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Summer Camp Parent Handbook 2018

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  • Coral Gables War Memorial Youth Center • 405 University Drive, Coral Gables, FL
    305-460-5601
  • Venetian Pool • 2701 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL
    305-460-5306
  • The William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center • 1150 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL
    305-460-5360
  • The Salvadore Park Tennis Center • 1120 Andalusia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL
    305-460-5333

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!       

Summer Camps Registration Information

  • GRADE oriented camps: (i.e. Club PLAY and Half day FUN camp) We need a report card/progress report/proof that child is enrolled in school for appropriate grade.
  • AGE oriented camp: We require a copy of their birth certificate or passport upon enrollment. (If enrolled in other programs requiring age verification, we make a note that age has been verified on the clients account)
  • All RESIDENTS: Those registering for summer camp must provide two (2) proofs of residency when registering for summer camp. If they are in our system and have participated in programs THIS YEAR we do not need to see residency proof. If they have not done any programs within the calendar year, they need to provide residency proof prior to registration.

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CLUB PLAY SUMMER CAMP 
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Age group: Completed Kindergarten - 5th Grade

This summer is going to be the perfect opportunity for your children to unwind and make new friends. Each week of the summer has different field trips, cool activities, new games and a special event at the end of each week. Visits to local parks will provide ample opportunity for physical activities. A cooking class is also included in every week with recipes that can easily be reproduced at home.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.

Green Group: Completed K - 1st Grades
Red Group: Completed 2nd - 3rd Grades
Blue Group: Completed 4th - 5th Grades

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $158
Residents: $211
Non-Residents: $264

*An additional fee of $11.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.

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HALF DAY FUN CAMP
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Age group: Completed Kindergarten - 8th Grades

Designed for children who want to experience camp only for half the day or who are participating in one of our morning camp programs. Half-Day Fun Camp will participate in fun filled activities designed to promote friendship, and create memories. Field trips for the Half-Day Fun Camp are to points of interest in the City of Coral Gables.

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: Not available / Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.* 

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10
*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $89
Residents: $119
Non-Residents: $149

*An additional fee of $11.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.

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MY FIRST CAMP
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Ages 4-5 years old.

Designed for preschool aged children from 4-5 years who want to experience day camp in a fun, exciting, and safe environment. The goal of My First Camp is to continue building upon the values and developmental skills learned in their preschool program. Special attention will be placed on activities that improve motor and social skills and hand-eye coordination. Activities include: outdoor games, arts & crafts, swimming, snack time, story time and field trips.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up: 4:00 p.m.* 

Extended care is available from 4-6 p.m. for an additional $35 per child.

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10
*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $158
Residents: $211
Non-Residents: $264

*An additional fee of $11.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 4:01 p.m.

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TEENS OUTSIDE CAMP 
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Age group: Completed 6th - 8th grades.

The teens outside program offer a well rounded opportunity for teens to experience challenging activities every week. Outdoor field trips and indoor programming provides ample opportunities for team building and cooperation. The goal of this camp is foe each participant to leave camp with a positive experience, acquire new skills, and make new friends that will last a life time.
We encourage all parents to sign up in advance for this camp. Field trip departure times vary for this camp and some waivers have to be notarized in advance. Children that are signed up the day camp starts may not be able to participate on the first field trip of the week.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.*

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10
*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $190
Residents: $253
Non-Residents: $316

*An additional fee of $11.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.

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VOLLEYBALL CAMP 
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Ages 7-15 years old

Come out and sharpen your skills in the Coral Gables Volleyball Camp. This coed camp will provide instruction in the fundamental skills of volleyball with actual on-the-court game experience. Offensive and defensive strategies will be introduced as well as physical conditioning skills. Campers must bring sunscreen, and a bagged lunch and drink or lunches may be purchased at the Youth Center Concession Stand.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up until 1:30 p.m. 
           
Week 9: August 6 - August 10


Weekly Fee:
Members: $115
Residents: $153
Non-Residents: $191

*An additional fee of $11.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 1:31 p.m.

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SMASH & SPLASH TENNIS CAMP
at William H. Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center 
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Ages 6-18 years old

This is a progressive development camp that will teach your child the necessary skills to be successful in tennis while in a relaxed and friendly environment. Campers will break from the heat with a daily field trip to the historic Venetian Pool for a swim and lunch. Players displaying competitive skills may be identified by their coaches and invited to play against local parks and clubs in team match. Children will be divided into groups by age and skill level providing your aspiring tennis star with the most encouraging atmosphere to learn and advance. 

Monday - Friday
Full Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Half Day: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. / Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.*

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.  

