West End Day Camp

YMCA 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 whether in a Y facility or at an outdoor day camp site or park.

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. 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, 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 Day Camp is to help youth grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. 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.


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WEST END Y SUMMER CAMP

CAMP ORIENTATION

Sunday, May 17, 12:00 pm
West End Multipurpose Room

All new campers and parents should attend. Past campers are also welcome to come, meet staff and pick up camp shirts.

WEST END Y CAMP LEADERSHIP

Molly Buchanan, YMCA Program Coordinator heads up our Day Camp. For more information, please contact Molly at 440-946-1160 or email [email protected].

Counselors are focused on creating physically and emotionally safe experiences for children along with providing outstanding lessons in values and character. Selecting excellent staff members to lead day camp is essential and providing the most relevant training and supervision for all staff is a key ingredient in our day camp program’s success. We nurture great staff to return in future summers and carefully recruit, screen and select new staff that will be responsible and positive role models for campers.

CAMP SCHEDULE  
HOURS 9 AM - 4 PM

Children should be dropped off and picked up at the West End Branch. Refer to the weekly schedule for exceptions.

EXTENDED CARE
7 am – 9 am AND 4 pm – 6 pm.

The weekly fee for extended care is Y members $10/ Program members $25. A $5 late fee is assessed for every 5 minutes after 6 pm pick-up time.

SAMPLE PROGRAM SCHEDULE
*Weekly schedule for each age group will be available by Friday prior.
*Campers take daily trips via bus.
  • Monday - Outdoor Y or Houston Fisher Pool
  • Tuesday - Field Trip
  • Wednesday - Outdoor Y or Houston Fisher Pool
  • Thursday - Local outing/YMCA
  • Friday - Local outing/YMCA

SESSION DATES 

  • Week: May 26-29:(4 days) Fun ‘N’ Stuff
  • Week 2: June 1-5: Cleveland Zoo
  • Week 3: June 8-12: Pioneer Waterland
  • Week 4: June 15-19: Splash Lagoon
  • Week 5: June 22-26: TBD
  • Week 6 June 29-July 3 Lake Farmparks
  • Week 7: July 6-10: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame/ Great Lakes Science Center
  • Week 8: July 13-17: Clays Park
  • Week 9: July 20-24: United Skates/Wickliffe Lanes
  • Week 10: July 27-31: Splash Lagoon
  • Week 11: Aug 3-7: Waldameer

REGISTRATION

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Application Deadline May 1, 2020
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to attend camp but understand sometimes families need help with the cost. Thanks to generous donations we can help Y members. Click here for the Lake County YMCA 2020 Day Camp Scholarship Application

2020 FEES (INCLUDES FIELD TRIP T-SHIRT)

  • Pioneers (entering Grades 1 & 2) limit: 50 Fee: $155/$185 Deposit per week is $30
  • Adventures (entering 3 & 4) limit: 60 Fee: $155/$185 Deposit per week is $30
  • Challenges (entering 5 & 6) limit: 60 Fee: $155/$185 Deposit per week is $30
  • Explorers Teen Camp (entering 7,8 & 9) limit: 40 Fee: $168/$212 Deposit per week is $50

All Fees are to be paid the Friday prior to the week of camp. All-day camp payments are required to be set up as automatic deductions from your checking account, savings account or from a credit card we have on file if not paid in full at the time of registration.

JOIN THE Y AND SAVE MONEY!

If you’re not a member of the Y and plan to send a child to Day Camp every week, A Youth membership will reduce the cost of camp and help you save. Get more details at the Y.

FILE CABINET

Forms, Packets & Newsletters
° Lake County YMCA 2020 Day Camp Scholarship Application
° Parent Packet