Summer Camp 2020 - Registration now Open!

Our Focus is Youth Development

Youth Development is the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical processes that all youth uniquely experience from birth to career. A successful development process fulfills children and teens’ innate need to be loved, spiritually grounded, educated, competent, and healthy.

Trading stories and sharing a favorite book or song with a new friend. Being greeted with smiles and high-fives from staff and team-mates after scoring the winning point. Always fitting in, just for being you. This is what the Y’s summer camp is all about—ensuring kids get more out of their summer break: more friendships, more achievement, and more belonging.

WE DEMONSTRATE THE ROLE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS PLAY IN THE WELL-BEING OF A CHILD THROUGH:

• Staff-camper Relationships
• Camper Peer Friend-making
• Parent Engagement

WE HELP CHILDREN REALIZE THEIR PASSIONS, TALENTS, AND POTENTIAL THROUGH:


• Skill Variety & Mastery Charts
• Disguised learning activities through STEM, Reading, and Writing

WE ARE A PLACE WHERE KIDS FEEL SAFE, WELCOMED AND CAN EXPRESS THEIR INDIVIDUALITY THROUGH:


• Autonomous Choices
• Rituals and Traditions
• Daily Activity Framework
• Inclusion

WHY YOUR CHILD BELONGS AT THE Y

Our core values. We make our core values—caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—part of everything we do.
Our commitment. We plan our programs around developing the whole child. We will create a fun and engaging environment that is focused on friendship, achievement, and belonging.
Our staff. We are caring, competent and experienced. Our training includes camp safety, activity planning, CPR, First Aid, and more, making your child’s experience both safe and fun.
Low camp staff/child ratios 1:15 entering grades K-12
Our promise. No child is denied access due to inability to pay.
Our pledge. We are dedicated to making you and your child’s experiences at the Y extraordinary. At the end of the day, your child will come home with stories of a fun-filled and fabulous day.

WHAT WE VALUE AT SUMMER DAY CAMP

SAFETY FIRST

Low staff to child ratios.  Campers are assigned a specific leader within camp
Monitored sign in and sign out
Rigorous staff training
Safety standards

PARENT COMMUNICATION

Parents receive a digital copy of the camp handbook.
Parents can communicate with staff to help each child have a great experience.
Our staff will let you know about your child’s successes and any problems.
We conduct evaluations for feedback all summer long.
Leadership team available by phone or email to answer questions.
We keep your personal information confidential.

FUN ENGAGING ACTIVITIES


STEM learning
Swimming and other water activities
Camp Readers
Special Events
Sports and Games
Multitude of outdoor activities

Below are the Summer Camp registration packets for each site.  Please fill out and return to the YMCA front desk or click on the link below to register online!

We want every child to have the chance to experience camp. If you are in need of financial assistance please click HERE.

2022 Information to come...

ANDERSON

OUR APPROACH TO YOUTH SPORTS

At the Y, our sports staff, coaches and volunteers all share a singular vision of helping all youth reach their full potential in life. We leverage the excitement and passion around recreational and competitive programming to create a healthy outlet for children to gain new skills, develop a sense of team and connect with positive role models.

YOUTH SOCCER

BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth soccer promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life.


SEASONS: Spring and Fall*

LEAGUES:

AGES 3 – 4 COED

This is an introduction to soccer and sports socialization. Children play on a field appropriate for their age with no goalie. Teams practice for 20-30 minutes before each game and a size 3 ball is used. Coaches officiate while teaching children during the course of games.

AGES 5-7 COED

Children in this division start to learn many of the rules of soccer. Teams practice one night a week for one hour. Children learn throw-ins and corner kicks, along with a modified goal kick. They play on a field appropriate for their age with a goalie and a size 4 ball is used. The official(s) take an active role in coaching as well as enforcing the rules.

AGES 8-10 COED

Emphasis is placed on skill development and learning the rules of the game. Teams practice one night a week for one hour. They play with a size 4 ball.

AGES 11-15 COED

This division continues to emphasize skill development and the importance of teamwork.

