SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSES
Mark your calendars! Attend Camp Wheeler Open House dates.
• Camp Wheeler Saturday, April 29
• Camp Wheeler Saturday, May 13
• Camp Wheeler Saturday, May 27
Who Can I Contact?
Please call our camp office with any questions at(860) 793-9631 ext.127.
Tim Gabbard, Youth Development Director & Camp Director
Clothing - Children should wear outdoor play clothes,closed-toe sneakers, and bring a bathing suit and towel. Please label all clothes with your child’s name. Counselors will make every effort to get clothing back to your child. All unclaimed items will be brought to the Camp Office. You may retrieve items at anytime.
Lunches - A lunch needs to be sent to camp with your child each day. Lunches should be clearly marked with child’s name and will be refrigerated. Please include utensils if necessary. Soft-sided lunch bags are preferred. Optional Subway lunches are available. See camp staff for details.
Rainy Days - Camp will be held Rain or Shine. For inclement weather,please dress your child appropriately. A change of clothes should be sent with your child
on these days.
Items Prohibited From Camp K And Specialty Camps
• Portable Video Gaming Devices.
• Playing Cards (of any kind; including Magic Cards).
• Walkmans, iPods, or any other portable music devices
• Cell Phones
Items Prohibited From All Camps
• Personal items that may hold a significant value.
• Possession of knives of any kind, fireworks,matches, tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or any firearms will result in expulsion from camp and
referral to the local police department.
CAMP KALEIDOSCOPE FOR CAMPERS AGES 5 -10
Fee: $265 per 1 week session
A traditional day camp experience with programs designed to help boys and girls
build self-confidence, meet new challenges and develop friendships with the
guidance of positive role models. During the course of each day, your child will have the opportunity to participate in many different activities including arts & crafts, nature, field games, swimming, team building, indoor rock climbing, archery (ages 7-10) and a weekly choice activity. Also, there will be theme days throughout the summer, all camp activities and spirit rallies. All children will be grouped by age.
These camps are designed to give participants an opportunity to meet new people and gain a different experience each week. Each camp will offer a unique theme with interactive fun activities. The camp day will focus on the main activity, but the children will also have fun swimming and participating in great traditional activities, as well.
Fee: $270 per 1 week session
Join the Y Aquatics staff for a week of swim training and swim skill improvement.
1 week session (Week 1 & 2)
Campers will spend the week exploring different mediums of fort building.
1 week session (Weeks 1 & 7)
MYTH BUSTERS CAMP
Ever wonder why MENTOS make soda explode, or whether you can cook an egg on the black top? Come discover in Myth Busters Camp, a fun science- filled week of discovery. (Week 2 & 8)
Ready to fulfill your dreams of one day playing in front of cheering fans? Get your start in All Star Sports where campers will be taught the necessary skills in a new sport every day! All Star Sports will focus on not only having fun playing the games, but also sportsmanship and what it means to be a
part of a team! week session (Week 4)
GIRL POWER – CAMP FOCUS
Fun and friendship, opportunity, confidence, unity, self-esteem form the foundation of this dynamic week full of activities to promote positive well-being and healthy lifestyles! Campers will spend their days learning about yoga, tai chi, fitness, nutrition, journaling, scrapbooking, hair care, manicures, and more! 1 week session (Week 4)
While traveling to a galaxy far, far away…campers will learn the way of the force, light-saber battling, and other mysteries of the Empire. 1 week session (Week 5)
Each day the campers will focus on three events that will include: beam, vault, and floor. This action-packed week will also be filled with some cheer and dance formations, as well as building skills. Campers will organize an exhibition for the entire camp and a parent show on Friday!
1 week session (Weeks 5 & 8)
SPY KIDS CAMP
Can you help solve some of camp’s greatest mysteries? In Spy Kids, campers will break secret codes, solve puzzles, discover invisible messages, and develop detective skills in a race to solve the many mysteries of camp!
1 week session (Week 6 & 9)
MUSIC & THEATER
Write, direct, and produce! The Wheeler Theater Club will do all three as they put together their own production, while learning about acting and how to work behind the scenes.
1 week session (Week 6 & 7)
Have fun learning about your favorite animals…where they live, what sounds they make, what foods they eat, and how they move and play! Lots of creativity and imagination will be needed during this camp of amazing animals as you go on a safari and “visit a zoo.”
1 week session (Week 9)
Our LIT program provides an amazing experience focused on individual development, team building, and self-discovery all while having fun at camp. With a schedule that is unique to their group, they spend time learning about leadership, as well as practicing and developing their skills. Campers leave our LIT program more confident of their skills in decision-making and problem solving. The LIT program includes group oriented projects, and planning a closing camp ceremony for all of camp.
Weeks: 3, 6
Fee: $255 per 1 week session
Ages 3-5 (9:00am-12noon)
An exciting, introductory, one week camping experience designed for our youngest campers. The activities and schedules are developmentally age appropriate and will include swimming, arts & crafts, stories, songs, nature, and play time. Different themes and fun activities will vary each week. A staff-to-child ratio of 1:5 ensures close supervision throughout the morning.
Weeks: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Fee: $130 per one week session
Week 3 July 8-15 Little Artists
Week 4 July 18-22 Bug’s Life
Week 5 July 25-29 Music Mania
Week 6 August 1-5 Dr. Seuss
Week 7 August 8-12 Animal Party
Are you someone who enjoys helping others? Our Jr. Lifeguard Camp is a hands-on experience for campers to learn first aid and CPR, water rescue
techniques, and other topics related to lifeguarding from trained and certified staff. Campers will also be given the opportunity to become Red Cross
Jr. Lifeguard certified. This valuable experience builds self-confidence and skills for life.
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