Summer Days: Your Child’s Day Camp Experience
The Y recognizes that while camp gives children an opportunity to gain new skills and perspectives through experiences, it is also an opportunity to advance their love of academic learning. Everyday campers will have specific time set aside for reading and fun academic games that will increase their self-confidence and build on the skills they obtained the previous academic year.
A variety of meal options will be available to all campers providing them with a healthy and delicious lunch.
A Typical Day at Camp YMCA at Rider
We are planning many fun small and large group activities. The schedule will keep the campers interested, engaged and energized throughout the day, but don’t be surprised if they come home tired!
- 7:30 to 8:30 am….. Before Care (Campers should arrive by 8:30 am)
- 8:30 to 8:45 am ….. Opening Ceremony
- 9:00 to 9:20 am….. Small Group Meeting
- 9:30 to 10:30 am….. Swimming
- 10:45 to 11:45 am….. Academic Enrichment/Reading Round Up
- 12:00 to 1:00 pm….. Lunch
- 1:15 to 2:00 pm….. Tennis
- 2:15 to 3:00 pm….. Theme Week Activity
- 3:15 to 4:00 pm….. Arts & Crafts
- 4:15 to 5:00 pm….. Super Science
- 5:00 to 6:00 pm….. After Care
- This is a sample schedule and is subject to change.
Week One (June 24-28)
A fun week of ice breakers and team building.
Week Two (July 1-5)
Our Country Tis of Thee
Campers will learn fun facts about the history of our nation while making special art projects and taking trips to local historic landmarks and sites. (Closed July 4 & 5.)
Week Three (July 8-12)
Super Science Week
Campers will engage in science-themed games, experiments, and science lab. Did somebody say “Let’s make a mess”
Week Four (July 15-19)
Campers will learn how to follow clues to unmask the secrets of our greatest mysteries.
Week Five (July 22-26)
Learn more about world cultures and traditions and the history that makes us all unique.
Week Six (July 29-August 2)
Team Spirit Week
Campers show team pride, share their chants, and support/compete in team challenges
Week Seven (August 5-9)
Let’s go Camping
Get the outdoor experience by learning to pitch a tent and survival tactics. Somebody bring the marshmallows
Week Eight (August 12-16
Campers become a character in a book or an author. They will have a ball acting out their favorite chapters! Parents are invited on Friday for a special afternoon performance.
Week Nine (August 19-23)
Special activities to capture memorable moments. Final camp trip