SUMMER DAY CAMP
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Camp Registration
- 2021 Day Camp Themes
- Program Information
- Child Care Department (Infant/Toddler/Preschool/School Age Care)
- Parent Handbook/Forms
- Summer Day Camp-Change of Schedule
- Family Resources
- Contact Us!
To minimize the spread of germs, we ask that all registration packets be scanned to our team. If you are unable to scan, you can make an appointment for packet drop off. Please click here to download the registration packet for your
Yes. Your updated registration packet ensures we have the most current information for state licensing, billing, and in the event of an emergency.
No, all listed prices reflect weekly rates. Your payment reserves a slot for your child for each selected week. You may choose to only send your child on select days each week, but we highly encourage they attend each day to get the most out of their camp experience!
No, you can sign up for as many or as few weeks as you would like. To get the most out of camp, we do recommend as consistent of a schedule as possible (and we would certainly love to see your camper every week!)
Yes! But please note that we have limited space available and camps fill up quickly. Additional weeks must be added at least 2 business days in advance and are subject to availability. To request to add camper weeks, fill out this form.
If you need to cancel some or all of your scheduled weeks, you must complete a change of schedule form by clicking here. Change of schedule forms are due a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the requested change in order to be invoiced properly. Refunds are not given for cancelled weeks occurring within the first two weeks after the change of schedule form is submitted.
Summer day camp runs from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). Our camp locations offer extended care hours from 6:30am-9:00am and from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Please make sure to indicate if you would like your child to attend our extended care programming in your registration packet.
No, campers are not required to stay the entire time camp is open. We do highly recommend that you arrive by 9:00am and make your schedule as consistent as possible. Our camp groups do many walking field trips and are not always "on-site," so be sure to communicate any special pick up times with your camp director.
Every camper should bring a refillable water bottle, packed lunch, swimsuit, and towel. Closed toe shoes are a must, and we highly recommend a change of clothes as campers often get messy!
No. Our camps provide everything your child needs to have a great experience! We have camp phones in the event that we need to contact you, or you need to get a message to your child. The Y is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items brought from home.
Every day is packed with crafts, activities, games, and more! We believe that if you can do it outside, it should be done outside! In addition, campers have designated swim days, field trips, guest speakers, small group, and camp-wide competitions, and lots of fun surprises! We stay busy, so don't be alarmed if your child wants to get to bed a bit earlier than usual!
No, there is no care available for campers who do not wish to join us on a field trip.
All of our locations are run under the YMCA of Central Stark County Child Care Branch, which means that they are all held to the same high standard and work together to make sure camp looks the same regardless of which location you attend!
We want all campers to feel valued, respected, and safe. If your child is experiencing bullying or any other issue, they should immediately report it to their camp counselor. We encourage children to use mediation skills (under counselor supervision) to come to a positive resolution. If this does not resolve the issue to your liking, you should contact the site director using the camp phone number found in your registration packet or the contact the district director overseeing your camp location.
SAFETY AND MEDICAL NEEDS QUESTIONS
Since the initial state closures, our childcare department has actively worked with state licensing and local health departments to make sure we are meeting and exceeding all recommended best practices. Robust cleaning policies, temperature checks, modified group sizes, and staff specifically designated to sanitation are just a few of the things we have been doing to keep kids, staff, and our community safe. We continue to update and modify our protocols as new state guidance rolls out. You can view our COVID-19 policies in the parent handbook found here.
If your child requires our staff to administer medicine or keep lifesaving medicine onsite, a request for administration of medication form and medical/physical care plan must be completed for each medication kept on site. This form must be completed and approved by the district director before your child may attend our camp.
All prescription medicines must be in the original container with the prescription label attached. If your child requires lifesaving medicine, the medicine must be on site when your child is in attendance. Please reach out to one of our district directors for more information about medication at camp.
Typically, children who utilize medication to help them be successful in school also require the same medication to help them be successful in camp. Several families have reported that the dosage changes over the summer while at camp because their child is so active that it wears off more quickly. Please consult your healthcare provider to make the best decision about medication for your child at camp.
Children are provided with Rocky Mountain SPF 30 Sunscreen after lunch and every hour when swimming outdoors. You should apply sunscreen to your child prior to arriving at camp. If your child requires an alternate sunscreen, you must complete the state required medical forms.
Our Y's takes swimming safety seriously. Each camper is swim tested by our aquatic's team at the beginning of camp to determine their swimming abilities. Their ability level is reflected by the color of their swim band, which they wear on swimming outings and determines which parts of the pool they have access to. In addition to the lifeguards on duty, our camp counselors join their groups in the water to help supervise and keep campers safe. Select locations offer "splash pads" for non-swimmers.
No, we do not charge a registration fee.
There are no additional fees for field trips! Our weekly rate includes all field trips, guest speakers, supplies, and snacks.
We do not offer a multiple child discount at this time. YMCA members receive special member pricing. To become a member and save now (and have access to all of our facilities, receive discounts on programs, and more), click here.
For your convenience, all camp payments are electronically withdrawn. You have several payment schedule options, but a camp week must be paid in full prior to attending.
Yes. To ensure your payment is accurate and posts on time, camp staff are not able to accept any form of payment.
No, you will not be billed if your child has to quarantined or if they are hospitalized. We ask that you complete a change of schedule form to remove the week(s) and indicate in the comments why you should not be charged. Proof of hospitalization/return from quarantine letter is required to complete your request.