BEST SUMMER EVER 2017 YMCA CAMP

You Can Register online or by appointment
You may contact the Associate Executive Director, Stephanie Reinhart, at sreinhart@ymcatusc.org or (205) 345-9622 to set up an appointment to be registered between 9 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday. This is the best option if you have no computer access, have several questions about the program, or aren’t sure how online registration works.

Registration Fee: There is a $20 per child registration fee due at time of registration.

Cost: $125 per week

Daily Camp Hours

Drop off:   7:30am-8:45am
Camp 9am-5 pm
Pick up: 5 pm-5:30 pm

Weekly Payments and Payment Plans

All payments are required to be paid through electronic funds transfer via a checking account or credit card. Parents who choose to pay weekly will have their account debited on the first day of camp.

We also offer a payment plan that can be tailored to your specific family needs. The most common payment plan is a monthly draft either on the 10th or 25th of each month beginning at the time of camp sign up. Monthly drafts are determined by the total balance due after deposits divided by the number of months remaining until camp ends. For example: If you register in April, your monthly drafts will begin in May and must end by August. For more information on payment plans, please contact Stephanie Reinhart at (205)345-9622 or sreinhart@ymcatusc.org.

Late Registrations: Registrations are accepted as space is available. We will not accept registration after noon on Thursday for the following week.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: If the YMCA cancels the camp, a full refund of the camp price will be given. If you wish to cancel a camp week for your child, you must notify Ms. Reinhart in writing 2 weeks in advance. Please remember that deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. If you fail to turn in a 2-week notice for a cancellation you’ll be responsible for full payment.  It is not possible to cancel a week of camp online.

Waiting List: Our capacities are based on building space and more importantly, bus space for field trips. For that reason, it is very rare that we are able to exceed capacity to allow waiting for children into camp.

However, if a child cancels that camp (which is common), the first person on the waitlist (based on the order in which you registered) gets dibs on the spot. Mrs. Reinhart will contact the parent and give them 24 hours to claim the spot (If you make other plans it is ok! You’re not obligated to a wait list spot!) and if she doesn’t hear back within that time frame, she’ll move to the next child on the waitlist (and so on).

Financial Assistance

The YMCA believes in serving the needs of everyone in our community regardless of their ability to pay full fees. Financial assistance, based on need, is available for our Classic Camp only. We will accept financial assistance applications from April 17th – May 1st. Awards are given on a first come basis. It is required that you register for camp by May 1st to receive financial assistance; if for any reason your request for Financial Assistance is not approved, we will refund any paid balances towards camp including deposits. Please submit your Financial Assistance Application to Stephanie Reinhart at sreinhart@ymcatusc.org or (205) 345-9622.


 

REGISTER HERE

If you ARE or ever HAVE been a YMCA member please choose “find account” to create an online access account. Otherwise, the PARENT must create a “participant” account then add your child. 

PARENT INFORMATION CENTER

Camp Information / FAQs

Parent Survival Tips

  • Drop off begins at 7:30 am and ends at 8:45 am. Please have your child here prior to 8:45 so they can enjoy a full day of fun! It is important for children to arrive by 9:00 am or they may miss the bus to planned outings. Please be sure to walk your child into the Child Development Center and sign her or him in for the day.

  • Pick up is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm. There will be days that we will not arrive back to the YMCA until 5:00 pm. If you need to pick your child up prior to 5:00 pm you must make arrangements in writing to Ms. Reinhart at sreinhart@ymcatusc.org.

  • Your child needs lunch, snacks (we recommend 1-2) and drinks for the day. A refillable water bottle is also required. No soda or sugary drinks, please. The YMCA will provide one afternoon snack.

  • Your child will swim 2 days a week. Pay attention to their weekly schedule and send a swimsuit and towel on those days.

    • *WE ARE A PEANUT FREE CHILDCARE FACILITY* For the safety of all of our campers, please do not send peanut products to the YMCA with your child.

    • Please send your child in play clothes and tennis shoes. We play hard and have fun at the YMCA! Your child will come home dirty. No crocs or flip flops allowed for safety reasons. Children not wearing proper footwear will not be permitted to attend camp.

  • Children are required to bring a backpack to camp each day to travel with them on field trips.

  •  Remember to get all required paperwork turned in and payments no later than the Monday, the week of camp. Your child will not be permitted to attend camp for any reason if there is an outstanding balance or paperwork isn’t turned in.

  • If you need to cancel your registration for camp please email Mrs. Reinhart at sreinhart@ymcatusc.org. A 2 week notice is required or the full amount for the camp will be charged. We do not give refunds for missed days. Deposits are non-refundable, non-transferable.

    • A schedule for the week is sent out via email the week before camp. Pay attention to field trip dates, special instructions, and days your child will swim.

    • Your child must wear their field trip shirt on EVERY field trip day. No exceptions. If your child comes without their shirt, they will not be permitted to attend the trip. Extra shirts cost $5.  Your child will get their shirt at parent orientation or on their first field trip day.

  • What NOT to bring to camp: Toys from home, electronics, cell phones, iPods, weapons or sharp objects, etc. We are NOT responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items.