Day Camp - School Breaks
Our day camp provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to engage the interests of all age groups. Day camp will be aligned 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. 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 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
We work to spend the majority of time outside and weekly field trips will be to outdoor locations, COVID-19 restrictions. 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.
SCHOLARSHIPS – If you are needing a scholarship to help with the cost of the 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 25%, 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 35%.
- Food Stamps (SNAP) or Free Lunch Award Letter – If your child receives food stamps or free lunch and you submit an award letter to the YMCA billing office at [email protected], you will receive a scholarship of 55%. To get your SNAP award letter visit: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-dhs-benefits. To get your Free Lunch letter please visit: https://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/frlapp.
- 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 Youth Programs Scholarship Application and return it to the YMCA billing office at [email protected]. You will be required to apply for Food Stamps and then an award or denial letter is needed plus 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.