UNION PARK DAY CAMP
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!
11764 John F Kennedy Rd., Dubuque, IA 52001. Union Park Camp is situated on 96 beautiful acres off John F Kennedy Road, two miles from the JFK and Northwest Arterial intersection and one mile from the JFK and Hwy 52 intersection.
CAMP HOURS OF OPERATION
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
7:30 AM- 8:00 AM – Drop off at Dubuque Y (bus riders)
8:00 AM- Bus departs for camp
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Drop off at camp
8:30 – 9:30 AM – End of week skit practice
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Scheduled activities and Horse Camp (AM Group)
10:00 AM – Snack (provided)
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch (provided)
1:00 – 4:00 PM – Scheduled activities and Horse Camp (PM Group)
2:00 PM – Snack (provided)
3:00 – 4:00 PM – Swimming
4:30 PM – Bus departs for Dubuque Y (bus riders only)
5:00 PM – Pick up at Camp
4:45 – 5:30 PM – Pick up at Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA
TRADITIONAL DAY CAMP
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.
Session 1: June 7 – June 11
Session 2: June 14 – June 18
Session 3: June 21 – June 25
Session 4: June 28 – July 2
Session 5: July 5 – July 9
Session 6: July 12- July 16
Session 7: July 19 – July 23
Session 8: July 26 – July 30
Session 9: August 2 – August 6
Session 10: August 9 – August 13
Similar to horse camp, there will be an AM group (9am – 12pm) and a PM group (1 – 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 outlined above.
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 7 – Friday, June 11
Week 2: Monday, June 14 – Friday, June 18
HORSE CAMP ADVENTURE TRAINING
Ages 6 – 14. Horse 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 outlined above, while breaking away for 2.5 hours a day for Horse Camp Adventure Training. All of 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.
BEGINNER (Horse Camp)
The beginner level is for children with little or no riding experience. Campers are taught grooming, riding skills in the arena, basic horse anatomy and saddle parts. This level is crucial to the progression of horse camp.
The intermediate level is for children who have passed the beginner level, have had previous riding lessons and/or wrangler approval. Campers will be responsible for saddling and grooming their own horse, ring-riding skills will be reviewed and trail-riding skills will be learned. Children signing up for this level must be comfortable on and around horses.
Campers signing up for this level must have passed the intermediate level and/or wrangler approval. Participants will be responsible for all aspects of caring for their horse including rounding up, feeding, grooming and saddling. Students will spend time on advanced riding skills, trail riding, and program related games.
HORSE CAMP PERFORMANCE
Parents are invited to view a demonstration of skills learned, beginning at 4:00PM on
Friday. Come to the barn area and bring a lawn chair or two. The demonstration will last
about 45 minutes – 1 hour.
- Horse Camp Week 1 – AM Beginner 7/5-7/9
- Horse Camp Week 1 – PM Beginner 7/5-7/9
- Horse Camp Week 2 – AM Beginner 7/12-7/16
- Horse Camp Week 2 – PM Beginner 7/12-7/16
- Horse Camp Week 3 – AM Intermediate 7/19-7/23
- Horse Camp Week 3 – PM Intermediate 7/19-7/23
- Horse Camp Week 4 – AM Advanced 7/26-7/30
- Horse Camp Week 4 – PM Advanced 7/26-7/30
CAMP INFORMATION & REGISTRATION