2012 YMCA of Greater Westfield offers April vacation camps
WESTFIELD – The YMCA of Greater Westfield will offer the following programs. A series of new baseball clinics will take place during April vacation week this spring. Players will learn, practice and improve all their baseball skills just before the start of the season.
This clinic will be conducted
by expert coaches from the Simsbury Sports Academy on April 17, 18 and 19 (school vacation week) from 9 a.m. to noon.
The YMCA will also offer
Tee-ball and Coaches Pitch League this spring. These two popular, active spring programs are designed to help boys and girls ages 4 to 5 and 6 to 7 have fun learning the fundamentals and teamwork of baseball and softball.
Both programs progress in age appropriate manner through organized instructions, practices and games on eight Saturday mornings from April 21 to June 9.
The Tekoa Country Club will be the site of the YMCA of Greater Westf ield’s seventh
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spring season of golf. The Monday late afternoon
sessions from April 30 to May 21 are for boys and girls ages 8 to 12.
They are sure to enjoy
learning and experiencing the increasingly popular life-time sport of golf. Anyone with little or no experience, or with intermediate experience, will have fun with the action on the course during this program. Registrations are being accepted daily at the Y front desk.
The YMCA is starting a new Middle School Golf League this year. The program will provide golfers entering seventh and eighth grade with the opportunity to enjoy the friendly competition that this league will offer. The staff promises to give
semi-experienced golfers the freedom to play independently, while providing supervision and
the chance to receive assistance with skills and course etiquette if requested or as needed.
Spring tennis clinics are
being offered by the YMCA for the third year this year. The Tuesday late afternoon sessions will be held from May 1 to May 22 at the newly renovated courts at Stanley Park. Boys and girls ages 8 to 12
will learn the basic and intermediate fundamentals through enjoyable, active instructional sessions that will include challenging drills, contests and on the court games. Serious basketball players
will be happy to hear about the newest YMCA of Greater Westfield program designed for athletes who want to stay prepared for their winter season year-round: the off-season basketball academy. If you are entering grades 7 to 12 and are highly motivated to play
competitively, this series of once or twice a month sessions is for you!
Enthusiastic, experienced coaches from local colleges and successful area high schools will help players (in separate groups) to actively focus on conditioning, skill maintenance, development of mental and emotional strengths, reinforcement of academics, trips to college campuses, and more!
Locations, dates, times and
further details will vary throughout the 10 sessions from April 14 to October. Registrations for all of the aforementioned programs are being accepted daily at the Y front desk.
Contact YMCA Youth Sports Director George Hart at 568- 8631 ext. 317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to express interest or for more information.
JCC has summer programs for kids in preschool through high school
SPRINGFIELD – Monday through Friday, with pre and post-camp extension options, the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Day Camps offer summer programs from preschool through high school and overnight camp excursions for third to 10th grades. With the encouragement and guidance of the JCC’s highly- skilled counselors, campers participate in programs and activities that have been designed to foster learning, creativity, teamwork and above all, fun. Instruction from the arts and crafts, music, ropes course and sports specialists will help them discover their hidden talents.
Jewish emphasis Campers experience a variety
of activities with a rich Judaic tradition. These include Israeli culture, music, crafts and games. Each week, campers will participate in a weekly Shabbat celebration, which is comfortable for all faiths.
The Springfield Department of Parks, Buildings & Recreation Management And Next Level Adventures Present:
If you are looking for a fun-filled out-of-the-ordinary experience, this adventure program is just right for you and promises to be EXTRA-ordinary! Brad Miller, of Next Level Adventures will run five, one-week sessions that include team building games and challenges, kayaking, fishing, swimming, treasure hunts, hiking, snorkeling, survival skills and new challenge ropes course. From beginner to expert level, you will learn new skills while exploring fun ways of helping each other AND our environment. Come uncover the REAL you in this unique program of self-esteem and competence building.
Who: Children ages 8 and older When: SESSION I: July 2-6
Cost: $200.00 per session for Springfield residents $225.00 per session for non-Springfield residents
Where: The former Camp Wilder grounds, located on Parker St. Enter drive next to the Montessori School
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So c’mon...take a week on the wilder side...or take two! SESSION II: July 9-13
SESSION III: July 16-20 SESSION IV: July 23-27 SESSION V: July 30-August 3
water shoes, (or shoes that can get wet) and an adventuresome spirit!
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call Brad Miller at 413-530-1301 or Sandy Federico at 413-787-6435 for further information.
Lunch will be provided, but participants will need to bring a water bottle, swimsuit and towel, appropriate outdoor clothing,
“On The Wilder Side” 1 week
2-4 weeks* 5-7 weeks*
PROGRAM Sizzling Summer
JUNE 18 – AUGUST 24! FOR GIRLS & BOYS AGES 5 TO 14+
$179 $169 $159
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$249 $239 $229
BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE TENNIS EXPERIENCE
Morning Only (9-12) Morning Plus (9-1) All Day (9-3) Late Pick-Up (9-5) $169
*per week price. Tennis tournament every Friday for all ages!
AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: TENNIS, BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL, WHIFFLEBALL, SOCCER, BADMINTON, BOCCE BALL, PING PONG, BOARD GAMES, ARTS & CRAFTS
PEE WEE, HIGH SCHOOL BEGINNER AND ADVANCED JR. PLAYER PROGRAMS ALSO AVAILABLE. CALL FOR DATES/RATES
The Enfield Tennis Club has 5 indoor courts, A/C for lunch and indoor activities, locker rooms, bathrooms, and no rain day cancellations.
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For news & advertising call 413-525-6661
Health and safety Camp JCC has an off-site on- call” doctor and a health aide on site during camp hours. Medical forms are required from all campers prior to the start of camp.
Inappropriate behavior Camp JCC will not tolerate inappropriate language or aggressive behavior. If a camper is expelled from camp for inappropriate behavior, no refunds will be given.
Food service Campers should bring their
own kosher style lunch to camp. Lunches will be refrigerated.
Camp is Peanut Aware with designated “Peanut Free” tables. Camp families will be made aware of severe allergies in their groups. Campers may not share their food. The JCC will provide a daily
afternoon snack. All food and drink served by Camp JCC are kosher. Detailed information is included in the Parent/Guardian Manual which is received at registration.
Pre- and post-camp Pre and post-camp care are
available by registration with the calendar in the Parent/Guardian Manual. Pre-camp runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m., at a cost of $7 per day. Post-camp takes place from 4 to 6 p.m., for $10 per day.
Inclusion camp The JCC inclusion camp
weeks: June 25 to 29, July 2 to 6, Aug. 6 to 10, and Aug. 13 to 17 are for campers who have success in a partial or full inclusive environment with supports. The staffing ratios are two inclusion campers to one staff member.
Campers will receive daily
swim instruction, participate in cooperative games, build social skills and learn self advocacy techniques. An intake and interview are required prior to registration. Inclusion campers that require a one-on-one ratio must provide
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