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Norfolk Family YMCA
Norfolk, Nebraska

2019 Summer Day Camps

Day Camp, River Camp, & Outdoor Camp

Information for ALL Camps

Enrollment is NOW OPEN for the 2019 summer camps; Day Camp, River Camp, and Outdoor Camp! Once Enrollment paperwork is submitted to our Welcome Center, registration for Day camp, River Camp, and Outdoor Camp is available in-house or online. The Enrollment packet is on the left for you to print (one per child), or you may pick one up from the YMCA. Please read over the Parent Handbook because there is a lot of information that will be helpful.

Submit enrollment paperwork for Day Camp by Sunday, May 19th, 2019 to guarentee your child's t-shirt size!! (Day Camp only)

Space is limited each week, so register early! Registration, with a scheduled payment or full payment, reserves your child's spot! Each week's deadline is the Wednesday prior to camp, or a $10 late fee will be charged (1 late fee per family). Each child receives one (1) T-shirt per camp.

Day Camp

The YMCA Day Camp is for children entering K - 6th grades in Fall 2019. Day Camp provides an incredibly adventurous summer full of games, arts and crafts, swimming, weekly field trips, and fun! This program will include activities that will challenge your child to develop physically, mentally, and socially. Youth are placed into two age appropriate groups for daily activities (9 am - 3 pm) as follows: Entering Grades K-1st, & Grades 2nd-6th. Some field trips will be attended together. Most will be taken on Thursdays.

Dates: May 28th - August 9th, 2019 (11 individual weeks)

Times: 6:00 am - 3:30 pm (After Care 3:30-6:00 pm, see below for more details)

Main programming is between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.  All children should plan to attend during these hours, Monday - Friday.

Fees: Member: $100/week (*Wk #1 & #6-$80)

Non-Member: $125/week (*Wk #1 & #6-$100)

The great thing about Day Camp is that you can register for the weeks that you need, so come one week or all summer!  We see new faces each week, so making new friendships lasts all summer long.

2019 Weekly Themes and Field Trips

Week Dates Deadline Theme Field Trip (Thursdays)              
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May 28-31       

May 22 Fun Factor                          Miniature Golf at Divots
2 June 3-7             May 29 Mystery at the Museum       Elkhorn Valley Museum
3 June 10-14         June 5 Game Mania Klubhaus Modern Gaming
4 June 17-21         June 12 Aloha, Summer! Norfolk Water Park
5 June 24-28         June 19 To Infinity & Beyond! Movie Theater - "Toy Story 4"
*6 July 1-3,5           June 26 Made in the USA Post Office (Tue, July 2nd)
7 July 8-12            July 3 Fun at the Fair Madison County Fair
8 July 15-19           July 10 Rookie of the Year Bowling at King's Lanes
9 July 22-26           July 17 Fossil Frenzy Ashfall Fossil Beds (Royal)
10 July 29-Aug 2 July 24 Under the Sea Pawnee Plunge Water Park (Columbus)
11 Aug 5-9              July 31 Superhero Academy            Smeal Fire Apparatus (Snyder) (Wed, Aug 7th)

(The YMCA reserves the right to change this schedule as needed.)

River Camp

River Camp is held at the Kiwanis Camp (3 miles west of Norfolk on Hwy 275). This camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 13 only.  In addition to swimming, nature walks, frog catching, sand castles, and crafts, children will participate in archery and Laser Tag. We'll end Friday with a hot dog roast, an Award's Night for parents to attend, and an overnight stay at the YMCA! Don't let your child miss out on this fun experience!!

2019 Dates

Week Dates Deadline Theme
1 June 3 - 8 May 29 Space Exploration
2 June 24 - 29 June 19  Word of the Day
3 July 8 - 13 July 3  Lego Week

Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Bus leaves at 8:30 am)

- Drop-off at 8:15 am, or as early as 6:00 am at no extra cost.

- Pick-up at 3:30 pm, After Care is optional from 3:30-6:00 pm for $6/$10 per day.

- Activities run ALL Day Friday, into the overnighter. Pick-up Saturday by 8:00 am.

Fees: Member: $115/week

Non-Member: $140/week

See page 12 of the Summer Camp Enrollment Packet for more information about bus pick-up/drop-off times, daily items needed, Friday's activities, Award's Night, and the overnighter at the YMCA. More information about Friday's activities will be sent home in the middle of the week, as well as sent in the weekly email prior to camp.

Outdoor Camp

One week of summer fun for your little adventurer! This camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7 to 13 only. Something fun and different every day! The week’s activities will include nature walks, exploring, fishing, sightseeing on Norfolk’s Cowboy Trail, crafts, and many other outdoor activities such as forestry, wildlife appreciation, exploring nature, and more! We swim at the YMCA Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri afternoons, and water games on Wed. The week will end with a Hot Dog Roast at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park! This will be a week of adventure you won’t want to miss!

ONE Week Only!

Dates:  July 15 - 19

Deadline: Monday, July 8

Locations & Activites:

- Monday: Gilman Park in Pierce; Arboretum

- Tuesday: Willow Creek near Pierce; Bird Watching

- Wednesday: Bressler Park in Wayne; Water Games & Outdoor Activities

- Thursday: Skyview Park in Norfolk; Water Rockets

- Friday: Ta-Ha-Zouka Park in Norfolk; Bird Feeders & Hot Dog Roast

 

Fees: Member: $105/week

Non-Member: $130/week

See page 13 of the Summer Camp Enrollment Packet for more information about bus pick-up/drop-off times, daily items needed, and activities.

After Care

After Care is optional after each camp, from 3:30 - 6:00 pm, Monday - Friday.  Youth can participate in Day Camp, River Camp, or Outdoor Camp and remain with the staff until 6:00 pm. We start by having a snack and free time. Then the Day Camp staff provide more structured gym games and outdoor playtime. For Day Camp, plan to pick up between 3:00-3:30 pm daily, if you won't be using After Care. Weekly registration for both the camp week and After Care is due by the Wednesday prior for the upcoming week.

Fees: Member: $6/day

Non-Member: $10/day

 

Contact Shayla at the YMCA for more information at 402-371-9770 or ShaylaL@norfolkymca.org.

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