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Registration for Preschool Summer Camp opens with Spring Session Registration (Members: Feb. 16th | Non-Members: Feb. 19th).


 

School Age Summer Day Camp

Whether your child is interested in exploring, creating, competing or learning, Summer Camp at the Y offers the perfect solution. We provide a safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, make lasting friendships, and above all, have fun!

2024 CAMP INFORMATION

Grades: PreK through 6th grade (must be 5 years old by September 1, 2024 and fully potty-trained.)

Days: Monday-Friday; June 10, 2024-August 16, 2024

Time: School Age Camp: 7:00AM-6:00PM

Cost: Members: $210 per week | Non-Members: $230 per week; $50 non-refundable deposit. NEW for 2024: cost includes weekly Kona Ice/Dairy Queen special treat!

 

 

2024 WEEKS & THEMES

  • Week 1: 6/10-6/14: Camp Rose Rocks and Rolls
  • Week 2: 6/17-6/21: Under the Sea
  • Week 3: 6/24-6/28: Aloha Summer - *Field Trip Day: PNC Park, Pittsburgh  - Grades 3rd-6th Week 3 Field Trip Registration
     
  • Week 4: 7/1-7/5: Christmas in July
  • Week 5: 7/8-7/12: Heroes and Villains - *Field Trip Day: Fun Fore All - Grades K-6th
    Week 5 Field Trip Registration
  • Week 6: 7/15-7/19: Disney Magic
  • Week 7: 7/22-7/26: Safari Adventure - *Field Trip Day: Keystone Safari - Grades K-2nd
    Week 7 Field Trip Registration
     
  • Week 8: 7/29-8/2: Space Expedition
  • Week 9: 8/5-8/9: Battle of Camp Rose
  • Week 10: 8/12-8/16: Wizardly World of Camp Rose

*Field Trip Day means that on a select day within a camp week a field trip will be offered to all campers. Field trips will cost an additional fee (more information coming soon). Any child who decides not to attend a field trip must find alternative care. No camp will be offered on this select day except to those who participate in the field trip. No discounts will be provided for campers who do not attend camp on Field Trip Days.

PARENT HANDBOOK

View camp rules, daily packing list, and more!

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CAMP ADD-ONS AND SNACK SHACK

Camp Add-Ons will return for 2024! Give your camper an extra dose of camp by signing up for one of our Camp Add-Ons! Note that a camper must be attending camp the week they choose an add-on.

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Snack Shack is returning this year! Purchase a Snack Shack Card below so your camper can grab an extra snack each day when the Snack Shack cart rolls around!

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MEET CAMP ROSE LEADERSHIP!

Barb Yacobucci, Head of Camp Rose

Barb is so excited to enter into her 3rd summer overseeing Camp Rose operations. Barb graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Health and Physical Education with minors in coaching and aquatics. Before her role as the Youth and Family Director at Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA, Barb has worked in summer camp leadership as a Summer Camp Director for YMCA onsite and offsite camps in North Carolina. Barb has also held roles as a Health and Physical Education Teacher, Realtor, and restaurant upper management. Barb is passionate about fostering positive relationships with the youth and families that she serves. Barbs favorite part about Camp is providing the start of friendships and summer memories that will last a lifetime, and giving campers an opportunity for personal growth and self-confidence while providing them fun, safe, educational and recreational activities! Barb lives in Cranberry with her husband, Nate and their two dogs – a Black Lab named Slugger, and a Golden Retriever named Nittany. Outside of work, Barb loves watching Penn State Football, Traveling – especially to Hilton Head Island, and spending time with her nephews!

Christian DePolo, Camp Coordinator

Mr. Christian DePolo has been working with children his entire career. He holds a certification as a registered behavioral technician and is currently working towards a bachelor's degree in Middle-level Math Education. Mr. Christian has been working for the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA for 3 years in numerous roles. For the last year, he has been thrilled to serve as the sports and camp coordinator for the Youth & Family department. Mr. Christian grew up in Butler, PA before moving to the North Hills, and he loves being so close to the city of Pittsburgh!  In addition to working at the YMCA, Mr. Christian spends his free time coaching club volleyball in Pittsburgh, going to new coffee shops, and spending time with his friends. Mr. Christian’s educational Philosophy is that every child is special and deserves an environment that caters to their physical, mental, emotional, and social growth. To achieve this, he strives to establish a secure and stimulating learning environment where students feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, taking risks, and can reach their full potential.


