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									Lafayette Family YMCA
Straight Arrow Day Camp
Kids’ Construction Company


       Lafayette Family YMCA
        1950 South 18th Street
         Lafayette, IN 47905
Nationwide no one cares for more children than the YMCA. At the
Y, we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they
are and what they can achieve. Our programs provide an exciting,
safe community for young people to explore the outdoors, build self-
esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships
and memories. They also help reinforce the YMCA’s four core values
of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty.

They key to your child’s experience is our talented and dedicated
staff team. Our staff is comprised of mature adults who are creative,
energetic, and experienced with children. They are the key leadership
and heart of our programs. They work very hard to help each child
feel successful and to know they are cared about.

We hope that you give the staff at Straight Arrow Day Camp and
Kids’ Construction Company the opportunity to share what we feel is
a great experience with your child this summer. We look forward to
meeting your child personally. If you have any questions, feel free
to email us.

                        Beth Riedeman
                   Community Program Director

                      Ryan Habben “Silo”
                         Camp Director

                          Jamie Dunn
                School-Age Child Care Coordinator

2   Welcome
        Welcome to
 Straight Arrow Day Camp
Back in 1969 the Treece family had dreams of children swimming,
boating, sleeping under the stars, fishing, riding horses, experiencing
nature, and enjoying the outdoors. The Treece family graciously
donated 40 beautiful acres to the Lafayette Family YMCA and it was
so named “Camp Treece.” The YMCA also had the same vision for

YMCA “Camp Treece” is the home of Straight Arrow Day Camp.
Located just 15 miles southeast of Lafayette on 40 beautiful wooded
acres along Wildcat Creek, this is the perfect location for a tremendous
camp experience in a secure environment.

Straight Arrow Day Camp was started and those first children left
greatly enriched. They made memories, built lasting friendships,
gained independence and self-confidence. They left camp feeling
good about themselves and thankful for the friends they made. For
the past 42 years, Straight Arrow Day Camp has become a tradition
that has given children the opportunity to make their own special

The facilities and programs have changed over time, but our mission
has remained the same. At the YMCA, character development and
values are more than just buzz words, they are part of who we are.
Straight Arrow Day Camp reinforces the values you teach at home.
All programs and activities incorporate the values of caring, honesty,
respect and responsibility.

                                           If you have questions
                                           about billing or payments,
                                           please contact the Camp
                                           Administrative Assistant,
                                           Jen Yater, at jen@

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Regular Camp
For children who have completed K-4th grade. All pickup and drop-
off is at the YMCA (except Friday PM).
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Our purpose at day camp is more than the supervision of children.
It is teaching children to live and work together while fostering
self-esteem in an amazing outdoor environment.

Daily Activities Include
    •    Horseback riding
    •    Canoeing
    •    Team Building Course
    •    28 ft. Climbing Tower
    •    Swimming
    •    Fishing
    •    Archery
    •    Obstacle Course
    •    Gaga 2 NEW PITS!
    •    Gold Rush
    •    Human Foosball
    •    Slingshots
Straight Arrow Day Camp stresses safety first in every situation. All
camp staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Medical help is available
if needed.

The staff at Straight Arrow is second to none. Our summer counselors
are carefully chosen for their maturity, skills, genuine caring for
children and their experience. They go through a vigorous selection
process, as well as, camp training.

Guests and family can come
experience Family Night at
Straight Arrow. On Friday, the
campers stay out at camp and
wait for the arrival of family
and friends to share their
camp experience. You will meet our great counselors,
participate in camp activities with your camper, and hear
the children sing songs and perform skits.

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2012 Camp Themes
All campers experience the same
activities and our weekly themes are
integrated with family night, gold
rush, and a special themed activity!

