Y DAY CAMP

 

REGISTRATION FOR Y DAY CAMP 2022 OPENS ON 2/1!

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS (to be updated for 2022)

Parent HandbookClick Here

Weekly Health Screening Form: Click Here

Drop Off/Pick Up Policies: Click Here

State of VT Return to Child Care Program Following Illness Guidelines: Click Here

 

INFORMATION FOR FIRST TIME FAMILILES

Key benefits offered through our Y Day Camp:

  • We are one of the only camps in the area that is licensed as a school-age childcare program, which makes parents in VT and NH eligible for their state's child care financial assistance program and ensures high standards for quality, staffing and safety practices;
  • Bus service from nine NH and VT communities at no additional cost;
  • Full day programming (9-4, plus bussing time) with before- and after-camp services available;
  • We are a Summer Food Program site. All campers are eligible for a FREE, healthy breakfast and lunch each day;
  • Veteran staff of highly-capable, passionate teens, young adults and adults;
  • Fun yet purposeful and structured curriculum focused on asset development, holistic well-being, social skills development (no time for just "killing time").

Facilities: On our 52 acres of fields, woods and river frontage we have a 25 yard in-ground pool, a covered pavilion that seats 120, rest rooms, offices, changing rooms with private areas and storage cubbies, four lean-tos, an archery range, beach volleyball court, acres of playing fields, a canoe launch, and miles of hiking trails.

Activities: Our staff fosters the development of the whole child by providing a wide-variety of fun, age-appropriate activities that promote social, physical, intellectual, and emotional growth, and the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Core camp activities include swim lessons, sports & games, arts & crafts, free swim, adventure games (leadership- and team-building), archery, environmental education, and canoeing.

Hours of Operation: Hours of operation vary depending on which drop off/pick up method your family chooses. Drop off and pick up at our camp in Springfield is between 8:45-9:15 and 3:45-4:00. We offer an additional hour before and after camp to those families who enroll in before/after care extending the day to as early as 8:00am and as late as 5:00pm. Before/after Care is charged at a rate of $30 per week for before care and $30 per week for after care. Bus pick up/drop off times can be found below.

Bus Schedules
Northern Route
: (Westminster 8:00/4:55) (BF 8:10/4:45) (Chester 8:30/4:25) (Springfield 8:45/4:10)

Southern Route: (Brattleboro 8:00/5:00) (Putney 8:15/4:40) (Walpole 8:35/4:20) (No. Walpole 8:40/4:15) (Charlestown (8:50-4:05)

Camp Staff: Our camp is once again directed by our seasonal Camp Director Sean Fortier. Many staff members from the previous summer will return and will be joined by several talented, passionate new staff members. Our "professional role models" are hired based on their camping, education, recreational and/or childcare training and experience, as well as their passion for helping children learn, grow and thrive and their commitment to our core values. They participate in a comprehensive training program prior to the opening of camp. Training includes applying Developmental Assets research, teambuilding, positive discipline, risk management, and First Aid and CPR.

Groups and Ratios: Children are organized into small groups by age. Each group of up to 13 campers is supervised by 2 counselors. 

2021 Tuition: $180 per one-week session, plus a one-time $25 administrative fee. Because Y Day Camp is a licensed School-Age Child Care program, camp fees are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. A variety of forms of Financial Assistance are available to help you pay for these fees. If you are eligible for 90% financial assistance through the State of VT or NH please contact the main office for a discounted enrollment rate. 

Directions to camp:

  • From the South: Take I-91 to Exit 7. Stay right at end of off-ramp, pass under I-91 and get into left lane. Turn left onto Route 5 between Irving and the Park & Ride. Lewis Day Camp is less than 1/2 mile up on the right, just after crossing over the bridge over the Black River.
  • From the North: Take I-91 to Exit 7. Stay right at end of ramp. Immediately cross over to left lane. Turn left onto Route 5 between Irving and the Park & Ride. Lewis Day Camp is less than 1/2 mile up on the right, just after crossing over the bridge over the Black River.
  • From downtown Springfield: Take Route 11 East toward NH. Just before I-91, take a right onto Route 5 South, between Irving and the Park & Ride. Lewis Day Camp is less than 1/2 mile up on the right, just after crossing over the bridge over the Black River.
  • From Charlestown: From downtown, stay on Route 12 North until the left turn that will take you across the old Toll Bridge. On the VT side, pass under Route 91 and get into left lane. Turn left onto Route 5 between Irving and the Park & Ride. Lewis Day Camp is less than 1/2 mile up on the right, just after crossing over the bridge over the Black River.

 

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