EDWARDSVILLE YMCA

NIEBUR (ESIC) CENTER • MEYER CENTER • ALLISON CASSENS EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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Current Session

Spring (6 Weeks)
Apr. 16 - May 27th

Summer/Activity Day Camp

A SUMMER SAFARI

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YMCA SUMMER CAMP 2018 IS COMING MAY 29TH!

Summer Camp Safari

There’s something about summer camp memories that stick with us forever. The friendships we make, the skills we learn, and the confidence we build last long after the summer ends. The Edwardsville YMCA is proud of its long summer camp tradition which continues in 2018! We will be building on our 50+ years of experience as an expert summer camp resource, committed to providing a high-quality, age-appropriate experience for your children with a wide range of activities and adventures to enjoy. On top of having lots of fun during the summer we hope to instill the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

The Edwardsville YMCA Summer Camps have provided thousands of children in our community with a camp experience they never forget. We offer a very active on-site day camp, held at the 116,000 square foot Meyer Center, for children from Kindergarten to fifth grade, a Teen Adventure Camp for sixth through eighth graders, and a variety of preschool camps at our Esic facility. We will be offering a wide range of activities that you have come to expect along with exciting new opportunities to enhance your summer camp experience. Each Friday has a special event or field trip and if that isn’t enough, we also offer over 75 specialty camps for everyone to enjoy!

Summer Camp is a passion of the YMCA and we hope your children become enriched over the summer to explore new areas where they can build a passion, uncover a hidden talent, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Registration Is Open! Don’t Miss Out On A Summer Of Fun! 

Full program information is now available! This will include: complete informational packets are available on our website and at the service desks which includes a complete listing of fees and the enrollment forms and the entire summer camp brochure.

Contact Jamie Kupferer at 618-655-1460 or jkupferer@edwymca.com or Catie Taylor at 618-655-1460 or ctaylor@edwymca.com for more information.

Specialty Camps

Give your kids camp experiences they will remember for a lifetime & get them involved in Specialty Camps! Summer Specialty Camps provide opportunities to get involved in a wide variety of new and exciting activities right here at the Edwardsville YMCA! They are for kids of all ages whether you are a full-day camper or not, member or non-member! 2018 Schedule Available Now! You must register at either Niebur (Esic) or Meyer Centers (No Online Registration). 

PRESCHOOL

PRESCHOOL

These summer preschool camps are designed for children ages 4 & 5 only. Children must be 4 years old by June 4th, 2018. Weekly themes will include daily circle time activities that help develop fine motor, gross motor, self-help & social-emotional skills. Classes are held indoors & taught by experienced preschool teachers. Outdoor recess time, weather permitting, is included. The summer program is a non co-op program with up to 20 children in each class. Classes meet Monday - Thursday from 9:00am to NOON in the Esic Center preschool classrooms. The fee is $70 per class for members and $80 for non-members. A snack & drink are provided each day. You are welcome to sign up for as many camps as you would like!

UP IN THE STARS (4 & 5 YRS.)

Come be an astronaut and explore space! Join us on an exciting adventure, where we will create a planet, play with moon sand and more!

Fees: Members $70 | Non-members $80
Class Meets: June 4th - 7th
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Location: Esic Center Preschool Rooms

EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST (4 & 5 YRS.)

Art has the role of helping children express their individuality. Join us for painting and many other art activities.

Fees: Members $70 | Non-members $80
Class Meets: June 11th - 14th
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Location: Esic Center Preschool Rooms

KNIGHTS & PRINCESS CAMP (4 & 5 YRS.)

Travel back in time and enjoy living during the Renaissance. Discover and replicate a family crest. Create a castle, practice your jester antics to perform in front of the king and queen and make a personalized chalice to use at a royal meal.

Fees: Members $70 | Non-members $80
Class Meets: June 18th - 21st
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Location: Esic Center Preschool Rooms

DOWN ON THE FARM (4 & 5 YRS.)

Join us down on the farm for lots of fun while we learn about farms and farm animals. We will learn what it’s like to milk a cow, we’ll let pigs play in the mud, paint a piggie bank and make our favorite farm animal. We’ll also learn which products come from our farms.

Fees: Members $70 | Non-members $80
Class Meets: July 9th - 12th
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Location: Esic Center Preschool Rooms

SUPERHEROES & VILLAINS (4 & 5 YRS.)

Whether you like superheroes or villains, be it Hulk, Green Lantern, Batman, Iron Man, Captain America, Batgirl or Black Widow. Join us as we explore green slime, go on a scavenger hunt, and design our own cape, mask, walkie-talkie and arm cuffs.

Fees: Members $70 | Non-members $80
Class Meets: July 16th - 19th
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Location: Esic Center Preschool Rooms

AHOY MATEY!! A PIRATE & OCEAN ADVENTURE (4 & 5 YRS.)

Does digging up pirate treasures sound like fun to you? Then Arrgg, join us this week while we will make treasure maps & parrots, go fishing for some grub and even walk the plank!!!

