Camp

YMCA Summer Day Camp offers children positive developmental experiences and encourages them to forge bonds with each other and with staff, building confidence through skill-building activities suited to their age. Children experience a sense of achievement through opportunities in the outdoors and are welcomed to a physically and emotionally safe and stimulating environment.

Summer Day campers are able to explore creativity, teamwork and leadership in a wide range of physically active programs that influence lifelong healthy living. They have the opportunity to enjoy an outdoor environment where they develop an appreciation of nature. Summer Day Camp builds an interest in community with experiences in local and global cultures where campers gain an appreciation for others different from themselves. Today, Summer Day Camp is more vital than ever, with an increased emphasis on child safety, summer learning traditions, personal values and social skills.

As with any Y program, the purpose of Summer Day Camp is to help youth grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. Summer Day Camps give young people an experience that can last a lifetime and inspire them to continue an involvement with the Y for years to come.

REGISTER FOR SUMMER DAY CAMP NOW!

2015 Camp Sessions

Session 1 June 29 – July 17
Session 2 July 20 – August 7
Session 3 August 10 – August 28

Bonus week available at some locations. Check back soon!

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Need 1 week here? 2 Weeks There?

At the Y, we offer 3-week session blocks because we find that consistency helps kids form friendships, advance their swim skills, and experience everything our Summer Day Camps have to offer. That said, we know how busy families can be during the summer and if you need more flexibility, we’re here to help. If you’d like to purchase summer camp weeks “a la carte,” just come in and let us know which weeks work for your family.

Please be aware that to take advantage of flexible scheduling, you must register in person. Space may be limited. Flexible scheduling is offered based on camp capacity: children who are part of our 3-week sessions have priority on all off-campus trips.

The following limitations apply:

  • Discounts not applicable
  • Flex-fare available for 5 days a week programs only
  • Trips may be missed
  • Flex-fare rates will not be adjusted for new/additional registrations

REGISTER NOW! online or in-person.

Registration begins on Saturday, January 10th. Registration is taken on a first come, first served basis. There is limited enrollment per camping session so we urge that registration be made early and for the exact number of camping periods desired.

Search/Register
  • In-Person Registration starting January 10th at your local branch
  • Register at an Open House Event and meet the Directors and Camp Staff

Good To Know

CAMP CLOTHING

Please dress your child for comfort and safety. Play clothes are the best. Sneakers or other closed toe shoes are a must. Flip-flops, Crocs, or sandals are not allowed. Each child must have a bathing suit and towel (with their name clearly displayed) everyday. Please label every item and check the lost and found frequently. Camp T-shirts are not required every day but are required on trip days.

General Information

The YMCA at Glen Cove is proud to be accredited by the American Camp Association.

Contact Information:

Our Camp Office phone number is 516.671.8270 ext. 28

HEALTH FORMS & MEDICATIONS

A Camper Health History Form must be filled out at the time of registration. NYS Department of Health requires that we have a copy of your child’s updated immunizations on file. In the event you cannot drop off or mail the immunizations, feel free to have your doctor fax it to us at 516.671.8275 attention CAMP. No child will be permitted to attend camp and no refunds will be given if we are not in possession of this information by June 1st. Physical exams are not required. No exceptions will be made. Children requiring medication will need a doctor’s note specifying proper dosage, time and procedure. Children are required to self-administer medication in the presence of the Camp EMT. The Camp EMT is available during regular camp hours.

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TRANSPORTATION

We are pleased to announce that Hendrickson Bus Company will continue to be our bus carrier this summer. They will provide transportation to several of the surrounding communities. We are able to serve the following communities with door-to-door transportation for the 2015 camp season.

  • Bayville
  • Brookville/ Upper Brookville
  • East Norwich
  • East Williston
  • Glen Cove
  • Glen Head
  • Glenwood Landing
  • Greenvale
  • Hicksville
  • Jericho
  • Locust Valley
  • Manhasset
  • Oyster Bay
  • Port Washington
  • Roslyn
  • Sea Cliff
  • Syosset

Don’t see your town listed? Ask and we will try our best! Pre-Registration is required! Transportation requests after March 31st are not guaranteed. A $50 deposit is required for each session. All 3 year olds required to have and provide a car seat on the bus.

No transportation for Half Day Campers. Please note, the ride on the bus could be more than an hour.

CAMP HOURS

Full Day: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Half Day: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Extended Day AM 7:30am- 9:00am
Extended Day PM 4:10pm – 6:30pm

OPEN HOUSE DATES

January 24th Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
February 7th Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
March 7th Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
March 28th Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
April 25th Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
May 16th Saturday 10:00am -1:00pm
June 15th Monday 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Registration Fees & Discounts

