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QUICK TIPS FOR SUMMER CAMP SURVIVAL
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PARENTS MUST REMAIN IN CAR DURING DROP OFF AND PICK UP. Think of how your child’s school runs this time of day! That’s how we will run it too. If you need to talk to the staff, please park your car and walk with your child to the check in area.
CAMP STARTS AT 8:45AM. To ensure your child gets the full camp experience, please drop off between 7am and 8:45am at the YMCA.
CHILDREN GOING TO SWIM LESSONS MUST BE DROPPED OFF BEFORE 7:45 IN THE MORNING! If you are late, you must take your child inside of the YMCA to their lesson. Do not drop them off in the drop off line.
A SAPPHIRE BLUE SUMMER CAMP T-SHIRT IS REQUIRED TO GO ON FIELD TRIPS. Keeping up with several children is much easier when they all match! Your child will not be allowed to go on the field trip without their t-shirt. Shirts will be handed out on their first field trip day. Extra shirts may be purchased at the YMCA Front Desk only for $5.00.
BE PREPARED FOR YOUR CHILD’S CLOTHES TO GET DIRTY AT CAMP. Campers play hard each day and they will get dirty!
KEEP NORMAL BEDTIMES. Campers will go home tired each day and need adequate sleep for the next day of fun and activities.
WE RECOMMEND WATER AND/OR SPORTS DRINKS ONLY. Soda will dehydrate your child quickly. Campers will not be allowed to use the vending machines while at the YMCA.
LABEL EVERYTHING YOU WANT BACK! Throughout the summer, our lost and found grows larger each week. Items that are labeled are easily returned to their owner. Any items without names will be donated each Friday.
TOYS ARE NOT ALLOWED! Do not send: video games, cards, toys, make-up, expensive clothing, iPods, etc. to camp with your child. We are not responsible for lost or broken items!
CLOSED TOE AND HEAL SHOES ONLY ARE ALLOWED. Campers will be doing a lot of running in the summer and to help prevent unnecessary injuries, sandals, crocs, flip flops, etc. will not be allowed. Your child will not be allowed to check in wearing inappropriate shoes.
FOR SAFETY REASONS, YOU MAY NOT CHECK YOUR CHILD OUT BETWEEN 3:45PM-4PM During this time we’ll be transporting all children to our off-site pick up locations. Due to long pick up lines, we
encourage to not arrive at the pick up locations until after 4:15PM.
PICK UP ENDS AT 6:30P.M. A fee of $1 per minute will be charged after 6:35 pm. Every attempt will be made to contact you! DHR and Pelham Police Department will be contacted if you are unable to be reached after 7:30 pm. The Riverchase Pick-Up location will be open from from 4:30-5:30pm each day.
WHAT TO BRING DAILY? Campers need to bring a swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and hat ALL in a backpack or drawstring bag. Please no over the sholder bags (they get heavy)
FOR BILLING, CANCELLATION AND TRANFSFERS, please contact the YMCA Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 445-2850.
CAMP LEADERSHIPS TEAM:
Sydney Fant | email@example.com
This is the perfect way to get your camper in the water more this summer! Whether your child is just learning the basics, is an expert swimmer looking for a competivie edge, or you just want them to maintain the skills they already have, swim lessons are the way to go. The YMCA swim lessons focus on safety around water along with swimming development and technique in safe, positive environment.
Campers will not miss any scheduled activities. Please note: This is not a camp, but a add-on to your child's camp day.
Registration Opens April 1st - Register Online Here
For Questions regarding Summer Day Camp Swim Lessons, contact the Aquatics Director, Leah Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research shows that children who participate in afterschool programs are more successful in academics, are healthier, and more often maintain positive behaviors. Afterschool Programming at the Y is specially geared to achieve these results.
The Y’s curriculum framework offers comprehensive, age-appropriate, engaging care. Afterschool Programming focuses on eight core content areas: arts and humanities, character development, health and wellness, homework support, literacy, math and science, service learning, and social competence and conflict resolution.
The YMCA has recently adopted The Y’s Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards for Early Childhood and Afterschool Programs. These standards, when implemented fully, will show the Y’s commitment to being one of the largest and healthiest providers of early childhood education and afterschool programming in the nation.
Cost: $205 per month for members/$306 per month for non-members
Registration opens May 15th.
You can register online by clicking here or in person by appointment only. Email email@example.com to make an appointment.
We will need an After School Info Sheet filled out on each child, even if registered online. Please turn it in within 2 weeks of registration.
We will also need a recent photo of your child if we do not already have on file from Summer Day Camp or After School 2017-18.
Payments will be made through a draft system, and payment is due on the 1st of each month. Draft is our only method of payment unless you pay in full for the year up front.
We do not prorate any month of ASA for days missed (holidays, teacher work days, absences). Our fee is based on the total cost for 1 school year of ASA divided into 10 equal monthly payments.
2:45-3:20 Pick Up from Schools 4, 9-week sessions + 2-week holiday sessions with 30 minutes of:
3:30- 3:45 Snack Math/Science - 2 days a week
3:45-4:30 Homework Help Writing - every week
4:30-5:45 Activity Rotations Homework Support - 4 days a week
5:45-6:30 Kid’s Choice/Pick Up Health and Wellness - every day
Character Development - every week
Running late to pick up your child from After School Academy? Need to relay a message to our counselors? If you cannot get in touch with our Interim Childcare Director, Sydney Fant (firstname.lastname@example.org), please contact our front desk at 664-9622. They will quickly relay the message.
REMEMBER - The PELHAM YMCA DOES NOT pick up in the event of emergency early school dismissal. For safety reasons, we don't like to put our vans on the road in severe inclement weather situations.
Learn & Play offers safe, fun child care for members during facility use. A parent or guardian must stay on the premises while their child is in our Learn & Play area.
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 (3-16yo) and are both co-ed and gender specific. We emphasize fairness and build player confidence through achievement and believe competition is best kept in perspective to achieve these goals.
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.
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.
Prior to attending your first practice, all participants must read, sign and return the CDC Concussion Awareness Form. Please open the link:
Concussion Awareness Form
Coaches, please open this link and take the course and return the certificate prior to coaching.
For an overview of each sport that offers most important details, please open the FAQ file.
If weather becomes an issue, call our Pelham 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. Pelham YMCA Inclement Weather Line: (205)685-6530
The YMCA of Greater Birmingham's Kindergarten Readiness Program works with preschoolers ages 3-5 to help prepare them for a successful transition to kindergarten.
Our students learn a variety or material from pre-literacy to STEM to social-emotional skills and hands-on art, plus more. Kindergarten readiness teachers work with the children in a 1:8 teacher-student ratio in a preschool setting that is fun and engaging for young, inquisitive minds. By using a mixture of whole-group learning and age-based learning groups, our students can receive knowledge and acheive academic success in a semi-individualized and corporate format.
Kindergarten Readiness Teachers continuously evaluate each student's learning progression through observasion, interaction and evaluations. These forms of data are communicated back to parents in order to keep them involved and an integral part of the child's preschool experience.
For questions please contact the Child Care Director, Sydney Fant at email@example.com
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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