WAITLIST UPDATE: We are at full capacity for Camp Mahackeno, weeks 1 – 10, for Abenacki, Shawnee, Mohegan, Lakota, Cayuga and Apache (rising grades K-6) and Camp Hafaday (Pre-K-rising grade 1).
We are no longer accepting waitlist registrations for these sessions. If you are currently waitlisted, you will be notified if and when spots open up for your requested session. We appreciate your patience and looking forward to an exciting summer.
AVAILABLE: Ranger (rising grades 7-8) week 3 only and Leaders in Training (LIT) (rising grades 9-10) weeks 1-10.
GRADES PRE-K TO 1 or AGES 3-6 YEARS
WEEKS 1-10 | MON-FRI | 8:30AM – 12:30PM
During their time at Hafaday, our campers will improve their swimming ability and their knowledge of water safety. YMCA Camp Hafaday runs primarily inside the YMCA Bedford Family Center, using our indoor pool, gymnasium and Multipurpose room. Campers go outside for activities and nature walks. Each Friday, families will receive a report card outlining their child’s swim level progress.
COST PER WEEK OF CAMP
WEEKS 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Community Members $370
WEEK 3: July 5 – July 8
No Camp on July 4
Community Members $295
2020 HAFADAY DAILY ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
|8:30 – 8:45||Drop Off 8:30||Drop Off 8:30||Drop Off 8:30||Drop Off 8:30|
|8:55 – 9:35||Gym||A & C||Free Swim||Lesson|
|9:40 – 10:15||Free Swim||Lesson||A & C||Gym|
|10:25 – 10:50||Snack||Snack||Snack||Snack|
|11:00 – 11:35||A & C||Gym||Lesson||Free Swim|
|11:40 – 12:15||Lesson||Free Swim||Gym||A & C|
|12:25 – 12:55||Pick Up 12:40||Pick Up 12:45||Pick Up 12:30||Pick Up 12:35|
CAMPER DROP OFF & PICK UP
All Hafaday campers will be dropped off and picked up in front of the YMCA in the circle driveway. Parents must stay in their car during drop off and pick up. If you need to speak to a staff member, we ask that you park in the main lot and walk in. This will help us keep the drop off and pick up lines moving. Please have your child’s bags easily accessible for a staff member to retrieve them when taking your child out of the car. Please have all pets secured in the car so they don’t get out while we are helping your child in or out of the car.
ARRIVING LATE/LEAVING EARLY
Please make every attempt to have your child to camp on time and to schedule pick up at the normal time. A late arrival or early pick up will likely result in your child not being able to participate in an activity. For example, if you are picking up or dropping off during swimming, your child will likely not get to participate.
If you arrive late to camp, please park in the main lot of the YMCA and bring your child to the front desk, a staff member will not be available to come outside to get your camper. If you need to pick up early, please let the camp know ahead of time so they can have your camper ready. Please be patient if you have to wait and give yourself plenty of time to pick up prior to your appointment.
Your child will swim two times a day. For the swim lessons in the shallow, warm-water pool, children are divided into groups based on ability. Each group is supervised by a qualified swimming instructor. A certified lifeguard and Hafaday counselors supervise on deck. The kids who are able to swim well, will have their lessons in the lap lanes.
During free swim one-two counselors (or volunteer) is in the water with the children while another counselor and a lifeguard supervise from the pool deck.
WHAT TO PACK FOR CAMP HAFADAY
Each day your child should wear his or her bathing suit to Hafaday. Please be sure to label everything. We can not be responsible for keeping track of your child’s clothing. Each child should also pack the following every day:
- Extra bathing suit – one should be on under their clothes when they arrive
- 2 towels
- Snack – something healthful to eat or drink (please, no nuts)
- Underwear & change of clothes (placed in a large Ziploc bag)
Place a few extra-large Ziploc bags in the backpack. This will allow dry items to stay dry.
HAFADAY EXTENDED DAY
WEEKS 1-10 | MON-FRI | 12:30AM – 3:00PM
Hafaday Extended Day offers camp families the option to extend camp into a full day. Hafaday afternoons runs from 12:30-3:00pm. Each afternoon, campers eat lunch, enjoy several camp activities including skill development programs such as Sports, Karate and music as well as weekly special events. Pickup for Hafaday afternoons takes place between 3:00-4:00pm in the Mahackeno Pickup loop. Campers Aged 4-6 are eligible for Hafaday Extended Day.
COST PER WEEK OF CAMP
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