New This Year:

NEW LOCATION:
The Yunion is excited to announce our new partnership with Wayne State University’s College of Fine Performing and Communication Arts.  This year’s camp will be held on the university’s esteemed campus in collaboration with the Maggie Allesee Department of Theater and Dance.

NEW CAMP AGES:
New this year, due to the intensive instruction and fast paced learning environment of our camp, we are now enrolling students who are ages 11-14.  As usual, we require proof of age when registering.


WHAT:

Give your children ages 11-14 an incredible experience this summer at
The Yunion’s Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Day Camp

AGES:

The Yunion’s Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Day Camp is for children ages 11-14

WHEN:

July 9th through August 3rd, 2018
Monday- Friday, 9:00-am-3:00-pm
(Latch-Key available 8:00-9:00-am and 3:00-4:00-pm)

ENDING CAMP PRODUCTION:
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Below is last year’s ending camp production performance.

WHERE:

Wayne State University
480 W. Hancock
Old Main Building
Detroit, MI 48202

MANDATORY PARENT DAY
(1) Parent Open House
(2) Parental Advisory Training

Saturday, July 7th, 2018, 12-noon to 3:00-pm.
Wayne State University
480 W. Hancock
Old Main Building
Detroit, MI 48202

More details below on the parent open house & orientation.

MORE INFORMATION:

Expand the topics below to discover more information about this amazing summer camp!

SEEN ENOUGH?

Go straight to the easy & secure online registration form which also gives the option to apply for a scholarship.

SECURITY STATEMENT

All our online forms & transactions use
secure 128-bit SSL encryption.

REFUND POLICY

See the FAQ section below for details.


How to Register

2018 Registration

Parents may register their children for camp three ways:  online, in-person, or by postal mail.  Expand the topics below for more details for each method.  Parents may also apply for the camp scholarship these three ways as well.

Register In-Person

To register in-person, please follow these directions:

  1. Download forms
  2. Print the form out and fill it out completely and neatly (legibly) using a dark pen. Be sure you sign your signature where indicated.
  3. Drop Off your form with cash, money or check to our office to this address:

The Yunion Inc.
c/o Keys 2 Life Summer Camp
111 East Kirby Street
Detroit Michigan 48202
Office: (313) 870-9771
Fax: (313) 870-9772

Register by Mail

To register by mail, please follow these directions:

  1. Download forms:
  2. Print the form out and fill it out completely and neatly (legibly) using a dark pen. Be sure you sign your signature where indicated.
  3. Mail your form with payment.  Payment should be money order or check payable to The Yunion at the address below.  Please do not mail cash.  Be sure to put a stamp on the envelope.  Must be postmarked before the registration deadline.

The Yunion Inc.
c/o Keys 2 Life Summer Camp
111 East Kirby Street
Detroit Michigan 48202
Office: (313) 870-9771
Fax: (313) 870-9772

Register Online

Our online camp registration is convenient and secure.  Just click the link below to begin.

ONLINE CAMP REGISTRATION:  click here.

SCHOLARSHIP NOTE: To apply for a scholarship, click here.


Camp Details

Parent Open House/Parental Advisory Training (Mandatory)

  • WHAT:  Mandatory Parent Open House/Parental Advisory Training
  • WHEN: Saturday, July 7th, 2018, from 12PM-noon to 3PM EST
  • WHERE: Wayne State University, 480 W. Hancock Old Main Building Detroit, MI 48202
  • DETAILS: Parents are encouraged to come “solo” and leave participants at home. If it is absolutely necessary to bring students, we will have some “light” activities in an adjacent room while parents are in their open house and training.
  • MORE INFO:  For more information, please call 313.870.9771

Why Mandatory?

In order for students to receive a scholarship, it is mandatory for all parents to attend the Parent Training & Orientation. You will not only receive vital information about camp, but you will also be educated on the current trends in mass media that affects youth today through our “Parental Advisory” Training. Upon completion of the training, you will receive the scholarship award letter. Please note: failure to attend will result in the revoking of the scholarship, and the balance of the original camp price of $400 will be owed.

Appropriate Ages

IMPORTANT!  NEW CAMP AGES THIS YEAR!

Now Serving Middle-School Students Ages 11-14.