Weekly Fee:

Half Day
Per Week

Full Day
Per Week

Residents

$232

$345

Non-Residents

$286

$432

Week of July 4th will be adjusted deducting that day out. Fee includes daily lunch for a week, transportation to and from facility to Venetian Pool, admission into the pool, and tennis instruction.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE TENNIS CAMP
at Salvadore Tennis Center 
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Ages: 9 - 19 years old

This camp is for the competitive junior player. Includes tactical development, match play, as well as foot work and conditioning. Players in this program need to be competing at the USTA local, state or national level. Acceptance into this program is subject to staff approval. Participants need to bring their own lunch.

Monday - Friday
Full Day: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Half Day: 9:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.  

Weekly Fee:

Half Day
Per Week

Full Day
Per Week

Residents

$232

$386

Non-Residents

$290

$483

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MY FIRST TENNIS CAMP
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Ages 4-5 years old

This program introduces the sport of tennis in a fun and interactive way to “little ones”. By using modified equipment consisting of: large red, low-compression balls, shorter length racquets, and reduced sized court dimensions and net height, even young ones can achieve success in stroke production and having their ball reach the other side. Emphasis in the development of fundamental movements, agility and coordination all the while alongside a certified tennis professional.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10
*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Residents: $105
Non-Residents: $131

*Tuition will be adjusted for 4th of July week deducting that day*           

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JUNIOR LIFEGUARD FULL DAY SUMMER CAMP 
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Ages 5-12 years old

Team Rescuers: Ages 5-7 years old
Team Life Savers: Ages 8-12 years old
Maximum of 20 participants for each age group.

Come see what lifeguarding is all about! This camp program is geared towards teaching children water safety through the eyes of a lifeguard. Participants will have the opportunity to learn CPR, First Aid management and water rescue skills in a fun yet challenging way.

Program includes:
Swim instruction, T-shirt, whistle, lunch and snack.

Participants must bring:
Towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes.

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.* 

Session 1: June 11 - June 22
Session 2: June 25 - July 6
Session 3: July 9 - July 20
Session 4: July 23 - August 3
Session 5: August 6 - August 17
*No class on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Session Fee:
Residents: $290
Non-Residents: $360

*An additional fee of $12 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m. 

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FUN IN THE SUN HALF DAY CAMP 
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Ages 7-12 years old

Come have some fun in the sun at Venetian Pool! This camp is completely recreational for your child’s enjoyment. They will enjoy time in the pool with our staff that will provide games and fun. Participants must bring: towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes. Snack will be provided.

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Late pick-up: 6:00 p.m.* 

Session 1: June 18 - June 22
Session 2: June 25 - June 29
Session 3: July 2 - July 6
Session 4: July 9 - July 13
Session 5: July 16 - July 20
Session 6: July 23 - July 27
Session 7: July 30 - August 3
Session 8: August 6 - August 10

*No class on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Residents: $90
Non-Residents: $105

*An additional fee of $12 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.

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GUARD START PROGRAM
Lifeguard Aide Course

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Ages 13-15 years old

Do you want to become a Lifeguard Aid? This program is an advanced course geared towards teaching water safety through the eyes of a lifeguard. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and earn a certificate of completion in CPR, AED and First Aid management.
Upon successful completion of the course, graduates 15 years and above may volunteer and earn community service hours by assisting camp counselors during the Jr. Lifeguard Camp.
Participants must bring: towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes.

Monday - Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Session 1: June 11 - June 15
Session 2: August 13 - August 17

Session Fee:
Residents: $100
Non-Residents: $115

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BASKETBALL CAMP 
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Ages 7-15 years old

Come out and sharpen your skills in the Coral Gables Basketball Camp. This co-ed camp will provide instruction in the fundamental skills of basketball with actual on-the-court game experience each week. Offensive and defensive strategies will be introduced as well as physical conditioning skills. Camp is supervised and operated by Youth Center Staff. Campers must bring sunscreen (outdoor courts may be used), and a bagged lunch and drink or lunches may be purchased at the Youth Center Concession Stand. 

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 7:30 a.m. Late pick-up until 1:30 p.m. 

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $115
Residents: $153
Non-Residents: $191

*An additional fee of $11.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 1:31 p.m.

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PRE-TEEN AND TEEN FITNESS PROGRAM
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Ages 8 years and above

This program will promote fitness in a fun environment while encouraging healthy and active lifestyles.
Some of the activities included are aerobic circuits using treadmills, bikes, rowers, elliptical trainers, and stair climbers. Strength training using selectorized weight training machines, free weights and resistance bands. On field activities such as jumping drills, obstacle courses and plyometrics, to enhance speed, agility and sports specific power.
Flexibility routines are performed before and after each session to improve range of motion and injury prevention, including abdominal strengthening exercises. Specialty classes such as aerobic dance, yoga, tai chi, boot camp and others are planned throughout the various sessions.
Campers should bring a towel, water bottle, and an extra T-shirt.

