Sports Camps 2015

Our Philosophy:

Sports Camps are YMCA Day Camps that offer sports related and team building activities, that allow us to build confidence, self esteem, and tomorrow’s leaders.  Sports Camps follow the values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility as part of our everyday activities.  Sports camps are licensed by the City of North Adams Board of Health.  With our trained, caring, and  responsible staff, each day bring a new adventure.

 

THE NECESSITIES

*  Hot Lunch Will Be Provided! *

Please label everything that your child brings to camp.  The Y is not responsible for lost or stolen items.  Each day children should bring a backpack with the following items in it each day:  bathing suit and towel, sunscreen, light jacket and/or raincoat, sweatshirt, 2 snacks, WATER BOTTLE, and sneakers/enclosed shoes. (Plus specific items listed under Camp Descriptions.)

Parents are required to apply sunscreen to their campers before camp each morning.  Parents are also responsible for sending a bottle of sunscreen everyday with their child. Each camper will be instructed to apply sunscreen regularly throughout the day.  The camp Staff recognizes that some children may need assistance putting on sunscreen.  Staff will apply sunscreen to visible parts of the body.

Please note that since our camps are outdoor camps, children will be outside – please dress for the weather.  Also, please send your child/children in clothing that can get dirty while playing outdoors!  Please leave items such as radios, cell phones, electronic equipment, expensive jewelry, nice clothing and valuables at home.

 

TUITION/TIMES

Sports Camps take place 9:00am – 4:00pm

$75 per session.

 

SESSION DATES

SteepleCats Baseball Camp: July 6th – July 10th

All Sports Camp: July 13th – July 17th

SteepleCats Baseball Camp: July 20th – July 24th

Swim Camp: July 27th – July 31st

 

SPORTS CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

SteepleCats Baseball Camp 7-12 yrs
Location: Brayton Field
Instructors: SteepleCats
Items to Bring: Glove and hat (bats opt.)
Description: They’re Back! The SteepleCats Baseball camp will feature instruction on all parts of the game including hitting, fielding, throwing, base running, and other related activities.  Campers will play games daily to practice their new skills.

YMCA All Sports Camp 7-12 yrs
Location: Brayton Field , YMCA Gym & Pool
Instructors: NBYMCA Sports Camp Staff
Items to Bring: sneakers, sun screen, water bottle
Description: During this camp we will be playing games like basketball, Frisbee, flag football, soccer, tag, relay races, and other activities.  This will be a team building camp that will allow participants to learn about new activities and staying active.

Swim Camp 7-12 yrs

Location: YMCA Pool
Instructor: NBYMCA Sports Camp Staff
Items to bring: Bathing Suit, towel, goggles.
Description:Campers will learn the four basic strokes: crawl stroke, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly stroke. In addition, campers will learn starting and turning of each stroke. Water Polo will also be a part of the curriculum during the week.

RAIN DAY POLICY

Please keep in mind that we make every effort to remain outdoors during camp.  Children should bring raincoats/sweatshirts to protect themselves from the weather.      However, when inclement weather prevents camp from taking place outdoors all children should be dropped off at the YMCA.  LIKE US ON FACEBOOK OR CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

ENROLLMENT:

Monday through Friday

REGISTRATION:

To register your child for YMCA Sports Camp we need to receive full payment the Wednesday before camp begins.  Payment can be made to the front desk of the Northern Berkshire YMCA.

We accept checks, cash, debit and credit cards (no American Express or Discover). The YMCA also offers financial aid to any qualifying camper.  We do offer Electronic Fund Transfers that pull funds from your debit or credit card each week to pay for camps.  Failure to pay for camp the Wednesday before camp  begins will result in a $20 late fee or the possibility of camp being filled.  There will be no refunds for children removed from the program for behavior of disciplinary reasons.

Campers must complete the enclosed registration form and attach a copy of your child’s most recent  physical and immunizations.  Children without completed forms will not be admitted to the Northern Berkshire YMCA Camps.  Only one set of forms are needed per camper, as the forms will be used for the whole summer.