Sparks Day Camp
|Name||Sparks Day Camp|
|Gender||Girls and Boys|
|Age||Completed Kindergarten Through Fourth Grade|
|Popular Camp Activities||Swimming, games, sports, hiking, crafts, climbing wall, zip line|
Sparks Summer Day Camp
YMCA Hayo-Went-Ha Sparks Day Camp, will once again create great memories and traditions for those campers ages 5 -10 year old in 2013!
Our regular Day Camp hours are 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, with transportation available from Clam River, Bellaire and Central Lake.
The cost of the regular Day Camp is $160.00 per week. We offer a $10 discount per week for those campers that sign up for four (4) or more weeks in 2013.
You can enroll your camper online now by clicking on the following link:
Enrollments can also be made by mail, fax, and at the main office. Please call the camp for a brochure locally at (231) 544-5915 or toll free at 877-547-5915.
Boys and girls who have finished Kindergarten through Fourth Grade will utilize many areas of Hayo-Went-Ha's 640 acres of virtually undisturbed forest and 1.5 miles of shoreline on beautiful Torch Lake. The Activity Center serves as Day Camp's home base. Campers utilize a Native American Tepee, playground equipment, an archery range, athletic field, the waters of Torch Lake, many forest trails, and the Dow Environmental Education Building. Campers will be busy playing group games, hiking, exploring nature, singing and doing crafts. The high point of the week is Fabulous Friday, which is filled with special activities, including Hayo-Went-Ha's 50 foot climbing wall and Big Zip Line, to cap off the week.
We intentionally keep our staff to camper ratios at a maximum of eight campers to one staff. The staff works diligently to see that camper safety and success is ensured. Our staff enjoys working with young children. As a result, many day campers return for two, three and even four years!
In all activities we do at Day Camp, we follow the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We teach campers the virtues of honesty in one's dealings with all people, respect for others, and an understanding of one's self within the framework of a world that is greater than us all.
Sparks Day Camp Sessions are Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The 2013 Session Dates & Themes are:
|Week 1||Mon June 24 - Fri June 28||Jurassic Sparks||Very Good|
|Week 2||Mon July 01 - Fri July 05||America The Brave||Very Good|
|Week 3||Mon July 08 - Fri July 12||Heroes of Sherwood Forest||Very Good|
|Week 4||Mon July 15 - Fri July 19||Voyage to Neverland||Very Good|
|Week 5||Mon July 22 - Fri July 26||CIA: Camp Intelligence Agency||Very Good|
|Week 6||Mon July 29 - Fri Aug. 02||Alien Invasion||Very Good|
|Week 7||Mon Aug. 05 - Fri Aug. 09||Knights and Unicorns and Dragons, Oh My!||Very Good|
|Week 8||Mon Aug. 12 - Fri Aug. 16||20,000 Leagues Under Torch Lake||Very Good|
*Themes may change due to field trip availabilities.
Very Good= more than 10 spots left
Good = between 5 and 10 spots left
Fair = less than 5 spots left
Full = session is full, wait list only
X = session completed
Sample Sparks Day Camp Schedule
8:15 AM - Pick Up Campers at Clam River Bridge
8:30 AM - Pick Up Campers in Bellaire, MI
8:45 AM - Pick Up Campers in Central Lake, MI
Begin Drop Off Campers at Day Camp on Torch Lake
9:00 AM - Bus Arrives
9:20 AM - Change into Swimsuits
9:30 AM - Walk to Polar Bear
9:45 AM - Polar Bear Swim
10:30 AM - Travel Back to Camp/Change Clothes/Morning Snack
10:45 AM - Morning Activity
12:00 N - Lunch and Rest Time
1:15 PM - Change Clothes and Apply Sunscreen
1:25 PM - HWH Activity Time
2:20 PM - Splash Time
3:45 PM - Return to Camp
4:00 PM - Afternoon Snack /Free Time
4:15 PM - Closing Ceremonies
4:30 PM - Parent Pick Up and Load Bus and Head Home
- Cell Phones
- Video Games
- Single Gender
- Extended Trips
- International Staff