Summer Day Camps

Summer Reading Program
The YMCA and Wooster City Schools
partner together to ensure at-risk readers
can attend summer day camp programs
while also receiving summer reading
support. Students will be invited to attend
the Summer Reading Program by their
teachers at Parent-Teacher Conferences in
March. Wooster City Schools and the YMCA
work together to provide transportation,
ensuring a smooth transition occurs
between programs.
 
 
Breakfast & Lunch
Each Camp site offers a Breakfast and Lunch
available as part of the camp registration.
Breakfast is served at 8:30 am and Lunch at
12:00 pm.
**Knights Field camp breakfast and lunch
locations TBA!
 
Extended Care
We provide a supervised extension to a
camper’s typical day for the YMCA Day Camp
only. This year the cost of extended care is
included in camp fees. Morning care is 6:30
am-Camp and Afternoon care is Camp-6 pm.
The SPOT & Knights Field do not have
extended care options.
 
Y Cares Financial Assistance
Through generous donation and volunteer
support we are able to send hundreds of
children to camp every summer who may
not have afforded our programs otherwise.
The YMCA of Wooster offers financial
assistance for families who qualify. If you
need assistance with the application or have
questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you would like to support the Strong Kids
Campaign and send a child to camp please
make a pledge at the YMCA of Wooster.
Registration
 
YMCA Camp and Rittman Camp
registration starts April 3rd; early bird
registration is only $10 for Y Camp and
Rittman until April 29th. After April 29th
regular registration fees apply at $25. SPOT
& Knights Field registration begins April
29th and the fee is $10. Before starting any
camp, all campers must have completed
camp paperwork and return forms to Y,
paid registration fees and purchased a pool
pass if non-member (Rittman will not need
to purchase any type of pool pass unless
told upon registration). YMCA Day Camp and
Rittman Camp registration packets may be
picked up at the YMCA front desk beginning
April 3. Rittman registration forms may also
be picked up at Rittman Elementary School.
Knights Field and The Spot registration packets
will be available April 29th at Healthy Kids Day.
 
Registration Fee
The Y Camp and Rittman Camp have a $25
registration fee due at time of registration.
Knights Field Summer Camp & The SPOT
Youth & Teen camp has as $10 registration
fee and specialty camps do not have
registration fees.
 
 
Swimming
All camps (may not include Rittman) will
utilize the city pools this summer, depending
on which camp attended, including
Freedlanders, Christmas Run, and the YMCA
Natatorium. There will be no extra charge
for members, but non-members will need
to purchase a pool pass from the Parks &
Recreation. Cost is $20 for those on free and
reduced lunch and $65 for all others. Proof
of Free and Reduced lunch must be shown at
time of registration and when purchasing a
pool pass.
 
 
Camp Refund Policy
Please be aware of the YMCA’s Refund Policy
for Camp (stated below).
Memberships are absolutely non-refundable.
You can cancel your membership at any time
with a 30 day notice required.
Camp fees are due on the Wednesday
prior to the week of camp your child will
be attending and are non-refundable. If
you choose to keep your child home or
elsewhere during the day, your fees will not
be transferred or refunded.
 
Y DAY CAMP
Y-Day Camp is a traditional state licensed
day camp program that allows our campers
to experience everything that our camps
have to offer. This on-site camp is packed
with daily swimming and instructional sports
to science, asset building, guest speakers,
nutritional classes, arts, music, reading
games and much more to keep our campers
engaged and excited every day. Our caring
staff is specially trained in first aid and CPR.
Each week is themed and our campers will
go on an all-day exciting trip in our area.
Children will participate in both small and large
group settings that present children with the
opportunity to grow personally and socially,
develop skills for meeting new friends, to learn
and understand the YMCA values of Caring,
Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. And of
course—HAVE FUN!! *ODJFS ACCEPTED
 
 
Weekly Trips (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
Week 1 (May 31- June 2): Putt N’ Stuff
Week 2 (June 5-June 9): Roller Skating Rink
Week 3 (June 12-June 16): Skating at Alice
Noble, All Camp Water Relays & Games
Week 4 (June 19-June 23): Movies/Fashion Show
Week 5 (June 26-June 30): Skymaxx
Trampoline Park
Week 6 (July 3,5,6,7): Akron Zoo
Week 7 (July 10-July 14): Police Station,
Fire Station, and College of Wooster
Week 8 (July 17-July 21): Dominoes,
Buehler’s, and Messy Games
Week 9 (July 24-July 28): Fun at the Farm
Week 10 (July 31- August 4): Akron Rubber
Ducks Game
Week 11 (August 7-August 11): Mohican Trails
Week 12 (August 14-August 18): Clay’s
Water Park
Dates: May 31-August 18
Time: 6:30am-6pm (Camp 9-4)
Grades: K-6th (Junior Counselors 7th and
8th)
 
Cost: $130/Non-Member Weekly
$110/Youth Member Weekly
$85/Family Member Weekly
$25.00 Registration Fee after Apr. 29
Or $10.00 Earlybird Reg. Fee
REGISTRATION BEGINS APRIL 3
 
The Spot!
The Spot summer camp is a United Way
supported camp open to grades K-12th. The
Spot is a day camp filled with fun educational
and recreational activities. All activities are
based around weekly themes! The camp is
located at Parkview Elementary School. It is
open from 9am-4pm Monday through Friday!
The dates are June 5th- August 11th. $10 per
child reg. fee & Summer Pool Pass required
thru the Wooster Parks & Rec. Some extra
fees apply for field trips and there is a $10
weekly fee for those not on free and reduced
lunches. Breakfast and lunch are provided
through the schools. Scholarships available at
the YMCA of Wooster. Registration begins
April 29 at Healthy Kids Day!
 
Knights Field 
The Knights Field summer camp is a United
Way supported camp open to grades K-6th.
The Knights Field is a day camp filled with
fun educational and recreational activities at
the Knights Field Playground. This year at
Knights Field each week’s activities, games,
crafts, guest speakers and field trips will be
based on a new theme. The camp runs from
9am-4pm Monday through Friday! The dates
are June 5th- August 11th. $10 per child reg.
fee & Summer Pool Pass required thru the
Wooster Parks & Rec. Some extra fees apply
for field trips and there is a $10 weekly fee
for those not on free and reduced lunches.
Breakfast and lunch are provided!
 
Rittman Summer Camp
The Rittman summer camp is a Rittman
Exempted Village Schools supported camp
open to grades K-5th. The Rittman day camp
filled with fun educational and recreational
activities. All activities are based around weekly
themes! Twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday
mornings, campers will participate in a summer
learning loss program to help students continue
with their literacy skills throughout the summer.
The camp will be located at Rittman Elementary
School from 7:30am-5:00pm Monday through
Friday! The dates are June 12th- August 11th.
Breakfast snacks will be provided and all
campers will be required to pack a lunch. There
will be a bus that stops at 4 different locations in
Rittman to pick up students. The buses will then
transfer students to them home. Prices TBD.