Ragsdale Child Care, Camp and After-school
If you have any questions regarding our child care options, please contact Shawna Spencer, Ragsdale Family Services Director, at 336.882.9622.
All after-school programs have been postponed due to COVID-19. We will run these programs when we reopen.
Summer Day Camp
Summer Camp at Ragsdale YMCA!
At Ragsdale YMCA’s Camp Boomerang, our goal is to provide a warm, safe and engaging environment where children can discover who they are, develop lifelong friendships and gain skills they’ll use for a lifetime. Registration begins March 1, 2020!
WHY THE Y: Discover that summer is MORE than beach trips and sunscreen! At YMCA camp, summer is all about achievement, relationships and belonging! Safety comes first at YMCA camp, ensuring your child is provided a high-quality camp experience:
• Our staff is certified in CPR and First Aid and must pass a background check and drug screen.
• We offer a 1:10 counselor-to-camper ratio, which means more meaningful interaction with your child.
• Pre-summer staff trainings on child safety, healthy discipline, positive reinforcement, character development, games, songs and child abuse prevention ensure the best possible experience for your camper!
Campers will be separated based on the following age groups:
5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years
13-15 years (Leaders in Training Program; Acceptance program only)
WHAT TO BRING!
Swim suit, towel & bag for wet items
Change of clothes
Bagged lunch (No heat/refrigeration)
Sun block (Apply before camp every morning!)
LEAVE AT HOME:
Electronics, cell phones, toys, flip-flops, candy, soda, etc. The YMCA will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Safe and engaging fun
Weekly themed activities
Weekly parent newsletters
... AND MORE!
Be Prepared: Each camper will need to bring a bagged lunch to camp Monday-Friday! Please do not pack food that requires heating or refrigeration. Swim suit and towel are required for swimming Monday-Friday. Other recommendations include: sun block (applied before arriving to camp), a labeled and refillable water bottle, and cool and comfortable clothing.
Dress Code: Campers should come dressed to be active. Tennis shoes are required. Please, no sandals or open-toed shoes!
Who’s Eligible to Attend Camp: Traditional Day Camp is offered to children who are ages 5-12. Eligible children must have completed Kindergarten. Children must have turned 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019. The YMCA has the right to request a birth certificate as proof of age.
Camp Hours: Camp runs from 7am-6pm. Campers must arrive to camp by 9am daily and must be picked up by 6pm.
Character Development: At camp, we focus on positive values, identity and social competency. Children are taught lessons throughout the day that help them make good choices, feel confident and get along with others. We are building young leaders!
WEEKLY CAMP FEES
YMCA Members: $135.00
YMCA Potential Members: $165.00
HOW TO REGISTER
•Select the weeks to attend camp
•Complete the registration paperwork
•Submit registration form and $35.00/week deposit for each selected week. Deposit required at the time of registration. Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Enrollment in any week of camp is not guaranteed without payment of deposit.
CAMP WEEK PAYMENT DUE
Week 1: June 8-12...............................June 1
Week 2: June 15-19.............................June 8
Week 3: June 22-26..........................June 15
Week 4: June 29-July 3.....................June 22
Week 5: July 6-10..............................June 29
Week 6: July 13-17...............................July 6
Week 7: July 20-24.............................July 13
Week 8: July 27-31.............................July 20
Week 9: Aug. 3-7.................................July 27
Week 10: Aug. 10-14..........................Aug. 3
Week 11: Aug.17-21.........................Aug. 10
Registration ends the Monday before each week of camp, at which time remaining balances are due for the upcoming week. Any balance due payments made after Monday, the week before camp, will result in a $10 late payment fee. You may forfeit your week’s registration if balances are not paid in full by the payment deadline.
A deposit of $35.00 per week, per child is required for all registered camp weeks. Camp deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to other weeks.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE POLICY
Everyone belongs at the Y. Through our Annual Giving campaign, we are able to provide discounted programs to individuals in need. If you are in need of financial assistance, see the front desk for an application. Applications with required documentation are due for review May 20, 2020.
Questions? Contact Shawna Spencer at 336.882.9622
Leaders in Training (LIT) Program
Make an impact this summer through our Leaders in Training summer program at Ragsdale YMCA’s Camp Boomerang.
This teen leadership program is for youth looking to grow as a responsible leader while building confidence, elevating their self-esteem and gaining valuable skills! Throughout the summer, youth will focus on teamwork, service learning, vocational skills, problem-solving skills and mentoring. Activities include volunteer work, Counselor in Training opportunities and traditional day camp fun, such as field trips, swimming, outdoor and indoor games, team building and more.
This is a special program that requires special consideration. Before applying, know that all youth will be required to:
-Complete an application (due by April 15, 2020)
-Participate in an interview process (April 16-May 8, 2020)
-Commit to attending at least one 3-week session of the LIT program at Camp Boomerang. Limited spots are available.
Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2020.
Who’s Eligible to Participate
Age: Must be 13-15 years of age. Camp Boomerang has the right to request a birth certificate copy as proof of age.
