Camping at the Y offers an Experience for children and teens, not just care.
Exploring nature, swimming, shooting bows & arrows and making new friends are just some aspects of the experience of participating in Day Camp. As summer approaches, the Soundview Y reminds parents that camping is a unique and invaluable experience for children and teens.
At Day Camp through the Y, campers will try things they have never tried before, build a relationship with our caring staff or a new friend, and of course, HAVE LOTS OF FUN! Following the Y’s Core Values – caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, we enjoy nature, play games, learn songs, develop new skills, and we experience camp!
According to our friends at the Y, there are five reasons why kids should experience summer camp:
- ADVENTURE: Summer camp is all about a wide variety of fun adventures and new experiences, and especially exploring the outdoors. YMCA camps have a new adventure for every child and teen.
- HEALTHY FUN: Day and resident camps offer fun, stimulating activities that engage the body and mind, and also help children and teens learn the importance of nutrition to help improve their eating habits.
- PERSONAL GROWTH: While being away from the routine back home, youth have a chance to learn new skills and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges.
- NEW FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, field trips, arts & crafts, and talent shows, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships.
- MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that will give each camper memories and stories that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of stories to share!
The Soundview Y provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, and their parents, at our Traditional Day Camp and our School’s Out For Summer Specialty Camp.
To ensure that every child and teen has the chance to go camping, the Soundview YMCA offers financial assistance to those in need. We believe that no one should be turned away because of their inability to pay. Come, let us help!
Sleepaway Camp! Learn More!
YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleep-away camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.
Join us for one of our VIRTUAL information sessions with our Camp Directors to ask questions and get more information about camp!
Tuesday, April 27 – 6-7 pm
Saturday, May 8 – 10:30-11:30 am
Monday, May 10 – 8-9 am
Wednesday, May 12 – 5-6 pm
To sign up for one of our virtual info sessions, please visit our website at: camphirock.org/virtual-info-session-registration/
2021 RACE 4 CHASE FREE TRIATHLON PROGRAM
Swim with CONFIDENCE, Bike with laughter, Run like the wind!
In collaboration with the CMAK (Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski) Foundation, the Soundview Family YMCA is proud to present a free six week, Monday-Friday, life-changing triathlon program.
Have your child learn to Run, Bike, and Swim like Chase did!
Not only will your child be incredibly active over the summer, but they will make new friends and develop a healthy confidence they will carry for the rest of their lives.
AGES: 6-12 years
WHEN: This free program runs for 6 weeks beginning Monday, June 21, 2021 and ending Saturday, July 31, 2021. Program times are 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. daily, Monday – Friday. Race day is the culmination of the program for the YMCA Race 4 Chase programs at YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington (1000 East Street, Southington CT) on Saturday, July 31, 2021. All participants will compete in a Youth Triathlon on this day.
TO REGISTER: Please fill out the SND R4C Program Application 2021 be considered for this program. Applications are due by April 28, 2021 to the Y at firstname.lastname@example.org to be considered for the program.
It’s Forever Summer at Y Day Camp!
2021 Summer Day Camp
The Soundview Family Y believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve.
And while these are unprecedented times, times that challenge us individually and as a community on many levels, the Soundview Family Y day camp programs provide kids with a safe, healthy, familiar, and fun-filled environment for them to explore, build confidence, develop skills and make lasting friendships and memories, so they can grow as individuals and leaders. For families, day camp offers a peace of mind knowing that your child is in a safe and enriching place.
The health and safety of all Y campers, our team and our volunteers are our first and foremost priority. New safety protocols and sanitization procedures have been adopted to maintain the highest standards. CCCY 2021 Day Camp Safety Plan
We can’t wait to see you at Summer Camp! We’ve planned an awesome, activity-packed summer with tons to learn, play and explore.
To learn more about Summer Camp please review our Soundview Family Y 2021 Day Camp Brochure or call the Y. We also offer a camp for East Haven residents, Camp Hayes. Please review our 2021 Soundview Family YMCA Camp Hayes Day Camp Brochure
To register, please fill out the documents and bring them to the Y! Soundview Family Y 2021 Camp Nonoma Registration Packet Soundview Family Y Camp Hayes Day Camp Registration Packet
If your child will require special assistance or medicine while at camp, these forms may also be required: Individual Care Plan_Medicine Authorization.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please fill submit this application: 2021 CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials
For day-to-day program details, please review our Soundview Family Y 2021 Camp Nonoma Parent Handbook Soundview Family Y Camp Hayes Day Camp Parent Handbook
If your child is 14-15 years of age, they may be interested in our Counselor in Training program. In our CIT program, they will receive valuable job interviewing skills, child care training, leadership experience, team building, and problem-solving skills. To apply please fill out the application and contact the Y for an interview. CCC YMCA CIT Application_References 2021-fillable
Hi-Rock is THE sleepaway camp for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA.
YMCA Camp Hi-Rock is a sleepaway camp located in Western Massachusetts. We are nestled among 1,000 acres in the Berkshire Mountains, surrounded by conservation forest, and centered around our pristine, private, ninety-acre lake. This gives us the ideal backdrop for the wide variety of activities we offer, which include swimming, climbing, water skiing, archery, sailing, and arts & crafts among many others. Through the values of the YMCA, Camp Hi-Rock is dedicated to the growth and development of all of the participants we serve. We seek to help each camper develop his or her sense of personal worth and responsibility as a cooperative member of a group. In addition, we want campers to discover, learn, cultivate new skills, develop healthy lifestyles, create meaningful relationships, and become more caring, honest, respectful and responsible people.
For more information about our camp programs, please visit our website at camphirock.org.