CAMP YOMECA PHILOSOPHY
WHAT IS CAMP YOMECA ALL ABOUT?
The camp experience should provide children with an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, develop their character and build their self esteem, while feeling safe and accepted. Children should leave camp each day better for their experience having felt valued and appreciated. Children gain a sense of independence, learning to succeed and fail with dignity and sportsmanship. Camp teaches children to appreciate the accomplishments of others, to make others feel valued, and fosters responsibility. By watching and emulating their role models, children learn to display good manners, conduct themselves positively and challenge themselves to be better people. Camp should be a home away from home where they may grow and develop to their fullest potential. Most of all, Camp is a place where a child can be a child free from the worries of peer pressure, bullying and the search to be accepted. At Camp every child will feel welcome and part of something bigger than themselves. They will be a part of a community where their individuality is welcomed and supported.
WHAT DOES AMERICAN CAMP ASSOCIATION ACCREDITED MEAN?
Camp Yomeca received its ACA accreditation for the first time in 2009. The ACA-Accredited Camp sign has 50 years of parent trust behind it. It’s a way to presort among camp options. Accreditation identifies those programs which offer a solid foundation of health, safety, and program quality; assurance that we comply with up to 300 health, safety, and program quality standards; and solid proof of our accountability, credibility, and commitment. It demonstrates that we have gone to great lengths, have been evaluated, and have passed the test! Camp Yomeca will be re-accredited in 2012. C
WHAT WILL MY CHILD BE DOING AT CAMP?
Campers participate in a daily schedule of age appropriate activities geared toward individual growth, physical/social development and fun. Below is a general listing of the activities that the children will participate in. Schedules will be available and posted every Monday. Activities may vary from day to day including, but not limited to:
Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, GaGa, Kickball, Wiffle Ball, Volleyball, Newcomb, Ultimate Frisbee, Archery, Fitness, Dance, Drama, Cooking, Outdoor Living Skills, Arts and Crafts, Nature, Field Games, Songs, Swimming, Tumbling, Flag Football, Tennis, Team Handball, Dodge Ball, Playground, Four Square, Character Development, Reading, Creative Writing, Drawing, and Science
There is no such thing as a typical day in day camp. We start off every day at 9:00am with an opening activity and end every day at 4:30 pm, the rest of the day is spent in various large and small group activities. Most of the day your child will be doing these activities with his/her assigned group.