SUMMER DAY CAMP

Camp is a nurturing, fun environment for children to learn, grow and develop social skills. At the Y, each child is able to cultivate the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.

This summer, Camp Discovery will focus on STEM subjects, like science and engineering, that are found in our everyday lives. Weekly themes will involve fun STEM-based activities that encourage higher-level thinking and inspire innovation.  Our goal is to promote the idea that campers of all ages posses the educational tools to make positive changes in the world around them.

We are requesting that new families or any families unfamiliar with the registration process, attendance and camp policies, rules, daily schedule and activities, etc. schedule a 30-minute orientation with a camp staff member for a tour, handbook walk-through, rule overview, and question and answer session. Please contact Camp Director, Kaity Riley, at kriley@ymcaharrison.org or 812.734.0770 to schedule your family’s Camp Discovery Orientation.

DATES/TIMES AND THEMES

Camp Discovery will take place May 31 – August 8. Note: After School Care for the 2017 – 2018 school year will begin July 27 but camp will still take place until August 8.

For all of our Day Camps offered, campers may be dropped off as early as 7 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m.

Our weekly themes:
Week 1 (May 31-June 2): The Animal Kingdom
Week 2 (June 5 – 9): The Science of Color
Week 3 (June 12-16): Up, Up, and Away: Flight
Week 4 (June 19 – 23): Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Week 5 (June 26 – 30): Science of You: The Human Body
Week 6 (July 3 – 7): Greetings From Space (NO CAMP on JULY 4)
Week 7 (July 10 – 14): Bigger, Better, Taller: Engineering and Architecture
Week 8 (July 17 – 21): Deep Blue Sea: Oceans and Water
Week 9 (July 24 – 28): Science in the Kitchen
Week 10 (July 31 – Aug 4): Science With a BANG!

AGES

  • Kinder Camp – ages 3 – 5 (must be potty trained)
  • Day Camp – ages 6 – 9
  • Adventure Camp – ages 10 – 12

ITEMS CHILD SHOULD BRING DAILY

  • Lunch (nothing needing heated/cooked)
  • Afternoon Snack (nothing needing heated/cooked)
  • Water Bottle
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Swimwear & Towel
  • Spray Sunscreen
  • Appropriate clothing for weather

REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND FEES

Registration for Camp Discover will open April 1. Campers must be registered by the Friday PRIOR to the week of camp they are attending to ensure a proper camper to counselor ratio.

Member: $80 per week per camper or $25 per day per camper
Participant: $105 per week per camper or $35 per day per camper

Pro-rated Holiday weeks include:
Week 1:   May 31 – June 2
Week  6:  July 3 – 7
Back-to-school weeks will also be prorated depending on which school the camper attends.

Register online for Summer Day Camp.