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SUMMER TIME ADVENTURE TIME - SUMMER CAMPS 2015 ENTERING GRADES K-11 ALBANY YMCA
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Summer Camps at a Glance 2015
          Camp Name          Entering          Week 1              Week 2                   Week 3               Week 4                      W
            Page #            Grade          June 15 - 19        June 22 - 26          June 29 - July 2*        July 6-10                  July
                                                                                        (Closed July 3)

    Kinder Cubs                 K-1            It's a Jungle      Outer Space           Party in the USA        Pirate Week             Maste
    p. 7                                           $260              $260                    $210                  $260                      $

                                               The Jungle        Lawrence Hall              Pixieland           Adventure                  Oak
                                                                   of Science                                   Playground

    Sports Camp
    p. 8                                       Basketball          Soccer              Ultimate Frisbee          Baseball                       Ho
                            Grades 2-5
                                                 $260              $260                     $210                  $260                           $

    Swim Camp                                     Swim               Swim                     Swim                Swim
    p. 8                    Grades 2-5            $300               $300                     $250                $300                           $

    Art Camp                                    Mixed Art          Mixed Art               Mixed Art             Mixed Art                     Ce
    p. 8                    Grades 2-5            $270               $270                    $220                  $270                         $

    Specialty Camps         Grade varies   LEGO® Ninja-Neering   Pheno Physics              LEGO®               Gymnastics                 Dan
    p. 14-16                                      $310               $300               Eco-Engineering           $310                       $
                                                                                             $260
                                             Crazy Chemistry        Magic                                   Video Game Design 1        Video Ga
                                                  $300              $280                  Energy Blast       (grades 4-5); $300         (grades
                                                                                             $250
                                                 Hip Hop         Skateboarding                                  Smash Lab                      Ice
                                                  $270               $300                  Circus Arts            $280                            $
                                                                                              $260

    Pedaling Along          Grade varies
                                                                                                                Bike Camp 1               Bike
    Bicycle Camp, p. 17                                                                                            $300                      $3

    Counselor In Training   Grades 8-11                              C.I.T.                   C.I.T.               C.I.T.
    p. 18                                                            $60                      $60                  $48

    Leader In Training      Grades 8-11
    p. 18                                                          June 22 - July 2 (closed July 3): $200                    July 6-17: $225

    Awesome                 Grades 6-8          Boomers            Six Flags            Exploratorium          Giant's Game            Academy
    Adventures                                 Waterworld         Ice Skating               SF Zoo           Horseback Riding            Paddl
    p. 13                                     Rock Climbing      Ropes Course           Driven Raceway       Bowling @ Plank             Ride
                                                 $300                $300                    $250                 $300                        $

    Morning Camp            Grades 4-9
                                                                                                                   Gamers 1
    p. 19                                                                                                     9am-12noon; $150                   9

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Week 5                  Week 6                     Week 7                  Week 8               Week 9               Week 10
y 13-17               July 20-24                 July 27-31              August 3-7          August 10-14          August 17-21

er Chef Cubs        Enchanted Forest            Wild Wild West          Under the Sea          Super Heroes           Spirit Week
 $260                    $260                       $260                   $260                   $260                   $260

kland Zoo              Fairyland                  Train Town          Aquarium of the Bay        Sky High             Pump It Up

ockey                Flag Football                    Soccer              Basketball        Y's World of Sports   Y's World of Sports
$260                     $260                         $260                  $260                  $260                  $260

 Swim                    Swim                          Swim                 Swim                   Swim                  Swim
 $300                    $300                          $300                 $300                   $300                  $300

 eramics               Mixed Art                      Ceramics            Mixed Art              Mixed Art             Mixed Art
 $280                    $270                          $280                 $270                   $270                  $270

nce Camp              Bubbleology            Lego® Jedi Engineering    Lego® Minecraft            Fencing                Chess
$270                     $280                        $310                  $310                    $310                  $300
 ame Design 2         Cheerleading              Wacky Wonders             Earth Trek
 s 4-5); $300            $270                       $300                    $300
e Skating            Rock Climbing                    Bowling            Trapeze Arts
 $300                   $280                           $280                 $350

 Camp 2             Mountain Biking               Bike Camp 1            Bike Camp 2
 300                    $300                         $300                   $300

 C.I.T.                  C.I.T.                        C.I.T.                C.I.T.                C.I.T.                C.I.T.
 $60                     $60                           $60                   $60                   $60                   $60

                                   July 20-31: $225

my of Sciences      Raging Waters                Great America           Trapeze Arts           Santa Cruz             Boomers
 leboarding           A's Game                      Sailing               Ice Skating            Laser Tag           Golden Skate
  the Ducks         Mountain Biking              Tech Museum          Winchester Mystery      Dragon Boating           A's Game
 $300                   $300                         $300                    $300                  $300                  $300

     Gamers 2
 9am-12noon; $150

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Youth Development
 Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

 general camp information

 camp philosophy                                                                 CAMPERSHIP FUND
 The YMCA provides a safe, fun, and educational environment for children         If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to help another child
 where they learn to respect other participants, their environment, and          attend camp this summer, you can do so with your child’s registration.
 their own abilities. We help children develop an appreciation for our           Your generosity will help another child have a safe and wonderful summer!
 diverse community. We also strive to incorporate the YMCA values of             Our tax identification number is 94-1156635.
 CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in our programs.
                                                                                 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
 Staff                                                                           Financial assistance is available for all camps. These funds are made
 YMCA summer programs are under the direction and supervision of                 available to the community through the generosity of individual
 professional YMCA staff with extensive experience. Our staff are mature         contributions and through special events sponsored by the Albany
 and creative leaders who are selected because of their ability to relate        YMCA. Financial assistance is based on financial need. Priority is given
 to children. The YMCA four core values of caring, honesty, respect and          to financial assistance applications received by May 16. Notification will
 responsibility serve as a model of values for all our staff and participants,   be mailed or e-mailed by May 23; thereafter, you will receive notification
 creating a truly caring community of learning and exploration. We               one week after receipt of application. Applications will still be accepted
 complete a rigorous background check and criminal clearance, and                throughout the summer. Application form is also available online.
 camp staff are trained in first aid & CPR, conflict resolution guidance
 techniques, transportation safety, developmentally appropriate activities,      REFUNDS
 child abuse prevention, and more.                                               Deposits for camp ($25 per week) are not refundable nor transferable.
                                                                                 Program fees — less deposit and membership — are only refundable
 Camp Registration                                                               with a minimum two-week cancellation notice. A cancellation form
 Sign up at the Albany YMCA, Monday through Friday, 9am-7pm, or                  must be completed in writing and submitted to the registration office
 register by mail. If your child has a current membership at Albany or           at 921 Kains Avenue, Albany. Cancellation forms are available at
 Berkeley, you may register online at www.ymca-cba.org; register under           921 Kains Avenue or online at www.ymca-cba.org/Albany. Membership
 your child’s name. In order to reserve a space, a $25 deposit for each          is not refundable.
 week (to be applied toward session fees) is due with your registration
 forms. Balance is due13 days prior to camp start date. A late fee of $10        field trip transportation
 will be assessed if registering less than seven days prior to camp start        Transportation will vary, depending on field trip location, distance and size
 date. All registered participants will receive one YMCA Summer Camp             of the group being transported. Chartered school buses are used for most
 T-shirt during his or her first week of camp. After registration you will       major field trips, but we also walk, use public buses (AC Transit, MUNI) or
 receive additional parent information.                                          take BART. If you have questions about the mode of transportation for a
                                                                                 specific camp or trip, please speak with a Program Director prior to regis-
 MEMBERSHIP                                                                      tering your child for camp. Your child will not be permitted to participate
 The YMCA is a membership organization. In order to participate in our           in the field trip if he/she hasn’t arrived at the designated departure site
 programs, each child must be a youth member of the YMCA of the                  on time.
 Central Bay Area. Membership entitles youth to register for Berkeley
 and Albany YMCA programs. The annual membership fee of $25 is not
 transferable and not refundable. Membership must not expire before
 your child's last day of camp.