Teams practice one night a week for one hour. They

play with a size 5 ball.

SUPPLIES

Players will receive a shirt to play in. Each player will need shorts, shin guards, socks and soccer cleats or tennis shoes.

Click on our program registration tab to register for our April-Spring league or September-Fall league. Online registration opens one month before programs start.

PRICES

Early Registration Member- $45                    Early Registration Program Participant- $65

Late Registration Member- $60                      Late Registration Program Participant- $80

*Late registration begins on August 28th- Additional $15 fee for late registrations*

ANDERSON SOCCER- DAVIS PARK

Anderson YMCA has an outdoor league for ages 3-15 at Davis Park ( 4507 Nichol Ave, Anderson, IN 4601 ). This league has been running for several years and has four fields running at the Park during game days. Practices are during the week according to the coaches preferred time.

                                                                SIGN UP FOR ANDERSON SOCCER

                                                                  ANDERSON FALL SOCCER FLYER

LAPEL YOUTH SOCCER- TRINITY LIFE CENTER

Lapel youth soccer is a new addition to the Anderson Soccer Leagues. Lapel youth soccer will be located at Trinity Life Center (5900 S.R. 13 South, Pendleton, IN 46064). This youth soccer league encourages children to learn the skills based on their age level and grow to become better athletes. Children will be given a shirt/jersey, but will need to bring their own shorts, shin guards and cleats. Trinity United Methodist will provide devotionals each week for the children before game time. ‍

                                                              SIGN UP FOR LAPEL YOUTH SOCCER

                                                                 LAPEL FALL SOCCER FLYER

YMCA WINTER SPORTS- CIA CHEER AND BASKETBALL

CHEER

Basketball & Cheer offers the perfect opportunity for kids to develop self-reliance and self-confidence on an individual level while stressing the importance of teamwork. Youth will learn basic skills, chants, cheers, jumps, and stunts while experiencing performances in front of a crowd. Participants will perform and cheer for the Youth Fundamental Basketball games. This session will run for 6 weeks.


Click on our program registration tab to register for our Winter League. Online registration opens one month before programs start.

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES Kindergarden TO Middle SCHOOL

BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.


PRACTICES: The YMCA offers one 60-minute practice per week.

FOCUS: YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS: Winter

The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids become not only become better players, but better people as well. It's a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

* Sports and seasons vary from Y location.

Want to join as a member to save more? 

When you or your child joins the YMCA they not only get discounted rates for Childcare, but they also get those same rates for our youth sports, camps and other activities we offer! If you sign up the entire family you get reduced rates on programs such as: Gobble Wobble 5k, Spring & Fall Soccer, Youth Basketball and more! Fill out a membership packet and bring it into the YMCA or sign up here.

ELWOOD

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES PREK-3 TO HIGH SCHOOL

BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.


PRACTICES: The YMCA offers one 60-minute practice per week.

FOCUS: YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS: Fall & Winter

The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids become not only become better players, but better people as well. It's a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

* Sports and seasons vary from Y location.

T-BALL

THE BASICS

The purpose of this league is to teach children the basics of the game of baseball. All children will hit the ball off of a tee. Children will be taught defensive fundamentals such as defensive positions, how to properly catch a ball, and how/when to throw it to a base. Offensive fundamentals such as keeping your eye on the ball when batting, running to the correct base, and when to run to the next base, will be emphasized.

Fun and learning are the main goals for our tee ball program! Children will be taught the different positions, and everyone will get to bat! Teams will practice 1 time per week, and have 1 game on the weekend.


AGE GROUP

This tee ball league is for children ages 3 to 5 years old.

COACHES

Committed and caring volunteers are needed to coach, and teaching the basic fundamentals of baseball. On game days, coaches will be responsible the flow and running of games.

SUPPLIES

Players will receive a shirt to play in. Each player will need pants, a glove, and cleats/shoes.

Click on our program registration tab to register for our May/June-Summer league. Online registration opens one month before programs start.

