Welcome to Q-Club Summer Youth Program!

Q ClubThe Q-Club Summer Youth Program is a certified day camp, regulated by the NYS Department of Health. The Q-Club program offers children ages 6-12 a chance to participate in a variety of passive and active recreational activities. The program is run by a staff of 30+ trained counselors and qualified lifeguards. Q-Club also has its own Certified Aquatics Director, Health Director, and Progressive Swimming Instructor. All counselors must be at least 16 years of age and have experience in supervision of children. Many of our counselors are enrolled in higher education programs in the pursuit of careers in education and child care. Several of our counselors are returning for multiple years of service. Some were even past Q-Club participants! All Q-Club staff members are American Red Cross certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED. Counselors will plan, lead, and supervise daily activities at the Queensbury Elementary School facilities.

NOTE: In order to participate in this program, children must be pre-registered. Children must be 6 years old on or before December 1. First time participants must show proof of age in the form of a birth certificate at the time of registration.

GENERAL INFORMATION

AGES: Open to boys and girls ages 6-12. Child MUST be 6 years of age ON OR BEFORE December 1st (of the current year), in order to participate. Proof of age in the form of a birth certificate WILL be requested.

DATES & RATES

DATES: June 26 – August 18, 2017 (Monday-Friday)

TIMES/DAYS: 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Children dropped off earlier than 9:00 a.m. WILL NOT be supervised by Q-CLUB STAFF)

LOCATION: Queensbury School Facilities (Aviation Rd., Queensbury)

Choice 1: One low fee for the entire 8 week program!

Residents: $175 first child, $100 each additional child (same household) up to $375 max

Non-Residents: $200 first child, $125 each additional child (same household) up to $450 max

Choice 2: The Split-Summer Option

• Choice 2A: Weeks 1-4 (6/26-7/21)

Residents: $150 first child, $100 for each additional child (same household) up to $350 max

Non-Residents: $175 first child, $125 each additional child (same household) up to $425 max

• Choice 2B: Weeks 5-8 (7/24-8/18)

Residents: $150 first child, $100 for each additional child (same household) up to $350 max

Non-Residents: $175 first child, $125 each additional child (same household) up to $425 max

Please Note: If you register for the split-summer option you may not pick and choose or overlap weeks.


Q-Club FAQ’s

What is Q-Club?

Q-Club FunQ-Club is State Certified Summer Day Camp offering children a variety of passive and  active recreational activities. These activities include indoor and outdoor games, arts n’ crafts, science, nature, drama and book clubs, as well as field trips. Children and staff alike, look forward to the annual Talent Show, Arts Festival and Q-Club Olympics! Each day is devoted to a different theme, whereby kids dress up, play games, create crafts and participate in special events surrounding each theme. Examples of past theme days include: Crazy Hair Day, Hawaiian Luau, Pajama Day, Blast From the Past Day, Celebrate America Day, Super Hero Day, Tie-Dye Day, Sports Day, Multi-Cultural Day, Water Day, Fashion Show Day, Kidz Pick Day, Cartoon Characters Day, International Soccer Day, Music Day, and much more!

What is a typical day like in Q-Club?

The Q-Club day is organized into 3 separate sessions, with 2 snack/drink breaks in between each session (one at 10:00 a.m. and a second at 11:00 a.m.) Each session starts out with a group announcement of the activities that will be played that session – the kids choose which activity they are interesting in playing. There is always a variety of choices each session. The staff is divided up into three color groups (red, yellow, blue), plus a group running Arts n’ Crafts. There’s always something for everyone!

Who can participate in Q-Club?

Any child between the ages of 6-12 years of age. Children must be 6 years old ON OR BEFORE December 1 (of the current year). A birth certificate is required at the time of registration.

When does Q-Club begin?

Q-Club begins the first Monday after high school graduation (the last Monday in June depending on how the calendar falls) and runs for 8 weeks. It meets from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm, Monday – Friday.

What time can I drop off my child?

Children may be dropped off for daily activities beginning at 9:00 am each morning. Q-Club staff does not provide supervision before 9:00 am.

Where is Q-Club held?

Q-Club is held at the Queensbury School facilities.

How do we get to Q-Club?

Parents have the option of driving their kids to and from the program location on a daily basis or can take advantage of our limited bus service. There is one flat rate (per child) for the entire summer.

Resident Bus Fee: $40 per child; Non-Resident Bus Fee: $50 per child

Are there field trips?

Q-Club visits several area venues throughout the summer. Field Trips are optional, and there are always activities taking place at the school. A child that does not wish to attend the scheduled field trip may stay at Q-Club for the day. Registration for field trips takes place at the Queensbury Recreation Department located at the Town Office Building. Children must be registered for the Q-Club program in order to register for field trips. Please refer to the Q-Club Field Trip Brochure (available mid-June) for further details on trip registration, policies and procedures.

How to register?

Register at the Recreation Department Office located in the Town Office Building on 742 Bay Road.

What Each Child Needs To Register:

  1. A Completed Registration Form
  2. A Completed Emergency Card
  3. A Copy of CURRENT immunization records (signed by a physician)
  4. A birth certificate if NEW to the program. *Children must be 6 years old ON OR BEFORE 12/1 (of the current year)

All completed forms accompanied by payment (see rates below) may be submitted to the Recreation Department Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Q-Club is a “drop-in” program. Children may start at any point during the summer and can attend as little or as much as desired. A registration packet can be picked up at the department office. Registration forms can also be picked up at the program site beginning the first day of the program from 9:00am-12:15 pm.

Is there a Fee charged for Q-Club?

Yes, due to increased operating costs there is a reasonable one-time fee charged for the Q-Club program.


Q-Club Staff

StaffThe Q-Club program is run by a trained staff of 25+ counselors and qualified lifeguards. Q-Club also has its own Certified Aquatics Director, Health Director, and Progressive Swimming Instructor. Many of our counselors are enrolled in higher education programs in the pursuit of careers in education and child care. Several of our counselors are returning for multiple years of service. Some were even past Q-Club participants! All Q-Club staff members are American Red Cross certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED. Counselors will plan, lead, and supervise all activities.

The Q-CLUB Staff is made up of the following positions, which meet or exceed NYSDOH requirements:

  • Q-CLUB Camp Director
  • Assistant Camp Director(s)
  • Aquatic Director
  • Health Director/Health Director Designee
  • Bus Drivers
  • Arts & Crafts Director
  • Arts & Crafts Counselors
  • Group Leaders
  • Trip Leaders
  • Park Counselors
  • Trip Chaperones