YMCA SUMMER CAMP WYHOWAY
Best Summer Ever!
Summer Day Camps at the Y share one thing: they’re about discovery. Children have the opportunity to explore nature, find new talents, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. And, of course, it’s fun too.
We are here to show kids all they can accomplish when they believe in themselves. They thrive, knowing they can relax in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment. Our highly-trained staff help campers realize that the Y is a place where they belong and can be themselves while trying new things, building new skills and making new friends. We are here to foster their curiosity. To encourage them to expand their comfort zones in what they do, who they know and what they believe. To discover their passion and explore their potential!
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WHY CAMP WITH THE Y
Camp Wyhoway (traditionally spelt Wyhome) means “spirit” in the Seminole language. Our Greater Naples YMCA location sits on 20 acres surrounding a forest preserve. Legend has it the preserve is home to a very rare species of flower that looks like a ghost when it blows in the wind. Today, we use the legend of the ghost flower and the name of Camp Wyhoway to educate young campers on the importance of connecting, respecting and appreciating nature.
Your campers from kindergarten through 5th grade will enjoy weekly themes, sports, activities and field trips!
Our Camp Experience
The Greater Naples YMCA sits on 20 fenced acres for campers to explore with experienced camp counselors and guides. Canoeing, archery, ropes courses, tennis, basketball, arts and crafts and so much more are there to explore. Not to mention, the new 96,000 square foot wellness center which makes for a great indoor exploration on those pesky rainy days.
Your child will find the confidence for creative self-expression through songs, art, new friendships, and new adventures. We offer more than nonstop fun. Your child will learn how to apply time, talent, and energy towards a caring, honest, respectful and responsible life.
the YMCA takes pride in teaching core values alongside our regular camp activities. Caring, honesty, respect and responsibility are taught through daily lessons, games and talks. An entire summer in a new environment, making new friends and learning about values is what the YMCA Camp Wayhoway offers the kids of Collier County.
Each summer our camp staff completes more than 30 hours of summer camp training. We are caring, competent and experienced. Our training includes camp safety, activity planning, CPR, First Aid and more; making your child’s experience both safe and fun.
REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP
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To register in person, download, print and sign the registration forms and bring them to the Greater Naples YMCA Member Services desk.
Download: 2017 Summer Camp Registration Forms
There is a one time $100 registration fee for camp registrations.
PLAY. LEARN. SERVE. WORK.
The partnership with the National Park service connects YMCA children to nature while creating a movement to foster the next generation of leaders and outdoor stewards. Connecting children to the public lands in their community will be accomplished through on site education and YMCA field trip experiences to the Big Cypress National Preserve, Biscayne National Park and Everglades National Park.
Y campers will participate in outdoor recreation and learn in nature’s classroom, while playing in our parks. Y children will better understand the importance of preserving and restoring our natural resources through the National Park Service collaborative.
Learn more about this initiative here: www.doi.gov/youth
MAKING CAMP AFFORDABLE & ACCESSIBLE
Through the help of the Naples Children & Education Foundation, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation and the generosity of our donors, we are able to provide scholarships to families of children who otherwise could not afford to attend camp. These scholarships are income-based and open to everyone for application. The result allows us to offer significantly reduced rates that allow all children of Collier County to afford and enjoy Camp Wyhoway.
For more information on Camp Wyhoway or to register, please contact:
Sr. Coordinator for Child Care and Youth Development