Spurs, Boots & Saddles (June 4-8)
Howdy y’all! Come join our Cowboys and Cowgirls
for a week of roping and riding. Saddle up and get
ready for a boot stomping goodtime!
Prime Time Slime (June 11-15)
No need to shower this week.
It’s all about the YUCK! It’s time to get Sloppy and
Slimy. You are sure to have a mess of a good time!
Game Show Mania (June 18-22)
Get your tribe ready for an entertaining challenge. Tribes will face-off for exciting
challenges from TV shows like Nickelodeon’s Double Dare, Family Feud, and Are you
Smarter than a 5th Grader.
Picasso’s Playground (June 25-June 29)
The wonders of art await. Bring your imagination and creativity and make the world
your canvas!
Put Me in Coach (July 9-13)
It’s time to step up to the plate for games galore & sports of all sorts. We’re going to
hit one out of the park this week!
Wet, Wild & Wacky (July 16-20)
Nothing will stop us this week as we dive into the wonderful world of wet and wild
WATER! This week will include such favorites as water balloon games, slip n slides,
and so much more.
Holiday Hoopla (July 23-27)
What holiday do you LOVE to celebrate? Your birthday? Christmas? Hanukkah?
The 4th of July? Well, no matter what your idea of the perfect holiday is, we’ll be
celebrating them ALL in this week of extreme partying, which ends with a campwide
Halloween Party!!
                                         Dance Week (July 30-August 3)
                                         Back by popular demand! Join us for a
                                         week of dancing, movin, and grooving! We
                                         will once again be doing our 2nd Annual All
                                         Camp Dance at our family night ceremony!
                                         Backwards Bonanza (Aug 6-10)
                                         Forget everything you knew about camp! Up
                                         is down, left is right, tall is short, campers
                                         are counselors- EVERYTHING’S BACKWARDS
                                         during this wacky week. Activities will include
                                         counselor/camper look alike day, pajama
                                         day, and a freaky fashion show. Don’t even
                                         try to make sense of it all!

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Trailblazer Camp
For children who have completed 5th-10th grade.
Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
     Trailblazer Camp is a two-week program that teaches leadership
                                                skills through various
                                            activities and challenges.
                                               Each camper will work
                                              to earn a bead for each
                                                 skill accomplished in
                                           Safety, Nature Education,
                                               Cooperation, Patience,
                                              Responsibility, Honesty,
                                             Respect and Caring. The
                                          campers work together on
                                             projects that encourage
                                           teamwork and fellowship.

Preschool Camp
For children ages 4-5
Hours: 9:30 AM to 3:15 PM
This camp is a wonderful way
to introduce your youngsters
to some new experiences.
These campers will participate
in horseback riding, canoeing,
fishing, archery, swimming,
fun group games and so
much more! Our small tribe
numbers and experienced
staff help keep the children
safe and encourage them to
participate. Parents will still
pick up their children at the
YMCA on Friday and then
return to camp for a Family
Night ceremony so parents
can see camp and participate
in some of the
activities your child has

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Leadership Camp
Leadership camp is for teens that
have successfully completed the
Trailblazer program.       This is an
extended experience for people
who love camp and want to gain or
improve leadership skills. Building
the skills and foundations for
tomorrow, our program focuses
on leadership through hands-
on learning experiences.        This
is a week long camp filled with
activities that challenge new
skills and build and renew old
friendships. It is also required for
all returning Junior Counselors
and Counselors in Training

Mini Pathfinder Camp
For children ages 7 & up
3 days & 2 nights
Mini Pathfinder Camp is an exciting camp that allows children to
spend the night at Camp Straight Arrow. During these three days,
campers will participate in all of the regular day camp activities and
get to go swimming daily. We will also get to play some fun group
games like flashlight tag, watch movies under the stars, and make

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                     Lafayette Family YMCA
                 STRAIGHT ARROW DAY CAMP

 Registration forms are available at the front desk of the YMCA or
online at They need to be filled out
      and brought to the front desk or mailed to the YMCA.
 $10 deposits are required to hold your child’s spot for day camp.
Place your deposit as soon as possible to ensure that we will have
space for your child this summer. All deposits are non-refundable.

                              Bus fees are non-refundable

                        Registration will begin on March 1st
Preschool Camp              Weekly Fees
                            $120 Mem                      Pick Up and Drop Off Sites
#1 May 29- June 1           $140 Non         Pick up charges for transportation to and from the
No bus transportation provided to YMCA        YMCA are $1 per morning and $1 per afternoon
Regular Day Camp                                   Site                 Pick Up Time Drop Off Time
#2 June 4 – 8                 Weekly Fees
#3 June 11 – 15               $150 Mem
                                                McCaw Park (Fire Station) 7:45 AM        4:35 PM
#4 June 18 – 22               $170 Non
#5 June 25 –29
                                                Cumberland Elementary    8:00 AM         4:50 PM
#6 July 9 - 13
#7 July 16 - 20 (Fair Week)
                                                Happy Hollow Elementary 8:15 AM          5:05 PM
#8 July 23 - 27
#9 July 30 - August 3
#10 August 6 - 10