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DROP OFF/PICK UP
                                                                              Campers must be signed in and out each day. Parents/guardians of chil-
                                                                              dren whose names do not appear on the roster, or who have a balance
                                                                              due, will be asked to resolve the registration issue before their child(ren)
                                                                              may attend camp. For your child’s protection, we will release children
                                                                              only to those persons who are listed on the Emergency Information form,
                                                                              or who have been authorized by parents in writing. In addition, we will
                                                                              require identification from anyone with whom the staff is unfamiliar.
                                                                              Anyone picking up children (including parents) should be prepared to show
                                                                              identification. Parents/guardians may fill out a form allowing your child
                                                                              grade 6 and up to sign him/herself in and out of camp each day. Campers
                                                                              will not be allowed to sign themselves in/out without parental permission.
                                                                              Forms are available at the office, on site or online.
camp Cancellations
We require a minimum enrollment for programs to operate. Programs may         Important Notice: For safety and scheduling reasons, it is the policy of
be canceled if this minimum is not met. In such cases, you will be notified   the YMCA NOT TO ALLOW PARENTS TO PICK UP OR DROP OFF CHILDREN
by e-mail with a follow-up phone call at least one week in advance. In the    WHILE PROGRAMS ARE IN TRANSIT OR ON FIELD TRIPS. As a courtesy
unlikely event that your program is canceled, we will make every effort to    to parents, we will allow children to be picked up when they are at local
transfer your child to another camp appropriate for her or his age. If you    parks/pools, provided that parents arrive BEFORE the program departs.
decide not to enroll in any other Albany YMCA programs, all fees, including   Your child will not be permitted to participate in the field trip if he/she
membership and deposit, will be refunded.                                     hasn’t arrived at the designated departure site on time.

BILLING INFORMATION                                                           illnesses
Your payment for each week of camp will be automatically collected 13         Sick children and children with injuries should be kept at home. If your
days prior to camp start date, either through your bank account or credit     child becomes ill while at the program, you will be contacted to pick him
card. You must complete the Authorization Agreement portion on the            or her up immediately. No refunds will be given for day(s) missed due to
registration page. If you register your child less than two weeks prior to    illness.
camp start date, full payment must be made at that time. If for any reason
your payment is not collected 13 days prior and there is a waiting list for   injuries
the program, your spot will be cancelled for that camp and space will be      If your child is injured, the staff will administer basic first aid, and will then
given to someone on the waiting list. Please call the office at 525-1130 if   take whatever steps, if necessary, to obtain emergency care. These steps
you have any questions.                                                       may include, but are not limited to, the following:

                                                                              • Contact the parents. If parents are unavailable, someone listed on the
 Balance Due Dates are 13 days prior to camp                                    Emergency Information form will be called.
                                                                              • Call the doctor listed on the Emergency Information form.
               Camp Session           Balance Due Date
                                                                              • Call 911 for emergency assistance. Staff will accompany any child
 Week 1        June 15- 19                 June 2
                                                                                transported from the program to the hospital.
 Week 2        June 22 - 26                June 9                             • In the event of a natural disaster, campers will continue to be in the
 Week 3        June 29 - July 2            June 16                              care of the YMCA until arrangements are made to return children to
               (closed July 3)                                                  their parent/guardian.
 Week 4        July 6 - 10                 June 23
                                                                              Medications policy
 Week 5        July 13 - 17                June 30
                                                                              If your child is taking any medication, please bring it directly to the Camp
 Week 6        July 20 - 24                 July 7                            Director in its original container with a PRESCRIPTION OR DOCTOR’S
 Week 7        July 27 - 31                July 14                            NOTE (even if it’s over-the-counter). You will be asked to complete a
                                                                              “Medication Authorization Release Form” at that time. The form is also
 Week 8        August 3 - 7                July 21
                                                                              available online.
 Week 9        August 10 - 14              July 28
 Week 10       August 17 - 21             August 4                            SPECIAL NEEDS
                                                                              If your child has any special needs or uses an aide during his or her school
                                                                              day, please inform the Program Director at the registration office at the
                                                                              time of registration., or contact the day camp director at abutler@ymca-
                                                                              cba.org. If the YMCA cannot serve your child due to a lack of expertise or
                                                                              resources, we will try to recommend an alternate summer program.

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general camp information

 What to Bring to Day Camp                                                       behavior guidelines
 • LUNCH and DRINK. Campers may be exposed to peanuts or nuts while              All camp staff are trained in positive discipline techniques based on our
   at camp. If your child has a severe allergy, please notify the Camp           YMCA character values. In the event of a behavior problem, written reports
   Director when you register for camp.                                          will be completed and conversations will be held with the parents/guard-
 • SNACK: morning snack each day                                                 ians to try to resolve the issue. The YMCA has developed ground rules to
 • WATER BOTTLE                                                                  help set limits and provide a basis for cooperation:
 • A BACKPACK with camper's belongings.
 • SUNSCREEN everyday for everyone! (Please apply and show your child            • Participants must agree to abide by rules and regulations set by the
   how to apply.)                                                                  program for the health, safety and welfare of all the participants.
 • JACKET or SWEATSHIRT                                                          • All medications must be brought directly to the site staff in accordance
                                                                                   with the Medications Policy.
 • WEAR CLOSED-TOED, COMFORTABLE SHOES. Flip-flops, Crocs or
   platform shoes are not allowed.                                               • Willful destruction of property is the financial responsibility of the
                                                                                   participant’s parent/guardian.
 • SWIMSUIT & TOWEL on swim days with a plastic bag for wet things.
                                                                                 • Participants must remain within established boundaries wherever the
     DO NOT BRING: money (except when designated), video games, iPods,             program occurs on and off YMCA property.
     headphones, matches, knives, trading cards, expensive clothing and          • Participants are not allowed to be in possession of any tobacco, alcohol,
     jewelry, or toys from home. The YMCA and its staff are not responsible        illegal drugs, firecrackers, firearms, other weaponry, or explosives.
     for lost or stolen items.                                                   • Continued inappropriate behavior such as threatening, swearing, not
                                                                                   following directions, teasing, sexual harassment, intimidation, fights, or
 CELL PHONES: Cell phone use by campers is not permitted in camp.                  improper behavior in vehicles, may result in immediate dismissal from
                                                                                   the program with no refund.
 program activitIes                                                              • Any participant who poses a threat to themselves or to others will be
                                                                                   dismissed from the program with no refund.
 CAMP Highlights
                                                                                 dismissal from the program
  TYPICAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR K-5
                                                                                 The Program Director reserves the right to determine what constitutes
  Monday       On site, getting-to-know-you activities and games                 a violation of these rules and will enforce them as necessary. The YMCA
  Tuesday      Swimming (K-1)                                                    reserves the right to contact a parent/guardian at any time for immedi-
               Park (2-5)                                                        ate pick-up from camp if necessary. We also reserve the right to dismiss
  Wednesday    YMCA Kindergym (K-1)                                              any participant from the program, at any time, at the parent/guardian’s
               Swimming (2-5)                                                    expense and liability for violation of any of the above.
  Thursday     Field Trip Day
  Friday       Park Day (K-1)
               "Campfire" Program (2-5)

