Director of Stony Brook Acres
P: 413-596-2749 Extension: 2184
2017 Camp brochure and forms will be available March 6, 2017.
Early and Late day care is available for all camps at an additional cost. Pre Camp operates from 7:00-9:00am
for Stony Brook Acres. Post camp runs from 4:00-6:00pm. Games, sports, crafts, movies, and more will be
offered during these times. Please see registration form for fees.
Stony Brook Acres is located on 1004 Stony Hill Road in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. The school sits on 20 beautifully landscaped acres adjacent to a winding stony brook. Our Amish barn is home to many different games and activities; the beautiful pavilion provides attendees with a cool shady spot for lunch and program performances. Our 60’ X 45’ L‑shaped pool is the setting for both instructional and free swim, as well as water polo & syncro. The activity barn is designed for arts and crafts, dance instruction, and great summer fun. The activity barn also houses our nurse’s office and director’s office. The surrounding woods and grassy fields give participants ample space for sports, nature activities, archery and more.
The YMCA is the premier camping 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 (Coris & Soris). 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.
During each day, children will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities including:
• Instructional Swimming
• Sports Play and Instruction
• Nature Study
• Campfire Cooking
• Team Building & Group Initiatives
• Fine Arts
• Weekly Theme Activities
• Fun Friday Afternoon Activities
TEEN SPECIALITY PROGRAM Ages 12-13
This program runs for four, 2 week sessions. Teens meet at SBA each morning. Two days per week teen participants will have the opportunity to go on field trips (most field trip costs are included in the session rates). The other three days participants will be at SBA enjoying fun activities including archery, swimming, assisting in planning carnival events and more!
COUNSELOR IN TRAINING PROGRAM (CIT) Ages 14-16
The program focus is on development of leadership qualities and skills. The C.I.T program curriculum will consist of first aid and basic CPR training, developing decision making skills, teambuilding, childcare/babysitting skills, junior lifeguard skills and more. One day each week C.I.T participants will go off site for fieldtrips (most fieldtrip costs are included in session rates).
Scholarship Assistance is available on a first come, first served need basis for all programs.
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 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.
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.