Trailblazer Camp              Session Fees
                              $300 Mem
#1 June 4-15                  $340 Non          Extended Care (Regular & Preschool Camps Only)
#2 June 18 – 29                                                $5/ day – per child
#3 July 9 – 20
#4 July 23 - August 3

Leadership Camp               $150 Mem
    June 11-15                $170 Non
                                              ALL PRICES INCLUDE A CAMP STORE CARD
Mini-Pathfinder Camp $90 Mem                   NO SPECIAL REQUESTS ON THIS FORM
    July 1-3                  $110 Non

                                   Lafayette Family YMCA
                                    1950 South 18th Street
                                     Lafayette, IN 47905

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Financial Assistance
The YMCA believes every child in our community deserves access
to the services we provide. That’s why we offer our Open Door
Scholarship Program. We hope to create an environment where all
people feel welcomed and valued. Applications for assistance are
available at the front desk at the YMCA.

Earn Your Way to Camp
You can pick up information about the cookie dough sale and
order forms starting on Saturday, April 14 at the front desk of the
YMCA. You can stop by anytime on or after April 14 to pick up your
fundraising packet. Remember, you must be registered for camp in
order to participate in the cookie dough sale.

No Camper Left Behind
“The No Camper Left Behind Scholarship Fund” is a financial
assistance program established in honor of former Straight Arrow
Director Harry Linback. Its purpose is to provide funding for those
who may be unable to afford some or all of the cost to attend YMCA
Straight Arrow Day Camp. Harry wanted every child to have a camp
experience regardless of their financial situation.

Priority will be given to those campers who participate in the “Earn
Your Way to Camp” cookie dough sale. Applications are available at
the YMCA on sale kick off day and at the Y front desk. Application
is not a guarantee of funding. Acceptance may be dependent on
financial need. The Linback Family will be at the YMCA on Saturday,
April 14 from 10am to Noon to answer any questions about No
Camper Left Behind Scholarships.

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  Kids’ Construction Company
KCC is an all-day, M-F childcare program housed at the YMCA. This
program offers a combination of free-choice and structured activities
for children ages 4-12. Curricular activities include arts and crafts,
science, health and fitness, and personal development, all while
promoting the four core values of caring, honesty, respect, and
responsibility. We provide the opportunity for children to discover
who they are and who they have the potential to become.

Activities include:
  •   Daily swim time
  •   Assorted arts & crafts
  •   Various sports and games
  •   Learning activities
  •   Special guests
  •   Fun weekly field trips

Last Summer’s Fun Activities:
  •   The Columbian Park Mobile Zoo came & allowed us to see
      and touch a variety of animals.
  • We visited Fair Oaks Dairy Farm to learn about dairy cows,
      and even see a calf being birthed!
  • We traveled back in time at Conner Prairie to what life was
      like in the 1800s.
  • We saw the diverse habitats of various animals at the
      Indianapolis Zoo.
  • Our group experienced America’s favorite past time at an
      Indianapolis Indians game.
We expect this summer to be as fun-filled as previous years! You
never know what new experiences you may get this year!

                                    What to Bring
                                      •   Swimsuit & towel
                                      •   A sack lunch
                                      •   Sunscreen
                                      •   A positive attitude

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Monday – Friday
6:00am – 6:00pm
Children ages 4-12 may begin the first
day school is out for the summer.
Closed Memorial Day & 4th of July!

Registration Fee: $40-individual child/ $60-family
*$15 Early Bird Registration available April 2-30th
4-5 days a week - $130/members $165/non-members
3 days a week - $95/members $115/non-members
2 days a week - $65/members $80/non-members
       Registration begins April 2nd
Parent Meeting
A parent or guardian is required
to attend a parent meeting
for new children enrolling in
the Summer Kids Construction
Program. Please sign up at the
front desk for the meeting you
wish to attend.

“As a single mother of two, I greatly appreciate the staff of the KCC
program. They are both qualified and fun for my kids to be with.
I would not have been able to go to my job everyday for the past
three years without this program. I love all of you for loving and
caring for my children as if they are your own.”

                                     “KCC through the YMCA has
                                     been a great fit for my family.
                                     The KCC counselors interact
                                     well with the children. They
                                     play games, make crafts and
                                     have plenty of opportunities for
                                     physical activity.”

                                         Lafayette Family YMCA 11
Lafayette Family YMCA           Non-profit
1950 South 18th Street        U.S. Postage
Lafayette, IN 47905-2099          PAID
                               Lafayette, IN
765-474-3448                   Permit #222

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