  TYPICAL WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR AWESOME ADVENTURES
  Monday       Swim at UC Strawberry Canyon
  Tuesday      Field Trip
  Wednesday    Field Trip
  Thursday     Field Trip
  Friday       Swim at El Cerrito Pool

 You will receive a calendar/letter on the first day of each camp week
 explaining activities and field trips. Most camps open at 7:30am as a
 convenience for parent work schedules, but program activities usually
 begin at 9am unless noted otherwise on the weekly calendar. Please be
 sure to note special activities and off-site times. Feel free to ask the
 program staff if you have any questions regarding the schedule. If you
 need specific schedule information prior to the first day of camp, it may
 be available in advance by calling the YMCA. Occasionally, locations, times,
 trips, etc., may be altered without notice. If a field trip has to be changed
 due to circumstances beyond our control, a similar trip will be substituted
 and no refunds will be issued. Please check the information boards at
 sign-in for any changes/updates.

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KINDER CUBS Camp
general information
A caring place for children entering kindergarten and first grade

Time: 7:30am-6pm
Campers should arrive by 9am except field trip days.
Location: 1216 Solano, Albany

Kinder Cubs is a summer program designed to meet the needs of inquiring
minds and developing bodies of younger children. The program and
activities are specifically tailored to help our youngest campers who are
frequently new to group experiences. They learn how to cooperate, share,
take turns, follow directions, and most importantly – have fun! The 1:8
staff-to-child ratio helps ensure that your child gets the care and attention
she or he needs. Most of a typical day will be spent on site, engaging in
fun and creative play. In addition to the special events, field trips and
projects described here, Kinder Cubs will visit the park and go swimming
once a week at El Cerrito Pool. Non-swimmers will have supervised play.
Transportation will vary, depending on field trip location. In Kinder Cubs,
we use a chartered bus for our main field trip and to the pool each week.
Kinder Cubs walk whenever they are going to the park. We expect each
camper to wear good walking shoes and carry his or her own backpack
during trips. If you have questions or want any additional details, please
speak with a Program Director prior to registering your child for camp.
Weekly Cost: $260
Week 3 Cost: $210 (No camp July 3)

Staff to camper ratio 1:8

CAMP Highlights
 DAY CAMP SESSIONS              THEME & FIELD TRIPS                         ACTIVITIES
 Week 1 June 15 - 19            "It's A Jungle" - The Jungle                Design a safari hat
                                                                            Make safari binoculars
 Week 2 June 22 - 26            "Outer Space" - Lawrence Hall of Science    Create an astronaut collage
                                                                            Make space slime
 Week 3 June 29 - July 2        "Party in the USA" - Pixieland              Make a patriotic wind sock
   (Closed July 3)                                                          Decorate your own hula hoop
 Week 4 July 6 - 10             "Pirate Week" - Adventure Playground        Make a pirate telescope
                                                                            Decorate your own treasure box
 Week 5 July 13 - 17            "Master Chef Cubs" - Oakland Zoo            Decorate your own Kinder Cub cookbook
                                                                            Make tie-dye muffins

 Week 6 July 20 - 24            "Enchanted Forest" - Children's Fairyland   Make a fairy dust necklace
                                                                            Decorate a magic wand
 Week 7 July 27 - 31            "Wild Wild West" - Train Town               Make a sheriff's badge
                                                                            Design your own bandana
 Week 8 August 3 - 7            "Under the Sea" - Aquarium of the Bay       Create an ocean in a bottle
                                                                            Make an edible lei
 Week 9 August 10 - 14          "Super Heroes" - Sky High                   Create a super hero cape
                                                                            Make super hero people
 Week 10 August 17 - 21         "Spirit Week" - Pump It Up                  Decorate a sun visor
                                                                            Annual color fun run

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Sports, Art & swim camps
 general information
 entering grades 2-5
 These camps will be comprised of four mornings of Sports, Swimming or Art, and one field trip day. Children from these camps join
 those from the other morning camps each afternoon and on field trip days. Campers entering grades 2-3 are assigned to BEARS,
 and children entering grades 4-5 are assigned to GRIZZLIES. During the afternoons, staff provide creative, exciting
 activities and games in a supportive environment, along with traditional camp arts and crafts, skits, storytelling, singing, swimming
 and trips to local parks. Staff ratio ranges from 1:9 to 1:12, depending on the program.
 Time: 7:30am - 6pm
 Campers should arrive by 8:45am except on field trip days.
 Locations: • June 15-August 7: Oceanview School Multipurpose Room, 1000 Jackson Street, Albany
             • August 10-21: Solano Center, 1216 Solano, Albany

 Field Trip Highlights
  Day Camp Sessions            Sports Camp           Swim Camp      Art Camp         BEARS (grades 2-3)                 GRIZZLIES (grades 4-5)
  Week 1 June 15 - 19          Basketball            Swim           Mixed Art        Sky High                           Sky High
  Week 2 June 22 - 26          Soccer                Swim           Mixed Art        Exploratorium                      Exploratorium
  Week 3 June 29 - July 2*     Ultimate Frisbee      Swim           Mixed Art        Rock Climbing                      Dragon Boating
  Week 4 July 6 - 10           Baseball              Swim           Mixed Art        Creativity Museum                  Creativity Museum
  Week 5 July 13 - 17          Hockey                Swim           Ceramics         San Francisco Zoo                  Six Flags
  Week 6 July 20 - 24          Flag Football         Swim           Mixed Art        Adventure Playground               A's Game
  Week 7 July 27 - 31          Soccer                Swim           Ceramics         Tech Museum                        Tech Museum
  Week 8 August 3-7            Basketball            Swim           Mixed Art        Aqua Adventures                    Aqua Adventures
  Week 9 August 10 - 14        Y's World of Sports   Swim           Mixed Art        California Academy of Science      California Academy of Science
  Week 10 August 17 - 21       Y's World of Sports   Swim           Mixed Art        Golden Skate                       Golden Skate
 * Closed July 3.

