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*A 30-day written cancellation letter or email must be submitted prior to the particpants last day of ASA.
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*Must be K-8th grade to attend.
We provide a safe and fun environment for kids.
December 19-23, 26-30: 7am-6pm
January 2-3: 7am-6pm
March 10th: Oak Mountain State Park
March 27th-31st: Spring Break Camp
Monday: Camp Cosby
Tuesday: Legacy YMCA in Bessemer
Wednesday: Oak Mountain State Park
Thursday: Tannehill Park
Friday: Montgomery Zoo
May 26th: Branch Day- A Slice of Summer
$27 member rate per child
$40 non-member rate per child
Items needed : Lunch, 2-3 snacks, refillable water bottle, swim attire, and comfortable clothes.
As a member, you will see that the Greystone YMCA is for the entire family. While you work out, your child(ren) will have a safe, fun, and learning environment. Please fill out the regitsration form and readover the Learn and Play policy below.
Learn and Play Registration Form
Learn and Play Parent Handbook
Hours: Monday - Thursday
Friday: 8am-1pm, 3:30pm-7pm
* Hours during the summer will change on May 29, 2017.
Do you need to run errands, and you don't want to take the kids? We have Drop n Go available for our members.
1-2 hours: $12.00 for the first child/$8 for each additional child
2-4 hours: $20.00 for the first child/$16 for each additional child
These hours are Monday-Friday only and during Learn and Play operational hours.
Parents Night Out is a member service and the perfect opportunity for you and your spouse or friends to enjoy a kid free evening. Each participant will recieve two slices of pizza and one drink. School-aged participants will enjoy themed activites and games in the Childcare Area upstairs as the younger participants will remain in the Learn and Play Area.
Youth Development is the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical processes that all youth uniquely experience from birth to career. A successful development process fulfills children and teens’ innate need to be loved, spiritually grounded, educated, competent, and healthy.
Trading stories and sharing a favorite book or song with a new friend. Being greeted with smiles and high-fives from staff and team-mates after scoring the winning point. Always fitting in, just for being you. This is what the Y's summer camp is all about—ensuring kids get more out of their summer break: more friendships, more accomplishments and more belonging.
We demonstrate the role positive relationships play in the well-being of a child through:
• Staff-camper Relationships
• Camper Peer Friend-making
• Parent Engagement
We help children realize their passions, talents and potential through:
• Achievement Passport
• Skill Variety & Mastery Charts
•Disguised learning activities through STEM, Reading and Writing
We are a place where kids feel safe, welcomed and can express their individuality through:
• Autonomous Choices
• Rituals and Traditions
• Daily Activity Framework
Our core values. We make our core values—caring, honesty, respect and responsibility—part of everything we do.
Our commitment. We plan our programs around with developing the whole child. We will create a fun and engaging environment that is focuses on friendship, accomplishment and belonging.
Our staff. We are caring, competent and experienced. Our training includes camp safety, activity planning, CPR, First Aid, and more, making your child’s experience both safe and fun.
Low camp staff/child ratios.
1:10 entering grades K-3
1:12 entering grades 4-8
Our promise. No child is denied access due to inability to pay.
Our pledge. We are dedicated to making you and your child’s experiences at the Y extraordinary. At the end of the day, your child will come home with stories of a fun-filled and fabulous day.
•Low staff to child ratios
•Campers are assigned a specific leader within camp
•Monitored sign in and sign out
•Rigorous staff training
•C.A.T.C.H activities to keep campers moving
•Swimming and other water activities
•KidzLit and KidzMath games
•Sports and Games
•Multitude of outdoor activities
•Parents receive weekly highlight sheets with activity schedule and special reminders.
•Parents can communicate with staff to help each child have a great experience.
•Our staff will let you know about your child’s successes and any problems.
•We conduct evaluations for feedback all summer long
•Leadership team available by phone or email to answer questions
•We keep your personal information confidential.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm
Campers will experience the adventure and excitement of the outdoors daily, meet new friends, and express their growing independence under the supervision of qualified and caring YMCA camp staff. Camp activities include C.A.T.C.H. games, STEM, KidzLit and KidzMath games, sports, crafts, songs, special events, swimming, and field trips. Campers will spend their day outdoors with rotating time inside for activities.
All camp selections will be based on what grade your child will enter into the fall school year of 2016. Example: If you have a 2nd grader now, your camp selection would be 3rd-4th Grade Trailblazers.
