- Summer is a time for relaxing outdoor fun, new adventures, budding friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. Get all this and more with JCYS summer camps! With so many different programs to choose from, find the experience, location and program length that works best for you and your family. Discover the NEW Horner Grove Day Camp! The Northwest Family Center summer program runs from June 16 – August 8, 2014. Enjoy a “big” day camp experience in a safe and comfortable setting located close to home. Taking advantage of our amazing outdoor space, Horner Grove Day Camp offers a fun-filled summer program complete with themes and activities developmentally geared toward each of our camp units. With programs tailored for children six weeks to six years old, families may choose from two to five day weeks, and half and full-day options. Lil’ Pioneers Ages: 6 weeks to 23 months Take part in a “summer camp” for our youngest campers, in a safe and comfortable environment that includes familiar teachers, routines and activities. Lil’ Pioneers will engage in special summer activities such as in-house entertainers and playtime in the rainbow sprinkler. Lil’ Explorers Day Camp Ages: Two and Three Year Olds Details: Half-Day Camp runs from 9 am – 1 pm and Full-Day Camp is available between 6:45 – 6 pm; choose from two to five-day weeks. Expand your school-year routine with summer camp activities such as drama, dance, sports, music and art led by program specialists. Take advantage of our huge outdoor and indoor recreation spaces. With theme days and Fun Friday activities, Lil’ Explorers is the perfect introduction to the full summer camp experience! Trailblazers Day Camp Ages: Four, Five and Six Year Olds Details: Camp runs from 9 am – 3 pm, with Before and After Care Available from 6:45 – 6 pm; choose from two to five-day weeks. Spend the majority of your day enjoying the amazing outdoor facilities at the Northwest Family Center! Take part in weekly field trips and themed days. Enjoy swim lessons and the Splash Pad four days a week at The Lil’, the JCYS family pool. While our 4-year-old Junior Trailblazers end their week with Fun Fridays, the Senior Trailblazers take a trip to Camp Henry Horner for a cookout and lake activities. Counselors in Training Program Ages: Entering 7th, 8th and 9th Grade Details: 9 am – 1 pm in four & eight week sessions Grow your skills and confidence this summer while learning from our professional teaching staff. Enjoy a fun summer outdoors while gaining valuable experience working with our Lil’ Explorers campers. Training will include basic first aid, babysitting instruction and simple child development. Counselors in Training will also enjoy activities including team-building exercises and field trips with their peers.