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2015 Summer Camp Catalog & Registration SPRINGFIELD YMCA summer DISC VER Printing Compliments of Memorial Health System

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2 www.springfieldymca.org SPRINGFIELD YMCA 2015 SUMMER CAMP Welcome to YMCA Summer Camp YMCA summer camp is where kids go to discover fun and friends and find new talents. We are so excited for another summer of great activities at Camp Wa-Kon-Tah, our beautiful Lake Springfield site, both our Y branches and our community-based camps. We have a camp for every child. Our Camp Wa-Kon-Tah day camp is for the outdoor adventurers who love exploring, crafts, canoeing, trail hiking, archery and the many active camp games from kickball to Red Rover.

Our day campers gain independence, build self-confidence and learn new skills. We have creative camps at both of our branches for the artists, book lovers, performers, scientists and more. We have sport camps that teach the fundamentals of the many sports we love at the Y like soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball and, this summer, our first ever jump rope and lacrosse camps. We also host camps at two of our community school sites in Riverton and Rochester.

The Springfield Y has been hosting summer camps for over 100 years, so we understand summer camp is about making memories that will last a lifetime and meeting forever friends. At the Y, we love summer camp. We celebrate an environment of creativity, exploration and discovery. Y camps provide children with a wide variety of activities and experiences in a safe environment with a professional camp staff. Our camps strive to instill the Y core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility – values that help children make positive, healthier choices. Every summer we bring back camper favorites like Hogwarts Adventure, Petite Picassos and Grossology.

We also discover new camps that we know our kids are going to love. We are going to dance more this summer, dig in the dirt more and create more treats in the kitchen! We are going to laugh, sing and celebrate summer! Come join in all the fun with us!

Youth member benefits:
  • discounted camp, sports and program fees
  • open gym and pool
  • free youth fitness classes, Youth and Family Center and more Youth Membership Special Join April 1 – May 31 (just in time for summer camp) One-year membership only $149 ($50 SAVINGS!) Youth Ages 8-18 Youth Members Save up to $28 off each week of summer camp. Monthly pay plans, family rates and financial assistance are available. Youth Membership DISC VER SAVE $50
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3 www.campwakontah.org Age Camp Location Page 5-7 Fencing Downtown 9 5-7 Make Believe and More Downtown 8 5-7 No-Bake Chef Express Downtown 8 5-7 Paws, Claws and Fossils Downtown 8 5-7 Petite Picasso Downtown 8 5-7 Soccer Southern View Park 9 5-8 Dance, Dance, Dance Downtown 6 5-8 Jedi Training Academy Downtown 7 5-8 Planes, Trains and Automobiles...

Downtown 8 5-8 Royal Recipes Downtown 8 5-12 Amazing Race Kerasotes 6 5-12 Art in the USA Kerasotes 6 5-12 Back to Basics Kerasotes 6 5-12 Community Camps Riverton & Rochester 10 5-12 Engineering Kerasotes 7 5-12 Exploration Kerasotes 7 5-12 Karate Kerasotes 7 5-12 Magic Kerasotes 7 5-12 Splish Splash Science Kerasotes 8 5-12 Water World Kerasotes 8 5-12 Zen Kerasotes 8 5-15 Wa-Kon-Tah Camp Wa-Kon-Tah 4-5 6-12 Gymnastics Downtown 9 8-12 Baseball Spartan Sports Park 9 8-12 Andre Iguodala Basketball Camp Downtown 9 8-12 Box Office Blast Downtown 6 8-12 CSI Investigation Downtown 6 8-12 Grossology Downtown 7 8-12 Hogwarts Adventure Downtown 7 8-12 Just Build It! Downtown 7 8-12 Just Dance Downtown 7 8-12 Kids Strength Training Downtown 9 8-12 Soccer Southern View Park 9 8-12 Volleyball Kerasotes 9 8-14 All About Arts & Crafts Downtown 6 8-14 Fencing Downtown 9 8-14 Jump Rope Downtown & Kerasotes 9 8-14 Performing Arts Camp Downtown 8 8-15 Lacrosse Rotary Park 9 10-14 Bakery Bliss Downtown 6 10-14 Behind the Scenes Downtown 6 10-14 Youth Sports Conditioning Kerasotes 9 13-15 Teen Strength Training Downtown 9 Camps DISC VER