CAMP FEES (PER SESSION) 3 WEEK 2 WEEK 1 WEEK
Kiddie Kamp Half Day $795 $560 $318
Full Day Kiddie Kamp 3 Day (TU, WE, TH ONLY) $740 $523 $296
Full Day Kiddie Kamp 5 DAY $1080 $763 $432
Youth Camp (completed K-3) $990 $700 $396
Youth Camp 3 Day (completed K-3 TU, WE, TH ONLY) $670 $475 $270
Sports (completed1-6) $975 $689 $390
Junior Travel (completed 4-6) $1250 $883 N/A
Junior Travel 3 Day (completed 4-6 TU,,WE, TH ONLY) $756 $535 N/A
Teen Travel (7-9) $1350 $954 N/A
C-I-T (15 years by 6/29) $440 N/A N/A
Transportation (FULL DAY ONLY) $275 $195 $110
Before Camp Care (7:30 am – 9:00 am/ 5 days) $115*
Before Camp Care (7:30 am – 9:00 am/ 3 days T/W/Th) $72*
After Camp Care (4:10 pm – 6:30 pm/ 5 days) $115*
After Camp Care (4:10 pm – 6:30 pm/ 3 days T/W/Th) $72*
*Per session

DISCOUNTS

  • 10% discount if paying in full at time of registration prior to March 31, 2015
  • 5% discount if paying in full at time of registration from April 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015
  • $50 Sibling Discount on five full day programs / $25 Sibling Discount on five half day or extended programs

MEMBERSHIP

Campers need to be a YMCA member at the time of registration and for the duration of camp. The cost of a Youth program membership is $88.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Financial Assistance is available based on financial need. Applications must be completed and received no later than April 10th for consideration by the scholarship committee. For information and an application, contact the YMCA at 516.671.8270 ext. 17.

REFUND POLICY

  • Deposits and camp fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Deposits may be used as a credit when transferring camp sessions but will not be credited upon withdrawal.
  • There will be no pro-rating or reduction of fees based on missed days due to illness shorter than 5 consecutive days.
  • Medical refund requests must have a doctor’s note within 5 days of the illness.
  • The YMCA reserves the right to suspend or remove a child from camp. Refunds may not be given wherein this decision is necessary.

Types of Camp

KIDDIE KAMP

(AGES 3-5 YEARS)

We provide a secure environment with a wide range of activities geared toward the preschool camper. Activities include: swimming lessons, arts and crafts, bouncy houses, challenge course activities, story time and much more. Children are grouped according to age when possible. Snack and drink are provided for the full day campers. Children eligible for Kiddie Kamp must be toilet trained. Staff/camper ratio is 1:5. (Groups are co-ed)

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YOUTH CAMP

(Completed grades K-3)

This program encourages campers to have fun while participating in group activities that develop creativity. Swimming lessons, recreational swimming, theme days, arts and crafts, various sports, special events, challenge course activities and so much more are provided. Children are grouped according to grade.

SPORTS CAMP

(Completed grades 1-6)

This year the Glen Cove YMCA summer camp has decided to revamp the sports camp! Sports Camp hopes to create an environment for those campers who are “athletically enthusiastic.” The program will focus largely on skill development in all major and non-major sports. The focus of sports camp will not be on winning but on having fun, teamwork, respect and good sportsmanship. Our experienced sports camp director team will work on different skills pertaining to different sports daily. The hope is to have different sport clinics, guest speakers and sports tournaments. The sports campers will also be swimming on certain days, using the high ropes course and attending one field trip a session.

JUNIOR TRAVEL CAMP

(Completed grades 4-6)

Junior Travel Camp is modeled after our Teen Travel Camp. This camp program is for campers grade 4-6 and will have two major areas of concentration. The first area will be participating in our many camp activities (swimming, high ropes, outdoor sports, arts and crafts, etc.). The second area of concentration will be traveling on various field trips 1-2 times a week. Some of the many field trips that we to offer include beaches, museums, arcades, aquariums, bowling, roller/ice skating etc. This camp is designed to meet the growing need of campers as they begin to mature. We hope that through character building, special activities (ran by specialist) and field trips that the campers will be able to develop new friendships and be excited for the eventual progression into Teen Travel Camp

TEEN TRAVEL

(Completed grades 7 or 8 and 14 years old)

This year the Glen Cove YMCA has given its Too Cool for Camp a complete makeover! Teens can expect up to three action packed trips a week! The trips are guided towards helping teens work as a team, give them a new appreciation for community service and will allow them to learn in new fun filled environments. Teen Travel will give teens the opportunity to explore and find new passions but most importantly this camp looks to provide teens with the opportunity to enjoy a summer traveling while being treated as the young adults that they will soon become. On days that the camp will not be going on trips, the teens will be able to enjoy swimming, teen center, sports, crafts and much more. Teen Travel looks to give teens a break from the everyday camp life and give them a platform to express themselves and establish lifelong friendships.

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT)

(Must be 15 years old by June 29th)

The CIT program will combine fun at camp with leadership and on the job training skills. Our hope is that through this program campers will learn about the importance of helping the community through community service hours (community clean ups, bake sales, car washes etc.). The CIT program also hopes to build character through fun and educational trainings and workshops. CIT’s will also learn about job applications and job interviewing. The program hopes to put a big emphasis on continuing education through college tours and special speakers involved in exciting and up and coming job fields! CIT’s will also assist counselors with camp groups, participate in the major Teen Travel field trips and be treated more as young adults.