Camping at the Y offers an Experience for children and teens, not just care.
Exploring nature, swimming, shooting bows & arrows and making new friends are just some aspects of the experience of participating in Day Camp. As summer approaches, the Soundview Y reminds parents that camping is a unique and invaluable experience for children and teens.
At Day Camp through the Y, campers will try things they have never tried before, build a relationship with our caring staff or a new friend, and of course, HAVE LOTS OF FUN! Following the Y’s Core Values – caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, we enjoy nature, play games, learn songs, develop new skills, and we experience camp!
According to our friends at the Y, there are five reasons why kids should experience summer camp:
- ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about a wide variety of fun adventures and new experiences, and especially exploring the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure for every child and teen.
- HEALTHY FUN: Day and resident camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of nutrition to help improve their eating habits.
- PERSONAL GROWTH: While being away from the routine back home, youth have a chance to learn new skills and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges.
- NEW FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, field trips, arts & crafts and talent shows, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships.
- MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories and stories that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of stories to share!
The Soundview Y provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, and their parents, at our Traditional Day Camp and our School’s Out For Summer Specialty Camp.
To ensure that every child and teen has the chance to go to camp, the Soundview YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need. We believe that no one should be turned away because of their inability to pay. Come, let us help!
The Best Summer Ever!
Summer Day Camp
Summer is an ideal time for children to get out and explore. A chance to enjoy recreational and educational activities that help them learn, grow and thrive. Do you remember your best summer ever? Was your best summer a combination of exploration, activity, education, friends and fun? For families looking to keep their children’s minds and bodies active, the Y can give them an adventurous, active and healthy summer.
We are committed to helping your child have The Best Summer Ever. At Camp Nonoma, there is something for every interest and for all children ages 3-15. We pride ourselves on offering a variety of activities that keep campers engaged, busy, and active throughout the day. Each activity period is 35 minutes long giving campers plenty of time to enjoy multiple activities every day. Campers are encouraged to try new activities and learn new skills including: Swimming, Sports, 2 Gaga Pits, Group Games, Nature, Songs/Skits, Reading Games, Zip Line and the Low Ropes Course.
We believe that all children should know how to be safe in and around the water so we offer free swim lessons twice a week for our campers grades Pre-K through 1 and for a minimal fee for our older campers. Pre-K– Grade 3 also get a special event every week, while Grades 4-9 get to attend at least one field trip per week! Grades 2-9 also get to partake in archery, zip-lining and use our ropes course! This summer, we hope to add some really fun activities for our campers to enjoy, including: a new high and low ropes element and a brand new basketball court and indoor 3 story high indoor play scape for our campers to play on! We can’t wait for you to join us!
To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Summer Camp Brochure or call the Y.
To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! 2018 Camp Registration Packet If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization
For day-to-day program details, please review our Summer Camp Handbook.
If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building and problem solving skills. To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2018
The Best Summer Ever!
Hi-Rock is THE sleepaway camp for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.
YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleepaway camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.
For more information about our camp programs, please visit our website at: camphirock.org.