Help empower your teen and teach life-time values at the same time. The teens will plan their weeks of community service and field trips. Our goal is for them to take an active role in the Teen Scene plans, schedules, and tasks all summer long.
All campers registered for the Greystone YMCA Summer Day Camp: Traditional Camp will have the opportunity to attend a weekly field trip. These listed field trips offer educational activities and programs for all ages. Field trip list will be given during the time of registration and parent meetings. *Field trips are subject to change.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm
Specialty day camps will provide opportunities to teach your child specific skills or provide them with new experiences. Each camp focuses on a specific activity or theme and lasts for one week. Part of each day will consist of activities that relate to a specific theme while other times will be spent doing traditional camp activities such as C.A.T.C.H. games, KidzLit & KidzMath activities, STEM activities, sports, crafts and more.. If your child is participating in a Specialty Camp week, they will NOT attend the regular Traditional Camp field trips and activities for that week. Please include your child in the selection of these camps. Once the week has begun, changes cannot be made.
Ready to tackle the great outdoors, to go where no camper has gone before? Well grab your backpack and let’s go. Campers will participate on daily adventures like hiking to a waterfall, canoeing, sleeping in a cave and much more. Limited swim; due to daily activities.
No matter if you are a passionate collector; a player of Pokémon Go, or a complete novice, this camp will amaze, amuse, and educate you. Campers will immerse themselves in the world of Pokémon and compare that world to our own biodiversity. This camp will include hands-on projects, team battle tournaments, fireballs, and lots of fun. Come to camp and catch them all! This is a Dynamic Education Adventures camp.
The Wonderful World of Disney is brimming with loads of learning opportunities! Campers will spend fun-filled week with Dynamic Education Adventures exploring the science of Disney Heroes and Villains. The heroes will include the strength of Hercules, wrecking stuff with Ralph, the underwater world of Ariel, the powers of Mr. Incredible, and the Frozen world of Elsa. The villains will include the powers of Maleficient, the pirate world of Captain Hook, the seedy side of Scar, the Poor Unfortunate Souls of Ursula’s world, and some fun with Lots’ O Huggin’ Bear. And, much, much more because if you can dream it, you can do it!
This camp will engage you and your younger engineer or scientist. This week will be devoted to all things robotic. Join Dynamic Education Adventures as we explore STEM. This camp is interactive and campers will learn about circuits, engineering, and alternative energy and much more! Each camper will build and take home their very own robot.
If you build it, they will come? Your camper will have a blast in this camp. Campers will build ships, animals, and even an amusement park! Your camper will work in a team to build the best lego design. Campers will swim daily and enjoy fun camp activities. This camp will be conducted by Brick4Kids.
Calling all Princesses… Coming this summer in a land not so far away, Tippi Toes Dance Company® will have a fun Princess Dance camp full of activities and surprises for all princesses in attendance! You’ll be greeted by some of your favorite Princesses like Belle and Cinderella, but you’ll also get to meet some NEW friends like The Giggle Fairy and Princess Penelope, the Princess of Polite. She will teach you all about how a TRUE princess should act by learning and using Princess manners and teaching kindness. Our Princesses will learn a different Princess character traits each day such as: politeness, kindness, thoughtfulness, respectfulness and confidence. Each Princess will enjoy story time, skits, crafts enjoy pampering at our Princess beauty parlor and learn a few princess dances that they’ll showcase at the end of the week for our special Princess Ball. This camp is for any Princess ages K-2nd grade. Reserve your spot today! Spots fill up quickly.
Girls can be anything they want to be! This camp is perfect for your little problem-solvers because it will challenge and excite them with loads of fun STEM activities and projects. Campers will spend the week immersed in science, technology, engineering and math in ways that make STEM thrilling and fun. This camp from Dynamic Education Adventure is highly engaging and includes hands-on activities that encourage exploration, creativity and critical thinking.
Each day campers come together, and to team building activities, and devotion. Each day they have a place to go and volunteer. Examples: senior citizen home, Animal shelter, Homeless shelter, Habitat for humanity, A beautification park, or plant a garden, Help with younger groups at their Y ( put on a skit, buddy read, assist in swim lessons) Or help with fitness, housekeeping, sports, front desk, assist in a Silversneakers class. At the end of the week, they will receive a certificate of completion, and letter from the Y sign by Stan stating they served _____ hours at the YMCA. This is also a great door opener if you wanted to start a volunteer program at your Y.
