Day Camp - Traditional Summer Program
Our day camp provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to engage the interests of all age groups. Day camp will be offered on a weekly basis for the summer of 2021 to align with current COVID-19 safety protocols. Our day camp is non-stop and our activities reinforce our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. At the YMCA, we create an exciting and safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. They will spend the summer making friends, trying new things, and developing interpersonal skills. The activities that we engage campers in are hands-on and educational, but we add in a ton of fun and silliness. We will follow all COVID-19 State of Oregon guidelines for youth programs.
Program hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm
A week of Day Camp Includes:
- Low camper to counselor ratio for individualized attention
- Developmentally appropriate thematic activities, such as cooking projects, science experiments, outdoor living skills, arts & crafts, and more
- Field trips and special guests
- Swim days at the YMCA facility
- Traditional camp games, sports, skits and songs
- Two healthy snacks per day and lunch provided by the USDA Summer Foods Program
We work to spend the majority of time outside and weekly field trips will be to outdoor locations, COVID-19 restrictions and wildfire smoke permitting. Each week campers will be assigned a “cabin” with their own counselor to guide them through the weeks themed activities. Our unique program allows campers to work with their fellow cabin mates and camp counselor to design and shape their day.
To make sure that your camper is properly prepared for each day, they should come dressed for the weather, ready to get dirty, and with a backpack filled with the YMCA’s Required 5: Lunch, Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Swimsuit, and Towel. We work with Sodexo and the USDA Summer Foods Program to provide free lunches as an option for families, available for any income level.
Day Camp 2021 will begin on June 28, 2021 and will be offered at the locations listed below.
SCHOLARSHIPS – If you are needing a scholarship to help with the cost of the Summer Day Camp program, we have a few options that you can consider. All scholarship amounts will be applied to future weeks of programming, no scholarships will be back dated. If you are registering on or after the payment due date you will be charged and required to pay for the full cost of the program.
Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship – All families that fill out the Oregon Community Foundation Scholarship Application and return it to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], may receive a scholarship of up to 35%, once approved.
Current Jackson Care Connect Families – All JCC families can submit their proof of insurance card to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], if currently enrolled in a JCC Health Plan you can receive a scholarship of 50%.
Food Stamps (SNAP) Award Letter – If you receive food stamps and you submit an award letter to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], you will receive a scholarship of 65%. To get your award letter visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits.
Housing Authority of Jackson County (HAJC) Complex Resident – If you currently live in a participating HAJC Complex you can get an award letter and submit it to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], you will receive a scholarship of 75%. To get your award letter contact Sandra at HAJC at [email protected].
Additional Support Scholarship – amounts will vary by family. If the above scholarship programs do not provide enough assistance for your family please complete a Summer Scholarship 2021 Application return to the YMCA billing office at [email protected]. You will be required to apply for Food Stamps and award or denial letter is needed and you must provide proof of income before an award is made.
Health Form – bring this with you on the first day of the program
Daily Medication Authorization Form – Complete if your child needs medication administered, a completed form is need each day.