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West Barnstable Day Camp

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We’ve made some changes with your children in mind. Stay connected to the YMCA Cape Cod and West Barnstable Day Camp by LIKING our Facebook page and sign up to follow us on Twitter! Your child could be camper of the week and we want you to be able to share that news with family and friends.

Improvements to our outdoor facilities include a brand new amphitheater complete with benches in the Pines area, where we have morning ceremonies every day. The Archery area has new benches and landscaping!

Discover your talent or show us what you’ve got! We encourage all forms of self-expression and offer opportunities by way of enrichment in the arts, sports, and nature to name a few. Examples of self-expression may vary from creating a collage on the basketball court with paint, bucket drumming in the field, or flash mob in the YMCA pool lobby! We build confidence and independence! Your child will grow in spirit, mind and body by embodying the four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility; which is modeled by our professional and caring staff.

Call today for more information (508) 362-6500 extension 125.

Improving Your Camp Experience

  • The Pines Amphitheater – Thanks to a grant from the United Way, volunteers from the YMCA and Cape Cod Community Bank we now have permanent benches
  • Parent Advocate – Camp support from someone who has been where you are. Supervised by camp director
  • Archery – Benches and landscaping
  • Shake Your Frustration Station – a place to relax and gain control
  • Crank it Up – Dance it out before parent picks up each day
  • Recycle Donations – For Arts and Crafts
  • Facebook – Need Info Fast, Want to share photos or experiences, or click to see your child in action

Camp Terminology

  • Counselor – The role model leading a camper group of five to ten campers depending on age. Great at leading games and projects; a very versatile and driven community role model who can help with everything from finding the nearest bathroom to helping someone make a friend.
  • Unit – The age group your camper is assigned to. Broken up into two-year age divisions, Units come together at Morning Ceremonies, Lunch, and Dismissal.
  • Unit Director – The individual in charge of assisting counselors and helping with camper’s problems throughout the day. An excellent leader of both staff and campers alike.
  • Unit Area – The “home base” for each Unit; unit areas are spread throughout Camp Lyndon and offer a place for campers to store their backpacks, groups, to convene for activities, and lunch to be had.
  • Swim Group – Based off of the first day’s swim test, campers are placed in swim group which determine swimming lessons, water depth, and whether or not a camper can take a kayak out by themselves.

Sample Daily Schedule

  • 7:30-8:45: Early Care – Quiet table games and personal camp counselor interaction, breakfast offered
  • 8:45 – 9:15: Bathroom visits by Unit
  • 9:15- 10:00: Transition to Morning Ceremonies
  • 10:00-10:30: Morning Ceremonies in the “Pines”
  • 10:30- 11:30: First Rotation of *Group Time
  • 11:30-12:00: Bathrooms, hand washing, transition to lunch
  • 12:00-1:00: Lunch Time by Unit, *story time, small craft, group game
  • 1:00-2:00: Rotation of *Group Time
  • 2:00-3:00: Rotation of *Group Time
  • 3:00-4:00: Rotation of *Group Time, family provided snack
  • 4:00-5:00: Transition to parent picks up, quiet table games and personal camp counselor interaction

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