2014 Summer Camp Dates
06/21/2014-06/28/2014 - Mid Valley Family YMCA
06/28/2014-07/05/2014 - SouthEast-Rio Vista Family & Weingart East LA YMCAs
07/06/2014-07/12/2014 - North Valley Family YMCA
07/12/2014-07/19/2014 - Torrance-South Bay YMCA
07/19/2014-07/26/2014 - Gardena-Carson Family, Montebello Commerce & Downey Family YMCAs
07/26/2014-08/02/2014 - Ketchum-Downtown & Hollywood Wilshire YMCAs
08/02/2014-08/09/2014 - Westchester Family YMCA
For additional information please click on the Find Your Week tab.
Financial Aid/Camperships are available, download an application today.
FUN, ADVENTURE & FRIENDSHIP
Kids today need the camp experience more than ever. Every day brings something new, exciting and challenging; like the power of a positive mentor, the confidence that comes from trying ... then succeeding, and the importance of healthy, long-lasting friendships.
The recently renovated YMCA Camp Round Meadow is located along Highway 38 to Big Bear Lake and facilitates YMCA branch youth resident camping in the summer season. Surrounded by large oak trees in a natural valley near the Santa Ana river and nearby Jenks Lake this camp boasts serene beauty in a traditional camp setting. YMCA Camp Round Meadow offers recently remodeled cabins and activities accommodating up to 200 people.
Registration for youth summer resident camp is categorized by the hosting YMCA branch for each week. Click on the Find Your Week tab to view the hosting YMCA branches and weeks available for the summer of 2013. Once you select your week simply click on the Register Today icon to start your online registration.
GOALS FOR SUMMER CAMPERS
Every summer, YMCA Camping Services has the opportunity, and the responsibility to provide a unique outdoor experience for over 3,000 children. During this one week adventure, there are several goals and desired outcomes for each participant.
• Grow in the 4 core values of caring, respect, honesty and responsibility
Campers will be faced with challenges throughout the week and they will have the opportunity to display the 4 core values. During the program debriefs, and cabin talks, there will be focused discussions on the importance of these character traits. Verbal recognition will be made when campers display one of these values, so others can recognize their growth in this area.
• Grow in the ability to make good, independent decisions
For many campers, this will be their first time away from home. Most children are very limited in their ability to make their own decisions, as their parents, teachers and coaches do most of the decision making. During their week at camp, participants will make decisions about their schedule, their involvement in keeping a clean cabin, when to take a shower, and what to eat. We have an amazing opportunity to guide their decision making process, and give them tools to make good decisions.
• Create life-long friendships
Camp presents a wonderful opportunity to create new friendships that can last a life time. Camp staff must be intentional in creating “friend making” activities and times throughout the week. Evaluations will be given to campers to assess their progress in this goal.
• Gain/grow an appreciation for nature and the out-of-doors
Campers will live in the outdoors and nature for 1 week. During this time, they will participate in programs such as Nature, Hiking, Swimming and Music in the outdoors. Each of these program guides will have an opportunity to “wet the appetite” of campers, and give them a chance to explore further. Evaluations will be given to campers at the end of the week to assess their progress in this goal.
Camp AddressYMCA CAMP ROUND MEADOW
41011 Jenks Lake Road West
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305