Fun + Learning + Active = Summer Camp 2018!

YWCA Greensboro will be hosting 3 exciting coed summer camp sessions in June, July and August for 10 through 15-year-olds. Each camp session  runs from Monday through Thursday from 9:00am until 5:00pm with no camp on Fridays.

Session 1 – June 18-28, 2018: Know Your Rights

  • Campers will explore issues affecting themselves and others, to collaboratively find some solutions. We’ll make it fun for the campers to critically think, analyze, improve social skills—communication, self-expression, empathy, while also exploring insight and knowledge about civil rights, justice, and social equality. Everyone is different, everyone is diverse, and what a wonderful way to kick off summer than exploring, experiencing, and enlightening each other and ourselves in creative and new ways.  With field trips which will back the topics described above, we’ll learn as much as we can about the diversity and inclusion around us.

Session 2 – July 9-19, 2018: Building Blocks for Relationships

  • Campers will actively engage in topics within their community and others, to find creative and innovative solutions about how to build healthy relationships with friends, family, and of course themselves?. The idea is to allow the campers to point out the things they do know about healthy/unhealthy relationships and be able to communicate those ideas in an effective way. Not only will it provide them the resources to successfully identify their needs and wants in any relationship dynamic, but they will also be provided the incorporation of awesome activities, guest speakers, and a few adventures to bring everything together.
    • NOTE: This session will utilize the evidence-based curriculum: Making Proud choices and Above the Waist: Sexuality Education Beginning with the Brain. Please understand that these programs will be instructed by a certified health educator.

Session 3 – July 30-August 9: Let’s Get Involved

  • Campers put the pedal to the metal, and actively engage in their community with this two-week experience of giving back, volunteering, and learning how to participate in their community so they can affect it in great and exciting ways. Introducing the idea of community involvement, we’ll talk about several topics which only allow for hands-on experience. Projects, field trips, and fun activities await the anxious camper, attending community events geared toward having an impact on communities and learning how to be successful, goal-driven citizens. Oh, and we’ll also be going to the pool ?

Fees and Forms and FAQs

Fees: Each two week, full day session is $40.00 per camper per child. Some half-day options will be made available, but only if/when spaces for Full-Day campers is not already filled. Half-Day session time slots are: 9:00am-1:00 or 1:00-5:00 and only snack is provided. Because of this arrangement Half-Day sessions will be $20.00.

Forms: Every family will be required to complete the application form and submit it by the deadline in order for their child to be considered for camp. Click on Registration link below.

Will transportation be provided from my home to the camp and back again?

No. Transportation is provided only for the field trips.

Can I drop my child off before 9 a.m.?

No. The YWCA building is not officially open until 9 a.m. Camp counselors will be inside setting up for the day but supervision of any camper does not begin until 9 a.m.

Will my camper need money for the field trips?  

Trips to public pools, museums, or other places that require an entrance fee will be paid by the YWCA. All other expenses incurred on the field trip will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian. If the trip occurs during lunch and/or snack time, the daily lunch or snack will be provided.

Can participants bring their cell phones to camp?

Campers will be asked to turn in their cellphones at the start of the day. (We will have a system set-up with each camper’s name in a slot and their phone will rest there.) Their phone will be returned back to them when break times and lunch times occur.  We ask that parents and/or guardians relay this policy to their child/children so there are no misunderstandings when they arrive.

What if it’s an emergency?

We will provide each parent and/or guardian each Summer Camp Counselor’s personal cell phone number as well as the YWCA telephone number, where your call will be directed to the Summer Camp Manager.

Can I opt to keep my child at home on days when certain topics are being discussed such as sexuality topics?

Yes. You have the option of keeping them at home. Prior notice of their absence is appreciated.

Please read the application carefully. More details of what is expected of you and your child are included on that form.