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4 www.springfieldymca.org YMCA Camp Wa-Kon-Tah has hosted campers for over 60 years at our 26-acre Lake Springfield property. Campers spend their time between our campgrounds and the Downtown branch. Our campers will also go on a variety of age appropriate field trips on Fridays. Campers are divided into age groups (listed below) and have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities throughout the summer. Monthly calendars with activities and events will be distributed and may be found on our camp website, campwakontah.org Adventurers (Ages 5-6) Our young Adventurers are ready to take on the world in a supportive environment.

Many of our young campers are embarking on their first summer camp experience. Campers will spend Mondays and Wednesdays at Camp Wa-Kon-Tah and Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown branch. Campers will experience outdoor exploration, games, swim lessons and so much more.

Explorers (Ages 7-12) Our Explorer campers are ready to experience the great outdoors, learn new skills, make friends and have fun! Campers will be busy exploring trails, building forts, playing group games, canoeing and getting creative during arts time. We keep our Explorers on the move! Navigators (Ages 13-15) Our teen campers are ready to take charge of their camp experience, navigate new experiences, make new friends and set and accomplish goals. Of course, they still love Camp Wa-Kon-Tah and all the outdoor activities. They are not little kids anymore, so we add extra challenges to their games and activities.

Our Navigators will also complete a “camp legacy project” that they plan and execute as a team. Their projects will have an impact on Camp Wa-Kon-Tah for years to come. Campers will use the Downtown branch as their home base on Mondays and Wednesdays so they may visit local attractions on fun field trips. Always active, our Navigators will also be setting and achieving personal physical fitness goals!

Please note, parents have the option of daily drop off and pick up at either Camp Wa-Kon-Tah or our Downtown branch. Wa-Kon-Tah Camps DISC VER Camp Activities Include:
  • Canoeing
  • Archery
  • Trail Exploring
  • Group Games
  • Fort Building
  • Beach Play
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Kickball
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • And more! Special Summer Events and Activities
  • Watermelon Days
  • Capture the Flag
  • Hot Dog Days
  • Spirit Days (Wacky Day, Twin Day, Team Day, etc.)
  • Special Visitors: Springfield Sheriff Department, Furry Friends and More!
  • Field Trips to St. Louis
  • Visit to Kerasotes Branch
  • Camp Wa-Kon-Tah Talent Show
  • Amazing Race
  • Visit to Veterans Memorial Pool
  • Christmas in July
  • Camp Halloween
  • Camp Carnival
  • And many more! Fees: $120 Member/week $148 Public/week Camp Runs Weekly June 1-August 21
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5 www.campwakontah.org Many of our past campers return to the Y and become our awesome camp counselors. Y counselors are well-trained and their number one priority is a safe summer, full of exciting activities for all campers.

All of our counselors and administrative staff must be at least 18 years old and have documented experience working with children. Y counselors receive 40 hours of training in areas that include, but are not limited to, CPR Pro, First Aid, Child Abuse & Safety, Water Training, and Playground Safety. Our counselor to camper ratio is never more than 1:12 and each camper has an assigned head counselor for consistency.

For more detailed information on Camp Wa-Kon-Tah, photos, camp calendars, schedules and more, please visit our camp website at www.campwakontah.org. OUR Y CAMP COUNSELORS Deposits: All camps require a $25 non-refundable deposit per week, per child at the time of registration. (For example, if your child is coming to six weeks of camp, a deposit of $150 is required at time of registration.) Families receiving CCCC, DCFS, or camp financial assistance must provide documentation and pay a $5 non-refundable deposit per week, per child, no exceptions. Payments: Every camper must be pre-registered to ensure the Y provides appropriate staffing.

Remaining balances may be paid one week prior to the reserved camp week. Payment must be made before your camper is able to participate. Campers who have past-due balances will not be allowed to participate until payment is made.