Due to the intensive instruction and fast paced learning environment of our camp, we are now enrolling students who are age 11-14.  Students must be entering into grade six or higher in the Fall of 2018 and proof of age is required.

Students will be required to demonstrate a willingness to learn and grow and are expected to be timely, professional, and adaptable to a fast-paced environment. Only students with a strong interest in music and the arts should apply for this camp. Enrollment is first come first serve so we encourage you to submit as early as possible.

Camp Curriculum

The Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Camp is focused on the development of the whole child. The sessions take a multi-faceted approach to include music and artistic development as well as youth development.

  • DJing
  • Music Production & Beat Making
  • Recording
  • Purpose of Music
  • Using Performance to Build Self Esteem
  • Dance
  • Song Writing
  • Spoken Word Poetry
  • Mixing & Editing
  • Marketing and Promotion
  • Creation of Music
  • Drama
  • Theatre
  • Evidence-Based Prevention and Life Skills training
  • Tutoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Engagement
  • Cultural and Fun Field Trips

In addition, the camp will end with a closing showcase (performance/exhibition) to demonstrate what participants have learned.

Video: Keys 2 Life Music Video

Watch a video clip of last year’s Keys 2 Life students’ camp performance, The Second Before. Students culminated four (4) weeks of training into a professionally produced show that included singing, beat-making and production, dance, theater, rap, and more! They were AWE inspiring! Check it out!

Video: Last Year’s Camp Highlights (Video)

Take a look at last year’s Keys 2 Life Camp highlight video!

Video: Sample Session

Sample Session

All Keys 2 Life sessions are principle and prevention based. This session is on the life application of song writing. Facilitator Charyse “Mahogany Jones” Bailey stresses to Keys 2 Life students at George Washington Carver the importance of creating a “life song” that will convey to others their true character and not what the media portrays them to be.

Program Experience

Program Description

The Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Camp is an intensive 4-week program that serves as an expansion of The Yunion’s Keys 2 Life Mentoring through Music prevention and life skills after-school curriculum. Keys 2 Life, established in 2010, is a music based program that teaches prevention of and abstention from negative experiences such as substance abuse, pre-marital sex, and teen pregnancy by targeting middle school students with a strong interest in the arts and music industry.

The camp will take place at Wayne State University’s Campus in the College of Fine Performing and Communication Arts.  In the heart of Midtown Detroit, the location will allow students to take advantage of some of the city’s most riches assets of culture and the arts! Participants will participate in educational and cultural field trips such as visiting the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Institute of Music Education, and the Motown Museum. Programming will run 5 days a week, Monday-Friday for four consecutive weeks from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Latch-key is available from 8:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Keys 2 Life camp experience will provide participants with evidence-based prevention curriculum while encouraging, educating, and empowering youth through key principles in music, poetry, and dance.  Returning students will participate in leadership development training and/or prevention and life skills curriculum. Students will be placed with a professionally trained instructor that will help nurture their talents and abilities in their specific area of interest. Those who commit to this program will be enriched socially, academically, psychologically and of course artistically.

Register Online

Our online camp registration is convenient and secure.  Just click the link below to begin.

ONLINE CAMP REGISTRATION:  click here.

SCHOLARSHIP NOTE: To apply for a scholarship, click here.


Cost

Do you require camp payments to be made up front?

Installment payments can be made at your discretion up until June 30, 2018. If registration is not paid in full by this date, your registration will voided. Refunds will not be provided after June 1st 2018.

What is the deadline to apply for a scholarship?

There are only 75 scholarships available and they are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. The earliest you can apply is April 1, 2018. If you prefer, you may register without a scholarship.

How much is the scholarship?

All scholarships are $400. Both new & returning students are eligible to apply for a scholarship. However, SCHOLARSHIPS ARE LIMITED. There are only 75 available this year. If you are interested in a scholarship, apply ASAP as they are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. If you are not awarded a scholarship, the camp fee will be the normal $600.

How much does the camp cost?

Without a scholarship, the price of our intensive, high-quality camp experience costs a total of $600.00.  You may pay full price of $600 or apply for a scholarship on the online registration form.

