“At the Y, summer camp is much more than keeping kids busy,” says Haley Swenson, the Conejo Y’s day camp director. “Summer camp gives kids an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, learn about being responsible and to grow as an individual and as part of a group. Development of social skills and confidence is a big part of camp.”
Parents can sign their kids up full time (five days a week), part time (two or three days a week) or for individual weeks. Base camp is for campers whose parents prefer that their children stay onsite. While at camp, campers swim in the Y’s indoor heated pool, take part in basketball, archery, rock wall climbing, horseback riding, games and arts and crafts.
Travel camp (kindergarten through second grade and third grade through fifth grade) is onsite two days a week and on field trips three days a week. Extreme travel camp is for sixth graders through eighth graders. Campers are onsite one day a week and on field trips four days a week. Field trips include ice skating, bowling and going to the zoo, the beach and amusement parks. Field trips are age appropriate.
Camp hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended care begins at 7:00 a.m. Final pick up time is 6:00 p.m. Extended hours are included in camp fees. The YMCA offer financial assistance to those in need. A day camp orientation will be held Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Conejo Y.
"The Conejo YMCA has been providing local youth with a wonderful camp experience for over 40 years. We have staff and volunteers who are committed to our campers’ safety and to being positive role models,” says Swenson.
For more information about day camp at the Conejo Valley YMCA, go to http://www.sevymca.org/