What to Bring to Camp: Full-day campers must bring a sack lunch, daily snack, bathing suit and towel every day. Due to the high level of physical activity, campers need to bring a water bottle with their name clearly labeled. Remember to write your name on all belongings. All campers must wear athletic shoes and socks; flip-flops, sandals (openand closed-toed) and CROCS are not allowed. Campers must bring sunscreen and bug spray as neither are provided by the Y. Wa-Kon-Tah Drop Off and Pick Up Information: We are offering drop-off and pick-up for Camp Wa-Kon-Tah at both the Downtown branch and the camp grounds located off Iron Bridge Road.

If you choose drop-off and pick-up at Camp Wa-Kon-Tah, your camper will not swim daily at the Downtown branch. Parents must declare a pick-up and drop-off location when registering for that week of camp. For the safety of our campers, the drop-off and pick-up location must remain the same for that entire week of camp. The last bus will leave the Downtown facility promptly at 8 a.m. every morning. Campers who are not at the Downtown branch at 8 a.m. must be taken directly to camp and signed in at the camp lodge.

Drop-off at Wa-Kon-Tah and Downtown: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. Pick-up at Wa-Kon-Tah and Downtown: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Electronics Policy: We encourage campers to leave all electronics at home. Campers are busy with many activities and we want every child to experience all Camp Wa-Kon-Tah has to offer. Campers are expected to keep electronic devices stowed in their gear. The Y is not responsible for any electronic device that is lost, stolen or damaged, including phones, Game Boys, DSs, iPods, tablets, etc. Wa-Kon-Tah Information Packets: Camp materials may be obtained on our website at www.campwakontah.org or at either Y branch.

Materials include: health forms (required), travel card (required), parent manual, frequently asked questions, financial assistance application, and accommodations for special needs. Wa-Kon-Tah Camp Open House, May 28: We encourage your family to visit Camp Wa-Kon-Tah during our pre-camp open house. It is a great opportunity to see our awesome camp site on beautiful Lake Springfield!

Camp Wa-Kon-Tah 5:30-7:30 p.m. 6602 Iron Bridge Road (Road just south of Iron Bridge over Lake Springfield) Camp Wa-Kon-Tah contact: Clayton Lott, 217.544.9846 or clott@springfieldymca.org

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6 www.springfieldymca.org All About Arts & Crafts (Downtown) From wearable art like tie-dye, to more traditional art forms such as painting and sculpting, students will be immersed in art projects that reflect their own creative talents. This popular camp is an extravaganza of creativity and fun! Week 9, July 27-31: 8-14 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Amazing Race (Kerasotes) Let the race begin.

Campers will team up and complete challenges each day. Of course, no team is eliminated, but bragging rights are at stake. Teamwork will rule.

Week 7, July 13-17: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Week 7, July 13-17: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Art in the USA (Kerasotes) It is America’s birthday week and campers will celebrate our amazing country through artists born in the USA. Campers will enjoy music, painting, sculpture, and more. Campers will celebrate the beauty of American artists. Week 5, June 29-July 3: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Week 5, June 29-July 3: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Back to Basics (Kerasotes) In this week of fun, campers will experience traditional day camp activities. Campers will rotate through arts and crafts, music and camp songs, group games, and more.

Friendship bracelets, sack races, and other camp traditions are on the agenda. Week 6, July 6-10: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Week 6, July 6-10: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Bakery Bliss (Downtown) Campers measure, mix and decorate their way to delectable sweet and savory treats in this camp. Creating and tasting their creations is the highlight, and we will also include lessons on safe food preparation, nutrition and cooking terms.

Week 2, June 8-12: 10-14 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Behind the Scenes (Downtown) Calling all make-up artists, set builders and costume designers! Working collaboratively with our Performing Arts Camp, campers will work on the nuts and bolts, paint and fabric of our production. It takes more than performers to put on a fabulous show, we need creative artists too! Week 4, June 22-26: 10-14 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Box Office Blast (Downtown) The Hunger Games, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and The Avengers are just some of the great movies our kids love. We have a camp for the movie lover in your family! Our activities will be based on and related to current and past blockbusters, including trivia and games, arts and crafts and treats.

Campers are not at the movies, they are in the movies.

