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UNION PARK DAY CAMP

The Dubuque YMCA Day Camp at Union Park has a strong emphasis on enjoying nature and being active in the outdoors. Join us this year, where memories are made and adventure is on the schedule every day! Kids will explore new ideas and develop skills they can use in all aspects of life!

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN UNION PARK DAY CAMP AND SUMMER ADVENTURES AT THE YMCA?

SUMMER DAY CAMP DIFFERENCES

UNION PARK DAY CAMP SUMMER GUIDE

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP DATES
Week 1: June 6-9*
Week 2: June 12-16
Week 3: June 19-23
Week 4: June 26-30
SPORTS CAMP: July 5-7*
Week 5: July 10-14
Week 6: July 17-21
Week 7: July 24-28
Week 8: July 31-August 4
Week 9: August 7-11
Week 10: August 14-18

*Shorter weeks will be prorated.

HORSE CAMP DATES
Week 1: July 1014, AM Beginner, PM Beginner
Week 2: July 1721, AM Beginner, PM Beginner
Week 3: July 2428, AM Intermediate, PM Intermediate
Week 4: July 31August 4, AM Advanced, PM Advanced

BIKE CAMP DATES
June 12– June 16

CAMP LOCATION
11764 John F Kennedy Rd., Dubuque, IA 52001
Two miles from the JFK and Northwest Arterial intersection and one mile from the JFK and Hwy 52 intersection.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO WE NEED TO FILL OUT ANY FORMS PRIOR TO CAMP?

Please fill out this medical form prior to attending camp, which includes any medications your camper is prescribed and any allergies your camp may have. Please  email it to Roman Weinberg at camp@dubuquey.org

WHAT SHOULD MY CAMPER BRING?

Sunscreen, bug spray, closed-toe tennis shoes, water bottle, swim suit, towel, and an extra set of clothes.

PLEASE LEAVE THESE ITEMS AT HOME: iPads, cell phones, trading cards, and toys. Your children will be busy with a variety of outdoor activities. Please remember to send them in clothes and shoes that can get dirty an wet. If we have a rainy week, children may arrive home muddy.

PLEASE INCLUDE CHILD’S NAME ON ALL PERSONAL ITEMS.

ARE MEALS PROVIDED?

The YMCA will provide all meals including morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snacks to the campers who join us.

If you have any food allergy concerns, please reach out to our Branch Director, Roman Weinberg at camp@dubuquey.org

TRANSPORTATION

We invite families to use the FREE Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bussing option operated through Dubuque County! Each family will contract directly with RTA letting them know what week(s) their child will be attending camp. Please register with RTA the Friday before each camp week by calling 563-588-4592.

RTA will then pick up all the children going to Union Park Camp from the Dubuque Y and at the end of the day, they will bring the children from Union Park Camp back to the Dubuque Y.

If you wish to not use bussing, please plan to directly pick up and drop off your camper each day from camp.

 

FACEBOOK GROUP
See your child having fun exploring the heights and sights of Union Park Day Camp by joining our Facebook Group! Counselors and camp staff will be posting fun photos and videos of the kiddos throughout the week as well as any updates regarding the week ahead.

 

ARCHERY OUTCOMES

BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

Understand the safety precautions in archery

Know point value of each target color and count own score

Demonstrate how to repair tips and fletchings of arrows

Demonstrate how to follow archery commands

Use a compound bow to score 40 points from 30' distance with 20 or less arrows

Teach a beginner how to shoot

Demonstrate proper form for shooting

Lead archery commands for a group of archers

Score 100 points at 15yds with 25 arrows

Create your own target,

and hit it

Use a recurve bow to score 40 points from 30' with 20 arrows or less

Hit an arrow on each of the colors “rainbow” using 15 arrows

Hit the target 3 out of 5 attempts from at least 30 ft

Explain how two YMCA core values applies to archery

Explain how the four YMCA core values apply to archery

Recite from memory the CAL Archery rules

Know the parts of a compound bow and arrow

Demonstrate the proper way of retrieving arrows

Explain how one YMCA core values applies to archery