No camp stacks up better than Minecraft Camp. Join Dynamic Education Adventures as we explore the world of Minecraft. Campers will learn about biomes, make custom blocks, control creepers, test your problem-solving skills, make a pickaxe and much more.
The Force will be strong with you during this week of Jedi training. Join Dynamic Education Adventure and we will control the galaxy. Your senses will jump into hyperdrive as we explore the science of Star Wars. Padawans will create lightsabers and build droids, and make Ewok weapons and much more! You will not have a bad feeling about this camp.
Our Sports Camps are designed to work on existing as well as new skills for the participants registered. Each day participants will spend time in the mornings working in skills clinics and in the afternoons they will swim and play games using the skills they worked on that morning. Camps are from 9-4 each day with an early drop off and late pick up option. All participants should be brought to the YMCA no later than 8:30am to get ready for the day. Each camp is run by a Vendor, Skills Coach, HS coach, or College coach/athlete.
Our camp programs are based out of the Greystone YMCA with many camps traveling off-site for activities. Please check the individual camp descriptions for off-site locations.
Drop off for all camps will occur at the YMCA. Campers can be dropped off between 7:00am-8:30am. Our camp day starts promptly at 9:00am. Failure to arrive on time could result in your child missing out on fun camp activities and possibly missing a bus to an off-site location. Pick up for all camps will occur each day at the Greystone YMCA. Early pick-up from 2:30pm-3:30pm will be located at the community room across from the front desk of the Greystone YMCA. We ask all early picks to park in the parking lot and walk inside. All carpool pick up on the gynasium side will begin at 3:30pm and end at 6:00pm.
We will host three Parent Summer Camp Orientations for you to gain camp details and information. You will have the opportunity to purchase camp t-shirts for $5.00 at this time. All campers are welcome to the orientation.
Register online – We encourage all parents to register their child online at www.ymcabham.org. Please note that a recent photo of each child is required prior to the start of camp. This can be emailed.
Walk-in registration – You may register for summer camp at the Greystone YMCA anytime during regular operating hours. Paperwork will be available at the front desk and can be downloaded from our website. If registering in-house, please be sure to bring a voided check and a recent photo of your child.
Registration Fee: There is a $25 per child. Registration fees are due at time of registration.
Camp Deposits: You may pre-register for any Summer Day Camp via online or the Greystone YMCA by placing a weekly $20 deposit per traditional camp and a $50 deposit per Specialty and Sports camps. All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE/NON-TRANSFERABLE. All deposits are due at the time of regitration.
Camp Fees and Camp T-Shirts: All weekly fees must be made via draft from either bank account or credit card. Fees will be drafted each Wednesday prior to the start date of your child’s camp.
Camp t-shirts will be available at all parent orientations or at the branch. The cost is $5.00 per shirt, or 5 for $20. Each camper will need to wear a camp shirt everyday, except Branch and Hargis Days. Each camper MUST WEAR a camp t-shirt to all off-site locations.
Refund Policy: A two-week written notice via email is REQUIRED in order to receive a full refund. Refunds will not include despoits, as they are non-refundable. Cancellations must be made via email to both Nadin Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org and Leigh Allen at email@example.com.
Transfer Policy: We will gladly transfer your child to another session, if space allows. To request a transfer, please complete a transfer request form 2 weeks prior to the new camp week. Transfers inside of 2 weeks may or may not be possible.
Scholarships: The YMCA believes in serving the needs of everyone in our community regardless of their ability to remit full payment of fees. Financial assistance, based on need, is available for our traditional and sports camps only. Financial assistance applications will be accepted beginning March 1st- March 31st. Please understand that scholarships are granted on a percentage basis determined through income verification, availability and funding. Please contact Kristin Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
With the Greystone YMCA, you are participating in a camping program you can count on. We work hard to select leaders who will be positive adult role models for your child and who have demonstrated responsibility, maturity, reliability and good supervision for the personal growth of your child. Our attention to safety and the campers’ health has resulted in a safety record that any organization would be delighted to match. Beyond safety and good supervision, the YMCA believes that special, positive, and growth filled opportunities await every child who attends the Y Camp. We look forward to providing a quality camp experience for your family!
Our classes are splut into two different times during our non-summer months
You will receive 6 30-minute lessons with a certified swim lesson instructor. The classes will be scheduled at your convenience. Please fill out the registration form and return it with your payment to the front desk or you can register on line. The Aquatics Department will contact you to confirm start time and date.