In conjunction with area sponsors (listed at the bottom of this page), The Yunion is able to award scholarships to select parents. Parents can save even more (in addition to the scholarship) by registering for camp early. Those savings and registration periods are outlined below.

 

2018 Camp Cost

 

Registration Period


2018 Dates


Original Camp Cost


Cost with Scholarship


Your Total Cost


Early Bird Registration
(Save an Extra $75)


April 1 to May 15


$600


$200*


$125


Registration


May 16 to June 30


$600


$200*


$200



*Scholarships are not guaranteed and are given on a first-come first-serve basis.


FAQs

What if I have other questions or would like more information?

Please call us at 313-870-9771.

What happens if I can’t pick up my child on time at the end of the camp day?

Please call us to inform us of your late arrival as soon as possible. While we do understand that “life happens” it is important that every child is picked up promptly at 3:00 p.m. each day, unless you have arranged for your child to attend latchkey.

Any child not picked up by 4:05 p will be charged $1 per minute following. No child should be dropped off before 7:55am as the building will not have supervision available until latch key starts at 8am.

In the instance that late pick up is repetitive, your child may be dis-enrolled from the program (without refund) due to non-compliance.

How do I enroll my child in latchkey and what is the cost?

Your child will be enrolled in latchkey if you indicate latchkey as a choice on the enrollment application. Please indicate what latchkey times you are interested in. Latchkey is $2.50 per day per time slot (8:00-9:00 am and 3:00- 4:00 pm). Payment is due for latchkey at the end of each week by cash.

How do I become an event or program sponsor?

If you would like to become a sponsor and have us add your logo to our website or promotional materials, please contact The Yunion headquarters.

How Can I Give a Donation to Sponsor a Child for Summer Camp?

Click here for more information.

How Can Someone Become a Yunion Volunteer?

We are always excited when someone is prompted to help us, help youth and young adults! If you are interested in having your name added to our list for possible future efforts, please contact us.

What is the Refund and Cancellation Policy?

Refunds will be processed up to June 10th. Due to the significantly reduced cost of the camp, please note that once camp begins, we cannot process refunds or deductions if students are absent for any reason. There will be no exceptions to this policy.

What is the scholarship being offered and how can my child be eligible?

Scholarships are offered for the Keys 2 Life Camp by our generous sponsors to help offset the cost for parents in order to reduce financial barriers that may prevent youth from participating in a quality summer camp experience. The amount of the scholarship is $500.00, which means out of pocket, the first 75 parents only have to pay $100.00 for the full 4 weeks of camp. Both new and returning students are eligible for a scholarship this year. However, there are only 75 scholarships available and they are given on a first come-first serve basis. Registration must be completed in order to secure a scholarship. Click here to apply for a scholarship.

What is your Registration Policy & Procedure?

You will need to reserve your child’s place in the program by completing the registration form and paying the fee in full or participating in the weekly payment plan option. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. You may register by mailing or hand delivering completed registration forms and payment in the form of cash, money order, or cashiers check. Preference will be given to students who have never participated in the Yunion’s Keys 2 Life or S.W.A.G. (Student’s with Awareness and Goals) programming. However, there will be a limited number of spots reserved for students that have taken part in our programs in the past. Proof of age is also required when registering.  Acceptable documentation includes a birth certificate or a current school transcript or class schedule that has the child’s date of birth on it. If registering by mail or hand-delivery, please attach a copy of the age verification documentation with your forms. If you are an on-line registrant, please send proof of age documentation via mail, hand-delivery, or fax at 313-870-9772.

What will my child get out of this experience?

Here are some benefits for children who attend the Keys2Life Performing Arts Summer Day Camp:

  • Increased knowledge of music’s influence on ideas about self and on decision-making
  • Increased knowledge of risk factors associated with HIV, other sexually transmitted diseases, and substance abuse
  • Exposure to various aspects of the music industry (writing, recording, production, performance, marketing, etc.)
  • Development of portfolio and audition materials to support future endeavors in the arts.
  • Development of self-motivation, self-confidence, and positive decision making skills

“The Yunion would like to thank all of our partners and sponsors for the Keys 2 Life Performing Arts Summer Camp!”

Interested in becoming an event or program sponsor? Please contact The Yunion headquarters.

 
Family & Youth Services Bureau
Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
Wayne County