Week 5, June 29-July 3: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) CSI Investigation (Downtown) Back by demand from last summer, we have more crimes to solve. Campers step into the mind of a CSI expert and look at forensics, fingerprinting and DNA to solve crimes. Campers work together to study clues and solve mysteries. This exciting camp is for the science minded investigator and detective. Week 7, July 13-17: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Dance, Dance, Dance (Downtown) From ballet to the newest dance crazes, this is the week our young campers work on their moves! While becoming acquainted with the most basic of dance steps, campers will put their lessons into practice by learning a jazz routine.

All levels of experience encouraged. On Friday we will showcase our newfound knowledge of jazz for friends and family.

Week 6, July 6-10: 5-8 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) DOWNTOWN&KERASOTES DOWNTOWN Creative Camps We offer a variety of performing, visual, culinary and cinematic art camps as well as science and literary-based camps. The camps are designed to immerse each child in theme-related activities to feed a passion or spark a new interest. Each day, campers will learn, create, and experience the magic of the theme they choose. Imaginations are our guide! Contact: Lisa Parfitt 217.544.9846 or lparfitt@springfieldymca.org Creative Camps DISC VER

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7 www.campwakontah.org Engineering (Kerasotes) Do you have a child who loves science and math? Engineering combines both skills to design and construct everything from buildings to bridges.

Our engineers will create and build all kinds of cool structures using a variety of materials. Week 8, July 20-24: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Week 8, July 20-24: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Exploration (Kerasotes) Campers will take nature walks and learn about the creatures they find using maps and a compass. We will also study fossils, play outdoor games and do some gardening.

Week 2, June 8-12: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m-Noon) Week 2, June 8-12: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m-Noon) Grossology (Downtown) Believe us when we say this camp is gross! Our campers have a blast exploring the messy, icky, stinky side of science. Campers discover a wide range of things from slime and snot to germs and smelly concoctions. Yes, it is disgusting; every day is a perfect adventure in gross. Week 8, July 20-24: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Hogwarts Adventure (Downtown) Calling all Harry Potter fans! It’s time to mix potions, study the care of magical creatures and perfect wizardry skills in this fantastical adventure camp! Campers earn points for their house through games and trivia.

Camp closes with a delightful end-of-term celebration. Costumes encouraged. Parents: we will not teach the Evanesco incantation!

Week 10, August 3-7: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Jedi Training Academy (Downtown) Is your camper ready to meet the challenge of our Jedi training academy? We will work on a variety of skills including light saber techniques, designing space ships and droids and more. Our final day will include a graduation celebration featuring some galactic treats. May the fun be with you! Week 6, July 6-10: 5-8 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Just Build It! (Downtown) Future architects and engineers, sign up now! It’s time to think outside of the box to create structures with Legos, recycled materials and other odd items that will really challenge thinking skills and imaginations.

Week 11, August 10-14: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Just Dance (Downtown) Is your camper into music and always dancing around? We have the camp and the experienced instructor to work on all the moves. Campers will learn the basic steps and how to put them all together in a choreographed hip-hop routine. On Friday campers will showcase what they have learned and display the funky, fresh, free-style for friends and family. Week 6, July 6-10: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Karate (Kerasotes) Calling all martial artists. We are ready to get the Karate going. Come and learn stances, blocking, kicking and more. Beginner to skilled campers are welcome as everyone will learn or advance at their own pace.

Week 4, June 22-26: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Week 4, June 22-26: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Magic (Kerasotes) From Houdini to Copperfield and Henning to Burton, magicians have fascinated us all. Does your camper love mentalists, escapologists, and illusionists? Campers will be introduced to famous magicians and learn many of their spellbinding tricks. Week 3, June 15-19: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Week 3, June 15-19: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Turn the page for more, great Ceative Camps KERASOTES Creative Camps We offer something for every camper. Kerasotes camps are for children ages 5-12. Campers will be divided into age appropriate groups once they arrive each week.

Campers will rotate through a set of stations, including activities related to the weekly theme, group games, and outside play.

Contact: Kim Zemaitis, 217.679.1625 or kzemaitis@springfieldymca.org For Easy Weekly Camp Planning, See Page 11 Campers are welcome to bring a small snack and water bottle to creative camps. Fees: Members, $68/week or Public, $88/week

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8 www.springfieldymca.org Make Believe and More (Downtown) Let the imagination soar! Our campers explore the world of fairies, dragons and magical kingdoms. Characters come to life through storytelling, art, games, dress up, crafts and more. Week 8, July 20-24: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) No-Bake Chef Express (Downtown) Campers will learn food preparation independence with fun and delicious recipes that require no cooking.

