FUN + Learning + Active = YWORLD Summer Camp 2019

YWCA of Greensboro will be hosting 2 exciting co-ed summer camp sessions from July-August. We are welcoming rising 6th graders through rising 9th graders to join us! Each week the hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 9:00am – 5:00pm with no camp on Fridays. Campers are welcome to partake in a light social breakfast (cereal, fruits, yogurt, etc.) from 8:30am-9:00am. We ask that if you are interested please utilize the info box in the left-hand corner to have your child/children signed up and informed about deadlines and further information.

 

Session 1—July 1st, 2019 to July 18th, 2019: What in the World

  • Campers will explore world issues that not only affect themselves but as well as others globally. Students will collaboratively find solutions to these issues, and have the chance to put some of them in action. 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, social equality, as well as other injustices that individuals face world wide. 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, inclusion, and activism around us.

 

Session 2—July 29th, 2018 to August 15th, 2019: Connect to the Community

  • Campers will be able to put their ideas into actions, by actively engage in their community with this three-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. These students are the change for our community, what better way to brighten the future of our Nation?
  • All sessions will include a focus on common core subjects— through a fun and engaging approach to each topic, campers’ skills in Math, Science, English and Social Studies will be incorporated and strengthened with each topic.
  • Each Thursday of both sessions we will be taking campers to the pool

 

 

FEES, FORMS, AND FAQ’S:

Fees: Each three week, full day session is $60.00 per camper. 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 $30.00 per session.

Forms: Every family will be required to complete the application form/s and submit it by the deadline for their child to be considered for camp.  The deadline for all applications will be June 24th

FAQ’S:

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

Yes. Transportation may be provided from one of three pickup locations each day of camp. We will only be providing morning transportation to camp, all campers must be picked up at the end of the day at the YWCA site.Transportation to camp will only be provided to the first 15 campers who indicate the need for this option.

Transportation for field trips only will be provided for all campers.

 

Can I drop my child off before 9:00am?

Yes. Camp does not officially start until 9:00am. However, campers can be dropped off as early as 8:30am. With that being said, camp counselors will be inside setting up for the day, direct supervision will be limited during setup. Campers are welcome to partake in a light social breakfast (cereal, fruits, yogurt, etc.) from 8:30am-9:00am.

 

Will my camper need money for the field trips?

Trips to public pools, museums, and other selected places that require an entrance fee, will all be paid by the YWCA.  All other expenses accrued on the field trip will be up to the parent and/or guardian’s discretion. If the trip occurs during lunch and/or snack time, it will be provided within the field trip.

 

Can campers 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 in/out to keep my child at home on days when specific topics are being discussed such as sexuality topics?

Yes. You do have the option of keeping your child/children at home.  Prior notice and/or written documents are preferred and greatly appreciated.