Fees: Members $70 | Non-members $80
Class Meets: July 23rd - 26th
Time: 9:00am-Noon
Location: Esic Center Preschool Rooms

AQUATICS

AQUATICS

SWIMMING LESSONS (K - 4TH GRADE)

Learn to swim at camp this summer! Classes are for beginning to upper level swimmers.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: June 18th - 21st | June 25th - 28th | July 9th - 12th | July 16th - 19th
Time: 9:00 - 10:20am
Location: Meyer Center Outdoor Pool

GUARD START (JR. LIFEGUARD) (6TH - 8TH GRADE)

Learn how to become a lifeguard at the Meyer Pool. You will learn CPR skills and first aid, along with scanning the pool and shadowing lifeguards. This camp is limited to 6 participants.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $65
Camp Dates: July 23rd - 26th
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center Outdoor Pool

ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT (K - 3RD GRADE)

Learn the basic skills of boating and canoeing while in the pool at Meyer. This class is limited to 12 participants per session.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $50
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th | July 23rd - 26th
Time: 9:00 - 10:20am
Location: Meyer Center Outdoor Pool

MAKE A SPLASH (2ND - 5TH GRADE)

Fun water games in the pool: water polo, snorkeling, water basketball and volleyball.

Fees: Members $35 | Non-Members $50
Camp Dates: June 11th - 14th | July 30th - August 2nd
Time: 9:00 - 10:20am
Location: Meyer Center Outdoor Pool

ARTS & HUMANITIES

ARTS & HUMANITIES

BASIC DRAWING & PAINTING (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

Come try your hand at drawing and painting. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, this class is for you.

Fees: Members $56 | Non-Members $70
Camp Dates: June 25th - 28th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

ORIGAMI (1ST - 8TH GRADE)

Learn the ancient art of paper folding and impress your friends with your new found talent.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: July 23rd - 26th
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

MINI-MASH BASH (K - 2ND GRADE)

This camp is one big mixed up art party! Every day will include a large variety of art supplies that we will experiment with together. Then it’s up to you to be as creative as you can be with the supplies provided.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: July 30th - August 2nd
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

MYSTERY BOX CHALLENGE (3RD - 8TH GRADE)

Each day you will get a brand new surprise box of art supplies. Your challenge is to make the most creative, unique, and beautiful piece of art that you can in the time allotted. At the end of each day we will show off our work.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: July 30th - August 2nd
Time: 10:15am - 12:15pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

SMART ART (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

Get ready for some crazy art experiments! We will get a little bit creative, a little bit wild & probably a lot
messy. Then we will dig deeper to figure out how each of these projects work. This S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art & math) based camp is a great way to get both sides of our brains working.

Fees: Members $56 | Non-Members $70
Camp Dates: July 23rd - 26th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

MESSY ART CAMP (K - 5TH GRADE)

If you like making messes, then this camp is for you! We will make slimy messes, squishy messes, &
colorful messes using a variety of art an natural materials such as paint, shaving cream, mud, slime
& much more. Please bring a change of clothes for after messy camp each day. Swimsuits are encouraged.

Fees: Members $60 | Non-Members $75
Camp Dates: June 11th - 14th | June 18th - 21st
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

SCULPTURE (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

Class will create sculptures using different elements & mediums.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: July 9th - 12th
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

GLITTER CAMP (K - 3RD GRADE)

Do you love glitter!? This camp is for you! All projects will include our love for glitter. Please note camp will be outside. Dress for sunshine & messy glitter fun.

Fees: Members $60 | Non-Members $70
Camp Dates: June 25th - 28th
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center (Outside) 

PAPER POWERED ROBOTS (2ND - 5TH GRADE)

Robots are our future, so what type of robot will you invent? In this art camp, you will get to invent your own robot using recycled materials such as cardboard, plastic bottles & other assorted materials. After construction, robots will be papier-mâchéd, painted & decorated.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: July 2nd - 5th *No Class July 4th
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

CLAY CHARMS (2ND - 5TH GRADE)

Come learn how to make your own charms using Sculpey clay. Class will work on making their own
handmade charm bracelet.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

SEWING & FINGER KNITTING CAMP (3RD - 8TH GRADE)

This camp will learn basic sewing and finger and arm knitting to create projects.

Fees: Members $55 | Non-Members $70
Camp Dates: July 9th - 12th
Time: Noon - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

FUN FASHION (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

This camp will focus on making unique fashions to wear from different items. Reconstruct t-shirts, make jewelry, accessories & more. The sky is the limit!

Fees: Members $55 | Non-Members $70
Camp Dates: June 11th - 14th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

PERLER BEADS/PEGBOARD CRAFTING (K - 3RD GRADE)

Come explore all the different things you can make with perler beads. Ornaments, magnets, keychains & more! There are so many patterns to explore. Camp is July 2ND & 3RD ONLY!

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $40
Camp Dates: July 2nd - 3rd
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

CLAY CHARMS & CREATURES (2ND - 5TH GRADE)

Get creative & make miniature creatures out of Sculpey clay. Then, design & create a home for your creatures out of a variety of materials.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: July 9th - 12th
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

PLASTER CASTERS (7TH - 8TH GRADE)

In this art camp, students will learn how to safely make a plaster cast of their own hand. After plaster skills have been learned students will get to design & create a sculpture of their own invention. This is a messy & fun class & at the end, students will get to take home two sculptures!

