Posts Tagged ‘Children and Youth Services’

Summer Camp 2021 registration opens January 2 at 9 a.m. online. Look for the Camp Edition of the Playbook on the City of Decatur website on or after December 10 to plan and select your camps for Summer 2021.  Note: The City will use a new software system for camp registration in January 2021. See instructions below for how to create a new family profile in CommunityPass.

How to prepare for Summer Camp Registration:

  1. Create Your City of Decatur Family Account in CommunityPass – the City’s new software for Active Living and Children and Youth Services programs.  Visit the CommunityPass website and select “Create an Account”.
  2. Add family members to the account in the My Account > Account Information area.  Ensure all campers have been entered.
  3. Complete the Summer Camp Information and Release Form before January 2 at 9 am. The form is a pre-requisite to registering for camp so completing it ahead of time will expedite your registration.
  4. Spend some time with the Camp Playbook and map out some first and second choices for each camper in your household.  Check out pages 10-11 for week by week camp options, grades and ages, etc.

Questions about camp registration for 2021 or the new CommunityPass software?  Contact cys@decaturga.com.

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Make it a Camp-tastic Summer with City of Decatur summer camps!  Many camps are full and filling up for the summer season (June 2 – August 1) but there are still some spaces available.  Be sure to pick up the March Playbook and visit WebTrac to see which camps have room for your camper. Questions? Call 404-378-1082 to speak with Children and Youth Services staff.

Check out the following Camp-tastic camps:


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Want to visit the Georgia Aquarium at a discount and support the city’s Children and Youth Services (CYS) day camp and summer camp programs all at the same time? For every 25 tickets purchased through this link, Decatur’s Children and Youth Services programs will earn one free admission for use by a future camper.

The details:

SAVE 10%
On the Price of Admission at
The World’s Largest Aquarium
Courtesy of: Decatur Children and Youth Services

Purchase tickets here: www.georgiaaquarium.org/cys

Print your tickets and reserve your Dolphin Tales show time
• No waiting in line to purchase tickets
• These tickets include Dolphin Tales and 4D Deepo Movie
Ga Sales Tax and service charge are NOT included in ticket price
This is an INTERNET offer only and is not valid for use at the ticket windows at the Georgia Aquarium

Offer Valid from April 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014


Decatur Children and Youth Services Link Coupon


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With more winter weather headed Decatur’s way, city officials continue to monitor the situation. As of this posting, tomorrow’s Municipal Court hearings will be held. and all after school programs will be open. Children and Youth Services is working closely with City Schools of Decatur and an update will be posted here on the Decatur Minute should anything change.

UPDATE:  City Schools of Decatur are now closed tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 11, so all after school programs are cancelled.

Trash & recycling pick up is expected to occur tomorrow as regularly scheduled.

Tomorrow morning’s Red Hatters Valentine’s event at the Decatur Recreation Center is cancelled, as are Tuesday’s evening programs. All Wednesday Recreation Center activities are cancelled.

There is the potential for power outages over the next few days, especially if precipitation freezes Tuesday night. If you have emergency equipment or electronics that need to be charged, please charge them now so you are prepared in case the power does go out.

Please remember to check on your neighbors, and call the police non-emergency line if you or they require assistance: 404-373-6551.

One final reminder: If you have ice melt/de-icer, please go ahead and pre-treat sidewalks in front of your home or business and help keep them clear as the weather worsens. It is possible that by Wednesday morning Decatur could have half an inch or so of snow. Please continue to check The Decatur Minute for weather updates and safety tips.


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Twenty-three Kindergarten through 5th graders participated in yesterday’s Polar Camp at the Decatur Recreation Center. Children & Youth Services provided a warm, safe environment to play games, tell stories, and most important, get out of the house!

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Polar bears photographed by the NOAA's National Ocean Service (not in Decatur)

Polar bears photographed by the NOAA’s National Ocean Service (not in Decatur)

UPDATE: Please bring a lunch for each child you drop off at Polar Camp.

It’s still really cold out, and City Schools of Decatur will be closed tomorrow. For City of Decatur residents looking for something for the little polar bears (aka children) to do, there will be a special Polar Camp tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St.

Polar Camp is first-come, first served for a limited number of City of Decatur students in Kindergarten through fifth grade only. There is no cost for Polar Camp for Decatur residents. Parents will need to fill out registration and health forms when dropping off campers who are not already enrolled in after school programs.

For more information, please call Children and Youth Services at 404-378-1082.

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