The Winona Family YMCA offers two options for summer childcare, our traditional summer long ESCAPE program and a new ESCAPE Lite program.
This traditional summer long program provides 11-weeks of care for families. Youth engage in a variety of activities weekly including: free play, physical activity, trips to the aquatic center, YMCA swim lessons, and fieldtrips to exciting community destinations. Breakfast is provided for those arriving before 7:15 a.m. All participants receive two healthy snacks daily. Milk is provided. Participants must bring their own lunch.
HOURS and LOCATION
6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Winona Family YMCA
Entering Kindergarten Fall 2014 through Grade 5
Nonrefundable Registration Fee $50
Member Fees: $124 weekly
Nonmember Fees $139 weekly
**$20 per week discount for registration of 2 children, same family.
Summer ESCAPE Lite
HOURS AND LOCATION
Session 1 – Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Session 2 – Monday through Friday 12:30-4:30 p.m.
$45 per session ($90 for full day)
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This new program offers families an abbreviated version of our popular summer long program. Participant activities focus on four key areas: active play, academic retention, arts and humanities, and free play. Each week has its own theme (ex. Arts, H20 Wow!, Mad Scientist, Animal Adventures). Parents have the option to pick one of two daily sessions for the week, or select both sessions for a full day of childcare.
Summer ESCAPE Lite Weekly Themes:
June 9-13 “Out of This World”Climb aboard the ESCAPE Lite Discovery as we blast off into outer space and travel to the farreaches of the universe. Our space cadets will learn about space travel, the solar system, and what ittakes to be an astronaut.
June 16-20 “Mad Scientists” This week will open up new worlds and possibilities as campers' minds are encouraged to be active and observant by taking on a variety of experiments, games and fun activities.
June 23-27 “H2 WOW!”The week will be packed with loads of fun water related games and activities. Learn how to make a pinaqua, water yo-yos, and outdoor icy art! Have fun playing water games such as water limbo and ring the towel relay. Stay cool at ESCAPE Lite!
July 7-11 Animal Adventures Our planet is covered with millions of different animals from the tiny to the gigantic. Campers will explore the animal world and will discover what makes it so important.
July 14-18 “Artsy Pants”Come join us for an unforgettable adventure as we get our hands messy and explore what materials can be used to create works of art. What can you use as a paintbrush - a toothbrush? A twig? Noodles? What will be your canvas - the sidewalk? A fence post? A t-shirt? Where will you display your art - an easel? The wall? The ceiling? We will celebrate the end of our week with an ESCAPE Lite Art Gallery exhibition.
July 21-25 SuperheroesExplore the world of being a superhero! Create your own power, take a fitness challenge, and meet some real life local heroes.
July 28-Aug. 1 Discover the DecadesJoin us as we tunnel back through time exploring the Rock and Rolling 50”s, Psychedelic 60”s, Disco 70”s, Awesome 80”s, and the Alternative 90”s. Activities will include a mock drive-in movie, tie dying t-shirts, lip sync contest, pet rocks, and a sock hop!
Aug. 4-8 Camp Olympics Ready? Set...Go! Campers will use their skills to play hard, to create masterpieces, and to go for the gold with some fun competition.
Aug. 11-15 Ultimate Undersea AdventureGet ready for fun in the sun as we search for buried treasure. Then hold on as we become marine biologists and dive down to explore and learn more about the ocean.
Aug. 18-22 Music In Motion Join us for the rockin' week of ESCAPE Lite! Campers will learn fun choreography to current songs like the Fresh Beat Band and fun oldies from Kidz Bop! When not rehearsing their super star moves, kids will create their props, instruments and celebrity gear. Please join us at the end of the week for a Super Star Launch Party starring your Jitterbugs!
Aug. 25-29 Going Green Changing the world has never been this much fun! Join us this week as our campers make an impact on their community and their planet. Explore the joy and beauty of the natural world right outside your back door. Go on a nature discovery trek, catch and release insects, and learn about our ecosystem.