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: July 2nd - 5th *No Class July 4th
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

ZENTANGLE: THE ART OF DOODLING & PATTERNS (K - 2ND & 3RD - 8TH GRADE)

Doodling & Pattern don’t have to be something that stays in the art classroom! With Zentangles, you learn to doodle successfully in a relaxing & meditative style. Here participants will gain a sense of calm while
also learning doodling techniques that will help them focus outside the classroom.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: July 9th - 12th
Time: K - 2nd: 1:30 - 2:30pm | 3rd - 8th: 2:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

MACHINE SEWING FOR TEENS (5TH - 8TH GRADE)

Come learn how to use your machine to create an oversize pillow that you can use on your bed, the
floor, or anywhere. Students must provide their own working sewing machine, as well as at least one
machine-specific needle and two machine-specific bobbins. Class size is limited to 6.

Fees: Members $65 | Non-Members $80
Camp Dates: July 23rd - 26th
Time: 9:00am - Noon
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

PINTEREST PARTY (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

Unleash your creative side with the real life version of your favorite site! We will try a variety of arts and crafts during camp, but we will also learn how to find & follow craft tutorials online. This will help young crafters continue making art throughout the year. Each camper will use pictures to make their own idea board. As a group we will make up our own step-by-step tutorial that we can share with friends & maybe even post on Pinterest.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

COLLABORATION MURAL OF ENERGY (K - 2ND & 3RD - 8TH GRADE)

In this energy-filled art activity, participants will be able to explore collaboratively with new materials like they never have before. They experience what it is like to draw blindfolded, with partner sticks, with extremely large or small utensils & even around other objects. Watch this unexpected mural come to life in this fun art adventure throughout the week! Class is outside, please dress for the weather (rain or shine).

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: June 11th - 14th
Time: K - 2nd: 1:30 - 2:30pm | 3rd - 8th: 2:30 - 3:30pm 
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

SAFE SITTER CAMP (11 - 12  & 13 - 14 YRS.)

This nationally recognized, medically accurate, hands-on class teaches kids how to handle emergencies such as injury management & choking rescue while caring for children. Learning the basics of child care through games, activities & role play. Course includes a Safe Sitters® tote bag starter kit & manual ($30 value). Class size limited. Bring a snack.

Fees: Members $95 | Non-members $110
Camp Dates: Ages 11-12: June 11th - 14th or July 9th - 12th | Ages 13-14: June 25th - 28th or July 16th - 19th
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Meyer Center (Meet In The Lobby) 

JEWELRY MAKING (2ND - 8TH GRADE)

Come explore the different avenues of jewelry making. Join us as we make unique rings, necklaces, bracelets & much more!

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: June 18th - 21st
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

CHOCOLATE LOVERS (2ND - 4TH & 5TH - 8TH GRADE)

Chocolate lovers unite as we discover the world of chocolate. Learn how to use chocolate to create tasty treats & participate in activities using chocolate in fun ways.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: June 18th - 21st 
Time: 2nd - 4th: 9:00 - 10:30am | 5th - 8th: 10:45am - 12:15pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

CANDY CHEMISTRY 1 (2ND - 3RD & 4TH - 5TH GRADE)

Do you love candy? Do you love science? Then this is the camp for you. Try your hand at using chemistry to create delicious candy recipes.

Fees: Members $50 | Non-Members $65
Camp Dates: 2nd-3rd: June 11th - 14th | 4th-5th: June 25th - 28th
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

CANDY CHEMISTRY 2 (2ND - 3RD & 4TH - 5TH GRADE)

Did you enjoy learning how to use chemistry to make delicious candy in Candy Chemistry Part One? This
camp will expand the fun with more challenging recipes to make & eat. Try your hand at using chemistry to create delicious candy recipes.

Fees: Members $50 | Non-members $65
Camp Dates: 2nd-3rd: July 2nd - 5th *No Camp July 4th | 4th-5th: July 16th - 19th
Time: 2nd-3rd: 9:00 - 11:30am | 4th-5th: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

WATER SPLASH CAMP (K - 2ND & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

July is the hottest month of the summer, so instead of staying indoors with nothing to do how about an adventure in Water Splash Camp? Come have water balloon fights, water gun battles, sprinkler fun, other assorted water games & of course slip’n-slide fun. All equipment will be supplied; all you need is yourself, sunscreen, swimwear, a towel & a change of clothes for afterwards.

Fees: Members $35 | Non-members $50
Camp Dates: July 9th - 12th 
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center (Outside)

ENCHANTED CASTLES (2ND - 4TH GRADE)

You will get to design & create a fantastical castle whether it is a palace, a fairy castle, a knight’s fortress,
a dragon’s lair, or your dream home! Using plastic bottles, aluminum foil, hot glue, paper clay, paint & other
decorations you will get to bring your ideas to life.

