Frequently Asked Questions for YWCA Kids Place Summer Day Camp Program
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Tuition includes weekly field trips, weekly swimming, all supplies, sunscreen, guest speakers, and a t-shirt.
Yes. A nonrefundable deposit of $25/camper/week is due at registration. Deposits will later be credited toward that week’s tuition.
The remaining tuition is due in full the Wednesday before your camper’s next scheduled week of attendance via Auto Pay withdrawal. Tuition must be current on Monday for campers to participate in the program.
Yes. Auto pay is a requirement for enrollment. You can change your payment information at any time via your Parent Portal.
No. Tuition payments will not be accepted on-site.
If enrolled in a YWCA Kids Place school year program, tuition payments must be current to register for summer.
Any outstanding balances from last summer’s program must be paid in full before registering.
YES! PFCC is accepted for applicants approved by your County’s Department of Job and Family Services. You must demonstrate active application and register and pay your $25 weekly deposit. Deposits will be credited toward your copay or if your copay is $0, refunded to you.
For families seeking to enroll for camp using PFCC, before registering please reach out to YWCA Kids Place Administrator in your community:
May 13, 2022
Last day for any changes, substitutions, or cancellations. After this date, all weeks registered will require payment in full regardless of attendance.
Each Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Payment for camp is due the Wednesday before the week of attendance. See the tuition agreement for specific dates.
Yes. Parents and guardians may add weeks at any time throughout the summer as long as space is available. A minimum of one week’s notice is required so that we can be sure adequate staffing is in place.
The last day for changes, substitutions, cancellations, or tuition refunds is May 13, 2022, at 6:00 PM. Registrations completed after May 13th do not have the option for any changes, substitutions, cancellations or tuition refunds. All withdraws made after May 13th will have tuition withdrawn regardless of attendance.
Our summer program does not cover all of summer break because we need to be out of the school building so that the school district can clean and prepare the building for the start of school year.
EVENT, FIELD TRIP & SWIMMING QUESTIONS
Yes. Field trips will take place weekly. Parent and guardians will be informed of any changes to the schedule listed on the signed permission form. There is no option for care at the program site during the time of a field trip. On all field trips, campers must wear the provided t-shirts identifying the program. Parent and guardians should plan to arrive at site ahead of field trip departure times. Please visit your Parent Portal in the bulletins section for an up-to-date field trip schedule.
No, on-site childcare will be provided during the scheduled field trip or swim times and Lead Teachers will be implementing special “rainy day” activities with their groups to make up for the cancellation.
Yes. Camp swim days are in the process of being scheduled. Campers will be swimming with her/his assigned group. The camper’s swimming level (non-swimmer, beginner, intermediate, and advanced) should be indicated at the time of registration. A colored wristband indicating swimming level will be worn by each camper and used as a visual aid to help staff determine where a camper may go in the pool. The staff/camper ratio for any swimming activity is 1:15 or less, depending on pool requirements. Certified lifeguards are on duty during all swimming activities.
Tentative Swim Locations:
Gahanna Swimming Pool
148 Parkland Dr. Gahanna, OH 43230
Westerville Highlands Park Aquatic Center
245 S. Spring Rd. Westerville, OH 43081
You will select your child’s swim level during registration; however the pool will conduct a swim test and the results of the swim test will determine your child’s final swim level. Any child who does not wish to take the swim test will be listed as a “Non-Swimmer”.
No, the twice weekly swimming trips are so that the campers may participate in water play activities, they will not receive swim lessons.
Sunscreen is provided by the YWCA and applied for all campers before all outdoor activities.
We use Rocky Mountain sunscreen. After many months of research this sunscreen was chosen because it is water resistant, and doesn’t have harsh chemicals, making it better for campers with allergies. Further details are available on the registration instruction page in the EZ Child Track portal and attached to the Admin of Meds form for parents and guardians to read before completing sunscreen form. Parents and guardians can also supply their own sunscreen.
Outdoor play is a fundamental part of the day camp experience. Campers will be encouraged to go outside during morning and afternoon free choice play times. During the day, camp activities and field trips will occur outside on a daily basis. Sunscreen will be applied before participating in outside activities. On days when the heat index is extremely high, outdoor play will be limited or prohibited at the discretion of the camp director.
June 6 to June 10
From the Y-Ninja Warrior Challenge, to e-sports and yoga, join us for a safe and recreational week exploring sports from around the world. We’ll learn teambuilding, sportsmanship, and collaboration in a this fast-paced week focused on building kids’ character and physical fitness.
June 13 to June 17
Skyscrapers, bridges, catapults and more! Imagine, plan, and build your way through this week’s construction challenges from the daily mini builds to the camp-wide Big Build competition. Put on your hard hat and release your inner architect on this construction zone!
June 20 to June 24
Tracks & Trails
Walk, waddle, and wriggle in the footsteps of wild animals around the world! As YKP rangers, you will identify local fauna, uncover creepy crawlies, and trace animal tracks. Our wilderness adventure week will culminate in an epic nature scavenger hunt.
June 27 to July 1
Ooey, gooey, and a little gross… get ready to unleash your inner mad scientist! Get messy outdoors with a week of wacky experiments. From foamy formulas to slippery slime, there’s something for every age to love!
July 4 to July 8
Immerse yourself into a week of experiential learning as we explore the unique threads that contribute to America’s rich cultural heritage. Learn about traditions that reflect the fabric of America through music, food, and fun. This week wraps up with a classic favorite – a socially distanced patriotic parade.
July 11 to July 15
Try your hand at making old-school crafts and creations, then add an entrepreneurial twist by learning how to sell your products. Come create traditional camp crafts like God’s eyes and Friendship bracelets and newer craft crazes like duct tape art to sell at the camp’s Friday Craft Fair.
July 18 to July 22
Slip and slide your way through this wet and wild week! We’re diving into everything water, from studying all things under the sea to wacky water games, and our splashy spectacular Water World Olympics.
July 25 to July 29
Reimagine, innovate, and upcycle during this week of exciting eco-friendly activities. Design your own unique piece of art by repurposing everyday products, and enter your amazing creations in the Recycled Art Show.
DAILY PROGRAM QUESTIONS
Here is our sample daily schedule. The daily schedule of activities and breakfast/snack menu will be posted for families to review along with weekly swimming times, field trips, and special events. A typical day’s schedule includes:
7:00 AM- 9:30 AM
Morning snack; kids select from the following free choice activities, guided by staff – creative play, game room, outdoor play, learning lab, and more
9:30 AM-10:00 AM
Camp Opening Ceremony
Camp opening, camp songs, camp traditions, and announcements
10:00 AM-11:30 AM
YKP staff leads our campers through fun, engaging, hands-on activities carefully selected to complement the week’s theme
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
12:30 PM-2:45 PM
YKP staff lead our campers through fun, engaging, hands-on activities carefully selected to complement the week’s theme
2:45 PM-3:00 PM
Camp closing activities, announcements
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
Afternoon snack; kids select from the following free choice activities, guided by staff – creative play, game room, outdoor play, learning lab, and more
Yes. Please provide a nutritious lunch. Refrigeration and microwave are not available.
Campers are grouped by their birth date with consistent weekly grouping and staffing.
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Summer Day Camp Program Info, District Program Administrator
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