-Must attend Welcome Meeting and complete all pre-camp trainings.
-Must act responsible, caring, honest and respectful toward children, other Leaders in Training and YMCA staff.
-Must attend Monday-Friday during registered weeks of the program.
-Must follow all YMCA policies and procedures, including guidelines set specifically for LIT participants.
DatesThe LIT program offers three 3-week sessions. Registration MUST be completed for the entire 3-week session. LIT participants may enroll in as many sessions as they choose, but must meet all attendance requirements for the sessions. Accepted participants are encourage to attend Summer Camp Open House on June 6, 2020.
Learn more in the brochure below!
Spring Break Camp
Amplify your spring with the Ragsdale Family YMCA Spring Break Camp!
Spring Break Camp runs Monday, April 6, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020. We have 5 days to AMPLIFY YOUR SPRING though Character Development, engaging activities and games, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, daily swimming, movies, field trips, reading and a whole lot more! Spring break brings the opportunity to take a break and have fun, and what better place to spend it then the Ragsdale Family Y. Join us for an adventurous week filled with non-stop fun and entertainment.
When: April 6th-April 10th (Monday-Friday)
Eligibility: Must be enrolled in Kindergarten-Middle School. (All eligible children must have a 5th birthday of 8/31/2019 or earlier. The YMCA has the right to request a copy of a birth certificate.)
Cost: Members: $115, Potential Members: $165.00
All prices are for the entire Camp (5 Days). Prorates and/or refunds will not be provided for days not attended.
REGISTRATION & CAPACITY
Monday, April 15, 2020 is the final deadline for registration. Registration is open to the first 25 enrolled. Registration will close once our cap has been reached.
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR TO CAMP
Swim Suit and Towel (daily)
Daily Bagged Lunch
Play clothes and Sneakers Required
Refillable Water Bottle
(More details available on the Camp Newsletter)
WHAT TO LEAVE AT HOME
Toys, Gaming Systems, Electronics, Cell Phones or anything you would not want lost or broken. We have plenty of fun activities planned to keep you entertained!
Parents' Night Out (PNO)
Stay tuned for our next Parents' Night Out!
Child Care During Your Workout
PlayZone is designed for children from 3 months to 6 years old, but if the Energy Factory is not open can accommodate children from 3 months to 12 year old. This is a benefit for our Adult, Family and Senior memberships so as long as the accompanying adult is a member, children may use the PlayZone. Please do NOT bring sick children to PlayZone. Crying children will be given 15 minutes before a parent will be called unless staff is notified differently.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-12:30pm & 4:00pm-8:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-12:30pm & 4:00pm-7:30pm
*Sunday hours are not available June, July or August.
PlayZone may only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day.
Energy Factory is designed for children from 6 to 12 years old. It is a fully staffed youth wellness center designed to keep kids active and busy while mom and dad are working out.
Monday to Thursday: 4:30pm – 8:00pm
Friday: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 1:00pm
Sunday*: 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
*Sunday hours are not available June, July or August.
Energy Factory may only be used for a maximum of 2 hours per day.
BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES
After-School Care at the Y is a unique program committed to offering opportunities to help children reach their full potential in education, physical fitness, self-esteem and spiritual health. Our program offers homework assistance, exciting and educational weekly themes, sports, swimming, games galore and much more. Under the watchful eyes of our qualified staff, the program fosters friendship among the children in the kind of open and inviting setting that only the Y can provide. We look forward to the 2019-2020 school year, which brings even more opportunities to reach out to our community and play a role in the development of our youth and the many families we serve.
Benefits of Our Program
- After-school childcare close to home
- Out-of-school childcare option for teacher workdays, holidays, and those unexpected snow days
- All staff are CPR & First Aid Certified and pass a drug screen and criminal background check
- We strive to develop the whole child with diverse activities for spirit, mind and body!
Monday through Friday
2:30 pm until 6:00 pm
Holidays and Out of School Days
7:30 am until 6:00 pm
Pick-up passwords will be required at time of pick up. Please only share your pick-up password with those authorized to pick up your child!
ALL DAY DROP IN CARE
Do you need a safe, nurturing and fun place for your children to go when school is out? The Ragsdale family YMCA has all all day drop in care program for the 2019-2020 school year. This program offers all day care from 7:30am-6:00pm for those children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Middle School. Children will spend their day playing games in our gymnasium and outdoor area, making a splash in our swimming pool, building friendships with peers and enjoying a day of non-stop activities all under the watchful eyes of our engaged staff.
Who is eligible? Children currently enrolled in Kindergarten through Middle School. Participants must be a bagged lunch daily.
What's the Cost? Members: $25.00; Potential Members: $35.00 (Daily Rates)
Drop Off: Begins 7:30am
Pick Up: By 6:00pm
**Please see Details and Registration Form below for All Day Drop In Care options and registration deadlines.**
Details and Registration Form Transportation