Fees: Members $55 | Non-members $70
Camp Dates: June 25th - 28th
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Room

FAIRY GARDEN CAMP (K - 1ST & 2ND - 4TH GRADE)

While our neighborhood fairies are hard at work directing the bees and the butterflies, we will be hard at
work making beautiful garden homes, benches, bridges & other delightful fairy garden decorations made from natural resources & oven-baked clay. Come build your own garden fit to impress the fairy queen herself!

Fees: K-1st: Members $45 | Non-members $60 | 2nd-4th: Members $55 | Non-members $70
Camp Dates: July 16th - 19th 
Time: K-1st: Noon - 1:00pm | 2nd-4th: 1:15 - 2:45pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Room

CREATE YOUR OWN STOP MOTION FILM (4TH - 8TH GRADE)

Lights! Camera! Action! Prepare to become the director, set designer, actor, editor & cameraman of your own mini stop motion video! Participants will be learning & experiencing the art of stop motion film with free apps & techniques they can use at home! Students will need to bring a phone, ipad, or other device that has app capabilities & can film. THIS CAMP RUNS FOR 2 WEEKS MONDAY - THURSDAY!

Fees: Members $90 | Non-Members $110
Camp Dates: June 18th - 21st & June 25th - 28th (2 Week Camp)
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Meyer Center

DANCE CAMP (K - 2ND & 3RD - 8TH GRADE)

This camp will spend the week learning different popular forms of dance. Hip Hop, Jazz and Ballet along with other dance games and activities.

Fees: Members $60 | Non-Members $70
Camp Dates: July 9th - 12th
Time: 9:00am - Noon
Location: Esic Center (For bus transportation, arrive at Meyer by 8:30am, we will leave promptly at 8:45am. If the camper misses the bus, please drop child off at Esic.)

MY DOLL & ME (K - 3RD GRADE)

Come explore history, crafts, game and fun with our dolls as we travel with a different American Girl each day.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: June 18th - 21st | July 23rd - 26th
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

LEGO CAMP (K - 2ND & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

Come explore art with Legos! Each day campers will be given a new challenge to master. Campers will also play games and other activities incorporating Legos.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $40
K-2nd: June 18th - 21st | 12:45 - 1:45pm
K-2nd: July 23rd - 26th | 12:45 - 1:45pm or 2:00 - 3:00pm
3rd-5th: June 18th - 21st | 2:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

DINOSAUR CAMP (K - 1ST & 2ND - 4TH GRADE)

RAWR! In this camp, you will learn about different dinosaurs while creating a variety of dinosaurthemed
crafts such as sculpting your own dinosaur & making lots of dinosaur bones. We will also become paleontologists by digging up dinosaur bones.

Fees: K-1st: Members $40 | Non-Members $55 | 2nd-4th: Members $50 | Non-Members $65
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th
Time: K-1st: 9:00 - 10:00am | 2nd-4th: 10:15 - 11:45am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

STAR WARS CAMP (1ST - 4TH GRADE)

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, the Jedi started Star Wars week! Choose the path of the Light or Dark side to compete in friendly activities to help gain knowledge and become one with the force. May the force be with you as you play, craft & duel your way through the week. May the best Jedi win!

Fees: Members $65 | Non-Members $80
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th
Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

THE HOGWARTS EXPRESS (2ND - 5TH GRADE)

You have just received your letter from Hogwarts School of Witch Craft & Wizardry. In this camp, you will create your own wizard robes, wand & school books. You will get to try your hand at potions, care of magical creatures, astronomy & defense against the dark arts. After lessons have been learned, friendly game of Quidditch will be played & there will be a Dragon’s Egg hunt.

Fees: Members $90 | Non-Members $110
Camp Dates: June 25th - 28th
Time: 9:00am - Noon
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

COMIC BOOK CAMP (3RD - 8TH GRADE)

Learn about & create your own comic books. Whether you love comics or you are looking for something new to try, this camp is for you.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $40
Camp Dates: June 18th - 21st
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

FANDOM ART (3RD - 8TH GRADE)

Ever wonder what it would be like if your favorite movie, book or TV character was someone in your life? Experience the obsession that is fandom art! Learn techniques used to draw yourself & your favorite characters in the same universe using multiple mediums.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: July 2nd - 5th *No Class July 4th
Time: 1:30 - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

LEARN TO DRAW PEOPLE (4TH - 8TH GRADE)

Drawing people is hard to do. With this program, learn the skills it takes to draw a human being along with tips & tricks on how to draw the face with accuracy. No previous knowledge needed.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: July 23rd - 26th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Meyer Center

APP DESIGN (3RD - 8TH GRADE)

Become a smartphone application designer this week by allowing your creativity to flow. Think up a groundbreaking idea, create cover art & even make a commercial for your app! Please note we will not be creating a live app but learning & creating what goes into app. Students will need to bring a phone, tablet, or other device that has app capabilities & can film videos.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-Members $60
Camp Dates: July 16th - 19th
Time: 1:30 - 3:30pm
Location: Meyer Center

VIDEO GAME CRAFTS (K - 2ND & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

We will use video games like Minecraft as a model for their crafting: key chains, magnets & more. Please note this camp is centered around video games, but does not include playing video games.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-members $40
Camp Dates: July 16th - 19th
Time: K-2nd: 9:00 - 10:00am | 3rd-5th: 10:15 - 11:15am
Location: Meyer Center

MAD SCIENCE: EARTH, SCIENCE & BEYOND (K - 2ND & K - 5TH GRADE)

Children will discover how to send secret messages using special codes, explore their environment & find out how science can help us to protect our planet. Your Junior Mad Scientist will learn how Newton’s laws are at work in their favorite sports & join the ranks of space scientists examining the mysteries of the solar system! Please bring a snack!

