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YMCA Camp Soles
Rockwood, Pennsylvania

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814-352-7217
kschell[AT]ymcapgh.org
campsoles[AT]ymcapgh.org
134 Camp Soles Ln.
Rockwood, Pennsylvania 15557

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CAMPER AGES: 5-17

TYPE OF CAMP: Overnight/Sleepaway. Family Camp

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

AFFILIATION(S): YMCA

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Our vision is to provide campers an experience that builds meaningful friendships, promotes opportunities for life long memories, and leads in the development of a stronger character. Our focus is to instill the core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility among each and every camper.

CAMP INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED:
Theater, Basketball, Football, Baseball, Soccer, Swimming, Waterfront/Aquatics, Sailing, Team Sports, Adventure, and more. Ga-Ga, Deck Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee, Carpet-ball, & Capture The Flag.

CAMP LOCATION: YMCA Camp Soles are located just an hour and half from Pittsburgh and three hours from the Washington DC metro area. We are easily accessible from the PA Turnpike and Interstate 68.

CAMP FACILITIES: The facilities at Camp Soles consists of 23 cabins, an 18-acre lake, basketball court, athletic field, nature center, arts center, meeting space, beautiful dining hall (seats 175), and much more!

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: Mission: “To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.”

Our Vision is to “Transform one camper at a time through programs that build meaningful friendships, create opportunities for life long memories, and lead in the development of a stronger character.

YMCA Camp Soles is a traditional YMCA camp in the Laurel Highland Mountains of southwestern Pennsylvania. We offer high quality and affordable day, overnight, and family camp programs. Our campers have the opportunity to try their hand at a variety of activities such as swimming, Ga-Ga, arts and crafts, rock climbing, archery, zip lining, and much much more.

While camp activities are an important part of a summer camp, they are actually the tools we use to teach campers how to build meaningful friendships, create opportunities for life long memories, and lead in the development of a stronger character. Our focus is to instill the core values of Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility among each and every camper.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Being a CIT at YMCA Camp Soles gives you a unique training opportunity that will serve you well should you ever desire to return as a camp counselor, work in day care or after-school programs, or become a coach or mentor for younger kids. Our CIT program is specifically designed for teens who are interested in working with kids. We teach critical counseling skills, behavior management, and instruction techniques.

Being a CIT is about learning practical skills that you will hone at camp. For example, you will work with our staff as assistant instructors in the various program areas across Camp Soles. You will also be assigned a cabin to help with everything from running activities to working with homesick campers. Camp is after all about learning through positive relationships and our counselors are role models for our CITs as much as they are for campers.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At the Y, no child or family is turned away due to inability to pay. That holds true at YMCA camps as well. Realizing that different families have different abilities to pay, we created a three tier pricing program. Based on an honor system, your family chooses which tier you can afford. Tier placement does not change any aspect of the experience your child will receive. It is a way to ensure that every child can access the same opportunities.

Further financial assistance is available, if needed. Please contact the camp office for more information. (814-352-7217)

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): Family Camp at YMCA Camp Soles is reminiscent of a gentler, less hassled time and provides an opportunity to bolster family relationships and time to relax as a family in a beautiful natural setting.

FAMILY CAMP WEEK
JUNE 21ST-27TH, 2015
Half Cabin (Sleeps 8): $ 745/session
Full Cabin (Sleeps 16): $1490/session

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
SEPTEMBER 4TH- SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2015
Half Cabin (Sleeps 8): $ 372.50/session
Full Cabin (Sleeps 16): $745/session

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Our 264 acres of woods, meadows, wetlands, ponds and lakefront provide a quality blend of social and academic education for both students and teachers.

Whether planning their next move on our challenge course, flying down the zip line, or measuring the water quality based on the biological life found in the pond, students develop skills through real life applications.

Our interdisciplinary approach helps students discover an enthusiasm for learning that later reinforces their study in the classroom. Camp Soles Staff and School Staff partner together to create memories and knowledge that will last a life time!

CAMP SESSION DATES & FEES:
2015 RESIDENT CAMP SESSIONS:
Session 1: (Mini Camp) June 29th –July 2nd
Session 2: July 19th-24th
Session 3: July 26th- July 31st
Session 4: August 2nd-7th


Session 1 (Mini Camp)
Tier A: $360
Tier B: $260
Tier C: $210

Sessions 2, 3, and 4
Tier A: $485
Tier B: $385
Tier C: $335

PRICES
Tier A: Cost of Camp + Scholarship Assistance for another family.
Tier B: Actual Cost of Camp
Tier C: Subsidized Rate

SUMMER CAMP JOBS:
YMCA Camp Soles is more than just a summer camp. We are a home to a lucky few, and home away from home for many more. Our staff members come from various local universities as well as out of state and as far as Australia and Europe. Working at camp can be life changing.

You will have an opportunity to see children flourish under your care… to see yourself grow in such a short period of time … this is the profound change that so many staff members experience. Friendships between staff develop here that can last a lifetime.

We are looking for people who embody the four core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility have a genuine love for children, who are kind and patient, who show a love for the out-of-doors and are happy to share that with children, and who support the YMCA mission.

Requirement: All General Counselors must have 18+ years old or have graduated High School and be hold a current certification in CPR and First Aid.

Must be available the following dates: June 10th-August 15th, 2015

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:
Boys Village Director
Girls Village Director
Health Officer
Waterfront Coordinator
General Cabin Counselors
Arts and Crafts Cabin Counselor
High Adventure Cabin Counselor
Lifeguard Cabin Counselors (must have current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification)


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