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Sherman Lake YMCA


 

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Area Premier Youth

YMCA Day Camp experience!

It's our 20th Anniversary in the summer of 2014 - watch for upcoming news of exciting events!!!!

SPECIALTY CAMP REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JANUARY 16, 2014

Camp Name
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Camper's Age

Session One
July 7 - 11, 2014

Session Two
July 14 - 18, 2014

Session Three
July 21 - 25, 2014,

Session Four
July 28 - August 1, 2014

Session Five
August 4 - 8, 2014

Session Six
August 11 - 15, 2014

Session Seven
August 18 - 22, 2014

Session Eight

Session Nine

Session Ten

Classic Day Camp
6-13

$210

$210

$210

$210

$210

$210

$210

 

Sessions Available
Session 1 : July 7 - 11, 2014
Session 2 : July 14 - 18, 2014
Session 3 : July 21 - 25, 2014,
Session 4 : July 28 - August 1, 2014
Session 5 : August 4 - 8, 2014
Session 6 : August 11 - 15, 2014
Session 7 : August 18 - 22, 2014

 

Classic Day Camp

Day Camp
Fun and friendships - Creating Courage - Day Camp focuses on character building by instilling principles - honesty, caring, respect and responsibility!

  • 7 fun-filled week-long sessions
  • Fun and affordable alternative to indoor day care
  • Character building
  • Archery, climbing, art, swimming, Gaga, nature and so much more!
  • Safety - our #1 concern

 Day Trekkers (1st - 4th grade) will participate in a sampling of camp activities that are structured to meet each camper's ability level.

Day Adventurers (5th - 8th grade) will choose many of their day's activities. Campers will finish the week by celebrating our theme day Fridays. Every session is a unique experience! 

Bring:  water bottle, lunch,bathing suit, towel, rain poncho, closed toe shoes (place name on anything you'd like back).

Ages:  6-13 Grades: 1st-8th
Fee: $190 - Early BIrd Registration Price - Fees:  Jan 16-Mar 31 $210; April 1-May 15 - $220;  May 16 or later - $230 

Classic Day Camp - for the convenience of our parents, you may utilize our before & after camp care options offered at the Kalamazoo and Portage YMCA sites and the Battle Creek YMCA. Bussing is available from the Maple Street and Portage Centre Street YMCA's, the Battle Creek Family Y Center, and Riverside Elementary School in Battle Creek or you may bring your camper directly to the Sherman Lake YMCA.

Day Camp Schedule

ARRIVAL

7:00 am

Pre-Camp activities at camp and transportation sites

8:00 am

Buses depart for camp

DAY TREKKERS

9:00 am

Opening Ceremony

10:00

Activity Times

12:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm

Activity Times

4:00 pm

Closing Ceremony

DAY ADVENTURERS : Monday

9:00 am

Opening Ceremony

10:00

Activity Times

12:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm

Activity Times

4:00 pm

Closing Ceremony

DAY ADVENTURERS : Tuesday through Thursday

9:00 am

Opening Ceremony

10:00

Campers Choice planning and activity times. (Campers Choise allows campers to choose which activities they would like to participate in)

12:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm

Additional Campers Choice activities

4:00 pm

Closing Ceremony

FRIDAYS!
Fridays are always special at camp. Day-long celebrations are planned to incorporate the day's theme. Bring a costume or clothing to celebrate.

Session 1

Beach Partty

Session 2

Rock Out

Session 3

Christmas in July

Session 4

Wild Wild West

Session 5

Halloweek

Session 6

Carnival

Session 7

Dr. Seuss


Picasso Goes to Camp!
9-13

N/A

$290

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Sessions Available
Session 2 : July 14 - 18, 2014

 

Picasso Goes to Camp!

See the world differently and learn how to express yourself through your art.  Campers can explore their creativity in many different mediums during this week long artistic camp.  Progress to Sherman Lake Art Prize Camp Bring: Lunch, day pack, water bottle, towel, swimsuit, and dress for the weather.

