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UNION PARK DAY CAMP

TIME TO MAKE CAMP MEMORIES!

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of a child, our Y Day Camp experience focuses on:

Youth Development   |   Achievement   |   Relationships   |   Belonging

The Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Union Park Day Camp 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!


REGISTRATION
You may register in person at the Y’s front desk or online through our program registration.

REGISTER NOW  |  CAMP BROCHURE

REQUIRED FORMS
Please fill out this medical form prior to attending camp. 

HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Daily

MEMBERSHIP
Consider a Dubuque Y family membership and enjoy Y programs at the member rate YEAR ROUND! Income based pricing is available. Learn more.

TRADITIONAL CAMP
(Ages 6 – 14) At Y camp, it is our mission to ensure that each child has an unforgettable experience. Each session of camp is designed to accommodate children ages 6 to 14. Children will be assigned a group based on their age to ensure that all activities are appropriate for their age and skill level. Challengers (6-7), Adventurers (8-10), Explorers (11-14)

Each session costs $159 per member*/$179 per non-member plus a one time $25 registration fee. * Must have a 1 or 2 adult household membership for member rate.

  • Week 1: June 6-June 10
  • Week 2: June 13-June 17
  • Week 3: June 20-June 24
  • Week 4: June 27-July 1
  • Week 5: July 5-July 8
  • Week 6: July 11-July 15
  • Week 7: July 18-July 22
  • Week 8: July 25-July 29
  • Week 9: August 1-August 5
  • Week 10: August 8-August 12
  • Week 11: August 15-August 19

HORSE CAMP
(Ages 6 – 14) House camp is a program offered during specific weeks of the summer and broken down into three levels. Campers will enjoy the full Y Camp experience by participating in the same schedule as Traditional Camp, while breaking away for 2.5 hours a day for Horse Camp Adventure Training. All those joining us for horse camp must wear jeans and either old tennis shoes or boots. We also ask that all campers bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Each session costs $249 member*/$269 non-member plus a one time $25 registration fee. *Must have a 1 or 2 adult household membership for member rate.

  • Session 1: July 11-July 15, AM Beginner, PM Beginner
  • Session 2: July 18-July 22, AM Beginner, PM Beginner
  • Session 3: July 25-July 29, AM Intermediate, PM Intermediate
  • Session 4: August 1-August 5, AM Advanced, PM Advanced

BIKE CAMP
(Ages 6 – 14) Similar to Horse Camp, there will be an AM group (9am – 12pm) and a PM group ( 1pm – 4pm) with 10 in each group. When not participating in programming specific for mountain bike camp, the groups will be participating in other Union Park Day Camp activities.

Each session costs $179 per member*/$199 per non-member plus a one time $25 registration fee. *Must have a 1 or 2 adult household membership for member rate.

  • Week 1: Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10
  • Week 2: Monday, June 13 through Friday June 17

MEDICAL HEALTH HISTORY FORM

Please fill out this medical form prior to attending camp.

WHAT TO BRING

Sunscreen, Bug spray, closed-toe tennis shoes, water bottle, 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.

LUNCH AND SNACKS

Each year it is our goal to continue finding ways to add value to your child’s Y camp experience. We will continue to provide all meals including morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snacks to the campers who join us.

If you have any food allergy concerns, we invite you to discuss
further with Ben Loeffelholz, Associate Executive Director. bloeffelholz@dubuqey.org

TRANSPORTATION

We invite families to use the FREE RTA bussing option! 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.

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.

 

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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.

 

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