Campers will practice the basics of preparing delectable treats while exploring the concepts of nutrition and healthy eating. Oh, there will be eating! Week 11, August 10-14: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Paws, Claws and Fossils (Downtown) Campers explore the world of paws, claws, talons, and fossils this week. Campers will learn about dinosaurs; pets; and farm, jungle and forest animals through a variety of activities including games, art and science. A few non-human guests may visit! Week 7, July 13-17: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Performing Arts Camp (Downtown) This is a two-week camp. (The last day of camp will close at 12:30 p.m.

due to the campers’ final performance). Calling all actors, singers, and dancers! We are excited to welcome a new director to this camp formally known as Drama Camp. Campers are encouraged to follow their creative passion(s) and learn parts to create an amazing show! On the final Friday of this two-week camp, our performers put all their talents together for an amazing and fun performance for families and friends. Weeks 3 & 4, June 15-19 & June 22-26: 8-14 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Petite Picasso (Downtown) This popular camp is for our young budding artists. Campers will learn basic paint, drawing, and design skills while exploring a variety of materials to create their next great work of art.

Make sure campers dress for mess!

Week 9, July 27-31: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Planes, Trains and Automobiles... (Downtown) Do you have a camper who is always on the go! Our “active” campers will stay busy and have a blast as they design race cars, set off rockets, build launch crafts and more. Ready, set... Week 5, June 29-July 3: 5-8 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Royal Recipes (Downtown) Learn to prepare recipes fit for royalty! We’ll make a variety of dishes based on the movies and stories our campers love, including Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel and more! Campers will take home recipes at the end of the week so be prepared for your camper to take over your kitchen!

Week 2, June 8-12: 5-8 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Splish Splash Science (Kerasotes) This fun week in the water will be filled with challenges such as boat races and buoyancy tests. Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will spend learning by the pool. Tuesday and Thursday we will have hands on, aquatic, science experiments outdoors and inside the Y. Week 1, June 1-5: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Week 7, July 13-17: 5-7 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Water World (Kerasotes) We have a lot of water at our Kerasotes branch and we will use it, both in and outdoors! Campers will spend their days in the pool for games and water sports on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Tuesday and Thursday will be filled with outdoor water fun! Psst, do not forget your suit.

Week 10, August 3-7: 5-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Zen (Kerasotes) Kids will learn the benefits of yoga and the power of a positive mind. In addition to journaling and service projects, campers will do some self expression art. Week 9, July 27-31: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Week 9, July 27-31: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon)

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9 www.campwakontah.org Half day camp fees: Members, $68/week or Public, $88/week Full Day Gymnastics Fee: Members, $120/week or Public, $148/week Contact: Paul Marconi, 217.544.9846, or pmarconi@springfieldymca.org D Contact: Elena Holler, 217.544.9846, or eholler@springfieldymca.org K Contact: Cindy Kropid, 217.679.1625, or ckropid@springfieldymca.org SPORTS Baseball (at Spartan Sports Park) Hitting, fielding, and throwing are the basic fundamentals of baseball and we are going to cover it all.

Campers will learn to use the proper grip on the baseball and bat. All levels of players will benefit and improve from this camp.

Week 6, July 6-10: 7-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Fencing (Downtown) One of the only five sports to be included in every Olympic game, fencing is exciting, fun and very challenging. We will introduce the foil weapon along with proper technique, rules and the art of teamwork. All gear will be provided. Week 3, June 15-19: 8-14 yrs. (9 a.m.- Noon) Week 7, July 13-17: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.- Noon) Week 8, July 20-24: 8-14 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Gymnastics (ONLY Full Day Camp Offered, Downtown) Campers will work on all events: floor, bars, beam, vault and springboard in the Y’s gymnastic gymnasium, complete with spring floor.

Gymnasts will be placed in skill groups. This all-day camp has many other activities including games, swimming, art projects and more. This is a party group so be ready for dress up days and themes.