 sports Camp                                                                      Swim camp
 Kids will learn more about soccer, basketball, flag football, baseball and       Start your week with a splash! Campers should arrive by 8:45am each
 Y’s World of Sports (such as beach ball volleyball, kickball, capture the        swim day wearing a swim suit under their clothes, and bring a towel and
 flag, 4-square and banana tag) while dribbling, hitting, kicking, passing,       sunscreen. On the first day campers will be evaluated by instructors at El
 running, and laughing. This camp is geared toward active girls and boys          Cerrito Pool and then given 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of
 who are interested in participating in sports. The concepts of teamwork,         recreational swim four mornings each week. Note: campers will also par-
 sportsmanship, and competition will be introduced, but fun is the main           ticipate in a longer recreational swim one afternoon of the week. Campers
 focus. How to work as a team is emphasized as well as individual develop-        take an AC Transit bus to and from El Cerrito Pool.
 ment. Adaptations to games/sports will be made so that children of all skill     Weekly Cost: $300
 levels can successfully participate. Each morning is spent focusing on the       Week 3 Cost: $250 (No camp July 3)
 weekly sport.
 Weekly Cost: $260
 Week 3 Cost: $210 (No camp July 3)

 art camp
 Everyone can be an artist at Art Camp. As long as there is an interest in
 creating and a curiosity about various art techniques and mediums, your
 camper can join in the fun summer exploration of fine arts and crafts.
 Artists will get to experiment with different mediums such as water color,
 drawing, jewelry making, and print making. At the end of each camp week
 campers will come home with their own masterpieces. Ceramic projects will
 be available the following Monday.
 Weekly Cost: $270
 Week 3 Cost: $220 (No camp July 3)
 Week 5 & 7 Cost: $280

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Albany YMCA
                                           921 Kains Avenue                         2015 Summer Camp Registration Form
                                           Albany, CA 94706
                                                                                                                        One form for each child, please.
                                           510 525 1130

                                           CHILD'S NAME _____________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                      PARENT/GUARDIAN ___________________________________________
                                           Sex _______ Age ________ Birthdate _______________________________
                                                                                                                                                            Home Address ________________________________________________
                                           Grade (Fall 15) _______ School ___________________________________
                                                                                                                                                            City ______________________________________ Zip __________________
                                           Home Address ___________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                            Home Phone ___________________________________________________
                                           City ___________________________________ Zip ________________________                                            E-mail___________________________________________________________
                                           Your child will receive only one 2015 Summer Camp t-shirt,                                                 By signing up for these programs, I understand and accept
                                           regardless of the number of weeks enrolled. We will attempt to                                             the policies described in the accompanying brochure.
                                           provide the appropriate sized t-shirt for your child, depending
                                           on supplies.                                                                                               PARENT SIGNATURE_____________________________________________

                                           Mark an X in each camp week you wish to enroll.
Please tear out and complete pages 9-12.

                                                                    Week 1              Week 2             Week 3*         Week 4                 Week 5            Week 6                Week 7             Week 8         Week 9           Week 10
                                                                   6/15-19             6/22-26            6/29-7/2         7/6-10                7/13-17           7/20-24               7/27-31             8/3-7         8/10-14           8/17-21

                                              Kinder Cubs

                                                                  Basketball            Soccer             Frisbee        Baseball               Hockey            Football               Soccer            Basketball     Y Sports          Y Sports
                                              Sports Camp

                                              Swim Camp

                                                                                                                                                 Ceramics                                Ceramics
                                               Art Camp

                                                                Lego Ninjaneering       Magic             Lego: Eco-    Video Game 1           Video Game 2      Bubbleology              Lego Jedi       Lego Minecraft
                                                                                                          Engineering                                                                    Engineering

                                               Specialty        Crazy Chemistry      Pheno Physics       Energy Blast    Smash Lab             Dance Camp        Cheerleading        Wacky Wonders          Earth Trek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fencing             Chess
                                                Camps

                                                                                     Skateboarding          Circus       Gymnastics             Ice Skating      Rock Climbing            Bowling          Trapeze Arts
                                                                   Hip Hop

                                                Pedaling                                                                   Bike 1                 Bike 2         Mountain Bike            Bike 1              Bike 2
                                                Along**

                                                                                                 LIT 1                                 LIT 2                                     LIT 3
                                                 LIT**/
                                                 CIT**                                    CIT                CIT            CIT                    CIT                CIT                   CIT                CIT           CIT                CIT

                                               Awesome
                                              Adventures

                                                                                                                          Gamers 1              Gamers 2
                                                Half Day                                                                 9am-12noon            9am-12noon

                                           **Additional application form required.                                                                                                                                                    *Closed July 3.

                                            AUTOMATIC PAYMENT AUTHORIZATION AGREEMENT                                                                              $25 PER WEEK DEPOSIT REQUIRED (non-refundable)
                                            Automatic billing will occur 13 days prior to camp start date.
                                            Please complete information for A or B below:                                                                                                              # of weeks ________ x $25 = $___________

                                            A. Credit card Number:______________________________________________                                                                          OR, enclosed is full payment of $___________
                                               (We accept MasterCard; VISA; American Express)
                                                                                                                                                                            YMCA Annual Youth Membership*: $25 $___________
                                                            Expiration Date: _________/____________
                                                                                                                                                                                         Campership Donation (optional) $ __________
                                            B. Checking Account: Routing #: _________________________________
                                               (First 9 numerals at bottom left of check)                                                                                                           Late fee $10 (if applicable) $___________

                                                            Account Number: ____________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Total Enclosed $___________

                                            Name on account: ______________________________________________                                                      Incomplete registration forms will not be processed.

                                                                                                                                                                 *If your child needs a membership, $25 of first payment will
                                            ACCOUNT HOLDER SIGNATURE X_______________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                 be used for that payment. Please check below if your child is
                                                                                                                                                                 exempt from membership dues.
                                            Office Use Only: date recd _______________ $ recd ______________
                                            		               initials ________ pay type _________________                                                          [ ] Downtown Berkeley Family Membership
                                                                                                                                                                   [ ] Albany or Berkeley Teen or Youth Membership
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Child's Name __________________________________________________________________

                                          YMCA OF THE CENTRAL BAY AREA

                              Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnity Agreement

IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to utilize the facilities, services and programs of the YMCA for any purpose,
including, but not limited to observation or use of facilities or equipment, or participation in any on-site or off-site
program affiliated with the YMCA, the undersigned, for himself or herself and any personal representatives, heirs,
and next of kin, hereby acknowledges, agrees and represents that he or she has, or immediately upon entering or
participating will, inspect and carefully consider such premises and facilities and/or the affiliated program(s). It is
further warranted that such entry into the YMCA for observation or use of any facilities and/or equipment or
participation in any such affiliated program(s) constitutes an acknowledgement that such premises and all facili-
ties and equipment thereon and such affiliated programs have been inspected and carefully considered and that
the undersigned finds and accepts same as being safe and reasonably suited for the purpose of such observation,
use or participation.

