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Healthy Kids Day - Sat., April 25
Summer Camp 2015 - Your Guide & Details!
Off Site Camp Locations
Summer Camp Employment
Spring Tennis Programs
Birthday Parties at the Y
Lifeguard Course

Saturday, April 25th from 10am-1pm

The Y is all about more. The more support, guidance and opportunities we give kids… the more they can achieve growing up. That’s why we celebrate Healthy Kids Day, our biggest day of the year devoted to helping families develop healthy habits! Over 1,300 Ys across the country are taking part in Healthy Kids Day, holding free community events that feature fun games, active play, community vendors, healthy snacks, educational opportunities and MORE. Join us!

Get Healthy!
  • 10am-1pm - Healthy Eating & Wellness Screenings
  • 10am-1pm - Tennis Demos for Kids ages 5-14 (no experience necessary!)
  • 10am-10:30am - Zumba
  • 10:45am-11:15am - BodyJam
  • 11:30am-11:50am - Gymnastics
  • 12:30pm-12:50pm - Tae Kwon Do
Get Crafty! Activity Stations (10am-1pm)
  • Face Painting
  • PHD Obstacle Course & Active Games
  • Pool Games & Safety
  • Rides & Inflatables
  • Sponge Tennis
  • Summer Camp Activity
Get to Know Our Community (10am-1pm)
  • Discover Local Partners - Suburban Hospital, Autism Awareness, Girl Scouts & Fire Department
  • Discover the Y - Info on Summer Camp, Membership & Adventure Guides

register now for summer camp 2015!
Summer camp registration is open, and we have tons of fun to keep your camper engaged and growing all summer long! From traditional, travel and aquatics programs to specialty, sports and outdoor adventures: there’s something for everyone. Our team is hard at work building amazing and creative programs for your camper. It’s going to be the best summer yet, and we want you to be part of it!

  • Online by clicking on Easy to Enroll
  • In person at YMCA Ayrlawn or YMCA Bethesda
  • Email your registration to ayrlawnemail@ymcadc.org
  • Mail to YMCA Ayrlawn, 5650 Oakmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20817 (Attn: Camp)
Whether you register online or in person, your registration is not complete until we have received the hard copies of your registration forms.

Check out the 2015 Camp Offerings here! We are also proud to offer tennis camps starting June 15th. Click here to register.

Camps are filling up quickly, so register today! Here is a list of the camps that are currently full and accepting a wait list:
  • Archery Week 2
  • Horseback Riding Week 4
  • Horseback Riding Week 8
  • Sports Fanatic Week 6
  • Rock Climbing Week 8

2015 Summer Camp Forms
Summer Camp Registration Form
Medication Authorization Form 
Special Needs Inclusion Form 

Other Camp Resources 
2015 Parent Handbook

We are pleased to announce the locations of our 2015 Off Site Summer Camps!
  • Rockville: Luxmanor Elementary School. 6201 Tilden Lane, Rockville, MD 20852
  • Carderock: Carderock Springs Elementary School. 7401 Persimmon Tree Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817
Registration is filling fast. Don't hesitate, register today!

Summer Employment at SUMMER Camp
YMCA Ayrlawn is looking for team oriented, highly energetic staff who want to make a difference in their community this summer. We are currently accepting applications for the following Summer Camp positions:
  • Junior Summer Camp Counselor (ages 16-17)
  • Summer Camp Counselor (ages 18 and up)
  • Site Directors (ages 21 and up)
  • Travel Camp Counselors (ages 21 and up)
  • Leadership Counselors (ages 20 and up)
  • Gymnastics Camp Counselors (ages 16 and up)
  • Dance Camp Counselors (ages 16 and up)
To apply, please send resumes to Francesca Sayre.

Exciting News about Tennis at the Y

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is proud to announce a partnership with the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) that will give youth and adults access to world-class tennis instruction. Tennis is one of the best sports for mental and physical vigor, and the JTCC will help the Y expand its impact with training at YMCA Bethesda. 

Both junior and adult programs are now being offered on YMCA Bethesda's five outdoor courts. For more information, click on the below links or contact Glenn Gerbino, our Director of Tennis.

Adult Classes
Junior Classes
Free Rally in 10 Program, guaranteed to have beginners on the court in 3 weeks
Private and Semi-Private Lessons also available!

Adult Classes
Junior Classes
Free Rally in 10 Program, guaranteed to have beginners on the court in 3 weeks
Private and Semi-Private Lessons also available!

Summer Camp Programs

Celebrate with Us

Have a birthday coming up soon in your family? Let us take care of everything for you! From set up to clean up, the YMCA will host your party for you. Check out what we can do to help your child's special day be even more special for you. For more information, please contact Francesca Sayre. Dates are booking up quickly, come in and schedule your party soon.

Lifeguard Course

Participants will be certified by the American Red Cross or through the Y of the USA Lifeguarding Program. Certifications are valid for two years. This 40-hour course includes infant, child, and adult CPR as well as the Basic First Aid Certification. Participants will be learning material in both in the classroom as well as in the water. Participants must be 16 years old by the last day of the course and be able to pass a swim fitness test. For more information, please contact Annie Riddle-Wilder!
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