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SUMMER DAY CAMP 2019 AT THE KIRKWOOD FAMILY YMCA

Let the adventure begin! Whether your child is interested in exploring, creating, or possibly entertaining, Summer Day Camp at the Y provides the perfect solution, We provide a safe experience for kids to learn new skills, build self-confidence, and make lasting friendships. The Y offers dozens of fun camp adventures, including traditional outdoor camps, a huge variety of sports camps, and themed camps for every interest -- like aquatics, cooking, art, science, and so much more! The Kirkwood Y runs 11 full-day camp sessions, May 28-August 9 for kids ages 5-15. We welcome you to call or visit our branch for more details or view our brochure here

View the Camp Schedule at a glance here

SUMMER DAY CAMP MEET 'N' GREET!

Meet Camp Directors, learn about camp structure, and have your questions answered.
Join us on Thursday, May 23 at 6:30 pm.

CAMP LAKEWOOD OVERNIGHT CAMP

Take the adventure to the next level with our overnight camp! Camp Lakewood provides a well-rounded experience for campers and gets them outdoors to connect with nature. With a 360-acre lake and more than 5,000 acres of forest-covered hills, caves, creeks and more, there are many opportunities for natural exploration. Whether it's campfires, swimming, archery, climbing tower, zip line, sports, canoeing, cookouts, fishing, and kayaking every camper delights in waking up with a renewed sense of excitement as to what new activities each day at camp will bring. Download the 2019 Camp Lakewood brochure here. 

COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (CIT)

The Gateway Region YMCA has made a commitment to provide older youth and teens, ages 14-17, with leadership development opportunities in our YMCA programming efforts. Our Counselor-in-Training Program is an opportunity for participants to develop leadership and job skills. CITs will be provided with hands-on experience working with young campers and the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge in the day camp setting. CIT members must enjoy working with children, have a positive attitude, want to learn and practice leadership skills and be a good role model for campers. CITs work under the supervision of a Senior Counselor during the camp day. 

$150 fee (minimum 4 weeks)
Mandatory training: Date TBA Spring 2019

CIT application, interview, training, and minimum 4-week commitment is required. Following the interview process, candidates accepted to the program will be notified by the CIT Coordinator. Application is available here or at the Kirkwood Y Welcome Center. Applications are due by April 12, 2019. For more information contact: Jennifer Bergman, jennifer.bergman@gwrymca.org or (314) 965-9622.

CAMP FORMS TO GET YOU STARTED

KIRKWOOD Y CAMP CONTACTS

Executive Director
Ken Strawbridge
ken.strawbridge@gwrymca.org

Director of Summer Camp
Jennifer Bergman 
Jennifer.bergman@gwrymca.org

Camp Coordinator
Lisa Jimas
lisa.jimas@gwrymca.org

Camp Registrar
John Paddon
john.paddon@gwrymca.org