IN FURTHER CONSIDERATION OF BEING PERMITTED TO ENTER THE YMCA FOR ANY PURPOSE INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO OBSERVATION OR USE OF FACILITIES OR EQUIPMENT, OR PARTICIPATION IN ANY ON-SITE OR
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claim or demands therefor on account of injury to the person or property or resulting in death of the undersigned,
whether caused by the negligence of the releasees or otherwise while the undersigned is in, upon, or about the
premises or any facilities or equipment therein or participating in any program affiliated with the YMCA.

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of them from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur due to the presence of the undersigned in, upon or
about the YMCA premises or in any way observing or using any facilities or equipment of the YMCA or participating
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AGREEMENT is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by the law of the State of California and if
any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force
and effect.

THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNS THE RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY
AGREEMENT, and further agrees that no oral representations, statements or inducement apart from the foregoing
written have been made.

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CHILD’S LAST NAME _____________________________________
                                                                                                                            (Please print)

                                       PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT and EMERGENCY INFORMATION
                                                ALBANY YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMP 2015
1. CHILD’S INFORMATION: (Please Print)
Child’s name:____________________________________________________________________________________________ Gender: ___________ Present age: ____________
                             Last              		             First			                        M.I.

Address:________________________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________________________Zip:_______________________

Birthdate:_________ /_________ /_________ Entering Grade (Fall 2015):____________ Home Phone:__________________________________________

Has your child been involved in our camps or Kids’ Club programs? [ ] No [ ] Yes If yes, most recent year: ___________

2. PARENT INFORMATION: The YMCA has unrestricted permission to release the above named child to all parents listed below. On
the reverse side, please list any other persons who have permission to pick up your child.

1. CALL FIRST: Parent/Guardian ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                   			                     Name				                                   Relationship                            Home Phone
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address 						                                                                      Occupation			                                        Work Phone

Cell phone: _________________________________________ E-mail: ___________________________________________________________________________

2. Parent/Guardian ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                                              Name				                                     Relationship		                         Home Phone
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address 						                                                                    Occupation				                                         Work Phone

Cell phone: _________________________________________ E-mail: ___________________________________________________________________________

Name(s) of any siblings in Albany YMCA Summer Camps _______________________________________                       Name of camp ______________________________

3. MEDICAL INFORMATION
Name of Doctor & Phone # __________________________________________________________              Insurance Co. & Policy #__________________________________

Please answer the following questions honestly, explaining all answers fully on another sheet so we can better serve your child.

Medical History

_____ Asthma (last attack)        ___ Hayfever      ___ Vision Problems ____ Speech Problems ___ Hearing Problems ____ Motion Sickness

_____Other (describe) __________________________________________________________________________________________

Does your child have any allergies to medications? If so, list: ____________________________________________

Medications taken daily_______________________________________________________________________

Medications recently discontinued ___________________________________________________________

Does your child have any known allergies to foods?__________ Please list:_________________________________________________

Other Allergies Insect/Plant/Animal/Etc.:_____________________________________________________________________________

Does your child have any special physical, behavioral, or other needs? _____ If yes, please describe, and contact the program director:
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Does your child have an aide during the school day? ______ If yes, please contact the Program Director.

Does your child have any problems or fears that staff should know about?_____________________________________________
4. SUNSCREEN POLICY: Staff will supply sunscreen for your child as needed unless you check the box below.
             Do NOT apply sunscreen to my child other than what I provide.

The YMCA of the Central Bay Area has my unrestricted permission to release the named minor at any time, to the following
individuals without any further written or verbal communication from me:
YOU MUST LIST AT LEAST TWO LOCAL PEOPLE TO CONTACT IN CASE OF EMERGENCY IF PARENT(S) ARE
UNAVAILABLE.
1. Name                                                       ____       Phone                      _________           Relationship

2. Name                                    ____                          Phone                       _________          Relationship

Additional names:
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PLEASE READ AND INITIAL EACH SECTION BELOW:
Initial

______ MEDICAL CONSENT
        As the parent, legal guardian, or authorized representative, I hereby give consent to the Albany YMCA Summer Camp
        program to provide all emergency dental or medical care prescribed by a duly licensed physician (MD or DO) or dentist
        (DDS) for the above named child. This care may be given under whatever conditions are necessary to preserve the life,
        limb, or well-being of the child.

______ PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
        Please go over these items with your child:
    1. Participant agrees to abide by rules and regulations set by the program for the health, safety and welfare of
        the participants.
    2. All medications will be brought directly to the site staff in accordance with the Medications Policy.
    3. Willful destruction of property will be the responsibility of the participant’s parent/guardian.
    4. Participants must remain within established boundaries wherever the program occurs on and off YMCA property.
    5. Participants are not allowed to be in possession of any tobacco, alcohol, illegal drugs, firecrackers, firearms,
        or explosives.
    6. The YMCA is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen personal belongings.
    7. Continued inappropriate behavior, such as threatening, swearing, not following directions, teasing, sexual
        harassment/intimidation, fights, or improper behavior in vehicles, may result in immediate dismissal from the
        program with no refund.
    8. Any participant who poses a threat to themselves or to others will be dismissed from the program with no refund.

_________ The Program Director reserves the right to determine what constitutes a violation of these rules and will enforce them
          as necessary. We reserve the right to dismiss any participant from the program at the parent/guardian’s expense and
          liability for violating any of the above.

BY SIGNING BELOW, I AGREE THAT:
  _______  I have read and understand the policies and procedures of the YMCA of the Central Bay Area as outlined
           in this registration packet.
  _______ The named minor has my permission to participate in YMCA programs, field trips, and to travel on public
           or private transportation during camp.
  _______ I give my permission for any pictures taken of my child participating in YMCA events to be used for publicity
          purposes.

X________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Parent, Guardian 				Printed Name					Date
or Authorized Representative
awesome adventures
general information
entering grades 6-8
Campers spend most of their days on the go, exploring sights and having fun with new
friends. Campers should arrive by 9:30am the first day of camp each week, and be
prepared (with towel and suit) to go swimming that day. Campers can sign them-
selves in or out only with written parent/guardian permission (forms available on site,
online, or at the office). Transportation will vary, depending on field trip location. In
Awesome Adventures, we usually have two-three chartered bus trips per week, and
use public transportation (BART, AC Transit, MUNI) and walk for other trips. We expect
each camper to wear good walking shoes and carry his or her own backpack dur-
ing trips. If you have questions about the mode of transportation for a specific trip,
please speak with a Program Director prior to registering your child for camp.

Awesome Adventures has a 1:12 staff to camper ratio to ensure a safe and fun envi-
ronment. Each day campers should bring a big, healthy lunch, a sweatshirt/jacket and
sunscreen for an awesome summertime adventure.

