Summer Camp FAQ

Find the answers to our most frequently asked questions about summer camp.

Costs, Discounts, & Registration

  • Butler
    • $155/week, $145 Sibling Discount

Yes! We work hard to ensure that no child is turned away from camp for financial reasons. To fill out application, click here! 

CCIS Funding is welcomed as well.

There will be no deposit this year. The payment is scheduled on the Friday before each week attending.

Payments can be made weekly, monthly, or you can pay for the whole summer in advance.

If you withdraw from camp, you will be charged a $20 withdrawal fee for every week you were registered for.

Butler - Not at this time.

 

South Butler - Yes

  • 3-day rate is M/W/F only
  • 2-day rate is T/TH only

Register online by clicking here or contact our Child Care Business Coordinator at: pfife@bcfymca.org 

Camp Activities, Schedules, and Food

Campers will participate in 4 daily activities (Games, Art, Music and Environment). Campers will also get to experience hiking on the trails and fishing off the fishing dock as added bonuses!

We are planning three field trips this summer, but are subject to change.

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. 

Yes. Two days a week we will return to the YMCA early to swim. The other three days the splash pad will be available to use along with other games!

Our camp is designed to promote social-emotional and physical development. Our campers learn from our daily activities that are based off of our theme of the week! The campers will be having fun engaging in activities and they won’t even realize learning has taken place! 

Butler - Breakfast and PM snack are provided to campers. You must provide a healthy, packed lunch for your child each day.

South Butler - PM Snack is provided to campers. You must provide a healthy, packed lunch for your child each day including drinks. **Please note: We do not have running water at the pavilion, so please make sure your child has enough water to last throughout the day. 

*****Please note: You must have a healthy NUT FREE lunch for your child each day!******

  • Backpack
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Packed lunch
  • Towel
  • Water play shoes

Staff and Safety

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 Childcare Department

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 will be locked in the camp director’s camp backpack and given at the prescribed time. All medication given will be signed off with dosage amount and time given with staff initials.

On extremely hot days, please send extra water. We will conduct activities under the pavilion to provide shade.

Butler - For inclement weather (severe storms), camp will be held at the Butler YMCA. Parents will be notified by 5:00am same day via the Remind App (this App will be mandatory for all camp parents to download this year for improved communication). In this case, pick-up and drop-off will be at the Butler YMCA. 

South Butler - Day Camp will remain outside rain or shine! The pavilion is covered on three sides to protect us from inclement weather. In the case of severe storms, we will seek shelter in SEBCO pool’s changing rooms or the bathrooms at the park.

We're so glad to hear that. You can make a difference in a child's life, make new friends, and create lifelong memories while working at the Y!

We are hiring for head counselors, counselors, and junior counselors. To apply, visit our employment page. 

Communication

Butler - Christina Braden, School Age Child Care Director; cbraden@bcfymca.org, (724) 287-4733 ext. 137

South Butler - Jenny Vidra, South Butler Site Director; jvidra@bcfymca.org, (724) 352-4541

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