Fees: Members $150 | Non-Members $170
Camp Dates: June 11th - 14th
Time: K-2nd: 8:30 - 11:30am | K-5th: Noon - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

MAD SCIENCE: MAD INVENTORS! (2ND - 5TH GRADE)

Creative Contraption Warning! This is a camp designed by you-- the Inventor! Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from the world of
famous inventors & the most important thing of all-- your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity, you’ll construct catapults & forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot & assemble a working light saber to take home. While Thomas Edison said invention is 10% inspiration & 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% fun! This is a 5 day, 6 hour camp! Please bring a sack lunch & a snack!

Fees: Members $260 | Non-Members $285
Camp Dates: July 16th - 20th 
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

ARITHMATRICKS (K - 5TH GRADE)

Make cards appear in an envelope on which someone is sitting! Make coins appear & disappear from
your bare hands! Mind read the number someone is thinking of! Learn these & many other magic tricks while honing your math skills. The tricks for this camp are math based! You’ll learn magic with money, cards, paper & special magic props you’ll take home. Students put on a show for their families the last day. Animal balloons, clown skits & team building activities round out this fun camp. Goals are to build math skills, develop presentation skills, confidence & to have fun!

Fees: Members $110 | Non-Members $130
Camp Dates: July 9th - 12th
Time: Noon - 3:00pm
Location: Meyer Center Program Rooms

EDWARDSVILLE ARTS CENTER

The Edwardsville Art Center inspires the lives of youth and the creative spirit of adults through classes, exhibits, and cultural events. Courses are offered at the Edwardsville High School in well equipped classrooms (D120 & D160). Classes are taught by professionally educated working artists from the Edwardsville area.

Classes meet Tuesday - Thursday* (July 4th week class meets MTUTH) from 9:00 - 11:45AM, in the EHS classrooms (D120 & D160). The fee is $80 per class for members and non-members. Please arrive at the Meyer Center by 8:30AM as the bus will leave promptly at 8:45AM. If the camper misses the bus, they will need to be dropped off at the Edwardsville High School. You may also drop your camper off at EHS.

ALL THE ARTS (K - 2ND & 3RD - 8TH GRADE)

Do you love to experiment in all the arts? Then this class is for you! We will spend each and every day with a new medium. We will explore painting, drawing, paper-making, ceramics, and more. One of the days, we will even get a brief session on the potter’s wheel!

Fees: Members & Non-Members $80
Camp Dates: June 5th - 7th or July 24th - 26th
Time: 9:00 - 11:45am
Location: EAC 

CERAMICS (K - 2ND & 3RD - 8TH GRADE)

Campers will have the opportunity to explore throwing clay on the potter’s wheel, coil building, and slab building techniques. We will work on both functional and sculptural pieces. Come in & play with clay! All of the clay used for this class is a low-fired earthenware that will be food safe and durable once finished.
Finished pieces can be picked up the following week (June 19TH - 21ST & July 17TH - 19TH) at the EHS
Classroom D120.

Fees: Members & Non-Members $80
Camp Dates: June 12th - 14th or July 10th - 12th
Time: 9:00 - 11:45am
Location: EAC

DRAWING & PAINTING (K - 2ND & 3RD - 8TH GRADE)

This class will focus on using drawing skills in our paintings. We will work on the basics of drawing for the first half of class & painting the second half. We will explore several different painting and drawing mediums & make a mixed media piece combining the materials.

Fees: Members & Non-Members $80
Camp Dates: June 19th - 21st or July 17th - 19th
Time: 9:00 - 11:45am
Location: EAC

FIBER ARTS (K - 2ND & 3RD - 8TH GRADE)

Dyeing fabric, felting, paper making, sewing stuffed creatures & more! This class will be a fun new way for all ages to explore a medium that can be sculptural, functional, and creative! If you are looking for a new type of art-making to explore, this class if for you!

Fees: Members & Non-Members $80
Camp Dates: June 26th - 28th
Time: 9:00 - 11:45am
Location: EAC

WHEEL THROWING (3RD - 8TH GRADE)

We will spend an intensive two days throwing on the potter’s wheel, then we will glaze what we’ve thrown on the final day. We will make pieces for use in everyday life, such as bowls, cups, and plates. We will be working with earthenware clay, fired with food safe glazes. Finished pieces can be picked up the following Thursday, July 12TH at the EHS Classroom.