Cost: $95 for Members | $142 for Non-Members
This Fall we will hold a mandatory parent meeting for all ages groups. This meeting will occur on Thursday, August 18th at 6pm
Super Squad | Tues/Thur 4:00-4:45pm
Bronze | Tues/Thur 4:00-5:00 pm
Silver I & II | Mon/Wed/Fri 4:00-5:30pm
All Groups pay a $95 Annual Registration fee payable in August
Super Squad | Member - $185 | General Public - $240
Bronze | Member - $200 | General Public - $260
Silver I & II | Member - $260 | General Public - $330
Evaluations are required to participate. Meet fee will be an additional cost. Spring swimmers will have both short course and a few long course meets. All evaluations times must be scheduled through Kerrie Johnson or Angie Trantham, at the email addresses below.
Practice Times & Days| Mon-Fri 5:00- 6:30 pm
Optional dryland class Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4-4:45pm.
All Groups pay a $95 Annual Registration fee payable in August
Cost: Member - $290 | General Public - $370
Kerrie Johnson, Swim team Administrator email@example.com
Angie Trantham, Head Coach, firstname.lastname@example.org
Your swimmer will enjoy the fun atmosphere that home school swimming provides! Our friendly home school coach will start each practice, prior to getting in the pool, with a time of fun dry land P.E. exercise. Swimmers will then be introduced to the fundamentals of different stroke techniques, while gaining strength and confidence. Swimmers will improve overall health, while practicing positive social skills.
Many of our home school swimmers have moved into competitive swim team programs where they continue to excel and develop in the sport of swimming! Please consider joining our home school swim program and help your child achieve skills that will last them a lifetime!
Swimmers of all levels can participate
Membership in the YMCA is not required to participate
MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT IS 5YRS OLD AND MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM THE LENGTH OF THE POOL UNASSISTED
First Semester Wednesday, September 7 – Thursday, December 15
Second Semester Monday, January 9 – Thursday April 20
2 Day Option | $30 per month, per swimmer (Tues/Thurs)
3 Day Option | $33 per month, per swimmer (Tues/Wed/Thurs)
Head HomeSchool Swim Coach, Becky Hiesner, email@example.com
American Heart Associtation Heartsaver CPR/AED course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will hold an Asult and Pedriatric CPR/AED & First Aid certification valid for two years.
All classes are held at the Greystone branch and will begin at 8am. Classes typically run 4hrs long and will end around 12pm but are subject to change depending on class size
Note: There are no refunds or fund transfers for any missed or failed classes. Skills acquired in this course cannot be applied to a lifeguarding certification as this course certifies participants in rescue skills for lay responders not professional rescuers.
Class Dates for 2017 (Registration Begins January 1st, 2017)
January 7th // February 4th // March 4th // April 15th // May 20th // June 17th // July 15th // August 19th // September 16th // October 21st // November 18th // December 9th
$60 | Registration deadline is the Thursday before class (Registration Online Only)
Contact Interim Aquatics Director, Becky Heisner at 205.981.0144 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lifeguard candidate must able to swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
1. Swim 300 yards non-stop using only freestyle and breast stroke
2. Tread water for 2 minutes (Hands in air, using only feet)
3. Sprint 25 yards, retrieve a 10 pound brick and swim on their back with two hands on the brick in under 1 minute 45 seconds
Timed Event. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke surface dive 7-10 feet, retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, swim 20 yards back to the starting point with the object and exit the water without using a ladder or steps with in 1 minute and 40 seconds.
When returning to the starting point, the candidate must hold the 10 pound object with both hands and must keep his or her face above the water. It is recommended to participants that they can do this by swimming on their back using a whip (breast stroke kick on their back) or a rotary (egg-beater) kick.
Note: There are no refunds or fund transfers for any missed or failed classes
Class Dates for 2017 (Registration begins January 1, 2017)
March 8th - 11th // March 22nd - 25th // March 27th - 30th **Spring Break Class**
April 5th - 8th // April 19th - 22nd
May 10th - 13th // May 24th - 27th
June 7th - 10th
**Spring Break Class times are Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm**
$70 Non-Refundable Deposit is Due at Registration
$150 will be due on the second day of class
Total Class Cost is $220
YMCA youth sports register players whether you are a YMCA member or not and we play among other YMCA branches. Our leagues are divided into age-ranges (3-14yo) and are both co-ed and gender specific. Use the published age requirement chart at time of registration. We emphasize fairness and build player confidence through achievement and believe competition is best kept in perspective to achieve these goals. Please open the sport that interests you!
