Remember the fun of summer when you were a kid? Exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends, playing games and splashing in the pool? At Rising Star, we create an exciting, safe environment for kids to have an unforgettable summer of fun. And while they’re taking part in unique experiences and adventures, they’re also building self-esteem, developing interpersonal skills and making lasting friendships and memories. Campers will swim twice a week and take one field trip each week to diverse locations all around the city!
WAYS TO SAVE ON SUMMER CAMP
Y members save up to $100 a month per child! Join the Y to save and enjoy tons of family fitness and fun this summer!
At orientation, we will be there to answer any questions you may have, give you your camp bag and shirt, car-rider tags and an overview map of pick-up and drop-off. You will also meet your counselors and have a chance to swim to jump start a great summer with your new friends!
June 3-7: Take Me to the Moon: Get ready to blast off! Got a desire for lunar learning? Blast off into this fun and activity-filled week learning about the solar system. Campers will let their imaginations soar while learning about the planets, stars, and the moon. They will also build and name their very own spaceship to carry them to the moon and beyond!
June 10-14: Diggin with Dinos: A dinosaur bone was found at camp! Help us dig up the rest of the skeleton this week while learning about prehistoric times. Campers will enjoy a historic adventure through the Ice Age as we learn of large lizards and feathered friends, go on a dinosaur egg hunt, learn the dino whip, and make fossils.
June 17-21: Superhero Academy: Are you faster than a speeding bullet? Do you wish you had powers from out of this world? This week, campers will be trained to use their super powers to save camp from the villains. Test your x-ray vision to find out what’s in our mystery box and wow the crowd as you speed through our superhero obstacle course. Bring your costume, and we’ll supply the fun!
June 24-28: Pirates and Mermaids: Argh mateys! Welcome to Pirate week but wait…Mermaids are also occupying camp this week! Watch out for clues and be the first one to find an "X” that marks the spot. Search for treasures and sing songs on the raging seas. With ships and treasures this week is one for all adventurers.
July 1-5: Red, White and BOOM!(camp closed July 4th): "This land is your land, this land is our land…”, this week, we will participate in activities that celebrate our country. Take pride in our land and cultures, from everything red, white and blue, hometown heroes to celebrating national monuments and landmarks across the nation—we have so much to celebrate, including YOU!
July 8-12: 1, 2, 3, 4...We Want a Color War!: Colors, colors, everywhere! During Color War, campers compete on different teams in activities all around camp while representing their team colors in the All-Camp Games. Campers also have the opportunity to get colorful during our Paint War, participate in relay races, capture the flag, and an end-all soccer tournament. Campers will come home dirty and colorful!
July 15-19: Down on the Farm: Campers will strap on their overalls and mud boots and join us as we learn all about life on the farm. Animals and agriculture will harvest your camper’s curiosity. We’ll round up the week with campers "planting” their very own rock garden!
July 22-26: Mad Scientist: Have you ever made elephant toothpaste? Strap on your safety goggles and mix a little hydrogen peroxide and yeast in an empty water bottle…elephant toothpaste! This week is sure to be a bang as we create-o-vate our way through the week.
July 29-August 2: Rockin Beach Party: We don’t have a beach, but we still know how to throw a rockin’ beach party here at the Y! Splash your way through a week of slip ‘n slides, water balloons, and swimming! Come prepared for water fun every day this week to beat the heat from the dog days of summer.
August 5-9: Future Leaders: Explore your potential this last week as you give back through service learning, reach high with team building, and grow as a leader as you wrap up summer. Learn more about your community and how to help those around you. Campers are encouraged to be their own hero!
Registration Fees: $25 per child through April 30; $45 per child beginning May 1
Deposit: $25 per child
Facility Member Weekly Rate: $150 per child
Program Member Weekly Rate: $175 per child
*Weekly fee will be drafted on the Wednesday before the upcoming camp week.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We believe all children should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Financial assistance makes summer day camp available to those kids in need. Download our application or call 502.425.1271 for more information.
The 2019 Parent Handbook will be coming soon. The parent handbook is designed to give a comprehensive understanding of the mission of the Y, policies and procedures associated with Summer Camp, and much more.
YMCA CAMP PIOMINGO OVERNIGHT CAMP
YMCA Camp Piomingo has been providing community, friendship and fun for over 75 years! You'll build relationships and self-confidence while forming other skills too, from horseback riding, rock climbing and swimming to art and drama. We have so many things for you to explore. Learn more by visiting Camp Piomingo's website.
MEMBERSHIP MEANS MORE AT THE Y
You have chosen a fun and unique experience for your child during the summer; why not treat your family to a Y membership? A membership can save you $10-$25 per week on day camp fees, in addition to reduced rates on before-and-after-school child care, youth sports, swim lessons and more! Spend more quality family time being active together at the Y!
WORK AT CAMP
Do you want to work in an environment were you are cared for and respected for being you? Would you like to be a role model and change lives? How about becoming the hero that campers will remember for a lifetime?