Week 3, June 15-19: 6-12 yrs. (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) Week 8, July 20-24: 6-12 yrs. (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) Week 10, Aug. 3-7: 6-12 yrs. (7 a.m.-6 p.m.) Jump Rope (Downtown & Kerasotes) Join the Y Power Leapers jump rope group for a fun-filled camp. Campers will learn single rope skills, partner routines, long rope and double-dutch. Whether you are looking to build skills to join the Y’s competitive jump rope team coming in 2016, or simply have a passion for jump rope, this camp is for you! Week 3, June 15-19: 8-14 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon)-K Week 7, July 13-17: 8-14 yrs. (1-4 p.m.)-K Week 9, July 27-31: 8-14 yrs.

(9 a.m.-Noon)-D Lacrosse (at Rotary Park) Run, pass, and score! Y lacrosse camp has it all. Field strategy and the fundamentals of scoring, rules and teamwork are on the schedule. Camp is for all skill levels. Intermediate players bring a stick, helmet, and shoulder pads. Beginners should bring a stick. Week 10, Aug. 3-7: 8-15 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Soccer (at Southern View Park) Players are taught how to pass, trap, dribble and shoot. Skills are conducted in groups and teams with drills, contests, and scrimmages running each and everyday. College and local high school soccer players instruct campers.

Younger campers learn the fundamentals, and our more experienced campers learn the game situations and tactics to be successful. Week 5, June 29-July 3: 8-12 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Week 9, July 27-31: 5-7 yrs. (9 a.m.-Noon) Volleyball (Kerasotes) Players are taught how to serve, pass and set. Court strategy and the fundamentals of scoring, rules and teamwork are on the schedule. Volleyball is a great, active game so bring your knee pads and get ready to spike!

Week 3, June 15-19: 8-12 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) FITNESS Kids Strength Training (Downtown) In strength training for pre-teens, the most important issue is using the proper techniques. Our certified trainers are knowledgeable in exercising for lean muscles and using bodyweight exercises like crunches, squats and jumps to build strength. Trainers will introduce age-appropriate equipment like IntroFit Kettlebells, resistance bands, glider disks, hand weights, stability balls and more. But the key to youth fitness is fun, so we will include games, challenges, races and lots of music! Week 4, June 22-26: 8-12 yrs.

(9 a.m.-Noon) Teen Strength Training (Downtown) Want to build strength for school sports or personal fitness? Teen strength emphasizes the proper use of STRIVE equipment, Universal Weight Area machines and the Free Weight Area Downtown. Learn how to work each muscle group for maximum benefit. Campers will create a personal fitness plan with assistance from our certified personal trainers. Week 4, June 22-26: 13-15 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Youth Sports Conditioning (Kerasotes) Calling all athletes! Want to increase your speed, strength, coordination, agility and overall fitness level? This camp is the one for you.

Take endurance and strength to a new level. Sport conditioning helps reduce injuries and gives athletes a foundation to handle joint and muscle stress.

Week 2, June 8-12: 10-14 yrs. (1-4 p.m.) Sport & Fitness Camps DISC VER Campers are encouraged to bring a water bottle and must wear proper footwear. NEW! Andre Iguodala Basketball Camp (Downtown) June 22-24 (Mon.-Wed.): 8-12 yrs. (8 a.m.-Noon) Players will learn the fundamentals of basketball from the best coaches. Passing, dribbling, shooting. Contests will be held during this fun, exciting yet competitive camp. Members, $100 or Public, $150

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10 www.springfieldymca.org CAMP THEMES Week 1 (June 1-5) - 90s Themed Welcome Week Let’s revisit a time right before most of our campers were born.

Our campers will be able to meet and greet during a time period when light up sneakers, boy bands and mood rings thrived. Our campers will get to know our staff and each other while finding themselves in a decade before their time. Week 2 (June 8-12) - The Great Outdoors Let’s explore nature and see how much fun we can have. Games, trails, nature crafts, and scavenger hunts will be on our campers’ to-do list for this week.

