Association Services

Summer Care Update

So many things have changed in our world over the last few months, but one thing remains the same. Children and parents need summer at the YMCA more than ever.

We are pleased to announce that our Summer Care program will begin the week of Monday, June 29th, and run through September 4th, as originally scheduled.

Due to the Governor’s orders in regards to social distancing and capacity limits, our Summer Care program will now operate out of two sites; our Saratoga Springs and Wilton branches.  

Our Wilton Branch will host our 4 and 5 year olds this summer and our Saratoga Springs Branch will host children ages 6 and up.

As previously mentioned, our programming will be modified to operate in full compliance with local and state health department guidelines and to include social distancing practices.  Please read the information below to see how the Y will operate our summer care program.

We have added extra procedures to keep your child safe and healthy this summer in accordance with CDC guidelines and local and state recommendations. 

BEFORE CAMP

Drop Off Information:

  • Summer Care hours are 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Specific drop-off and pick-up locations at each site
  • Please allow 15 extra minutes at drop-off for temperature checks and health screenings

 

Program Information:

  • Children will be placed in smaller group sizes
  • All planned activities will be fun! Our creative staff team has planned activities that are engaging and that will also keep your children as safe as possible while allowing for social distancing, and no large group interaction

 

New Safety Measures & Health Screening

  • All staff and children will undergo temperature checks prior to entry each day
    • If a staff member or child records a temperature of 100.4 or greater, they will not be allowed to entry into the program
  • Y Summer Care staff are required to wear masks
  • We will not require children to wear masks

 

Medications

If your child needs to take medication during the day, please contact Maureen Fay at maureen.fay@srymca.org

 

AT CAMP

 

Groups:

  • We will operate in a 1:10 staff to child ratio
  • Children will remain with their group and counselor and rotate to activities
  • Groups will not be combined into larger groups

 

Activities

  • There will be no large group play
  • While children will remain with their group and counselors, activities will be smaller group and individually focused
  • Activities will include, but not limited to, nature walks, water games, color runs, basketball skills and drills, soccer skills and drills, archery, talent shows, obstacle courses, quidditch, and more (Activities may vary based on site)

 

Unfortunately, due to state and local directives, we will not offer field trips this summer and as a result, our Adventure Camp (formally known as Travel Camp) has been canceled.

 

While summer care may look a little different than traditional summer camp, families can count on an exceptional experience for their children, and we can’t wait to see them!  We will continue to enhance and evolve our plans and continue to communicate with our families.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Maureen Fay, Assistant Camp Director, at maureen.fay@srymca.org.