Go here to register:
Registration is on-line (first-come) and you select the practice day (Team) convenient to bring your child each week. Our leagues are officiated with experienced YMCA staff. Our volunteer coaches pass background checks and given on-line training tools to make their efforts pay off.
Flag Football, Soccer and Girl's Volleyball are offered in the Spring and Fall. Baseball is a summer sport and Basketball is offered in the winter months. Note: We do not allow players currently in other competitive same sport leagues, to enroll.
Sports Director George Becker 205 981-0144
All YMCA Youth Sports depend on all participants to behave in accordance with common-sense responsibility and character. To codify our expectations, we have adopted a Code Of Conduct policy whose guidelines are a minimum listing, but is not limited to, best practices for a rewarding and pleasurable experience for all. In those situations where behavior is deemed outside of our core values, and directed to either fellow participants, family members, staff or officials, the YMCA reserves the right and responsibility to dis-associate our program from that individual(s). Coaches are mandated to read, sign and return this form prior to coaching any team within the Birmingham YMCA branches.
For an overview of each sport that offers most important details, please open the FAQ file.
Weather Conditions If weather becomes an issue, call our Greystone YMCA branch. Final decisions to play will be determined (60) minutes prior to game time. Presume all games will be played unless otherwise officially canceled.
Uniforms will be distributed prior to the first game.
Use the published age requirement chart at time of registration
T Ball Rules
5-6yo Co-Ed Baseball Rules
7-9yo Boys BB and Girls SB
10yo Up Boys BB and Girls SB Rules
Baseball At Home Tips
3-5yo Training Course
6-7yo Training Course
8-9yo Training Course
10-11yo Training Course
12+yo Training Course
Games Approach to Practice- Find out how a practice is improved by actually playing
6-7yo Training Plan
8-9yo Training Plan
10-11yo Training Plan
12+yo Training Plan
Fall registration opens: July 17-August 12, 2017. Teams are small to encourage skill development and fill up fast prior to registration end dates. Go here to register:
All games are on Saturday mornings at participating YMCA's and local area schools or community partners.
Flag Football is among the fastest growing youth sports team at Greystone YMCA and a great place to teach the game to first-time players and sharpen skills for 'return- players'. Our league is offered both in the spring and fall each year and run for (8) weeks. Practice is one time (60 minutes) per week. We are expanding our league this year; ages start at 5-6yo, 7-8yo, 9-10yo, 11-12yo, (where available). Players are welcome to play up an age group but NEVER down.
Coaches are volunteer parents and are prepared with a comprehensive e-learning training course. Uniforms and medallions are included. All teams require volunteer coaches.
Well fitted sneakers, cleats are optional, mouth guard, athletinc shorts, own football- see rules for size.
The Y has rules modified to maximize competitive and safe play. Flag Football is a NON Contact sport. Use the published age requirement chart at time of registration. Take a minute and read through the rules for your age of play. It is recommended you print off and bring these rules to your games and review for clarification with the officials prior to the start. We do not allow complete teams currently playing in competitive basketball leagues, to enroll.
Rules 5-6yo league
Rules 7yo Up League
5yo Training Plans
6-7yo Training Plans
8-9yo Training Plans
10-11yo Training Plans
12+yo Training Plans
Well fitted eneakers, athletic shorts and t Shirts. Own volleyball. Open rules for correct style and size volleyball.
Shin guards, athletic sneakers, own ball: See rules
We do not allow complete teams currently playing in competitive basketball leagues, to enroll.
Our Martial Arts program focuses on the Korean form of Tang Soo DO. Our goal s not to promote violence, but to prepare the students for greater all-around physical fitness and positive mental attributes.
Classes are divided into Adult and Youth on different evening weekdays. All classes kept small to maximize learning resulting in improved flexibility, coordination, discipline and mental strength training through a system of beginner to advanced steps. No prior experience is necessary . In addition, parents and children can take classes together and will offer mutual rewards for building greater respect among family members
Our curriculum is designed to promote higher academic achievement, stronger physical fitness and mental strength. Proven curriculum based instructions provides for rapid advancement through certification.
MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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