Lansdowne Summer Camp

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GET READY FOR A SUMMER
OF ENRICHMENT, DISCOVERY & ADVENTURE

In accordance with the Governor’s phased-in reopening plan for child care programs you can view our Camp Health and Safety Plan, which follows the CDC guidance for summer camp programs.

Please visit the Welcome Back to the Y  and the Common Camp COVID-19 questions page for more specific information about our summer camp programs.

We are in full camp planning mode. This year’s camp program will be very different from past years. We are currently adapting our summer camp program to align with the latest health and safety directives and recommendations provided by the CDC, health department and local government. 

We believe in each child’s individuality and focus on three areas of development: friendship, accomplishment and belonging. All campers have the chance to experience our core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

One of the most fun parts of growing up is trying something new and loving the experience. Every single week at summer camp offers so many unique themes and opportunities for preschoolers, school-age children and teens.

Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. From athletics to arts, there’s something for every child at the Y. Our priority is to give every child the chance to unplug and grow during summer camp in a safe and fun environment.

For the health and safety of campers and staff, all advertised speciality camps at the Lansdowne branch are being cancelled for this summer. We will be crediting or refunding you in full for any funds you have paid, including non-refundable deposits. 


Summer Camp Communications

NEWJuly 24, 2020 News

July 2, 2020 News


Traditional Day Camp

ACTIVE, ENGAGED AND LOVING EVERY SECOND!

Location: Lansdowne YMCA

This day camp will focus on fun and improving the well-being of children. Give your child an awesome summer filled with opportunities to develop new skills, discover a new passion or make a lifelong friend! With programs designed for everyone, the possibilities at YMCA summer day camps are limitless.

Due to transportation restrictions and for the health and safety of campers and staff, there will be no field trips this summer.

Each day your camper spends at camp is jam-packed with classic summertime activities:

  • Kid’s Choice: open free play where campers choose from awesome activities like arts & crafts, games, music and so much more.
  • Camp Games: Children gain confidence, learn the value of teamwork and make friends in an environment of friendly competition.
  • Arts & Crafts: Campers get to create beautiful and unique pieces of art. They get their hands dirty as they paint, glue and bring their imaginations to life!
  • Academics: Campers will experience grade appropriate academic lessons designed to keep them engaged and learning during the summer months. These lessons will better prepare them for their return to school.
  • Swimming: It just isn’t summer without a bit of time by the water! Campers love to splash and cool off with their friends in our pools!
  • The Great Outdoors: Fresh air and nature combine as the perfect backdrop for adventure and discovery!

Dates:

Week 1 June 8 – 12
Week 2 June 15 – 19
Week 3 June 22 – 26
Week 4 June 29 – July 3
Week 5 July 6 – 10
Week 6 July 13 – 17
Week 7 July 20 – 24
Week 8 July 27 – 31
Week 9 August 3 – 7
Week 10 August 10 – 14
Week 11 August 17 – 21
Week 12 August 24 – 28

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Before Camp Care 7 – 8:30am FREE, but registration is required
After Camp Care 4:30 – 6pm FREE, but registration is required

CLICK HERE NOW to register your child for Traditional Day Camp.

 



Leaders-in-Training Camp

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, TEAM BUILDING AND SERVICE

Location: Lansdowne YMCA

The Y believes every teenager should have the opportunity to explore his or her potential and think big. We know that teens will rise to meet expectations set for them, so we set our expectations high. The mentors, staff and other role models in our programs value our teens’ individuality and guide them toward becoming responsible and engaged adults.

Our day camps for teens are designed to be a place where they can be themselves and learn valuable skills. We offer a fun environment where teens develop qualities that provide them with the opportunity to:

  • Learn about themselves and what they have to offer
  • Thrive in leadership experiences specific to camp counseling
  • Team build, focus on character development and participate in community service

To activate their leadership potential, our Leaders in Training (L.I.T.) program engages teens in group work, problem solving and self-discovery, believing that confident teens who become their best selves today will become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

Dates

Week 2 June 15 – 19
Week 3 June 22 – 26
Week 4 June 29 – July 3
Week 5 July 6 – 10
Week 6 July 13 – 17
Week 7 July 20 – 24
Week 8 July 27 – 31
Week 9 August 3 – 7
Week 10 August 10 – 14
Week 11 August 17 – 21
Week 12 August 24 – 28

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Before Camp Care 7 – 8:30am FREE, but registration is required
After Camp Care 4:30 – 6pm FREE, but registration is required

CLICK HERE NOW to register your child for LIT Camp.