Fees: Members & Non-Members $80
Camp Dates: July 2nd, 3rd & 5th
Time: 9:00 - 11:45am
Location: EAC

CLIMBING & OUTDOOR RECREATION

CLIMBING & OUTDOOR RECREATION

ROCK CLIMBING CAMP (K - 2ND, 3RD - 5TH & 6TH - 8TH GRADE)

Four days of climbing fun! This camp will present campers with unique challenges & rewards. Campers will have the opportunity to boulder, climb with ropes, play games & set up challenges that will build positive thinking. This is a great physical & mental workout. Bring a water bottle, we will take water breaks.

Fees: Members $50 | Non-Members $65

K - 2nd

June 4th - 7th
June 11th - 14th
June 18th - 21st
June 25th - 28th
July 9th - 12th
July 16th - 19th
July 23rd - 26th

9:00 - 11:00am
2:00 - 4:00pm
9:00 - 11:00am
2:00 - 4:00pm
9:00 - 11:00am
2:00 - 4:00pm
9:00 - 11:00am
3rd - 5th June 4th - 7th
June 11th - 14th
June 18th - 21st
June 25th - 28th
July 9th - 12th
July 16th - 19th
2:00 - 4:00pm
9:00 - 11:00am
2:00 - 4:00pm
9:00 - 11:00am
2:00 - 4:00pm
9:00 - 11:00am
6th - 8th July 23rd - 26th 2:00 - 4:00pm

Location: Meyer Center Rock Climbing Wall

ARCHERY CAMP (K - 1ST, 2ND - 3RD & 4TH - 8TH GRADE)

This camp includes instruction on archery technique, safety, and time to practice. Please bring a water bottle. Campers must wear close toed shoes! No dress shoes, sandals, flip-flops, or Crocs!

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55

K - 1st

June 11th - 12th
June 18th - 19th
July 2nd - 3rd
July 18th - 19th

9:00 - 11:00am
12:30 - 2:30pm
9:00 - 11:00am
9:00 - 11:00am
2nd - 3rd June 4th - 5th
June 11th - 12th
June 25th - 26th
July 25th - 26th
9:00 - 11:00am
12:30 - 2:30pm
9:00 - 11:00am
9:00 - 11:00am
4th - 8th

June 4th - 5th
June 18th - 19th
June 25th - 26th
July 11th - 12th

12:30 - 2:30pm
9:00 - 11:00am
12:30 - 2:30pm
9:00 - 11:00am

Location: Meyer Center (Outside)

OUTDOOR REC SAMPLER (2ND - 3RD & 4TH - 8TH GRADE)

Not sure what to choose. Come try our Outdoor rec sampler. Each day will be something new, archery, climbing, and nerf (not necessarily in that order). Students must wear close toed shoes. No dress shoes, sandals, flip flops, or crocs.

Fees: Members $45 | Non-members $60
Camp Dates: July 2nd - 5th *No Class July 4th
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center

NERF DART TAG CAMP (1ST - 2ND, 2ND - 3RD & 4TH - 8TH GRADE)

Take your dart tag game to the next level. We will use air powered Nerf Blasters to engage in an ultimate Nerf battle! Required Items: Eye Protection (goggles, prescription glasses, sun glasses, etc.) and a water bottle. We want to be as safe and hydrated as possible.

Fees: Members $20 | Non-Members $35

1st - 2nd

June 13th - 14th
June 20th - 21st

9:00 - 10:30am
12:30 - 2:00pm
2nd - 3rd June 6th - 7th
June 13th - 14th
June 27th - 28th
July 23rd - 24th
9:00 - 10:30am
12:30 - 2:00pm
9:00 - 10:30am
9:00 - 10:30am
4th - 8th

June 6th - 7th
June 20th - 21st
June 27th - 28th
July 9th - 10th

12:30 - 2:00pm
9:00 - 10:30am
12:30 - 2:00pm
9:00 - 10:30am

Location: Meyer Center

3 DAY FISHING CAMP (4TH - 8TH GRADE)

Three days of fishing with friends! We will alternate fishing at Glik Park, LeClaire Park, and Troy Park. We will provide fishing tackle and bait, but campers must provide their own fishing rod/pole. Dress comfortable for the weather and bring sun screen.

Fees: Members $60 | Non-Members $75
Camp Dates: June 11th - 13th | June 25th - 27th | July 9th - 11th
Time: 8:30 - 10:30am
Location: Leclaire Park, Glik Park & Troy Park (Meet at the Meyer Center Lobby to leave by 8:30AM)

HIKING / FINDING NATURE IN YOUR COMMUNITY (1ST - 4TH GRADE)

This three day camp focuses on hiking, animal tracking, bird, tree & animal identification. The campers will learn how to determine if an animal has been in the area as well as how to track it. While they track the animals the campers will also learn how the animals themselves blend in so they will not be found. Campers will hike on the bike trail, SIUE & Nature Center. Campers must dress appropriately: shorts or pants closed toed shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots. No Crocs, river shoes or flip-flops. Be mindful of the weather forecast & prepare/dress accordingly. Please have your child bring a water bottle, backpack & sunscreen.

