergency Contact phone numbers
- A health report signed by the camper’s physician
Register for Camp on Healthy Kids Day, April 21, 2018 from 10:00am-1:00pm, and your registration fee will be waived!
Bloomsburg Area YMCA Mission Statement
The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a cause-driven Columbia County organization that is dedicated to Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. The Bloomsburg Area YMCA addresses these needs through our facilities, programs, and community collaborations with likeminded organizations.
Vision Statement - To nurture every child and teen, to improve the health and well-being of our community residents, and to support fellow cause-driven Columbia County Associations.
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Bloomsburg Area YMCA
30 East 7th Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
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UNITED WAY - The Bloomsburg Area YMCA is a program partner with the Columbia County United Way