Summer Camps | Monthly Y Explorers: Entering 1st-4th Grade


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Y EXPLORERS IS THE SUMMER-LONG OPTION FOR SCHOOL AGE KIDS ENTERING 1ST-4TH GRADE. THE 2022 SESSION RUNS JUNE 6-AUGUST12.

2022 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT A Y SUMMER?

Taking a break from school does not mean kids' development is on vacation. Y Explorer campers enjoy a summer camp atmosphere at the Y and also take part in weekly field trips. Our days are filled with fun and educational experiences, time in our Splash Center as well as daily activities that focus on achievement, relationships and belonging. Come join us for the best summer ever! 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

To Register: Select "School Age Programs" on the Y Registration Page

Required Paperwork: Upon completion of online registration process, you will receive a welcome email with a link to download and complete the Required Participant Paperwork.  Email completed paperwork to ycamps@bismarckymca.org WITHIN ONE WEEK OF REGISTRATION.  

If you do not receive the welcome email within 24 hours of registration, please contact the YDC & School Age Program Director at alyssa.pfliger@bismarckymca.org. or by calling 701-751-9773.

2022 Y EXPLORERS WEEKLY THEMES

June 6-10: Hawaiian Hullabaloo - Aloha Summer! Kick off summer with a week of sun and fun enjoying island crafts, culture and games!

June 13-17 Animal Planet - Answer the call of the wild and explore a week of exotic animal adventures!

June 20-24: Holidays Around the World - Discover games and activities from across the world! We will be enjoying cultural experiences all week!

June 27-July 1: AquaAdventure - This wet and wild week is the perfect way to cool off on hot summer days. It will be a wacky water week complete with a trip to Raging Rivers!

July 5-8: USA!- Salute America's birthday with a weeklong patriotic celebration!

July 11-15: Imagination Destination - Every Camper is an inventor! We will put STEAM activities at your fingertips so your creative juices flow!

July 18-22: Teamwork-Campers will work together all week to complete challenges, teamwork makes the dreamwork!

July 25-29: Watermania - Don't miss out on our second and final water week! Pack your suit, goggles and towel for a week of water activities, games and field trips.

August 1-5: Carnival - Punch your ricket to a carnival extravaganza! Campers will design carnival games and activities for fellow campers to enjoy.

August 8-12: Summer Rewind -  We aren't ready to say goodbye but sumer is quickly coming to an end! Join us for our final week of camp where we will revisit all of the camper's favorite games and activities from the summer.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE (subject to change - please refer to weekly newsletters for updated information)

7:30-9:00am AM EXTENDED DAY

9:00-9:15am OPENING CEREMONY: camp assembly, energize activity, announcements

9:15-9:30am HUDDLE: small groups meet with counselor, discuss theme and core value for the day

9:30-10:30am PLUG IN: small groups work on various activities, skill development, games, STEM activities or Field Trips

10:30-11:30am ENERGIZE: Campers are engaged in outdoor activities including gaga ball, hiking or themed activity

12:00-1:00pm LUNCH: Campers have lunch and participate in songs, large group games (sack lunch will need to be brought from home)

1:00-2:00pm POWER UP: Campers pick activity of their choice, field trips

2:00-3:30pm PLUG IN: small groups work on various activities, skill development, games, STEM activities or field trips

3:30-3:50pm HUDDLE: small groups meet with counselor, discuss theme and core value for the day

3:50-4:00pm CLOSING CEREMONY: camp assembly, reflection activity, announcements for next day

4:00-5:30pm PM EXTENDED DAY

 

Breakfast and snack included; campers will need to bring a nutritious sack lunch each day.

Extended day hours included!

 

2022 Monthly Rate Plan

Members: $600/month

Non-Members: $665/month

$65 non-refundable Registration Fee due at time of registration

Cancellations: A 30-day notice is required to withdraw from YDC programming. Families are financially responsible for tuition for the 30 day period.  Program cancellations must be made through the YDC & School Age Program Coordinator.

 

LOCATION

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Located in the YMCA, south entrance)

1608 North Washington Street, Bismarck

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Alyssa Pfliger

701-751-9773

alyssa.pfliger@bismarckymca.org.

 

QUICK LINKS

YDC Parent Handbook



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