YMCA Silver Spring

Summer Day Camps Classes Offered at YMCA Silver Spring

Art Camps

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Artistic Expression

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Get ready to be transformed into the most famous artists from around the world! Enjoy creating a unique imitation of each artist’s style. Develop your creativity with Vincent Van Gogh—the possibilities are endless. Campers will be divided by age group.
 
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Beads, Bracelets & Jewelry Making

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Design and create your own personalized jewlery and accesories.  Create jewlery using FIMO clay, pre-made beads, and more.  Make pins, bracelets, necklaces, earings and hair ornaments.

 
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Cool Crafts

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Create crafty creations! Develop your creativity with drawing, painting, sculpting and many more cool arts & crafts projects. This hands-on camp will introduce the creative camper to dabbling in drawing, plaster of paris, paper mache, clay characters and more! Please send children in appropriate clothing that allows for freedom of expression or send a smock.
 
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Fun & Funky Art

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This camp is perfect for the arts and crafts lover who enjoys creating and finishing really fun art projects. Campers will create dream boxes, face masks, and mini scrapbooks. Camper will also make beaded jewelry, candles, tie-dye t-shirts, and create with henna body art.
 
 

Dance Camps

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Ballet/Modern Dance

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Dancers will learn a mixture of basic to intermediate ballet and modern dance, techniques and stretches. Campers will work on increasing their flexibility, strength and coordination. All levels are welcome! All campers should come prepared with ballet shoes or socks and ballet leotards or comfortable clothing in which to dance.
 
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Cheerleading

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These camps offer a fun-filled sports environment with an emphasis on team work, sportsmanship, and basic fundamentals.  Part of the day will be spent on your camper’s sport focus where they will focus on stretching, warm-ups, skill and drills, educational games, and scrimmages.  For the rest of the day, campers will experience all the other great activities the YMCA has to offer. Campers will create their next masterpiece in arts and crafts, explore nature and science, take a dip in one of our many pools, and so much more.  This is a great way for campers to add even more variety into their summer camp experience for your future All-American athlete. 
 
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Tumble & Twirl

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Tumble and Twirl is especially designed fir those who would like to try both tumbling and dance. Campers will improve their strength, flexibility, and coordination by being introduced to the fundamentals of both dance and tumbling. Parents are invited to come to a small presentation Friday afternoon to see what their campers have learned.

 
 

Leadership/Teen

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Counselor In Training

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At the Y, we help youth set and achieve their personal and educational goals. They gain confidence as they recognize the Y as a place where they belong and can feel comfortable exploring new interests and passions. A unique program designed especially for teenagers and a careful balance of program components has been created to foster creativity, adventure, peer interaction, leadership skills, values clarification and friendships that will last a lifetime.  
 
 

Science & Technology Camps

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LEGO Robotics

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Design, build, and program robotic cars, animals and creatures! Use Legos to explore, investigate, experiment, question and build engaging hands-on science activities.
 
 

Specialty Camps

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Chess

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Checkmate! Have you ever been stumped with how the chess pieces move? Have no fear! Chess camp will teach you the basics. Chess players will learn the different chess pieces and how they work. Players learn basic strategies and good sportsmanship.
 
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Creative Writing

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Whether you will write the next great novel or just an exciting short story, this camp will help you get your creative juices flowing. Bring your writing home to share with your family!
 
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Delicious Delights

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Campers really get cooking in this introduction to the culinary arts where they learn to create fun things that you can eat! Incorporating cleanliness, nutrition, cooking terms, measuring, helping, creating, sharing and EATING, this camp allows children to become little chefs. From chopping up to cleaning up, it's all food for thought. Please send campers in appropiate clothing or an apron that allows for freedom of expression.

 
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Exploring the World

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Pack your bags as we go on a fantastic journey “around the world. “Travel” to different places by learning games, crafts, recipes, and stories from all over the world! Please send campers in appropriate clothing that allows for freedom of expression or send a smock.
 
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Karate Camp

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Learn the basics of karate in this exciting safe camp.  Campers will participate in daily warm-up exercises, basic kicks, blocks and stances.  They will also learn self discipline, confidence, teamwork and making good choices.  A demonstration will take place the last day of camp for parents and families. 
 
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Kinder-Kamp

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A traditional multi-themed camp for your pre-kindergarten child. All children must be completely toilet trained (no pull-ups). Low staff-to-child ratios ensure a safe and fun learning environment where children can grow, create, experiment and discover. Playground water play is also included.
 
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LEGO Adventure

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Enter the woderful world of Legos to explore, investigate, experiment, question and build engaging hands on-science activities.
 
 

Sports Camps

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Badminton

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This camp will teach campers Badminton FUNdamentals - grips, serves, lifts, clears, drops and fun and fancy footwork. Badminton is a great way to develop hand-eye coordination while having a ton of fun - no experience necessary! Join the Y BirdY team and come on down to Badminton Camp!
 
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Basketball

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These camps offer a fun-filled sports environment with an emphasis on team work, sportsmanship, and basic fundamentals.  Part of the day will be spent on your camper’s sport focus where they will focus on stretching, warm-ups, skill and drills, educational games, and scrimmages.  For the rest of the day, campers will experience all the other great activities the YMCA has to offer. Campers will create their next masterpiece in arts and crafts, explore nature and science, take a dip in one of our many pools, and so much more.  This is a great way for campers to add even more variety into their summer camp experience for your future All-American athlete. 
 
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Dodgeball

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A classic game with classic fun.  Enjoy the original and add-in some crazy, mixed up versions of kickball too for a week of high flying fun. Children will learn many ways to play dodgeball, not just the way we learned when we were children. They will play Dr. Dodgeball, torpedo, rolling, and elimination.  Age appropriate balls and rules will be used.
 
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Pee-Wee Sports

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For Campers who love all sports this is the camp for you. Campers will enjoy a variety of sports like T-ball, soccer, basketball, kickball and other fun activities.
 
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Soccer

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These camps offer a fun-filled sports environment with an emphasis on team work, sportsmanship, and basic fundamentals.  Part of the day will be spent on your camper’s sport focus where they will focus on stretching, warm-ups, skill and drills, educational games, and scrimmages.  For the rest of the day, campers will experience all the other great activities the YMCA has to offer. Campers will create their next masterpiece in arts and crafts, explore nature and science, take a dip in one of our many pools, and so much more.  This is a great way for campers to add even more variety into their summer camp experience for your future All-American athlete. 
 
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Sports Mania Sr.

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Campers will play a variety of sports in a pressure-free and fun environment. This camp will include traditional sports such as basketball and football as well as some non-conventional sports such as ultimate Frisbee and horseshoes. This is a high energy camp to end out the summer!!
 
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Track & Field

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Sprint to the finish. There will be no hurdles in the way of fun as we race to practice the various events of track and field. Campers will learn stretching to train muscles, drills to increase stamina and more.
 
 

Traditional Camps

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"Thingamajig" Invention Camp

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Aloha Splash

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We are celebrating the summer Hawaiian style. Campers will participate in water and land games, learn water safety, make fun beach scene crafts, and learn water science. Campers will be divided by age groups.
 
 
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