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ALLWays Summer Camps at the YMCA


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ALLWays Learning Preschool Summer Enrichment

Children enrolled in the Summer Enrichment Program at ALLWays Learning Preschool will engage in age-appropriate activities that focus on the development of the whole child. The classroom environment and curriculum will challenge children to develop their cognitive, social/emotional, physical, and communication arts skills. Students in the downtown Valparaiso program will enjoy walking field trips and exploring the outdoors. Sessions are designed around a different theme each month. Class runs Monday – Friday 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. for ½-day students. 3-year-olds meet each T/TH, 4-5 year-olds meet each M/W/F, and Pre-K is available M-F. Classes for 1/2-day students runs from 9-11:30 a.m. Convenient drop-off and pick-up are provided with a car line system. Students needing all day preschool may participate from 7:00 am – 6:00 pm. Summer Enrichment is taught by Melanie Hoffman, who holds an Associate degree in Early childhood Education from Purdue University Calumet. A program of the Valparaiso Family YMCA, ALLWays Learning Preschool is located at 105 N. Washington St. in the BridgePoint Church facility. For more information, please call Melanie at 462-0040.

ALLWays Learning Center Summer Y Camp

ALLWays Learning Summer Y Camp is an exciting outdoor summer camp experience filled with friendship and fun. Campers will be encouraged to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically in a safe enriching environment. Our caring camp counselors will promote the four YMCA character development values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility. Camp is structured by a daily schedule, which provides focus activities developed from weekly and daily themes. Camp activities will include: cooperative games, team sports, arts & crafts, singing, performance arts, storytelling, cooking, outdoor living skills, environmental education, community service, and swimming lessons. Most camp activities will be held outdoors on SELF-School grounds. This facility includes a playground, large open field, swimming pool, gym, and large classrooms. Special outings are planned throughout the summer. A nutritional snack will be provided daily. Campers will be divided into age-appropriate groups and assigned a counselor for the summer. Tentative Camp dates are June 7 August 13, hours of operation are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, extended care is available from 6–8 am and 4–6 pm inside the school. During inclement weather, camp activities will be held inside the school. ALLWays Learning Child Development Center, a Valparaiso Family YMCA program, is located in the SELF School facility at 750 Ransom Rd. Please call Carla at 46-CHILD (462-4453) for additional information.

ALLWays Learning Center Summer Preschool Camp

Children in the ALLWays Learning Center Summer Preschool Camp will engage in age-appropriate activities that focus on the development of the whole child. Our classroom environment and curriculum will challenge your child to develop their cognitive, social/emotional, physical, and communication arts development. Children will also enjoy swim lessons in our on-site pool, field trips, and exploring the outdoors. Ten one-week sessions are designed around a different theme each week. Class runs Monday – Friday 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. for ½ day campers. Convenient drop-off and pick-up are provided with our car line system. Campers needing all day care may participate from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm for additional fees. Lunch is provided. ALLWays Learning Child Development Center, a Valparaiso Family YMCA program, is located in the SELF School facility at 750 Ransom Rd. Please call Carla at 46-CHILD (462-4453) for additional information.

Y Swim Lessons at SELF School

ALLWays Learning Child Development Center, a program of the Valparaiso Family YMCA, offers swim lessons for ages 1-9. The ½ hour lessons meet once per week for seven weeks. Lessons for ages 3-9 meet on Monday or Tuesday afternoon beginning at 3:00 p.m. A Parent/Child Class for children under 3 years meets on Monday from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. All classes are taught by Ruth Cavanaugh, who has over 25 years experience of teaching YMCA swim lessons. ALLWays Learning also provides a Warm-Water Therapy Swim for adult individuals with special needs each Tuesday from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. For complete registration information, contact Carla at 46-CHILD (462-4453) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ALLWays Learning Center is located in the SELF School facility at 750 Ransom Rd.

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