Day Camp

Camp Kelley 2020

Parents are required to fill out an illness questionnaire each week. Questionnaires must be completed by Monday at check-in. A new questionnaire is required for each week your child attends camp. Fill out the online questionnaire here.

Theme Weeks & Dress Up

Our theme weeks for 2020 are listed below. Homemade costumes are encouraged!

Week 5: Disney Parks

  • Cubs: Magic Kingdom (Monday)
  • Indians: Epcot (Thursday)
  • Braves: Animal Kingdom (Wednesday)
  • Warriors: Hollywood Studios (Tuesday) 

Week 6: Battle of the Bands

  • Cubs: Marching Band / Orchestra
  • Indians: Country
  • Braves: Rock
  • Warriors: Boy Bands

Week 7: Off the Grid 

  • Cubs: Aliens
  • Indians: Astronauts
  • Braves: Safari
  • Warriors: Scuba Diving

Week 8: Battle of the Colors Take II

  • Cubs: Yellow
  • Indians: Green
  • Braves: Blue
  • Warriors: Red

Take a Camp Kelley virtual tour! Coach Jordan and Coach Erin will take you through the commonly used places for campers. Please email abby@athensymca.org for the password.

Below you will find an update from our CEO

Our CEO, Shae Wilson-Gregg, participated on a call with the CDC earlier this week that was designed for YMCA CEO’s and summer camp personnel. To adhere to their recommendations for summer camps we are making changes to our day camp schedule. Regulations are changing daily and we are diligently working to ensure we are following protocol to keep your child(ren) safe and healthy. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. Please know that we are doing our absolute best to provide the best summer for our campers.

Click here for a full list of our Camp Kelley protocols related to COVID-19

Fever Screenings: All campers and day camp staff will be required to participate in the fever screening process daily. Fever screening for staff members will be conducted before clocking in and campers will be screened at their cars. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 or above will not be allowed to remain at camp and must be fever free for 72 hours before returning. Please note: all members and people entering our facility will go through the fever screening process.

Hours of Day Camp: Hours of day camp will be adjusted. Adjusted hours will help camp staff with social distancing and cleaning policies.

Check-In: Check-In will be held between 8:15am and 9:30am ONLY. Due to the highly recommended fever screening policy we will limit our check-in process to 1 hour and 15 minutes. We will not be able to check in campers after 9:30am. Special requests can be made, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to honor them.  

  • For social distancing purposes we recommend Cubs (5 & 6 year olds) and Braves (9 & 10 year olds) check-in between 8:15 am and 8:40 am.
  • For social distancing purposes we recommend Indians (7 & 8 year olds) and Warriors (11 to 13 year olds) check-in between 8:45 am and 9:15 am. 
  •  We realize that many families have multiple children. Our recommendation is to help spread out the check in process and limit exposure to large crowds. We understand if you need to use one time frame over the other.
  • Parents will not be allowed to enter the facility during the check-in process. We request that parents remain in their cars and a staff member will get campers from their cars and immediately do a fever screen. Any camper with a fever of 100.4 or above will not be allowed to attend camp and must be fever free for 72 hours before returning.

Check-Out: Check-Out will be held between 4:30pm and 5:45pm. All campers must be picked up by 5:45pm.

  • We recommend Cubs (5 & 6 year olds) check-out between 4:30 pm and 5:05 pm.
  • We recommend Indians (7 & 8 year olds), Braves (9 & 10 year olds) and Warriors (11 to 13 year olds) check-out between 5:10 pm and 5:45 pm.
  • We fully anticipate having all check out procedures require no touching or exchanging of items (i.e pens and clipboards). We are currently working on this process and will release details soon.
  • All parents must be prepared to show a photo ID. We will not use pick-up passes.
  • We will not accept early pick-up notes or call ahead for pick up in the month of June. Any parents wishing to pick their child up before our designated pick up time will be required to pick them up inside the facility. Please expect at least a 20 minute wait for campers.

We understand that these adjustments may be hard for some families. If you need to cancel or change your child’s registration due to the information above, please email office@athensymca.org and we will work with you. We will continue to email updates as the CDC and DPH release guidelines and recommendations.

 
Camp Kelley 2020 Dates: June 1 - July 31 (no camp June 29 - July 3)
  • Financial Assistance Lottery: EXTENDED TO APRIL 10TH (more details below)
  • Open Registration: April 20, 2020

 

Registration information for Camp Kelley 2020:

Open Camp Registration:

  • Registration for Camp Kelley begins Monday, April 20, 2020
  • Please note: There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee per child at the time of registration. The registration fee will be waived for Athens YMCA family membership holders.
  • Please register online at athensymca.org
  • Registration must be completed with the registration fee and at least one week selected.

Camp Kelley Financial Aid:

  • Financial aid will be granted based on a lottery system.
  • Anyone interested in applying for financial aid for summer camp must submit ONE family ticket per family between March 9 - April 10, 2020 
  • Submit your ticket by emailing office@athensymca.org and include:
    • Parents first and last name
    • The first and last name(s) of each child you want to apply for 
    • The age of each child you want to apply for
  • Families will receive an email if they are selected from the lottery. If you do not receive an email, you were not selected for 2020 financial assistance.
  • All financial assistance registration will be done online. Details will be sent to you if you are selected. 

 

Financial Assistance Lottery, STEAM and Literacy efforts and our Healthy Snack initiative made possible by many generous donors, the Kroger Foundation, the Jackson EMC Foundation, Lois & Lucy Lampkin Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, Alice and Noah N. Langdale, Jr. Foundation, Walton EMC Round Up and To Make and Mend, LLC.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coach of the Week gift cards generously provided by Bojangles.