YOUTH SOCCER

BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth Soccer is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth soccer promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life.


SEASONS: Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter*

LEAGUES:

AGES 3 – 4 COED

This is an introduction to soccer and sports socialization. Children play on a field appropriate for their age with no goalie. Teams practice for 20-30 minutes before each game and a size 3 ball is used. Coaches officiate while teaching children during the course of games.

AGES 5-7 COED

Children in this division start to learn many of the rules of soccer. Teams practice one night a week for one hour. Children learn throw-ins and corner kicks, along with a modified goal kick. They play on a field appropriate for their age with a goalie and a size 4 ball is used. The official(s) take an active role in coaching as well as enforcing the rules.

AGES 8-10 COED

Emphasis is placed on skill development and learning the rules of the game. Teams practice one night a week for one hour. They play with a size 4 ball.

AGES 11-14 COED

This division continues to emphasize skill development and the importance of teamwork.

Teams practice one night a week for one hour. They

play with a size 5 ball.

SUPPLIES

Players will receive a shirt to play in. Each player will need shorts, shin guards, socks and soccer cleats or tennis shoes.

Click on our program registration tab to register for our April-Spring league or September-Fall league. Online registration opens one month before programs start.

PRICES

Early Registration Member- $45                    Early Registration Program Participant- $65

Late Registration Member- $60                      Late Registration Program Participant- $80

*Late registration begins on July 18th- Additional $15 fee for late registrations*

SIGN UP FOR ELWOOD SOCCER

Want to join as a member to save more? 

When you or your child joins the YMCA they not only get discounted rates for Childcare, but they also get those same rates for our youth sports, camps and other activities we offer! If you sign up the entire family you get reduced rates on programs such as: Gobble Wobble 5k, Spring & Fall Soccer, Youth Basketball and more! Fill out a membership packet and bring it into the YMCA or sign up here.

PENDLETON

COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL LEAGUE

The Pendleton YMCA works to provide top-notch sports training programs that are designed to assist each participant with the growth and development of their individual skill levels while teaching teamwork and sportsmanship.  Secondly, we strive to use the avenue of sports to teach and incorporate the character values of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility, and faith.

LEAGUES:

AGES 7 – 13


TUMBLE & CHEER

Tumble & Cheer offers the perfect opportunity for kids to develop self-reliance and self-confidence on an individual level while stressing the importance of teamwork within a cheer, or tumble, squad. Youth will learn basic skills, chants, cheers, jumps, and stunts while experiencing performances in front of a crowd. Participants will perform and cheer for the Youth Fundamental Basketball games. This session will run for 6 weeks.


Click on our program registration tab to register for our October-Fall league. Online registration opens one month before programs start.

YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

OPEN TO BOYS AND GIRLS IN GRADES PREK-3 TO HIGH SCHOOL

BE GOAL ORIENTED! Youth basketball is an exciting sport combining team play and individual skills. YMCA youth basketball promises no try outs, no getting cut and no bench warmers! Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques.

PRACTICES: The YMCA offers one 60-minute practice per week.

FOCUS: YMCA utilizes volunteer coaches to focus on participation and fun! While basic skills of the game are developed through practices and games, every child learns sportsmanship and values necessary to be successful in life. Every game begins with a Youth Sports Pledge and ends with a handshake.

PROGRAM OFFERINGS: Fall & Winter

The YMCA Youth Sports Program helps kids become not only become better players, but better people as well. It's a progressive program, with multiple age-specific levels. Every child gets to play and the games are safe, exciting and fun. We encourage fair play, positive competition, and family involvement.

* Sports and seasons vary from Y location.

Want to join as a member to save more? 

When you or your child joins the YMCA they not only get discounted rates for Childcare, but they also get those same rates for our youth sports, camps and other activities we offer! If you sign up the entire family you get reduced rates on programs such as: Gobble Wobble 5k, Spring & Fall Soccer, Youth Basketball and more! Fill out a membership packet and bring it into the YMCA or sign up here.