Camp Boomerang

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Camp Boomerang for Children with Diverse Abilities

AN INCLUSION-BASED CAMP FOR NEUROTYPICAL CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WITH DIVERSE ABILITIES.  

Camp Boomerang™ immerses children with diverse abilities (ages 5 - 15) into the conventional summer day camp experience at the Brace Family YMCA. All campers participate side by side in age appropriate activities, sports and fitness.  These activities include fishing, field sports, tower, swimming, archery, arts and crafts and much more. In addition, campers take part in specialized enrichment activities several times per week.

In accordance with YMCA camping guidelines, campers must be fully toilet trained (not in pull-ups or diapers) to participate in any Camp Boomerang™ program and must not have any significant aggressive behavior issues.

Registration will begin February 1 for YMCA of Greater Charlotte members and February 15 for non-members. Completing the Brace Family YMCA Day Camp Registration and Camp Boomerang™ Camper Registration Form is required. At this time, a $10 deposit per week will be required to secure your camper’s spot. Financial assistance, through My Y Pricing, may be available to those who qualify. Applications can be picked up at the Brace Family YMCA front desk – there is no online or email registration at this time.

We are pleased to offer three different options this summer!

  1. Camp Boomerang™: Camp Boomerang™ immerses children with diverse abilities (ages 5 – 15) into the conventional summer day camp experience at the Hemby Program Center. All campers participate side by side in age appropriate activities, sports and fitness. These activities include fishing, field sports, tower, swimming, archery, arts and crafts and much more. In addition, campers take part in specialized enrichment activities several times per week. Camp Boomerang™ runs Monday – Friday from 9:30 AM – 3 :30 PM. The cost is $305 per week for YMCA of Greater Charlotte Members and $395 per week for non-members.

    • Camp Boomerang™ will take place for the following weeks: June 20 – 24 | June 27 – July 1 | July 4 – 8 | July 18 – 22 | July 25 – 29 | August 1 – 5

  2. Camp Boomerang™ (AM) – NEW to 2022: Camp Boomerang™ (AM) immerses children with diverse abilities (ages 5 – 10) into the conventional AM summer day camp experience at the Hemby Program Center. With campers being at camp only half the day, they are able to participate in a sampling of activities that take place during our full day program. Depending upon the week, these might include fishing, field sports, tower, swimming, archery, arts and crafts and much more. Camp Boomerang™ (AM) runs Monday – Friday from 9:30 AM – 1:15 PM. The cost is $216 per week for YMCA of Greater Charlotte Members and $296 per week for non-members.

    • Camp Boomerang™ (AM) will take place for the following weeks: June 20 – 24 | June 27 – July 1 | July 4 – 8 | July 18 – 22 | July 25 – 29 | August 1 – 5

  3. Camp Boomerang™ Teens – NEW to 2022: Camp Boomerang™ immerses teens with diverse abilities (ages 16 – 17) into the conventional summer day camp experience at the Brace Family YMCA. All campers participate side by side in age appropriate activities, sports and fitness. These activities include fishing, field sports, tower, swimming, archery, arts and crafts and much more. In addition, campers take part in specialized enrichment activities several times per week that are geared for teens and developing life skills. This camp is for teens who do not require additional supports outside of the traditional 1 counselor to 10 campers ratio. No buddies will be provided for this program. Camp Boomerang™ Teens runs Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM for select weeks only. The cost is $305 per week for YMCA of Greater Charlotte Members and $395 per week for non-members.

    • Camp Boomerang™ Teens will take place for the following weeks: July 18 – 22 | August 1 – 5

If you have any questions about Camp Boomerang, please contact BraceFamilyCampBoomerang@ymcacharlotte.org.

Volunteer opportunities are available for those who are interested. Volunteers must be 15 or older to apply. For more information, please contact BraceFamilyCampBoomerang@ymcacharlotte.org

 

Volunteer Projects

Brace Family YMCA Camp Boomerang @ Hemby Program Center

Volunteers will assist our Camp Boomerang staff as a buddy for a child with autism or other diverse abilities that attend our program. ***PLEASE NOTE - This program takes place at the Hemby Program Center Please fill out a Volunteer Application at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/dbuzo/2022boomerangvolapp

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