THE BEST SUMMER EVER!
Today, day camp is more vital than ever. To deliver on the Y’s commitment to nurture the potential of every child and teen, day camp fosters achievement, relationships, and belonging. These are essential dimensions of well-being that the Y cultivates through day camp: Discovering skills (achievement). Campers experience achievement when they try different activities, learn what they like, and discover what they are good at. Building friendships (relationships). Campers have the opportunity to form healthy relationships with other children, caring adults, and role models, which helps them feel good about themselves and learn to get along with others. Finding a place to belong (belonging). Campers connect through significant camp traditions and rituals that create a sense of belonging, so they feel included, accepted, and part of a community.
Camp Schedule & Activites
Each age group will have a weekly schedule that will include the following activities below. Daily schedules create an intentional and well-paced experience for campers.
Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Acknowledging the start and end of each day with a ritual gives campers the chance to assemble as one large group, participate in fun and engaging routines, recognize and celebrate campers and counselors, and experience an inclusive and positive social environment.
Huddle Group. Getting to know campers’ names, interests, and qualities during small-group interactions creates a positive social environment, promotes friendships among campers, and reduces and resolves behavior conflicts and bullying.
Variety Activities. Exploring a range of activities throughout the camp session allows campers to discover their interests and talents. Variety activities tend to be more general than mastery activities, focused less on skill building and more on trying new things and connecting with others.
Crew Service. Cleanup time or other responsibility activities encourage campers to feel a sense of ownership for maintaining the camp. Crew activities offer a simple and fun way to build character through the Y’s core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
Mastery Activities. Giving campers a chance to select an activity to practice at least three times during a camp week helps them build a sense of achievement. When campers return to an activity with a clear goal in mind, they are able to build skills in that activity.
Kids Choice Mastery Activity Options
At the beginning of each week, campers will have the opportunity to pick their favorite mastery activity to build on & have fun with! Kids will write down why they picked the activity they did, and will have the chance to reflect on learnings made at the end of each mastery activity. Specific weekly offerings and activities chosen will be communicated to parents the week prior to. Potential activities offered are listed below.
- Active Arcade / Games
- Air & Space Science
- Beads & Bracelets
- Beauty School
- Challenge / Obstacle Course
- Creative Crafts
- Creative Drama, Poetry & Writing
- Competitive Team Sports
- Delicious Delights
- Digital Photography
- Duct Tape Creations
- Full STEM ahead
- Gymnastics (offered each week)
- LEGO Learning
- NERF active play
- Outdoor Recreation & Living Skills
- Recreational Sports
- Rock Climbing Wall
- World Culture
Weekly Themes & Field Trips
Week 1 (June 11-15): Around the World | Field Trip– TBA
- Learn about culture, diversity and all of the different places in the world!
Week 2 (June 18-22): Out of this World | Field Trip-Imperial Center
- Take a look at the stars and planets above us as we fly into learning about astronomy and space!
Week 3 (June 25-29): Science Rocks! | Field Trip– Aurora Fossil Museum
- Keep your eyes open as we explore all things science!
Week 4 (July 2-6): Artful Expression & Color Run!
- Discover your creative side with paint, clay, duct tape and more! Get colorful with the Camp Color Run!
Week 5 (July 9-13): What’s Cooking | Field Trip– Blueberry Farm
- Chop, whisk, roll and bake while we learn about food and all of it’s nutritious and delicious importance for our minds and bodies!
Week 6 (July 16-20): Back in Time | Field Trip-Country Doctor Store
- Enter our time capsule, as we learn how things have evolved throughout time with some history!
Week 7 (July 23-27): Into the Wild | Field Trip– Carolina Tiger Refuge
- Discover the different amazing species of animals in the world!
Week 8 (July 30-Aug 3): Lights, Camera, Action! | Field Trip-Tarboro Movie Theater
- Put your creative thinking caps on as we learn about drama, theater and the arts!
Week 9 (Aug 6-10): On the Farm | Field Trip-TBA
- Explore and create with the world around us in this week’s nature camp.
Week 10 (Aug 13-17): Water Works | Field Trip-Hillsborough Sports Complex
- Get ready for a week filled with splashes of fun and water!
Week 11 (Aug 20-24): Giving Back | Field Trip-Fire and Police Department
- Learn about social responsibility as we hear from those who do it best!
- Harrison Family YMCA
- Coopers Camp location is no longer available, due to low registrations. Please contact our Camp Coordinators with questions.
- June 11th-August 25th | Mondays-Fridays | 6:30am-6:00pm (YMCA Location)
- YMCA Plus Account Members: $135
- Non-Members: $150
Daily Drop-In Fees
- ( 1 day) YMCA Plus Account Members: $40
- (2 day) $75
- (3 day) $100
- (1 day) Non-Members: $45
- (2 day) $90
- (3 day) $135
*You may register online OR fill out the filleable PDF registration form below ahead of time and print to bring into the Y or you can fax, or email it to Tracy Dodrill. PLEASE MAKE SURE you download the form and save it to your computer first if choosing this option. THEN fill out the saved file and re-save to your computer, before you email it. This will ensure that the completed information has saved. When registering online as a Plus Member, the member discount will be applied in the back office.
For more information, contact Camp Coordinators below.
WELCOME TO ALL
Financial Assistance is available to those who apply and qualify. Annual Campaign Funds are raised by the Y each year to help provide this benefit to the community. The Y recognizes that some individuals and families struggle to pay the rent, put food on the table and buy clothes for their kids due to unforeseen circumstances. They need financial assistance to come to the Y, to stay healthy, to be active and to thrive in life. Through the annual campaign, we make sure that our doors are open to all. Donor support helps thousands of youth and families live healthier and happier lives. They do better in school. They manage their illnesses. And kids get a good square meal!
If you feel that you are in need of assistance to become a Y member or program participant, please ask for a financial assistance form at the front desk. You may also download and print from this page. For more information, contact email@example.com
Financial Assistance Application
Summer Feeding Resource
The Summer Feeding Program program expanded this year, allowing faith based institutions and other community groups to offer nutritious meals to sites in Nash and Edgecombe counties. In 2016, 55 sites participated serving 60,216 meals to children and families from June through August. The YMCA is also a Summer Feeding Site. Below are the times offered:
- Must let us know ahead of time to be included in the count for food.
- Please Contact Vanessa Gaston at 252-972-9622 ext. 241
- Mon-Fri at the YMCA facility. Must be 18 years of age and under.
- June 11, 2018-Aug 24, 2018
- Breakfast: 8:00-9:00
- Lunch: 12:15-1:15