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Camp, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character, and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social, and educational activities. Camp teaches self-reliance and the development of attitudes and practices that build character and leadership - all amidst the fun of sports, theater, games outdoor adventure, talent shows, and meaningful relationships. Y counselors are dedicated to making sure camp is an amazing experience for every camper.
|Cooper Center||1/2 Pint Huddle: Ages 3-5
Day Camps: K-8th Grade
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Additional Children: $15
Camper Huddles (Age Groups)
1/2 Pint Huddle (ages 3-5)
This huddle is for our youngest campers, who will get a taste of camp with age-appropriate activities and experiences, with their own swim time during the morning. The 1/2 Pint Huddle will NOT participate in field trips. This Huddle keeps a 1:6 counselor to camper ratio.
This huddle is for our campers entering Kindergarten and 1st grade in the Fall of 2019. Campers in this age group will get the opportunity to experience all the program activities Camp Cooper has to offer. Staying together as a group they will cycle through each program once during the week and get their own daily swim time in the morning. This Huddle keeps a 1:8 counselor to camper ratio.
2nd Grade Huddle - 5th Grade Huddle
These Huddle groups are divided into three separate groups to help encourage friendships and belonging. Campers will get the opportunity to choose which program activity they participate in each week. This age groups keeps a 1:12 counselor to camper ratio.
6th-8th Grade Huddle
The 6th-8th Grade huddle, or Leaders In Training (L.I.T), are the group of campers who not only get to participate in our programs, but also get to assist our counselors in teaching. Campers will spend time shawdowing staff to help as Teacher Assistants (TA’s) in our program areas. In the afternoons, this group will do activities geared towards their age. This group keeps a 1:15 counselor to camper ratio.
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Archery: Learning the basics and techniques of Archery. All equipment is provided.
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Campers get to spend their week learning about science and doing different experiments.
Landsports: Spend the week playing a wide variety of sports from basketball to volleyball.
Arts & Crafts: All about learning and creating different craft projects.
Fishing: Campers learn the basics and techniques of fishing while putting those skills into action on the river.
Outdoor Education: Campers will discover animal adaptations, learn about plants, wild life, and more, all in our own backyard.
*Programs and activities are age-appropriate.
Week #1: Superhero Week
Campers will learn about famous, fun, and local heroes as we take to the skies to save the world.
Week #2: Water, Water, Everywhere
Cool down with a week of wet and wild water activities.
Week #3: Space Adventures
Moon walk through a week of out-of-this-world fun!
Week #4: Lego Week
Build and create with a week of fun Lego-inspired activities.
Week #5: Secret Agent Week
Become a spy and detective as you unravel mysteries and secrets throughout the YMCA.
Week #6: Food, Fun, and Fitness
Campers will experience fun aerobic-inspired activities as well as learning the importance of healthy nutrition. Campers will prepare their own healthy snack daily.
Week #7: Outdoor Adventure Week
Discover the great outdoors right in our own backyard.
Week #8: Movie Week
All life’s a stage! Join us for a week of movie-inspired fun.
Week #9: Sports Week
Kick, shoot, and score your way through a week of sporty fun!
BACKPACK - please label all camper belongings
- Change of Clothing
- Spray Sunscreen
- Water Bottle
- Bathing Suit
PLEASE LEAVE AT HOME: Cell phones, Electronics, & Toys. The YMCA is NOT responsible for any lost or stolen items
How to Register
- Fill out the camper registration form IN FULL.
- Turn in registration form to the YMCA Welcome Center at either location. Pay the registration fee. ($25 per child or $50 for family)
- Wait for Welcome E-mail from Camp Staff.
- Mark June 1st in your calendar for our Day Camp Open House. 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
Deadline is May 24th, 2019 We believe that every child should have the opportunity to attend camp, but understand sometimes families need help with the cost. Thanks to generous donations we can help. Applications are available online or at either Y location. Financial Aid is awarded on a first come, first serve basis as funds are limited.
A $25 non-refundable, non-transferable registration fee is required at the time of registration per child ($50 for two or more children). The balance of each week is due the WEDNESDAY before the start of each week. A credit/debit card is required for all camp registrations.
Y Members: $140/week
Community Members: $175/week
Additional Children: $15 savings per week
Field Trip: $10/trip
Specialty Camp: Y Members: $65 • Community Members: $95 • Day Camp Participant: $30
*Excludes Brittish Soccer
Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided to all campers during the summer by the South Bend Community School Corporation. These meals are no extra cost to you. A Menu will be provided at the beginning of the summer and you are welcome to pack additional lunch items for your camper(s). No food service from August 5th-15th (week #9 and Back to School Camp).
Trip schedules will be available at the beginning of each camper week. Field trip are a $10 additional charge to the week. Full day care will be available for campers not attending the field trip