SCHOOL AGE CAMP FAQ

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about YMCA Summer Day Camp

Costs, Discounts, & Registration

How much does camp cost?

$210 per week for members, $230 for non-members; $50 weekly non-refundable deposit due at registration. Must be a Member of the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA or Butler YMCA at the time of registration to receive Member pricing. *no sibling discount

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! We work hard to ensure that no child is turned away from camp for financial reasons. To fill out an application, click here! Scholarship application must be submitted by May 1, 2024 for the potential discounted rate to be applied to camp.

When are fees due?

The deposit is due at the time of registration and the remaining balance is scheduled for the Tuesday prior to each week attending. If you need a payment schedule set up, please email camprose@bcfymca.org.

What is the cancellation policy?

You may cancel registration the Monday before starting the following week of camp (7 day minimum notice). Deposits are non-refundable. If we are not informed of your cancellation until it is within 7 days of the week of camp, a full week of camp will be charged.

Do you offer part-time/partial weeks?

Not at this time.

How do I register my child for camp?

You can register online or in-house beginning January 22, 2024.  Register Here

 

Camp Activities, Schedules, and Food

 

What are the procedures for pick-up and drop-off?

Drop-Off: 7:00AM-9:00AM  |  Pick-Up: 4:00PM-6:00PM
 

Camp will be held at the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA. Children should be dropped off and picked up each day at the YMCA pavilion at their designated time. Children must be signed in and out of camp each day. At pick-up, parents/guardians will pull up to the pavilion, have their ID checked and their camper will be called for dismissal.

 

Anyone picking up their child after the designated pick-up times, listed above, will be charged a $10.00 late fee per 10 minutes per child. After 30 minutes if we are unable to contact the guardians, emergency contact, or anyone on their pick-up list we will contact the police to assist with contacting their guardians. If there is an emergency or you know that you will be late please call the YMCA at 724-452-9122 to let staff know.

Youth Pick Up Authorization

Adults you wish to be authorized to pick-up your camper must be entered into the Authorized Pick-Up section during camp registration or by logging into your member account and updating authorized pick-ups.

What kind of activities will my child participate in?

We are commited to engaging in promoting team building, friendship skills, games and creative activities.

Do campers go on field trips?

Camp Rose hosts huge events with onsite entertainment, from large water slides to petting zoos, we have TONS of fun! NEW for 2024: Each grade will have at least one off-site field trip this summer!

Will my child make friends at camp?

Yes! Our camp's focus is on social-emotional learning support and friendship skills. What does that mean? Our camp is designed to encourage character development and promote friendship building. Feeling like you belong is crucial to the success of youth and is a high focus throughout our daily lessons. 

Will my child be swimming?

Yes, typically campers swim daily, weather permitting! We know that the pool is one of the best places for youth to make friends and develop confidence around water, so we will be swimming every day. We will be following the YMCA's Safety Around Water Program to help youth learn essential water safety skills. For more information about water safety at camp, click here.

What will my child learn this summer?

Campers will learn social-emotional strategies, many new games and activities, and ways to connect to the world outside of technology.

Is food provided?

You must provide a breakfast (if needed), packed lunch, water, and snacks for your child. If a camper comes without a lunch, parent will be charged a $5 lunch fee to their billing method on file if a lunch cannot be dropped off prior to the camper's assigned lunch time.

Each week of camp, campers will create fun food and snacks through our Kids Can Cook program. We will work with any allergies your child has. We also provide optional days to purchase Kona Ice and other fun food services which will be communicated several days prior to the start of camp week.

 

Snack Shack* is returning this year! For $5, any child can purchase a Snack Shack pass which gives them five snacks they can get from the Snack Shack. *Requires separate registration that will be sent to you when registration opens.

