BLACK HAWK COUNTY YMCA

WE’RE READY
FOR THE BEST SUMMER POSSIBLE.

Summer Camp at the Y is all about discovery. Kids have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories, all while having fun! Learn about the different kinds of camp we provide.

  A message from our Summer Youth Development Staff:  

Added protocols, same fun summer.

Lately, there has been an increase in protocols that may make this summer a bit different. Masks, extra cleaning, and social distancing are all standard practices that we have observed since offering Emergency COVID 19 Child Care in late March. Know that all of our changes are to maintain the health of your child and our members. Please take a moment to read about important policies our participants need to know.

Thank you for spending the Summer of 2020 with us.
#strongertogether

Stay Healthy.
-The Youth Development Staff

FACE MASKS are a must

The staff and children in our care have been wearing face masks while inside (preschool and older only). Kids have adjusted really well to this and most find it to be comfortable once they get used to it. We believe this is an important safety measure to keep staff and children safe and prevent potential contagion. Mask procedures will be as follows:

  • Masks will be used for children 2 years old and above.
  • Staff will write child’s name on their mask, so they use the same mask each day.
  • The mask will be handed out at sign in and dropped off in a laundry basket at sign out,
  • OR parents can take the mask home to launder on their own (but is required each night).
  • YMCA Staff will wash all masks in the washing machine, so they are clean each day.
  • Masks will not be worn during lunch, snack or while playing outside.

We will continue this practice into the summer and appreciate your cooperation. Kids do not have to wear masks while participating in group activities outside. We had an initial large number of donated masks we have been able to use, but our supply is running low.

If you are able (or prefer) to provide 1-2 masks for your child(ren) this summer, that would be very helpful. We would want to keep both masks on site for regular laundering.

2020 summer camp registration is open! 

Summer camps at the Y share one thing: Discovery. Each week at camp your child will enjoy a new theme and activities to ensure their BEST SUMMER EVER!

Information for Parents:

  • How to Register for Summer Programs
  • Online registration is required and registration fee is due at time of registration. Spots are limited so register early. Take advantage of our discounted Early Bird Registration Rate by registering before April 30th, 2020 to get $10 off each week of camp.
  • Financial assistance is available to those in need for all child care programs, to ensure every child has the opportunity to learn and grow at the Y. To see if you qualify, contact the Y at 319-233-3531.
  • Check out these six reasons why your child should attend Y Camp!

Kinder Camp

For those going into Kindergarten (ages 4 -6). 

Kinder camp is available for our youngest campers in order to provide a smaller setting. Our staff creates a positive and caring learning environment where children can make new friends, achieve new successes, and the have their first camp experience. The program includes many camp traditions such as camp circle, theme days, and more. The daily activities are designed to meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of your youngster by providing arts, science, literacy, games, and outdoor play. Activities provide a fun way for children to be active and learn new skills while reinforcing lessons learned throughout the year. Children who are planning to attend must be potty trained.

Click here to register for Kinder Camp

KINDER CAMP WEEKLY RATES
  • Camp Hours: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Member: $145
  • Program Member: $155
  • Sibling Discount: Save $5 per week for sibling
EXTENDED CARE WEEKLY RATES:
  • Morning Care Hours: 6:30 – 8 am
  • Afternoon Care Hours: 4 – 6 pm
  • Member: $15
  • Program Member: $20

KINDER CAMP DATES AND THEMES 2020

Week 1 June 10-14 Kinder Camp Kickoff
Week 2 June 17-21 Sports of All Sorts
Week 3 June 24-28 All about Animals
Week 4 July 1-5 Happy Birthday USA!
Week 5 July 8-12 Imagination Station
Week 6 July 15-19 Beach Days and Water Relays
Week 7 July 22-26 Helping Hands
Week 8 July 29- Aug. 2 Kids Inc.
Week 9 August 5-9 Passport Around the World
Week 10 August 12-16 One S’more Week of Camp

Kinder Camp Daily Schedule

6:30- 8 am | Extended morning care ** Must be registered for extended care
8 am |Welcome
8:30-9 am | Breakfast
9-11:30 am | Camp Activities
11:30-Noon | Lunch
Noon | Rest Time & Low Active Activities
1:30 pm | High Active Fun and Games
2:30 pm | Snack
3:30 | Closing Ceremony
4 pm | Pick up
4-6 pm | Extended Care

Day Camp

For youth entering 1st-5th grade.

Join the Y Day Camp for a week or even an entire summer of fun. We focus on caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility in all of our activities, from education camper-chosen skill activities to swimming. Our activities provide the opportunity for physical movement, social interaction, educational opportunities, leadership building, personal growth, and creativity. Day campers will be divided by age into small groups to participate in interest and need-based activities. Campers will also have the opportunity to participate in local field trips through out the summer.

We split Day Camp into two age groups: kids entering 1st – 3rd grade and 4th – 5th grade.

Click here to register for Day Camp (1st – 3rd grade)

Click here to register for Day Camp (4th – 5th grade)

1st-6th CAMP WEEKLY RATES
  • Camp Hours: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Member: $130
  • Program Member: $140
  • Sibling Discount: Save $5 per week for sibling
EXTENDED CARE WEEKLY RATES:
  • Morning Care Hours: 6:30 – 8 am
  • Afternoon Care Hours: 4 – 6 pm
  • Member: $15
  • Program Member: $20

Rates Include: camp shirt (1 per summer), breakfast, lunch, snack, and field trip cost

Day CAMP DATES AND THEMES 2020

Week 1 June 10-14 Beach Days and Water Relays
Week 2 June 17-21 Sports of All Sorts
Week 3 June 24-28 Saving Animals and Healing Hearts
Week 4 July 1-5 Happy Birthday USA!
Week 5 July 8-12 Imagination Station
Week 6 July 15-19 YMCA Idol
Week 7 July 22-26 Helping Hands
Week 8 July 29- Aug. 2 Kids Inc.
Week 9 August 5-9 Passport Around the World
Week 10 August 12-16 One S’more Week of Camp

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