 



Important Camp Information

  • Campers are required to have a Community YMCA Membership at time of registration and throughout their time in camp.
  • Register your child for camp EARLY — registrations are taken online and in-person at the Ridley Area YMCA and Lansdowne YMCA.
  • Our Equal Access For All  Camp Assistance is available for all Day Camp programs. Camp Assistance does not reserve a spot for your child unless camp registration is made in advance.
  •  Those applying for Camp Assistance MUST pre-register their child for camp along with the required weekly deposit.
  • Once you register online or in-person, other important camp information will come to you via email. Please make sure you give us a good, working email for all correspondence.

the ePACT Network

ePACT is a secure network that we will be using to collect your medical and emergency information for Summer Camp – all electronically. This will REPLACE all camp paper forms and help consolidate for ease and security. Here’s how it works:

  • You will receive an email invite to share information with the Community YMCA (medical forms/emergency forms/waivers etc. to get your child ready for camp).
  • Click ‘Complete Registration’ to create a free account or log in if you already have an ePACT account.
  • Enter the required information and share it with the Community YMCA so that our staff has access to your important information all summer long. It’s that easy.

 



Equal Access For All

YMCA Assistance Program

In these uncertain times, we make assistance available to you and your family. We don’t want anyone to be turned away and this program will help you and your family take part in programs at the Y. Assistance is provided based on need, using established guidelines. Download the  Camp Assistance Application today and return it to your branch YMCA Front Desk. All requests are confidential.

This funding is made possible due to the generosity of people who contribute to our Annual Support Campaign. You can help the Y serve the community by designating your United Way gift directly to our Donor Code #08320.



Child Safety at the YMCA

THE YMCA – A SAFE PLACE TO BE A CHILD

Children’s safety is a foundational priority for the Y in our mission to help youth reach their full potential. In our commitment to ensuring the protection of every child, our staff and volunteers adhere to strict Child Abuse Prevention Policies and Reporting Procedures. These policies and procedures promote a positive, nurturing environment while protecting children and teens, and those who work with them in our organization.

YMCA Policy prohibits sex offenders from accessing YMCA facilities. In order to ensure the safety of our children, we regularly compare our membership database to the National Registry of Convicted Sex Offenders and terminate the membership and/or access rights of anyone registered

To keep children in our programs safe, we take the following steps in our intensive screening of employees and volunteers:

  • Detailed application forms
  • Comprehensive interview process
  • Reference checks
  • Criminal record checks
  • Members and program participants are required to abide by our Code of Conduct
  • Staff and Volunteers complete an extensive child abuse prevention training program
  • Staff and Volunteers are required to abide by our with Child Abuse Prevention Policies

See something, Say Something

It takes everyone’s help to stop the cycle of abuse. If you encounter what might appear to be an act of child abuse or neglect, we offer a confidential consultation hotline through Praesidium Child Abuse Prevention. You can share your concerns safely.  YMCA Staff are mandated to report any suspected child abuse.


FREE Trainings for Child Care Parents

Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

The statistics are startling. Approximately twenty percent of ALL victims of sexual abuse are under age eight. One in five children are sexually solicited while on the internet.  Thirty to forty percent of children who are sexually abused are abused by family members. There are an estimated 39 million survivors of sexual abuse living in the U.S. today.

But there’s good news too. The Community YMCA has partnered with Darkness to Light, a nationally acclaimed non-profit, to bring its award winning prevention program, Stewards of Children to Delaware County, Pa.  Stewards of Children is a two hour workshop designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse.  Stewards of Children emphasizes child safety as an adult’s responsibility.

There are specific trainings open to the public, and can be of specific interest to youth sports organizations, coaches, camp counselors, teachers, schools, faith centers, and other service organizations. The trainings facilitate discussion about the incidence and consequence of abuse and presents information about child protection policies and mandates. Continuing education credits for professionals in various fields can be obtained through this training.

Call 610.557.YMCA (9622) to register for the next training date.

Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED  for Infants, Children and Adults

American Red Cross and American Heart Association CPR/AED classes take just a few hours, but can help you save a life when every moment counts. With CPR/AED classes for Good Samaritans, parents, teachers, grandparents, and  office staff, we can help you learn how, and when, to provide care for someone experiencing an emergency situation.

Call 610.557.YMCA (9622) to register for the next training.


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