Time: 7:30am-6pm
Location: Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Avenue at Ramona, Albany
Weekly Cost: $300
Week 3: $250 (No camp July 3)

 Day Camp Sessions                       FIELD TRIPS
 Week 1 June 15-19                       Boomers / Waterworld / Rock Climbing
 Week 2 June 22-26                       Six Flags / Ice Skating / Ropes Course
 Week 3 June 29-July 2 (closed July 3)   Exploratorium / SF Zoo / Driven Raceway
 Week 4 July 6-10                        Bowling / Horseback Riding / Giant's Game
 Week 5 July 13-17                       Academy of Sciences / Stand-Up Paddleboarding / Ride the Ducks
 Week 6 July 20-24                       Raging Waters / A's Game / Mountain Biking
 Week 7 July 27-31                       Great America / Sailing / Tech Museum
 Week 8 August 3-7                       Trapeze Arts / Ice Skating / Winchester Mystery House
 Week 9 August 10-14                     Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk / Laser Tag / Dragon Boating
 Week 10 August 17-21                    Boomers / Golden Skate / A's Game

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specialty CAMPs                                                                     bowling
                                                                                     Bowl a strike at Bowling Camp! This week is for bowlers of any level. At
                                                                                     Albany Bowl, campers will get some instruction, bowl two games, and have
 general information                                                                 time for lots of practice to better their score.
 ENTERING GRADES 2-5                                                                 Week 7: July 27-31; Cost: $280
 These camps will be comprised of four mornings with their
 specialty program and one field trip day. Children from these Specialty             Cheerleading Camp
 Camps join those from the other morning camps each afternoon and                    Boys and girls will learn essential skills to lead cheers and support the
 on field trip days. Campers entering grades 2-3 are assigned to BEARS               home team! Each cheerleader will receive pom-poms, and learn proper
 and campers entering grades 4-5 are assigned to GRIZZLIES. During the               hand and body movements and jumping techniques. The week concludes
 afternoons, staff provide creative, exciting activities and group games in a        with a choreographed performance and cheers that will be performed dur-
 supportive environment. Along with traditional camp arts and crafts, skits,         ing the Friday afternoon campfire.
 storytelling, singing, swimming and trips to local parks, BEARS and                 Week 6: July 20-24; Cost: $270
 GRIZZLIES will enjoy a field trip each week. Staff/child ratio ranges from 1:8
 to 1:12, depending on the specialty camp.                                           chess --Provided by berkeley chess school
                                                                                     Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Studies have found
 Transportation will vary, depending on field trip location, distance and size       that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math and
 of the group being transported. Chartered school buses are used for most            produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influ-
 major field trips, but we also walk and use public buses (AC Transit). If you       ences social behavior including self esteem, respect for others, patience
 have questions about the mode of transportation for a specific camp or              and good sportsmanship. And did we mention--it's FUN!
 trip, please speak with a Program Director prior to registering your child          Week 10: August 17-21; Cost: $300
 for camp.
 Campers should arrive by 8:45am except on field trip days.
 Time: 7:30am-6pm
 Locations: • June 15-August 7: Oceanview School Multipurpose Room,
             1000 Jackson, Albany
            • August 10-21: Solano Center, 1216 Solano, Albany

 field trip highlights
  Sessions           Camp                    Grades   Field Trips & grades
  Week 1             Lego® Ninja-Neering     2-5
  June 15-19         Crazy Chemistry         2-5      Sky High (2-5)
                     Hip Hop                 2-5
  Week 2             Pheno Physics           2-5
  June 22-26         Magic                   2-5      Exploratorium (2-5)
                     Skateboarding           2-5
  Week 3*            Lego® Eco-Engineering   2-5
                                                      Rock Climbing (2-3)
  June 29-July 2     Energy Blast            2-5
                                                      Dragon Boating (4-5)
  (*closed July 3)   Circus                  2-5
  Week 4             Video Game 1            4-5
                                                      Children's Creativity Museum
  July 6-10          Gymnastics              2-5
                                                               (2-5)
                     Smash Lab               2-5
  Week 5             Video Game 2            4-5
                                                      San Francisco Zoo (2-3)
  July 13-17         Dance Camp              2-5
                                                      Six Flags (4-5)
                     Ice Skating             2-5
  Week 6             Bubbleology             2-5
                                                      Adventure Playground (2-3)
  July 20-24         Cheerleading            2-5                                     Circus Arts
                                                      A's Game (4-5)
                     Rock Climbing           2-5
                                                                                     Campers will learn multiple circus disciplines while developing strength,
  Week 7             Lego® Jedi-Master       2-5                                     coordination, creativity and theatricality. Circus skills include acrobatics,
  July 27-31         Wacky Wonders           2-5      Tech Museum (2-5)
                     Bowling                 2-5
                                                                                     juggling, stilt walking, unicycling, and clowning. Lessons held at University
                                                                                     Village in Albany.
  Week 8             Lego® Mine Craft        2-5                                     Week 3: June 29-July 2 (closed July 3); Cost: $260
  August 3-7         Earth Trek              2-5      Aqua Adventures (2-5)
                     Trapeze Arts            2-5
                                                                                     Dance Camp
  Week 9
  August 10-14
                     Fencing                 2-5      Academy of Science (2-5)       Our talented instructor will lead campers in warm-ups, stretches and a
                                                                                     choreographed routine. Different styles of dance including jazz, modern,
  Week 10
  August 17-21
                     Chess                   2-5      Golden Skate (2-5)             and hip hop will be incorporated into the daily practice and routine.
                                                                                     Week 5: July 13-17; Cost: $270
 beginning skateboarding
                                                                                     fencing
 In this class, skaters will learn the physics of balancing and riding their
 boards; proper techniques for pushing, rolling and turning; basic flat              This camp will introduce kids to the sport of fencing at the Sport Fencing
 ground tricks; some transition and obstacle skills (rails and small jump            Center. Students will learn to fence and develop an understanding of how
 ramps). Camp emphasizes comfort and confidence in skateboarding ability             the sport’s strategy, rules, and conduct relate to the history of swordsman-
 as well as the basic building blocks for more advanced techniques and               ship. Campers must wear long pants and sneakers. All other equipment
 tricks. Participants must bring a good quality skateboard, helmet, knee and         and protective gear is provided. Campers take an AC transit bus to and
 elbow pads. Lessons held at University Village in Albany.                           from lessons.
 Week 2: June 22-26; Cost: $300                                                      Week 9: August 10-14; Cost: $310

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Gymnastics
In this fun and instructional camp, children will improve basic skills and
learn new ones. Campers will use various gymnastics equipment, such as
balance beams and spring boards. Lessons will be held at University
Village in Albany.
Week 4: July 6-10; Cost: $310

hip hop
This is a great class for all levels of dancers who will learn basic or more
technical moves, depending on their individual abilities. Class instruction is
taught by our talented dance instructor, and includes contemporary street
style dance, such as popping, house and break dance moves, to current
"Y-rated" music.
Week 1: June 15-19; Cost: $270

