Stony Brook Acres

Ryan Carrie
Director of Stony Brook Acres
E: rcarrie@springfieldy.org
P: 413-596-2749 Extension: 2184


PROGRAM DATES
General Camp: June 26 – August 18
Fun Week: August 21 – August 24

PRORAM HOURS
Monday-Friday
9:00am-4:00pm

  • Pre-Program: 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Post-Program: Pick-Up 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

2017 Program Brochure
2017 General Program & CIT Program Registration Form
*Updated physical and immunization forms are due seven (7) days prior to start date.
2017 Authorization of Medications
Physical Form


 


 

TRADITIONAL SUMMER PROGRAM (Grades K-5)
This traditional program is for children in Kindergarten (entering kindergarten in September 2017) to grade five. Children are assigned to appropriate age groups and participate in many activities throughout the day.

  • EXPLORERS – Grades K & 1
  • PIONEERS – Grades 2 & 3
  • RANGERS – Grades 4 & 5

TEEN PROGRAM (Grades 6-8)
This program runs for nine, one week sessions. One day per week, teens will have the opportunity to go on field trips. The rest of the week participants will be at Stony Brook Acres enjoying activities including archery, swimming, sports, arts and more.

LEADERS IN TRAINING PROGRAM (Grades 9 & 10)
Mature, enthusiastic teens develop leadership skills while learning the fundamentals of working with children.

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
Each day children will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities including:

  • Free & Instructional Swim
  • Sports Instruction & Play
  • Science & Nature Instruction
  • Archery Instruction
  • Team Building & Group Initiatives
  • Arts Instruction
  • Opening/Closing Ceremonies
  • Daily & Weekly Themed Activities

PRE/POST CARE
Early and Late day care are available at an additional cost. Pre Camp operates from 7:00-8:30 a.m. and Post Camp runs from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Games, sports, crafts, movies, and more will be offered during these times. Please see registration form for fees.

LOCATION
Stony Brook Acres is located at 1004 Stony Hill Road in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.  The property consists of twenty beautifully landscaped acres of lawn, grassy fields, meadows and woods with a winding stony brook providing for riverfront, sports fields, ranges, courts, swimming pool, and multi-purpose buildings.

An outstanding feature is the 1,920 square foot barn which serves as a well-equipped recreation hall. Our 1,200 square foot Activities Barn houses our Office, Nurse’s Station and a great Multipurpose Activity Space with a seating area for added shade on those hot days. Our beautiful 60’x 45’ “L” shaped swimming pool provides all participants more swimming space for instructional and recreational swim times. Adjacent to the pool is an open air pavilion offering participants a cool place for snack and lunch.

OUR PHILOSOPHY
The YMCA is the premier Programing and youth program organization in the world with more than 115 years of experience providing safe, structured programming that reinforces traditional values. Our goal is to help youth grow in spirit, mind and body. Participants will experience a fun, supportive atmosphere where they learn new skills, make friends and most importantly develop self-confidence.

A TALENTED, CARING STAFF
Stony Brook Acres prides itself on providing a fine staff of qualified personnel. Many of our staff members are teachers and college students who have been participants themselves and all have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children. The staff participates in an extensive training session which includes certification in CPR and Standard First Aid. All of our specialists and lifeguards are certified and trained in their respective areas. Each staff member receives an extensive background check (CORI & SORI). The YMCA is committed to recruiting and developing an outstanding group of counselors and directors that are dedicated to providing the best possible summer program experience.

SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE
Scholarship Assistance is available on a first come, first served need basis.  Please contact 413-596-2749 for further information about Scholarship Assistance.

Childcare Scholarships Check List
Childcare Scholarships Application

SIBLING DISCOUNTS
Sibling discounts are applied to participants with siblings attending the summer program during the same session. The sibling discount will be deducted by the summer program registrar and visible in your final balance.

TRANSPORTATION
Transportation is provided by the parents. For your safety and convenience, we have a large entry way for drop off and pick up. We encourage you to enter off Stony Hill Road via Tinkham Road area so you don’t have to make a left into the driveway. A narrow road will lead you to the lot where you will discharge your child to a staff member. Children should not be released from your car without being received by a staff member. Upon leaving the parking lot you must turn right onto Stony Hill Road. The driver must present a picture I.D. and sign out the child prior to leaving. Persons (s) picking up participants must be listed on the authorization form and present a picture I.D. The children will be attended by staff until their ride arrives.
GENERAL PICK-UP IS FROM 4:00-4:30PM.

PICK-UP TAGS
Each child will have an assigned pick up number and a corresponding tag. The pick-up tag must be displayed in your front window as you pull off the road into the SBA driveway. A staff member will be there to relay your number to the parking lot staff who will then call out to the children. Your child will then be ready by the time you pull up into the pick-up area and will be escorted to your car by a staff member. Each family will receive two tags; families with multiple children will all have the same number. In the event you do not have your tag or you will be picking up another child, there will be a designated lane for you. A picture I.D. and a signature will still be required at pick up daily. When you receive your pick-up tags please share your pick-up tag number with your child (ren) and discuss with them how the parking lot will work at the end of the day.

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