What does my child bring to camp?
  • backpack
  • tennis shoes
  • sunscreen
  • water
  • packed lunch
  • swimsuit
  • towel
  • breakfast (if needed)
  • snacks
  • extra pair of clothes
Can my child's lunch be refrigerated or heated up?

A lunch should be sent daily in a bag or insulated lunch cooler marked with your child’s name. We do not have the ability to refrigerate or heat up lunch items. Don't forget to pack utensils, too!

 

Staff and Safety

 

Who can pick up my child?

For your protection, only persons authorized in writing by the parents on the Authorized Release Form may pick up your child with valid identification. Staff will question anyone who is unfamiliar to them and ask for identification to check their authorization. Anyone without proper authorization will be stopped from taking the child. In an emergency, or if we do not have prior written consent, you will be contacted by a Summer Camp Staff to authorize a verbal release.

Does my child need to bring sunscreen?

Yes, your child must bring sunscreen. We recommend wearing sunscreen to camp every morning. Campers will be encouraged and monitored by staff to re-apply sunscreen a minimum of two times during our camp day. We encourage the use of hats or other sun protective gear. Counselors are not permitted to apply sunscreen to campers.

Who are your staff members/counselors?

The Y recruits mature and capable staff to work in our programs. We count on each of them to be a role model to our campers and to teach campers the Y’s core values—respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.

All camp staff members are carefully screened and selected based on:

  • Experience, skills, and abilities
  • Certifications and education
  • Character
  • Enthusiasm
  • Love of working with children

All Day Camp staff members attend a mandatory and comprehensive pre-camp training program.

Most of our Day Camp staff work for the Y year-round in our Youth & Family Department.

Camp staff is there to serve the children and their families. Families are encouraged to share as much information as possible about the child to make the child’s time in the Day Camp as pleasant as possible.

How do you handle medications?

Medications must be in the original prescribed container with the child’s name and dosage. Parents will fill out a medication form that will remain with the child’s counselor. Epi-Pens and Inhalers will be able to stay with the child’s counselor in the grades’ camp backpack in a labeled baggy. Other medications that need to be given during camp hours may be stored in the Youth and Family Director’s office and be given at the prescribed time. All medication given will be signed off with dosage amount and time given with staff initials.

Can my child attend camp if they have social, emotional, or behavioral needs attend camp?

Depending on your child's condition, your child may attend summer camp. However, we ask that your child be provided the same support they are required to receive in the public school system. Please reach out to Barb Yacobucci with any additional questions byacobucci@bcfymca.org.

 

Preschool Summer Day Camp

Little Learners are 3 days per week, and Mini Movers are 2 days per week (alternating weeks). Registration for Preschool Summer Camp opens with Spring Session Registration (Members: Feb. 16th | Non-Members: Feb. 19th).

Register now

 

2024 CAMP INFORMATION

Ages: 3-6 years old, must be fully potty trained.

Days: Monday-Friday; June 10-August 16, 2024

Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM

Cost (per week):
• Little Learners: Members: $80/Non-Members: $110
• Mini Movers: Members: $55/Non-Members: $75

Registration: will open with Spring Session Registration on Feb. 16th for Members and Feb. 19th for Non-Members.

2024 WEEKS & THEMES

  • Week of 6/10: Little Learners Outstanding Oceans
  • Week of 6/17: Mini Movers Soccer Superstars
  • Week of 6/24: Little Learners Firecracker Fun
  • Week of 7/1: Mini Movers Musical Movers
  • Week of 7/8: Little Learners Disney Dreams
  • Week of 7/15: Mini Movers Standout Sluggars
  • Week of 7/22: Little Learners Creative Campers
  • Week of 7/29: Mini Movers Crazy Carnival
  • Week of 8/5: Little Learners Amazing Animals
  • Week of 8/12: Mini Movers Parachute Pirates

PARENT HANDBOOK

View camp rules, daily packing list, and more!

VIEW HANDBOOK

 

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