Age: 9-13; Fee: $290 through March 31; $300 April 1 - May 15; $310 May 16 and later

Grades: 4th-8th


Into Thin Air Climbing Camp
10-13

$305

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$305

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$305

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$305

Sessions Available
Session 1 : July 7 - 11, 2014
Session 3 : July 21 - 25, 2014,
Session 5 : August 4 - 8, 2014
Session 7 : August 18 - 22, 2014

 

Into Thin Air Climbing Camp

Climb high with your friends!  This camp will begin to introduce you to some of our most thrilling climbs while teaching you technical climbing skills.  Teamwork and confidence are the focus.  Progress to:  Thrills & Chills Camp  This camp is a great next step for veteran Sherman Lake day campers or new campers with a love of heights!! Our experienced instructors ensure an exciting, safe and memorable experience for every participant.

Bring: Lunch, day pack, water bottle, towel, swimsuit, and dress for the weather. 

 

Ages: 10-13 Grades: 5th-8th
Fee: $305 through March 31st; $315 April 1 - May 15; $325 May 16 or later

 


Dance - Dance Revolution
6-13

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N/A

N/A

N/A

$280
Hurry!  Camp is filling up!

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Sessions Available
Session 5 : August 4 - 8, 2014

 

Dance - Dance Revolution

Dance Dance Revolution camp is a week of fun and learning! A great camp for those who love to dance.  Dancers will kick off the Thursday Family Night with their new routine.  While at camp, kids will have the opportunity to enjoy everything classic day campers do, but they will also get to spend half of their day dancing.

Bring: Clothes to move around in and jazz shoes. Lunch, day pack, water bottle, towel, swimsuit, and dress for the weather.

Age: 6-13;  Fee: $280 through March 31; $290 April 1 - May 15; $300 May 16 or later  Dance: 1st-8th


LARP Quest
10-13

N/A

N/A

$305

N/A

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N/A

N/A

Sessions Available
Session 3 : July 21 - 25, 2014,

 

LARP Quest

Adventure through strategy games and Live Action Role Play.  Relationship building and strategy are the focus of this great week.  Be a part of this LARPing adventure.  Campers will spend part of each day engaged in some of the best camp activities that Sherman Lake has to offer.  This is the camp for any camper who loves to role play and use their imagination.  Parents can join in on the fun, Thursday Night for Family Night.

Ages: 10-13 Fee: $305 through March 31; $315 April 1 - May 15; $325 May 16 or later  Grades: 5th-8th


Gilmore Piano Camp
7-13

$365

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Sessions Available
Session 1 : July 7 - 11, 2014

 

Gilmore Piano Camp

DATE:  July 7-11, 2014

Don't let your piano chops get rusty this summer.  Study with a diverse piano faculty from The Gilmore education department!  Sherman Lake YMCA invites young piano students to boost their musical skills in a natural environment.  Campers will enjoy the adventure of exploring  keyboard music with Gilmore faculty and guest artists.  The Day Camp provides small group instruction to students on acoustic pianos and group experiences in the Gilmore electronic keyboard labs.  Students have opportunities to hear professional artists, improvise, and expand their knowledge of piano playing.  Day Camp provides in-depth music experiences in the morning and Sherman Lake Camp activities in the afternoon, allowing students to experience a unique connection between music and their surroundings.  Campers will host their own performance for parents and friends.  All students will need to audition for placement in classes and lesson.  Students will be encouraged to practice daily at camp and at home.  Enrollment is limited to 40 campers.  Call 269-342-1166, or visit http://www.thegilmore.com/ for more information

Bring: Current music repertoire.  Lunch, day pack, water bottle, towel, swimsuit, and dress for the weather

Ages: 7-13 years of age Fee: $365 through March 31st; $375 April 1 - May 15; $385 May 16 or later Grades:2nd-8th

Steps to register for Gilmore Piano Camp:

1.  Register on-line on Sherman Lake's website  for Gilmore Piano Camp, or complete a summer camp registration form and mail it to Sherman Lake YMCA Camp.