ice skating
This camp is a great opportunity for campers who want to learn basic
skating skills or strengthen their skills and learn new skills on ice. Campers     Arimaw Production Camps
will take a chartered bus to Oakland Ice Center where they will receive a
30-minute lesson with one of the OIC skating coaches. Free time on the
                                                                                   bubbleology & balloons
ice will give your camper time to practice. Campers should dress in warm
layers and must wear socks.                                                        This camp makes scientists out of bubble lovers. We deal with every kind
Week 5: July 13-17; Cost: $300                                                     of bubble and every kind of balloon, and there are billions of them! For the
                                                                                   older kids, we focus on the science of bubbles. Surface tension, light wave
                                                                                   lengths, sublimation, states of matter, and more.
Rock climbing                                                                      Week 6: July 20-24; Cost: $280
Go climb a rock this week at Bridges Rock Gym in El Cerrito. Campers will
try bouldering, top-roping, and slacklining in a well-supervised environ-          magic
ment. Campers should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothes and                   A unique camp that teaches students how magic works. This exciting
sneakers.                                                                          abracadabra camp is perfect for kids who enjoy the concept of magic or
Week 6: July 20-24; Cost: $280                                                     enjoy performing magic tricks for friends and family. Campers learn the
                                                                                   art of great magic tricks and how to stage and perform them. The week
trapeze arts                                                                       concludes with a short magic show.
Campers will learn an array of circus arts including flying trapeze, trampo-       Week 2: June 22-26; Cost: $280
line, aerial arts, juggling, hand balancing, circus bike, acrobatics, tightwire,
and more. Campers need to wear form-fitting pants that go below the                Smash Lab
knee, tights, leggings, or sweatpants that aren't too baggy. No jeans.             Given random supplies, can you protect an egg? Did you know you can
Campers will take a chartered bus to Trapeze Arts in Oakland.                      make a cloud by smashing a water bottle? Have you ever built a sculpture
Week 8: August 3-7; Cost: $350                                                     from smashed potatoes, then made it a target? In Smash Lab, campers
                                                                                   work together to build structures that will be put to the ultimate target
                                                                                   test. Teams will be scored and rewarded on their innovation, structural
                                                                                   integrity and aim. Campers should wear clothes they don't mind getting
                                                                                   messy!
                                                                                   Week 4: July 6-10; Cost $280

                                                                                   Lego® camps by play-well teknologies

                                                                                   eco-engineering
                                                                                   Design and build LEGO machines powered by alternative energy sources.
                                                                                   Race solar cars, build a wind-powered electrical generation facility, and
                                                                                   invent a machine powered by stored elastic strain energy. Learn about
                                                                                   sustainability and understand the human world while exploring concepts in
                                                                                   physics, engineering, and architecture.
                                                                                   Week 3: June 29-July 2 (closed July 3); Cost: $260

                                                                                   jedi engineering
                                                                                   The Force is strong in this class. Build complex machines and structures
                                                                                   based on the best designs from a galaxy far, far away. Projects include
                                                                                   LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities,
                                                                                   settlements, and fortresses. Play-Well’s Jedi instructors reinforce key engi-
                                                                                   neering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, eccentric
                                                                                   motion and more as students tap into the powerful forces of imagination
                                                                                   and engineering
                                                                                   Week 7: July 27-31; Cost: $310

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minecraft                                                                  Energy Blast: Electrons, Photons, and Protons!
  Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO! Build a motorized walking Creeper,     Jump into this exciting electrical adventure and survive the circuit maze!
  a terrifying Ghast, and a motorized Minecart! This project-based           Be amazed as we fish for feathers with electrons and conduct hair
  course, designed by Play-Well instructors, combines the basic format       raising experiments with an electrostatic generator. Discover the light
  of our core engineering-themed programs based on the world of Mine-        properties of colors, use a prism to separate the wavelengths of light,
  craft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineer-     and mix things up with a Technicolor Blender. Watch an underwater
  ing, and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects.     volcano demonstrate the properties of heat and bounce with Boinks
  Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with         while connecting with kinetic energy.
  Minecraft or LEGO.                                                         Week 3: June 29-July 2 (closed July 3); Cost: $250
  Week 8: August 3-7; Cost: $310
                                                                             crazy chemistry
  ninja-neering                                                              Use your hands as a real Mad Scientist in this whirlwind class on how
  Master the world of Ninjago by becoming a Ninjaneer! Tame the Ice          a lab works! Students will learn to recognize chemical reactions and
  Dragon, motorize your Blade Cycle, design the Dark Fortress, and hone      mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results. We will
  your Spinjitzu battle skills! In this advanced LEGO course, Ninjaneer-     explore the pH extremes with our Reaction Tubes in what is sure to be
  ing masters will learn real world concepts in physics, engineering, and    a popping experience! Create slime using the Mad Science recipe, and
  architecture while exploring the fantasy world of Ninjago.                 then enter the Slime Olympics to test your polymers. Probe the proper-
  Week 1: June 15-19; Cost: $310                                             ties of light and explore some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark
                                                                             technology! We will melt metal in boiling water and freeze water with
                                                                             just a breath of dry ice!
                                                                             Week 1: June 15-19; Cost: $300
  mad science© camps
                                                                             wacky wonders
  phenomenol physics                                                         Explore the science behind everything! We will learn the science behind
  Gravity… Inertia… Centripetal Force… who could ever imagine that an        optical illusions, magic tricks, and movie effects. We will discover how
  introduction to physics could be so much fun? We’ll experience these       and why the toys we all know and love work the way they do. We
  awesome forces, learn about the atoms and molecules and build some         will use science to explain how we can stay connected with friends
  cool devices! Use a vortex generator to create air pockets with a punch,   and family over long distances. Science will help solve the mystery of
  and levitate ping-pong balls in defiance of gravity. Learn how combina-    chemistry! With hands-on activities we will explore mysterious mixtures
  tions of shapes like triangles, cylinders, and arches make sturdy homes,   and surprising solutions. We will need to put our mystery solving skills
  bridges, and skyscrapers. And then explore the science of flight. Take     to the test as we use science to solve the mystery of Mr. Baker’s stolen
  home something at the end of each class such as a skyhawk plane, silly     cookie recipe. After we help solve this tasty mystery, we will learn
  putty, and a drag racer.                                                   about the science of our taste buds and get interactive experience with
  Week 2: June 22-26; Cost: $300                                             blind taste tests!
                                                                             Week 7: July 27-31; Cost: $300

                                                                             FRESHi GAMES & FILMS CAMPs

                                                                             video game design 1 (grades 4-5)
                                                                             Beginning game developers work in pairs to conceive, design and build
                                                                             their own original computer game from scratch. Everything created
                                                                             for their game is original to the team—the characters, the action, the
                                                                             background, the music and the format. Participants learn the funda-
                                                                             mental game elements and build a single platform game that can be
                                                                             shared with friends on-line. Every team completes a game by the end of
                                                                             the program. Week 4: July 6-10; Cost: $300

                                                                             video game design 2 (grades 4-5)
                                                                             This is an advanced game design class that is intended for developers who
                                                                             have taken Freshi game classes in the past. Each student works on his or
                                                                             her own computer. The participants learn advanced game types, animations
                                                                             and effects-applied 2D games. All completed work will be posted on-line or
                                                                             can be downloaded to a personal thumb drive on the last day.
                                                                             Week 5: July 13-17; Cost: $300

  earth trek
  In our exploration of the earth, you will discover many things. Inves-
  tigate the power of force by testing your strength against an electro-
  magnet. Uncover how rocks and gems are formed and peek beneath
  the earths' crust. Test your earthquake knowledge with a shake table
  experiment and erupt your very own volcano. Dive into our discussion
  of the ocean and sea life by bringing 3-D sea creatures home with you.
  Learn how to take a cast of an animal track and take home your own
  experiment set!
  Week 8: August 3-7; Cost: $300