Week 3 (June 15-19) - Sci-tastic Fun Come enjoy some slick science this summer. Campers will explore big ideas and different branches of science through hands-on, educational experiments. Week 4 (June 22-26) - Capture the Flag Week A camper favorite for years, Capture the Flag week is one of challenge and strategy. Campers build forts, form strategies and engage in some friendly competition all while developing great teamwork skills. Week 5 (June 29-July 3) - Party in the USA It is time to celebrate our nation’s independence! Campers will play games, create unique crafts and more, all with a true red, white and blue twist!

Week 6 (July 6-10) - Superheroes What kind of superhero does your child want to be? What cool super powers does your camper wish he or she had? Campers will be that super hero for a week! Week 7 (July 13-17) - Building Masters Campers have a chance to think outside of the box while creating structures out of a variety of materials. From Lego and K’Nex to straws, paper and gumdrops, we will build! Imaginations will rule. Do you have a future engineer or architect or amazing dreamer? Let’s build and create!

Week 8 (July 20-24) - Out of This World (Space) From Star Wars to astronomy, campers will explore the wonders of space through imagination and science.

Week 9 (July 27-31) - Hollywood It’s your chance to be a star! Campers will explore the world of movies, game shows and some of their TV favorites. Campers may work on interviewing skills or come up with their own news channel. They could even create their own Walk of Fame. Week 10 (August 3-7) - Animal Planet Animals, animals, animals. There are so many types of animals to explore. What is your favorite animal? Do you think there are some you don’t even know exist? Camper activities will center around learning about our living creatures.

Week 11 (August 10-14) - Holidays We celebrate awesome holidays all year round, so we are going to celebrate as many as we can in one week. Of course, Fourth of July is top of our list but we also have Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and more. So many fun, new activities are awaiting our campers. Community Camps The Springfield Y offers full-day summer camps at two community locations where we also operate before and afterschool programs during the school year: Riverton Elementary School and Rochester Elementary 2-3 School. Our Riverton and Rochester summer camps are open to any child interested in summer camp (ages 5-12).

The pick up and drop off for our Riverton and Rochester camps are at the school location.

Rochester camp begins June 1 and there are 11 weeks of camp. Riverton camp begins June 8 and runs for 10 weeks. While our Riverton and Rochester campers are based in their respective schools, they enjoy wonderful field trips to many fun places including Camp Wa-Kon-Tah, parks, and the St. Louis Science Center. Community Camps DISC VER Contact: Duran Simmons 217-544-9846 or dsimmons@springfieldymca.org Fees: Members, $120/week or Public, $148/week

11 www.campwakontah.org CAMPS Week 1 June 1-5 Please complete one form per child and check the camp(s) he or she will be attending each week.

Please place child in camp based on age (as of May 31, 2015), time, and location. Week 2 June 8-12 Week 3 June 15-19 Week 5 June 29-July 3 Week 4 June 22-26 Week 6 July 6-10 Week 7 July 13-17 HALF DAY □ Splish Splash Science-K, p.m., 8-12 yrs. FULL DAY □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off HALF DAY □ Bakery Bliss-D, p.m., 10-14 yrs. □ Exploration-K, a.m., 5-12 yrs. □ Royal Recipes-D, a.m., 5-8 yrs. □ Youth Sports Conditioning-K, p.m., 10-14 yrs. FULL DAY □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off HALF DAY □ Fencing-D, a.m., 8-14 yrs.

Jump Rope-K, a.m., 8-14 yrs. □ Magic-K, a.m., 5-12yrs. □ Performing Arts (Week 1)-D, a.m., 8-14 yrs. □ Volleyball-K, p.m., 8-12 yrs.

FULL DAY □ Gymnastics-D, 6-12 yrs. □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off HALF DAY □ Behind the Scenes-D, a.m., 10-14 yrs. □ Karate-K, a.m., 5-12 yrs. □ Kids Strength Training-D, a.m., 8-12 yrs. □ Performing Arts (Week 2)-D, a.m., 8-14 yrs. □ Teen Strength Training-D, p.m., 13-15 yrs. FULL DAY □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off HALF DAY □ Art in the USA-K, a.m., 5-12yrs. □ Box Office Blast-D, p.m., 8-12 yrs. □ Planes, Trains, and Automobiles-D, a.m., 5-8 yrs. □ Soccer-Southern View Park, a.m., 8-12yrs.

