Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois

Camp Discovery

Days Until Registration for Summer Camp 2022 Opens

BEST SUMMER EVER

When school is out, it’s time to relax decompress, and have fun with friends. Yet taking a break from school does not mean kids development is on vacation. Summertime at the Y focuses on the three key drivers of impact that inspire healthy youth development journeys: achievement, relationships and belonging. Through Y summer programs, the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of all youth are nurtured and celebrated.  Registration for Summer of 2022 opening April 1, 2022!!

BEST SUMMER EVER.

WHY CHOOSE CAMP DISCOVERY?

  • It’s Safe 
  • 1:6* staff to child ratio for 5 -8 year old 
  • 1:10* for 9 – 13 years and older 
  • Qualified counselors who receive over 40 hours of training in behavioral guidance, strategies to help campers feel comfortable in a new environment, how to make friends and much more! 
  • All  lead counselors are at least 18 years old 
  • Staff are all certified in CPR, AED and First Aid
  • Day Camps meet state licensing Day Camp Child Care guidelines 
*Note: When there is a mixed age group, the staff-to-child ratio will be adjusted on a prorated basis, according to age.

IT’S AFFORDABLE

  • Free Before and After Care (6:30-9 am, 4-6 pm)
  • Free weekly field trips
  • Scholarships available (upon request), thanks to donors

IT’S FUN/EDUCATIONAL

  • Friendships, decision making and problem solving skills 
  • Small group and large group activities 
  • Team building activities 
  • Math, reading and science and environmental education 
  • Sports Arts and crafts Swimming
  • Weekly field trips 

Registration forms can be found in the links below. Completed forms can be emailed to Stephanie Diehl at stephanie.diehl@highland.edu or call 815-235-2467 for more information.