YMCA to open its summer camp June 29

SYCAMORE – Kishwaukee Family YMCA will open its summer day camp for the season beginning June 29, in accordance with local health and safety requirements.

Kish Cares Camp will be available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 29 through Aug. 14. Camp is open to children in the community entering kindergarten through entering sixth grade. Camp will be held at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road in Sycamore. All Kish Cares campers must have an active Kishwaukee YMCA membership at the time of registration. Special summer camp membership packages are available.

Campers and parents can expect to see numerous changes in order to comply with national, state and local guidelines and recommendations, but the benefits of camp remain constant.

“The social, emotional and physical benefits camp provides are going to be more beneficial in 2020 than ever before, and we’re thrilled to be able to open and to help children get active and make connections with friends both old and new,” said Cami Loving, program operations director at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA.

In order to help keep campers and staff healthy and safe this summer, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA has adapted several changes to its day-to-day operations following state and local requirements. Changes include daily health screenings for campers and staff, reduced capacity in group activities, modified drop-off and pickup procedures, social distancing measures and a rigorous cleaning regimen.

“Safety has always been our top priority at our YMCA, and while COVID-19 is unlike any other challenge we’ve faced, we’re confident that by following guidelines set forth by YMCA of the USA, American Camp Association, CDC and state and local authorities, we will be able to provide kids with a safe, beneficial and memorable experience like no other,” Loving said.

Kish Cares Summer Camp 2020 now is open for registration: www.kishymca.org/program/summer-camp.

For information, contact Summer Camp Director Jen Lucchesi at jenl@kishymca.org. 4-C participants, contact Elayne Young at eyoung@kishymca.org.