SUMMER DAY CAMP


SUMMER DAY CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!
SUMMER CAMP RUNS JUNE 19TH THROUGH AUGUST 25TH.


 

Call the Y at 509.332.3524
or email ycamps@palouseymca.org
for more information.
 



 
About the Program
The YMCA of the Palouse Summer Day Camp is licensed through Washington State Department of Early Learning. This program provides ample opportunities for kids to actively engage in the world around them and their community. Our camp is values-driven, which means we emphasize core values in all of our activities, adhere to HEPA standards (see below), and focus on key development areas, particularly working to combat summer learning loss. One area that we emphasize is continued literacy development through the “Y Camp Readers” program that ensures children read for a minimum of ½ hour every day in our camp. Over the course of the summer of 2016, this translated into 2,215 hours of reading.


Camp is held Monday - Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Sunnyside Elementary School. Extended hours are offered in the morning and evening, from 7:00 am - 8:00 am and 5:00 pm - 6:00 for an additional fee (see rates below).

 
The Y Camp Team
Our camp is staffed with people with an education background who understand the cognitive, physical and social development of children. Staff are required through the Department of Early Learning to have a portable background check, CPR/First Aid and Blood Borne Pathogens trainings. The staff maintain children in a safe environment, keeping them connected and supported in trying new things as well as demonstrating a caring nature and using positive reinforcement. 



Meal Options, Healthy Eating and Physical Activity 
Our programs align under HEPA standards (healthy eating and physical activity) where the Y focuses on healthy food options, physical activities, limit screen time and offer information to families about healthy lifestyle choices. Snack is served family-style so that participants can learn responsibility when it comes to eating habits and develop the interactive social skills necessary for communal dining.


Campers are encouraged to bring a cold lunch, and Subway sandwiches are also available for purchase. The Y offers healthy free lunches to children who qualify for free and reduced price lunches during the school year. Please see our Y Meal Program page for more information.


Camp Groups
So that each participant can get a camp experience geared towards their developmental level, camp is divided by age groups:
  • Discoverers (5-7)
  • Adventurers (8-9) 
  • Explorers (10-12) 
There are various points throughout the day when the entire camp comes together as one group to promote cohesion and teamwork!


Camp Programming and Service Learning
Campers go on field every day, often based on weekly themes. They also go swimming at Reaney Park Pool twice a week. On Fridays, we have a camp-wide party, when campers have the opportunity to participate in competitions, fun recreational activities, and camper-of-the-week gets to "Pie the Y," an opportunity to pie a camp counselor in the face!

Every week, campers engage in service learning opportunities, which incorporate our focus of social responsibility. We encourage all of our participants to become involved members of the Palouse community. These opportunities have ranged from volunteering at animal sanctuaries, farming, parks clean-ups, and visiting local senior citizens.



Financial Assistance
The Y offers Financial Assistance for our Elementary After School program. We also accept DSHS payments. Please see our Financial Assistance page for more information.


Payment
Payments can be made online, over the phone, in person at the Y office, or mailed to 105 NE Spring St. Pullman, WA 99163. 

A 15% discount is offered for full-summer enrollment, and 10% discounts are available for monthly enrollment, as well as early registration for weekly enrollment, due May 19th (both registration and payment are required).

 
Summer Day Camp Rates:

Annual YMCA Membership Fee...................................................................$50
Full Summer (15% discount applied)..........................................................$1530
Monthly Full Time (10% discount applied
   June.....................................................................................................$324

   July......................................................................................................$648
   August.................................................................................................$648
Weekly Full Time......................................................................................$180
Early Registration 10% Discount (due by May 19th).............................$162
Weekly Half Days (5 days AM or PM)...........................................................$130
Early Registration 10% Discount (due by May 19th).............................$117
Weekly Part Time (3 full days)....................................................................$130
Early Registration 10% Discount (due by May 19th)..............................$117
Extended Hours (7-8 AM)...........................................................................$20
Extended Hours (5-6 PM)...........................................................................$20
 

RESOURCES:

Summer Day Camp Registration
Financial Assistance Form

Certificate of Immunization Status
Parent Handbook
Payment Policy
Healthcare Policy