2. Follow this link to complete the Gilmore Piano Camp Supplemental Question form.

3.  Call the Gilmore - 269-342-1166 ext. 3125 or 855-845-1768 to schedule a placement audition.

Auditions are required for scholarships and camp.  Available dates include:
Monday, March 24 - 4-6pm
Wednesday, March 26 - 4-6pm
Friday, March 28 - 4-6pm

Monday, May 19, 4-6pm
Wednesday, May 21, 4-6pm
Friday, May 23 - 4-6pm 

For further information please see: http://www.thegilmore.org/education/kids/camps/


Lights, Camera, Action!
11 - 13

N/A

N/A

N/A

$290

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Sessions Available
Session 4 : July 28 - August 1, 2014

 

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lights, Camera, Action - Instructed by award-winning drama teacher, Robin Nott of Gull Lake High School.  Act in An Informance that will be featured on the Sherman Lake You tube channel.  This will be a red carpet event that could launch your career!  

Bring:  See list of things to bring in the parent packet AND Engery and Imagination!

Age: 11-13  Fee:  $290 through March 31, $300 April 1 - May 15; $310 May 16 or later  Grades: 5th-8th

 

 


Horse Whisperer Camp
6-13

$395
Hurry!  Camp is filling up!

$395

$395

$395
Hurry!  Camp is filling up!

$395

$395

$395

Sessions Available
Session 1 : July 7 - 11, 2014
Session 2 : July 14 - 18, 2014
Session 3 : July 21 - 25, 2014,
Session 4 : July 28 - August 1, 2014
Session 5 : August 4 - 8, 2014
Session 6 : August 11 - 15, 2014
Session 7 : August 18 - 22, 2014

 

Horse Whisperer Camp

Perfect for horse lovers.  Spend the day focusing on trail riding, arena riding and caring for YOUR horse.  Register early waiting list every year!  Campers will be evaluated on their riding ability at the first session. Campers will work directly with their horse for one hour per day learning specific riding skills and grooming techniques. The rest of the session will be spent learning about horses, playing games, and horsemanship. The other half of the day will be spent participating in a variety of camp activities such as archery, climbing, swimming, arts and crafts, games, and more. Space is limited to the number of horses available. This camp will fill quickly, so sign up today!

Bring: Participants must bring long pants or jeans and hard soled, sturdy shoes (boots are preferred). Campers may not ride without the appropriate footwear.  Participants may also bring their own helmet (optional) if it is ASTM or SEI approved. An extra change of shorts for those hot, summer days, lunch, day pack, water bottle, towel, swimsuit, and dress for the weather.

Age: 6-13; Fee: $395  through March 31, $405 April 1-May 15; $415 May 16 or later  Grades: 1st-8th


Twisted Sports
6-13

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$285

N/A

Sessions Available
Session 6 : August 11 - 15, 2014

 

Twisted Sports

Campers spend over half of each day learning and practicing a variety of sports and outdoor games.  This innovative camp introduces you to sports you may never have even heard of before!  Learn how to play GAGA, Disc Golf, Ultimate Frisbie, the HCRR Games and many more mysterious sports!   

Fee: $285 through March 31; $295 April 1 - May 15; $305 May 16 or later Ages: 6-13 Grades: 1st-8th


KinderCamp
4 - 5

$100

$100

$100

$100

$100

$100

N/A

Sessions Available
Session 1 : July 7 - 11, 2014
Session 2 : July 14 - 18, 2014
Session 3 : July 21 - 25, 2014,
Session 4 : July 28 - August 1, 2014
Session 5 : August 4 - 8, 2014
Session 6 : August 11 - 15, 2014

 

KinderCamp

A half day program designed to introduce the joy of Sherman Lake Y Camp to our younger friends. Climb, swim, art projects, meet new friends, and great age appropriate games. Follow the signs to the Barn where we meet from 8:30-11:30am.  A counselor ratio of 1:6 kids ensures each child will receive the attention needed to make their time at Sherman Lake the best possible. Only morning bus transportation from Kalamazoo or Battle Creek for this special camp.  Kindercampers need to be picked up at Sherman Lake YMCA at 11:30am.  