Mondays to Fridays, 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10
*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Member: $48
Resident: $64
Non-Resident: $80

Member: $48 Resident: $64 Non-Resident: $80

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GENERAL FITNESS & CONDITIONING CAMP 
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Ages 8-15 years old

This program is an introduction to General Fitness and Conditioning, designed for boys and girls ages 8 to 15 years of age. It emphasizes the development of a lifestyle conducive to total wellness. The participant will experience and learn the important role exercise plays in the development of total Physical Fitness. Weight management, speed, agility, quickness as well as strength and cardiovascular training are emphasized. The use of treadmills, stationary bicycles, stair climbers, resistance training equipment and on the field conditioning games is utilized as part of a systemic program of exercise to meet the participant’s fitness goals. A certified strength and conditioning specialist will supervise the program. All participants will be monitored for safety and progress.

Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: Please schedule with Fitness Camp staff. No late pick-up. 

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10
*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Member: $135
Resident: $180
Non-Resident: $225

Bagged lunch is strongly suggested. Campers please bring a towel, water bottle, and an extra T-shirt.

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FITNESS FUN CAMP
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A combination and extension of the General Fitness and Conditioning / Pre-Teen and Teen Camps. 
Ages 8-15 years old 

The objective of this Program is to promote fitness in a fun environment. This Program combines the best of the General Conditioning Camp and the Pre-Teen and Teen Camps. The participant will experience and learn the important role exercise plays in the development of total Physical Fitness, focusing activities towards the improvement of weight management, speed, agility, quickness, strength and cardiovascular fitness.

Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
Early drop-off: Please schedule with Fitness Camp staff. No late pick-up.

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Member: $187
Resident: $250
Non-Resident: $312

Bagged lunch is strongly suggested. Campers please bring a towel, water bottle, and an extra T-shirt.

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CREATIVE CAMP
Performing Arts Camp: Theater, Music, Dance, Video Production & Magic! 
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Ages 5-13 years old

Miami Childrens Theater returns for it's 22nd year of summer camp fun at the Coral Gables Youth Center. Creative Camps is a musical theater -based camp that introduces your child to all aspects of theater: sing, dance, acting and technical. The format is simple and fun: campers work four weeks on a musical and at the end of the session perform the musical for family and friends. Miami Childrens Theater prides itself on the excellence of these productions - the shows feature full costumes, sets, lights and sound.

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Early drop-off starts at 8 a.m. Pick-up: 6:00 p.m. 

Session 1: June 11 - July 6*
Session 2: July 9 - August 3

*No class on July 4th

4-Week Session Fee:

Members

$825

Residents

$1,100

Non-Residents

$1,375

*An additional fee of $11.50 will be assessed for every 15 minutes (or any part of) a parent is late picking up their child. Assessment of fee begins at 6:01 p.m.

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BRICKS 4 KIDS LEGO ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP
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This is a hands-on LEGO® Robotics S.T.E.M. Summer Camp where students will design
and build educational models including motorized machines. Bricks 4 Kidz® camp
counselors provide the raw materials for the children's imagination to create with model
plans, using LEGO® Bricks. The models students will build every day are challenging
and fun, providing the complete fundamental components of robotics at its best!

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Early drop-off: 8:30 a.m. No late pick-up.

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee.

Weekly Fee:
Members: $122
Residents: $163
Non-Residents: $204

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ EV3 ROBOTICS CAMP
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Ages: 8-13 years old
Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. This is a 5-day fun and creative summer camp learning
experience for kids ages 8 through 13. Campers will work in pairs to solve challenges
by building and programming robots using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics. In
addition to having fun, participants learn daily about robotic programming, problem
solving, and teamwork skills.

Monday - Friday, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No early drop-off. Pick-up: 4:45 p.m.


Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20

Weekly Fee:
Members: $173
Residents: $230
Non-Residents: $287

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GYM KIDZ SUMMER CAMP 
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Ages: 5 years old and above
This camp is designed to give participants progressive gymnastics skills on all gymnasts
events. Participants will improve technique, physical strength, flexibility, and coordination
while enjoying fun activities like arts and crafts, games, movie time, music and more. Ages 5 and 6 are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch and extra change of clothes with your child’s name on it.

Check out the Gym Kidz Camp Survival Guide

Monday - Friday
Full Day: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended Day: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Early drop-off: 8:30 a.m. No late pick-up. 

Week 1: June 11 - June 15
Week 2: June 18 - June 22
Week 3: June 25 - June 29
Week 4: July 2 - July 6*
Week 5: July 9 - July 13
Week 6: July 16 - July 20
Week 7: July 23 - July 27
Week 8: July 30 - August 3
Week 9: August 6 - August 10

*No camp on July 4th. Prorated fee. 

Weekly Fee:

Full Day

Extended Day

Members

$184

$205

Residents

$244

$273

Non-Residents

$305

$336

Register early! Spaces are limited. Registration will close each Friday at noon prior to the camp week you are registering for.

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