YMCA Summer Day Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Children experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment.
Summer Day campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. They have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they develop an appreciation of nature. Summer Day camp builds an interest in community with experiences in local and global cultures where campers gain an appreciation for others different from themselves. Today, Summer Day Camp is more vital than ever, with an increased emphasis on child safety, summer learning traditions, personal values and social skills.
As with any Y program, the purpose of Summer Day Camp is to help youth grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. Summer Day Camps give young people an experience that can last a lifetime and inspire them to continue an involvement with the Y for years to come.
YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP PROGRAMS:
KIDDIE CAMP (ages 3-5 years)
YMCA Kiddie Camp is a wonderful introduction to Summer Day Camp, with unique experiences to enhance both physical and emotional growth. The program is designed for ages 3-5 and the children enjoy air-conditioned classrooms, outdoor playgrounds and other areas for all the following activities: Swim Lessons, Arts & Crafts, Special Events, Kid Fitness, Dance, and Water Slides. Please note that all children must be completely toilet trained, pull ups are not permissible.
YOUTH CAMP (Completed grades K-4)
YMCA Youth Summer Camp is the place for a summer of fun, healthy and safe outdoor activities. Youngsters develop new friendships, experience independence and acquire new skills by participating in traditional camp activities, exciting special events, life skills programming and outside entertainment. Campers are organized by grade in co-ed groups. Activities for Youth Camp include: Swim Lessons, Recreational Swimming, Arts & Crafts, Ga-Ga, Science, Sports, Dance, Zumba, Physical Fitness, Inflatable Water Slides, High & Low Ropes Courses, and a Rock Climbing Wall.
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (Completed Grades 8-9)
The C-I-T program combines the fun of camp with leadership and on-the-job training skills. It is an exceptional opportunity for young adults to develop their leadership skills. The C-I-T’S will assist counselors with camp groups.
PRE-TEEN ADVENTURE (completed 5th Grade)
Our Pre-Teen Adventures Camp has been created to evolve with todays older children. While Pre-Teen Adventures mirrors a similiar programming schedule as our Youth Camps. Pre-Teen campers will also be taking at least one trip per session as well as going to our Patchogue facility daily for some adventures! Exciting activities such as our Ga-Ga Pit, Sports, Dance, Rockwall, and our swimming program make Pre-Teen Adventures Camp the place to be this summer!
TOO COOL FOR CAMP (Grades 6-8)
Our Patchogue/Roe YMCA looks forward to another year of action-packed activities! We place special emphasis on activities designed to meet the needs of the emerging teenager.Too Cool is the place to be this summer with new trips and activities being planned. Too Cool will be going on daily trips. Too Cool will be taking trips to the Patchogue YMCA and previous trips have included Fire island. Movies, Bowling, Adventureland and Captree Boat Fishing! They will spend their time making friends and having new experiences and enjoying YMCA activities. Activities include: teen fitness, sports, crafts, swimming, rope challenge course as well as many other activities. *Please note all trips are subject to change depending on availability and weather.*
BEFORE & AFTER CARE
Extended Hours are available for all full day campers for an additional fee. Before Care 7:00am – 9:00am, After Care 4:00pm – 6:00pm The fee for this service is $100/session for am or pm care or $170/session for both Our daily rate is $15 for am or pm.