Bring: Water bottle, backpack, towel, swimsuit, and dress for the weather.

Age: 4 & 5 yr olds;  Fee: $100 through March 31; $110 April 1 - May 15; $120 May 16 or later


Make a Splash
10-13

N/A

$305

N/A

$305

$305

N/A

$305

Sessions Available
Session 2 : July 14 - 18, 2014
Session 4 : July 28 - August 1, 2014
Session 5 : August 4 - 8, 2014
Session 7 : August 18 - 22, 2014

 

Make a Splash

This experience if for all campers who love water and great times on Sherman Lake.  Must pass deepest swim quest!  Progress to:  Wet & Wild Camp Half of the day will be spent doing awesome camp activities such as archery, arts & crafts, climbing, games, and most importantly, making new friends. Campers must be able to swim 60 feet without touching the bottom and to tread water for 5 minutes.  

Bring: Lunch, day pack, water bottle, towel, swimsuit and dress for the weather. 

Age: 10-13;  Fee: $305 through March 31; $315 April 1 - May 15; $325 May 16 or later  Grades:5th-8th


Weird Science
9-13

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

$280
Hurry!  Camp is filling up!

N/A

Sessions Available
Session 6 : August 11 - 15, 2014

 

Weird Science

Mad Scientists needed!  Sherman Lake is your laboratory.  Challenging, fun science experiments are the focus.  A portion of each day will be spent doing great classic camp activities. There is no extra equipment needed.

Bring: Lunch, day pack, water bottle, towel, swimsuit, and dress for the weather.

Age: 9-13; Fee: $280 through March 31; $290 April 1 - May 15; $300 May 16 or later  Grades: 4th-8th

 


Where the Wild Things Are
9-13

N/A

$290

N/A

N/A

N/A

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Sessions Available
Session 2 : July 14 - 18, 2014

 

Where the Wild Things Are

It's like Sherman Lake in Wild Africa...Tuesday and Thursday we'll travel to Binder Park Zoo.  All other days spent on site where the real wild things roam!  Bring: Lunch, day pack, water bottle, towel, swimsuit and dress for the weather. Spending money for the gift shop (optional).

Age: 9-13;  Fee: $290 through March 31; $300 April 1 - May 15; $310 May 16 or later Grades: 4th-8th



Camp News

Special Transportation Notice: Gull Road and Riverside Elementary Sites Only 
Quick stop sites do not offer before and after camp care

Gull Road Elementary School: 
Bus arrives in the am between 8:25 & 8:35am. Bus arrives in the pm between 4:35-4:45pm. You will sign your child in with a staff person on the bus. Please have your children wait in the car until the bus arrives, a staff person will get off the bus to sign on the children. In the evening the bus will arrive and you will sign out your children with the staff on the bus. If you are not at the site by 4:45pm the bus will take your child to the Maple Street site. You would then need to pick your child up at the Maple St YMCA site. 

Riverside Elementary School:
Bus arrives in the am between 8:15am.  Bus arrives in the pm between 5:05-5:15.  In the morning you will sign your child in with a staff person on the bus. Please have your children wait in the car until the bus arrives, a staff person will get off the bus to sign on the children. In the evening the bus will arrive and you will sign out your children with the staff on the bus.  You must be at the site by 5:15pm to pick up your child.   


Day Camp Forms Camp Services
2014 Day Camp Registration and Health Form
Day Camp 2014 Registration and Health Form
Day Camp Parent Packet
Helpful Hints for Parents
Permission to Administer Medication
Scholarship Guidelines and Application Form

  • Check out our Blog at: http://shermanlakeymcacamp.blogspot.com.
    We will keep you posted on upcoming events, staffing and tidbits of knowledge at this site!
  • Bring A Friend to Camp program: For every "new camper" you bring to Sherman Lake, you will be sent a $25 gift certificate. You can use the certificate at the camp store or apply it to your camp fee. When you register be sure to submit the discount form. Click here for the Bring A Friend Discount Form!

 

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