2022 Summer Specialty Camps

SUMMER 2022 SPECIALTY CAMPS

Camps are held Monday through Friday at 

The Knox County YMCA Family Branch

Register here

 

June 20th - June 24th: Basketball Camp with Steven Joseph                   

Steven Joseph is a father of two girls and is a sports fanatic! He has a passion with working with youth and improving their skills, teamwork and encouraging a positive attitude throughout. 

Enhance your basketball skills with instruction from Coach Joseph! Participants will learn a variety of basic basketball skills.

 Fee $65

Grades: K - 1st & 2nd - 3rd
Grades: 4th - 5th & 6th - 8th
Time: 6-7pm
Time: 7-8pm


June 27th - July 1st: Soccer Camp with Alex Kopec                                      

Alex is originally from Des Plaines, Illinois. He graduated from Oakton Community College in 2020 with an Associate in Business and Arts and is currently seeking out a Business Management Degree. Alex has played soccer through high school and college and has a passion for the game of soccer. He hopes to continue making a career out of soccer. 

Come out and play soccer this summer while enhancing your skills! This camp will work on improving fundamentals through fun drills and small side games. Camp will be held at the Knox County Family YMCA Soccer Complex.

Fee $65

Grades: Pre - K & K - 1st
Grades: 2nd - 5th
Grades: 6th - 8th
Time: 9am-10am
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Time: 12:30pm-2pm

July 5th - July 8th: Field Day with Tyler Fox                                                    

*no camp on July 4th

Tyler has been working at the Knox County YMCA for 4 years and as of right now he is currently the Member Service Lead. Since he has worked here, he has loved watching all these kids grow and become young adults. His goal is to see these kids have fun everyday while being at the Y! 

Participants will enjoy a fun day outside filled with multiple activities that will include the use of different outdoor equipment.

 *Fee $55

Grades: Pre - K & K - 1st
Grades: 2nd - 3rd & 4th - 5th
Time: 9am-10:30am
Time: 10:30am-12pm

July 11th - 15th: Art with Alicia Olejniczak                                                                    

Alicia is originally from Des Plaines, Illinois. She graduated from Knox College in 2021 with a major in international relations and a double minor in journalism and Spanish. She loves to read thrillers, and her favorite video game is Skyrim. She is also trilingual and has been vegetarian for 5 years.

 Creativity and imagination will be used during our Art Discovery Camp. Projects include collages, drawing with pencil, painting and more. 

 Fee $65

Grades: Pre-K - 5th Time: 1pm-2:30pm

July 18th – 22nd: Dive Camp with Tammy Qualls                                                              

Do you like jumping off diving boards?  This camp is for you! Camp will be led by the Galesburg High School Dive Coach, Tammy Qualls. Participants will learn basic fundamentals and techniques of competitive diving. Divers must be able to pass the YMCA swim test to be in the camp. Join us in the Vitale Pool!

 Fee $65

Ages: 10 - 14 yrs. old
Ages: 15 - 18 yrs. old
Time: 9am-10am
Time: 10am-11am

July 25th - 29th: Soccer with Alex Kopec                                                                        

Alex is originally from Des Plaines, Illinois. He graduated from Oakton Community College in 2020 with an Associate in Business and Arts and is currently seeking out a Business Management Degree. Alex has played soccer through high school and college and has a passion for the game of soccer. He hopes to continue making a career out of soccer. 

 Come out and play soccer this summer while enhancing your skills! This camp will work on improving fundamentals through fun drills and small side games. Camp will be held at the Knox County Family YMCA Soccer Complex.

Fee $65                                                         

Grades: Pre - K & K - 1st
Grades: 2nd - 5th
Grades: 6th - 8th
Time: 9am-10am
Time: 10:30am-12pm
Time: 12:30pm-2pm

August 1st - 5th: Cheerleading with Jaidyn Strong                                                  

Jaidyn coaches Tumbling and works in Childwatch here at The Y and she loves working with kids! She will be a Junior at GHS and and plans to graduate early in December. She will then attend Carl Sandburg College. Jaidyn has been a Cheerleader for four years and loves to teach others!!

Do you have team spirit? Cheer camp gives participants the chance to get active and have some fun! Cheerleading will build confidence and self-esteem while developing social skills and healthy relationships with others. Learn the fundamentals of cheerleading. This includes the basic motions, jumps, cheers and chants.

Fee $65

 

Ages: 5 - 10 yrs. old Time: 10:30am-12pm

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For the past five years, the Solutions Program has been a valuable asset to our community. The program is offered to students of Lombard, Churchill and Galesburg High School at absolutely no cost to them. The Solutions Program is a great resource to help students improve performance in four key areas: GPAs, office referrals, tardiness and absences. Using a three-tiered approach to mentorship, the Solutions staff meets students where they live, go to school and play. We frequently make home visits, maintain a strong presence at their school, and cheer them on at extracurricular activities and events. The Solutions Program is run by Senior Solutions Director Joey Range.