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Reach and Rise Discovery Camps

2016 Reach and Rise Discovery Camp

Brought to you by:

Mayor’s Office on Volunteer Engagement, Elyria Parks & Recreation Department, Elyria City School District, Elyria Public Library, Elyria Fire Fighters, Lorain County Urban League, Elyria Chapter of  the NAACP, Elyria YWCA, Lorain County Metro Parks, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County,  Horizon Education, Save Our Children, Big Brothers Big Sisters, BASF Corporation, KE McCartney & Associates/Enviromental Rates, Republic Services, 3M, Elyria Charities, Friends of Cascade and Yes Zone.

 2016 Camp Reach and Rise Registration Form– Registration will begin Monday, April 18, 8:00 AM at Elyria Parks & Recreation Department, 131 Court Street, Suite 103.  NO EARLY REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 Credit card Form

Reach & Rise Discovery Camps for Boys & Girls Ages 6-10

** Please note:  The maximum number of camps a participant in this age group can sign up for is 3.  The Arts & Music Camps and Sports & Healthy Living Camps are the same camps offered twice, participants CAN NOT sign up for 2 Arts & Music Camps or 2 Sports & Healthy Living Camps.

 

Arts & Music Camp –

June 13 – 17  8:30-3:30 PM

East Recreation Center, 1101 Prospect

After spending nine and a half months in a structured classroom environment, this camp is designed to give children and youth creative freedom.  The art, dance, music and theater activities are designed to promote creativity, teach responsibility, cooperation and courage – whether that means dancing on stage, reciting a monologue or creating a puppet character.   And even better, if the participants enjoy the activities, they can continue them into the year through the local organizations providing the activities over the summer.   Swimming is included in this camp.

Sports & Healthy Living Camp-

 June 20 – 24  8:30-3:30 PM

West Recreation Center, 1200 Foster Avenue

Children will enjoy fun sports, learn about and make healthy food choices, play and make new friends in this nurturing camp environment. The focus is promoting healthy living and increasing physical activity through nutrition education and a host of physical activities. Campers can try and/or build their skills in swimming, soccer, basketball, Yoga, sand volleyball, golf, and a Physical Fitness Challenge along with other sports.  Swimming is included in this camp .

 

Environmental Science Camp-

June 27 – July 1 8:30-3:30 PM

Finwood Estate, 799 North Abbe Rd.

Designed to help children develop a curiosity, love and appreciation for the natural world though an environmental perspective, this camp is packed with fun, hands-on activities, experimentation, observation, hikes and field trips.  Curriculum content includes botany, biology, geology, hydrology, chemistry and other natural science themes.  Participants will have fun while building on their content knowledge and acquiring an appreciation for all of Elyria’s natural wonders in our spectacular parks.   Swimming, and a trip to Cascade Park will be included in this Camp.  PLEASE NOTE on Swim Days we will meet at North Park Pool at 8:30.

 

Arts & Music Camp-

July 25 – 29  8:30-3:30 PM

East Recreation Center, 1101 Prospect

After spending nine and a half months in a structured classroom environment, this camp is designed to give children and youth creative freedom.  The art, dance, music and theater activities are designed to promote creativity, teach responsibility, cooperation and courage – whether that means dancing on stage, reciting a monologue or creating a puppet character.   And even better, if the participants enjoy the activities, they can continue them into the year through the local organizations providing the activities over the summer.   Swimming is included in this camp.

Sports & Healthy Living Camp-

August 1 – 5 8:30-3:30 PM

South Recreation Center, 101 South Park Drive

Children will enjoy fun sports, learn about and make healthy food choices, play and make new friends in this nurturing camp environment. The focus is promoting healthy living and increasing physical activity through nutrition education and a host of physical activities. Campers can try and/or build their skills in swimming, soccer, basketball, Yoga, sand volleyball, golf, and a Physical Fitness Challenge along with other sports.  Swimming is included in this camp .

 

 Reach & Rise Camp for Boys & Girls Ages 10-13

Elyria Firefighters Basketball Camp

July 25 – 29     10:30 –12:30 PM

South Recreation Center, 101 South Park Dr.

Designed to build one-on-one relationships, refine basketball skills in a fun, relaxed setting, and build character – this camp will be supervised exclusively by Elyria’s firefighters.  All participants in this camp take home a new basketball.  A hot lunch will be served at the end of each camp day. ***LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT THIS CAMP***

Reach & Rise Camps for Boys & Girls Grades 6 – 8

Extreme Adventures –

June 6 – 10 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

South Recreation Center, 101 South Park Drive

This camp is for the adventuresome middle school student.  A variety of outdoor activities will be included in this camp:  Archery, orienteering, Kayaking.     In addition, an intermixture of science themes and activities will complement the activities. Swimming along with 2 field trips will be included in this camp.

 

Rec & Tech Camp –

July 5- 6 ( 4 days only)

South Recreation Center, 101 South Park Drive

This camp will focus on Middle School Students and raising awareness of and promoting the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).    Partner agency Horizon Education Center will bring their traveling robotics lab and LEGOs to camp for campers to become an “engineer for a day”. To compliment the STEM component, Campers will have an opportunity to experience a variety of Recreational Activities.  Swimming is included in this camp.

 

 

Explore Lorain County

July 18- 22 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

East Recreation Center, 1101 Prospect Street

#Explore Lorain County Camp is designed to expose camper to local history right here in our backyard. A variety of field trips will show case local stops in Lorain County.  Anti-bullying and leadership activities are also included in this camp. 2 to 3 Field Trips will be included in this camp.  Swimming will also be included in this camp.

 

 Reach & Rise Camps for Girls Ages 13-17

YTeen Smart Girls

July 13-15    10:00 AM –2:30 PM

Elyria YWCA  318 West Ave.

This Yteen Smart Girls Camp will use the national YWCA/Pepsi Cola model for the development of females with a focus on pride in community and pride in self. An emphasis on promoting responsibility, reinforcing positive behavior and develop character in adolescent girls. This camp addresses critical issues that young women face related to ethics, community awareness, decision making, wellness, employment and careers, cooperation and conflict, diversity, relationships and self-esteem . A variety of “walk ‘n learn” field trips will be included in this camp.

 

Strong, Motivated, Achieving, Remarkable, Talented

Growing, Innovative, Resilient, Loyal

The Elyria YWCA is dedicated to the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women

 

Reach & Rise Camps for Boys Ages 13-17

Motivational Leadership Basketball Camp

July 11 – 15   10:00 AM –2:30 PM

South Recreation Center, 101 South Park Dr.

 

This basketball camp has more than an athletic focus.  It weaves in the Boys and Girls Club of America’s Passport to Manhood curriculum to teach and promote responsibility, reinforce positive behavior and develop character in adolescent boys.  The passage from boyhood to manhood is challenging and this camp addresses critical issues that young men face related to ethics, decision making, wellness, fatherhood, employment and careers, cooperation and conflict, diversity, relationships and self-esteem.  Daily award incentives included in this camp.

General Camp Information

Registration will begin on Monday, April 18 for all camps.  Registration will continue until all camps are full. All camps  include a $10 non-refundable fee for Elyria Residents.  Non- Residents will only be accepted if there is space available.  The cost for non-Resident Campers is $25.oo per camp.  Registrations can be faxed, mailed or dropped off at our Main Office.  Registration forms are available on the web, at all Recreation Centers and available from partner agencies.   Camps will include a light breakfast, hot lunch and afternoon snack.