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YES Parent Guidebook 11

YES Parent Guidebook 11

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Published by: ASYMCA YCO on Jun 06, 2011
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It is tough being a kid thesedays – particularly whendealing with the stress of belonging to a military family.Our Youth Developmentprograms help kids cope whileproviding them with positive,fun opportunities to get toknow themselves and eachother.
 YES! (Youth Enrichment Summer)outings afford children in military families, the opportunity toexplore a variety of SouthernCalifornia attractions.The Armed Services YMCA isdelighted to offer the YES!program for the third consecutivesummer to San Diego military kids. YES! youth trips, for childrenages 7 to 12, include a day at YMCA Camp Surf and the Horseback riding. We are proud to offer for the thirdsummer, a YES! teen trip for kidsages 13 to 15 to a San DiegoPadre game. It will be a greatchance for military teens to meetand connect over the summer!
This Parent Guidebook hasuseful information to prepareyour child for YES! as well asan overview of YES! policiesand procedures. Please taketime to review this with your child and get excited about YES!
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 Visit our website www.militaryymca.org for more information onthe over 40 free programs and services available to your family!
San Diego Armed Services YMCA San Diego Armed Services YMCA San Diego Armed Services YMCA San Diego Armed Services YMCA 
3293 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124
Free Day Trips for Military Youth
Staff & Activities 2Preparing for YES! 3 YES Policies 4
 YES! Staff 
 YES! staff are full time ArmedServices YMCA Youth andCommunity Outreach (YCO) staff members that want to host anawesome summer packed withfun, adventure, and exploration!Our staff is passionate aboutsupporting military youth andtake pleasure in maintaining astructured, educational programin an atmosphere of fun andexcitement.The ASYMCA takes seriously theimportance of child protectionand safety. We have specific,tested policies and proceduresfor all staff that work withchildren.The following are some of our proven safety practices:
1. The ASYMCA has comprehensivepre-employment screening for staff members and program volunteers, including interviews,reference and nation-widecriminal history checks.2. All staff members regularly work  with school aged youth ininformal educational settings andare certified in pediatric First Aidand CPR.
San Diego Padres Game
July 28thTeens 13-15 years:
Military teens enjoy a full day of fun at Petco Park toenjoy the Padres play the Diamondbacks! Teens willmake new friends while cheering on the home team!
Horse back Riding
 August 11th & August 25thKids 7-12 years:
 A once in a lifetime experience military children willhave the opportunity to participate in a scenichorseback ride through east county trails. Children willreceive instruction on riding etiquette and have theopportunity to learn about different breeds with a tour the over 150 boarded horses.
 YMCA Camp Surf 
 August 4th & August 18thKids 7-12 years:
Kids will have a blast learning fun new activitiesincluding archery, wall climbing, boogie boarding andsurf lessons. Children will have a water training andsafety course prior to water activities and will be closely supervised by both Camp Surf lifeguards and ASYMCA staff when they are in the water.
 YES! Outings:
 YES! Clothes
 YES! is fun. Occasionally fun can also mean messy!Dress your child in old clothes so they are ready to play hard and get dirty! Children are required to wear closedtoed shoes and socks daily and should arrive to YES! withsunscreen already applied. Remember, YES! Is not afashion show!
 What to Bring
It is recommended that you send your child with abackpack to keep all their belongings together. Allbelongings should be labeled with your child’s namebefore sending to YES! outings. Please also be sure your child has sunscreen and a sweatshirt.
 What not to Bring
Children may not bring electronic devices (cell phones,digital cameras, iPods, video games), toys, jewelry, or money to YES!. The Armed Services YMCA is notresponsible for any items that are lost or stolen.
 YES! Staff 
Lyndsay Calhoun:
Program Director Her third summer atthe Armed Services YMCA, Lyndsay is aSan Diego native andgraduate of University of California, SanDiego with a degree inSociology. Her passion for working with children of allages has made working at the ASYMCA an incredible experience. Lyndsay iseager to explore new San Diegoadventures this summer with military children!
 Andrea Fields:
Program Leader  Andrea is more thanready to jumpstart her fourth summer at the Armed Services YMCA! A Southern Californianative, summer hasalways been her favorite season! Andreais a graduate from San Diego StateUniversity, with a degree in Women’sStudies and Social Work. She looksforward to directing her passion for empowering youth and their familiesthrough ASY’s summer programs for military youth.
Cathy Tann:
Program Leader Cathy could not bemore excited aboutkicking off her secondsummer with the ASYMCA! Cathy is aTexas native with adegree inInterdisciplinary Studies and Elementary Teaching Credential from the University of North Texas. She is looking forward tousing her background working withyouth both in and out of the classroomto contribute to the summer experiencethis year!
 Donnabelle Buban
Program Leader Donnabelle is thrilled for her first summer at the ASYMCA. Donnabelle is agraduate of CuyamacaCollege with a degree inChild Development, andalso holds a Child DevelopmentTeacher’s Permit from the Commissionon Teacher Credentialing. She is lookingforward to using her background working with young children to create amore meaningful summer this year!
 YES! Eligibility 
 YES! is open to children of military service members from allservice branches. The military service member must be rank E6or below and assigned to a SanDiego military installation or SanDiego based ship. Children mustbe between seven and twelveyears old by August 1st to beeligible for Youth YES! andbetween thirteen and fifteenyears by July 28th for Teen YES!There will be nononono age exceptions.Priority will be given to children who have not participated in2010 YES! Outing.
Financial Contributions
The Armed Services YMCA isproud to provide over 40 freeprograms to San Diego military service members and their families each month. Should you wish to make a contribution tothe Armed Services YMCA insupport of programs like YES! youmay do so by sending your donation to the Armed Services YMCA at 3293 Santo Road, SanDiego, CA 92124 or call 858-751-5755 for more information.
 YES! registration forms and a tendollar non-refundable deposit willbe required to register. Shouldthe family fail to cancel their child’s space at least two weeksprior to the outing or the child notattend, the family may be placedon the ineligible programs list for the Armed Services YMCA.
Emergency Procedures
Contacting YES! KidsIf you should need to reach your child during YES! please call our front desk at 858-751-5755.They will take your message andget the information to your child.Children are not permitted tobring cell phones to YES!Child Illness or Injury If your child becomes ill at YES!our staff will contact you to pick them up. Please havearrangements to do so in a timely manner. If you child is injuredstaff will take whatever steps arenecessary to obtain medical care.If we are unable to reach you andyour child needs medicalattention they will be transportedto the hospital by an ambulance. All expenses for emergency medical care are theresponsibility of the parent.
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