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Register for Summer Camp 2015
Loudoun Chocolates Galore & More - 2/20
Lifeguard Certification Courses - 2/13-2/15 & 2/27-3/1

Endless Opportunities to Explore, Learn & Create

Click here to register today for Summer Camp 2015!

Camping, like many Y programs, is about learning skills, developing character and making friends. But few environments are as special as camp, where kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities. 

From traditional to specialty, here are the camp programs we are offering at our Y branches across the region. Be sure to sign up early (before space runs out in your camper's favorite program!).

District of Columbia Camps
YMCA Anthony Bowen
YMCA Calomiris
YMCA Capital View
YMCA National Capital

Maryland Camps
YMCA Bethesda/ Ayrlawn
YMCA Bowie
YMCA Potomac Overlook
YMCA Silver Spring

Virginia Camps
YMCA Alexandria
YMCA Arlington
YMCA Loudoun County
YMCA Reston

Giving Has Never Been So Sweet

28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More Gala
Friday, February 20, 2015, 7pm-11pm
Lansdowne Resort, Lansdowne, VA

As seen on FOX5 Morning News, Leesburg TodayNorthern Virginia Magazine and the Loudoun Times!

You're invited to a Charity Gala helping Loudoun County families afford enriching after school and summer camp programs! Since its inception, Chocolates Galore & More has become one of Metropolitan Washington’s most anticipated charity events. Hosted by our Premier Partner Lansdowne Resort, we expect more than 600 leaders, celebrity judges and philanthropists.

Most importantly, it is YMCA Loudoun County’s largest annual fundraiser, which funds scholarships for YMCA programs, ensuring we are serving families who need us most. Stay tuned for our participating restaurants and registration information!

Check out our silent auction items and register today!

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please email Neilsa Brooks to inquire about the levels and benefits.

February 13, 14 & 15 at YMCA Silver Spring
February 27, 28 & March 1, 2015 at YMCA Alexandria

Our Y offers a full lifeguard training course that includes American Red Cross CPR and First Aid, equipment-based rescues for aquatic environments, accident prevention, and decision making skills. This certification, once completed, is valid for two years!

Participants must be 15 years old before completion of the class. Attendance, full participation, and successful completion of written tests and performance of all water skills are required.

Participants must be able to:

  • Swim 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing.
  • Tread water for 2 minutes using only the legs.
  • Swim 20 yards, surface dive, feet-first or head-first, to a depth of 9 feet to retrieve a 10-pound object. Return to the surface and swim 20 yards on the back to return to the starting point with both hands holding the object.
  • Class prerequisites must be completed on the first day of course. Individuals unable to complete them will not be allowed to continue and will be issued a 90% refund.
Register Today!
Click here for information about the YMCA Silver Spring course, and here for the YMCA Alexandria course. Please call Nash at (240)550-7529 with any questions you may have.
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