FULL DAY □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off HALF DAY □ Amazing Race-K, a.m., 5-12 yrs. □ CSI Investigation-D, p.m., 8-12 yrs. □ Fencing-D, a.m., 5-7 yrs. □ Jump Rope-K, p.m., 8-14 yrs. □ Paws, Claws and Fossils-D, a.m., 5-7 yrs. □ Splish Splash Science-K, p.m., 5-7yrs. FULL DAY □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off Downtown-D Kerasotes-K Camp location key HALF DAY CAMP HOURS a.m. camps 9 a.m.-Noon p.m. camps 1-4 p.m. HALF DAY □ Back to Basics-K, a.m., 5-12yrs. □ Baseball-Spartan Sports Park, a.m., 7-12 yrs.

Dance, Dance, Dance-D, a.m., 5-8 yrs. □ Jedi Training Academy-D, a.m., 5-8 yrs. □ Just Dance-D, p.m., 8-12 yrs. FULL DAY □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off Camp registration form continued on the next page. Creative Camp Fees: Members, $68/week or Public, $88/week Sport Camp Fees: 1/2 day Members, $68/week or Public, $88/week Full day gymnastics: Members, $120/week or Public, $148/week Andre Iguodala Basketball Camp: Members, $100 or Public, $150 Camp Wa-Kon-Tah and Community Camp Fees: Fees: Members, $120/week or Public, $148/week Andre Iguodala Basketball Camp (Downtown) June 22-24 Mon.-Wed.

8-12 yrs. (8 a.m.-Noon)

12 www.springfieldymca.org Week12 August 17-21 Downtown Facility 701 South 4th Street Springfield, IL 62703 SUMMER CAMP 2015 Registration Form (Please print clearly. One form per camper) Name □ M □F Birth Date _ Age _ Grade Completed _ _ Address _ City _ Zip _ _ Guardian’s name _ E-mail _ _ Home Phone _ Work Phone _ Cell Phone _ _ Emergency Contact Name _ Phone _ _ Y Member □Yes □No (Call for membership information and save on your camp fee if you join the Y!) EVERY camper must be pre-registered to attend any Y camp to ensure appropriate staffing. Please check the camps your child plans to attend.

Return this form to either Y branch with a $25 per week, non-refundable deposit. Remaining balances must be paid one week prior to the reserved camp week. Payment must be made before camper is able to participate. Campers who have past-due balances will not be allowed to participate until payment is made.

Please place child in camp based on age as of May 31, 2015 I hereby register my child for the YMCA summer camp. I grant the Y permission to use photographs of my child in promotional materials such as brochures, ads, website, or newspaper releases. I will not be informed or reimbursed for such photographs. Print Name _ _ Date _ _ Signature _ _ Kerasotes Facility 4550 W. Iles Avenue Springfield, IL 62711 HALF DAY □ Engineering-K, a.m., 5-12 yrs. □ Fencing-D, a.m., 8-14 yrs. □ Grossology-D, p.m., 8-12 yrs. □ Make Believe and More-D, a.m., 5-7 yrs. FULL DAY □ Gymnastics-D, 6-12 yrs. □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off Week 8 July 20-24 Week 9 July 27-31 HALF DAY □ All About Arts & Crafts-D, p.m., 8-14 yrs.

Jump Rope-D, a.m., 8-14 yrs.

Petite Picasso-D, a.m., 5-7yrs. □ Soccer-Southern View Park, a.m., 5-7 yrs. □ Zen-K, a.m., 5-12yrs. FULL DAY □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off Week 10 August 3-7 Week11 August 10-14 HALF DAY □ Hogwarts Adventure-D, p.m., 8-12 yrs. □ Lacrosse-Rotary Park, a.m., 8-15 yrs. □ Water World-K, p.m., 5-12 yrs. FULL DAY □ Gymnastics-D, 6-12 yrs. □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off HALF DAY □ Just Build It-D, p.m., 8-12 yrs. □ No-Bake Chef Express-D, a.m., 5-7 yrs. FULL DAY □ Riverton Camp □ Rochester Camp □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off FULL DAY □ Wa-Kon-Tah Camp □ Chatham Drop off □ Downtown Drop off