- Hiking, camping, gardens and scavenger hunts
- Music, cooking, and weird science
- Animals, bugs and barns
- Physical fitness and fun with more games than you can imagine
- Our world, the planet, endangered species and the truly weird
- Curriculum based-arts, character development, fitness, science, and service learning
- Multiple trips weekly including a weekly trip to an outdoor pool & the library
The YMCA will not turn anyone away from its membership or programs because of an inability to pay. Please let us know if we may assist you in this way by completing a Financial Aid Form and returning it to us
2013 Weeks and Weekly Themes :
|Weeks||Themes||Field Trip: Wednesdays|
|June 5-7||It’s a Ball at the YMCA!||Carleton Arboretum|
|June 10-14||Adventurous Animal Planet||Como Zoo|
|June 17-21||The Amazing Race||Fossil Hunting|
|June 24-28||Why Help Them?||RAD Zoo|
|July 1-4||Silvery Stars and Snazzy Stripes (Camp Will be closed on July 4th||Northfield Police/Fire Station (This weeks field trip will be Monday because of the July 4th Holiday.|
|July 8-12||Science Spectacular||Minnesota Science Museum|
|July 15-19||Treasure Hunt||Rice County Fair|
|July 22-26||Picasso’s Projects||Big Woods|
|July 29 – Aug. 2||Spiffy Space||Pump it Up|
|Aug 5-9||Imaginative Inventors||The Landing|
|Aug 12-16||Curious Cultures||Minnesota Childrens Museum (at Northfield Armory)|
|Aug 19-23||Minute To Win It||Skateville|
|Aug 26-30||Splashy Smiles||The Works Museum|
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Y Summer Camp Phone Guidelines:
- The Summer Camp Cell Phone is intended for parents to leave a message for the Y Camp Staff due to an emergency during the camp day.
- Phone messages will be retrieved morning, mid-day, and evening.
- If a parent needs an immediate response in the case of a serious emergency, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a message will be automatically sent to our Executive Director.
- Please continue to call the Y office (507-645-0088) for billing and schedule changes.
Trips: We are already exploring the following trips for this summer’s Y Navigatgor program. A complete schedule will be made available online once trips are confirmed in May: Skateville, Minnesota Children’s Museum, Minnesota Science Museum, practice with the St. Olaf Football team, Chutes and Ladders Park, The Works, Northfield Fire Department, Como Zoo, Big Woods, Rice County Fair, Carleton Arboretum, Sibley nature preserve, swimming at the Northfield pool, River Bend and Maltby Nature Centers, Spring Wind Farm, SEEDS, Wolf Dairy, STO GROW, Open Hands Farm, and Garden of Eagan, Jesse James Lanes, Northfield Library, Sea Life Adventures, RAD Zoo, Edinborough Park, and our local parks to include, Odd Fellows Park, Spring Creek Park, Sechlar Park, City Hall Park, Central Park, Riverside Park and more. We’ll be going back to one of the farms several times throughout the summer to see the stages of food growth.
Camp programs help kids grow in a caring, encouraging environment, meet new friends and learn good values. All our programming has an outdoor, nature or environmental emphasis and focus. At YMCA camps, kids have fun and create memories that last a lifetime. Our programs are designed with your child in mind but we also provide many options to make summer planning easier for families. We believe that the healthiest communities support ALL families, and we are committed to providing the support necessary to make our programs more inclusive. Our partnership with Laura Baker Services makes this possible. Please indicate on your registration form if you are interested in accessing these supports.
If you have suggestions for enrichment trips for our summer programs, please do not hesitate to contact Virginia Kaczmarek (507-645-0088).
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Thanks to the generosity of our community and donors, the YMCA will not turn anyone away from its membership or programs because of an inability to pay. Please let us know if we may assist you in this way by calling Virginia directly or by completing a Financial Aid form and returning it to us.