Camp

Camping at the Y offers an Experience for children and teens, not just care.

Exploring nature, swimming, and making new friends are just some aspects of the experience of participating in Day Camp.  As summer approaches, the Woodruff Family Y reminds parents that camping is a unique and invaluable experience for children and teens.

The Y has plans for the summer and is gearing up for summer adventures that will keep kids active, engaged and healthy all summer long. Summer is the ideal time for kids to get up, get out and explore!

According to our friends at the Y, there are five reasons why kids should experience summer camp:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. PERSONAL GROWTH: While in the welcoming environment of camp, youth have a chance to learn new skills and develop confidence and independence by taking on new responsibilities and challenges. Camps offer cognitive learning and social-emotional development opportunities for achievement.
  4. NEW FRIENDSHIPS: Amidst the fun of camp games, songs, swimming, arts & crafts, and talent shows, campers meet new friends and strengthen existing friendships. The bonds formed at camp are important and lasting for many youth.
  5. MEMORIES: Summer camp is an unforgettable experience that creates memories, stories, and camp traditions that will last a lifetime. Youth return to school with plenty of stories to share!

The Woodruff Y provides exciting and educational camp programming for children and teens, and their parents, at our traditional day camp, Camp Wepawaug. At YMCA Day Camp, kids are in a welcoming environment where they can belong, build relationships and lasting friendships, develop character and discover their potential.

To ensure that every child and teen has the chance to go camping, the Woodruff Family Y 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!

If you have any questions, ask our camp guru, Susie Marklinsky, Camp Director, 203 878 6501

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Summer Day Camp

WELCOME TO SUMMER DAY CAMP!

The YMCA believes all kids have great potential and deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. At YMCA day camp kids and teens can develop skills, self-confidence, new friendships and a sense of belonging – all while having tons of fun.

In order to have fun and thrive, kids of all ages need to feel both physically and emotionally safe. When you drop your child off at a camp, you can rest assured that their total well-being will be supported. Safety is always our number one priority! We keep kids healthy and safe while providing enriching experiences. As a leading nonprofit committed to nurturing the potential of youth, the Y has been a leader in providing summer camp for over 130 years. Our experienced and caring staff and volunteers model the positive core Y values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility that help build character.

Learn More: 2023 Woodruff Family Y Day Camp Brochure and 2023 Woodruff Family Y Day Camp Parent Handbook

Registration Forms: 2023 Woodruff Family Y 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

Financial assistance is available for families who need it to ensure that all kids in our community can have enriching summer experiences. These forms are required to apply: 2023 Summer CCCY Financial Assistance Application Materials

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 2023-fillable

Our camp programs fill up fast, so make plans to reserve your spot! Registration packets will be accepted on March 1, 2023 when registration opens.

 


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