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Pedaling along                                                                   Bike Camp 1

bike cAMP                                                                        Bike Camp 1 is the perfect place to start for those who are confident
                                                                                 bicycle riders but who have limited or no street-riding experience. This
                                                                                 week will focus on how to bicycle effectively and to go from a beginning
general information                                                              to intermediate level of riding. Participants will learn biking and street
ENTERING GRADES 4-9                                                              riding skills to use their bikes to get around town. Students are given
Pedaling Along is a bicycle camp for proficient riders (i.e., know how to        the first day to learn these skills and practice before embarking on the
ride a bike and have good control) with limited or no experience riding          first daylong ride the second day. Routes are mostly flat with intermedi-
on the street or with a group.                                                   ate level hills and cover 10-25 miles a day (depending on the ability of
                                                                                 the group) to all kinds of fun destinations.
Before entering the streets, participants learn vehicular riding skills (i.e.,
learn rules of the road and traffic laws) and basic bike handling skills         Bike Camp 2
on a safe blacktop area. Once each group is ready, they will continue            This camp is a fine start for more experienced riders who have street
their learning on the roads around the Bay Area, riding to fun destina-          riding experience or are ready to move up from Bike Camp 1. The focus
tions (parks, beaches, etc.). Throughout the week students will get the          of the week is using a bicycle as a means of transportation. Participants
chance to learn about conditioning, diet, bicycle maintenance, and other         learn more advanced skills and are challenged with more intermedi-
aspects of cycling.                                                              ate and longer rides (15-30 miles a day). Daily rides include trips into
                                                                                 Berkeley, Richmond, Piedmont, Oakland, Alameda and perhaps San
This camp is led by an experienced director, with support from veteran           Francisco if all riders are ready.
bicycle staff. There are always instructors acting as lead and sweep
riders.                                                                          Beginning Mountain Biking
                                                                                 Prerequisite: Bike Camp 2 or instructor approval
Each day is very physically challenging. Students will be riding for a           Required: Mountain bike with all terrain tires and at least 18 gears
minimum of five hours a day. It is recommended that participants keep            (but the more gears the better!). Bikes must be in good condition; front
evening activates to a minimum: a good dinner, shower, and sleep.                suspension is desirable.
All camps (except Beginning Mountain Biking- see description) require a          All rides start and end from our meeting spot at Oceanview Elemen-
good quality bike with AT LEAST 12 gears. Please be sure that the bike           tary School. The rides to and from trails are on the streets and require
fits the camper well. Heavy bikes are discouraged. If a camper arrives           some traffic riding experience. Each full day of trail riding is thrilling and
with an inadequate bike s/he will not be able to participate in this camp.       sometimes demanding with most destinations in the East Bay hills.
Also, all cyclist are requires to have a properly fitting helmet and bike
                                                                                 Once in the hills we focus on developing safe, healthy skills to help
gloves. All bikes must be safety inspected by a certified mechanic. Most
                                                                                 riders venture out into nature with confidence. Each participant will
bike shops offer free or low cost inspections.
                                                                                 learn to ride well on our local trails through preparation, skill building,
                                                                                 and smart decision-making. Finally, riders will learn how to approach
Time: 9:30am - 4:30pm
                                                                                 different surfaces and obstacles through planning, power, and timing to
Location: Oceanview School, 1000 Jackson Street, Albany
                                                                                 ensure success.
Weekly Cost: $300
                                                                                    Session Dates               GRADE      BIKE 1     BIKE 2   MT. BIKE
E-mail abutler@ymca-cba.org to ask about early dropoff and late
pickup.                                                                             Week 4: July 6-10            4-9         •
Separate Bike Camp forms are also required; they are available at the
                                                                                    Week 5: July 13-17           5-9                    •
registration desk and online.                                                       Week 6: July 20-24           5-9                               •
                                                                                    Week 7: July 27-31           4-9         •
                                                                                    Week 8: August 3-7           5-9                    •

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leadership CAMP
  lEADER IN TRAINING Program (LIT)                                               COUNSELOR iN tRAINING (cit)
  Entering grades 8-11                                                           Entering grades 8-11
  The Leader in Training program is for young people who are interested          Are you ready to take the next step in what it takes to be a camp
  in learning how to work with children in summer camps. Being a camp            counselor? The Counselor In Training program is designed for the more
  counselor is a lot of work and the LIT program will allow teens to really      experienced teen to develop his or her leadership skills in working with
  see what it is all about. This full day program is designed to give teens      children. Acceptance into the CIT program is contingent on the approval
  opportunities to acquire valuable job skills, work with children and adults    of the Leadership Program Coordinator. All CIT program applicants must
  of all ages and backgrounds, and meet other young people. The Leadership       successfully complete a session of the Leader-in-Training program in the
  Program Coordinator provides supervision and training. YMCA camp staff         current or previous summer.
  also provides direct supervision at the different Summer Day Camps. It is
  expected that LITs will enjoy themselves, but this is not intended to be a     When registering, participants must complete a separate CIT application
  teen camp.                                                                     which is available at the front desk or online.

  The LIT program is a FULL DAY program. Part of the day will be spent in        After approval, participants can sign up for a one-week session and
  trainings and observations with the Leadership Program Coordinator, and        commit to a half-day shift in the morning (8am-12:30pm) or afternoon
  the other part will be directly working in the camp. Topics include child      (12:30-5pm). Shifts may be adjusted due to field trip times and some
  development, safety, conflict resolution, discipline, communication and        shifts may not be available. CIT's must attend one of these CIT
  clarification of a LIT’s role with campers and staff. LITs also learn songs,   trainings prior to their session start date:
  games, tricks for leading activities and attention-getters to use with           • June 18, 1:30-4:30pm; or
  campers. To maintain the integrity of this program teens are required to         • July 16, 1:30-4:30pm.
  attend the full 2 weeks in order to successfully complete the program.
                                                                                 Cost: per half-day session: $60; Week 3: $48
  When registering, participants must also complete a separate LIT               Time: Half Day - 8am-12:30pm; OR 12:30pm - 5pm
  application which is available at the front desk or online.                    Location: Assigned by Coordinator

  Cost per two-week session: Session 1: $200; Sessions 2 & 3: $225                Session Dates                CIT     LIT
  Time: 9am-5pm
  Location: Oceanview School Multipurpose Room, 1000 Jackson, Albany              Week 2 June 22 - 26           •
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  Session 1: June 22-July 2 (closed July 3)                                       Week 3 June 29 - July 2*      •
  Session 2: July 6-17                                                            Week 4 July 6 - 10            •
  Session 3: July 20-31                                                                                                 •
                                                                                  Week 5 July 13 - 17           •
                                                                                  Week 6 July 20 - 24           •
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                                                                                  Week 7 July 27 - 31           •
                                                                                  Week 8 August 3 - 7           •
                                                                                  Week 9 August 10 - 14         •
                                                                                  Week 10 August 17 - 21        •

                                                                                 *Closed July 3

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