Fees: Members $50 | Non-Members $65
Camp Dates: June 18th - 20th | July 16th - 18th
Time: 8:30 - 10:30am
Location: SIUE and The Nature Center (Meet at the Meyer Center Lobby to leave by 8:25AM)

GYMNASTICS

GYMNASTICS

NINJA CAMP (K - 2ND & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

Our Ninja Camp will teach kids how to focus on coordination/footwork, grip strength, speed, agility, balance, general strength/stamina & mobility. This camp will provide athletes the foundation of ninja warrior training through proper progressions in a safe environment.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th
Time: K-2nd: 9:00 - 9:50am | 3rd-5th: 10:00 - 10:50am
Location: Meyer Center Gymnastics Room

JR. TUMBLING/TRAMPOLINE BASIC SKILLS CAMP (K - 2ND & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

Athletes will work on fundamental tumbling & trampoline skills while gaining strength & flexibility
along with learning basic body shape & correct form for beginning level skills.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: K-2nd: June 18th - 19th | 3rd-5th: 20th - 21st
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center Gymnastics Room

JR. GYMNASTICS BASIC SKILLS CAMP (K - 2ND & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

Ideal camp for beginners who have never participated in gymnastics. This camp will focus on fundamental
gymnastics skills while focusing on basic body shape & correct form for beginning level skills.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates:  K-2nd: June 25th - 26th | 3rd-5th: 27th - 28th
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Location: Meyer Center Gymnastics Room

GIRLS GYMNASTICS CAMP (K - 8TH GRADE)

Four-day camp just for girls! They will explore all the traditional girl’s events with gymnastics, tumbling & pit fun.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: July 9th - 12th
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Gymnastics Room

TUMBLING/TRAMPOLINE CAMP (K - 8TH GRADE)

Come join us for four days of fun, exploring the excitement of these events: floor, trampoline, double mini, mini tramp and tumble track.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: July 23rd - 26th
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Gymnastics Room

GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING & TRAMPOLINE COMBO CAMP (K - 8TH GRADE)

Four days of fun filled gymnastics, tumbling and trampoline. They will explore the traditional events of gymnastics along with tumbling, trampoline and more.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: July 30th - August 2nd
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Gymnastics Room

GIRLS CHEERLEADING CAMP (K - 8TH GRADE)

Give me a Y-M-C-A!!! Learn the basics of cheerleading, small stunts, jumps and tumbling; or let us challenge the more advanced cheerleaders. The “Cheerleaders” will perform at the end of the four days.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $55
Camp Dates: August 6th - 9th
Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Gymnastics Room

HEALTH & WELLNESS/FITNESS

HEALTH & WELLNESS/FITNESS

SELF DEFENSE FOR KIDS (1ST - 4TH GRADE)

Learn how to deal with bullies and predators. Kids will learn what behaviors to watch for and practice how
to escape to safety. They will also learn important strategies to help avoid violent situations, plus tactics &
techniques for handling violence when it is unavoidable. Participants will receive an informational packet with descriptions of the techniques covered in class plus at-home tips for parents.

Fees: Members $35 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th
Time: 9:15 - 10:00am
Location: Meyer Center (Behind Outdoor Pool)

SPORT KARATE (1ST - 4TH GRADE)

Students will learn techniques and tactics for sport karate and Tae Kwon Do competition, plus participate in light contact (i.e. safe) sparring. Good for both beginners and kids already involved in martial arts. Many of the skills learned in this program can carry over into other sports as well.

Fees: Members $35 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: June 11th - 14th
Time: 9:15 - 10:00am
Location: Meyer Center (Behind Outdoor Pool)

LITTLE YOGI’S (2ND - 5TH GRADE)

Children will learn how to focus & center themselves with various breathing & visualization techniques. The yoga poses will help improve strength, flexibility & coordination. Classes promote self-confidence, self-respect, awareness & ability to calm down in stressful situations.

Fees: Members $40 | Non-Members $50
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th
Time: 11:00 - 11:40am
Location: Meyer Center

SOFTBALL SKILLS & DRILLS (3RD - 5TH GRADE)

Learn softball through both offensive & defensive skills focusing on fundamentals, form & fun!

Fees: Members $35 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: June 18th - 20th
Time: 9:00 - 9:45am
Location: Meyer Center (Outdoor)

LITTLE MUDDER (K - 2ND & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

Taking obstacles courses to the next level! This class will be muddy, wet, challenging & a lot of fun! Bring a change of clothes!

Fees: Members $35 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: June 18th - 21st | June 25th - 28th
Time: K-2nd: 9:00 - 9:45am | 3rd-5th: 10:00 - 10:45am
Location: Meyer Center (Behind Outdoor Pool)

REC SPORTS

REC SPORTS

ROOKIES SPORTS SAMPLER (PRE-K - 1ST GRADE)

Camp is designed for boys & girls ages 4 - 7; allowing them to sample & be introduced to four different sports: basketball, football, volleyball & baseball! Don’t forget a change of clothes on Thursday for WATERDAY!

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th | July 9th - 12th
Time: 9:00 - 10:15am
Location: Meyer Center (Gymnasium For Drop-offs)

SPORTS FRENZY (K - 2ND & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

It’s the ultimate sports experience! Participants will learn & play the sports of football, kickball & dodgeball with a dynamic staff in an energetic sports setting.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: K-2nd: June 18th - 21st | 3rd-5th: June 25th - 28th
Time: 9:00 - 10:15am
Location: Meyer Center (Outside; Skate Center Entrance For Drop-offs)

WIFFLEBALL / KICKBALL CAMP (3RD - 5TH GRADE)

Come enjoy two of the greatest summer activities! Two days of wiffleball will be followed up with two days of kickball. We will work on pitching, fielding & hitting as we learn the rules of wiffleball. So come on out and swing, throw & kick your way to a great time!

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: July 23rd - 26th
Time: 9:00 - 10:15am
Location: Meyer Center (Outside; Skate Center Entrance For Drop-offs)

DODGEBALL CAMP (3RD - 5TH GRADE)

Come have a blast at our limited two-day Dodgeball Camp! We’ll play various games of Dodgeball like: Dr. Dodgeball, Free-For-All, Scatter Ball, Guardian Dodgeball, Ultimate Dodgeball, and many more!

Fees: Members $10 | Non-Members $20
Camp Dates: July 30th - 31st
Time: 9:00 - 10:15am
Location: Meyer Center (Outside; Skate Center Entrance For Drop-offs)

VOLLEYBALL SKILLS CAMP (1ST - 2ND, 3RD - 4TH & 5TH - 7TH GRADE)

These camps will be offered for both boys & girls during the day. Camps will be grade specific and limited to the first 20 per camp.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
1st-2nd: July 9th - 12th | 1:00 - 2:00pm | July 16th - 19th | 10:30 - 11:30am
3rd-4th: July 9th - 12th | 2:15 - 3:15pm | July 23rd - 26th | 10:30 - 11:30am
5th-7th: July 16th - 19th | 1:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Meyer Center (Gymnasium for drop-offs)

SAND VOLLEYBALL CAMP (PRE-K - 5TH GRADE)

Sharpen your soccer skills and get even better for the upcoming fall soccer season! We’ll cover the basic skills & build up to games.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: June 11th - 14th | July 16th - 19th
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am
Location: Meyer Center (Outside; Skate Center Entrance For Drop-offs)

SOCCER SKILLS CAMP (K - 5TH GRADE)

Sharpen your soccer skills by coming to Soccer Skills Camp and get even better for the upcoming Fall soccer season! We’ll cover the basic skills and build up to games.

Fees: Members $30 | Non-members $45
Camp Dates: July 17th - 20th
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am
Location: Meyer Center (Skate Center entrance for drop-offs)

BASKETBALL CAMP (K - 1ST, 2ND - 3RD & 3RD - 5TH GRADE)

This Basketball Camp will offer skill development and game play. Campers will learn the basics and put them to use in 4 vs. 4 and 5 vs. 5 games. Polish your basketball skills and show them off in some games too!

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
K-1st: June 11th - 14th | 10:30 - 11:30am | June 18th - 21st | 1:00 - 2:00pm | June 25th - 28th | 10:30 - 11:30am | June 25th - 28th | 1:00 - 2:00pm
2nd-3rd: June 18th - 21st | 10:30 - 11:30am
3rd-5th: June 11th - 14th | 1:00 - 2:00pm
Location: Meyer Center (Gymnasium for drop-offs)

FOOTBALL SKILLS CAMP (3RD - 5TH GRADE)

In our Football Skills Camp you will learn about passing, catching, running routes, defensive coverage & basic football agility. We will help you get ready for the fall season!

Fees: Members $30 | Non-Members $45
Camp Dates: June 4th - 7th | July 9th - 12th
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am
Location: Meyer Center (Outside; Skate Center Entrance For Drop-offs)

TENNIS

TENNIS

TENNIS CAMPS (K - 1ST, 2ND - 3RD, 4TH - 5TH & 6TH - 8TH GRADE)

This summer try your hand at tennis in one of our camps. YMCA instructors will cover the basic skills and
rules of tennis through drills, games and lots of fun. Equipment will be provided, but feel free to bring your
own tennis racquet!

Fees: Members $55 | Non-Members $80
K-1st: June 4th - 7th or July 9th - 12th | 9:00 - 10:30am
2nd-3rd: June 11th - 14th or July 16th - 19th | 9:00 - 10:30am
4th-5th: June 18th - 21st or July 23rd - 26th | 9:00 - 10:30am
6th-8th:
 June 25th - 28th | 9:00 - 11:00am
Location: Meyer Center Tennis Courts

Activity Day Camp

When your kids have days off at Spring Break, Thanksgiving and Christmas we will entertain them while you are at work! Their days will be filled with activities planned for them! If you loved our Summer Camp then you will love our Activity Day Camp! We will have counselors leading the children through a day filled with gymnastics, skating, rock climbing, other sports and games and more! Additionally, they will have time for a morning and afternoon snack and lunch! We hope to see all of your smiling face there! 

Spring Break: March 26th - 30th
Time: 6:15am - 6:00pm
Early Registration (Price Per Day): Members $32 | Non-Members $42
Full Week Special (By March 25th): Members $135 | Non-Members $175
Day Of Camp Registration (Price Per Day): Members $37 | Non-Members $47
Lunch (Per Day): $3 | Snacks Included
Location: Meyer Center